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.
SIRENS & MUSES
MELISSA T. HALL SOLO EXHIBITION
The gallery is excited to welcome our past member Melissa Hall for our March Front Room Gallery exhibition.
The past few years have seen a fundamental shift in the way I approach my photography. When I originally began working with my camera, I shot a multitude of images that would later be combined into a single composition. Textures inspired me. Getting that elusive story into one shot was not a comfortable idea. Returning to Kentucky after 10 years of living in Florida, altered not only my environment but also my muse.
Shooting wonderful but dilapidated houses opened my eyes to new ways to tell a story. These decaying spaces sparked my imagination and allowed me to start working conceptually. I began to see the potential in my new environment and wanted to build narratives in these wonderful spaces. I have branched out to incorporate a variety of locations, even including underwater photography.
Muses & Sirens presents a collection of work which celebrates what can happen when you listen to that siren call of finding that next location, the perfect dress, and the wild women who inhabit my work.
ARTIST TALK & DEMONSTRATION
Saturday, March 7th at 2:00
Shoot, Print, Wax: Combining photography with encaustic processes
My work is built by combining my photographs with translucent layers of encaustic medium, oil paint, and pastels. I use a heat gun or blow torch to fuse the wax to the photographs and their wooden supports. To complete the final surface, I often apply a variety of mark making tools, oil paint to accentuate details or in thin washes, and cooler brushes to add texture to the work. Encaustic can be unpredictable and unwieldy, but that adds an element of surprise that reminds me of happy accidents from the darkroom. —Melissa T. Hall
OUR FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY
February 3-28, 2015
The celebration begins on First Friday, February 6, 2015, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m!
A champagne toast at 7:00 PM will mark the beginning of the Fortieth Anniversary Celebration at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Avenue. The celebration begins on First Friday, February 6, 2015, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Past and present members will be honored by a video presentation featuring paintings and photos from the gallery’s history starting in 1975 when the gallery first opened. An Honor List of the 118 past and present gallery members and a collage of photos from the past 40 years will highlight the display. Mayor Kathy Meehan from the City of Melbourne will be participating in the celebration. The public is invited.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the oldest in Brevard County, set a high standard from the beginning for artwork that would be shown in the gallery. That standard has been maintained to the present. The gallery has provided a museum-like setting for the finest local artists, some nationally and internationally recognized, to display their work. It is “the place to go” for original artwork and the finest crafts.
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.
Saturday, April 11th at 2:00
Saturday, May 9th at 2:00
Please join us for an artist talk with Mindy Z. Colton.
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.