Monday, March 19, 2012

Foosaner Art Museum Events


The Art of Networks
March 9 – April 8, 2012    
The Art of Networks brings together ten visualizations representing networks in topics as diverse as migrations flows, speech cognition, citations, the spreading of social messages, and housing issues in the U.S. The selected works can literally open new ways of seeing and understanding relationships in the surrounding world.
This exhibition was organized by Isabel Meirelles, information designer and Associate Professor at Northeastern University, in collaboration with Carla Funk, Director of University Museums, and Jackie Borsanyi, Curator of Exhibitions at the Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology.  The exhibition was envisioned together with Ronaldo Menezes, Associate Professor at Florida Institute of Technology, for occasion of the 3rd Workshop on Complex Networks, CompleNet 2012, hosted by the department of Computer Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida (

FREE Admission during installation week March 20-29.

Hungarian Masterworks, From Impressionism to Modernism
March 31 – May 27, 2012
This thought-provoking exhibition presents a rare and intimate look at an exceptional collection of modern Hungarian art. Since Soviet dominance after World War II, the art world of Hungary was largely silenced. This powerful and beautiful body of work represents the rich and largely overlooked world of early 20th century central European visual culture. The paintings are brilliant and colorful. The drawings and sculptural works are alive with evolving vision and social meaning. This exhibition has been organized by the American Hungarian Foundation drawn from the collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown.


Museum Monday

Monday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium
J. Susan Cole Stone, prize-winning watercolorist, co-owner and Director of Art Education at the Art Gallery of Viera is also Plein-Aire Chairperson for the Brevard Watercolor Society.  Watercolor is her favorite medium, followed closely by pen & ink.  Susan relocated from Westerly RI, to Florida in January 2010.  In addition to natural history (rendering birds, particularly waterfowl), she is an accomplished artist of architectural subjects and is able to render a detailed drawing from blueprints, or from life.

Susan has worked as a graphic artist and illustrator, exhibited in several galleries in Connecticut and won numerous awards for her watercolors and book illustrations.  She traveled to Spain several years ago, finding abundant inspiration in the ancient buildings, the narrow streets and the magnificent countryside.  The result was a new body of work that took her art in another direction.  Museum Monday is a community outreach program that focuses on art and creativity in various forms. Sponsored by the Guild of the Foosaner Art Museum, the free programs are held in the Harris Community Auditorium at 10 a.m. on the third Monday, January through May. Light refreshments are served.

Now registering for classes starting April 2. Drawing, printmaking, pottery and more! Click here for an entire listing of classes. Register online or call 254-7782.

Summer Art Camp schedules are coming…stay tuned!


March 28 Clothing from Simple Shapes with Anita Luvera Mayer, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Luvera Mayer is a designer of contemporary clothing inspired by ethnic originals with finishes and embellishments done by hand. Her work has been included in national and international exhibits. She is the author of five books and frequently presents articles in major fiber publications. Her workshop on March 28 presents the specific methods for creating wearable contemporary garments constructed from simple shapes. The style of garment, fit, color, fiber, pattern drafting and embellishment are presented along with ways to individualize clothing. The styles that enhance various body shapes and the philosophy involved in designing for different personalities and lifestyles are integral parts of this workshop.
There will be an opportunity at the workshop to examine and try on Luvera Mayer’s woven wardrobe as well as an exploration of simple yet dramatic ways to individualize clothing using mirrors, wrapped rings and beading.
April 14-15 Spontaneous Painting Workshop with Jill Pease from 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Spontaneous painting is an experiential two-day workshop for beginning and experienced artists who are challenged to bring forth the imagery from their subconscious. The paintings become very much like the imagery and metaphors in our dreams, where personal symbols as well as symbols from the collective appear. It's a very exciting journey of self-discovery.

This workshop is for beginners as well as experienced artists. It is also for people who are not interested in becoming painters but who wish to explore the journey of self-discovery. This process moves you past yourself, your blocks and shows you infinite possibilities. Your job is to show up and be willing to step out of your comfort zone.

Jill Pease's training in spontaneous and intuitive painting was with Michelle Cassou, author of Life, Paint and Passion and Point Zero, at her school in San Francisco. Jill has been teaching in her own studio, Alchemy, in Vero Beach and at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, the C.G. Jung Institute in Winter Park, Fla. Register online at or call 321-254-7782.

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