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Brush Hour

redviolet creations wall art!

As toddlers and pilfered lipsticks prove, a little color goes a long way.

In agreement is husband-and-wife team Catalina Gutierrez and Gonzalo Fuenmayor of Redviolet Creations.

Fuenmayor learned color theory at NYC’s School of Visual Arts and puts his knowledge to work painting modern children’s wall art. The pair’s specialty? Understanding the emotions and physical responses that different hues inspire (they recommend energizing yellows and oranges in the playroom, soothing blues and browns in the nursery).

Designs steer clear of the usual (bye-bye, fairy princesses; hello, friendly hoot owls) and each project begins with a consultation and a sketch, with painting usually completed in a day or two.

That’s on the mark.


Redviolet Creations (305-484-3917 or redvioletcreations.com).

this week in miami!

CREATE
Being in My World: a Family Cultural Spot Activity
What: Little Picassos (ages 5-10) make mixed-media, 3-D dioramas based on the story title Being in My World.
Why: Entertainment, instruction, materials, and a snack for just $5.
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, 1018 N. Miami Ave. (305-455-3339). For reservations, e-mail rsvp@cifo.org.

FLY
Kite Festival
What:
Soar to great heights with kite-building classes, flying competitions, music, refreshments, and sky-gazing.
Why: Tails — you win.
When: Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Skyward Kites, 10800 Collins Ave., Haulover Park, Miami Beach (305-893-0906).

SHOP
Liapela
What:
Coral Gables’s design-centric children’s store opens a second location.
Why: Good taste heads north.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 600 Silks Run, Village at Gulfstream Park, ste. 1280, Hallandale Beach (305-441-0658).

Photo: Courtesy of Redviolet Creations

LOCATIONS
1018 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136
305-415-6343
600 Silks Run
@ Village at Gulfstream Park, ste 1280
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
305-441-0658
10800 Collins Ave
@ Haulover Park
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
305-893-0906
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