On Saturday, February 13, 2009, internationally renowned artist Romero Britto, assisted by twenty-four talented Miami-Dade High school students, created and painted four separate five foot canvasses that will define the 11th Judicial Circuit’s centennial during its yearlong celebration.
The Artist in Residence Program took place the Historical Museum of Southern Florida located at 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida. Mr. Britto and the students publicly painted the canvasses that commemorate the 100th anniversary of South Florida’s premiere judicial circuit.
The event was fun and highly visual, especially given the bright and vibrant colors chosen by Mr. Britto for the paintings. The function was well attended by the public, including the artists, school officials, museum personnel, lawyers, judges, and the media.
Mr. Britto, who believes that “art is too important not to share,” gave individual guidance to the students. Together, they created unique works of art that will be proudly displayed in the historic Dade County Courthouse throughout the centennial celebration.