New World School of The ArtsHello Sunshine
New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature in 1984 as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is and educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and the University of Florida. Through its programming for next generation artists and revolutionaries, the school brings students and teachers together to create projects to be enjoyed by the entire community.
Hello Sunshine, a colorful mosaic stairwell at Aventura Mall, was created by students Cindy Becerra, Rachel Lee, Jon Millan, Elizabeth Newberry Melanie Sarria at New World School of the Arts. Under the direction of renowned ceramicists Carlos Alves and JC Carroll, the student artists worked as a team to create a mosaic that evokes the tropical climate and welcoming South Florida lifestyle.