Etcetera: New World School of the Arts BFA Exhibition in Collaboration with Mana Contemporary Miami

Friday, April 12, 2019

Public Reception
Saturday, April 13, 2019

April 17–19, 2019

777 Mall Special Reception
April 20, 7–11PM

32 SE 1st Street
Miami, FL 33132


Etcetera: New World School of the Arts BFA Exhibition in Collaboration with Mana Contemporary Miami

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Etcetera showcases cutting-edge art by 2019’s New World School of the Arts BFA graduates. Curated by the program’s dean, Maggy Cuesta, and gallerist Fredric Snitzer, it highlights work by 24 artists of divergent disciplines, and focuses on explorations of hybridity. The public reception will feature refreshments and live music.

Etcetera is hosted by Mana Contemporary in five separate downtown Miami locations, which, according to Cuesta, “affords each student more exhibition space, providing a larger canvas for their body of work.” Building on an existing collaboration with Mana, NWSA aims to strengthen downtown Miami’s status as an arts hub. “In moving these studios to 777 Flagler,” Cuesta explained, “Artseen—in collaboration with Mana—will continue to offer close to two dozen spaces to NWSA’s college senior artists.”

Eugene Lemay, Artistic Director of Mana Contemporary, said “We are thrilled to be collaborating with New World School of the Arts. Providing studios to communities of working artists is at the core of Mana’s mission, and it is a privilege for us to be able to offer NWSA students exhibition space in downtown Miami’s blossoming arts district. Etcetera marks a deepening of Mana’s engagement with the school and the city, augmenting the area’s status as a cultural hub.”

Diane Amaya, Gabriela Beltran, Maria Benitez, Carla Camejo, Annette Delgado, Faith Falodun, Maria Franco, Corey-Lynn Gomez, Alexis Hotchner, Jean Lopez, Lissette Lopez, Michael Lopez, Marianela Manzanilla, Oscar Medrano, Yusimy Lara Menendez, Nicole Mijares, Kara Nettleton, Patrick Olson, Keila Pimienta, Doralis Ponce, Lisbet Romero, Holli Salazar, Chazney Thomas, and Juan Urbina

At New World School of the Arts, visual arts students explore and develop their own creative visions with the guidance of a distinguished faculty of practicing artists. Through training in traditional and new media, students develop their skills and gain a sophisticated understanding of the role of art and design in society. Areas of concentration include drawing, electronic media, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Information about the program is available by calling 305 237 3620, by visiting, or by calling the main office at 305 235 3135.

Created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts, NWSA provides a comprehensive program of creative and academic development through a curriculum that reflects the multicultural character of the state. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music, and Theater, NWSA offers four-year BFA and BM college degrees, and the high school diploma. Through its rigorous curriculum and conservatory-style teaching, NWSA empowers its students to become leaders in the arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and the University of Florida.

Photo: Yusimy Lara, Rockanisms. Rocks, 2018. Animal and plant parts, concrete, steel, asphalt, and rope. Dimensions variable. Photo: Maggy Cuesta

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