Brian Wood has his Masters in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology and Art from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He teaches in the Armory’s Outreach programs, Art of the Phoenix for (teens and young adults) and Brave Hearts for (veterans). These programs combine an art and therapeutic directive to help students with wellness. The main objective of the outreach programs is to provide therapeutic tools needed to manage trauma, mental illness, sobriety from substance abuse and all around wellness.
Bruce Williams has been an avid wood turner since 2007. He is a member of both the local Palm Beach County Woodturners and the national American Association of Woodturners. During the past 13 years he has taken classes from many of the top national and international wood turning instructors. He has been a demonstrator for the local Palm Beach County Woodturners and has taught their weekly workshop classes for the past several years. He enjoys passing on what he has learned about woodturning to new turners.
Calil is a writer, artist, and teacher working in West Palm Beach, FL. The subjects of his work vary from typography, to opera, to etymology, and often takes the form of prints, essays, and videos. His latest body of work explores his family dynamics and translation, as understood through a 19th century funerary portrait of a child.
Born in Daytona Beach (1947), South Florida based painter, Clarence “Skip” Measelle, has been a full-time artist since 1978. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University in 1969 with a BFA degree he taught art in the Palm Beach County School District for seven and a half years. During this time, he continued his college education at FAU where he earned a Master’s degree in Art Education with concentrations in studio painting, sculpture, and printmaking.
In 1975 Skip had his first solo exhibit of his large scale “photorealist” paintings at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. The Norton show led to gallery representation in Palm Beach, New York City, and Chicago. He resigned from teaching in 1978 to paint full time after he sold a painting for more than his total yearly teaching salary. A short time later he joined the Circle Fine Art Corporation with headquarters in New York and Chicago and exhibited his work in their galleries throughout the United States. CFA presented one-person shows for Skip in their galleries in New York City (SOHO), Chicago (Walton Street, and Michigan Avenue) IL, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, (Old Town) CA , Denver, (Cherry Creek) CO, Houston, TX, Atlantic City, NJ, and Scottsdale, AZ,
Skip’s paintings have been exhibited in over 100 gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States, England, Holland, and Switzerland. His work is in many private and public collections including the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Florida House of Representatives, Department of Natural Resources Florida Department of State, Alabama Power Company, Miami Branch of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, Palm Beach International Airport, Florida Atlantic University, and the Morse Life Foundation in West Palm Beach, to mention a few.
Skip has occupied the same warehouse studio on Georgia Avenue where he has worked for the last 34 years. From 2003 to 2014 he was an adjunct professor of art at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth where he taught Painting and Drawing. He is currently teaching Mixed Media Painting once a week at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach where he has taught since 1987.
Cocoa is a self-taught artist, author and Combat Army veteran with undergrad degrees in forensic science and anthropology. A dedicated artist, she’s been creating canvas works professionally, motivated by ideas related to cosmology and how personal perception influences environmental awareness. Her art style is colorful and loose; often accompanied by poetry. To sum up her relationship to art is two words, “Art Heals.”