Sunday, October 25, 2009

Las Olas Art Fair

This past Saturday we attended the 22nd Annual Las Olas Art Fair in Ft. Lauderdale. Except for a little sprinkle while we were there, the weather was beautiful and we saw a wonderful array of art. Actually about 150 juried artists displayed their work along Las Olas Blvd. This is a popular street that has fine boutiques, great restaurants and wonderful city atmosphere.

I found a couple of artists that I have long admired and I discovered some new favorites. Among the new ones are Vincent Perez Mendez who is a master painter. When you look at his work, it is like you are looking at a Renaissance artist of old. He is awesome. Unfortunately he doesn’t have a web site and I’m unable to share his work here. Humberto Benitez does have a great site and his work is different yet incredible as well. He describes his art as being “about memories, feelings and emotions formed while living in his native Cuba”. The vibrant colors he uses and the movement in his paintings are spectacular. Please take a moment and check him out!

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