Meet Joe White, Famous Artist

Joe White painted his way through San Francisco in the 60's, NYC in the 70's, and D.C. in th 80's. Saturday, January 2nd, 2010, his first solo show in 2 years opens at Museo Vault in Wynwood.

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Joe White's Miami watercolors on display at Museo Vault in Wynwood.
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Joe White was born in 1938. He says, "I've been painting all my life. I've never done anything else. Well, I worked as a fry cook for about 33 hours over 3 weeks in college. Then I retired."
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His work has appeared in two Whitney Biennials, solo exhibitions coast to coast, and belongs to the collections of the National Gallery of Art, and the American Medical Association, among others.
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Joseph White is originally from Sacramento. He moved to San Francisco in the 60's, Manhattan in the 70's, and D.C. in the 80's. His mom used to live in Pembroke Pines so he's been to South Florida many times.
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He says, "I work on watercolors when I'm down here. I work from photos, and paint using a grid system."
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"Back in 1976 I was in a dance company for 6 months. It was called Mondo Freako. There was a whole country and western band on stage with us."
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"I had an art rock band in D.C. called Twisted Teenage Plot. One of our songs was 'Oil On The Soil, Stir That Mud Around.'"
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Joe paints from the balcony of his oceanside condo.
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This Saturday, January 2, 2010 is the opening of Joe White's "Utilitarian Beauty" at the Museo Vault at 350 NW 29th Street in Miami.
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The Museo Vault, recently featured in a Biscayne Times article, is a multimillion dollar, high-tech, art storage, shipping, crating and restoration facility with viewing galleries. The project is headed by Wynwood real estater David Lombardi.
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The Museo Vault will also be open with Joe's work for Wynwood's Art Walk on Saturday, January 9, 2010.
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Joe White with paint brushes in protective sleeve.
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Joe White in front of one of his watercolors.
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Joe White's shoes.
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White with paints and reference sheet.
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Painter, Joseph White and his lady, video artist Renee Butler, at the door of their 15th floor South Beach condo/studio.
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