The Armory Art Center brings two fascinating artists to our area who ask how we see and perceive the world around us. Harlan Hoffman’s paintings are a direct product of his belief that art is a 24/7 commitment, an existential soul searching process, which begins with finding one’s special and unique voice. Andy Mayer, a retired physician, began his artistic career working in wood, metal, horn to build art furniture and other unusual pieces. Some of his paintings utilize molded anatomical objects, while others borrow from his woodworking objects. Both exhibitions will include sculpture, painting, and mixed media. The Rickie Report shares the details, as the public is invited to the exhibits and FREE Opening Reception on January 16th for both artists.
Armory Art Center Presents:
Choosing a Path with Heart:
Harlan Hoffman Exhibit
Retired physician, Andy Mayer, Brings Unique Insight to Art
FREE WINE, HORS D’OEUVRES AND LIVE MUSIC
EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
6 – 8 pm
Greenfield Gallery at the Armory Art Center
Both exhibits run from January 17 through February 7, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1700 Parker Avenue W.Palm Beach, FL 33401
Harlan Hoffman and Andy Mayer will exhibit their individual shows from January 17 through February 7, 2015. The opening of both exhibits will be on January 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Greenfield Gallery at the Armory Art Center. The public is welcome to the free reception and encouraged to meet the artists. There will be free refreshments and live music at the event.
Harlan Hoffman’s paintings are a direct product of his belief that art is a 24/7 commitment, an existential soul searching process, which begins with finding one’s special and unique voice. His works derive less from thought than from a scattered receptivity and openness, a letting go of what’s known.
Harlan received a BFA from Brooklyn College and a Masters in Philosophy from the New School in New York. He ran a very successful fabric design business in New York and worked with the visual merchandising departments of nearly every major department store in the U.S. and a few in Europe. His clients included Barnes & Noble, Saks Fifth Ave., Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Harrods (London), Eaton Co. Canada, World Savings, and Bonwit Teller. His fabrics and wall coverings are in the collection of the Smithsonian through the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York. He has taught at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and the Armory Art Center.
Retired physician, Andy Mayer, brings unique insight to his work. He began his artistic career working in wood, metal, horn, and other material to build art furniture and other unusual pieces. He later moved on to oil painting. Some of his paintings utilize molded anatomical objects such as hands and feet. Others borrow from his woodworking objects. The exhibit also ranges to portraits and works that are based on subtle twists in how we see the world about us.
The Armory is grateful for the generosity of its partners. The opening reception is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.
About The Armory Art Center:
The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.