NAEMI’s 35th Anniversary Exhibit, A Celebration of Outsider Art

Studio 18 in Pembroke Pines

Feb. 16, 2024 - May. 9, 2024

1101 Poinciana Drive
Pembroke PInes, 33025
Phone: 954-450-1060

The Studio 18 Art Complex will be showcasing NAEMI’s 35th Anniversary Exhibit, “A Celebration of Outsider Art” from February 16 to May 9, 2024. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, February 16th from 7 – 9 pm at the Studio 18 Art Complex, located at 1101 Poinciana Drive. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served during the Opening Reception, this event is Free & Open to the Public.

The National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI), founded in 1988, celebrates its 35th anniversary with a compelling display that showcases the raw and unfiltered beauty of outsider art. This genre, often marginalized and overlooked, emerges as a vibrant and essential voice in artistic dialogue. The exhibition features the unique works of 25 internationally acclaimed artists, including Echo MacCallister and Mr. Imagination from the USA, Ramon Losa from Spain, and notable Cuban artists Jorge Alberto Cadi “El Buzo,” Julian Espinosa Rebollido “Wayacon,” and Hector Gallo, along with Sebastian Ferreira from Paraguay.

NAEMI’s collection showcases the diversity and historical context of outsider art, which often illustrates creativity from socially marginalized figures who often experienced mental illnesses, and challenged the status quo. The 35th Anniversary exhibition “A Celebration of Outsider Art” aims to highlight the artistic accomplishments of these artists within the context of outsider art.

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