Miniature art comes to art district
Art and Antique Studio and Gallery and the Miniature Artists of America have partnered to bring the best of miniature art to the Eau Gallie Arts district.
The 2012 Art in Miniature exhibit will open Friday, Dec. 7, during the December art walk.
This exhibit will take place for fourth year in a row.
These 6-inch by 6-inch artistic jewels will be on display at the gallery for the public enjoyment until Dec. 31.
The gallery welcomed entries from artists, 18 and older, residing or working in the United States.
Included in this event is The Miniature Artists of America exhibit of 35 pieces of juried works by 35 signature members.
These works have been painted by some of the foremost miniaturists in the United States, England, Canada and South Africa.
Entries in the show vary in subjects and styles and demonstrate fine original art done in small scale.
An award presentation will take place on Friday Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. An open reception will follow from - 5:30-9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The Show is free to the public.
Art and Antique Studio and Gallery is at 1419 Highland Ave., Melbourne.
For more information, visit www.artandantiquestudio.com or call (321) 253-5553.
Miniature painting exhibitors needed
The Highland Art & Studio is inviting outside artists to exhibit their work during the First Friday Art Walk, 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.
Local artists may come up with four miniature paintings, sizes 10-inch by 10-inch or 12-inch by 12-inch on frame or gallery wrapped.
There is a $25 entry fee. No commission is involved.
Highland Art and Studio is at 1414 Highland Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne.
If interested, register with Rebo at (321) 243-9855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handmade crafts for Christmas
It's that time again for the Holiday Craft Show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery.
This year, the gallery has added more handmade one-of-a-kind crafts, both functional and decorative, from the country's best artisans.
There will be blown glass, handmade dolls and books, pottery, unique Christmas ornaments, jewelry and more.
The earlier you shop the better the selection.
For 30 years, the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery has been known for the best in handcrafted gifts for your friends and family.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is artist owned and operated.
The gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum on Highland Avenue.
The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261. Visit the gallery online at www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.
Make cards and gifts
Learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create quality cards, gifts and gift bags.
Beautiful, quality materials, including cardstock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the $12 price of the class.
Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.
Advance reservations are needed and may be placed by contacting Ree at (321) 773-0095, (321) 961-2350 or at email@example.com.
Mixed media artist showcases at beachside town
Prize-winning mixed media artist Siri Lynn German exhibits her 3-D, pen and ink and framed shell art through Saturday, Dec. 22, in the front lobby showcase of Melbourne Beach Public Library, 324 Ocean Ave., Melbourne Beach.
Library hours are: Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed Sundays.
The artwork is for sale through the artist.
Do holiday shopping here for an interesting array of one-of-a-kind gifts!
For more information, call (321) 255-1890.
Theater classes offered
Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is offering theater classes at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.
One class will be held either Monday from noon to 1 p.m. or Wednesday from 1-2 p.m.
A second class will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The cost is $5 per child, per class. The recommended age for the class is 10 to15.
Classes will focus on developing acting skills and encouraging creativity and growth. Students will learn the ins-and-outs of acting terminology, rehearsals, auditions and more.
All activities are conducted and supervised by Brevard County Parks and Recreation staff.
For more information or to register for a class, call the Viera Regional Community Center at (321) 433-4891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art at the museum
Exhibitions running through Jan. 6 are:
Ernst Oppler: the comprehensive works of a German impressionist, 1867-1929
Talismans/D.X. Ross: intricate metalwork, juxtaposed with precious and semiprecious stones.
The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 674-8916 or visit www.foosanerartmuseum.org.