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.
WHERE AM I
WEDNESDAY GROUP EXHIBITION
July 1 – 27
Plan to join us at the First Friday Opening Reception, July 5, from 5:30 through 8:30 pm, for Where Am I?, a group exhibition of work by The Wednesday Group. This exhibit of work by 16 women artists will run from July 1 through 27.
The Wednesday Group is an informal organization with roots going back to the early 1980s. It has grown to a membership of roughly 20 artists. The group grew out of a need for a place to discuss art seriously and to mutually support each other’s artistic work. The group has always remained fluid, members coming and going as life demanded, while still retaining its history of group shows, supporting each other’s work and discussing art. There have never been any officers or a move to make the group a formal organization.
The women have several times taken trips together, all centered around art or the making of art. They have gone to New York City and to Mexico as part of their journeys. Together they have had several group shows, including Chaos at the Foosaner Museum in 2003. Many members have shown in solo or group exhibitions at the Foosaner also. Some of the members worked juried street shows on the FL circuit, juried museum shows, taught at-risk teens in the community, taught art in elementary schools with Brevard Cultural Alliance, taught at BCC, local libraries and gave private art lessons. Education levels include BA, BS, BFA, MFA and PhD as well as self taught artists. All together the group represents uncounted years of art experience. Despite the looseness of the group’s organization, joining remains an informal juried admission.
The ladies of The Wednesday Group have now united to bring their talents to the challenging question, Where Am I? Some are responding literally, some are responding philosophically. No matter the response you prefer, you are sure to find this exhibit a treasure of beauty and challenge.
Come to the First Friday Opening and enjoy some light refreshments and sign up for a drawing for a print from one of the artists.
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!
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.