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Armory Art Center Announces “New & Now”, An Opening Reception Plus An Evening Of Artist Talks

“New & Now”: Work by New Faculty Fall 2016 is an exciting multi-media exhibition at the Armory Art Center’s East and Greenfield Galleries featuring works by new faculty members joining the Armory Art Center this fall. The new faculty, including the 2016–2017 artists-in-residence, will expand the Armory’s offerings, techniques, and disciplines to engage students of all levels.  The Rickie Report shares the details of two events related to “New & Now”.  The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, September 2nd and an Evening of Artist Talks takes place on Thursday , October 6th.  Stop by, meet the faculty and get a 10% discount when you sign up for classes!




1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401


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Opening Reception:

Friday, September 2, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Evening of Artists Talks:

Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

East and Greenfield Galleries

Exhibition Dates: September 3 – November 26, 2016


Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Attendees are invited to meet the artists, see their work, and learn about our new classes which are offered at a 10% discount during the opening reception. In addition to the opening reception on September 2, 2016, there will also be an evening featuring talks from the artists themselves on October 6, 2016.

New faculty includes Rosario Alborta, Judith Bert King, Jason LeVan, George Mesa, Ryan Parente from Infinite 3D Printers, Aimee Schulz, Vishan Seenath, Stacy Sollisch, Anna Torlen, Julia Townsend, Terry Widner, and Betty Wilson.

Of the new faculty, five are new 2016-2017 Artists-in-Residence. They come from across the country and were individually selected for this highly competitive program.



Our New Artists-in-Residence:




“Chains” , Bracelet by Alicia Boswell

Alicia Boswell received her MFA in metalsmithing/jewelry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a BFA 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. 




“Upwelling”, Cloth by Jennifer Day

Jenny Day earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Arizona, a BFA in painting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a BA in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a painter who has divided her time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona. She paints a fragmented space, examining human demand and the effects of environmental degradation on an understanding of place. 




“Series of Dreams” , Porcelain by  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.



“Sketchbook Wall Tile” by Chad Steve

Chad Steve was born and raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He received his BFA from University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2009 he moved to Hawaii and received his MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa. While living there, he worked at the University as an adjunct professor and a lab technician. Chad has instructed at a variety of institutions such as Hawaii Potter’s Guild, Honolulu Art Museum, Montana University, and Western Montana University. 




“I Can Hear Your Breath”, Oil by Spence Townsend

Spence Townsend earned his BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia. He works primarily with oil painting and screen printing and also explores the possibilities between art, music, and animation. He previously taught painting and drawing courses at the University of Georgia. 



The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

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