Above Water, solo exhibition by Paul Davis

Opens
Friday, June 6th
5:30-8:30

One of our former own, Paul Davis, an award winning artist from Vero Beach is back! The front gallery will be hosting Paul’s show entitled “Above Water”.  Paul is internationally collected and sought after, with images pertaining mainly to the sea and boats and even the best inflatable paddle boards sometimes. No one captures the mood and ambiance better than Paul.

Mark your calendar and make sure you stop by during the month to see these new paintings. Come to the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on June 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 and meet Paul.

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Little Bits and Pieces, Jewelry Designs by Lois Ann Mittleman

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Little Bits and Pieces
Jewelry Designs by Lois Ann Mittleman

lapis plates by Lois Mittleman

lapis plates by Lois Mittleman

Opening on April 1st,  the jewelry designs of Lois Mittleman will fill the front exhibit room of the Fifth Avenue Gallery. Many of you are familiar with Lois’s jewelry and may even own some of her designs. On April 1 you will be able to see the wide variety of pieces Lois creates.

You will see new and unusual stones: Black Tourmaline, Script Stone, Amethyst Padre Paraiso, Argonite, Pink Sapphires, Prehnite with Epidote, and Ethiopian Fluorite. You will see new and current gemstone cuts: collar-style plates and natural rough-cut Rubies, Apatite, and Fluorite. And of course, lots of the regular stuff will be in the show: Pearls, Rubies, Emeralds and Sapphires, Tanzanite and Tourmalines, Jasper, American Turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty and Kingman mines, Quartz, and even a few Black Diamonds.
Gemstones inspire Lois, and they will inspire you, too. Lois’s designs are based on the beauty, color, and shape of the stones, and that theme is evident in all her work. When Lois begins a new piece of jewelry, the gemstones rule.

 

I majored in music at Indiana University, studied with Martha Lipton and graduated with a BME (Music Education) Degree in Voice.  Taught music in Cleveland Public Schools for 5 years.  Taught piano for 7 years.  Directed a Junior High/High School Choir of 63 at Brith Emeth Congregation in Cleveland for 7 years.

Published article in Music Educators Journal.(they mispelled URBAN!)
ORFF and the Ubran Child

  • Lois Rosenblum Mittleman

Music Educators JournalMarch 1969vol. 557: pp. 4143.

March 1969 Journal Article ORFF and the Ubran Child Lois Rosenblum Mittleman Music teacher at the Supplementary Educational Center, Cleveland Public Schools, Cleveland, Ohio.
Moved to Florida in 1978.
Joined Fifth Avenue Art Gallery as a Basket Weaver.  Started weaving in 1980.  Started making jewelry in 1999 when we moved to Dallas for 3 years and came back to the Gallery in 2002 making jewelry.
Member of Winter Park Bach Festival Choir from 1988 to 1995.
Executive Secretary for Supervisor of Elections Shirley Baccus and Fred Galey 1989 – 1996
Worked for BCA as Finance and Grants Manager 1998 – 1999.
Two Grown Daughters, 3 grandchildren.  Married to Mark Mittleman.
“For me, creating art is simply the visual expression of music.”
Lois is a member artist of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. You can view more of her work on her page: Lois Mittleman

Good Enough To Eat, Solo Exhibition by Frank Spino

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Frank Spino is our award winning guest artist for March, with his solo exhibition entitled, “Good Enough to Eat”. “This show focuses on my fascination with painting citrus”,  Spino says.”Color excites me. Realism and rich, saturated color are what my art is all about.  I love the vibrant color and challenging textures: thick, dimpled rinds; thin, transparent slices, freshly cut and glistening wet with juice. We think you will agree… his painting look  ­– “Good Enough to Eat” .

In 1971, Mr. Spino received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University, but said his “real” education came from the famous painter Henry Hensche, who he studied under at the Cape School of Arts in Cape Cod, Mass.”My understanding of color came from him,” he said. “We painted outdoors every day, sunny or overcast.”

Frank will be participating in our Second Saturday event on the 15th of March when he will be talking about his paintings and watercolor. 

Swimming in the Infinite: A Solo Exhibition by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler

Swimming in the Infinite

Swimming in the Infinite

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.

SECOND SATURDAY ART TALK

MAY 11th, 2:00pm

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!

Travels

Travels”:A Solo Exhibit of Landscapes from America and Abroad by Jini James

Conch Key by Jini James

Conch Key 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.

In her artistic endeavors and travels, James has received numerous awards and signature memberships in the art world.  Her training began in her teens when she studied privately with a well known New York Illustrator and progressed to study at Moore College of Art and The Pennsylvania Academy.  Her passion for life long learning includes workshops, “for that once or twice a year tune-up”. “I am a believer in craftsmanship and preserving  reality while allowing the viewer to see the painterly strokes that are laid into the piece.  These are story paintings.”

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Painting Giveaway!

The Gallery desk will be distributing free raffle tickets, one per person, from April 5 until April 13 for this lovely painting by Jini. You must be present at the Second Saturday Art Talk to win.

SECOND SATURDAY ART TALK

James will also discuss her work at the gallery’s Second Saturday Art Talk on April 13 at 2 p.m. Thoughts about painting on site as well as creating a good composition will be discussed along with a painting demonstration. Arrive early as seating is limited.

Larry Moore Artist Talk

Saturday, February 9th 2:00

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Exhibiting artist Larry Moore will make a guest appearance at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on Saturday, February 9 at 2 pm to talk about his oil paintings and give a demonstration. Please join us to learn about composition, color mixing, and his travels. An active member of the Plein Air Painters of America, Larry will also talk about traveling with paints, canvas, and brushes.

A national award-winning artist, his works are widely collected and exhibited throughout the United States in private collections and museums such as the Orlando Museum of Art, Laguna Museum of Art, Naples Museum of Art, and the Tallahassee Museum.

Free and open to the public. Arrive early as space is limited. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located at 1470 Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Artists District (EGAD) of Melbourne. Phone number is (321) 259-8261.

Lori Pitten Jenkins Demo this Saturday

Lori Pitten Jenkins

Saturday October 13th, at 2:00 pm

As part of our continuing Second Saturdays at the Gallery , Lori Pitten Jenkins will be demonstrating her watercolor techniques from start to finish. She will also be speaking about the thought process of her unusual subjects and whimsical titles.  Lori has a clear, brilliant, colorful style of watercolor painting that is unique to her. She  will be raffling  away 2 original watercolors at the end of the demonstration. Free and open to the public, seating is limited so arrive early for a good seat!

While you’re at the gallery, enjoy Lori’s solo-exhibition  Something Fishy. Lori is a Brevard County native and grew up around the water. She recently won the Best of Show in Watercolor at the Melbourne Art Festival, 2012. Lori is known for her whimsical, bold, bright, detailed watercolor paintings relating to fishing, seafood and boating. She has a very pleasant, unique point of view in her paintings that delight viewers.