My Rhapsody In Green By Artist Clara Poupel

Artist-of-the-Month Clara Poupel Kicks-Off "I Art Miami" Series Presented by Markowicz Fine Art - Debuting New Collection "My Rhapsody in Green" Feature Exhibition on View Jan 7th thru Feb 5th; Opening Reception Sponsored by Whole Foods Ma

Artist Clara Poupel, whose paintings comment on contemporary
life and the current behavioral patterns of 21st century society, will kick-off the 2011 season
of "I Art Miami," presented by Markowicz Fine Art. The "I Art Miami" concept was created by
Markowicz Fine Art Owner Bernard Markowicz to help support the local arts community by
showcasing the artistic personality of Miami artists to the city-at-large and visiting international

Poupel will debut her new collection, "My Rhapsody In Green," created to raise awareness
toward living an all around healthier life, with a purpose and means toward the future, during
a Feature Exhibition at Markowicz Fine Art on view from Jan. 7th thru Feb. 5th located at 1 NE
40th Street located in the Miami Design District. Gallery hours are from 11a.m. - 6p.m. and Sat.
12noon to 5p.m.

An exclusive Opening Reception sponsored by Whole Foods Market-Aventura will take place
Jan. 12th from 6p.m. to 10p.m. 20% of the retail price sales will be donated to Dr. Michael
Krop Senior High School Parent Teacher Student Association. Donations will be used for
teacher grants and student college scholarships. Reservations are required and can be made by
emailing .

"I am very pleased to be collaborating with Clara Poupel for the January 'I Art Miami' Feature
Exhibit. Supporting local artists whose style is fresh and original is something I feel passionately
about and Clara's creativity and enthusiasm in art and in life is truly inspirational," said Bernard
Markowicz, owner, Markowicz Fine Art.

French born, Clara Poupel works her signature large format canvases in a myriad of mediums.
Each unique visionary piece is inspired by observation and personal experiences. Poupel has
participated in a number of exhibitions and art fairs including: Art Miami, LineArt Contemporary
Art Fair-Belgium, AAF-New York, The Artistic Fair celebrating Art Basel-Miami, Virtu-Williams
Island/Miami and Museum of the Americas-Miami. Poupel's work can also be found in private
collections in Europe, USA, Canada and UAE.

"Creating is essential to my well-being. When I work on a new piece, it is always an adventure.
I never know where the experience will take me," said Poupel. "I am honored to be featured
as the 'I Art Miami' artist-of-the-month and for the opportunity to showcase my work at
Markowicz Fine Art. Bernard is always open to a new venture and communicates with his artists
in a way that brings out the best in all of us," she added.

Throughout the "I Art Miami" series, original collections from a featured Miami artist-of-
the-month will be on display at the gallery and open to anyone with a love for unique and
inspirational art, undiscovered. Each month, Markowicz Fine Art will collaborate with one
Miami Artist to coordinate a "Feature Exhibition" open to the public, and host an exclusive
Opening Reception to introduce the collections to a guest list of artist and gallery supporters.

A play on words, the name "I Art Miami" was chosen so that the word heart, which is also
the visual symbol for the word love, is replaced with the word art - expressing love for Miami
through the arts.

The Markowicz Fine Art repertoire includes world-renowned pop artists Robert Indiana,
Tom Otterness, Steven Gagnon, Takashi Murakami and Tom Wesselmann, to name a few.
In addition, gallery Owner Bernard Markowicz serves as the exclusive agent in the USA for
internationally-recognized and prestigious French Painter and Sculptor Alain Godon.

Markowicz Fine Art also represents the Mourlot Estate of Florida. The Mourlot Atelier,
founded in 1852 was a lithograph and print shop located in Paris, France. By 1937, after being
establishing its reputation as the largest printer of lithographs, under the patronage of Fernand
Mourlot, many major twentieth century artists visited The Atelier to create lithographs and
lithographic posters including Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Miro, Chagall, Leger, Dubuffet, Calder,
Le Corbusier and many more. This 150 year collaborative history of these artistic masters lives
on through the rare collections of vintage posters by the Mourlot Estate. The rare and beautiful
prints, originally created to advertise upcoming exhibits and cultural events, are sought-after by
collectors and museums all over the world.

Markowicz Fine Art is located in the Miami Design District, 1 NE 40th street #5, Miami, FL
33137. Gallery hours: Mon. thru Fri. 11a.m. - 6p.m. and Sat. 12noon to 5p.m. For more
information, contact us at: 786-362-5546 or visit


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