Dania Beach, FL: Visitors to Dania Beach City Hall may notice new colorful and brightworks of art hanging in the atrium: a series of paintings transmitting realism using bright colorsand the contrast of lights and shadows are on display. The current showing at City Hall in the Atrium Gallery showcases works of art created by Ana Maria Aguerrevere.  This gallery is open during City hours and is free and accessible to the public. An open reception will be held onSaturday June 24th from 2PM – 4PM with an opportunity to meet the artist and members of the Dania Beach Creative Arts Council with light refreshments being served.

The City Hall Atrium Art Gallery is a project of the Dania Beach Creative Arts Council.  Led by Henriette "Kitte" Arnold, Chair and volunteer curator of the gallery, the Council raised money to purchase the hardware to transform what once served as a bare bones lobby into a public gallery with revolving exhibits in the atrium at City Hall, located at 100 West Dania Beach Blvd.  The Council featured several different displays from local artists and the response from the public and the city hall staffers has been very positive. “I am so excited to have this space to share local artistic talent to the community of Dania Beach. Art is inspiring and important – it is essential to the human spirit,” states Kitte.

About the artist:

Ana Maria has an impressive resume with 30 years of academic studies and practicalexperience, ranging from music and art to interior design and architecture. She studied at BrivilAcademy of Design and at the Central University of Venezuela. She has a degree in Interior Design and Architecture.

“I am the fourth in a family of seven children, and grew up surrounded by art. I have always considered my parents, who are very good artists, to be the best art teachers I could ever have,” states Aguerrevere.

She has two passions, music and painting; she sings in two choirs Amazonia Vocal Ensemble and St Katharine Drexel, and paints in Studio 18 in the Pines and teaches at The Art Institute of Weston.

Ana Maria is an artist who developed her own style. She dedicates her time to making and selling corporate gifts and useful objects using her paintings as part of her designs. She has worked with watercolors, pastels, graphite and acrylics. But, at the present time, oil is her favorite technique.

Her exhibitions have taken place in many locations, including Caracas, Venezuela; New York; and South Florida. She has also participated in different shows, including lnvedin in 1995-2000, the Art Show in New York in 2007, The Art Walk in Weston in 2008-16, The Art festival at Pembroke Pines 2011-17, Art Fest in Boca Raton 2011-12, Mainsail at St Petersburg 2012-15, Maitland at Orlando 2013-16, Santa Fe College Art Festival at Gainesville 2014-16 and others, winning several awards. Exhibitions in the Art Institute of Weston and Studio 18 in the Pines 2010-17.

She is currently teaching Drawing and Painting from beginning to advanced level.

Stay tuned for future revolving art displays at the Dania Beach City Hall Atrium. ​