Monthly Archives: May 2015


Derek Gores Gallery, as part of SNAP! Orlando’s ‘You Are Here’, presents artist Rebecca Rose, Andrew Soria and Ryan Buyssen on Thursday May 28th 6pm.

‘YOU ARE HERE,’ a city/statewide and month-long event, will engage guests in social, historical, and artistic conversations through the mediums of photography, visual arts, and film, with thought-provoking and exhilarating explorations of how individuals shape and build our shared environments. The event runs May 1 through May 31, 2015, in 25 locations throughout the city of Orlando, plus a couple intriguing satellite locations around the state.

Derek Gores Gallery hosts Day 28 and features wearable sculpture jewelry art Rebecca Rose, Miami based artist Andrew Soria photo composites of urban environments and motion-sensored wings by Ryan Buyssen.  Rose blurs the line between Sculpture Foundry and Metalsmithing Jewelry to create wearable, collectable, fine art.  Her methods involve a process called kit bashing, where she assembles found and burnable objects reminiscent of childhood toys, game pieces, organic materials, and imported miniatures in order to convey a narrative or story.  The characters and settings in Rose’s rings vary from sharks, to stars, couples, vehicles, plant life, explorers, iconic buildings; they beg for exploration with a close eye.

The exhibit will also showcase works by Dave Thomas, Derek Gores, Michael Giragosian, Missy Parker, Andrew Spear, Olivia Rogers, Carlos Perez Vidal, Kevin Hodges, David Burton.Opening reception at Gores Gallery is set for Thursday May 28th.  Artwork as part of “You Are Here” will be shown thru Saturday June 27th.   For a complete list of SNAP! ‘You Are Here’ events, visit Derek Gores Gallery is located at 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne FL. More about Rose’s fine art jewelry here:




Wish of a Lifetime

A fresh update on art adventures: Last week I was thrilled to create art for the wonderful ‘Wish of a Lifetime’ organization, which honors senior citizens and is based in Denver, CO. For the third year in a row, my commission was able to help them raise thousands of dollars toward their many worthy projects. This year my daughter Kathryn accompanied me… and she had more glue on her than I did! We capped two days in Denver with an expedition into the Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park. A moose strolled by four feet from us. We found one waterfall and more than one mountain.
For more on Wish of a Lifetime, click here. To see the completed artwork, or to purchase a reproduction, click here.