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Arts Notes - the Beaches
Rating: 3.33 / 5 (6 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Jun 21 - 06:27

New gallery and studio

At A Whisper Inc. has opened the Ella Bell's Gallery and Studio at 14 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

The gallery offers artwork from local artists.

Classes in a variety of genres of art are being offered to local residents.

Classes are also being offered to out-of-state visitors, so they may take home a personal and perfect souvenir to remember their visit to the Space Coast.

Business hours are Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 1-6 p.m.; and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m.

For more information, call (321) 613-3601, email ellabelles.cb@gmail.com or visit www.ellabelles.me.

Children's classes at the Art Gallery of Viera

The following classes will be offered this summer:

o Wednesday, June 27: Turtles Collage with Sheila Wedegis. Images will be pre-drawn on boards. Students will paint their images in acrylics, and then use torn colored papers to create their own masterpieces. Cost is $20, plus $5 materials fee.

o Thursday, June 28: Painting ala the Masters - Introduction to Vincent Van Gogh with Susan Stone. Cost is $20, plus $5 materials fee.

o Wednesday, July 3: Painting ala the Masters, Introduction to Henri Matisse with Susan Stone. Cost is $20, plus $5 materials fee.

o Thursday, July 4: (No Class - July 4th holiday)

o Wednesday, July 10: Painting ala the Masters, Introduction to Paul Klee with Susan Stone. Cost is $20, plus $5 materials fee.

o Thursday, July 11: Kids' Camp Creative Explosion with Ree Nathan.

We'll make a pretty birthday card and a small "Summer Memories" scrapbook album/journal, perfect for keeping track of your fun summertime activities. Cost is $15 per class and includes all top quality supplies. (If you would like to make a class a "Mommy and Me" event, it is $20 and you each will make your own projects!)

o Wednesday, July 17: Painting ala the Masters, Introduction to David Hockney with Susan Stone. Cost is $20, plus $5 materials fee.

o Thursday, July 18: Painting ala the Masters, Introduction to Kandinsky with Susan Stone. Cost is $20, plus $5 materials fee.

o Wednesday, July 24: Painting ala the Masters, Introduction to Georgia O'Keefe with Susan Stone. Cost is $20, plus $5 materials fee.

o Thursday, July 25: Zoo Animals Collage with Sheila Wedegis. Images will be pre-drawn on boards. Students will paint their images in acrylics, then use torn colored papers to create their own masterpieces. Cost is $20, plus $5 materials fee.

The Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

For more information, call (321) 504-4343.

Art class at Cocoa Beach gallery

Elle Belle's, at 14 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, presents the following art class:

o 'Learn to Sea' kid's art

camp: 9 a.m. to noon

Monday through Friday,

June 24-28. Cost is $125.

For more information, call (321) 613-3601, email ellabelles.cb@gmail.com or visit www.ellabelles.me.

'Solid Flow' - a solo exhibition by Michael Robinson

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery presents the glass creations of Michael Robinson, last year's 2012 100% Pure Florida Juried Show now through June 30.

In Mr. Robinson's hands, glass is not worked or manipulated, but transformed into designs that suspend time. Captured in this exquisitely unforgiving medium is a portal into the mind's eye of this talented artist. Entry may take us to a distant windswept shore - or result in the quiet contemplation of a single perfect bloom - or plunge us into the depths of that remote region known as inner space.

so extraordinary.

The gallery is located at 1470 Highland Ave., in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.

The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261.

Visit the gallery at http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.

Kid's classes at the Art Gallery of Viera

The following summer classes for children will be offered at the Art Gallery of Viera:

o Kids' Camp Creative

Explosion with Ree

Nathan

o Puppies Collage with

Torn Papers and Sheila

Wedegis

o Turtles Collage with

Sheila Wedegis

o Painting ala the Masters

- Introduction to Vincent

Van Gogh with Susan

Stone

o Painting ala the Masters

- Introduction to Henri

Matisse with Susan Stone

o Painting ala the Masters

- Introduction to Paul

Klee with Susan Stone

o Painting ala the Masters

- Introduction to David

Hockney with Susan

Stone

o Painting ala the Masters

- Introduction to

Kandinsky with Susan

Stone

o Painting ala the Masters

- Introduction to Georgia

O'Keefe with Susan Stone

o Zoo Animals Collage

with Sheila Wedegis

The Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., No. 111, Viera.

For more information, call (321) 504-4343 or visit www.artgalleryofviera.com.

Indian River Gallery art

Shop for unique art at this month's exhibit, "Floral Explosion," at the Indian River Art Gallery, 226 King St., Suite 100, in Cocoa Village.

The event is free and open to the public.

Artists from Central Florida and beyond display their floral masterpieces to peruse.

There will be complimentary refreshments.

This show runs through July 13.

For more information, call (321) 305-6947 or visit www.IndianRiverGalleryCocoa.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/INDIAN-RIVER-GALLERY-Historic-Cocoa-Village/238490712893596.

500-year anniversary art

Capturing the spirit of Florida is no easy task for artists. The interplay of light and shadow, subtle seasonal changes, cultural diversity and the sense of pride in being a Floridian (even if many of us are not Florida natives!) all take hold of our work.

"Forever, Florida" is a members show that will feature what the state has to offer on this, the 500-year anniversary.

Many new pieces will be exhibited in the Front Room Gallery for this celebration.

The exhibition opens July 2, but opening night is July 5, which coincides with First Friday in the Eau Gallie Arts District. The show continues for the month of July.

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is at 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 259-8261 or (321) 536-9339 or visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.

Happy June and happy summer

Here are some of the classes offered in the month of June, with 11 instructors and 28 total classes to choose from.

o Mondays and Fridays at

10:30 a.m., Zumba with

Jackie. There will be free

childcare during classes.

o Wednesdays at 7:30

p.m., Danceform Dance

Fitness with Shawn.

o Sundays at 8 a.m., Kick

My Abs is a fitness

program taught by Sara.

Email Sara at

sara1041@att.net with any

questions and to sign up.

o Also, Zumba with Jessi

on Sunday afternoons is

moving to 12:30 p.m.,

starting June 23.

Come On Get Happy is located at 217 King St., Cocoa.

For more information, call (321) 636-HAPPY or visit www.GetHappyStudio.com.




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