In celebration of Italian American Heritage Month, A Fish Called Avalon will host an exhibition of Italian American Icons, featuring 14 award-winning mosaic portraits from Italy’s internationally renowned Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli. The works will be on display beginning October 1st through November 6th at A Fish Called Avalon, located in the Avalon Hotel, 700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. (305) 532-1727.
The beautifully crafted mosaics were created using ancient techniques that go back centuries and were produced in over 5,000 distinct colors in the antique furnaces of Venice and Murano. The collection is dedicated to the portrayal of Italian Americans who have distinguished themselves in their chosen professions.
On display will be portraits of Gianni Versace, Al Pacino, Frank Sinatra, Luciano Pavarotti, Martin Scorsese, Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, Alicia Keys, John Turturro, Monica Bellucci, Kobe Bryant, Sophia Loren and Leonardo DiCaprio. Each piece takes about three months to create, incorporating 200-300 individually cut pieces of glass, along with stone, plastic, wood and cloth, all melding together to form an impressionistic work of art.