The Renee Foosaner Education Center is the home of the Foosaner Art Museum’s program of art classes and workshops. Located at 1520 Highland Avenue, across from the Foosaner Art Museum, the Renee Foosaner Education Center building is composed of both studio and gallery space.
Studio art classes for all ages, and at levels ranging from beginner to expert, are offered at the Renee Foosaner Education Center regularly throughout the year. Whether you are a professional developing mastery in your practice, a beginner interested in finding a new medium, or caregiver interested in home school or after-school classes, the Foosaner Education Center has a program to suit your needs.
Classes and workshops are taught by professional artists and art educators and relate to the museum’s Permanent Collection and changing selection of exhibitions.
Frits van Eeden Gallery
In May of 2013, the Frits van Eeden Gallery was dedicated to showcasing artworks created by area art educators and artists. In 1979 Van Eeden entered a juried competition at the Brevard Art Museum where he won Best-In-Show with a life-size sculpture of horses. This marked the beginning of Van Eeden’s 30-plus year connection to the museum
The Frits Van Eeden Gallery features a variety of special events and rotating exhibitions throughout the year featuring work by area artists and art educators. The gallery is curated by the Foosaner Art Museum’s exhibition team and artists are selected by invitation only.
“Art Tank” (July 1–August 1, 2020)
In a spirit of full transparency, this exhibit of works by Jamie Meagher (@petalandbone) is shown like an artquarium, viewed from outside looking in. A veritable fishbowl fest of fine art, where culture-craving citizens can have a dalliance in the district, from a safe distance, window shopping for the wares of one LEGO master.
In this exhibit of pane-demic proportions, Meagher’s Pop Art skills take an Outsider Art turn in a show not for the fragile of ego. Through the looking glass, darkly or lightly, 24-7 in fact, voyeurs are invited to look, love, and reflect on EGAD’s finest fine art peep show in months. Enjoy this splendor in the glass menagerie on your own schedule.
There’s no opening reception, no event to pop in the calendar; show up out on the sidewalk at your leisure and introspect on the Renee Foosaner Education Center’s room with a view. Those seeking clarity can glare all you want, but keep your metaphorical rocks at home when visiting the glass house. No big blue bear in sight, cleverly enjoy your own cloche encounter with a veritable kaleidoscope of color, untouchable, preserved for all time or the next month anyway, in this pristine vitrine. Peer groups welcome! (Socially distanced, surely).
For all of us shattered by the loss of Jamie’s Mural down the block, may this art biosphere serve as a meager blast of beauty to get us through til his next wall of toy wonder.
Presented by the Foosaner Art Museum and Derek Gores, this Quarantined Collection is on view from askew just for the month of July, and will be followed by another 30-day outdoor spectacle.
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