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ARTSOUTH was founded in June 2000. After extensive renovations, ArtSouth opened its doors to the public in April 2001, with a core group of under ten artists. Today that number has more than tripled, with the addition of a fully operational school, galleries and on-going events.  Since its inception, ArtSouth has evolved significantly as a landmark arts center in culturally underserved South Dade.

In addition to providing affordable art studio spaces to juried artists, the 3.5 acre ArtSouth facility features three galleries, an art school, a ceramic facility, a bronze foundry, a performing arts studio, and extensive exhibit space.  ArtSouth provides year–round programming that includes art exhibits and cultural performances that are free and open to the public. We also provide extensive arts education programming for adults and youth. 

ArtSouth works closely with governmental officials from The City of Homestead, The Homestead Chamber/Florida City of Commerce and various community leaders to enhance the appeal of the Downtown Historic District.  Each month residents and visitors look forward to the monthly open house, known as “Second Saturday.” “Second Saturday’s” have been ongoing since 2000.

ARTSOUTH is the creation of Ellie Schneiderman and I. Stanley Levine. Incorporated in June 2000, ArtSouth first opened its doors to the public in April 2001, with a core group of under ten artists. Today that number has more than tripled, with the addition of a fully operational school, galleries and on-going events.

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CHAIR
JANIS KLEIN-YOUNG
Educator

SECRETARY
BEATRIZ HERRMANN
Community Liaison, Young Men's Academy at MacArthur South

TREASURER
TWILA GRANDCHAMP
Executive Director Special Education
Dade County Public Schools
(Retired)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
JEANNETTE MEDINA

Retired

DIRECTORS

ELLIE SCHNEIDERMAN
Director, ArtSouth Founder & Resident Artist

ELWIN A. ROZYSKIE, JR.
Colonel, USAFR   Commander 482d Mission Support Group

MIMI DICKSON

Artist Representative

Art South Resident Artist

 

 

 

STEVE SHELLEY

Councilman, City of Homestead

VICTORIA MORALES

Artist Representative

ArtSouth Resident Artist

ROBERT CHAPLIN

Director

Businessman/

Photographer

 

 

 

 

BETSY KAPLAN

Director
Miami-Dade School Board Member (Retired)

DR. DEBRA PANE, PhD.

CHRISTINE CINTRON

Director

MDCPS Teacher

 

 

 

ARTSOUTH, in eleven years of operation, has established several community partnerships that include: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-Dade College -Homestead Campus, and The Dranoff 2 Piamo Foundation. Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the 4th largest school system in the nation and they chose ArtSouth to house its nationally renowned arts-based Service Learning Program. The Dranoff Foundation makes use of ArtSouth's performing arts sanctuary to inaugurate their yearly 2-piano concerto.

 

Artsouth is a participating member of the Theatre League of South Florida.

 

Our Sponsors

ArtSouth programs are supported in part by:

Our Staff

Jeannette Medina

Executive Director


Fe Padua

Accountant

 

Maggy Herrera

Education Coordinator

 

Cultural Outreach

ArtSouth resident artists participate in an extensive exhibition schedules for seasonal events. They are visible exhibitors at shows in local venues such as The Deering Estate, Everglades National Park, Palmetto Bay Village Center, Homestead City Hall and numerous Homestead area businesses.