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A Literary Playhouse for Adults & Children alike in Wynwood

Community Event, General, Children, Education, For the Family, Seniors, Education

Local non-profit Saludarte Foundation, whose mission is to improve the health of youth and other socio-economic disadvantaged groups through the arts, announces 8-week run of Seeking the Essence, a unique artistic exhibition featuring 18 works of award-winning author and illustrator Menena Cottin. Various community events are programmed for the fully bilingual, family-friendly and interactive exhibition including author presentations, family days and a public opening reception on April 26, 2018, 6-9p.m. Menena Cottin has already touched the lives of many. Her books celebrate curiosity as the author explores themes like: experiencing colors as a blind child, living in a world turned upside down and how reality is really a matter of perspective. Simple in their aesthetics, but profound and transformational in their messages, Menena Cottinís books have been recognized by the New York Times, The Bogota Post, The Indian Express and the School Library Journalís Best Books for Children, and some have been translated into as many as 20 languages. A sensation in her native Venezuela, and throughout Latin America, now she looks to crossover into the U.S. market alongside curator Pedro Quintero with an experiential exhibition that promises to spark curiosity and empathy, while awakening the inner child in us all.