ArtServe and Holy Cross Health Celebrate Female Artists “Seasons of Life” Exhibit Through August 19
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 24, 2021) — As the COVID crisis wanes and an economic renewal is in sight, ArtServe and Holy Cross Health are partnering to host the exhibition aptly titled, “Seasons of Life and Nature,” the first in a quarterly series of exhibitions by female artists in South Florida.
Seasons of Life and Nature runs through August 19 at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex in Fort Lauderdale. The collection of paintings is displayed by local artists MaiYap and Claudia Castillo, who were selected for their extraordinary creativity and reflection of ArtServe’s commitment to providing exceptional public art throughout Broward County.
“Each one of these artists juxtaposes abstraction and composition, order and intuition, reason and randomness, portraying a diverse and yet parallel examination of identity and nature,” explained ArtServe Curator Sophie Bonet. “Each of these exceptional artists presents a new way of looking at the world around us.”
ArtServe and Holy Cross Health renewed a longtime partnership to celebrate South Florida female artists through these exhibitions that are dedicated to showcasing the inspiration and encouragement of women in the arts.
“Art is therapeutic and a calming influence that can facilitate the process of healing,” said Mark Doyle, President and CEO of Holy Cross Health. “We are thrilled to once again join ArtServe in bringing these exhibitions to our community.”
About MaiYap: Born in Panama to Chinese parents, MaiYap blends the essence of East and West on canvas using a palette knife to depict South Florida’s landscape in an impressionistic pointillism style. The finesse of her compositions emphasizes the fragile, exquisite nature of various flowers. An art teacher at the prestigious Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, she is a graduate of the University of Georgia and resides in Miami.
About Claudia Castillo: A Colombia-born artist, gallerist and founder of Claudia Castillo ART studio, a boutique art gallery in the heart of Wilton Manors, Claudia Castillo is dedicated to expanding culture and artistic diversity in her civic community. She serves on the Wilton Drive Improvement District and the Island City Art Advisory Committee. She describes her art as a process of transformation that rises from conceptions and emotions evoked from nature, earth and water.
Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 33rd year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.
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ABOUT HOLY CROSS HEALTH
A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale-based Holy Cross Hospital, dba Holy Cross Health, is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Holy Cross has been named one of the top 10 hospitals in the Miami metro area and among the top 30 in the state in U.S. News and World Report’s 2020-2021 Best Hospital rankings. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. Holy Cross Health also encompasses Holy Cross HealthPlex outpatient facility, urgent care centers and more than 50 Holy Cross Medical Group physician practices. To learn more about Holy Cross Health, visit holy-cross.com. Connect @holycrossfl.