The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana gives a warm welcome to Carlos Navarro as the poster artist for CARNAVAL MIAMI 2016
“Dawn of the Carnaval” embodies the essence of the Hispanic culture Carnaval Miami has celebrated for
nearly four decades,” said Jerry Fernandez, president of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. “Carlos captured
classic Cuban elements, while paying a heart-wrenching tribute to the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, all with his signature pop-art twist.”
Born in Havana, Cuba, Navarro arrived in the United States at the age of 2. Since he was a child, Navarro can recall the constant need to be creative, describing it as “synonymous with breathing.” He has coined his style as “Pop Suave,” fusing Pop Art with traditional Cuban, Miami and other themes inspired by his heritage and
upbringing, as well as “instilled memories” of the detailed stories he grew up hearing throughout his life. With a litany of artistic talents, including paintings, sculptures murals and more, Navarro says he takes pride in utilizing his artistic talents to benefit numerous South Florida organizations and the community at large.
“It is a tremendous honor to be selected by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and provide a piece that resonates so deeply with my artistic style,” said Navarro. “I am humbled to pay homage to my Latin culture, along with honoring the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana as they celebrate their 40th anniversary, and hope that Carnaval Miami attendees will find their own inspiration inside ‘Dawn of the Carnaval’.”