People Of Homestead Art Exhibit

Three of Homesteads finest artists will come together to exhibit their artwork at the Seminole theater during the months of February and March.

The People of Homestead art show exhibit is part of the Homestead Mayor Stephen Shelley’s Spotlight program that features local artists and their work.

All three artists, inspired by the diversity of local residents, live in Homestead and are members of Homestead Center For The Arts.

Here, they present a delightful showing in a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolor, ceramics, and photography. It is a powerful show not only as portraiture, but also in showing the diversity of the lives of people in their community.

Carlos Franco

The oversized portrait oil paintings by Carlos Franco are dynamic and serve as a biography of the sitter’s life. The faces are road maps of all the experiences these people have lived.

Carlos Franco is the Director of art at the not for profit Children’s Gallery at Cauley square. He has an open studio there where he paints daily and conducts classes for everyone who wants to learn how to paint and sculpt. He studied art in Equador at the Academy of fine arts in Guayaquil, Mercy college in New York and Miami-Dade Community College. He is an award-winning artist who has exhibited widely and is considered an amazing asset by the art community.

William C. Bunce

A photographic artist, William C. Bunce is an award-winning photographer. His American veteran portraits are wonderful works of art — these faces and these eyes tell a story of war.

William is currently the photographer at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Miami. In the past he has worked as a photographer/visual information specialist for our government. William received his BFA in Photography from University of South Alabama.

Susan Sorrentino

Retiring here in the Homestead community two years ago from Miami Beach, Susan Sorrentino instantly fell in love with the agricultural community and created and exhibited her “Homestead Harvest” oil paintings here last year.

She felt it seemed logical to pull together this small group of artists to create this show for the community. “The diversity of the people who call Homestead home is overwhelming and inspirational.”

Susan’s art works span a variety of mediums, with an emphasis on “who we are” rather than what we look like.

“We are field workers. We are horse trainers, We are natives of the everglades who might even venture out into the black night to capture pythons!”

If you see Susan around town, her first question to you is usually, “How did you get here?”

Susan has been an artist all of her life. She received her BFA from the University of Florida and traveled throughout the country with outdoor art festivals for 30 years. Her artwork has exhibited widely in galleries from New Your City to Miami.

People of Homestead Art Show Exhibit

The “People of Homestead” art show will open on the walls of the Seminole Theater on Krome Ave from February 1st to March 31st. A meet and greet the artists reception with refreshments will be held on February 28th at 6pm.

Make plans to attend this wonderful opportunity to meet three of Homestead’s most talented artists. The show can be seen during the Seminole Theatre box office hours Tuesdays through Sunday and during all theater performances.

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