Three Bootz Cultural Arts Center Teachers Win At Art Exhibits

Three art teachers from the Bootz Cultural Art Center have won prestigious awards in local exhibits.

Roehl Acosta’s sculpture Florida Wave was named Best in Show at the Art of Association exhibit at the Lighthouse Art Center and Gallery in Tequesta. The award was presented on June 16 at the opening reception. Acosta is not only an accomplished sculptor but also teaches drawing and painting.

Jay Harmon was awarded Best in Show in the Palm Beach County Art Teacher’s Association exhibit titled “Summer in the Gardens” at Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus in Palm Beach Gardens. Harmon teaches drawing and high school portfolio classes.

Manuel Gonzalez (Mago’z) received the Grand Prize for his turtle painting in the Quick Draw exhibit at Hollywood Arts Park sponsored by the Broward Art Guild. He currently has work on display at Gallery 2014 in Hollywood. Manuel teaches watercolor classes.

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