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Jabo Gallery Preview Raises Funds For Center For Creative Education
Javier Bohorquez, internationally renowned photographer & contemporary media artist recognized under "Jabo" opened the doors to his flagship gallery in South Florida, for an intimate gathering and fundraiser for the Center for Creative Education.
A highlight of the event was an original Jabo digital photograph. The ‘Crocus in Blue’ valued at $2,400, was raffled and won by neighboring merchant Jeffrey M. Thompson, owner of Northwood Antiques & Design. High profile guests and art connoisseurs who attended the event included: Jeff & Meisze Greene, Bruce Helander, Kenn Karakul, Hank Keilly, John Lehmann, Talbott Maxey, Jim Pappas, Robin Bernstein, Bruce Helander, Joel Pashcow, and Roberto Riva. Northwood restaurateurs Wayne and Catherina Devers, and Turgut Kaytmaz joined efforts with Jabo Gallery by providing wine and hors d’oeuvres from the popular neighborhood dining spots, Café Centro and Jade Kitchen.
Guests had the opportunity to meet the artist, view the garden patio, and peruse the gallery while shopping for unique gifts, and enjoying the tunes set by DJ Ryan Hernandez. “I love the series of coasters. They are perfect for events at home, making it easy for guests to remember which drink was theirs. They make perfect holiday gifts, an affordable way to take home a piece of Jabo!” says Robin Bernstein. Javier personally introduced himself to his guests and shared the background of his artwork.
Committee Members included: Maribel Alvarez, Wayne and Catherine Devers, Robert Hamon, Richard and Diana Horowitz, Bruce Helander, Michelle Jaminet, Candace Jorritsma, Turgut Kaytmaz, Kenn Karakul, Eileen Louissaint, Talbott Maxey, Jennifer McHenry, Carlos Morrison, Tommy Morrison, Jim Pappas, Alexis Posada, Tom Quick, and Sarah Scheffer.
About Jabo Gallery
Jabo Gallery provides artists a hub to exhibit their works, connect with other artists and collectors worldwide. The gallery allows guest a unique experience in the Garden Patio, where Javier’s Green Wall and Planter Designs offer visitors a taste of his love of nature, the inspiration behind many of his photographs. Jabo Gallery is currently previewing Javier’s new ‘Black and White’ exhibit. “Most of these works are very abstract and contemporary,”
Javier plans to exhibit three local emerging artists these upcoming months, Elayna Toby Singer (mixed media assemblage), Sean Erwin (contemporary ceramics) and Lisa Johnson (jewelry designer). The gallery also features gifts that incorporate Javier’s creativity and photography including coasters, placemats and other signature home decorative accessories.
About Center for Creative Education
The Center for Creative Education uses the arts to enrich and transform a child's educational experience both in the classroom, and in after-school settings. CCE provided programming to more than 11,500 underprivileged youth in a record number of 118 schools and after-school sites throughout the county last year. For more information about the Center for Creative Education, please call (561) 805-9927 or visit www.cceflorida.org
About Javier Bohorquez
Javier Bohorquez is a photographer and a contemporary new media artist based in NYC. His work is being recognized under Jabo (Javier Bohorquez). The foundation of his digital artwork is based upon his photographs. His creative process involves layers of imagination that create powerful compositions where color plays a dominant role. For Jabo, color is a strong driving force that comes from his Latin roots. Bohorquez’s works have been recognized in notable publications such as National Geographic’s Top 35 photos (2009), What Digital Camera Magazine, United Kingdom (2011), and nominated for Best Amateur Photographer of the Year at the 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup (2011).
His technical skills were gained from studies done at leading schools such as the International Center of Photography in New York and the Applied Art School in Amagansett, New York. His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York City, The Hamptons, NY, Minneapolis, MN and South Florida. Additionally, he has had the opportunity to attend a number of seminars with both talented and gifted photographers such as Scott Kelby, a master in digital photography. But after all, experimenting has been his biggest teacher! He is amazed at how things do not always seem what they look like. “There is a surprise factor that we should always keep in mind,” Bohorquez says.
Originally from Colombia, Javier earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Nutrition and Genetics in 1996 and dedicated his efforts to work with pure bred dogs for 12 years. He relocated to New York City in June 2001 from Colombia. His passion for nature and design motivated him to go back to school for the Landscape Architecture program at The City College of New York where he completed his studies in 2006. He worked for various Landscape Architecture firms in New York City, The Hamptons, NY and Palm Beach, FL.
For more information regarding the event, contact:
Eileen@altimaccclub.com or 561 833 8283