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Adriana Ficarelli

Adriana Ficarelli

Adriana Ficarelli was born and raised in Brazil. She graduated with a focus on mathematics, marketing, and visual communication. She worked from 1973 till 1990 as set designer assistant and set decorator for television. When Adriana moved to the United States in 1991, she continued her passion in the visual arts, display, fashion clothing, and accessories for 18 years. Since 2011, Adriana has been active at the Armory Art Center in the Jewelry Department studying under various instructors and participating in sales and exhibition opportunities.  
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Alicia Jane Boswell

Alicia Jane Boswell

Alicia Jane Boswell received her Masters of Fine Arts in metalsmithing/jewelry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a B.F.A. in functional design at Murray State University in Kentucky. She has attained positions of visiting professor, sabbatical replacement, adjunct faculty, studio assistant/technician, artist-in-residence, and visiting workshop instructor at arts/crafts education centers around the United States and internationally. Boswell was also invited to assist and display work in a workshop at the Antonio Ratti Textile Center of the Metropolitan Museum of Art which coincided with the exhibition Gems of European Lace 1600-1920 in 2013. She was invited by the Textile Support Organization in Pavia, Italy, to exhibit work, lecture, and teach a workshop on contemporary jewelry. She participated in SIERAAD Art Fair, an international jewelry fair in Amsterdam. Prior to her residency at the Armory she was teaching and working as a full time goldsmith in Louisville, KY.
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Andy Denton

Andy Denton

Andy Denton earned his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from East Carolina University. He is a figurative sculptor whose processes involve casting and welding metal to ceramics and pottery. You Always Live Again, a recent solo exhibition at Emerge Gallery in Greenville, North Carolina, featured large figurative works, functional face-pottery, and small wall reliefs. Denton managed the summer studios at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and was an adjunct instructor at Pitt Community College in North Carolina until becoming a self-employed artist. Many cities across the Southeast and Midwest exhibit Andy's outdoor sculptures. He has twice been awarded the Regional Artist Project Grant for Pitt County.    
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Anthony Burks

Anthony Burks

Anthony Burks is a native Floridian who works in a variety of media forms including pen & ink, pastels, watercolor, and color pencil. An Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale graduate, Burks has won numerous awards including Best of Show. Burks has also exhibited his work at various venues including the Cornell Museum, Historical Jenkins, the PBC Governor's Club, Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, PBC Cultural Council, Nubian Art Gallery, and Eg2 Gallery Group. He has worked with regional organizations including Delta Sigma Theta sorority, The Urban League, The Children's Coalition, PB Artist Showcase, Center for Creative Education, and Voices of Pride. Anthony uses his skills to encourage youth to pursue their own creative talents and to help promote the arts statewide. www.anthonyburkscollection.com   
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Anton Pastuszak

Anton Pastuszak

Anton Pastuszak is a local artist who primarily focuses on the metal arts. He earned his BA in Communication from Lynn University where the self-taught welder was first recognized for his recycled metal sculptures. Soon after college he had the opportunity to make a commissioned piece for then President Bill Clinton. His desire to give back to the community led to 12 years of teaching middle and high school math alongside coaching track and field. However, his first love was welding, so he redirected his efforts to the metal crafts where he currently works as a lead ironworker and as a welding instructor at a trade school. He uses different materials and processes, from small nails to large scrap I-beams and TIG welding to acetylene torch — if it’s metal, it has the potential to become art.  
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Barry Schein

Barry Schein

Barry Schein is an award winning commercial photographer and educator. During his career he has created photography for many nationally branded Fortune 500 companies and their advertising agencies. He’s a recipient of an EMMY award for his work at NBC TV in New York as well as an Eastman Kodak Professional Photographers award. Both Nikon and the international journal Graphis have recognized his work. Mr. Schein’s work is in a number of private collections.      
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Beth Sloat

Beth Sloat

Beth Sloat received her BFA in Graphic Design from Colorado State University and worked as a bio-medical graphic artist. She pursued her fine art studies at the Armory Art Center. She enjoys painting and drawing from life in the local area. Since 2001, she has exhibited at numerous public venues, art galleries, and has work in private collections. During the school year, she teaches fundamentals of art to young children and their parents/ guardians and teaches young artists at the Armory’s Summer Art Camp. She also teaches drawing and painting classes for adults.
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Betty Wilson

Betty Wilson

Betty Wilson began her creative life in the early '80's painting Picasso and Matisse inspired clothing for her own line called "Made Ugly by Me!". She wanted to create the media she worked upon so she later learned to work in clay. She then took workshops from masters of ceramics, fused glass, and encaustic wax. Betty's work has shown in juried art shows, galleries, and in public places. Betty said "I love the exciting interplay of light and color that comes from the clay, glass, or wax." She is the owner of the Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach.
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Bill Buchanan

Bill Buchanan

Bill Buchanan received his BFA from University of Montevallo and a Master’s in Art Education from Florida International University.  He is a retired National Board Certified teacher and a 10 year Visual Arts teaching alumni of Bak Middle School of the Arts.  Bill is a practicing studio artist, working in a variety of media including fired clay, photography, assemblage, and painting.
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Bonnie Bruner

Bonnie Bruner

Bonnie Bruner is a multi-media artist and photographer Her art education began at Miami-Dade State College, where she had the privilege of being the professor’s assistant to the now famous, Duane Hanson. After graduating with an A.A. in Art, she transferred to University of Florida where her love of photography began with her professor Jerry Uelsmann. She completed her B.F.A. at Florida Atlantic University and went on to complete a M.A.E. During her career in art education, she has received grants from Florida Art Education Association, Florida Humanities, and P.A.C.E. Bonnie has exhibited her artwork at galleries locally and nationally.
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