Miami-Dade County Visual Arts

“Art to Wear Collection” at H Benitez Fine Art Gallery

ART TO WEAR Collection on View at H Benitez Fine Art GalleryFriday, July 5, 6:30pm-10pm -H Benitez Fine Art Gallery, 305 Alcazar Avenue, Coral Gables

Art to Wear Collection by Miami Gallery artist Holly A. Jones will be on view at the H Benitez Fine Art Gallery during the Coral Gables Gallery Night, Friday June 5th 2013. ART + FASHION = ART TO WEAR Collection by Holly A. Jones are hand painted canvases sewn into handbags. The brand has grown global with Miami attitude and style. The bags are simple bucket and envelope styles but are unique in composition. One can really understand Holly’s dedication to the quality and artistry of her work by examining one of her handbags. The handbags are made of a canvas and vinyl exterior with a raw shantung silk or leather interior lining. Bright, bold colors and abstract botanical subject matter create unique designs on each and every bag, making each bag one-of-a-kind. A certificate of authenticity is issued and signed by the artist. Each handbag is made at the Holly A. Jones studio in Coral Gables, Florida. A mixture between art and fashion has developed Holly’s concept of wearable art. With each handbag, a wall easel is included. Collectors are able to display their collection bag on the wall instead of storing it in a closet. If at any point in time, the collector would like to turn the handbag back into a piece of wall art, the sewn pattern of the bag allows a framer to stretch and frame the painted canvas.