Susana Fryman stands in front of the newly-opened Pink House Art Gallery.
Susana Fryman, a South Florida entrepreneur, and her artist father, Luis Nunez, have opened a new art studio in Tavernier.
The Pink House Gallery features Nunez’s paintings, as well as works by Aleta Burge, Carlos Alvarez Cotera, Victoria Morales, Patricia Rottino Cummins and Fernando Vallejo.
“It’s been a longtime dream of mine to open an art gallery,” Fryman said in a statement. “We have lovingly and painstakingly taken on this business project. Now it is my goal to place artists’ work in a wide range of public and private collections.”
The gallery is located at 264 Tavernier Street. There is a grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The opening exhibit features Nunez’s work “whose vibrant landscapes capture the serene beauty of Florida’s natural environment.”
Nunez was featured in the 2007 White House Christmas tree ornament exhibit, honoring the centennial of U.S. National Parks.
In 2010, Nunez was chosen by then-Gov. Charlie Cris as Florida’s featured artist for Hispanic Heritage Month.
He is an award-winning participant of art in public spaces at Florida International University, and his work is featured in permanent collections of the Florida Department of State, Biscayne National Park, Miami-Dade College, the Frost Art Museum and numerous private collections.
Call Susana at (305) 394-0069 or go to www.pinkhouseart.com for more information.
I spent a few wonderful summers in a little trailer directly on the Bay in Tavernier. Right down the street from this new gallery. I wish them much success. Oh what a dream it is to have a gallery in such an incredible beach community. Tavernier is paradise! One of the challenges will be to somehow get the cars driving past on their way to the lower Keys to stop and check out the artwork. That and actually trying to get work done on a beautiful day with the ocean calling! GL