By Lucy Lazarony
Sixteen Arts Warehouse resident artists are showing their artwork at the 2023 Resident Artist Show in Delray Beach. The exhibit runs through Jan. 20 and an open studio night takes place January 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The exhibition features a variety of media including sculpture, oil painting, ceramics, fashion, and even site-specific murals that will live only temporarily on the gallery walls. All the artwork was created by resident artists in the individual artist studios located at the Arts Warehouse at 313 NE 3rd St. in Delray Beach.
Multidisciplinary artist Bonnie Levinson works in mixed media, painting and photography. And her colorful creations in the show capture the Sardinia Sea and concepts such as The Emergence of an Idea.
Karen H. Salup is an intuitive, mixed media, abstract painter. She creates her art with a web of shapes and lines for pieces such as In the Garden and Cosmic Energy.
Angela Bulich works in metalsmithing, sculpture and painting. Her aluminum and mirror film pieces are reflective pieces of art that highlight the human figure.
Amanda Perna is a fashion designer. She has two pieces in the show. One is monochromatic and black for evening and the other is a cheerful sculpture of color.
Andrea Facusse uses terracotta clay and acrylic paint to paint structures of cells. She is getting a pre-med degree in biological science.
“These past three-and-a-half years as a resident at the Arts Warehouse have been an incredible experience,” Facusse says. “I think that what led me to create these latest works currently exhibiting has been in part due to the exposure of creative talent I have gotten to meet at the Arts Warehouse. They are such an inspiration, so showing our work collectively in harmony is just really special to me.”
The work of Dominique Denis features hand-built ceramic sculptures and fabric design. Through her art, she explores the relationship between design, memory and culture.
“Being a resident artist at the Arts Warehouse gave me the opportunity to experiment, and exchange ideas with fellow artists. The mixed-media installation I created for this show gave me the confidence to explore bigger and bolder ideas in the future,” Denis says.
Martha Dominguez pays homage to the circle with a large series of circles with different color palettes. This color study greets the visitor when entering the gallery. She speaks about the impact of sharing the gallery space with other residents.
“The space came alive, the walls could speak once more, the art all around waswitness of our love for what we do… it is us, it is we, it is what it is,” Dominguez says.
The competitive Resident Artist Program at Arts Warehouse is made up of 15 artist studios, with the focus of the program being supporting artists as small businesses. The annual resident artist show is an opportunity to view the diverse media and themes that exist within the studios showcased side by side in the front gallery at Arts Warehouse.
The Arts Warehouse, a 15,000-square-foot space, opened in late 2017. It offers studios for resident artists, rotating art exhibitions in three gallery spaces, art workshops held throughout each month and special event programming.
The Arts Warehouse is owned and operated by the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The CRA rehabilitated a warehouse located on Artist Alley in the Pineapple Grove district for the Arts Warehouse.
Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Arts Warehouse resident artists also will be showcasing their artwork at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC) for six months beginning Feb. 13.