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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Grove art pioneer's work featured at Jazz Gallery

Edna Glaubman, Tea Garden, From the Glaubman Family Collection

The Jazz Gallery at the WDNA Studios in Coral Gables will be featuring the original artwork of Edna Glaubman, an influential American artist who lived and worked in Miami from 1961 to 1986. She was part of the original Coconut Grove arts movement that shaped the region.

This is the first public showing of Edna's paintings in over 20 years. The opening is scheduled for Saturday March 30, 2013 as part of the next WDNA Fine Arts Concert, which will showcase a performance by Latin jazz quintet, New World Beat. 

Edna (1919-1986), was an important American female artist, whose pioneering work in the acrylic medium helped set a new standard of technique for vibrancy, color and depth. Born in Manhattan, NY she studied at the Art Student's League in Woodstock, New York, and was a graduate and former member of the faculty of Parsons School of Fine and Applied Arts in New York. She also studied with Jacque Maroger, former curator of the Louvre Museum in Paris. She was a lifelong resident of South Florida where she was an integral part of the Coconut Grove arts scene along with Tony Scornavacca, Eugene Massin, and Gigi Aramescu.

She was one of the founders of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Selected to exhibit at the region's premier art festivals including as the Lowe Arts Festival, the Las Olas Arts Festival and the South Miami Arts Festival, she was hired by renowned architect Maurice Lapidus to produce original art for the rooms at the Americana Hotel in Bal Harbour and had her work shown in so many other hotels and local venues. At left is Edna Glaubman's, BB King.

The pieces selected for the WDNA Jazz Gallery include a true representation of Glaubman's range from large-scale acrylic paintings to small charcoal and pencil sketches. It is very fitting for the exhibit to take place in the Jazz Gallery since music was an ever present inspiration to the artist and many of the images on display portray musicians. 

The exhibition will be shown from Saturday, March 30 through Saturday, May 10, 2013.

The WDNA Jazz Gallery is located at 2921 Coral Way.
Gallery Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Gallery admission is free. 
Concert Admission: $25 WDNA members, $50 general admission.
For reservations or info, please call 305.662.8889

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