Inspired By

“Inspired By”
Runs from February 6 – March 7, 2020
Artist Reception – Thursday, February 6 • 6 p.m.
Open to the Public

February 6 – March 7, 2020

Inspired By

The Coral Springs Museum of Art presents an exhibition  demonstrating the artist’s individuality and creativity brought about by personal inspiration.  This open theme, open media   exhibition asks artists to complete the sentence:  “My work is inspired by_______________.”

ABOUT THE JUROR

Harumi Abe is a Japanese native artist from Tokorozawa, Saitama, who has lived in South Florida nearly half of her life. Her current series of work, “Shakkei”  are abstracted landscape paintings, layered images and memories emerge as fresh perspectives on Florida and Japan. Abe paints visual topography of her inner self and sense of belonging to both places. Finding unity in a balanced, emotional palette, the artist’s relationship to these prismatic landscapes is magnified by “borrowing” from the regions to create meaningful connections with her beloved homelands.

Abe has actively shown her works in South Florida and recently presented at Walgreen windows project by Oolite Arts, AIRIE Nest in the Everglades National Park, Lee Wagener gallery in the Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood Airport, and Hollywood Art and Culture Center. Her works are collected by the Girls Club Collection, Liza and Arturo Mosquera Collection and other private collections. Abe received South Florida Cultural Consortium in 2008 and attended residencies at South Florida Art Center (Oolite Arts), Vermont Studio Center, Everglades Artist and Residence Program and Dickinson House Residency in Belgian. Abe holds an MFA from Florida International University. She was an adjunct professor teaching art at many south Florida Colleges and was a full time, painting professor at Savannah College of Art and Design. Currently, she is working from her home studio in Hollywood, FL while raising three years old daughter, Hana.

WINNING ARTISTS

MUSEUM CHOICE

Ken Falana Sr.

Storm Surge
Monotype Collage
42″ x 60″
$35,000

2ND PLACE

Asandra

Walking Between the Worlds
Acrylic/ Wood Panel
29″ x 29″
$1,400

3RD PLACE

Sally Cooper

Everglades 4
Acrylic
48″ x 60″
$5,700

HONORABLE MENTION

Brenda Presil

Aweng Chuol
Acrylic
18″ x 20″
$2,000

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Vivian Hernandez

Frida I
Acrylic
36″ x 60″
$1,250

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