A Tribute to Brazil

July 9 - 26, 2015

30 YEARS CELEBRATING HISPANIC CULTURE


:: Posters Artist and Exhibit Artist- 2015 ::


Naza

ARTIST

Naza is a Brazilian American Painter whose orks are in several important collections, including President Clinton, President Barack Obama, President Dilma Rousseff, President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Ivana Trump, Ayrton Senna Institute, Brigitte Bardot, The West Point Museum, and the Cornell Museum of Artand History.She has bases both inthe United States and in Brazil. Her works have been exhibited in several major galleries and museums throughoutthe United States, Brazil, France, Panama, and Canada.Some of Naza's honors are the Croix D'argent of "Lemerite et DevoumentFrnçais", Woman of Distinction (by Soroptimists of America, Boca Raton chapter), apublished biography written by Journalist Suzane Jales, the Key to The City of BocaRaton, and a Proclamation by the Brazilian Senate in her honor. The most strikingaspectof Naza's art is her skilled integration of opposites, such as abstractionand realism. Her contemporary art is imaginative, powerful and unprecedented in style. Naza has created anew type of fashion printthat is inspired by her own original paintings. Each piece of her apparel and accessories line literally turns the wearer into a walking work of art. www.naza.com / www.nazafashion.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asela Torres

PHOTOGRAPHER

Born in Havana, Cuba, where she attended high school and studied photography, Ms. Torres is agraduate of Cuba’s national school of professional photography. She worked on Cubantelevisionas a puppeteer in La Carreta, in El Circo de Valenciaand ona variety of live shows. For 28 years, she worked atthe advertisingagency Creative Directors and for 14 years at La Estrella of Puerto Rico, interviewingartists and covering events. In1981 she presented her first Miami exhibitat Burdines Downtown Gallery and in 1985 participated inthe show Two Centuries of Hispanic Theatre inthe United States atthe Historical Museum of Southern Florida. In 1990 her Two Centuries of Hispanic Theatre
was put on display at Miami Dade College, InterAmerican Campus, in cooperation with the Latin Quarter Cultural Center, and in 1991 atthe downtownand Coral Way public libraries. In 1993, the Art Critics and Commentators Association organized Asela’s Florida Project under the sponsorship of the Florida Humanities Council, the Commission on Hispanic Affairs and Pan-American Hospital, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida. This project was showcased at several locations in Miami and Tallahassee. It was also displayed at Bayfront Park in 1996 as part of the centennial celebration of the establishment of the City of Miami, and in 2001 atthe Tower Theater (Calle Ocho Cultural Fridays) and inthe lobby of Citibank. This exhibit is still being featured at libraries, schools and cultural centers, and has traveled to 13 cities. In 2002 the Miami-Dade County Parks & Recreation Department commissioned from her anew exhibit, Thirty Years of Hispanic Art, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Her most recent project is a permanentdisplay at Kímbara Cumbara on Calle Ocho consisting of two hundred photos of Miami’s theatre productions. Asela Torres, the International Hispanic Theatre Festival’s official photographer since its inception, has been honored with numerous awards and proclamations for her labor of love of forty years