¡ARTE VIVA! Festival Lineup
The amazing art and breathtaking beauty of Hispanic culture come to life during ¡ARTE VIVA!, the Paradise Coast’s celebration of the unique contributions Hispanic artists have made to the world. Preview the lineup here.
The celebration continues and encourages both visitors and local community members to discover the joys and excitement of great art, talented artists, and amazing music. The festival’s extended calendar gives art lovers multiple opportunities to delight in the diversity of Hispanic culture found on the Paradise Coast! Preview highlights from this exciting event below.
Isabelle de Borchgrave and the World of Frida Kahlo at Naples Art Institute
Through June 11, 2023
Isabelle de Borchgrave meets Frida Kahlo in this innovative exhibition, which honors two artists who share a love of fabric, pattern, and color. de Borchgrave is known for creating stunning paper replicas of historic garments in European paintings and fashion collections. In this latest creation, visitors can step inside “Casa Azul” -- the home of Frida Kahlo -- to discover a replicated world made entirely of brightly colored paper. This exhibit, bursting with color and pattern, is de Borchgrave’s tribute to the Mexican artist's enduring legacy as a woman, artist, and cultural icon.
Jesús Rafael Soto: Extension and Half Sphere at Artis—Naples
Through July 20, 2023
Made of acrylic and aluminum, this sculpture by Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005) resides on the north lawn of The Baker Museum this season. Soto began his career as a painter, but developed an interest in geometry, leading him to create three-dimensional sculptures and abstracts. Extension and Half Sphere is a large-scale installation utilizing shifting bands of color to persuade our sensory perceptions. The use of thin rods, closely aligned to depict white and yellow semi spheres, gives the illusion of a fried egg, sunrise, or sunset.
The presentation of Extension and Half Sphere is organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum, courtesy of Ascaso Gallery, Miami.
Three Degrees of Separation: Artistic Connections in the Permanent Collection at Artis—Naples
Through July 30, 2023
Three Degrees of Separation showcases selected modern artworks of the Americas drawn from The Baker Museum's permanent collection. Showcasing visual and thematic connections between teachers and students, gallerists and artists, couples, masters and assistants and other artist groups, the exhibit gives the viewer a peek into how artistic ideas were shared and how avant-garde styles spread across cultural divides in the early to mid-20th century. Three Degrees of Separation also reveals the growth and development of modern art in the U.S. resulting from immigration and its influx of Mexican muralists, as well as the expeditions of American artists abroad. Artworks include those by José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Miguel Covarrubias and David Alfaro Siqueiros, to name only a few.
Frida and Her Garden at Naples Botanical Garden
Through Sept. 10, 2023
Known widely for her vibrant self-portraits and colorful paintings inspired by nature and her home country of Mexico, Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is represented in Frida and Her Garden. This exhibition gives visitors an immersive step inside her world, transporting them to the Coyoacán garden and home of prolific artist Frida Kahlo. At the center of the exhibit, La Casa Azul (the Blue House) showcases Kahlo’s creative refuge and the inspiration to her artistry. Dotted with animal sculptures and folk art, the garden represents important influences in Kahlo’s life and work.
¡ARTE VIVA! brings together many more incredible experiences for those who love Hispanic art and those who are just beginning to explore it. See the full calendar for more events, dates, and times.