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.
We are pleased to present the glass creations from Michael Robinson, last years 2012 100% Pure Florida Juried Exhibition. In Robinson’s hands glass is not worked or manipulated but transformed into designs that suspend time. Captured in this exquisitely unforgiving medium is a portal into the mind’s eye of this talented Artist. Entry may take us to a distant windswept shore – or result in the quiet contemplation of a single perfect bloom – or plunge us into the depths of that remote region known as inner space.
Robinson states, “I have found glass to be an appropriate medium to express the forms found in nature – the fluid motion of wind and water and the shapes of the creatures that inhabit those realms –because glass echoes nature; it is enduring but fragile. Careless action can destroy a glass object (or a natural ecosystem) that would otherwise exist for eons. Here we have the underlying voice of glass”.
Swimming in the Infinite: A Solo Exhibition by
April 29—June 2, 2013
Nancy Hamlin-Vogler will explore the Infinite in her solo show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. The show will begin April 29 and run through June 2nd. Her artwork is gestural and spontaneous, while maintaining comprehensible proportions. She works on prepared paper using acrylic aqueous mediums combined with gesso, charcoal, conte, and pastels, occasionally adding pasted paper elements from silk screens or drawings. Hamlin-Vogler’s work reflects her roots in Cape Cod and Maine, with worldwide travels in between.
Hamlin-Vogler studied art at Wells College and learned the screen printing process while earning her M.A. in French literature at the University of Maine. An award winning artist, Hamlin-Vogler is a member of the St. Augustine Art Association and exhibits in gallery shows throughout Florida. For the past ten years she has co-directed the Louise Freshman Brown Art Workshops in St. Augustine.
The opening reception for the show will be Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meet Hamlin-Vogler as you enjoy viewing the artwork.
“Travels”: A Solo Exhibit of Landscapes from America and Abroad by Jini James
APRIL 1-APRIL 28, 2013
Gallery member artist Jini James is exhibiting in a solo show for the month of April. James has created all new works in oil from her “endless list” of visual inspirations from the Chesapeake Bay, the American Southwest, Central America, Paris, and Iceland. Her first painting trip was to Honduras, loaded down with a heavy French easel and at least 30 tubes of oils, plus canvases. “The exploration of Mayan ruins in Copan, Central America was a life-changing experience,”says James. “Through art, I realized how cultures survive. It was the artists who recorded Mayan history in stone. I also learned that with each subsequent trip, I packed lighter and lighter until watercolors and mini sketchbooks took the place of the oils, canvases, and an easel. “My watercolor studies, along with photographs, translated into oil paintings when I returned to my studio,” says James. see more
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES: 24 Hour Art Challenge
24 Artist, 24 Hours, 24 Works of Art
24 artists had 24 hours to create an artwork based on a list of prompts they received the morning of their workday. These artworks will be sold to raise money for Very Special Arts Brevard; established in 1987, this local organization is committed to providing persons with disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential through the arts.
JOIN US FOR OUR DOCUMENTARY FILM PREMIERE AND GALA RECEPTION ON FRIDAY MARCH 15TH.
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 see an art demo, meet some of the area’s very best artists, learn about the newest art techniques? On the Second Saturday of each month we will be hosting an art demo or artist talk.
Saturday, May 11th, 2:00pm
In conjunction with her solo-exhibition, the St. Augustine artist will also give a Second Saturday Gallery Talk and Demo on May 11 at 2 p.m. at the gallery. Seating is limited so please arrive early!
Free and open to the public! Limited seating so come early.
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.