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BLACK FRIDAY November 25

Featuring Music-inspired artwork by:
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Plus the WALL Of SOUND, with album-cover-sized artworks by more than 20 artists.
Portion of art sales go to WFIT Fund Drive
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Live music set by: K O N G L O M
$5 cover at the door
After Party at Standard Collective
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Old & Improved 2 FRIDAY July 22, 2016


OPENING: Friday July 22nd, 7pm

Back by popular demand ~ Summer group show! All the featured artists begin with a piece of ‘found art’ from a thrift store, flea market, yard sale or any discarded work of art, liberated and reimagined to create a new contemporary masterpiece. Or not. Co-curated by Jamie Meagher and Derek Gores. Music, pop-up boutique by Carly Sinigoi, and liquid art by Edible Arts Catering, all part of the revelry.
Featuring the works of 25+ artists, full list along with up to the minute event details to be posted soon. Sponsorship and artist please email

Derek Gores Gallery is the urban chic art space in the Eau Gallie Arts District, hosting interactive exhibits, workshops, and is the home for Not Quite Right Improv Troupe as well as the TAG The Actor’s Group. The space is available for rent for upscale events. More info at derekgores.comor by emailing


This just in: a teaser quick edit of the Muscle Memory gorgeousness, by Sarah Walker Films. So well done, Marty Mercado and your entire crew. Share!

From Florida Today: Muscle Memory Long Pic

MELBOURNE — On Friday night, something pretty spectacular happened at the Derek Gores Gallery: organizers call it “Muscle Memory;” I called it “live art.”

They described the show as a collaboration of dance and art mixed with multimedia. I didn’t know what to expect. As soon as I walked through the doors, I was immersed in the live art experience.

The event featured live models in front of pieces of art, which, throughout the night came to life in a dance performances.

Muscle Memory

The audience had an upfront and personal interaction with the art and dancers, which featured Patrick Gerstle from Bad Boy of Dance, Frankie Freeman of Atlanta, who appeared last season on Fox’s reality competition “So You Think You Can Dance,” and Jessie Schneider of Marymount University in New York City, to name a few.

“Muscle Memory” showcased the work of Mikael Maynard, visual artist Arianna Gangi, Julia Pontones, floral artist Ann Petrosky, Jaylyn Marie, visual artist Dave Thomas, Electrika Bleu, visual artist Derek Gores and many others.

One of the night’s biggest highlights was when the hip-hop/break-dancing group performed in the dark with strobe lights and neo paint. The crowd went nuts, and so did I.

The event was a total live experience of the art culture, drawing quite a diverse group of attendees.

Held in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, if EGAD continues to bring this kind of stuff to Brevard, I will be there a lot more often.

And so should you.

Some of the proceeds from the show go to the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Manderville is FLORIDA TODAY‘s community content specialist and Date Night Best Bets guru.

Contact Manderville at 321-242-3613


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Not Quite Right: Happy New Year almost…

Not Quite Right Happenings…New Years Eve Show and Party
NQR is here with some good food & drink, sweet dancin’ tunes, a champagne toast at midnight, and, of course, a heapin’ helping of belly laughs.Beginning at 8 p.m. with dinner by Chef Marios Cafe, followed by a full-length show by NQR, followed yet again by more food and dancing with DJ Erick, complete with champagne toast and a cash bar.  Space is limited. Tickets and more info here.



Dr. Sketchy’s Star Wars

Dr. Sketchy’s STAR WARS Friday 12/11 7pm
Dr. Sketchy’s was started in NYC by an ex-art student who wanted a life drawing session with an edge.  She paired models in fun themes/costumes with music and a bar and voila- magic! This month’s featured model takes us out of this galaxy and into the world of Star Wars. Cocktails by Sol-Tree Event Services. Purchase online tickets prior to show for $10, or $15 at the door. Bring your paper, pencils, art medium of choice, or rent ours for $5. Professional artists and those who haven’t drawn since they were 6 years old all encouraged to attend.  More info and fun on Dr.Sketchy’s facebook page. star

Michael Giragosian opening this Friday 10/23

MIchael Event


THIS FRIDAY: An exhibit of the stunning fashion photography of Michael Giragosian, whose work is featured in Lapalme Magazine, Orlando Style, and many others. Opening night will feature a live fashion shoot with a professional runway model. Come watch Michael work, hear the stories behind his published work, and get a chance to take a shot yourself.

PLUS: Small photographic works by Brevardians with a great eye: Sara Russo, Brad Stein, Jessica Haines, Carla Funk, Angel Jones, Jeff Filipski, Tracey Hnat, Joan Crutcher, Jamie Meagher, Stephanie Dawn Lynch, John Sluder, Karl Steslicke, Christopher Maslow, Michael Crown, Timmy Shoobs, Jenna Buehler, Teresa Beard, Dr. Ross Clevens, Kevin Roberts, Båtard Sournois, Sarah Albers +1, A.e. Søland, Jessica Jayjack, Cliffton Chandler, Kyle Heinly, and more.

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ALSO: Derek Gores Gallery is hosting a Michael Giragosian half day photography workshop. SUNDAY, NOV 15, 2015, 9:30am – 1:30pm, $125, held at the Derek Gores Gallery. Space is very limited. Contact to inquire and reserve your spot. Learn about framing a shot, lighting, working with a model, and more. No experience necessary, any camera is acceptable. (Yes, even your phone.)

Aqua Miami

Here’s my mega news of the week…. So very excited: DEREK GORES GALLERY, in partnership with BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE, is thrilled to announce we’ll be exhibiting at AQUA ART MIAMI during Basel week, December 2-6, 2015. Our four-person exhibit will featu

DEREK GORES / Collage @derekgores
REBECCA ROSE / Sculpturings @sculpturings www.rebeccarose/
DAVID BURTON / Assemblage
DAVE THOMAS / Painting @dave_thomas_paintings

beautiful.bizarre is a boutique contemporary art / photography print & digital art book / Issue 009 out now / Buy:

Aqua Art Miami announces its eleventh edition – its third since joining the Art Miami family of fairs. Aqua has consistently earned critical recognition for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young and established galleries with strong emerging and mid-career artists.

Aqua Art Miami continues this tradition established in 2005, attracting increasingly diverse and distinguished exhibitors while retaining the fair’s signature relaxed vibe and lively energy. Aqua’s unique environment – in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard – has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.

For VIP info, and to get on the mailing list: email
More info on the fair at:

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