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Pablo Picasso: The Diary of a Master

Baterbys, Orlando's premier art gallery, is opening its doors to the public to view one of the largest exhibitions of major works by world-renowned 20th century master, Pablo Picasso. Entitled "The Diary of a Master," the exhibition will showcase the entire 347 series, numerous signed etchings, aquatints, linocuts, and lithographs from his Verve suites. Everyone is invited to view this amazing display of masterworks from one of the most famous names in the world of art!

The exhibition will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and opening reception on. Read more here.

Baterbys Warehouse Blowout Sale!

Baterbys Art Gallery will be hosting a Warehouse Blowout sale from February 11th to April 11th, 2017 with more than a million works of art at heavily discounted prices. The company has experience tremendous growth and is making space for new inventory this year, so everthing must go!

Up for grabs are sports memorabilia, animation cels and lots of decorative art pieces from less than $100 to $1000 dollars; to master works by Picasso, Dali, Miro, Chagall, Matisse, Peter Max, Gary Benfield, Duaiv, Pino, Thomas Kinkade, and many more from $1000 to $100,000. Framing is included on all art purchased during the Warehouse Blowout Sale! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy great savings on art! And for those who are wanting to collect family heirloom pieces, Baterbys offers 12-months, interest-free financing program through Synchrony Financing.

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Coming Soon

Lunch With Picasso - March 15th and 29th

Join us at our Winter Park show room for our Picasso Luncheons going on now through April 26th! Break out of your usual lunch routine and enjoy tasty snacks and treats while you peruse the immense and one-of-a-kind collection from the famous 20th century master artist.

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Picasso Movie Night - March 31st

We invite you to join Baterbys Art Gallery for an illuminating movie night which will explore the life and artworks of Pablo Picasso. Baterbys will be showcasing this second Picasso themed movie for guests to enjoy with friends and family. Immerse yourself in the listed movie screening at our Winter Park showroom while engaging with hundreds of original Pablo Picasso artworks.

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Local Events

66th Annual Under the Oaks Fine Arts & Crafts Show
Riverside Park
3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963
March 10th - 12th, 2017
Friday & Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Admission: FREE

One of the largest art festivals in Vero Beach, the Annual Art under the Oaks, displays original creations under majestic live oaks in Riverside park. Approximately 210 artists will display their work. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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58th Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
In Central Park and along Park Avenue in Winter Park, FL
March 17th - 19th, 2017
Friday & Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Admission: FREE

The Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is a juried outdoor fest on March 17th-19th. More than 1,100 artists from around the world apply for entry and an independent panel of judges selects approximately 225 to participate in the show. Admission, to the event on Park Avenue between Canton Avenue and New England Avenue, is free. For more information please visit www.wpsaf.org

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Sanford Art Walk
The Historic Sanford Welcome Center
230 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL 32771
March 18th, 2017
Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Admission: FREE

Central Florida's only monthly juried art show, with exhibits and music at participating venues. This months theme, “SanfordCon”, will be all things geeky making their way to the Sanford Art Walk. Come enjoy the art of comics, fantasy, superheroes, comic strips, sci-fi…let you inner nerd shine through! This is an arts event celebrating the art of comic books and animation, please note that this is not a comic book convention. For More information please call 407-302-2586 or visit www.sanfordartwalk.com

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March Flagler Art Walk and Flagler Avenue Wine Walk
Art Walk sponsored by The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue
Wine Walk sponsored by The Flagler Avenue Hospitality Group
Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32169
March 25th, 2017
Art Walk: 10:00am - 5:00pm & Wine Walk: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Admission: Art Walk: FREE & Wine Walk: $25 Wine Passports (Passport sales end at 5:30pm)

Held on the last Saturday each month, Florida artists showcase their works along the Avenue at 12 retail locations. With the purchase of a Wine Pasport you can also explore interesting wines inside host locations and during the progressive event. For more information, please call (386) 428-1770 or visit www.partyonflagler.com

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Featured Artist

Yaacov Agam

Born in 1928 in Rishon LeZion, Palestine (now Israel), Yaacov Agam has become a pioneer of sorts in the art world. Agam’s initial training in art was at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem followed by training in Zurich. In Zurich, he attended Kuntsgewerbe Schule where he was taught by renowned color theorist Johannes Itten before moving to Paris in 1951, where he currently lives and works.

Agam’s uniquely abstract style combines the Kinetic Art and Op Art movements. He is most famously known for his lenticular works, or “Agamographs,” where images appear to change depending on the position of the viewer in relation to the work. The exact process involves creating at least two images to form a lenticular image and combining it with a lenticular lens resulting in the illusion of movement, zooming, and three dimensional effects

Visually, his works are nonrepresentational in style influenced by the Kabbalah (the study of Hebrew mysticism), as well as formalist art. By focusing on the purely visual aspects of art such as form and color, the optic nature of his works take center stage, inviting the viewer to become active participants, moving around to reveal the various images that are synthesized into one frame.

A passionate experimenter, Agam uses art to explore such complex problems as the 4th dimension, simultaneity, and time, extending these experiments to application in the fields of literature, music, and art theory. Agam chooses to break away from established modes of expressing reality in a limited and static way, demonstrating through his art an element of dynamism and continuity.

Yaacov Agam has reached critical acclaim worldwide with his sculptures appearing in major cities around the world and has been shown in retrospectives at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Musee National d’art Moderne in Paris, and the Tel Aviv Museum. With his creation of the Agamograph, his work is sought out by collectors worldwide and is also featured in our gallery. Due to the transformative and stereoscopic effects of his lenticular art, these works have to be seen in person. Stop in during our business hours or contact our fine arts sales associate for any questions about our Yaacov Agam artworks.

In The News

Proposed Spending Cuts Could Wreak Havoc on the Arts Economy

The impact of cutting funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) could completely destroy the arts and culture economy. This proposal will bring massive cuts to the federal budget that would reduce spending by $10.5 trillion over the next 10 years. Unfortunately, this includes completely eliminating the NEA and the NEH. The arts sector employs more than 4.74 million people and has contributed more than $704 billion to the U.S. economy. Many local organizations depend on the grants distributed by the NEA and without them, exhibitions will cease, live theater will go unperformed, and festivals will be canceled. Art enhances our lives and if these cuts are approved, there will be an assault on all things artistic.

Thomas Campbell, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York wrote an op-ed essay voicing his concerns on the matter here.

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