In October, local arts nonprofit Oolite Arts announced the winners of this year’s Ellies. Forty-five winners, a mix of South Florida-based artists and K-12 art teachers, were announced and given a piece of the $500,000 funding. For the average art lover, it also serves as a good chance to see what the local scene is up to and who’s emerging from South Florida’s swampy talent pool.
Because the Ellies were awarded barely a month ago, you won’t see any of the projects that were pitched fully realized during this year’s Miami Art Week. However, if you want a sneak peek of what you can expect, this is the time to go out and explore, as several of the winners have work on display throughout the week.