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.
Dreams and Wishes, Birds and Fishes
Renee Decator Solo Exhibition
Renee Decator, a mixed-media artist, is a long time member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. She resides in Indialantic, Florida, with her husband Jay and two wiener dogs, Sweet Pea and Beau. Currently her work involves mixed-media, incorporating acrylic paint, paper, found objects, textiles and beeswax. She loves challenges, and combines different materials to allow for creative problem solving. Decator says of her process, “The art process, for me, involves exploration of my personal history and what the future may bring. I like creating art that is unpredictable and inviting—art that allows the viewer to use their imagination.”
She further explains her work, “Dreams and Wishes, Birds and Fishes will showcase the artwork that has been inspired by all the blessings in my life and the big dreams that make each day exciting and full of possibilities. I wanted this collection to be dreamy and full of surprises, with love and hope and lots of fun 2D and 3D art that expresses the wonders that I encounter each day.”
Decator attended Artquest School of Art & Design in Volusia County, Florida, before moving to Brevard County in 1995. She has been a member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery for 10 years and has chaired many charitable exhibitions since joining the gallery. She works at her studio in downtown Melbourne, Florida. She loves tropical gardening, which is often an inspiration for her work.
SECOND SATURDAY TALK
Saturday, October 14th at 1:00pm
Renee will give a talk about her artwork, processes and materials. Free, open to the public. Seating is limited.
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.