FIU Alumna Curates Exhibition at David Fairchild’s Former Home, The Kampong


FIU Art + Art History alumna Rochi Llaneza ’04 (BFA) has curated an exhibition at The Kampong‘s Junior League of Miami Showhouse.

Presented by Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables and Mercedes Benz of Cutler Bay, the 2016 Junior League of Miami Showhouse is raising funds for the women and children who benefit from the Junior League’s programming and scholarships. (Source: Junior League of Miami Showhouse)

The exhibit shows the work of celebrated interior designers, architects, and artists who have transformed the property, including rooms in the Fairchild‐Sweeney House, the Barbour Cottage, the Sausage Tree Cottage, and the surrounding grounds. (Source: Junior League of Miami Showhouse)

The artists in this event have used their artistic language and media to convey messages about the environment and ecology. Among the artists exhibiting at the Junior League of Miami Showhouse are FIU faculty and alumni. The artists are:

Alex Nunez
Gretchen Scharnagl ’00 ’04
(BFA and MFA; Senior Instructor, FIU Honors College / FIU College of Architecture + The Arts)
Kerry Phillips ’00 (BFA)
Monica Travis ’05 (BFA)
Christin Paige Minnotte
Jonathan Rockford
Lauren Shapiro
Ramon Espantaleon
Troy Simmons

The Junior League of Miami (JLM) has been training, developing, and empowering women throughout Miami-Dade County for nearly 90 years. To that end, Junior League of Miami has contributed over $3.3 million to the community and millions of volunteer hours since its founding in 1926. Through its unique mission, members learn to manage and train volunteers, unite communities, and form partnerships while working to make Miami a better place in which to live. The Junior League of Miami’s vision is to empower Miami’s women, children, and families to conquer tomorrow’s challenges and to build a united community. The organization focuses on families at risk with projects involving homelessness, family violence, children’s and women’s health, early childhood education, and foster care. Run by volunteers – with no full-time employees – JLM operations are funded entirely by member dues. Resources generated by community partnerships, corporate sponsors, fundraising events, and individual philanthropy are directly invested in community projects and are crucial to JLM’s outreach. (Source: Junior League of Miami Showhouse)

The Junior League of Miami exhibition will run until Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at the Junior League of Miami Showhouse at The Kampong: 4013 Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133. 

To donate to the Junior League of Miami, click here.

The featured image is of work by Gretchen Scharnagl at the Junior League of Miami Showhouse at The Kampong.

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