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247-HBA - Exhibitions - Manolis Projects Art Gallery

The virtual exhibition 247-HBA is set to captivate art enthusiasts worldwide as it celebrates the 247th birthday of America while highlighting the invaluable contributions of immigrant artists. 

247-HBA - Exhibitions - Manolis Projects Art Gallery

J. Steven Manolis, The Steady State American Flag, 2023

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 48 inches

Miami, June 12th, 2023 - Step into a realm of artistic expression where the iconic stars and stripes undergo extraordinary transformations. This groundbreaking exhibition invites viewers to explore a curated collection of captivating artworks seamlessly blending immigrant artists' diverse cultural backgrounds with the American flag's essence.

247-HBA showcases a fusion of artistic styles, techniques, and narratives that eloquently capture the complexities of identity, the journey of assimilation, and the deeply personal stories of triumph and adversity. These visionary artists celebrate the spirit of unity, resilience, and the pursuit of dreams that have shaped the American experience for centuries.

Each artwork serves as a testament to the transformative power of immigration, emphasizing the vital role that immigrants have played in shaping and enriching the American cultural landscape. Experience the power of artistic expression as you delve into the narratives woven by these exceptional artists, and discover the diverse perspectives that challenge preconceived notions and ignite meaningful conversations about the American identity.

To view the exhibition, simply click the text below:

247-HBA - Exhibitions - Manolis Projects Art Gallery

Left: Bernie Taupin (B. 1950), New Morning, 2023, Historic American flags on Canvas-Bundled, 40 x 30 inches
Right: Morton Kaish (B. 1927), Flag 1, 2023, Archival Pigment Print on Arches Aquarelle, 14.5 x 13 inches

We are delighted to showcase the exceptional talent of accomplished artists such as Morton Kaish N.A., whose works can be found in major museums worldwide, along with the renowned Hunt Slonem, known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings, and Bernie Taupin, celebrated for his long-term collaboration with the legendary musician Elton John.

In addition to the stunning artworks, we are excited to share an insightful essay written by acclaimed art critic, dealer, writer, curator, and artist Bruce Helander. Discover his compelling analysis of "247-HBA: Revolutionary Reflections" by clicking below:

247-HBA - Exhibitions - Manolis Projects Art Gallery

Hunt Slonem (B. 1951), American Flag, 2023

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 inches

We also invite you to read a heartfelt letter from the owners of Manolis Projects Gallery, Myrthia Moore and J. Steven Manolis, who share their passion and vision behind this extraordinary exhibition. Delve into their inspiring words by clicking here:

From Myrthia Moore

and J. Steven Manolis

All the artworks are for sale, with prices ranging between $1,000 and $900,000, offering an opportunity to own a unique piece of this extraordinary exhibition.

Join us in celebrating America's 247th birthday through the power of art!

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