Kendall Art Center in collaboration with Khawam Gallery presents “CROSSING BORDERS: Artists From The Middle East & Latin America”, a selection made by art curator Tony Khawam. The exhibition showcases the work of Immigrant artists from Cuba, Haiti, Iran, Israel, Syria, and Venezuela share their art and personal stories about their cultural heritage intertwined with their American experience, and the impact of immigration and the new American culture on their lives and art making.
Kendall Art Center (KAC) aims to educate and create an ongoing dialogue with the public in the concepts of contemporary art and its role in society. By exhibiting the work of emerging, established, international and local artists, K.A.C fosters education that stimulates critical thinking and art appreciation. Activities focus on works of art in the collection and special exhibitions. Through discussion, research, art making, and writing activities, we hope to encourage close looking, foster conversation between students, community and artists.
Khawam Gallery is a contemporary art gallery established in 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Led by Director Mirna Asmar and Artist/ Curator Tony Khawam. We have embarked on a mission to include artists who examine the socio-cultural issues intertwined with the American culture by mid-career and emerging artists with a focus on new expressionism and neo-realism in a variety of media. The artist’s heritage background, story with the materials and process of art making are keys in the selection for exhibitions.
The Rodriguez Collection is privately financed by Leo Rodriguez and his family and is one of Miami’s largest, privately owned Cuban contemporary art collections. The collection reflects significant artistic developments in contemporary art by established artists from Cuba, U.S. and abroad.