The Renee Foosaner Education Center is the home of the Foosaner Art Museum’s program of art classes and workshops. Located in Eau Gallie, FL across from the Foosaner Art Museum, the Renee Foosaner Education Center building is composed of both studio and gallery space.
Studio art classes for all ages, and at levels ranging from beginner to expert, are offered at the Renee Foosaner Education Center regularly throughout the year. Whether you are a professional developing mastery in your practice, a beginner interested in finding a new medium, or parent interested in after-school classes, the Foosaner Education Center has a program to suit your needs.
Classes and workshops are taught by professional artists and art educators and relate to the museum’s Permanent Collection and changing selection of exhibitions.
In May of 2013, the Frits van Eeden Gallery was dedicated to showcase art works created by area art educators and artists. In 1979 Van Eeden entered a juried competition at the Brevard Art Museum where he won Best-In-Show with a life-size sculpture of horses. This marked the beginning of Van Eeden’s 30-plus year connection to the museum.
The Frits Van Eeden Gallery features a variety of special events and rotating exhibitions throughout the year featuring work by area artists and art educators. The gallery is curated by the Foosaner Art Museum's exhibition team and artists are selected by invitation only.
May 10-August 19, 2016
Clyde Butcher is an American photographer known for wilderness photography of the Florida landscape. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Butcher led a nomadic childhood with his parents until eventually settling in Southern California where he attended California Polytechnic University in 1960 with a major in architecture. While visiting Yosemite National Park in 1963, he was exposed to the work of Ansel Adams.
After a brief career in architecture, Butcher began devoting his time to landscape photography. The bulk of his photography during this time took place west of the Rocky Mountains and in the Pacific Northwest.
Butcher's love for boating and the television program “Flipper” brought him to Florida. He sold his business in California, moved permanently to Florida, and returned to selling his art in street festivals.
In 1986, Butcher's son was killed in a car collision with a drunk driver. Butcher retreated to the wilderness for solace and restoration. He put aside his color photography and became a black-and-white landscape photographer.
Along with displaying his work in public spaces, Butcher has worked with a number of environmental groups and government agencies, using his art to preserve the Everglades. He has completed several award winning Public Broadcasting documentaries on the environment of Florida and published several books including Apalachicola River, An American Treasure; Seeing the Light; Nature’s Places of Spiritual Sanctuary; Big Cypress Swamp, The Western Everglades, and Florida Portfolio II.
Tuesday - 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Wedesday – 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thursday – 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Friday – 10 a.m.–3 p.m.*
* The gallery is also open from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. every First Friday of the month.
Admission to the Frits Van Eeden Gallery is free during normal operating hours.
Phone (321) 674-8923
Fax (321) 674-8910