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Miami Lighthouse & Manolis Projects Gallery Unite for Miami Art Week



In a heartwarming pre-event activity, Manolis Projects Gallery and Miami Lighthouse Academy came together to celebrate creativity and inclusivity as children from the academy adorned bunny masks with their unique artistic flair. The event provided a glimpse into the vibrant and imaginative world of these talented kids, capturing moments of joy as they played with various materials and brought their creative visions to life.


Children from Miami Lighthouse Academy Enjoying their Bunny Masks


As we watched these young artists engage with the materials and express themselves, we were pleasantly surprised to witness their creativity shine. Their enthusiasm and talent in decorating the bunny masks exemplified the spirit of inclusivity and the power of art to transcend boundaries.

Virginia Jacko, President and CEO of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Founder of the Miami Lighthouse Academy, shared her joy: “Having our Miami Lighthouse Academy students participate in this activity was heartwarming. Their enthusiasm and creativity were a testament to the inclusive environment we are committed to fostering, reinforcing Miami Lighthouse's teachings that 'It's Possible to See ART Without Sight.' We eagerly anticipate seeing attendees at the 'Bunnies & Beyond' event on December 5th wear these masks, thus elevating the artistry of these exceptional children and seamlessly integrating them into the fabric of Miami Art Week."


A Child from Miami Lighthouse Academy Engaging with Art Materials


The decorated bunny masks, crafted with care and imagination by these young artists, will be a vibrant addition to the "Bunnies & Beyond" event on December 5th, 2023, marking the grand opening of Miami Art Week. Attendees will have the opportunity to wear these unique masks, not only as an expression of their own creativity but also as a tribute to the spirit of inclusivity that is at the heart of this collaboration.


Managing Director of Manolis Projects Gallery, Milena Brown, said, "This pre-event activity was a heartwarming experience for everyone involved. It reinforces our belief that art should be a bridge that connects individuals from all walks of life, and the children from Miami Lighthouse Academy have exemplified this beautifully. We can't wait to see these masks worn proudly at the 'Bunnies & Beyond' event, where they will become a part of Miami Art Week's celebration of creativity, diversity, and imagination."


Children from Miami Lighthouse Academy Creating Art


As we approach the "Bunnies & Beyond" event on December 5th, 2023, the anticipation is building, and we invite everyone to join us in celebrating the talents of these young artists. Their creativity, resilience, and artistic expressions will undoubtedly add a unique and heartwarming dimension to Miami Art Week.


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Miami Lighthouse

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