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Arte dell’ Orchidea, a fine art exhibition and auction, will be held Saturday, October 9 and Sunday October 10 at The Italian American Civic Association (IACA), 1600 25th Street, Vero Beach, Florida, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the organization’s high school scholarship fund. Event sponsors to date include Hometown News, Florida Eye Institute, Panera Bread, Carrabba’s and FlHomes of ExP Realty LLC .
Doors open, art can be viewed, and a silent auction begins, 5-7 pm, Saturday, October 9. A ticketed dinner starts at 7 pm ($25 per person). Musician Kenny Clarke will perform during the dinner event. Clarke is a jazz organist and pianist, who plays a wide variety of genres from Latin and Blues to American Songbook. He performs regularly at the Grind + Grape, Vero Beach, FL. (For dinner tickets call: (772) 778-1522.)
Two events are scheduled on Sunday, October 10: 2-4 pm a children’s art activity with food provided by Panera Bread ($5 per family, available at the door or by calling (772) 778-1522) is scheduled, painting the vibrant houses of Positano located on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, along with a video presentation by children’s author and illustrator Camy De Mario; 5-8 pm an artist reception and the final day of the silent art auction will be held. Italian fare will be available for purchase, and beverages will be for sale in the club bar. The silent art auction winners will be announced at 7 pm on Sunday.
With the theme “From the Amalfi Coast to the Treasure Coast,” Arte dell’ Orchidea features artworks in three categories: Treasure Coast of Florida locations and coastal art, Italian scenes, and the Italian American heritage. Each featured artist is creating one piece of artwork to be included in the silent art auction to take place during the event, with proceeds from the silent art auction benefiting the IACA’s local high school scholarship fund.
Ella Chabot, creator of GetShotByElla.com, is one of five artists with works showcased in the exhibition. Other exhibiting artists include Judy Burgarella, Camy De Mario, Lynn DiMenna, and Cynthia Colella. Additionally, the exhibit spotlights the IACA’s permanent art collection of paintings by the late Vero Beach artist Alyce Spinosa, composed of Italian scenes including Mount Etna, Sicily; the Bay of Naples; Venice; Pompeii; The Castle Sant’ Angelo, Rome; and Marina Adriatica, Abruzzi.
Judy Burgarella’s fine art encompasses painting, drawing and sculpting, utilizing an array of mediums. Portraiture is her preferred genre, though she is also extremely skilled at landscapes, seascapes, still life and animals. A professional fine artist and teacher for over 20 years, she has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows.
Camy De Mario is a fine artist, author, illustrator, and screenwriter, giving voice in her creations to unique characters as well as manifesting bright, colorful imaginative artworks. Born in Milan, Italy before relocating to the US in 1995, De Mario’s children’s book and animated short film The World I Want To See is selected by and a finalist in several international film festivals. Her website: www.camydemario.com
Lynn DiMenna is an accomplished portrait artist acclaimed for her true to life images created in oil pastel. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross with a major in Applied Art. With an extensive career in music and radio, DiMenna is also a gifted singer and performer.
Cynthia Colella is a contemporary impressionist, whose landscape and wildlife oil paintings are created outdoors in the landscape. Her work focuses on documenting and preserving Florida’s natural habitats, agricultural and ranching history. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Miami and has worked as a professional fine artist and teacher for over 20 years. Highlights of her extensive juried museum and gallery exhibitions include the Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, and The Hortt, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale.
Ella Chabot is a multi-media fine artist and photographer, also creating with recycled materials. The first “Artist Spotlight” featured by visitindianriver.com in April 2021, Chabot exhibited internationally for the first time in November 2019 at International Print and Artworks on Paper, Euskalduna Palace, Bilbao, Spain.
The IACA Board of directors with club president Tom Aspromonte are working in collaboration with IACA member and past officer Marta Bertoldo, Realtor with Exp Realty LLC in Vero Beach along with IACA member and artist Chabot on this event and invite businesses and individuals interested in partnering on the event to benefit the club’s local high school scholarship program to become an official sponsor. For sponsorship details, contact Marta Bertoldo at (203) 935-1676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the IACA at (772) 778-1522.
Fine art by Ella Chabot, creator of GetShotByElla.com, is on display in the Artist Choice Exhibit @ County Administration Building A, 1801 27th Street., Vero Beach, FL through September 29, 2021. Pictured is a partial view of Essence, a mixed media painting on canvas by Chabot, one of two of her works featured. A second work on exhibit is entitled Sally’s Place, Late Afternoon, Central Beach, Vero, acrylic on canvas.
Additionally, two of Chabot’s acrylic paintings, Waterfall Reflections and Posing Cat At Heathcote Botanical Gardens are part of the Vacation Doings and Destinations exhibition @ the Intergenerational Center, 1590 9th St SW, Vero Beach, FL through October 26, 2021.
The Faces of Eve, A Tribute to the Power of Women in Community art book, featuring the art photography of Niurka Barroso and tributes to women in the Indian River County Florida community, past and present, authored by Lu French, with Neli Santamarina and The Faces of Eve Collaborative, will benefit the Gifford Cultural Center, 2880 45th Street, Vero Beach, FL.
On April 30, 2021, during the closing reception for artist Pamela Gordinier’s exhibition From Social Injustice to Justice – An Artist’s Perspective at Raw Space, 1795 Old Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach, FL, it was announced that funding is required to complete this book’s publication successfully. Four levels of book sponsorship are available and gifts are appreciated.
The Gifford Historical Museum and Cultural Center is under the auspices of the Gifford Community Cultural and Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For more information on the book sponsorships levels or to make a gift, contact the Gifford Cultural Center, 2880 45th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32967, Phone: 772-985-7573 or http://www.giffordhistoricalmuseum.org (click the DONATE tab to make an online gift).
Fine art by Ella Chabot, creator of GetShotByElla.com, displayed in the Artist Choice Exhibit @ Indian River County Courthouse, 2000 16th Ave., Vero Beach, FL, through June 10, 2021. Pictured is a partial view of Sun Dancer acrylic painting on canvas by Chabot, one of three of her works featured. Other Chabot works on exhibit included: Pansy Garden, acrylic and Silver Dancer on Mirror Lake, mixed media.
Fine art by Ella Chabot, creator of GetShotByElla.com displayed in the Local Scenes Exhibit @ Indian River County Courthouse, 2000 16th Ave., Vero Beach, FL, December 2020 through March 18, 2021. The exhibition featured the PATCN “en Plein Air” painters. Pictured is a partial view of Fish Eye View of Fountains at Royal Palm Pointe acrylic painting on canvas by Chabot, one of four of her works exhibited. Other works included: North View from Under the Barber Bridge, Inspired Impressions of Indian River Citrus, and Black Bird Takes Flight, acrylic paintings on canvas.
You can take the artist out of his native Italy, but an ineffable, singularly Italian flair abides on his canvases. In his work Riverside Cafe-Glittering at Noon (24″ x 30” oil on canvas), Italian American artist Ivo David illustrates the iconic Riverside Cafe restaurant on the Indian River in Vero Beach, Florida. The destination is popular with residents and tourists, coming by both land and boat. The boats arriving at the Florida landmark in David’s painting bring to mind Venetian gondolas and fine crafted, classic wooden boats traveling along the Amalfi Coast. David’s Riverside Cafe restaurant is a realistic rendering, recognizable to any local resident of the area, but his water and sky are portrayed with the artist’s hallmark version of impressionism. Though the river casts a mirror image reflection of the land, it is a playful, mystical waterway, formed with imaginative swirls that evoke snakes, “S’s”, and the French curved shape of the bow of an ancient Viking ship. David’s fluffy, blue, cream, and cotton candy peach colored sky hints at hidden, heavenly forms: angels, musical instruments, flying dragons and spinning spheres. On a sail boat heading toward the restaurant in David’s painting, the viewer can almost see the wind ruffling and puffing the sail, and a movie of ever changing ethereal images seems to be playing out on the sail with each gust.
Fine art by Ella Chabot, creator of GetShotByElla.com, displayed in the Out of the Box exhibition @ Raw Space, 1795 Old Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach, FL in November 2020. Opening night was on Friday November 6, 2020. Viewing was during Gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, 3 pm to 6 pm, and Saturday 11 am to 2 pm.