Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Process, an exhibition of drawings, sculptures, and paintings by Frits Van Eeden at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery



Exhibit Dates: July 3-31, 2018
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Opening tomorrow at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is Process, an exhibition of drawings, sculptures, and paintings by Frits Van Eeden. An Opening Reception will be held on First Friday, July 6th, from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. There will be opportunity to enter a drawing to win an embellished giclee, 19"x16", by Frits. You only need to sign up at the Opening Reception to be eligible. The winner will be drawn at the close of the evening, however you don't need to be present to win. We are very sorry, but due to personal reasons Frits will not be at the opening reception and the Second Saturday talk has been cancelled. However, a video has been created with the artist speaking about the exhibit and what inspires him and his 'process.' This video will be available at the gallery for the duration of the exhibit allowing you insight into the artist whenever you choose to visit. It is also viewable on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_uzFAcjihc&feature=youtu.be

This is a rare opportunity to see an all inclusive exhibit of drawings, sculpture, and paintings that demonstrate Frits' creative “process”, from paper to paint. Van Eeden was born in Tilburg in the Netherlands and studied in the "De Vrije School" in the Hague. He then studied in the “Rietveld Acadamy” and was offered membership to the “Pulchri Studio” where he pursued sculpting and painting. He began visiting the United States in the 1970s. In 1979 he entered a juried exhibit at the Artist Forum of Brevard Art Center and Museum of Melbourne. His work won Best in Show. The award was a One Man Show at the museum. He then received a grant from the State of Florida and was made Artist-in Residence at the museum and has served on and off as a major instructor for over 30 years. Over the years until present day, he has inspired and instructed hundreds of students with his spontaneous style and genius for color and composition.

Frits’ work is exhibited and collected in Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. The exhibit will run from July 3 - July 31. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Arts Districts of Eau Gallie in Melbourne, FL. All events are free and open to the public. 

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

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