Ellen Pavlakos’ Solo Exhibition Opens This Friday

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One of our long-standing gallery members, Ellen Pavlakos opens her solo-exhibition, “Work in Process” this Friday, October 3rd. Pavlakos works in clay, plaster, stone, and other contemporary materials, casting most of her work in bronze.
Her sculptures are exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the state of Florida and she has competed and exhibited in many statewide and national competitions as well as in Paris, France, Athens and Thessalonica, Greece, and Nicosia, Cyprus.
The figure is her vehicle of expression. There is a continuing thread of concern with human emotions through most of her work. Through a link to the classical Greek, a positive feeling of the human experience and glorification of life communicates directly to the viewer.

The front gallery of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will become Ellen’s studio during the month of October. It will be fascinating to see the process from the beginning to the finished work in plaster or bronze.  Pavlakos will be working in the gallery studio on Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm during October. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this master sculptor at work.

To read more about Ellen, go to: Ellen Pavlakos

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!)
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  • 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

31st Annual Holiday Craft Show

It’s that time again…the garland is hung and the ornaments are all in place. We have put together a unique collection of wonderful one-of-a kind treasures… pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, wall and fiber art. Beautiful handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list!

OPENING RECEPTION
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Friday, November 1st 5:30-8:30
Light refreshments will be served!

Glass artist Brett Tam will give a demonstration on the gallery’s front porch during the opening.

A SPECIAL INVITATION

COME EARLY FOR OUR SHOW PREVIEW This FRIDAY MORNING, November 1st, from 10:00-12:00. Refreshments will be served and you will be eligible to win a lovely gift basket loaded with gallery goodies! You will also get a “first look” at this exciting collection of art gifts, and a jump-start on your holiday shopping!

~ HOLIDAY GALLERY HOURS ~
Monday-Saturday 10:00-5:00
Sunday 1:00-5:00

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!

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.