Ivonne Gomez

Ivonne speaks about her work:
"I would tend to say that my first love affair was with a crayon and a white piece of paper.  Ever since I can remember, picking up a pen, crayon or colored pencil and letting my brain waver with thoughts superf

Yogi Box

 Wood box, carved and painted. Yogi boxes came after a weekly yoga class that I started taking about six months ago.  I was so inspired by the way the instructor closes the class, and a big part of it is the tonal quality of her voice, she always states “there is nothing to add, nothing to substract, you are perfect”.  What a mantra for a pseudo perturbed Cuban.  I came home and created the little yogi. Soon I was giving him/her/it away to friends and placing it on top of small boxes with inspirational quotes. So, in honor of my yoga instructor, the illustrious Rhonda, I bring you, the Yogi Box.  Each box is hand carved, you will notice that all lines are composed of dots, I am still currently teaching myself how to use the tool.  It has a nasty habit of getting a tad bit hot and my small digits take quick offense. The figures are created in clay, baked, glossed and placed on the box after the box has been stained.  Depending on the size of the piece this can take anywhere from 5 hours to a day or two.

Price: $65.00 USD

Théo Tobiasse

Théo Tobiasse, a world-renowned artist, was born in Israel (then Palestine) in 1927 and died in 2012.  Brought to Paris as a child, he created his earliest drawings before World War II and spent the crucial years of his youth hiding from th

AMERICA, a limited edition lithography by artist Theo Tobiasse

Aida Levitan, Ph.D. President of ArtesMiami, Inc., will donate to ArtesMiami the proceeds of the sale of AMERICA, a limited edition lithography by the world-renowned Israeli-French artist Theo Tobiasse. The work is beautifully framed in gold; it is 50x40 inches (127x102 cm) and it is numbered 18/175. Tobiasse signed the lithography on the lower right. For information, please contact Miguel Angel Guerrero, Guerrero Galeríain Coral Gables, at +1.786.773.3282 or miguelangel@guerrerogaleria.es.

Price: $9000.00 USD


Several authors

Author: Several authors

La Ciudad de la Unidad Posible

Poetry is alive and well thanks to the Miami- based non-profit publishing organization Editorial Ultramar. La Ciudad de la Unidad Posible (Miami, 2009), is a diverse collection of South Florida Spanish- language poetry. The title of the book is inspired by a phrase from Espacio, a poem in prose by Juan Ramún Jiménez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. With this phrase, Jimé nez described the Miami of the 1940s.

The collection is the result of a contest among South Florida poets from various Hispanic origins. Close to 100 poets submitted five poems each, and a jury of literary critics and experts selected 32 poets and 107 poems for inclusion in the book. Award-winning Spanish novelist Carlos Rojas wrote the preface, in which he analyzes the poems and the poets in the book, pointing out that they, like Dante Allighieri, are influenced by their separation from their country of origin but, unlike other writers, do it say a word of hate against those responsible for their exile. As critic Willliam Navarrete has pointed out, there is a sense of loss, absence, of questions without answer, when the poets face the city in which destiny has placed them. But the pain also results in the humor or irony reflected in some of the poems.

Poems by:

Armando Alvarez-Bravo
Angel Antonio Moreno
Silvio Ambrogi
Manuel Castro
Francisco J. Corces
Julie de Grandy
Rodrigo de la Luz
Julió Estorino
Orlando Ignacio Fernandez
Ramón Fernandez-Larrea
Alejandra Ferrazza
Dennis Forton
Marlene Fuentes
Teresita Herrera Muióa
Magda Kraw
Félix Lizarraga
Rodolfo Martínez Sotomayor
Mariblanca Quiónes
Ernesto Ravelo
Janisset Rivero
Orlando Rossardi
José Soroa

The Aetna Foundation, Dr. Aida Levitan, Victoria London, the Center of the Florida Literary Arts of Miami Dade College and Books & Books have contributed to the publication of La Ciudad de la Unidad Posible.