Saturday, February 25, 2017

Child's Play A Journey Into Imagination. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


 
Exhibit dates: January 31 - February 26, 2017 
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This is the final week to glimpse into the world of Child’s Play, A Journey Into Imagination. The exhibit will close on Sunday, February 26 at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. These whimsical and gentle paintings lead the viewer into memories of the world of childhood imagination but also inspire with the quality of Lisa Mistiuk's artistry. Each piece is a beautifully executed oil painting worthy of any serious collection. 

Mistiuk has studied art from Germany to San Francisco, turning her skills into strong oil paintings with an emphasis on the elements that make up our everyday lives. Her work is emotionally charged with the charms of childhood and gently presented as the swiftly passing age they represent.

Lisa will be donating a percentage of earnings from her show to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central FloridaBig Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida matches volunteer one-on-one mentors with at risk boys and girls in Brevard. 

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

Open House and Boutique Art Show


KELLY QUINN’S ART WITH A MESSAGE



EMERGING ARTIST, ENTREPRENEUR AND CONSERVATIONIST
TO SHOWCASE AT OCEAN ART GALLERY

FLAGLER BEACH, FLOcean Art Gallery’s monthly Art Reception as part of March’s “First Friday Music in the Park” event features Tampa resident Kelly Quinn who will meet with guests and demonstrate her art technique during her “Among the Reef” art show opening. The public is invited to the Reception on Friday, March 3, from 6 to 8 pm. Admission is free and light refreshments and live music will be available.

Acrylic painter Kelly Quinn knew at a young age that she had a special connection with the wildlife and natural vegetation she found all around her Haines City home. Every day was an adventure as she explored the plains of Central Florida and began to experiment with acrylic painting to capture on canvas the wondrous life she was enjoying.

After graduating from the University of Florida’s Fine Art Program in 2016, Kelly launched her professional art career focused on the beauty of nature while sharing her belief that it must be protected. To accomplish this, Kelly researches the animals and plant life she incorporates into her paintings and provides factual information about effective conservation measures, with each painting having its own story.

Kelly said, “I love this state and, as an artist, I tell the true stories of iconic Florida wildlife, and some not so well known, to spread awareness of the environmental issues they face and to be their human voice in a modernized world.” This fascination with Florida and her artistic talent led to Kelly becoming the Resident Artist at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa in 2016. She was commissioned to paint “The Mission,” a panoramic acrylic on canvas, which hangs in the Aquarium’s conference room and serves as a visual reminder for the staff and volunteers as to why they are committed to saving Florida’s disappearing coast and endangered marine life.

These works are a window into the world of Florida’s iconic marine life and is meant to epitomize the mission of the Florida Aquarium, which is to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship for our natural environment, and to protect and restore our Blue Planet. The collection includes an 11ft x 4ft panoramic made up of three separate canvases and one stand-alone vertical 3ft x 4ft canvas, all representing endangered and threatened marine life living on Florida’s coast.

The panoramic portion of this commission is the largest piece Kelly has worked on to date, consisting of over 120 hours of painting, and days of research on Florida’s Great Barrier Reef, all completed in a three-month timespan. The size of the collection was very important because the viewer needed to feel as if they were surrounded by the reef, integrated with it, and truly experiencing the rush of standing next to a life sized octopus, eel, sea turtle and sand tiger shark.

Everyone is welcome to the March 3 Reception, which will occur simultaneously with Flagler Beach’s First Friday event across Moody Blvd in Veterans Park. Friday night is a great dining night in downtown Flagler Beach and Ocean Art Gallery is right in the center of the activity, with over 12 restaurants within four blocks. Parking for the Reception is free and plentiful right behind the gallery.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

TAL 53rd Annual Spring Art Show


Musings in Color at Fifh Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit dates: February 28 - April 1, 2017

Musings in Color, opening on February 28 at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, will feature the work of artist Witha Lacuesta. There will be a First Friday Opening on March 3, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm where you can meet the artist and hear about her work. She has studied both in Germany and the US. Witha is a member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery and has been painting for many years. She says of her work "...my focus is to try to capture the beauty of the world around us and interpret it according to my feelings and sense of being. I would like my viewers to find a pleasant sanctuary in my paintings where they can quietly reflect and discover a sense of peace."

This exhibit will consist of two series. The first, Cypress Tree Series, was inspired by a recent excursion to the Blue Cypress Conservation area which serves as headwaters for St. Johns River. The beauty of these century old trees was deeply moving. Having withstood various weather extremes, they stand for persistence, resilience, and grace. They also inspire us to strive for the same attributes when facing adversity or solitude.

In contrast, my second series, entitled Dancers, conveys a different mood through the serendipitous use of color and shapes as expressed in dynamic abstract watercolors.

The exhibit will run from February 28 through April 1. All events are free and open to the public. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Art District in Melbourne, FL.



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

Inspiration:France at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

 
Exhibit dates: February 28 - April 1, 2017

The artists of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will be offering a taste of France at their member exhibit, Inspiration:France, opening on April 4. The First Friday celebration will be on April 7 from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. Come and revisit Paris, or kindle a desire to go to France. Experience the wonder of tiny sail boats at a pond side stand, remember Jim Morrison with a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, or discover the wonder of French graffiti. This exhibit will feature artwork inspired by France from the membership. 
This exhibit will run through April 30th. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is in the arts district in the Eau Gallie district of Melbourne. All events are free and open to the public.


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

King Center seeks Volunteers

The King Center is seeking a few good able bodies on a volunteer basis to help with the monthly gallery installations and take downs.  Below follows a brief outline of the requirements.  

Interested candidate(s)  may complete a volunteer application using the following link: http://www.kingcenter.com/volunteer

If there is interest for volunteer opportunities in other areas of the King Center,  full and complete King Center application, and orientation process will have to be followed. 

Gallery Volunteer:
 How You can support local artists exhibits at the King Center for the Performing Arts Harris Gallery
  • You already have a passion for the visual arts…by doing this you are supporting local artists
  • There are many benefits as a King Center volunteer
  • Selected volunteers will be asked to provide valid email address, home and mobile numbers
  • Selected volunteers must be flexible because:
    • The gallery schedule is subject to change after the master schedule has been issued
    • These activities typically occur on Mondays beginning around 9:30 am through noon
    • The times do vary and typically don’t go past noon
  • The installation includes that you can stretch, measure, climb a ladder and re-focus the  lighting
  • Volunteers willing to support the gallery will at times be asked to monitor the public viewings. Times will vary
  • The artists are responsible for ensuring the exhibit meets with the guidelines set by the King Center gallery coordinator and Center Executive Director
Do let me know if anything else is needed to assist you in facilitating the above request.
Again, many thanks for your continued support of the King Center and local artists.

Karen Wilson
Director, Theatre For Youth Program
Coordinator, Harris Art Gallery
King Center for the Performing Arts
Eastern Florida State College
3865 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935
PH:  321-433-5717
FX:   321-433-5817
Web address:  www.kingcenter.com
My email address is: kwilson@kingcenter.com
I can also be reached at:   wilsonk@easternflorida.edu

EGAD in March


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Mike Grecian - Multi Media Workshops


Studios of Cooa Beach - Call for Instructors


Rick Seguso shows at The Harris Corporation Gallery at the King Center for the Perfroming Arts



Fine Art Oil Painter RICK SEGUSO is happy to announce his first Major Art Showing on the Space Coast at:

              The Harris Corporation Gallery inside
The Maxwell C. KING CENTER for the PEFORMING ARTS
                Part of Eastern Florida State College

From: FEBRUARY 27, 2017 thru MARCH 26, 2017

Grandson of renowned movie poster artist Armand Seguso during the Golden Age of Hollywood and onetime Tour Manager for legendary rock-star Bruce Springsteen: Rick Seguso is an acclaimed and award winning artist whose art is in National and International collections. To see his work online please visit ~ www.rickseguso.com ~

Art will be on display for performance ticket holders only, prior to and during each performance at the KING CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS ~

Eastern Florida State College and The Harris Corporation Gallery and Maxwell C. KING CENTER for the PEFORMING ARTS address is:

3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Fl 32935

For Gallery Info please call: 321-433-5717

Rick Seguso can be contacted by email at: rseguso@yahoo.com or
By phone at: 561-255-3610

Kaleidoscope 2017


Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture


Exhibit:

  • NAME of event:  “Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture” by Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum
    DATE: Thursday, March 2, 2017
  • LOCATION: Gleason Performing Arts Center
  • 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://411.fit.edu/threads



About the Lecture:

How did sneakers transform from sports footwear to staples of street fashion central to expressions of masculinity? This talk explores the fascinating history of the sneaker from the nineteenth century to the present and considers the cultural impact of sneakers in America.



About Elizabeth Semmelhack:

Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum

Recently named by Fashion magazine as one of the world’s top five game-changing fashion curators, Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator at the Bata Shoe Museum, focuses on the construction of gender in relation to dress with a particular interest in the history of footwear. Most recently she has curated Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels (2015) and the blockbuster travelling exhibition The Rise of Sneaker Culture travelling under the auspices of the American Federation of the Arts.



Semmelhack has been featured in articles and interviews in New York Times, Vogue, Elle, InStyle, W Magazine, Forbes Magazine, The New Yorker Magazine, GQ Magazine, and many others. She has also published a number of books, catalogs and academic articles including: Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels (2015), Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture (2015), Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century; and Heights of Fashion: A History of the Elevated Shoe (2008). Her forthcoming book Shoes: The Meaning of Style with Reaktion Press will be released in Fall 2017.



Image Credits:

Images: Sneakers, Pierre Hardy, 2011. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum. Photography by Ron Wood; Headshot courtesy of Elizabeth Semmelhack.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Art Gallery of Viera – Featured Artist for February 2017 - Helen Wheatley


 
Helen Wheatley is the Featured Artist for the month of February at Art Gallery of Viera.  She is presenting a collection of her latest mixed media abstract paintings.
These works involve a complex process of lifting and layering using ink, acrylic paints, stamps, stencils, etc. to create lost and found passages that relate a partial history of the creation of the artwork.
 
Helen Wheatley was born and raised in Pasadena, Maryland and while always feeling the need to be creative, she only began to get serious about her art after moving to Florida in 1995.  For Helen, art has been a journey of discovery.  Her work has evolved from realistic watercolors to mixed media, Ikebana, abstract acrylics and sculpture.  Helen has studied with fine artists from across the United States and it is this diversity of influence that has led to her unique style today. 
  
Her works can be viewed Monday – Saturday from 10 am. - 9 pm. and Sundays from Noon - 6 pm. at Art Gallery of Viera located The Avenue, Viera.   For more information about Helen and her artwork go to www.HelenWheatley.com or on Facebook.

Musings in Color - Witha Lacuiesta at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

 
Exhibit dates: February 28 - April 1, 2017

Opening on February 28 at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Musings in Color will feature the work of artist Witha Lacuesta. Witha is a member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery and has been painting for many years. She has studied in Germany and the US. Witha says of her work "...my focus is to try to capture the beauty of the world around us and interpret it according to my feelings and sense of being. I would like my viewers to find a pleasant sanctuary in my paintings where they can quietly reflect and discover a sense of peace."

This exhibit will consist of two series. The first, Cypress Tree series, was inspired by a recent excursion to the Blue Cypress Conservation area which serves as headwaters for St. Johns River. The beauty of these century old trees was deeply moving. Having withstood various weather extremes, they stand for persistence, resilience, and grace. They also inspire us to strive for the same attributes when facing adversity or solitude.

In contrast, my second series entitled 'Dancers' conveys a different mood through the serendipitous use of color and shapes as expressed in dynamic abstract watercolors.

There will be a First Friday Opening on March 3, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. The exhibit will run from February 28 through April 1. All events are free and open to the public.

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

 

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

Call for Art: TITUSVILLE ART LEAGUE, Inc. 53nd Annual Spring Art Show



TITUSVILLE ART LEAGUE, Inc.
53nd Annual Spring Art Show

Take In
Thursday:   March 09th            10am to 6pm      

Show dates
Friday:        March 10th           2pm to 8pm
Saturday:   March 11th            10am to 8pm
Sunday:      March 12th           10am to 3pm

American Police Hall of Fame and Museum,
6350 Horizon Drive, Titusville, FL 32780

Judge: Gregory Jones

Prospectus on TAL website: titusvilleartleague.com
More information: Theresa Grosse 321-289-1130  tgrosse1@cfl.rr.com