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Art Gallery

Michelle Christian
Exhibiting the month of March in the Mark Miller Gallery.

OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY, MARCH 6th
TIME: 2pm-4pm
PUBLIC INVITED.
FREE ADMISSION.

Michelle Christian originally from New England, has had a strong love for animals since childhood. She is a self taught artist since Elementary School. Michelle began working in pastels. Painting in acrylics is Michelle's current passion. Her realistic style focuses on animals and horses. Michelle lives in Deltona and owns a Great Pyrenees.


Our Mark Miller Gallery Features Bi-Monthly Art Openings & Exhibitions by International and Local Artists. Exhibitions range from traditional to contemporary. 12 to 4 PM Tuesday through Saturday.

FREE ADMISSION

INFORMATION:
Deltona Arts Center
682 Deltona Boulevard
Deltona, FL 32725
TEL 386.575.2601

The Deltona Arts Center and the Mark Miller Gallery is a non-profit art gallery and historical center that is committed to building a creative oasis in a desert thirsty for the arts by providing rare opportunities to all artists and bringing culturally diverse events to the community through Art Exhibits, Performance Art and Concerts. DAC is located at 682 Deltona Boulevard, Deltona, FL 32725. The Deltona Arts Center and the Mark Miller Gallery is free and fully accessible to the public.


Jann Inglesias, Award Winning Artist
Reception & Exhibit
Saturday, Jan. 9th
Time 2-4pm
Place: Deltona Arts Center/ Mark Miller Gallery, 682 Deltona Blvd.


Jann Inglesias is a awarded artist. At the Volusia County Fair, for the past three years, Jann has won numerous awards, in painting, sculpture, and papier-mache.  She started to paint from age thirteen, studied in High School for four years, and  had lessons from Brenda Star.

Jann has also been the past President of Deltona Art Club. City Hall had her donated painting on display. Jann Inglesias' work will be displayed at  Deltona Arts & Historical Center for the month of January. Saturday the ninth of January she will have her opening reception from 2 PM to 4 PM where you will be able to meet the artist, Jann Inglesias.

Info: Kathy Steinis 386-532-9893


Opening Reception
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Place: 682 Deltona Blvd, Deltona 32725
FREE ADMISSION

The Deltona Arts and Historical Center is pleased to present renowned artist Jeanine Jones for the month of April.

The Spirit of Creativity

I’ve never thought of my own life experiences as truly unique. So often life held only the mundane, and it seemed inescapable. Yet, somehow, there was beauty. Beauty that begged to be captured—beauty that, no matter how cruel the circumstances unto which it was born, was real, and tangible, and fleeting. Here for a glimpsing moment, and gone the next.

As a child I was fascinated by the beauty in nature; dripping with life and running over, I could not restrain my own curiosity. Whether the bark of trees, or the effervescence of a lightning-bug: I would implore all. Some call it a “spirit of creativity”, and the passion it effuses would suggest a spirit indeed, but a spirit that has only the power we bestow upon it.

There have been many incredible influences propelling me forward in my artistic endeavors; however, there is one whose influence I seem to have carried most in my experiences as an artist. Ruth Van Sickle Ford, former president of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, taught me to paint beyond what I see and to paint only what I see. She also taught me to laugh at myself, a lesson that would stay with me as time wore and walls seemed to build around my dreams.

Though I desired greatly to pursue my education further, this opportunity was shut before ever being open to consideration. My insatiable appetite for nature seemed to starve in the harsh city of Chicago, and I found myself hurtling through every outlet of potential freedom. Attempting many practical applications of myself, I posed as a window display designer, a clerk in an art gallery, a setdesigner, and a manager of a craft store; tiptoeing around the edge of the only freedom I had ever known. My connection was damaged, but never severed, and it seemed my spirit of creativity was being strangled by obligations of common-sense.

A spirit indeed—for it dismisses common logic and, the more reliant we are upon normalcy, disrupts a sound mind. The more I tried to contain the freedom of my expression, the more it begged to be released, and its vapors have intoxicated many of my life experiences. Once brewing, now bursting forth in vibrant drama-- I am possessed with creative energy. Whether holding a brush, a pen, or simply creating from my own ten fingers; I was, I am, and I always will be an artist.



DELTONA ARTS AND HISTORICAL CENTER
VISIONARY ILLUSIONS
Featuring the unique art work of Jennifer Myers Kirton
as she puts her visions on paper using
ink and sometimes colored pencil to tell stories and  snippets of her life for all to share.
OPENING WILL BE HELD FROM
2 TO 4 PM
SATURDAY, 03 JANUARY 09
FREE ADMISSION
AT THE RECEPTION JENNIFER WILL DRAW A WORK OF ART
AND IT WILL BE AUCTIONED THAT DAY.

JENNIFER MEYERS KIRTON IS A VISIONARY ILLUSIONIST THAT ENDEAVORS TO CAPTURE
THE FEELIONG O F A SINGLE MOMENT IN TIME.
HER WORK REFLECTS THE WORLD AROUND HER, AND OFTEN TELLS A STORY ABOUT LIFE.
JENNIFER WAS RAISED IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AND
HAS BEEN AN ARTIST FOR 30YR SPECIALING IN PEN AND INK.
WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN ART 2009.



Deltona Arts & Historical Center and the Mark Miller Gallery Presents the Renown

Highwaymen Artists

Florida Landscape Artist, LLC

Exhibition Dates: August 16, 2008 – August 23, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 16, 2008, 12 NOON – 4 PM
Closing Reception Saturday, August 23, 2008, 12 NOON – 4 PM
FREE ADMISSION
Place: Deltona Arts & Historical Center, 682 Deltona Blvd, 32725
Deltona, FL.

A Mural of Florida, explore the history of 26 African American Florida Landscape Painters, the renown Highwaymen Artists.

Curtis Arnett
Robert Butler
Mary Ann Carroll
Johnny Daniels
Willie C. Reagan
Jimmy Stovall


For many years these great artists have creating portraits of living expressions of the picturesque Florida landscapes. Their paintings of tranquil sunsets, varying skies, thrashing oceans, hovering birds, brilliant red Poinciana’s and swaying Palm trees come to life before your eyes.

Today these artists are known as the “Highwaymen Artists” (all men except for one woman, Mary Ann Carroll). They were coined "Highwaymen" because in the early years, around the 1950’s, there were no galleries that would show the works of these unknown, self-taught African-American artists. As an alternative, they sold their paintings on the side of the road out of the trunks of their cars up and down I-95 and A1A.

Because of the serene scenes and the history involved, the artists’ paintings are in high demand by collectors and enthusiasts. The works of the “Highwaymen” appear in many homes, offices, restaurants and banks. Over the years the Highwaymen have developed a legendary personal style of their own which has no limits and flows between impressionism to realistic and simplistic to surreal and dreamlike.

In the 1980’s the Highwaymen unofficially dispersed because the fame of the genre dissipated. But because of the nostalgia and appreciation for their artwork the demand skyrocketed which encouraged a come back. The Highwaymen resumed painting and have brought along with them a second generation of talented artists. For more information on the Highwaymen Artists, please visit www.highwaymenartists.com

Event Hours are Monday- Saturday 12 NOON – 4 PM, &
Sunday 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.
FREE ADMISSION
For more information, please visit www.deltonaarts.com
PAINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
EXHIBITION AND GALLERY EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PUBLIC PROGRAMMING

GALLERY TALKS:
Saturday, August 16, 2008, 12 NOON – 4 PM

Sunday, August 17, 2008, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Meet & Greet the famous Highwaymen Artist,
Food and Entertainment

Saturday, August 23, 2008, 12 NOON – 4 PM
Auction and Raffles


Eleven Artists come together for Deltona’s First

Eleven renowned artists of various races have come together for Deltona’s first multi-cultural art exhibition titled, “One Nation Under Art: A Multi-Cultural Art Experience”. Opening Reception is Wednesday, Dec. 12th / Time: 6pm.  Place: Deltona Arts & Historical Center, 682 Deltona Blvd.

One Nation Under Art: A Multi-Cultural Art Experience
Wine & Desert Opening Reception: Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 07
Time: 6pm
Place: 682 Deltona Blvd/ Deltona Arts & Historical Center
Exhibition hangs (Tues.-Fri. 12-4pm) thru Jan. 18th

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:

Chinese-American Artist: SOPHIA
In 2000, Sophia was listed in the Dictionary of Who’s Who for Chinese-origin Celebrities in the World. Sophia is a member of Zhuhai Artist Association. Her works have exhibited many times in China and worldwide. Her works displayed in the 1995 International San Francisco Art Show. “Plum Blossom” shown in collection of USA Asian Art Association; as she attended Lao Zi Art Academy in Anhui Province.
Columbian-American Artist: ALBERTO GOMEZ

Born in Bogota, Colombia, South America in 1956, Alberto Gomez began his artistic endeavors in 1979.  He studied visual arts in Bogotá, Colombia and in Caracas, Venezuela.  Gomez is a professor and lecturer on cultural and fine art topics.  He is recognized worldwide for his powerful murals which are 500 square feet and larger. 
German-American Photographer: ALISON THOMAS

Alison Thomas was born in Frankfurt, Germany. She was awarded first place at the Ponce Inlet Fine Arts Festival in 2007. Alison has placed and won honorable mention from the Lake Mary – Heathrow Festival of the Arts; invited to participate in the Mount Dora Center for the Arts Photography Invitational in 2008.
Alison photographs Florida landscapes and birds.  A recent trip to Alaska reaped photographs of the scenery and grizzly bears.  She visits the Everglades in spring and fall helping her capture the “essence” of Florida.
Canadian-American Artist: MORRIS WIENER

Morris Wiener is the star of his own TV show, “Painting with Morris” seen Saturdays at 11:30 am on PBS, Channel 15.
African-American Artist: LLOYD MARCUS

In 1977, Marcus landed a highly coveted position as a Graphic Designer in the Creative Services department of ABC Television affiliate, WJZ-TV Baltimore. An Art Director and Fine Artist, 12 of Marcus’ paintings titled ‘Storefronts’ were published in an extremely popular calendar. Three of his paintings are world renowned due to a freedom of speech controversy. Marcus is president of the Deltona Arts & Historical Center

Caucasian-American Artist: MATTHEW MOORE

Matthew Moore came to Florida from Massachusetts in 1994 and resides in Deltona. Self taught he specializes in Florida and African wildlife and landscapes. Matthew’s visit to Namidia Africa in 2005 inspires his works in watercolor and oil.

Native-American Artist: TWO FEATHERS

Richard J. Burke Sr.; Native American name is Netokaoneo Tsapopa in Blackfeet or "two Feathers".  After retiring and moving to Florida in 1994, Burke devoted his time to his arts and crafts in the field of Southwest art.
Burke’s work varies in media from feather prayer fans to fur masks, silver jewelry and carvings of moose antlers.

OTHER FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:

Hispanic-American Artist: TANIA LEVY

Hispanic-American Artist: JEFFREY LEVY

African-American Artist: JOYCE HAYES

Hispanic-American Artist: CARLOS ALBERTO QUINTERO


International Chinese Artist Reception @ DAHC

You’re invited…
Reception & Art Exhibition
by renowned Chinese artist, SOPHIA (Huang Huixia).

 

SOPHIA took her oath of U.S. Citizenship July 4, 2007. This is her first exhibition as a U.S. citizen.
Councilwoman Pat Northey will make a special presentation to SOPHIA.
Saturday, Oct. 13th
4-6pm
682 Deltona Blvd.

Hors D’oeuvre
Exclusive to this reception, SOPHIA will paint a ‘”Chop” (Chinese Seal) of a word, name or sentiment of your choice for a nominal fee ($20).
Admission Free
386-575-2601


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