Darby Fine Art features 2 new exhibits for next Gallery Stroll

VERO BEACH — J. Geoffrey Myers, New York sculptor and painter, will be exhibiting pieces of his Acrylstone sculpture this month. Now residing in Sebastian, Geoffrey has developed a method involving the use of a Portland, acrylic compound over a steel shell armature strengthened with glass fiber.

The result is a hollow, lightweight structure with phenomenal strength for either indoors or poolside. The real beauty of his work is in the limitless creative forms produced.

His work is available on a one-of-a-kind basis and is collected widely. He studied with Anthony Padovano, who has gone on to teach at Columbia University and the New School in New York City. Padovano is a prominent figure in the New York art community.

Chitra Ramanathan, currently from Vero Beach and on the teaching staff at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, has been creating stunning, bright, colorful, and powerful acrylic paintings that are characteristic of intense color.

Her colorful, intricately textural paintings embody happiness as a visual entity. Drawing and painting from a very early age, Chitra Ramanathan made her foray into art at a weekend art school for children in Kolkata, India when she was four years old.

She earned a BFA from Stella Maris College in India and received a second BFA from the Univ. of Illinois. Chitra’s paintings have been acquired by individuals within the United States, Europe, and India, and  commissioned work for different permanent and temporary public art installations in the United States.

Darby Fine Art, which is located at 1902 14th Ave. in Vero’s Arts District, is excited to present these two new exhibits for the First Friday Gallery Stroll on March 1 from 5-8 p.m.

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