Nearly 200 invited guests got a special preview of an important new art exhibition at Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. Lowe director Brian Dursum and Stella M. Holmes, president of The Brickellian, jointly hosted a preview of West Encounters East's Light and Shadows, which will premier at arteaméricas 2012 next month. The exhibit focuses on the fusion of Eastern and Western artistic traditions in the works of seven Brazilian artists of Asian heritage. Speakers at the Lowe event were writer Anna Kazumi Stahl, Ph.D., and Denise Mattar, curator of the exhibit and former director of São Paulo Modern Art Museum and Rio de Janeiro Modern Art Museum. Following the lectures, guests enjoyed a reception with refreshments provided by Thierry’s Catering, while the music of Yoshiko Carlton on the koto, a Japanese stringed instrument, and Jorge Alfano on the Japanese shakuhachi flute preserved the evening's theme and mood. For more information, call 305-854-4959. Click Here to Learn More About West Encounters East.