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Exhibition: Botanical Animalia by Catalina Villegas
April 12 @ 10:00 am - July 5 @ 6:00 pm
Pompano Beach Cultural Center Features Flora and Fauna
An Exhibition by Catalina Villegas: Botanica Animalia
The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is pleased to present an exhibition of lively illustrations of the
natural world by Catalina Villegas. The exhibit, in conjunction with a showing of Krista Steinke’s work in
the cultural center’s main gallery, will be on view in the Hall of the Terrace from April 12, 2019 through
July 5, 2019. There will be an opening reception, free to the public, on Friday, April 12, 7-9pm.
“We invite our community to come savor the beauty of the natural world as evoked by Catalina Villegas,”
said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “Villegas’s work is a beautiful and dynamic complement to
the exhibition of Krista Steinke’s art, running concurrently in the gallery at Pompano Beach Cultural
Featuring buoyant images in black and white, which transition into colorful flora and fauna, Catalina
Villega’s work is a vibrant homage to the living things all around her. Villegas was born in Medellin,
Colombia and was raised in Miami, Florida. She is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who grew
up drawing and painting all of her favorite plants and animals. Her work focuses on exploring the vast
diversity of lush flora and fauna found in Colombia and Florida. She has made her life’s purpose to be
involved in creative endeavors. Her travels and professional adventures have given her the opportunity
to work as a graphic designer for a Colombian menswear line, a freelance photographer in South Florida,
and as an illustrator for clients around the world. Her work has been published in various magazines and
blogs including WeTransfer.com and UPPERCASE Magazine. She licenses her art to companies that make
a range of products including temporary tattoos, seed packets, home decor items, gift wrap and fabric.
City of Pompano Beach, Department of Cultural Affairs
Villegas studied Fine Arts at Florida International University, and has completed numerous courses with
renowned international art agent Lilla Rogers (Make Art That Sells) and Rachael Taylor (Make it in
Design). She has a love for bass guitar, heavy metal, hula-hoops, chai lattes and chihuahuas. She plays the
bass in an all-female rock band called Lilith. Catalina currently divides her time between La Ceja,
Colombia, and Pompano Beach, Florida.
There will be an opening reception, free to the public, on Friday, April 12, 7-9pm.