The City of Sunrise is proud to have its own art gallery. Visitors are provided with unique opportunities to view the works of local artists and traveling exhibits. Gallery admission and receptions are offered free of charge unless otherwise noted.
"PIGMENTS of my Imagination"
Artist: Judith Darucaud
Exhibition Dates: August 25 – September 30, 2017
Reception: Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 6:30PM
Judith Darucaud is a passionate artist – a visual raconteuse with an unquenchable urge to create via a wide range of mediums and styles. She loves diversity of representation! Each of her pieces stands alone, unconnected, but symbolically themed under “Escapism” as a metaphor for ART’s ability to transport viewers.
While she enjoys a love affair with her works of art, which is at times chaotic and complicated, it nevertheless embodies exquisite sweetness and never fails to bring serenity to her tempestuous existence. Both real and imaginary subjects inspire and fuel her creativity. She generally approaches her blank canvas in pretty much the same manner that she approaches life, knowing it’s up to her to write her story. Her creative process usually begins with a promise of excitement, a lively palette and energetic brushstrokes. It is then followed by the transfer of visions which often culminate into something she is proud to share with other art lovers.
“Colors in Motion”
Artist: Michael Cloyd
Exhibition Dates: October 4 – November 4, 2017
Reception: Saturday October 7 at 6:30PM
Michael Cloyd is originally from Ottumwa, Iowa. After a stay in Minnesota, he now resides in Sunrise, Florida. His paintings are color combinations; harmonizing, yet creating stark contras. He enjoys painting abstracts because there is so much freedom in what he can create. Using just a palette knife, Cloyd selects colors he feels will blend together interestingly. Working very quickly, he puts the Colors in Motion.
His work focuses on mood or feeling that inspires the viewer. Some of his paintings are dark and moody while others are very colorful with a great amount of movement. Whatever the mood of the piece, Michael Cloyd invites you to interpret as you will.
"Beyond the Colors"
Artist: Indranil Ghosh
Exhibition Dates: November 10 – December 16, 2017
Reception: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 6:30PM
Indranil Ghosh, born in Kolkata, India, is a self-taught artist. He is software engineer, but has keen interest in arts and music. Indranil loved to draw and paint in his childhood. Later in high school, he fell in love with the technique of water color. In spite of his busy schedule, he still finds time to draw and paint. To Indranil, painting is a form of meditation, which helps him calm down and pass through difficult times.
Gallery Hours: The Art Gallery is open to the public on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Receptions: Receptions are held in the Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery. Visitors will not only get a close look at the exhibit, but they will also have the unique pleasure of meeting with the featured artist(s). Imagine having the opportunity to discuss what you see with the artist(s) responsible for their creation!