Thursday, March 2, 2017

Art Gallery of Viera is proud to present their Featured Artist for March 2017 Digital Artist Jerry Hanzl

   On March 11th, from 5:30 to 8pm, Art Gallery of Viera will host an opening for it’s newest art show, ‘Garden Party’.  The gallery is located in The Avenue, in Viera Fl. There will be light snacks, wine, a demo and an art give-away. The featured artist for the month of March is Jerry Hanzl. Jerry is a photographer and a digital artist. Jerry likes to describe his work as ‘Painting with Photography on a Digital Canvas’. All of his imagery comes through his camera’s lens and then is turned into his surreal visions with the help of a computer and Photoshop.

    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 and Control Data Institute in Cleveland  and the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. 

   He first appeared on the local art scene in 2007, at a one-man show for the opening of his ”Taylor Panels”, a historical triptych. These panels are in the permanent collection at the Museum of History and Natural Science in Cocoa, Fl. By 2009, Jerry had created his first collection of work which he featured in Truth or Dare’ a two-artist show, at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fl. Later that year, he received national attention when Art Business News featured him as an ‘Emerging Artist.’ To further showcase his digital creations, Jerry helped found Art Gallery of Viera and was its creative director until he retired last year

   His  latest collection, in progress, is currently at 9 finished images and is called, ‘Dance like No One is Watching’. He has been producing and selling artist proofs of these images, but for the first time, he has created a full size gallery wrapped giclee, at 3 x 5 foot. ‘Camelot’ the first image created for this collection will be on display in the gallery for the month of March. There is power in size and this is the most powerful image Jerry has produced to date. You really don’t want to miss it.

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