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25 Years on Las Olas: Congratulations Howard Alan Events on Your Silver Anniversary!

Let’s celebrate a Silver Anniversary together on Las Olas Boulevard!   Howard Alan Events announces its 25th Annual Las Olas Fair Part II, taking place March 2 and 3rd!   This event is free and open to the public and promises a special free “giveaway” piece of sculpture by world renown artist Ancizar Marin!  The Rickie Report hopes you’re setting your GPS for Ft. Lauderdale to see this show!

25th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II

March 2 & 3, 2013

Saturday and Sunday  10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue 

                                                                                                                                                           600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301


A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Las Olas Association


The Las Olas Art Fair returns for part two of this wildly popular award-winning show, March 2 – 3, 2013.  Festival-goers return each year and look forward to seeing longtime favorites as well as new and emerging talent.  This two-day event, produced by Howard Alan Events, brings together 300 of today’s top local, regional and national artists showcasing their finest work.

Holehouse_Jim_Festival poster painting (Jan2013)

The new 25th anniversary collectors edition poster inspired by Jim Holehouse’s original painting depicting Las Olas Boulevard will be on display and available for purchase at the festival along with t-shirts and previous editions of festival posters.  As always, the booth will be located across from the Cheesecake Factory.

The artists, who will be present for the entire show, will line Las Olas Boulevard with their professional display booths, transforming the area into a first-class outdoor art gallery.  The 25th anniversary edition poster will be available for purchase during the fair.


"Stephanie on Las Olas" Free Giveaway by World Renown Sculptor Ancizar Marin

“Stephanie on Las Olas” Free Giveaway by World Renown Sculptor Ancizar Marin

In addition, festival patrons can register to win a commemorative sculpture created by award-winning artist Ancizar Marin.  “Stephanie on Las Olas” was created in honor  of the show’s silver anniversary and will be on display in booth #1 located at S.E. 6th Avenue and Las Olas Boulevard, near the Cheesecake Factory, where the registration tables will also be located. No purchase is required to enter the giveaway.   

The Rickie Report spoke with artist, Ancizar Marin about his work.  “I was born in Colombia, South America and as a teenager I was not  the best student…I  had to do things my way and only my way, however when I was introduced into art by one of my uncles who is a painter things started to change. I was  caught by the passion of art and started studying at the Bellas Artes Institute of Art in Manizales, Colombia, in 1982. Suddenly my father started getting compliments for my good behavior and achievements!”

Ancizar Marin at his Booth

Ancizar Marin at his Booth


Ancizar went on to specialize in sculpting at the Luccio Petraglia School of Art in Bogota , Colombia in 1985 where well known artists like Liliany and Fernando Botero once attended classes. He studied sculpture in bronze and steel, working with other artists making pieces for the European market to keep the school running which at that time was having financial problems.



It was at the Petraglia school of art where the great idea of joining forces with the already famous Liliany started and they opened up a foundry in Bogota. Ancizar sees still see himself as a student, as he continues to study in Spain, Italy, Venezuela and the United States.  He says, “This mixture of cultures has helped me realize that there are multiple tastes when it comes to shapes and colors in art. That is why I need to improvise and work at the creation and development of different styles, designs and techniques such as Bronze and Chrome, Bronze and Glass plus my latest technique of Bronze and Resin. I will continue to experiment with multiple textures and techniques for as long as I can live”.


This multi-talented artist divides his time between Florida, he shares, ” where I inspire my self and I create the models in clay, New Jersey where I have a foundry and where all the dirty work is done and Colombia, South America where I’m still doing some private commissions and where most of my family reside.  As you see I cannot attend all the art shows I want.  My goal is to do about ten art shows a year”.

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Humbly, he says, “I am open to all comments and suggestions I hope I can meet you in person in a future show or exhibition, thank you for your time and patronage.  Most of my sculptures are inspired by the fascinating world of cirque du soleil.   I love their expressions, their movement and the positive energy I feel when I’m around them.”

Ancizar explains the rigorous steps it takes to create his art. “I begin my sculptures by making a model in clay, after that a mold is made, then the figure is poured in either bronze or fiberglass. After this comes the angle grinding, the chasing, the sanding and the finishes such as chrome plate, patinas and car paints”.
What has drawn him to this medium of artistic expression?  He  states, “Since my junior high school years sculptures have held an obsessive fascination for me, their diverse form, volume, contour and detail,  provide a rich and inexhaustible depth of subject. I have been privileged to work with master of art Fernando Botero and Liliany who I call the ‘godmother of my long and troubled career’, being an sculptor is not easy but in my opinion no other career will give me the joy, happines and peace I feel when Im sculpting or working on a model.”
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The Rickie Report asked how he chose bronze as his most popular medium.  ” I have an affinity to bronze as a medium, it allows me to express my ideas, my feelings, my desires, my thoughts and the challenge of being different.  I love to try new techniques and finishes such as the chrome plate on bronze which has helped me win multiple awards and has set me apart from other sculptors. My intention is to capture the human eye, and start a dialogue of love and feeling for art. My dreams are clear, I love to see my sculptures bring the same joy and happines they bring me to many homes and places of work where people will enjoy them and love them as much as I love them.”
What advice would he give to a new sculptor starting his or her career?  “Go with your instinct, enjoy it, have fun, love it, treat sculpting as a sport, in my case there is no soccer, no football, no basketball. Years will go by and you will notice the fun never ends”.  The Rickie Report hopes you will slow down and visit Ancizar Marin’s booth at this Las Olas show.  Not only will you meet an inspiring artist, but you can take home a little piece of his heaven and make it yours.  For more information about Ancizar Marin:  954 628 2827  or
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Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.  For additional information on the 23rd Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.

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