The Armory is hosting its Annual Special Holiday Sale in the Armory Studios and Gallery Shop, featuring local artist works including jewelry, ceramics, paintings and sculpture on December 4 through 6 with an opening reception on December 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Linda Minker of Palm Beach Gardens has always had an interest in art and started painting in 1985.
In 1993, she started making porcelain dolls.
“However, glass has always fascinated me and after seeing Dale Chihuly’s work years ago I knew I had to learn more.
Last September, after learning that the Armory Art Center taught glass fusing, I enrolled in a class and now it’s my passion.”
Sonya Gaskell of Jupiter begins each painting with intensive direct observation. “I then use the language of paint applied continuously and freely over a surface to express the unified nature of reality and observer.”
She wishes to provide a window for transcendence in a three-point oscillation between observer, surface and perceived space.
There’s an immediacy which is simultaneously apparent and elusive, she said, “As the viewer’s perception shifts between awareness of paint and the eyes journey through perceived space.”
Deborah Adornato of West Palm Beach combines narrative themes of birds and migration in her clay work.
She combines wheel and hand-building techniques.
Armory Art Center is at 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach. Armory gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (561) 832-1776 or visit www.armoryart.org