Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mary Herzig


The art world of Brevard suffered a loss this week. 


Mary Herzig passed away peacefully in her home on May 23, 2016.  Mary was a long time resident of Satellite Beach, FL.  She was born in Detroit, MI.  She and her family moved to St. Petersburg, FL at the age of 9.  She attended St. Petersburg High School.

She began her love of painting in her early 20s where she would paint by number.  She was the proud owner of Artist Corner in Melbourne for over 25 years.  She was very active in the local art world and her many talents included oil painting, water color, silk painting, stained glass, sculpture, china painting and jewelry.

She was a member of the Strawbridge Art League for many years, serving on the board of directors and chairing the Green Gables exhibit as well as entering many of her art pieces in the exhibits of the organization. Most recently, she was a member of the Art Gallery of Viera where her beautiful work was on display. And she was a great supporter of Brevard Art News.
Services will be held at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne, FL on Friday, May 27 at 6:00 p.m.  Friends planning expressions of sympathy are asked to consider Satellite Beach Community Medic Program, 1390 South Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach, FL 32937. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/floridatoday/obituary.aspx?n=mary-herzig&pid=180102356&fhid=6346#sthash.1Y9TNHOL.dpuf

Monotypes in Red with Grace Leal, Peter Crumpacker and Barbara Burkhardt at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

by Peter Crumpacker

Exhibit dates: June 28-July 31


Monotypes in Red, a joint exhibit of work artists Grace Leal, Peter Crumpacker and Barbara Burkhardt, is set to open at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on June 28 and will run through July 31. Each artist brings their own unique vision to this collaboration.

Grace Leal’s work often addresses the "point of transgression," the period of time when a choice is being made to displace oneself in order to evolve, change and reach another level. Grace, a multi-media artist, uses a variety of voices in her work. Sometimes narration takes precedence, sometimes it is a social or political commentary, and sometimes it is a sheer expression of passion in an abstract work that includes just shapes, forms and colors.

Peter Crumpacker approaches his work with an engineering mind and the free spirit of the artist. The engineer in him still wants precision; the artist wants mayhem, mess, and beauty. His best work combines it all. Peter is very active across the state of Florida and his work is in collections all across the United States.

Barbara Burkhardt says of her work, “After painting realistic watercolor for years, I find myself moving in a different direction. The most drastic change in my work is moving from realism to abstract.” She is working intuitively and creating work that evolves on an emotional level through the manipulation of color choice and design elements.  

There will be a First Friday opening reception where you can meet the artists and talk to them about their work on Friday, July 1, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm, at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in the Eau Gallie Art District in Melbourne.


Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lost and Found at the Fifth Aveue Art Gallery

by Betsy Heath

Exhibit dates: May 3-29

Don't let this week slip by without experiencing the creativity evident in "Lost & Found" at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Top awards were presented to Jody Carter and Betsy Heath. Stop in and see if you can find all the ingredients in each of the 25 pieces of assemblage art entered in this exhibit. Each of the participating artists was provided with a different set of materials. They had to use everything included to create a work of art. The viewer will get a look at the "kit" each artist started with and the finished artwork. Did they make something marvelous from the mundane? The show closes on May 29th.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Storytelling Through Portraiture with Brett Pigon at Artist Forum



The Art Student’s Guild of Brevard (TASGOB)

Event:  The Artist’s Forum

Guest Speaker: Brett Pigon

Date and Time:  Saturday, June 4, 2016

This Harris Corporation employee and award winning artist uses his skills of thinking “outside the box” to create remarkable portraits that tell a story.   He will talk about his process and provide examples.  

Please bring one painting for critique following the presentation.   Free and open to the public.

Location:  Third floor 909 East New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL

Contact: jjamesartist@gmail. com

ArtWorks of Eau Gallie: Call to Artists


 
 
Applications are now being accepted for the 20th Annual ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival.

ArtWorks will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and  20, 2016, the weekend before Thanksgiving. The festival takes place along Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, Florida.

*100 juried artists working "en plein air."

*Artist Awards: $25,000 in cash awards and ribbons will be presented. This includes the $3,500 Link Johnsten Best of Show Award and the Demonstrators' Awards.  There are also sponsor purchase awards.

The Prospecturs and Application are on the web site. The application deadline is September 1.  Please visit:
 

Monday, May 16, 2016

CONNECTIONS, the ceramic art of Katherine Mathisen at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


Exhibit dates: May 31 - June 26

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to announce "CONNECTIONS, the ceramic art of Katherine Mathisen." Katherine was the 2015 100% Pure Florida exhibit winner. Her work, done by hand, uses earthenware clay and a combination of surface glazes, engobes, colored slips, stains, terra sigillata and Egyptian paste. Creating figurative sculpture posed in simple gestures to convey human emotion and relations, Katherine's current work blends clay and other media in an artfully articulate way. She has recently been awarded the 2016 Edith Bush Charitable Foundation Art of Philanthropy Award and was the poster artist for the 2016 Artisphere in Greenville, So. Carolina.

This exhibit will open on May 31st and will run through June 26th. Katherine will be present at the First Friday opening on Friday, June 3rd, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. You are invited to join us in this evening of art and socializing.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Art District of Melbourne, Florida.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com

Stop, Look and Listen - A Digital Art Show with Jerry Hanzl and Barry Schoenholz


Who:       Barry Schoenholz and Jerry Hanzl
What:      Stop, Look and Listen - A Digital Art Show
Where:    The Harris Gallery at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
When:     June 6th through June 26th
Why:        For the love of the arts
 
Camelot by Jerry Hanzl
 
 
Planning by Barry Schoenholz
Stop, Look and Listen - A Digital Art Show
 
    The King Center presents Barry Schoenholz and Jerry Hanzl, in a photography show like you have never seen before, ‘Stop, Look and Listen, on display in the Harris Gallery from June 6th through June 26th.
 
  Barry Schoenholz is a fine art photographer with a different point of view. He specializes in creating images that derive from a photographic process that melds with the visions in his mind and forms a nexus between reality and the creativity of his mind. His pieces are original and go beyond what you would expect.  He calls his artistic process Digital Fusion.

  Barry is a retired educator from New York and Michigan by way of Texas, where he earned a degree in fine art specializing in traditional black and white photography and digital imaging.  He also holds an earned doctorate from Hofstra University. His website is www.barryschoenholz.com

 The Digital Art of Jerry Hanzl evolved out of his diverse backgrounds in computers and photography, along with commercial and fine art. He was educated at the Cooper School of Art, Control Data Institute and the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Now after many years of learning, Jerry tries to blend all of his skills into a medium that can only be understood as “painting with photography on a digital canvas."

  Jerry is an award winning photographer, freelance artist, one of the founders and the creative director at Art Gallery of Viera, which is celebrating its 7th anniversary. His website is www.digitalartbyjerry.com .

June 12th Space Coast Jazz Society Concert



Pianist Steve Kirsner, whose music and banter have provided many happy hours at Heidi’s Jazz Club over the last six years, will lead his jazz quintet at the Space Coast Jazz Society’s June concert.

The encore event will be from 2 to 4:30 PM Sunday, June 12th, at the Cocoa Beach Country Club, 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach. Purchase tickets at the door: $10 for SCJS members, $15 for guests. Students free.

The quintet includes Kirsner on piano, Dave Lewis on bass guitar, Stan Soloko on drums, Len Bentley on trumpet, Steve Mazzi on saxophones and flute, and a special guest vocalist.

All of the musicians have sat in with each other at various times at the popular Thursday afternoon concerts at the Sunset Grill in Cocoa Beach. Before that, they also played for years at the old Lloyds at Port Canaveral under the leadership of the late Wes Kirby. At that time, the band was The Ragtime Rascals with a focus on Dixieland. Dave Lewis became the bandleader.

When the ownership of Lloyds changed seven years ago, the Rascals moved their Thursday gig to the Sunset Grill and shifted from ragtime to traditional jazz.

A retired dentist, Kirsner divided his time between being a club pianist and being the property manager for Brevard County real estate owned by his family. Most of Kirsner’s piano playing in recent years has been at Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach, where he performs at the Happy Hour from 5 to 8 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays.

He plays music by ear and it is rare when he can’t fulfill a request from one of his many loyal followers.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Exhibits: Radical Elements (by Studio Art Quilt Associates) and A View Within: The Collaboration of Two Fiber Artists

1.
  • NAME of exhibits:  Radical Elements (by Studio Art Quilt Associates) and A View Within: The Collaboration of Two Fiber Artists
  • DATE: May 28-August 27, 2016
  • LOCATION: Ruth Funk Center Galleries
  • ADDRESS of the location: Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901
  • PRICE: Free Admission
  • PHONE NUMBER for public use:  321-674-8313
  • Website: http://textiles.fit.edu
About Radical Elements:
Our physical world is created out of the chemical elements, from hydrogen to platinum to arsenic. For this exhibition, each of the selected artists created a new work influenced by an element from the periodic table. Inspirations came from anything relating to that element, whether it is a play on the name, its color or the products made from it. Both representational and abstract works were welcomed.

The artists were also asked to move quilting beyond the usual materials of fabric and thread, exploring the function and decorative properties of different surfaces and stitching materials. This exhibition was the first to embrace the newly expanded definition of an art quilt and is a signature exhibition for the international organization Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).

Image: BJ Adams (USA), Cadmium. Photo courtesy of Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Exhibition sponsored in memory of Judy Roach.

About A View Within: The Collaboration of Two Fiber Artists:
Now in its sixth year, A View Within is the result of a collaborative project by contemporary artists Paula Chung and Karen Rips. The artists’ fascination with the human body, as revealed through advances in medical imagery, is the primary inspiration for this exhibition of tapestries. A View Within was originally driven by individual images as they became available. However, the success of this project has resulted in more body images being made available, allowing the artists to visually explore the body’s systems and functions in depth.

The Center is pleased to present 12 original works by Rips and Chung during summer 2016 in conjunction with the Studio Art Quilt Associates’ exhibition Radical Elements.

2. "Digital Explorations in Fiber and Mixed Media" - A Demonstration by featured artist Wen Redmond, Radical Elements
  • NAME of event:  "Digital Explorations in Fiber and Mixed Media" - A Demonstration by featured artist Wen Redmond, Radical Elements
  • DATE of event: Saturday, May 28
  • TIME of event: 10:30 a.m.
  • LOCATION of event: P133 (next to Evans Library, Florida Tech Campus)
  • ADDRESS of the location: Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901
  • PRICE of event: $10, $5 for Friends of Textiles members. {Preregistration required (textiles@fit.edu or 321-674-6129)}
  • PHONE NUMBER for public use:  321-674-8313
  • Website: http://textiles.fit.edu/upcoming-events.php#.VzTPuCGH3K0
About the Artist:
New England artist, Wen Redmond explores her medium, fiber, focusing on experimentation and expanding its presentation. Her unique artistic work merges digital processes, photography, collage, media mix and surface design.

Wen has created several signature Digital Fiber Techniques; Holographic Images creating 3-D effects, Textured Photographs using molding paste and a innovative Serendipity Collage method. Her latest work continues experimenting with digital photography, manipulating and printing images on medium substrates.

She has been published widely in books and magazines, featured on Quilting Arts Television and has two available DVD workshops with Interweave Publishing. Wen's book with CT Publishing, working title 'Digital Explorations in Fiber and Paper' is due to be published December 2016. Her work has been included in many juried exhibits and collections, including Marvin Fletcher’s, Quilt National collection.


3. Gallery Talk by featured artist Wen Redmond, Radical Elements
  • NAME of event:  Gallery Talk by featured artist Wen Redmond, Radical Elements
  • DATE of event: Saturday, May 28, 2016
  • TIME of event: 2:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION of event: Ruth Funk Center Galleries
  • ADDRESS of the location: Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901
  • PRICE of event: Free Admission
  • PHONE NUMBER for public use:  321-674-8313
·         Website: http://textiles.fit.edu/upcoming-events.php#.VzTPuCGH3K0

About the event:
Join artist Wen Redmond as she discusses the digital design techniques utilized in her quilt “Lighter than Air” (on view May 28 – August 27, 2016). This event is presented in conjunction with the opening of the upcoming exhibition Radical Elements by the international organization Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Getting Started in Watercolors with Ed Carlson


Call for Art: Black and White Show at Art Gallery of Viera


Name: Art Gallery of Viera Black and White Show
Dates: May 12th - June 2nd

Location: Art Gallery of Viera

Address: 2261 Town Center Ave, Viera, FL 32940

Phone Number: (321) 504-4343


Call for Art!


Visit our website to check out the full prospectus
Submissions accepted: From Thursday, May 12th until Thursday, June 2nd at Midnight

Just say whoa to color! Art Gallery of Viera announces “Black and White” an exhibit featuring artwork in gray scale (with minimal color) running from June 10th through July 4th, 2016. The Opening Reception for this show will be June 11th, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. To apply, email a .jpg of each artwork to call4art@artgalleryofviera.com no later than June 2nd.


http://artgalleryofviera.com/marketing/2016/BW/Black&White.pdf

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Watercolor Portrait Class with Linda Neal

Linda Neal will be teaching a watercolor portrait class for residents and guests of Heritage Isle Club in Viera on Mondays, 1- 4pm on the following dates:  May 16 and 23 and June 13, 20 and 27.  

Classes are $15 each, pay as you go.  For further information, including supply list, or to set up your own community class, contact Linda by text or phone at 321-544-8888, or e-mail ldneal@bellsouth.net.  

Linda is a skilled teacher who will expand your rendering skills and help you understand the human face.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lost and Found at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Timothy Looks for His Antlers by Jody Carter


Exhibit dates: May 3-29


"Lost & Found" opened Friday night at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery with awards presented to Jody Carter and Betsy Heath. Carter's "Timothy Looks for His Antlers" won "Most Unified Use of Materials" and Heath was awarded the "Most Creative" for "Reality of X, A Struggle to Hear, See, Speak and Express Oneself." You have until May 29th to stop in and see if you can find all the ingredients in each of the 25 pieces of assemblage art entered in this exhibit. Each of the participating artists was provided with a different set of materials. They had to use everything included to create a work of art. The viewer will get a look at the "kit" each artist started with and the finished artwork. Did they make something marvelous from the mundane?

Monday, May 9, 2016

Benefit Sale and Silent Auction - Ellen Plankey Artwork and Art Supplies


Stairway to Knowledge by Rafael Picon


This sculpture, Stairway to Knowledge was installed recently at Miller and Hart Financial Group at 182 Barton Blvd. in Rockledge. The project for this installation was part of the works of the Brevard Cultural Alliance with Lynne Brezina. The sculpture is by Rafael Picon, a Rockledge artist. 

Rafael Picon Art & Sculpture Studio

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Watercolor Classes with Susan Stone in two locations


 

At Ralph's Art Supply in Eau Gallie:

Watercolor Class for Absolute Beginners
If you know nothing about painting with transparent watercolor, but would like to learn, this is the class for you.  
 
The class starts at the very beginning with which materials -  brushes, paint and paper - are needed.  Students will learn how to stretch paper, and why one paper is “better” than another, and why a paint is preferred over another.   Each week will focus on a new basic watercolor skill, starting with flat washes, graded washes and varigated washes.  From there, the class will cover the basics - drawing, color mixing, wet into wet, dry brush, using other materials for texture, and more.
 
Mondays - May 9 - June 20, 2016  (No class May 30 Memorial  Day)  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 
$100 per 6 weeks . Students will have the option of purchasing their own materials or using Susan’s materials, including paper. paint and brushes, for a materials fee of $5 each week.

Watercolor For Beginners to Intermediate
If you  have a little experience with watercolor, but would like to learn more, this is the class for you.  This class is a continuation of Watercolor for Absolute Beginners.  Students with some prior experience with watercolor or who have completed the Watercolor for Absolute Beginners will enjoy continuing learning  more about the fascinating medium of watercolor.  This is an ongoing class.
 
Tuesdays, from 2-4 pm.  $75 for 4 sessions. Enroll at any time.   Space is limited.  
 
Students will the have the option of purchasing their own materials or using Susan’s materials, including paper. paint and brushes, for a materials fee of $5 each week.



At Art Gallery of Viera:
 
Watercolor Classes for Beginners to Intermediates
If you  have a little experience with watercolor, but would like to learn more, this is the class for you.  Students with some prior experience with watercolor or who have completed the Watercolor for Absolute Beginners will enjoy continuing with learning more about the fascinating medium of watercolor. This is an ongoing class.
 
Tuesday Mornings 9:30 am -`12:30 pm or Thursday Evenings, 5 - 8 pm  
$80 for 4 sessions..  Space is limited. 
 
Students will the have the option of purchasing their own materials or using Susan’s materials, including paper. paint and brushes, for a materials fee of $5 each week.  


Please contact Susan at susan@jsusancolestone.com or (401) 596-4266 
for more information or to register for any of these classes.