Monday, June 27, 2016

Florida Flora and Fauna by Connie Marshall at Art and Antique Studio and Gallery



FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK – FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
5:30 – 8:30PM

‘Florida Flora and Fauna”
by artist
Connie Marshall




CONNIE MARSHALL’S journey into her world of art began on a hillside overlooking the Susquehanna River in the beautiful state of Maryland.  In her teenage years there, she studied oil painting in the small art colony of Paul Honore’.  He was a true French impressionist, well known muralist, illustrator and printmaker listed in Who’s Who in Art in his time.  Connie’s travels took her to the high desert of California.  She continued to study oil painting and was greatly inspired by the ever changing desert landscape, the surrounding purple mountains, spectacular rocky coastline and the beautiful Pacific Ocean.  During her stay there she became an active member of an active co-op gallery in Lancaster, California.  

 Her life adventures brought her to Florida where she discovered the beauty and transparency of watercolor that lends itself so well to the light and airy colors of this area.  She studied under several well-known artists and local art teachers and has accumulated many awards over the years both here and California.   

The aim of her works is to portray the essence and feeling of the piece with a story impressionistically rather than realistically.  

 She is an active member of  the Art and Antique Gallery.  She finds the art there humbling, inspirational and rewarding.  Connie can be reached at Dmarsent@aol.com.   

A reception will be held in Connie’s honor on First Friday, July 1 – 5:30 – 8:30pm.  Refreshments will be served.   The public is invited free of charge.  artandantiquestudio.com  321-253-5553. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

CONNECTIONS, the ceramic art of Katherine Mathisen


Exhibit dates: May 31 - June 26

"CONNECTIONS, the ceramic art of Katherine Mathisen," closes this Sunday afternoon, June 26, at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. If you haven't made it to the gallery yet to see this exhibit, don't let it pass you by. Katherine's engaging ceramic work is beautifully executed, cleverly conceived and a delight to the eye, mind and soul. 

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.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Art District of Melbourne, Florida.
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Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Gallery Talk by Karen Rips - A View Within at Ruth Funk Center Galleries

Road Trip by Karen Rips
  • NAME of event:  Gallery Talk by featured artist Karen Rips, A View Within
  • DATE of event: Saturday, July 23
  • TIME of event: 1:00 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

Karen Rips is a native California fiber artist whose experience as a neonatal nurse for twenty-five years has played a significant role in her approach to art and how she views the people and things around her. Over the years, Rips has created work that has explored both the physical and the emotional aspects of the human body. Artistically she has found herself abstracting the complex into the simplest of shapes, lines and spaces.

Rips is a Juried Artist Member of SAQA and SDA. Her current body of work is focused on the interpretation of medical imaging through the use of X-rays, MRI’s and CT scans. This has resulted in A View Within, her collaboration with fellow artist Paula Chung now in its sixth year.


Exhibition sponsored in memory of Judy Roach.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Works of Rafael Picon appear in show in Madrid, Spain

 
Rafael Picon of Rockledge sent in these pieces that appeared in a show in Madrid Spain, at Colegio Cisneros Art Show,
 
The sculptures are made by Antonia Davalos and Rafael Picon.
 
The Aztec Sun is made out of dessert stone and corten steel.The Duetto is made of elm wood and acero steel.
 
 

Space Coast Jazz Society: Summer Jazz Series




The Space Coast Jazz Society’s free Summer Jazz Series continues at La Vela Italian Restaurant in downtown Melbourne on Fridays, July 8th & August 12th, from 6pm-12am.  Each week will feature a different band from 6-9pm.  Then, Saxophonist Carl Lewis will perform 10-midnight.

The 6-9pm line-up for Friday, July 8th will be the Billy Davis Trio with Billy on the sax, Phil Coe on guitar and Bob DiTota on the bass.  Then you can dance & groove with Saxophonist Carl Lewis 10 - midnight. (www.carllewissax.com)

Then on August 12th, jazz it up with the Jazz Vocalist Lorri Hafer and pianist Mike Hafer from 6-9pm (www.lorrihafer.com), then finish out the night with Carl Lewis, 10-midnight.

Enjoy the music, the food and support the Art of Jazz! 
La Vela is located at 716 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.  For more info: call (321)960-4897,  email Jazz@SpaceCoastJazzSociety.org or go to www.SpaceCoastJazzSociety.org.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Exposure - A Photography Show at Art Gallery of Viera


Name: Exposure Opening Reception
Date: July 9, 2016
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Art Gallery of Viera
Address: 2261 Town Center Ave, Viera, FL 32940
Phone Number: (321) 504-4343

Art Gallery of Viera announces their annual Photography show -  "Exposure". This photographic show encompasses all types of photography, from straight to digitally enhanced and manipulated images.

The opening reception will be on July 9th and the show will run till August 8th. Come  enjoy the night with our members and guest artists - including a live demo by Tricia Eisen and light refreshments. A  piece of art by Jeanette Drake will also be given away to one lucky guest! Our featured artist for June is Maria Laughlin. Her work will be highlighted at the front of the gallery throughout the month.

The event is free and family friendly, we hope to see you there!

Be part of the show! The “Exposure” show will be running from July 8th  through August 8th, 2016. We are accepting entries until June 30th, to apply email a .jpg of each artwork to call4art@artgalleryofviera.com.  For full information visit www.artgalleryofviera.com and scroll down the opening page to the Call for Art section.


FANTASY JOURNALING WITH MOTHER NATURE—onlin­­e class



This unique workshop covers a variety of subjects that you see every day but thought they were too hard to record quickly in your journal—using watercolor! You’ll learn to play fast and loose with a brush and use your artist eyes to see simple shapes and capture the essence, charm, and humor of Mother Nature’s treasures.

       Students of all levels can easily follow along.
       Personalized instruction is available for the entire session.
·         The class video will be available to view July 16-August 26.
·         Class fee: $125
·         Registration is open now.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER:

Instructor, Diana Hollingsworth Gessler, lives in Melbourne, Florida. She’s kept illustrated journals for over 40 years, is the author/illustrator of 5 travel and 3 children’s books, and her fine art is represented by Shaw Gallery in Naples, Florida.

Website: dianagessler.com
Email: diana@dianagessler.com

Monday, June 13, 2016

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


Exhibit dates: May 31 - June 26

"CONNECTIONS, the ceramic art of Katherine Mathisen," continues at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. If you haven't made it to the gallery yet to see this exhibit, don't let it pass you by. Katherine's engaging ceramic work is beautifully executed, cleverly conceived and a delight to the eye, mind and soul. 

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 run through June 26th. 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

Friday, June 10, 2016

Maria Laughlin - Feature Artist for July at Art Gallery of Viera


Date: Throughout July 2016
Time: During regular business hours
Location: Art Gallery of Viera
Address: 2261 Town Center Ave, Viera FL 32940
Phone Number: (321) 504 4343

The Art Gallery of Viera is proud to present featured artist for the month of July, Maria Laughlin. She is a Venezuelan artist who loves to express her visions through figurative art. The daughter of Venezuelan artist Raúl Reyes, “He taught me many things,” she says. “I come from a long line of artists. My grandfather was an artist, my father was an artist, and my uncles are artists. Art has been in my blood throughout my life”. 

Although Maria originally did not want to be an artist after seeing family members struggle, she gave in to the lure of art and studied graphic design in Venezuela before moving to South Florida. Most of her work shows innocence and love. The meaning of her career has been a passion to help and inspire kids. Charcoal, graphite, colored pencil and watercolor have been her newest media. 

Many of her paintings are created for special events to benefit children’s charities. She began her philanthropic endeavors in 2011 with Miami Children’s Hospital’s Dan Marino Center, where she volunteered as an art educator to autistic children. 

In 2012 she created a piece for The Ricky Martin Foundation, as well as a personal piece for Ricky Martin himself. In 2013, she hosted Noche de Gala, a black tie art event in Brevard to benefit Nana’s House, as well on 2014 benefiting The Children’s Hunger Project. 

Today Maria teaches art classes at multiple locations: Art Gallery of Viera, two Pineapple Cove Academies, and the Recreation Center of West Melbourne. “During the years I have discovered a few future artists, and many new friends. These years have been a truly amazing experience” said Laughlin. 

Today she is the author and illustrator of two books in the “Blue Teddy Bear Series” they are called My Blue Teddy Bear and Blue Teddy Bear Goes to the Hospital; she dedicated her books to all the children in the world that have been attached to any stuffed animal.

Please stop by Art Gallery of Viera during the month of July to enjoy her  featured artist display.