MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, features Museum Monday on Feb. 25, at 10 a.m., in the Harris Community Auditorium. The event features Irene Neal, an abstract painter whose studio is in Merritt Island.
Neal, inspired by the tradition of Jackson Pollock and the Abstract Expressionism movement, reinterprets this tradition by using new, state-of-the-art acrylic paints and gel medium. Experimenting with new materials, she reveals beauty through the coalescence of liquefied color.
After graduating from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., in 1958, Neal lived, worked and studied in Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Puerto Rico for the next 16 years. She has exhibited her works in museums and galleries worldwide, including New York, Paris, Canada, Brazil and the Czech Republic.
Museum Monday is a community outreach program that focuses on art and creativity. Each free program is held on the fourth Monday of the month, January through May. Light refreshments are served.
Museum Visitor Information
Location: 1463 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne,
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays are free all day.
Admission: Adults $5; seniors, children and students with I.D. $2; free for Museum members and for faculty, staff, and students of Florida Institute of Technology. Special rates and tours are available for groups of eight or more; schedule by calling 674-8919 at least two weeks in advance.
IMAGES: Madam Moore In Repose, 2011, mixed media on paper, 22 x 28 inches;
Mysterious Moment, 2011, mixed media on paper, 22 x 28 inches. Courtesy of Irene Neal.