NO SIGNAL BFA show provokes thoughtfulness at CIFO Gallery

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New World 2018 BFA art work.NO SIGNAL, New World School of the Arts’ 2018 BFA final visual arts showcase is a group exhibition highlighting a variety of works from 22 visual artists of divergent disciplines, professionally curated by NWSA dean of the visual arts program, Maggy Cuesta and gallerist Fredric Snitzer. A culmination of four years of intensive study, NO SIGNAL is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of a bold and dynamic group of emerging artists from whose objective for this exhibition is to explore and exploit hybridity in various ways.
 

Opening Reception: Friday, April 6; 7 PM-10 PM. Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), 1018 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Free and open to the public.
Show is on view April 6 – April 15; 10 AM-6 PM by appointment.

The artists exhibiting in NO SIGNAL approach their art practices from various media and contextual vantage points, each disrupting conventions in unique ways and broadcasting their individual signals so strongly they are each impossible to ignore. The resulting exhibition brings a cacophony of visual delights and provokes thoughtfulness in gallery visitors, encouraging introspection and reflection through captivation and creativity. NO SIGNAL offers Miamians an alternative space to plug in and engage with art. Participating BFA college seniors include:
 
Rodrigo Camacho, Antonio Curry-Coffee, Francisco Flor, Stephanie Eti Hadad, Erik Hernandez, Kali Geiger, Alexis Gonzalez, Nniza Grant, Valeria Guillén, Ramses Loaces, Ashley Lopez, Alec Kreisberg, Maileen Marcos, Ketty Zi Merino, Audrey Mercer, Charlie Montrope, Patricia Monclus, Nicole Marie Rivero, Rafael Rodriguez, Melanie Sarria, Andrew Williams, Mateo Serna Zapata.
 
About NWSA: A Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development through a curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theater, NWSA offers four-year BFA and BM college degrees, as well as the high school diploma. Through its rigorous curriculum and conservatory-style teaching NWSA empowers its students to become leaders in the arts. New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.
 
About NWSA’s Visual Arts program: At New World School of the Arts, visual arts students are able to explore and develop their personal artistic and aesthetic vision while being guided by a dynamic and distinguished faculty who are all practicing artists. Through disciplined training in traditional and new media, students also develop new skills and refine others while gaining invaluable understanding of the roles of art and design in society. Areas of concentration in visual arts include Drawing, Electronic Media, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Information about the NWSA Visual Arts program is available by calling 305-237-3620, by visiting http://nwsa.mdc.edu/ or by calling the main office at 305-235-3135.
 
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