ArtesMiami Debuts Career Recognition Awards

The organization honored at its first awards dinner Adriana Bosch & Rene Rodriguez

ReneRodriguez, Aida Levitan, Alberto Ibarguen, Adriana Bosch


Aida Levitan, Ph.D., President of ArtesMiami, Inc., presented the first Career Recognition Awards to Adriana Bosch and René Rodríguez during a dinner at Levitan’s Pinecrest residence with her husband Fernando Petit. Each recipient received a $ 2,500 donation.

Bosch is a renowned documentary filmmaker with more than 30 years of experience, producer of the national television series “Latino Americans” and “Latin Music USA” and, recently, of the documentary Letters to Eloísa about the poet Lezama Lima. Rodríguez was, for 25 years, the Miami Herald film critic and recently became director of the Bill Cosford Cinema.

ArtesMiami donors, members and cultural leaders attended the dinner, co-sponsored by Prosecco Zero, among them: Alex Mena, Mike Valdés-Fauli (Prosecco Zero), Rafael and Marijean Miyar, Peter Zubizarreta, the Japanese Consul Kazuhiro Nakai, Raymond de León, Nat Chediak and Conchita Espinosa, Dora Valdés-Fauli, Emanuel Ribas, Dr. Antonio Prats, Cathy Kaufler, Glorial Leal, Olga Connor and others. To join ArtesMiami contact

During the event Alberto Ibarguen, President of the Knight Foundation presented a donation of $10,000 to ArtesMiami, for its Documentary Fund project, which will support Cuban-American documentary producers and those who are producing documentaries about the Cuban diaspora. Applications will soon be available at .

ArtesMiami is a non-profit organization founded by Aida Levitan in 1995 to support and promote artists and cultural organizations. In 2020-2021 the organization donated more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind services to cultural groups. For information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @artesmiami.


Peter Zubizarreta ,Mike Valdes-Fauli, Fernando Petit, Rayde Leon, Javier Perez-Palencia


Alex Mena, Marijean Miyar, Olga Connor, Andres Gil


Conchita Espinosa, Aida Levitan, Nat Chediak, Adriana Bosch


Marlon Muñoz, Azeem Sheik and Ray de León


Aida Levitan, Dr. Antonio Prats, Cathy Kaufler, and Aymee Zubizarreta






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