Artist: Connie Lloveras
Title: Circle, 2004
Medium: Clay tiles
Location: North Shore Youth Center, 501 72nd Street
Connie Lloveras was born in Cuba and resides in Miami. She received her BFA degree from FIU. Monographic exhibitions of her work include galleries in Chicago, Cambridge, Puerto Rico and Nicaragua. Her works are included in the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, the Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton. She has completed public art commission in Miami-Dade County and a federal building in Dallas, Texas.
The artwork is comprised of 368 slab rolled squares (12″ x 12″) each containing an etched ball. The artist held workshops in North Beach for community participants to carve outlines into the tiles of the different balls that are used in the park as a source of recreation – a source for bringing people together. The process of creating the “Circle” documented the coming together of a very diverse community.