Exhibit dates: May 2 - 28, 2017
A Family Affair, an exhibit by Marlis and James Newman, will open on May
2nd at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Eau Gallie. There will be a First Friday
reception on May 5th where you can meet the mother and son artists and hear
about their work and processes. Marlis Newman, a beloved, longtime member
of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, is a contemporary impressionist painter whose work
has achieved regional and national recognition. She has had many solo exhibits
and participates regularly in prestigious group and juried exhibitions. She says,
“Every painting is a new challenge. It’s exciting and scary and wonderful. I
really love the process of making art.”
James Newman, Marlis’ son, has been painting since the 1970’s when he
studied under Eliot McMurrough at his private art school. Growing up with
artist parents he was provided with great inspiration and encouragement.
His career as a graphic artist with the University of Florida also added to
his development as a painter. James’ passion for painting comes from a
fascination with and appreciation for the colors, shapes, and patterns found
in nature. This fuels his love for plein air painting.
The Newmans have joined forces to mount this once in a lifetime exhibit.
The exhibit run through May 28. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is in the Eau Gallie
Art District in Melbourne, Florida. All events are open and free to the public.