Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Family Affair at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit dates: May 2 - 28, 2017
A Family Affair, art by mother and son continues at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Come see the paintings and pastels of Marlis and James Newman. The work runs from the small to the very large. Expect a colorful experience in the visual observations of life by both of these talented artists.

Marlis Newman, 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.

This exhibit runs 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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