Award Winning High School Recreates Classic Fairy Tales with a Modern Twist
Online PR News – 09-November-2010 – – Miami, FL: In celebration of Art Basel, The Design and Architecture Senior High School (DASH) will be putting a fresh spin on old Grimm fairy tales, including Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Tom Thumb, Rapunzel, and Rumpelstiltskin. The talented students from this award-winning school will be creating a series of dynamic, site-specific multi-media installations including a combination of drawings, paintings, sculptures, and performance arts. The unique creations will be presented in the display windows of Las Tias, an upscale resale, consignment shop and gallery lwith an emphasis on living up to the future while respecting the past.
The exhibit “Meet Grim at Las Tias, a New Time for Old Tales” allows students to move legendary literary characters beyond their own stories into each other’s worlds. “Art Basel is an exciting time for our students, it really gives them a chance to put their creativity on a national display and to take pride in their artistic abilities” said Dr. Stacey Mancuso Principal of DASH.
The opening of the exhibit will take place Wednesday, December 1st, 2010, from 7pm to 9pm. The closing event will take place Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Las Tias, located at 2834 North Miami Ave, will be open to the public Monday through Sunday during Art Basel; from 10 am to 7 pm. After Art Basel weekend the schedule is Monday through Sunday 11 am to 6 pm; with the exception of Saturday, December 11th, 2010 as mentioned herein. No entry fee is required. The collaborating artists are seniors at Design and Architecture Senior High School (DASH): Lucia Sanchez, Natasha Velez (logo design), Alejandra Nunez, Melissa Ojeda, Medar Delacruz, Angie Gonzalez, Kearny Kilcoyne, Courtney Dozier, Valery Rocha, Rachel Zaretsky.
DASH is an award-winning, A-graded Miami-Dade Magnet School with a unique curriculum. Students acquire life and professional skills in a context that speaks to their individual abilities and personal goals. “Education by Design” represents the philosophy of the school, which offers its students programs in architecture, industrial design, fashion design, fine arts, visual communications, and entertainment technology. All programs are developed and taught by a dedicated team of industry and design professionals. DASH was named the #1 US Magnet School and #5 High School in the United States by US News and World Report in 2008. For more information on DASH, please visit www.dashschool.org.
Working in collaboration with DASH, Las Tias is an upscale resale and consignment shop that also hosts art exhibits. Las Tias respects the past by promoting the value of their quality pieces and encouraging updating and recreating the existing. They offer quality and value for those determined to infuse their homes with pieces that have had a previous life and history. They offer only the best in gently worn, good quality vintage and designer furniture, collectible table top décor, costume jewelry and designer clothing for the sophisticated shopper. For additional information on Las Tias, please visit www.lastias.com.