This photo was taken at an event that took place last week in South Beach Miami, Florida. It was a tribute to Alfredo Gonzalez, Sr., owner of several Cuban restaurants in Miami Beach.
The Mayor (Dan Gelber in a suit & tie) and a commissioner (Joy Malakoff – the blonde standing to the right) presented a plaque that was affixed to the building on Collins Avenue & 11th Street (original location of the first David’s Cuban Cafe) to honor Alfredo Sr.
The man in the light blue shirt is his son, Alfredo Jr. (who happens to be an attorney for Greenberg Traurig Law Firm’s Miami office. That painting on the easel was painted by Dena Stewart, artist and author of INNER PEACE – IT ISN’T OUT THERE.
She painted the “David’s Cafe” when Dena and Stewart’s and first came to South Beach, Florida approximately 30 years ago. The painting depicts that restaurant and that street. It hung in the Mayor’s office at City Hall (when Sy Gelber – father of current mayor Dan Gelber was Mayor) for many years before Alfredo Jr. bought it from the artist, Dena Stewart herself.
Her original artwork is now on display at this tribute location. She is very proud and we at SyndicatedNews, as her partners are proud of her as well.
Dena makes her artwork available for 1/2 in regular currency and 1/2 in BCR@W.