The Hispanic Cultural Center is pleased to participate in the upcoming Discover Gordon Square Arts

The Hispanic Cultural Center is pleased to participate in the upcoming Discover Gordon Square Arts District Day by hosting an art benefit sale to support the Cancer Care Center at MetroHealth! Featuring the Art of:
By: Cardioart, Cleveland Gordon Square Art District
June 5, 2012 - PRLog -- Featuring the Art of:
Featuring the Art of:
Maria Pujana, M.D.-Marise Designs   Mario Kujawski
Jose Vasquez   Hector Castellanos
Bruno Casiano   Hector Vega
Ana Luisa Sanchez-Butte   Diego Lopez

Please join us to raise awareness and support for MetroHealth and the Hispanic Cultural Center!

Opening Reception
Friday, June 8, 2012
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Art Show and Sale
Saturday, June 9, 2012
12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

A portion of proceeds from all art sold will directly benefit MetroHealth’s Cancer Care Center

Located in the Cleveland Public Theater East Storefront
6415 Detroit Road, Cleveland 44102
Plentiful public parking available

Special thanks to:
Maria Pujana, M.D.      Mari Galindo DaSilva
Hispanic Cultural Center
Mallorca Restaurant

JoseV - CardioArt

Jose Vasquez - About the Artist:
Negative Space...Art for a Change.
CardioArt - Jose Vasquez, 216-375-6558
3820 Superior Ave. E (at Asian Town Center), Cleveland, OH 44114
Gallery Open Thursday - Sundays, 10am-8pm.

In 1996, José was employed by Albany Medical Center as a Monitor Technician where he began learning about cardiac related issues and the rhythms of the heart. While at work one day several years later, a patient whose rhythms became critical inspired Jose to create a drawing using electro-cardiographic rhythms for the lines. His first creation brought some enthusiastic comments from his co-workers; it was a heart with a series of heads each one smaller than the other in a sequential manner indicating full life to a 'slow death' this being the name of the picture. This drawing quickly became a favorite and earned it's place on T-shirts that were made available to the public.

Those lines have become his trademark.
Artistic painting had been a long-desired dream for José.
The Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and the Heart Center of Cleveland Clinic both served as his inspiration in his current theme of rhythmic guitars. is an exciting line of rhythms of the heart mixed with contemporary styles and designs. JoseV's inspiration came from his line of work as a Telemetry Technician, the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, and the Heart Center of the Cleveland Clinic.

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Most of JoseV's art is created on canvas.  Some, as in his original piece "Slow Death" pictured here , was created on copy paper with ink pens and "Sharpies". Other media JoseV uses includes acrylic, water and oil based paints, indian ink, heavy gel, foam, and caulk.  Many pieces have also been enhanced with sand, sea shells, glitter, rhinestones and sequins.

    Random pieces of art include colorful hearts with various electro-cardiographic rhythms, faces, his "Rhythmic Guitar" line and various abstract pieces.

    JoseV has had no formal art training.  He has always enjoyed drawing in his spare time and has a natural talent for combining  color schemes and designs. It wasn't until he created this drawing in the summer of 2006 that he was encouraged to take his art seriously.

José Vasquez has taken his passion for his job and turned it into an art form. As a cardiac monitoring technician in the Central Monitoring Unit, Vasquez monitors the heart rhythms of cardiac patients and watches for any abnormal rhythms, and this became the inspiration for his drawings and paintings. Although he began drawing at a young age, Vasquez “lost track” of it as he grew older and started working. That is, until inspiration returned while he was monitoring a patient who went into a deadly rhythm.  “This patient was going through so many deadly arrhythmias, and I had never seen anything like that in all the years I had been a technician,” he says. “So I started thinking about what could be going through his mind at that time, as he was fighting for his life, and as doctors were trying to save him.”  Soon after, Vasquez drew a heart, surrounded by faces and heads, each of which represented one of the arrhythmias. He considers the work, named “Slow Death,” his signature drawing. Now Vasquez is planning his first art show from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2006 at the Artist Review Today (in the Galleria, 1301 E. 9th St .).  Complete with Tango dancing, music and beverages, Vasquez says it may not be a “traditional” art show, but it will be an inspiration.
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