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Pinecrest Gardens is all about ART! Come and enjoy our great exhibits today which range from paintings, drawings, sculptures and more.

Date: Year-round
Time: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Admission: General Admission $5 I Children 2 and under Free


Alice Pittaluga
La_Danse

La Danse, by Brazilian artist Alice Pittaluga, is an homage to Henri Matisse's painting from 1910. 

Ms. Pittaluga was inspired by the dancers from the painting and created these wonderful free flowing sculptures which are located in Pinecrest Gardens' Hammock Pavilion area.  This sculpture has been generously donated to Pinecrest Gardens by her husband, Brazilian Diplomat, Carlos Bueno.  Pinecrest is home to Alice Pittaluga’s son, Roberto Bueno and his family. 

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Santiago Medina

Friendship - Santiago Medina 

Friendship, donated by Artist Santiago Medina for permanent display in the Sotloff Memorial Garden.

Medina summarizes his artistic passion as “ I bring inert stainless steel to life by creating timeless masterpieces full of light and movement for art lovers”. Since studying at Harvard, Medina has been a pioneer in the innovative use of advanced 3D imaging CT and MRI in the creation of unique sculptures. Therefore, Medina brings powerful artistic expression, technological sophistication and physician sensitivity to his beautiful artwork.  Santiago Medina has generously donated Friendship at the site of the Sotloff Memorial Garden.  Master sculptor Santiago Medina has Italian stainless steel masterpiece sculptures are at marquee public art venues worldwide. 

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Donald Lee Seiler

Peace Bird - Sue Fisher

Reclining Lady - Sue Fisher

Peace Bird and Reclining Woman, donated by Roy and Sue Fisher.

Donald Seiler was born in Miami Beach and resided in Hardee County for over 20 years giving the community monumental sculptures and site specific forms.  Many of his pieces can be viewed as public art throughout Miami include Dante Fascell Park and the University of Miami.  Each sculpture Mr. Seiler has created honors life and spirit.

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Carola Bravo

Roots Map - Carola Bravo

Deep Roots Map, Terrazo and metal. Donated by Carola Bravo for the Pinecrest Gardens permanent art collection; Cypress Hall Floor.

Carola Bravo is a Miami based artist well known for her immersive video-installations, site-specific installations, urban interventions, and intimate studio artworks that address space, changing territories and their geometry.  Bravo has her PhD in Architecture from The Central University in Venezuela.  Carola is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery and heads up the hARTvest Project located at Pinecrest Gardens.

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Patsy Rodriguez

Tropical Punch - Patsy Rodriguez

PG Bench - Patsy Radriguez

Tropical Punch and various ceramic art benches at locations throughout Pinecrest Gardens.

Patsy’s colorful works, both mosaics and murals, can be found in many institutions.   She also won an Artist of Merit award in 2015 for her mosaics from the prestigious Arrowmont Tennessee School of Arts and Crafts. Patsy has two studios, one at her home in Palmetto Bay and the other in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  Patsy’s mural and benches have been generously donated to Pinecrest Gardens by herself along with The Pinecrest Garden Club and the Garden Fund.

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Trish Jeselli

Daisy The Dog - Trish Jeselli

Daisy the dog 

Trish is a local artist who has been working in oils, acrylics and most recently mosaics.  She does two major art shows a year, both in Coconut Grove including The Historic Barnacle Start Park show and the Gifford Lane Art Show.  Her artistic philosophy, “I love doing art projects that make people smile.” She has fondly named the dog she has painted and donated by Lynn Willy Fichman, “Daisy”.

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Fragiskos Bitros

Roots Chandelier - Fragiskos Bitros

Roots Chandelier

F+M FOS is a team of designers from all over the world under the artistic leadership of Fragiskos Bitros, head designer and owner.

"The Roots Chandelier is part of a collection that depicts the natural rooting of trees, anchoring the plant and absorbing nutriment and moisture.   It symbolizes the nourishing powers of Mother Earth, a connection to ancestors and the spirit world and a representation of the journey of spiritual growth.”  - Fragiskos Bitros