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.
The artists of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will be offering a taste of France at their member exhibit, Inspiration: France, opening on April 4. The First Friday celebration will be on April 7 from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. Come and revisit Paris, or kindle a desire to go to France. Experience the wonder of tiny sail boats at a pond side stand, remember Jim Morrison with a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, or discover the wonder of French graffiti. This exhibit will feature artwork inspired by France from the membership of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery.
A Family Affair
Marlis & James Newman
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to host A Family Affair, an exhibit by Marlis and James Newman, during the month of May. Marlis Newman, a beloved, longtime member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, is a contemporary impressionist painter whose work has achieved regional and national recognition. She has had many solo exhibits and participates regularly in prestigious group and juried exhibitions. She says, “Every painting is a new challenge. It’s exciting and scary and wonderful. I really love the process of making art.”
James Newman, Marlis’ son, has been painting since the 1970’s when he studied under Eliot McMurrough at his private art school. Growing up with artist parents he was provided with great inspiration and encouragement. His career as a graphic artist with the University of Florida also added to his development as a painter. James’ passion for painting comes from a fascination with and appreciation for the colors, shapes, and patterns found in nature. This fuels his love for plein air painting.
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.