Brevard Art News - March 29, 2009
In this issue:
Chase the "Blues" away with the J.U.G.S. art exhibition at the Melbourne Beach Library.
Six local award winning artists calling themselves the J.U.G..S. (Just Us Girls Society) are having their fourth annual art exhibition at the Melbourne Beach library starting March 31st and running through May 4th. The exhibit will be held in the library's conference rooms and is open to the public. A variety of mediums will be on display. Artists are: Vicki Limberis from Melbourne Beach, Jeanne Painter Johnson, Janet Loper and Jackie Ryan from Satellite Beach and Pat Hemphill and Diana Greco from Rockledge.
Art in the Park Chocolate Festival. The Zonta Club of Melbourne's Emerging Artist Program Art in the Park Chocolate Festival is on Sunday March 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Front Street Park in Melbourne (near the Chart House. Don't miss the outstanding work of painters Bill McCoy, Barbara Perlmutter, and Phil Burdick; the work of enamalist Sean Alton; glass artists Heidi Stocker and Nancy Botts; mixed media artists Joe Dunham, Panther, and pat Frazier; clay artists Jill Noel, Kim Church and Eddie Rickenback; photographers John Medeiors and Steve Edmunds; and jewelers George Rogan and Pam McLean to name a few. This year a "Peoples Choice Award" will be chosen by the art patrons and will be sponsored in Zonta's 3rd Emerging Artist event in either the upcoming Masters of Art Festival in Melbourne in October or the ArtWorks Eau Gallie Festival in November. For more information, go to http://www.zontaspacecoast.org/.
Three Artists are Participating in the Spring Parade of Homes.
Today is the last day for the Spring Parade of Homes. Zoe Mac, Fred Garbotz (Rockledge Design Studio), and Preston Studios will all have major works featured in the stunning new home created by Charles Boyd in Cocoa Beach. A long-time builder/developer, Charlie is once again showing something uniquely new and fresh on the Space Coast - a home not quite link any other - the views are spectacular, as are the details in the baths, kitchen and various appointments. Contact the HBCA for more details at 254-3700.
The Orlando Museum of Art presents "A Touch of Glass" at their 1st Thursday event on 4/2/09 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. This is an exploration of how the masterpiece craftsmanship and ornate beauty of glass has shaped our lives through utilitarian use to fine art. Listen to the instrumental ensemble of The Forefathers - an energizing and uplifting blend of experimental American and world fusion musical genres. Admission is $10, always free for OMA members, and includes access to the OMA's featured exhibition Therman Statom: Stories of the New World. Parking is free at Orlando Loch Haven Park. For more information, call (407) 896-4231 x260 or visit http://www.omart.org/.
3rd Annual Cape Canaveral Art and Craft Festival. Today is the last day of The Cape Canaveral Art and Craft Festival. You'll find it at the beautiful Manatee Park, 701 Thurm Blvd.; Cape Canaveral, Florida. Manatee Park is one of the top local and tourist attractions on the East Coast at Cape Canaveral. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet the artists and see their works of sculpture, paintings hand made jewelry, pottery, photography and more.
The Downtown Gallery. Visit The Downtown Gallery of Titusville at 335 S. Washington Avenue in Historic Downtown Titusville. The Astronaut High School's Advanced Art students artwork will be hanging and on display for the month of March at The Downtown Gallery. For information call 321-268-0122.
in the Eau Gallie Arts District - don't miss the First Friday Art Walk along Highland Avenue on April 3rd, 2009. It's always a great party with wonderful art to be seen in all the galleries...
The Art and Antique Studio. "Gardens in Watercolor" by artist Debbie Johnson will be featured during the month of April. Enjoy the garden art of newcomer Debbie Johnson during historical Eau Gallie's First Friday Gallery Walk on Friday, April 3rd. Stop by and meet Debbie Johnson at the Art and Antique Studio and Gallery on Highland Avenue during the opening reception from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2009.
Debbie recently moved to Melbourne from Michigan. She was born and raised in Greenville, Michigan. In February 2004, Debbie transitioned from commercial art to fine art. She began showing her paintings at street fairs and local galleries. In 2008, she moved to Melbourne where her artwork is growing in style and subject matter.
Her watercolors blend her passion for painting and her love of nature to capture the fleeting moments of beauty the world provides. She is available for commissions as well as workshops, garden tours, and speaking engagements. For a preview of her art, visit her website at http://watercolorworksart.com/.
Her work will be featured at Art and Antique Studio and Gallery throughout April. For more information call 321-253-5553.
Art Expressions. Stop by Art Expressions Fine Custom Framing during the First Friday festivities on April 3, 2009. See photography exhibit and the pearl gallery. Art Expressions is located at 1404 Highland Avenue in the Eau Galley Arts District.Eau Gallie Florist. JoAnna O'Keefe will sign copies of her latest book Embraced during the First Friday festivities at the Eau Gallie Florist. Stop by to meet her and to see her new book. She will be there from 5:30 to 8:30. The florist is located across from the Brevard Art Museum at 1490 Highland Avenue in Melbourne, Florida. For information, call 321-2584.
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Jerry Lanhan debuts new exhibit. Jerry Lanham will debut his exhibition "Color & Movement" at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery during the month of April. Lanham's paintings engage viewers so they experience them with every sense. This is the largest collection of Lanham's original artwork presented in one location. See why collectors become addicted to his dynamic, high impact color exemplified in these acrylic and mixed media pieces.
You are invited to attend the opening reception on the First Friday on April 3rd, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visit Lanham, get lost in his paintings and enjoy light refreshments with wine. The reception is free and open to the public.
Highway Grrls Gallery and Studio, 1414 Highland Avenue; Melbourne, Florida. The Highway Grrls is very pleased to present the impressionistic landscapes of Luke Andrews who has just returned home after an eight-year-painting jaunt in Italy. Luke has several canvases of local landscapes, including Cocoa Village, Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach. Luke will be out back on the Highway Grrls patio with a large collection of canvases. You can visit his website at http://www.lukeandrewsart.com/. Also go to http://www.robinrothrock.com/ for a flier regarding First Friday.
The Mark Baker Band will be out front entertaining those strolling up and down Highland Avenue. Humberto Rebollo with have a table out front displaying his series of women's faces.
Robin Rothrock's work will be in the main gallery. She is working on taking her painting into the 3-dimensional realm so you have more to come on out to see. There's something for everyone. This event is free and open to the public, so come join the fun on April 3, 2009 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Indian River Potters Guild. Be sure to stop by 1542 Guava on First Friday, April 3 between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. There's a new studio and gallery in the Eau Gallie Arts District. They have 7 to 8 members now and will be adding more to this pottery group. The Indian River Potters Guild is a working studio complete with electric kilns and wheels. They also have a gallery room and classroom space. Be sure to stop by and welcome them to the area. For information call Valerie Karas at 321-543-3645.News from artists...
Viola Knudsen exhibits at Sylvestros. Viola Knudsen has a dozen paintings hanging at Sylvestros at 2039 N. Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach. She will have a meet and greet in May. More information on this closer to the time.
Teaching opportunity. Indian Harbour Recreation Center is looking to put together their annual summer program for kids. They are looking for an art teacher (watercolor or other) to teach kids during the summer. The schedule is flexible and the artist can customize the program. If interested in looking into this possibility, contact Kristin Cusimano at 321-773-0552 or Kcusimano@Indianharbour.org or her assistant Ms. Artz.
Space Coast Art Festival poster design contest 2006.The Space Coast Art Festival is looking for a poster design for their 46th annual festival. The festival is in November, but entries for the poster design contest are due by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. All work must be unpublished, original art done since 2007. You can find the complete submission guidelines at the website at http://www.spacecoastartfestival.com/. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for entries from the Brevard Art Museum.
The Brevard Art Museum presents Take Out from May 15 to July 12, 2009. Using the humble take-out container as a jumping off point. Artists are invited to create artwork.
For the prospectus for this exhibit click here. The submission deadline is April 30, 2009. So, get to work. If you'd like more information email the museum at email@example.com.
Free Market At Manatee Park on Melbourne Avenue in Melbourne from 1:00 to 4:00 on the last Sunday of every month a free market event is scheduled. Everyone is invited and it's a place to give away and receive items completely free. It doesn't have to be just material items, it can be community info or music or just painting out in the open for all to enjoy. Bring food, music, clothes, furniture, toys, skills and thrills and anything else you can give, share or barter. At the free market, goods and services are available at no cost. Like a garage sale and fair together, but better. If you have nothing, that's fine. If you have something to bring, that's fine. but no need to trade. It's all for free. Look them up on facebook. Its The Free Market of Melbourne/Palm Bay, Florida.
Upcoming shows on Focus. Bright House TV Cable Network presents FOCUS featuring the arts in Brevard County. FOCUS programs are on Channel 49 on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Upcoming show in April:
April 2, 2009: Denette Schweikert and Juan Arroyo
April 9, 2009: Carolyn Jones, Jewelry and Wallace Berger, Wood Artist
April 16, 2009: Nora Halloran
April 23, 2009: Frtis Van Eeden, Demo
April 30, 2009: Judy McNamara, DemoBe sure to watch the great talent in Brevard.
Watercolor. The Art Association of Jackson Hole is a non-profit arts education school that hosts renowned artists to teach Visiting Artist Workshops in Janckson Hole, Wyoming. This coming June 15 through 19, 2009, they will be running a Figurative Watercolor Workshop: Painting from Photographs with Ted Nuttall. For more information, go to http://www.jacksonholeworkshops.org/painting/nutall.htm
Kinetic Sculptures installed in downtown Tampa. Winners of the 2009 artLOUD! Kinetic Sculpture competition have been announced by the host organization, CREW Tampa Bay. the 11 sculptures created by seven artists are on loan from each artist for one year (January 2009 to January 2010. the are installed in downtown Tampa along Franklin, Florida, Zack and Tampa streets. Here are the winners:
People's Choice: Ofra Friedman, "Leaves and Life"
Grand Prize Award: Mark DeWaele, "Equililibrist"
Red Ribbon Award: James Oleson, "Big Business"
For more information contact: http://www.crewtampabay.org/.
Upcoming event. The Rotary Club of Indialantic is holding its 7th Annual Fund Raising Event, Saturday, May 2nd, 2009. It will include wine tasting, gourmet food and music. The event will be held at the home of Arturo and Susan Encharte, 2760 Riverside Dr., Indialantic, starting at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Purpose: To raise funds to help support the Sue M. Pridmore Center for Women and Children. The center is located on the grounds of the Salvation Army on Hickory Street in Melbourne and provides shelter, food, and spiritual support to homeless women with or without children. The center also provides training in a wide range of life skills in order for women to successfully transition into our community.
Proceeds will also be allotted to the Rotary Foundation which provides financial assistance through scholarships to South Brevard High School seniors as well as other charitable organizations.
Sponsorship levels begin at $100 and go to $1000, which awards tickets to the event. For more information, contact Sue Tyson Parker 321-749-4684 or Jock Walker, 321-727-1519.
Checks can be mailed to the
Rotary Club of Indialantic
P.O. Box 033134
Indialantic, Florida 32903
Harris Gallery at the King Center. BCC Melbourne Student Show will hand in the Harris Gallery during April. It features the work of the Brevard Community College students. The BCC Melbourne Student Show will be on exhibit throughout the month of April. Be sure to stop by to see the works created by these talented students.
Art Gallery and Studio. Laura Rabbitts is the Artist of the Month for the month of April. Her favorite medium is water-based oils on canvas. She enjoys doing portraitures. Laura will be available for Firday Fest on April 10th at the gallery from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 802 E. New Haven Avenue in Historic Downtown Melbourne. The gallery is also open from 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday.
Note: The Art Gallery and Studio has room for two or three associate members to join the gallery at $75.00 per month. If interested, call Diane Koenig at 501-5835.
Eulaine Eri is the Featured Artist. For the months of March and April at the Central Brevard Library on Forrest Avenue in Cocoa, Florida, Eulaine Eri is the featured artist. She is displaying several of her latest original abstract works in mixed media. An award winning artist, Eulaine is an experimental artist residing in Merritt Island, Florida, and Franklin, Pennsylvania. Eulaine studied art while living in Europe and continues to study in the United States. Eulaine enjoys painting impressionism and contemporary abstracts. She exhibits and teaches painting using mixed media and with dyes on silk. Eulaine is an Advisor on the Board of Directors, Central Brevard Art Association, Rockledge, Florida She was awarded First Place with a Blue Ribbon at the City of Cape Canaveral Fine Art Show in January with her abstract, "Toy Soldier." This painting is part of the display presently at the Central Brevard Library. Phone: 321-298-9741 Email: ARTbyEULAINE@aol.com
Brevard Art Museum
New at the Brevard Art Museum Piecing it Together - The mixed media constructions in Piecing it Together are works by artists Catherine Bergmann, Rocky Bridges, Jette Clover, Greg Jones, Elizabeth Murray, Hanne Niederhausen, Gail Mitchell, Tony Savoie, Margaret Steward, Genna Watson, John Whipple, and Lynn Whipple. This group of artists explores the boundaries of creating through joyful constructions, innovative use of found materials, and playful visual and verbal language. These artists use recycled materials in a new way.
allaprima styling group presents Carol Taylor drawings
Carol Taylor is exhibiting the Mesdames Pompes Series at the allaprima styling group, 1540 Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne, Florida through March 31, 2009.
Ms. Taylor's charcoal pencil drawings depict the Victorian shoe inspired by a collectible Victorian Fenton glass shoe that began her glass and ceramic shoe collection. Having recently completed her Tulipa Series comprised of a collection of charcoal pencil drawings of the Parrot Tulip, traces of the Tulipa are discerned in the negative space of the Mesdames Pompes drawings.
To view the Mesdames Pompes Series, please contact local artist Karen Lewis, allaprima styling group at (321) 255-5300.
For further information, contact Carol L. Taylor at http://www.caroltaylorblackandwhite.com/ or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Personal Baggage: Ten Women in Art"
They Ten Women are: Becky Beerensson, Nancy Blair, Helen Byon, Nancy Baur Dillen, Lydia Nelson Friedland, Grace Leal, Carol Garutti, Susan Martin, Ellen Pavlakos, and Lynn Murray Spencer.
"Personal Baggage" the latest exhibit from Ten Women in Art takes flight at the Tampa International Airport, beginning October 22, 2008 –July 2009.
Ten Women in Art is a dynamic group of artists with a history of excellence as well as diversity. Since 1983 the group has been home to over thirty artists, among them many award winning, nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The Tampa exhibit features works in oil, acrylic, mixed media, bronze, ceramic, glass and mixed media sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and computer generated images. Current members are artists Becky Beerensson, Nancy Blair, Helen Byon, Nancy Baur Dillen, Lydia Nelson Friedland, Carol Garutti, Grace Leal, Susan Martin, Ellen Pavlakos, and Lynn Spencer. The current incarnation of the group includes three of the original, founding members who continue to spearhead the effort showcasing the vision and artistic talents of Florida's women.
"Personal Baggage" features approximately forty-two artworks representing each artist's concerns regarding the theme.
From the Exhibition Statement:
We assume its best to travel light...(but)
Experience too is a kind of baggage,
(and) our attachments define us.
These are as unique to us as our genes, our learned behaviors, our capacity for humor, folly, wisdom; our latent capacities for courage, cruelty, change and selflessness; our threshold for pain, joy and outrage; our memories, our loves, our lived experiences.
Further information, please contact: Tampa International Airport: Kelly Figley, Community Relations Coordinator, Tampa International Airport, P.O. Box 22287, Tampa, FL 33622, Ph: (813) 801-6028, Fx: (813) 875-6670.
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