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Discover Local Artists at Art Rock at the Armory

May 5, 2012

The Armory Art Center Partners with Art Rock for a One Day Art Show + Indie Marketplace Event

Art Rock, a cash-and-carry art show + indie marketplace will feature pop-surrealist, outsider, lowbrow, and street art alongside D.I.Y fashion, funky jewelry and home deco items located at the Armory Art Center.

This will be art you will want to buy made by accomplished and up-and-coming South Florida artists.

The event will showcase over 60 artist’s booths packed full of affordable art you can hang on your walls, wear, eat, admire or even sip your coffee from. Showcasing art in all mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, fabric, edible art and more! Live artist demonstrations, complimentary swag bags are available for the first 100 people. Armory faculty will be doing demonstrations in wheel throwing, drawing and painting and will be conducting a free kids activity. Door prizes, food and drinks will add to the excitement of the day.

Here are some examples:

Fused glass bowl by Camille Perrin

Fused glass by Camille Perrin

Camille Perrin has been a multi-media artist for over 35 years and began working with kiln formed glass in 1989. She holds a BA from the University of South Carolina, and attended the Appalachian School of Craft for advanced kiln formed work. She has had numerous private exhibitions and her work has been acquired for private and corporate collections in the US, the UK and in Europe. Perrin is currently the fused glass instructor at The Armory Art Center.

"NOFX Gig Poster" by Dave Berns

"Video Poker Smoker" by Dave Berns

David Berns is a Cartoonist, Illustrator and Art Director whose latest creative endeavors in Rock Poster Art (hotdamnarts.com) and Sketchbooking (sketchhunter.com). Hot Damn Arts his art publishing imprint, focusing on Gig Posters, Pin-Up Art, Comics and other creative vulgarities. Sketch Hunter is a creative exploration featuring live drawings of people in-the-act of living their lives.

Art Rock Creator, Amanda Linton’s reason for bringing the event to the Armory was inspired by the Armory’s strong connection to the art community.  “We wanted to create a venue for artists to sell their work, network and meet other artists, galleries and collectors face to face.” Amanda said. “My husband and I are artists and with the success of our sister show STITCH ROCK, we thought a similar marketplace with a focus on fine art was needed. There are plenty of annual art shows with the same art year after year, but we wanted a place to showcase art we would be happy to hang on our own walls.”

Art Rock is on Saturday, May 12, from 12 to 6 p.m. The cost is $5 and free for children 12 and under, accompanied with and adult). Visit www.artrockrocks.com for a complete list of participating artists. The Armory Art Center is at 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach.

The Armory’s mission is to provide high-quality visual art school and art gallery services that stimulate personal self-discovery and generate knowledge and awareness of art as part of life. For more information on the Armory Art Center, or to sign up for classes, visit www.ArmoryArt.org or call (561) 832-1776.

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