And now, another great guest post from Michael’s assistant Ellie Sara Groden. Born in Miami Shores, Florida, Ellie taught English in Rome, favors Maui and Big Sky, and seeks out nature, culture, laughter and food! Find her on Twitter @EllieSara and @harryspizzeria.
We all love discovering talent, particularly when it’s been mingling with normalcy, and especially when it turns out to be the easy-going busser turned server at the pizza place who never lacks a good morning smile. Of course, most of the people at Harry’s knew that Jose was an artist. Most people who see Jose probably guess he’s an artist in some form. Us office peeps found out what a serious artist he is when Omar, TGHG bookkeeper, brought in a New World School of the Arts (NWSA) brochure that he picked up for his daughter. Inside, a feature on the winner of a student competition for the college division of NWSA at Greenberg Traurig, LLP for a 60-foot high painting, entitled “Grew Into This,” by Jose Perez.
I googled him of course, and found these great videos, and several articles, of Jose’s imprint on the Miami scene. Next, I headed to Harry’s to talk with him, see below for the interview. Don’t miss the videos of his work at the bottom.