Armory Art Center Lake Worth Annex to Open September 2

(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) August 14, 2014: The Armory Art Center has classes scheduled starting September 2 in Lake Worth in its new expanded location – The Armory Lake Worth Annex. The year-long lease of the 5,000 square foot building at 1121 Lucerne Avenue, to locals known as the shuffleboard courts, was awarded to the Armory by the Lake Worth CRA. This award gives the Armory the opportunity to further enhance the thriving and dynamic Lake Worth art community.

The September session will included both one-time Art on the Go! workshops and eight-week classes. Armory instructors will teach classes in drawing, painting, mixed media and photography. Classes are offered for both youth and adults.

Liza Niles, Director of Education said “…originally the armory planned to have a total of 23 classes running six days a week…we have refined the schedule to start with 15 classes running 4 days a week to get established.” Niles said “going forward the armory goals for the annex are: to target local artist with teaching experience to be instructors, and to have offerings that will appeal to a diverse community”.

Exhibits are in the planning stages for the Annex. “The Lake Worth Annex allows us to complement our existing exhibition programming with more alternative, experimental and community-based exhibits and programs. We look forward to working very directly with the vibrant local and tri-county arts communities” said Hans Evers, Director of Exhibitions and External Programming.

The Armory Annex has a call to artist for four studio spaces. To learn more about the classes and studio space at the Armory Lake Worth Annex log on to www.armoryart.org/annex.

The Armory Art Center is Palm Beach County’s leading visual art education center. Housed in the historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, Art Salons, art camps and special events. 20 exhibitions are shown annually in our 3 galleries at the main campus. Nearly 200 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, fiber arts, jewelry, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more.
For more information on The Armory Art Center, or to sign up for classes, visit www.ArmoryArt.org or call (561) 832-1776 x33.



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