Luminous Wax Exhibit at Studios of Cocoa Beach
Painting with wax? Is that possible? It is if you master Encaustic Painting. The Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach, features this art form in their current exhibit, “Luminous Wax”.
Encaustic is an ancient technique, favored by the Greeks and Romans, using hot wax mixed with colored pigments. A resurgence in popularity finds artists using various ways to heat and manipulate the wax, producing dimensional effects, adding collage materials and layered effects. Although technically challenging, the technique is prized for its dimensional quality and luminous colors.
Nine guest artists are participating in the show judged by Megan Boye. Best of Show was won by Tom Carmon for his work “Time Without Meter”. Second place went to Francine Michel and Third was awarded to Kathy Stutzman. Other artists exhibiting include Shelley Jean, Alan Lindenmuth, Judy Pickett, Sally Auman, Linda Lopez,, and Ali Lanenga.
“Luminous Wax” will be on display through March 23, 2020. Visit the Studios of Cocoa Beach to view this exhibit as well as the work of 30 local artists: Monday and Tuesday 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesday to Saturday 10:30 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information on the exhibit and this non-profit gallery, call 321-613-3480 or visit the website www.studiosofcocoabeach.org.