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 opening receptions are offered free of charge unless otherwise noted.
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 be the first to get a look at the new 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!
"Silent Sentinels: Painted Tapestries of South Florida Mangrove Trees"
Reception: Friday, July 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
On Exhibit: June 24 through August 6
The Palette Knife Artists of Miami have a deep respect and admiration for mangroves - the "silent sentinels" of our south Florida shores. As artists, they hope to create greater awareness of these magnificent trees, and to encourage people to join in their efforts to protect them. The paintings in this exhibit are characterized by the thick textures achieved by the layering of paint, the richness and veracity of colors in the application of the medium, and the depth of feeling in each stroke.
The Reception July 8 will feature Park Ranger, Gary Bremen. Gary is a native South Floridian. As a boy, his parents took him to places with names like Yellowstone and Grand Canyon. Doing so set him on a career path as a National Park Ranger. He is the recipient of the National Park Service's Freeman Tilden award for excellence in interpretation and the Crystal Owl award for training excellence, as well as a special award from the United States Coral Reef Task Force for his efforts to educate South Floridians about the park and its inhabitants. A proud graduate of the University of Miami, he lives in the little town of Wilton Manors with his partner Roger.