Miami, FL

August 5, 2010 – August 24, 2010

Antonia Wright is a Miami-born artist who has lived and traveled all over the world. Her work employs photography, poetry, performance, video art, installation, sculpture, and the interaction between these forms to question the world around her. She received an M.F.A. in poetry from the New School University in New York City and is a graduate of the International Center of Photography’s General Studies Program. She has worked for Clyde Butcher, Patrick Demarchelier among others and she was recently featured in New York Magazine’s article, “The New Talent Show: Pot-Luck Culture”, on upcoming artists. Antonia’s work has been in many exhibitions including the Envoy Gallery in New York City, “Slideluck Potshow” in McCaren Park Pool, The DUMBO Art Center’s “Down Under the Bridge Festival” in Brooklyn, and Amnesty International’s exposé on Cuban-American Artists at A+D Museum in Los Angeles. Wright is currently an artist in residence at the ArtCenter South Florida and the assistant to the curator at The Margulies Collection at the WAREhOUSE. She began her artistic career as a clown at children’s birthday parties.

 

Ruben Millares is a 1st generation Cuban American musician, composer, visual artist and entrepreneur born in Miami, Florida. He began playing drums at the age of 3 ½ and soon moved on to guitar which has remained his passion ever since. With his band Smiling Gums, he has been performing around the country for the past 10 years incorporating afro Cuban rhythms and improvisation into rock ‘n’ roll. As a visual artist he creates abstract landscape Sumi Ink drawings and metal, wire and shell mobile sculpture, both of which can be seen at his self designed office space in Coral Gables. He has recently been exploring video, installation and performance art as well. His office design for the family’s CPA and Asset Management firm was awarded the2008 Outstanding Interior Office Space Award by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. Ruben is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and is also involved with extensive charity work for the Daily Bread Food Bank of South Florida as well as other organizations such as Lotus House.