On December 10, 2010 the Armory Art Center had an opening reception for the Seabranch Art League’s unique exhibition Re-flective-Art which runs until January 22, 2011. In addition to the mirrored art, however, the large gallery space is filled with excellent work contributed by 28 members of the Hobe Sound artist group.
Among the work, Christina de la Vega’s magnificent landscapes stand out. Born in Cuba, the artist came to the States in 1961, where she grew up in Belle Glade and West Palm Beach. Since childhood, Florida landscape has been her inspiration, and she captures the Everglades and natural environment with her rich palette. In 2009, Governor Charlie Crist awarded Christina as the Hispanic Artist of the Year.
While all of the work is impressive, James Hook’s “Natural Abstract: Secretary Bird” done in liquitex and gesso is eye catching. The author was pleased to see two paintings by Lighthouse Art Center favorite, Keelee Wright and watercolors by Christine Trevethan. Thomas Winter, who photographed the reception and will be the subject of an upcoming Examiner artist profile, has a number of large, dramatic photographs in the exhibit as well.
The opening reception included a dance performance by the dancers from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts who were a part of an original ballet choreographed by Marsha Ismailoff Mark, a Seabranch Art League member. She collaborated with Bosha J. Stone, the league president to create the Art Mirror “Pas de Trois,” which was in the front lobby with a film projected onto it. Bosha designed & painted the mirror, and she designed the costumes on the dancers.
The mirror can be yours. Please call to reserve your paddle for the auction on January 14th in which each Art mirrors in the exhibit will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the U.B. Kinsey Palmview Elementary School of the Arts. The exhibition and auction are open to the public. The Armory is located at 1700 Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach and hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2p.m. For now enjoy the slideshow.
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