2017-09-07 / Arts & Entertainment News

Armory names Artists-in-Residence


“Sweater Weather,” by Nate Ditzler. 
COURTESY PHOTO “Sweater Weather,” by Nate Ditzler. COURTESY PHOTO When they’re not teaching, they’re learning. When they’re not learning, they’re creating.

The competition was tough, but the Armory Art Center announced its selection of four up-and-coming artists from across the country who will be part of the Armory’s Artists-in-Residence program during 2017 and 2018. This highly competitive program attracts artist in an array of disciplines who have earned, at a minimum, a bachelor of fine arts degree.

This year’s artists are Andy Denton in sculpture, Nate Ditzler in ceramics,

Maria Tritico in jewelry/ metalsmithing and Amber Dawn Tutwiler in drawing, painting and 2D media. Artists-in-Residence teach classes and learn from Armory faculty and visiting master artists. Each resident artist gets a studio space and is part of a special, prestigious Artistsin Residence exhibition in May 2018.

DITZLER DITZLER The Armory Art Center has served the community for more than 30 years, bringing the best of art to its site at a former National Guard Armory on Parker Avenue, just south of Okeechobee Boulevard.

Its mission is ‘to inspire the creation and experience of art,’ and the school does that for more than 3,000 students every year, with students from preschoolers to retirees.

In addition to its 12 annual exhibitions and many classes, the Armory hosts exhibitions, lectures and special events are open to the public. Many events are free.

The Armory is at 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832- 1776. ¦

“The Catalyst,” by Andy Denton. “The Catalyst,” by Andy Denton.




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