Aspiring Art Students Showcase Their Work at The Ritz-Carlton in Coconut Grove

By: Kara Franker


Leading up to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, a group of talented art students are exhibiting their work at The Ritz.

Ten students from the Academy of Arts and Minds magnet high school in Miami, will showcase a myriad of art inspired by Florida marine life, all under the tutelage of six professional artists.

The two-part mentoring series begins at the Miami Seaquarium with a private workshop led by professional artists from the Coconut Grove Arts Festival including: 

  • Kristin Holeman (jewelry/photography)
  • Ed King (painting)
  • Paul Marcellini (photography)
  • Jackie Roch (printmaking and drawing)
  • Alexander Mijares (painting)
  • Beau Tudzarov (digital)

The workshop provides the students a one-on-one opportunity to discuss future careers with the professionals. Folowing the interactive workshop, students, along with the visiting artist mentors will showcase a piece of artwork at an exclusive, gallery exhibition at The Ritz-Carlton in Coconut Grove.

When: Wed., Feb. 5, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

If You Go: Event includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, champagne and valet parking. RSVP required by calling (305) 365-4528. The Ritz-Carlton is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove, Fla. For additional information please visit

Coconut Grove Arts Festival: The 51st annual art festival will be held February 15-17, 2014. Admission is $15 per person or $5 for residents in the 33133 zip code. For more information visit

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