SOUTH BEACH’S NEWEST FINE ART GALLERY HOSTS EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE VIEWING Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth Showcases Array of Exceptional Art
MIAMI, FL – May 4, 2012 – Beautiful and original works of art are taking over the newest hot spot on Miami Beach, The Williams McCall Gallery, as the only fine art gallery on South of Fifth, South Beach. Media and guests were invited to attend an exclusive private viewing and champagne reception on Wednesday, May 2nd from 7 to 9pm.
The focal point of the event was original works from ten of the most unique contemporary artists from South Florida and around the globe. Works of art were on display by artists such as: Joan Cobb Marsh, Ernie Bynum, Madeliene Abling, John Dowd, Enrique Flores-Galbis, Takahiro Maruno, Mike Wright, Marty Ittner, David Evans, and Larry Johnson.
“Miami Beach is already known as a world-renowned art destination, now we would like to see South of Fifth put on the map as the place to take in some of the country’s finest art and works by both established and emerging artists,” said Gail Williams, owner of the Williams McCall Gallery
The exhibition included work by Joan Cobb Marsh, who is known for capturing fleeting images of beauty, Ernie Bynum, whose oil paintings are inspired by the natural wonders of the U.S., the Caribbean and West Africa, and Madeliene Abling, whose bold-colored canvases depict playful images of sailboats and adult beverages.
Also for viewing are works by John Dowd, who paints structural elements of landscapes and people, and Enrique Flores-Galbis, a portrait and landscape painter who has been on the faculty of the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, the Parsons School of Design and the Morris and Montclair Museums.
The list of talented artists also includes: printmaker Takahiro Maruno’s abstract etchings of early years in suburban Tokyo; Mike Wright’s constructive assemblages from found objects; Marty Ittner’s collages of layered wax and paper with fragments of ephemera; National Geographic photographer David Evans’ landscapes of hidden beauty; and sports artist and illustrator Larry Johnson’s representational oil paintings.
The private viewing took place at the Williams McCall Gallery located at 110 Washington Avenue, CU-3 on Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. Invited guests were a blend of residents from the neighboring high rise condominiums such as Continuum North and South, Icon, Apogee, Portofino, Murano Grande and Murano at Portofino, who enjoyed champagne by Piper Heidsieck and hors d’oeuvres by Red The Steakhouse, while taking in the artwork.
The Williams McCall Gallery opened its doors with an official grand opening back in February. The opening is a dream for Williams, who has combined her Wharton and Harvard education and three-decade long business savvy with her passion and friendships in the art world. Williams’ goal and that of her gallery is to place artists’ work in a wide range of public and private collections.
"I love Miami and the South of Fifth neighborhood and I have witnessed its transformation,” continued Williams. “I want to contribute to this special neighborhood and thought that an art gallery would make a great addition to the community,” she concluded.
About The Williams McCall Gallery The Williams McCall Gallery is the newest addition to the trendy South of Fifth neighborhood of South Beach, and the first fine art gallery in the area. The stylishly minimalist gallery exhibits emerging, mid-career and established artists creating contemporary works on paper, paintings, fine art photography, encaustic and assemblage. The mission of the Williams McCall Gallery is to bridge various artist communities and provide its artists greater exposure to new markets. For more information about the gallery visit www.williamsmccallgallery.com or call 786.359.4321.
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