THE KIWANIS OF LITTLE HAVANA UNVEILS ‘GALLO FINO’ BY LAURA CHIRINO AS OFFICIAL CARNAVAL MIAMI 2022 POSTER
ABOUT LAURA CHIRINO
Born in Havana, Cuba, Chirino arrived in the United States at the age of 3. With a passion for art from a very young age, Chirino credits her upbringing rich in family traditions, as well as the beauty of Miami’s landscape as the root of her inspiration. Known for her bold mix of styles, ranging from sleek and contemporary to weathered and organic textures that add a subtle and sophisticated feel to her paintings, Chirino has been a recognized exhibiting artist at Carnaval on the Mile for more than seven years.
“I am honored to be chosen as this year’s poster artist by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana,” said Laura Chirino. “‘Gallo Fino’ represents my Cuban roots and was inspired by my Abuelo, who is still better known today as el ‘Gallo Fino.’ Remembering my grandfather’s struggle to maintain our household – all while keeping his faith, positivity and dapper-style intact – fuels my unrelenting motivation and drives my artistic passion. It is my hope that Carnaval Miami attendees will find their own inspiration within ‘Gallo Fino’.”
The Official Carnaval Miami Poster
Carnaval Miami is a celebration of tradition and culture branded as the largest Latino festival in the United States. Since 1978, people from all walks of life flock to South Florida to enjoy inimitable music, art and culinary experiences. Created upon special commission by the Kiwanis of Little Havana, the official poster is an annual tradition that visually represents the vivacity of Carnaval Miami. Previous Carnaval Miami poster artists include: Alejandra Stefania, Atomik, Alexander Mijares, Carlos Navarro, Annie Maxwell, Gilda Sacasas, Lebo, Leonor Murciano, Humberto Benitez and Dania Sierra.