Gallery One, located in the front of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, features changing exhibitions with opening receptions held the first Friday of the month from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The shows are open to the public, admission is free, and refreshments are served.
Richard Auger, Solo-Exhibition
Florida Noir, a nature series
OPENING JULY 4TH
We will be serving hotdogs and other festive refreshments, celebrating Independence Day!
Florida native Richard Auger reveals his enchantment with the landscape of the Sunshine State in this exciting solo exhibition. “There is something magical about the woodlands, swamps and back-roads of Florida…” Auger states. The recipient of numerous awards for his black and white photography, Richard Auger captures that magic and delivers it to the viewer in a bold and dramatic fashion.
Solo Exhibition by Paul Davis
One of our former own, Paul Davis, an award winning artist from Vero Beach is back! The front gallery will be hosting Paul’s show entitled “Above Water”. Paul is internationally collected and sought after, with images pertaining mainly to the sea and boats. No one captures the mood and ambiance better than Paul.
Mark your calendar and make sure you stop by during the month to see these new paintings. Come to the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on June 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 and meet Paul.
CATCHING THE LIGHT
May 1 -31
Opening May 2nd 5:30-8:30
The Fifth Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce that Karen Leffel- Massengill, an award winning oil painter will be the guest artist in the month of May. Karen’s work focuses on the beauty of the landscapes in Florida with special emphasis on the value of light. Originally a watercolor artist, Karen brings the sense of beautiful light, shadows, and luminosity to oil colors. She uses soft but bold colors and is always looking to “catch the light”.
Karen will also be giving a oil painting workshop on May 12th and 13th. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with this award-winning artist!
Karen will be our guest artist for SECOND SATURDAY, Saturday May 1oth, at 2:00pm. She will do a painting demonstration to preview her workshop. See our SECOND SATURDAY Schedule for a list of upcoming artists.
Good Enough to Eat
Frank Spino Solo Exhibition
OPENING FRIDAY, MARCH 7
Frank Spino is our award winning guest artist for March, with his solo exhibition entitled, “Good Enough to Eat”. “This show focuses on my fascination with painting citrus”, Spino says.”Color excites me. Realism and rich, saturated color are what my art is all about. I love the vibrant color and challenging textures: thick, dimpled rinds; thin, transparent slices, freshly cut and glistening wet with juice. We think you will agree… his painting look – “Good Enough to Eat” .
In 1971, Mr. Spino received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University, but said his “real” education came from the famous painter Henry Hensche, who he studied under at the Cape School of Arts in Cape Cod, Mass.”My understanding of color came from him,” he said. “We painted outdoors every day, sunny or overcast.”
Frank will be participating in our Second Saturday event on the 8th of March at 2:00pm, when he will be talking about his paintings and watercolor.
For a complete gallery exhibition schedule see our calendar…
Have you been to First Friday yet? The first Friday of every month is a great time to head down to Fifth Avenue Art Gallery and EGAD (Eau Gallie Arts District). We “open” all our exhibits on first Fridays. There is music and art in the park, and the Brevard Art Museum and other EGAD galleries are open too.
We hope to see you here!
Would you like to get an inside look at the techniques of award-winning artists? We invite you to join us on the second Saturday each month as we offer a presentation; artist demonstration or talk by guest artists. Free and open to the public! Limited seating so come early.
SECOND SATURDAY SCHEDULE
Saturday, February 8 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 1:00 pm
Lois Ann Mittleman
“What I know (and don’t know) about gemstones”
See and touch gemstones you know and those you have never heard of until now!
more info on Mittleman’s solo exhibition
Saturday May 10 2:00 pm
Karen will do a painting demonstration to preview her upcoming workshop.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida in the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) across from the Foosaner Art Museum.