Brevard Art News: July 27, 2008
Brevard Art News...
Pieces of 8: Hot off the press!! The Masters' Pieces, a compliation of well loved art as copied by The Pieces of 8, is now available for purchase. Sixteen master artists are chronicled with over 30 full color photographs of the paintings. The local women: Jini James, Carol Schiff, Denette Schweikert, Mary Warnick, Carmen Beecher, Suzanne Peiffer, Donna Vines, and Cindy Michaud set out to closely study the techniques and styles of the greatest of the great by copying their work. The resulting show has been exhibited several times as "Friends & Faux" and will appear once again in January 09 at the Melbourne Beach Public Library. A great gift for an art lover or someone just learning about the masters, the book is only $14.00 and can be ordered by going to http://www.piecesof8.net/ and clicking on the small copy of the book.
Rafael Picon currently has one piece in the Atrium in the Orange Conty Administration Building in Orlando at 201 Rosalind Avenue. It will be on exhibit there until July 31st. On August 7, two pieces of Rafael's sculpture will be featured in First Thursday at the Orlando Museum of Art in Orlando at 2416 North Mills Avenue. The opening for that exhibit is on August 7th from 6 to 9pm.
Lawrence Smelser has a display of his paintings on view at the Melbourne Library on Fee Avenue until the last day of July.
Carol L. Taylor is exhibiting two recent additions to her Tulipa Series, Emerging from the Night and Anatomy of the Bulb, both charcoal pencil drawings, in the Strawbridge Art League Bastille Day exhibition continuing through Agust 25, 2008 at the Henegar Center in Historic Downtown Melbourne, Florida. She is also exhibiting Dried Roses in Connecting 2008, the 2nd Annual University of Michigan School of Art and Design exhibition at Slusser Gallery in Ann Arbor through August 8 2008. Carol L. Taylor has served on the art faculty of the University of Michigan-Flint and Brevard Community College, has taught art privately, and holds a BFA in drawing/painting and an MA in communication studies (emphasis in drawing/painting/Film/MassMedia) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. To commission a pencil portrait from her, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Denice Van Waardenburg has a display of her painting on porcelain at the Melbourne Library on Fee Avenue until the end of July.The Artists of Art and Antique Studio and Friends have a special exhibit of their works with the theme "Eau Gallie and More" at the Beachstreet Eatery, 302 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach. The exhibit will run from July 17 through September 17, 2009. This popular local eatery, owned by Susie Daily, offers good eats and pleasant surroundings. Be sure to stop by to see the exhibit. (Umbrella painting by Lolly Walton)
The Strawbridge Art League Landmarks III exhibit is touring the county. It is currently hanging in the FIT Library. Be sure to stop by to see it if you are in that area. This is the third in a series of exhibits depicting local landmarks. This is the third and final year of the exhibit and has resulted in the publication of a book of the award-winning pieces of art.Classes:
Lin Sons Graphite Classes: Graphite Drawing Classes are available on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m to noon at the Art and Antique Studio, 1419 Highland Avenue, in historic Eau Gallie. The cost is $25 per session. The class is taught by Lin and is limited to four students. Contact Lin at 321-223-4635 to schedule class and to discuss the supply list. Lin's work may be seen on her website at http://www.aahrtbylin.com/
Nancy Dillen (http://www.dillenart.com/) will be teaching in Gatlinburg, TN at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts from September 28-October 3, 2008 The class is called Painting Immersion and is described as follows:
September 28-October 3 Painting Immersion
Let your paintbrush dance as you explore painting with acrylics. Learn the basics of “seeing” through painting still life, landscape and figure. Experience total immersion in a wide variety of painting techniques, tools and subject matter made fun for all levels. All levels. Tuition $400. Nancy Dillen – artist and educator with 35 years experience; Professor Emeritus of Art, Brevard College, Melbourne, FL; founding member of the group Ten Women in Art. If you would like more information about the Painting Immersion class and/or other classes offered at Arrowmont, please go to: http://www.arrowmont.org/registration/commerce.pl If after looking at the site you still have questions, please contact Arrowmont directly by calling or emailing: ph. 865-436-5860, email@example.com
Don't miss First Friday... August 1, 2008 (5:30-8:30) Highland Avenue, Eau Gallie section of Melbourne.
Art and Antique Studio and Gallery“Cityscapes” Exhibit is on display throughout the month of August. Vicki Busby is the featured artist at the Art and Antique Studio and Gallery at 1419 Highland Avenue in Eau Gallie during August. Busby is an award-winning artist who has developed a unique impressionistic style. “Cityscapes” is an exhibit of her pastels and oils featuring images captured in dramatic light and bold colors.
Busby has won many awards in several of the top 100 fine art shows in Florida. Don’t miss this wonderful exhibit. Her works will be on display throughout the month of August. An opening reception will be held from 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Friday, August 1st, 2008. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Art and Antique Studio and Gallery at (321) 253-5553.
- Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
Saturday, August 2nd : 10:00 AM "Watercolor Crayons."
By Kaye Shannon
Saturday, August 9th: 10:00 AM "Luminous Watercolors"
By Loretta Schnitzius
Saturday, August 16th: 10:00 AM "Photography Techniques"
By Mark Mittleman
Saturday, August 23rd: 10:00 AM "Basket Weaving"
By Lois Mittleman
Saturday, August 30th 10:00 AM "Murals"
By Carmen Beecher
Come watch the demonstrations on Saturdays.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL in the historic Eau Gallie area, across from the Brevard Museum of Art. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10 – 5:00 p.m. For information, call 321-259-8261.
- The Highway Grrrls
Robin Rothrock continues to explore media and materials for her artwork. This time, she's exploring the properties of painting on Plexiglas. Visit the gallery on Highland Avenue in Eau Gallie on First Friday (August 1, 2008) from 5:30 to 9:00. Refreshments, live misic with the Mark Baker Band and a special exhibit of her backlit Plexiglas as well as Robin's usual beautiful works.Brevard Art Museum: The 2008 Juried Exhibition will hang in the Brevard Art Museum through September 12, 2008. Dr. Jennifer Hardin, Chief Curator of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburn was the guest curator for the show. Be sure to stop by and see the works she chose for the exhibit.
- The Groove Smooth Jazz Festival: The jazz festival will be October 25th at the outdoor amphitheater at Wickham Park. Last year, 1500 jazz lovers attended.
There are two opportunities for artists through the jazz festival:
1. They are looking for artwork for the t-shirt and posters for the festival. This artwork should center around a jazz theme and not be too heavy or abstract in nature. The deadline for this is possibly September 9th. The artist whose work is chosen will have an opportunity to display their art at the festival.
2. There is an opportunity to put up your tent and show your art at the jazz festival. There will be an entry fee.
Contact Randy Bennett at 321-480-6264 for more details about both of these opportunities.
- The 100% Pure Florida Exhibit
- Brevard Porcelain Artists will begin their monthly meetings on the first Tuesday in September at the Salvation Army, Hickory Street, Melbourne. The meeting begins at 9:30 am and visitors are welcome. Contact: 321-255-3746.
- Brevard Watercolor Society: The Brevard Watercolor Society meeting on the second Saturday of every month at 1:00pm at the Satellite Beach Civic Center, Cassia Blvd., Satellite Beach.
- Central Brevard Art Association: Meetings of the Central Brevard Art Association are on the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00p.m. at 566 Barton Blvd, Suite 3, Rockledge. There is no meeting in August.
- Strawbridge Art League: The Strawbridge Art League usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm in the ballroom of the Henegar Center for the Arts on New Haven Avenue, Melbourne. There will be no August meeting. Also, there will be no September meeting as the league is encouraging its members to attend "Fall into Art" on Highland Avenue in Eau Gallie on September 18.
- Titusville Art League: Meetings of the Titusville Art League are scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:45pm at 1421 Draa Road, Titusville.