Three Exhibitions Open on One Exciting Evening
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Armory Art Center opens its gallery doors Thursday, Nov. 8 to exhibit three very different shows that will run simultaneously through December 22. On display are works from Terry Thommes, sculptor Christine Federighi, and a collection of monoprints on loan from the University of Tampa.
In the Colaciello Gallery is the “Assemblages” exhibit, a collection of the last works of former Armory Sculpture Chair Terry Thommes. Known for his bronze sculptures as well as many public art projects, (his most recent being “Reliance,” at Borland Center/Midtown on PGA Blvd.) the works in this exhibit are found object constructions and paintings.
Internationally recognized ceramic artist and former professor at the University of Miami, Christine Federighi was a pioneer in her field and was recognized widely for both her work and for her influence on ceramic sculptors. In this Montgomery Hall exhibition, work from her estate, along with the work of several of her former students, allows the viewer to witness the “Sphere of Influence” of Federighi’s body of work to the ceramic world.
Displayed in the Armory’s Greenfield Gallery, is an assortment of the University of Tampa’s permanent collection of monoprints from the STUDIO-f visiting artist program. These works explore the possibilities of this unique printmaking process through the work of several notable artists. STUDIO-f is an innovative program that introduces nationally and internationally known artists to University students and the Tampa Bay community. While on campus at STUDIO-f, each artist works in collaboration with a master printer for 10 days to create a series of unique monotype prints. Since 1990, participants have included such prominent artists as Louisa Chase, Sam Messer, Ed Paschke, and most recently, Audrey Flack.
The Armory Art Center is a not-for-profit community-based visual arts center providing opportunities for individual growth, self-expression, increased awareness and appreciation of the arts through participation in studio, exhibition, lecture and other educational programs. The Center seeks to educate, enrich and engage a diverse population through the "experience of art," and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council. For more information on the Armory Art Center and call 561.832.1776 ext. 21 or visit the Armory’s website at www.armoryart.org.