“Coconut Grove Grapevine Article”
Local Coconut Grove artists Jake Johnson and Peter Johann Studl took a tired 18th floor oceanfront residential condo “with great bones” and repurposed it as an exciting, eclectic art gallery. After several coats of ultra-white paint and a deep cleaning, the space glows like an upscale art gallery…in the sky.
Daniela Luna and friend, Mauro, enjoy Jake Johnson’s painting “Yes, Mr. President,” at left. At right: Artist Eileen Seitz guides visitors through the gallery. The collection features three distinct colorful contemporary styles to round out the gallery offering.
Besides their own works, the artist-curators invited the venerable Coconut Grove artist, Eileen Seitz to add her colorful tropical works to the Exhibition.
Some of Ms Seitz’ works are traveling later this month to the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Johnson exhibited his “Heros” themed works and others at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery earlier this year. Austrian born Studl is the owner of Grove Art Gallery, formerly on Bird Ave in the Grove.