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      April 3, 2020

      Friday   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

      1470 Highland Avenue
      Melbourne, Florida 32935

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      Aesop and other Fables

      Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to announce our featured artist for the month of April, Larry Vienneau Jr. This solo exhibition, Aesop and other Fables, will open on March 30 and run through April 25. Plan to attend the First Friday Opening Reception on April 3 to meet Vienneau and experience his view of the world of Ravens and Crows.

      Larry received a BFA in painting from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Southern Illinois University. After school he lived on Nantucket Island where he sold artwork in local galleries, and taught printmaking and painting at the Nantucket Artist Association. He briefly lived and exhibited in Hong Kong before moving to Alaska and teaching art at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Alaska inspired large scale landscape paintings and the start of his Raven Series.

      Vienneau says of his process “I fell in love with printmaking as soon as I made my first print! It felt like I was opening a wrapped present and, thirty-five years later, I still get excited. It is one of the things that keep me addicted to it. I enjoy painting and drawing but the process of printmaking intrigues me. It is indirect. It is both craft and art."

      He continues, "My prints are about history… I love to learn about the past, and about the stories and belief systems of our many ancestors. All my images have a Narrative, which are as important as the image itself. I want people to slow down and take the time to read… I began this new series in 2010, but I started my Ravens images when I lived in Alaska as book illustrations for a Native American writer. I lived in Alaska for a dozen years and my most lasting and powerful memories are of these majestic birds. Though in Florida now, I still explore the image of Ravens and Crows.”

      This exhibit promises to be exciting and powerful. Plan to come spend some time with the birds. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 321-259-8261.

      Cost: Free -

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