THE WIRTZ GALLERY
Located in the lobby of the FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SOUTH MIAMI, each month The Wirtz Gallery exhibits local and international artists. Gallery hours are: Monday – Thursday, 9a-4p; Friday, 9a-6p. Artist receptions are generally held on the second Friday of the month from 6-7p, and are open to the public. The bank is located at 5750 Sunset Drive, South Miami.
During the month of August, the gallery is exhibiting works by members of the bank staff and their families. Five of the arts presenting are: Joseph Arnaez, a self-taught wood worker, creates unique concepts and turns them into layered wooden masterpieces.
Sandra Conde, front desk Ambassador of Customer Service, has her two children exhibiting in the gallery. Amanda, 18 years, is a self-taught photographer who one day just picked up a camera and was able to capture the personality and feelings of her subjects. Son William, 24 years, is an artist by nature who does portraits, sketches and anime drawings but by trade he is a graphic designer which is his passion.
Photographer Hector Garcia, a Treasury Services Representative, says that “I don’t want people to look at my pictures and say that they wish they were there. I want them to come with me and discover wild Miami.” [email protected]_tours”
Jennifer Gonzalez, Regional Operations Manager and Personal Banking Officer, created this piece as a high school senior in 1996. She notes “We were given the task of recreating an original work. I was immediately drawn to Michael Wright’s shapes and vibrant colors. It was a great experience to take on the challenge, and I think I was able to make it very much my own.”
AREA STAGE COMPANY
AREA STAGE COMPANY (ASC) is an award-winning professional theatre company that for almost three decades has staged provocative, world-class theatre and musicals. ASC has produced plays, musicals, and original works, becoming one of South Florida’s most influential theatre companies. In addition to housing a professional theatre company, ASC has a professional level conservatory with classes, workshops, and performance opportunities for young, aspiring performers and the Inclusion Theatre Project, a theatre program for people with special needs.
Learn more about our programs, career opportunities, upcoming auditions, current season of productions, and more by exploring our website at www.areastagecompany.com | 1560 S. Dixie Hwy | 305.666.2078
COMING IN OUR OCTOBER / NOVEMBER ISSUE
The ARTS IN SOMI feature will present highlights of programming at our neighbors at UM’s Ring Theatre, the Frost School of Music and the Lowe Art Museum, the season announcement of the Epiphany Concert Series, and art installations at area businesses and community institutions.