Merrill Lynch Presents 4th annual arteaméricas

Merrill Lynch Presents 4th annual arteaméricas

Latin American fine art showcase and conference draws more than 200 artists from 19 countries


Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–February 28, 2006–For the fourth consecutive year, Merrill Lynch (NYSE: MER) is proud to present arteaméricas, a Latin American art exhibition featuring more than 200 renowned and up and coming artists from 50 of the most prestigious art galleries in the region and throughout the United States. The event, which will be held March 3 – 6, 2006 at the Coconut Grove Convention Center in Miami, Florida, will feature Latin art from 19 countries in Latin America, the United States and Western Europe.

“arteaméricas is an extraordinary event that brings together the cultural highlights of the Americas,” said Brian Sepe, Regional Managing Director for Merrill Lynch South Florida. “Miami serves as a center for culture, entertainment and Latin American tradition. We at Merrill Lynch are honored to once again have the opportunity to host Merrill Lynch arteamericas in our city- my hometown-Miami.”

This year galleries from New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Miami will be participating in the event. The prestigious group of local galleries include: Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, The Americas Collection, Alejandra Von Hartz Fine Arts and Praxis International Art.

The exhibition will include paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and videos from great masters and young artists and will include a section dedicated to contemporary art trends. Art collectors and experts will be guest speakers at Latin American art conferences taking place during the exhibit at the Coconut Grove Exhibition Center. The full-color fair catalogue will also be available for sale at Miami’s Books For Books retail outlets.

Merrill Lynch arteaméricas is open to the public on the following schedule:

Friday, March 3

from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 4

from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, March 5

from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, March 6

from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Coconut Grove Convention Center, (S. Bayshore Dr. and 27th Ave., Miami, FL.

Admission is $ 12. (Tickets for sale onsite).

“Our collection represents some of the finest art galleries and talented art experts from the region,” said Carol Damian, Chairperson and Professor for Florida International University. “Our Selection Committee of art experts worked diligently to bring collectors and lovers of fine art a unique compilation.”

Merrill Lynch arteaméricas is a signature event commissioned by Merrill Lynch. Please visit for more event information.

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Merrill Lynch Presents 4th annual arteaméricas