Spring Arts Festival
Grace Café and Galleries Honors 30-year Career of Miami Artist Purvis Young
Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30
Grace Café and Galleries celebrates the 30-year career of Miami artist Purvis Young with a two-day festival of art, dance, and fine food.
The gallery exhibits the work of Young along with important Haitian artists, Eric Jean-Louis and Louis Rosemond, and paintings and sculpture by artists from the U.S., Europe and South and Latin America. The work of several Florida-based artists are also on exhibit at Grace Galleries, including the work of Wanda Murphy, who is in the collections of the Hearst Publishing Family, Christie Brinkley, Jane Seymour and Nicole Miller among others.
The Dania Beach gallery is located in the heart of one of the oldest antique districts in South Florida, and antiques are a large part of the 7,000 square-foot art space. Paintings from the 1880s hang above authentic furniture from the Middle East, Europe, South America and Asia. The entire second floor displays European antique mirrors that serve as a backdrop for nighttime tango classes. In-house artists offer painting classes as well, and special events occur regularly in the atrium café surrounded by art and antiques.
A wide selection of Purvis Young’s iconic images of angels, wild horses, urban scenes, sailboats and prisoners or warriors in struggle are on exhibit at Grace Café and Galleries. These never-before seen works included 200 pieces available for sale on paper, fabric, wood, and metal specially priced from $350 to $10,000.
Saturday and Sunday’s Spring Art Festival features music from the Peruvian Andes, tango lessons and a dance performance piece on Saturday and Chacarera lessons on Sunday taught by master instructor Claudio Ponce. Dance workshops require reservations and a fee – call 954-921-1231 – but the festivities are free. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Grace Cafe and Galleries
49 N. Federal Highway, Dania Beach
954-921-1231 (Clare Vickery)