Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Family Affair at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

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.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  

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