Thursday, April 28, 2016

Art Gallery of Viera 7th Anniversary


Opening Reception
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

Can you believe it’s been 7 years! To celebrate this year, Art Gallery of Viera is doing something extra special - in addition to highlighting new works from their members, they would like to express their gratitude to the community by holding a food drive during the month of May to benefit local food pantries.

To join them in the celebration, please bring a non-perishable food item to the gallery when you visit and help them help others anytime throughout the month.

The Opening Reception for this show will be May 14th, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. It will be a fun night where you can meet the artists and enter to win a piece of art by Sue Kennicott. As an added bonus, this month their featured artist is the People’s Choice winner Nathan Adams. So come and celebrate with them. There is plenty to see and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and family friendly.


by Nate Adams

A bit about Nate:
The featured artist for May is Nathan Adams, People’s Choice Winner from Tropical Daze 2015. A Satellite Beach native, Nate didn’t get to explore his dreams of photography until after serving in the US Army from 1996-2000, and graduating with honors from DeVry University in 2005. It became pretty clear that the 9-5 life wasn’t for him, so he soon took the opportunity to pursue the photography world, particularly in regards to surfing. It was Nate’s first passion, having grown up on the beach his whole life and with salt water forever flowing through his veins.

Nate is now the photo editor for Eastern Surf Magazine, ESM, office in Melbourne Beach. After years of dropping off images of recent swells, he was offered the position during a surprise lunch meeting with the owners. Seven years later, Nate is living the dream: traveling the world and helping create the Surf Bible for the East Coast Brethren. In Nate’s own words, “With the time behind the lens and at the helm of the imaging world, my love for the ocean and the lifestyle it encompasses coupled by the ability to capture these amazing moments, has opened my mind even more to what I love and how I can bring that same emotion to those who view my work, or so I hope!”

Beginning Drawing with Carol Muro King


Camera Club of Brevard: May Meeting and April Winners


 
The Camera Club of Brevard will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave. in Melbourne. The evening’s program will be “Creativity With Your Smart Phone,” presented by Kim Hunt. Kim’s interest in photography began in 1981 when she took her first black and white photography class in high school.  She was fascinated seeing a blank piece of photographic paper magically developing into an image.  Kim knew from that moment on that photography was to be a big part of her life.  Consequently, her interest in this subject has grown steadily throughout the years.
 
In 1986, Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University.  Working as a professional photographer, Kim earned her way up the corporate ladder in retail management, supervising up to twenty-five portrait studios.  To further her education, she completed the photography program at McFatter Technical School in Davie, Florida, in 1997 and continued to pursue her interests in alternative photographic processes through ongoing workshops.  In May 2003, Kim graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography at Barry University.
 
Kim has taught photography classes at Palm Beach Photographic Center, Barry University, Brevard Community College and Adult Continuing Education. Kim was chosen for the "Artist In Residency" program with Brevard Cultural Alliance for 3 years.  In addition, Kim’s photographs have been exhibited and published in the Sun Sentinel newspaper, View Camera magazine, City Link advertisements, the Palm Beach Photographic Center, Barry University, Society of Photographic Art juried art competitions, Alliance Fran├žaise of Miami, LoPressionism Gallery,  “Art in Public Places” through Brevard Cultural Alliance and King Center’s Harris Gallery.
 
The April photo contest theme was open. Winners are shown above. Also, there was a Creative Class in which members submited photos that have been obviously manipulated to present an altered reality image from the original photograph. Creative Class winners are also shown above.
 
The CCB meets the first Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6:30 p.m. at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave. in historic Eau Gallie. Guests are always welcome. If a guest becomes a member at a meeting, he or she is entitled to immediately enter our photo contests. For more information please see www.ccbrevard.com.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Painting with Pastels at Art Gallery of Viera


Drawing for Beginners with Debi Pettigrew


Ellen Lindner Wins First Prize at Titusville Art Show

Coastal Overlook

Ellen Lindner’s art quilt, Coastal Overlook, was awarded first place in the mixed media category at the recent Titusville Art League Spring Art Show. 

She was inspired to make this piece after driving along the Pacific Coast Highway.  Her statement reads:
            The view from the Pacific Coast Highway is mesmerizing!  The mountains plunge steeply into the sea, which is a wonderful teal color.  Rocks jut upward, waves churn, and golden grasses sway gently.

Lindner wanted to replicate the energy of the surf.  She did so by inserting little strips of fabric using a technique called improvisational piecing.

See more of her work at www.EllenLindner.com  and www.AdventureQuilter.com

Monday, April 25, 2016

Just Wingin' It at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery one more week.


Exhibit dates: March 29 - May 1, 2016

'Just Wingin' It' before flies away from Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on Sunday, May 1. This is the last week to experience the encaustic mixed media exhibit.

The result of an inner conversation with birds, ‘Just Wingin’ It’ is the result of the merging of Barbara's medias. Combining her years in photography and digital work with her love of encaustic painting has culminated in images of nature which focus on intuition at work in nature. This work started as an observation of this talent and became a discipline of allowing intuition more honor and attention. She hopes the viewer will come away with a sense of peace and order in life from interaction with these images.

Barbara works in Melbourne, Florida and is an active member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. She earned her BFA at the University of Rhode Island and immediately began traveling the world, camera in hand, with her now retired Air Force husband, enabling her to collect thousands of images. She began experimenting with encaustic in 2012 after 20 plus years of working in digital montage and acrylic painting.


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

Sunday, April 24, 2016

52 Annual Titusville Art League Spring Art Show - Awards


Black, White, and Color All Over by Lou Belcher

Once in a while I have something of my own to announce.  I managed to put this on my other blog, Florida Book News, but neglected to announce it over here.  



Black, White, and Color  All Over is my new coloring book, made of 40+ of my pen and inks.    It's a coloring book for all ages for...fun, meditation, relaxation and whimsy.

Please visit Amazon.com to see it and to pick up a copy.  Enjoy!! Click Here



Saturday, April 23, 2016

32nd Annual Melbourne Art Festival in Historic Downtown Melbourne


Don't miss the 32nd Annual Melbourne Art Festival in Historic Downtown Melbourne, Florida, April 23 and 24, 2016.  Visit their website for details... Click Here

Artist Forum: Preparing a Palette of Gorgeous Greens by William McCoy



Subject: The Artist’s Forum: Preparing a Palette of Gorgeous Greens by William McCoy
Date/Time: Saturday, May 7 at 1PM
Location: 909 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, FL (third floor)
Contact: Jini James (jjamesartist@gmail.com)
The members of The Art Students Guild of Brevard are introducing a new program, designed to showcase selected topics about art and art-making most every first Saturday of the month at 1pm, at 909 E. New Haven Avenue. (The months of August, September, and December will be excluded for seasonal concerns.)
Our first presenter is plein air painter William McCoy, member of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery and Strawbridge Art League.  He will be demonstrating how to prepare an oil palette of landscape greens.
Following the presentation, artists are invited to bring one piece of their own work if they are interested in feedback and discussion with their peers.
Free and open to the public.  Arrive early as seating is limited.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Rachel Thompson - I Am Color


Flagler’s Artist of the Year Showcases
Her Newest Works

FLAGLER BEACH, FL – On Saturday, May 7, popular Flagler County artist Rachel Thompson will be featured at Ocean Art Gallery in Flagler Beach from 5 to 8 pm during the Opening Reception of her month-long show “I AM COLOR.”

Thompson recently returned from a 14-day trip to Israel where she was an invited participant in the Israel Partnership’s Psalms Art Project. A number of artists throughout the Southeastern United States were partnered with an Israeli artist, studied a particular Psalm with them, and then followed their muse.

“Part of the purpose is not just to do an art exhibit together but to get to know each other and to make a relationship,” said Thompson, who applied to and was accepted into the program through the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville. Her Israel Psalm art, along with other artist’s part of this project, are currently on exhibit in Israel and will be exhibited in the Southeastern United States in early 2017.

Thompson, who formerly owned I AM ART/Rachel & Friends gallery in The Hammock until February 2016, wanted to concentrate more on her personal artistic development rather than business management. During transition, Thompson received the Flagler County’s Artist of the Year award by the Gargiulo Art Foundation, representation transpired by Ocean Art Gallery and she further agreed to provide curating assistance. Gallery owner Frank Gromling said, “Adding Rachel to our gallery is a major step in the planned expansion to become a nationally recognized art destination.”

Thompson’s I AM COLOR art show runs from May 7 through May 31. Her May 7th opening reception will feature her newest artwork in dual panel acrylic, which gives a dimensional effect where the viewer “sees through to” the art. Featured themes will be chakras and gemstones, the Phoenix, the female figure, plus sand and sea.

Adding to the opening reception activities and complimentary to Thompson’s themes, Flagler Beach artist Glenda Greenberg, whose sterling silver jewelry is represented by Ocean Art Gallery, will give a free presentation about chakras and gemstones at 3 pm in the gallery.
During the reception, Rachel will meet with guests and share her artistic technique. Light refreshments and live music will be available. As always, this is a free event to which everyone is invited.

For more information: Ocean Art Gallery

Thursday, April 21, 2016

25th Summer Art and Craft Fair and Sportsman Show

Event Announcement

What: 25th Summer Art and Craft Fair and Sportsman Show
When: May 14-15, 2016
Where:Historic Cocoa Village
 
Sat 10- AM - 5 PM
Sun 10 AM - 4 PM
Over 175 exhibitors 
Beer Garden 
Live music in the Gazebo featuring Chuck Van Riper on Saturday and Homebrew on Sunday
Historic Cocoa Village Association
12 Stone St, Cocoa, FL 32923

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jim Kalupa ... The World As I See It



Jim Kalupa....The World As I See It
April 25      May 29
Harris Corporation Art Gallery
at the King Center For the Performing Arts


Melbourne, FL – A collection of photography from Jim Kalupa entitled, The World As I See It, will be on display at the Harris Gallery in the Maxwell C. King Center lobby from April 25 – June 5. Over 30 pieces of Jim’s work will be on display, 20 of which will be showing for the first time. The majority of the photographs are travel related with a combination of photographic imagery combined with fine art effect.

Travel and photography have been two lifelong passions of Jim Kalupa.  In traveling the world for more than forty years, he has been able to capture the most beautiful and unique sights with the lens of his camera.  For years he felt the only true art form was the image seen through the camera lens and captured on film.  Now he has entered the world of digital imaging which offers countless creative options that allow freedom of expression limited only by the photo artist’s ability and imagination.   

A FREE open to the public reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 5th, from 5 pm – 7:30 pm which includes light refreshments and cash bar. The exhibit can also be viewed by ticketed patrons attending King Center main stage performances.  All of the artwork is available for purchase.

Mr. Kalupa will be on hand to discuss his work with King Center guests attending the following main stage events: Hugh Panaro, Saturday, April 30; Delbert McClinton, Friday, May 6; Classic Album Live: David Bowie, Saturday, May 7; and The Monkees, Thursday, May 19.

For additional information on the exhibit, please contact Karen Wilson at 321-433-5717.

Friday, April 15, 2016

2016 Young Masters Summer Camp at South Beaches Gallery and Art Education Center



Titusville Art League’s 52nd Annual Spring Art Show




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

REGISTRATION & ART WORK TAKE-IN:
Thursday, April 21st from 10 am to 6 pm

EXHIBIT HOURS
Friday:     April 22nd   2 pm to 8 pm
      Reception with the Artists - 6 to 8pm

Saturday: April 23rd    10 am to 8 pm
Sunday:   April 24th    10 am to 3 pm
              Withdrawal/art work take-out from 3-5pm

Full prospectus on TAL website: www.titusvilleartleague.com 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Vision 2016 Refuse Gallery Opening at the Strawbridge Art League Gallery

The opening for the Vision 2016 Refuse Show will be on Saturday, Art Walk April 16th from 3pm to 6pm. The reception starts at 6:00pm. Please join the members of the Strawbridge Art League.

The Strawbridge Art League  and Gallery is located in Historic Downtown Melbourne at  819 E Strawbridge Avenue, # 102, Melbourne Florida.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Just Wingin' It... art by Barbara Desrosiers at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


Exhibit dates: March 29 - May 1, 2016

‘Just Wingin’ It . . . art by Barbara Desrosiers’ continues at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. The exhibit will be open for viewing through May 1.

The result of an inner conversation with birds, ‘Just Wingin’ It’ is the result of the merging of Barbara's medias. Combining her years in photography and digital work with her love of encaustic painting has culminated in images of nature which focus on intuition at work in nature. This work started as an observation of this talent and became a discipline of allowing intuition more honor and attention. She hopes the viewer will come away with a sense of peace and order in life from interaction with these images.

Barbara works in Melbourne, Florida and is an active member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. She earned her BFA at the University of Rhode Island and immediately began traveling the world, camera in hand, with her now retired Air Force husband, enabling her to collect thousands of images. She began experimenting with encaustic in 2012 after 20 plus years of working in digital montage and acrylic painting.
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Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com

Lost and Found at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in May 2016


Exhibit dates: May 2-29

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to announce Lost and Found, an invitational exhibit of assemblage art. Each of the 25 participating artists has been provided with a different set of materials. They must 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. Can they make something marvelous from the mundane? Two awards will be given, one for the MOST CREATIVE and one for the MOST UNIFIED ARTWORK. Each will receive a $100 award.

There will be an opening reception on First Friday, May 6, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. Come, meet the artists and see if you can spot the original materials to be found in each work.


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

Monday, April 11, 2016

Class: Fabric Art... ReFashion, Cut, Dye and Sew with Tammy Hennessy


What: Fabric Art (re-fashion, cut, dye and sew)
When: April 18th - April 19th
Where: Art More Place
Instructor: Tammy Hennessy

Refashioning your clothing has become a trend lately and partly due to the fact that more and more women and men are choosing to make their own clothing instead of buying something new. 

This is a two-part class where you will learn how to discharge dye t-shirts in different ways and then make them into garments that you will love wearing. The teacher will present many ideas and ways to do that. In this class, you will learn several different methods of printing. 

On the second day, you will learn to cut up a t-shirt to make into a tunic top or something funky that you will love to wear. You will also learn different ways to embellish your top that are simple yet artistically appealing.

General sewing skills are preferred but if you can sew a straight line or enjoy sewing with a needle and thread you can do this.


Price of the class is $150.00

Go to http://artmoreplace.com/events/ for more information and to register for the class.

Class: Soul on a Substrate with Tammy Hennessy


What:  Soul on a Substrate
When:  April 14th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm for those who work but want to get their creative on!! 
Where: Art More Place
​​Instructor: Tammy Hennessy

A three hour workshop that is technique based. This is an introductory class that will give you some ideas on how to improve your portrait painting skills. If you have a basic level of drawing a face you will get something from this class. They say the eyes are the window to the soul so time will be devoted  to painting eyes. You will leave with tips that you can practice on your own to improve the skills you already have. Bring all of your passion and love for creativity with you. Plan to break rules and think outside of the box. Be open to seeing the world in different ways and this will be a fun workshop where you will expand and learn and mostly have fun!!! 

Price of the class is $45. 

Go to http://artmoreplace.com/events/ for more information and to register for the class.