Project Description

MIAMI – October 2014 – The International Network of Social Journalism (INSJ) in partnership with Nina Torres Fine Art presents: ART & ENVIRONMENT:  A CONVERSATION. The event will be an intimate look at how art can create awareness of the environment and how we live.

The conversation will take place on November 6 at 6:30 pm at the Nina Torres Fine Art space located at 1800 North Bayshore Drive – CP1.  Participating in the panel will be world-renowned artist Ruben Santurian. Also part of the conversation will be environmental champions Luiz Rodrigues, executive director of ECOMB (Enviromental Coalition of Miami and Beaches) and Cinema Green and Brett Bibeau, Managing Director of the Miami River Commission. Nina Torres will be moderating.

Art as a vehicle to create consciousness of the environment as a living space is not a strange concept for our panelists. Ruben Santurian is a world-renownedartist who is now launching his latest series: Trashformers – which are sculptures made of trash and recyclable materials in the shape of who will be speaking about the relationship between men and nature through art. His new series Trashformers will be showcased at Nina Torres Fine Art.

The program will start with a introduction by gallery owner Nina Torres, who will touch on Art as a tool of raising awareness; Brett Bibeau, from the Miami River Commission will talk about the Miami River, its ecological challenges, and its relationship with the Miami River Fair. Luiz Rodrigues from ECOMB will discuss the challenges of keeping the beaches clean and its relationship with Cinema Green.