Painter, Charles Blake, featured January artist at Vero Beach Studios & Gallery

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Main Street Vero Beach presents “Spiral Inspirations” by artist Charles Blake during the month of January 2018. You are invited to a special preview of his work on display on Thursday, January 4th. Opening Reception will be during the First Friday Gallery Stoll on January 5th at the Main Street Vero Beach Studios & Gallery at 2036 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Main Street Vero Beach.

Blake blends a fascinating mix of painting and sculptural elements to create a sense of surrealism and mystery in his work. Often elusive but inspirational in their meanings, Blake’s paintings and sculptures are collages of mixed media, ceramics, steel and aluminum. He says, “The world does not exist without mystery and inspiration which has always been a catalyst for the creation of my art.” Blake states that his “creative imaginations combines the real with what is not.” Certainly, Blake mixes realities, dreams and wishes in his canvases, inspiring a kind of poetry through pure image. Charles Blake has exhibited his work both publicly and privately throughout New York and Florida.

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Blake hails from a successful career in New York as VP Director of Design for over 12 years with NBC Television. He is a multi-disciplinary and award-winning artist who was instrumental in visible art projects including the NBC peacock logo which he created while working with advertising agency Chermayeff & Geismar in 1986.

Blake’s collection of works presented for exhibition are all original, acrylic on canvas, with 3 dimensional elements. The artist also creates unique, large and dynamic sculptures. The artist has an impressive resume of exhibitions, shows, awards and collectors. Themes demonstrate the artist’s view as ocean and wildlife conservationist with socio-political commentary and humor in every piece.

Main Street Vero Beach is located at 2036 14th Avenue in the historic downtown arts district and has Resident Artists including Clair Brunetti with her custom jewelry, Megan Werneke Paintings and Barbara Sharp from Sharp Art Design.  Main Street Vero Beach can be reached at 772-643-6782 or via email at infor@mainstreetverobeach.org. Visit our web site at http://www.mainstreetverobeach.org, be sure to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updated information about all that Main Street has to offer.

Main Street Vero Beach (MSVB) works to revitalize, preserve and create a vibrant, historic downtown community in which to live, work, shop and play. Main Street Vero Beach (MSVB) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Florida Main Street program, part of the State Division of Historical Resources and is a member of The National Main Street Center a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Across the nation, Main Street’s 4-point approach of Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Restructuring has transformed the way communities revitalize, promote and manage their historic downtown’s and neighborhood commercial districts. Main Streets everywhere thrive again living on as places of shared memory where people still come together to live, work, and play.

Main Street Vero Beach is located at 2036 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach from Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information, please call 772-643-6782 or email us at info@mainstreetverobeach.org. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and twitter.

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