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Lowe Art Museum hosts sixth celebration of Latin American artists

The Lowe Art Museum presented Latin American artists and their artwork last weekend at an art fair that showcased traditional, modern and contemporary Latin American artwork.

Arteaméricas entertained close to 4,000 guests during the four-day fair, which started Thursday night with an invitation-only preview.

“We want to promote membership to the museum and to increase the recognition of the artwork at the Lowe,” said Gita Shonek, the Lowe’s curatorial assistant, when asked why the art museum participated in the fair. “We encourage people to visit the museum by handing out free passes, museum brochures and other literature.”

Arteaméricas began in 2002 as a boutique-size show highlighting the evolution and growing popularity of Latin American art. Today, galleries from every South and Central American country, as well as from Spain, Mexico and the Caribbean, participate in Arteaméricas.

Merrill Lynch, a wealth management company specializing in investments, sponsored the fair. Yina Balarezo, the Lowe’s membership coordinator, organized the museum’s involvement in the fair. For inquiries about future art fairs and art exhibitions, call the Lowe at 305-284-3535.

– Maddie Fanigan

Village convenience store remains closed, waiting for security devices

The University Village’s convenience store, originally planned to open in fall 2006, is now fully constructed and stocked with refreshment refrigerators, but its doors remain closed to UV residents.

“We are awaiting final installation and implementation of security devices for the store,” said Mel Tenen, assistant vice president for Auxiliary Services. “The space is complete but we want to insure that it’s a totally safe and secure environment for students and employees before it opens.”

Tenen said the store, located on Albenga Avenue, has recently received a temporary certificate of occupancy, but he said he cannot give a time frame for the opening.

The construction of the University Village’s convenience store was rescheduled to end in late January 2008 at the end of last semester, and then delayed again until the end of February at the beginning of the spring semester.

Tenen added that the Auxiliary Services Department is “working diligently” with UMPD and Facilities, Design and Construction to install security systems as soon as possible.

– Chelsea Kate Isaacs

Etc.

Bring a box of character Band-Aids (Sesame Street, Sponge Bob, etc.) to donate to patients in the Miami Children’s Hospital to the Butler Center for Service and Leadership in UC 240.

Yesterday at 7:30 a.m., Facilities, Design and Construction began conducting subsurface utility excavation in the Writing Center Parking lot. Immediately after that work is complete, work will be initiated in the alley behind the McKnight Building. Obstruction of traffic should be minimal and restricted to alleyway restriction only.

Today at 7:30 a.m., subsurface utility excavation will begin along San Amaro Drive between Ponce de Leon Blvd. and Levante Ave. Traffic flow restrictions should be limited and there will be Coral Gables police officers onsite to direct traffic. All work related to this activity should be complete by 4 p.m.

April 3, 2008

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