Highlights and shadows
Artists and photographers have always been acutely aware of the highlights and shadows in a scene when creating art.
These patterns of light continue to intrigue us and are the subject of January's show, entitled "Shadows" at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery.
This is a member's show that will explore the nuances of shadows, real or imaginary, in various mediums.
The show will run until Sunday, Jan. 27.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the premier member gallery in Brevard County, was established in 1975. It is artist owned and operated. The gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.
For more information, visit the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.
Beach art festival announced
The town of Indialantic will host its signature art festival Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20, at Nance Park in Indialantic.
This 23rd annual art festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at 4 Wavecrest Ave., Indialantic.
The festival supports the arts and the local economy.
The vast array of original handcrafted artwork includes a diverse selection of artistic media priced to suit all budgets and ranges from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures. This popular art event will take place at Nance Park, located directly on the ocean and Highway AIA.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.artfestival.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (561) 746-6615.
Opening reception at the gallery
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery invites you to join in for the opening of a show of paintings by Larry Moore 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 during the First Friday Art Walk in Melbourne.
He is a prominent plein air painter who is also a Florida native.
He lectures and travels with the Plein Air Painters of America and understands the full boundaries of color and the craft of oil painting.
His works are widely collected and exhibited throughout the United States.
The Fifth Avenue Gallery is pleased to present his collection of art with a Florida twist.
His works can be viewed at www.larrymoorestudios.com.
Visit with the artists as you peruse the artwork and enjoy light refreshments. The reception is free and open to the public.
Mr. Moore's exhibition continues through Feb. 24.
Afterward, continue your stroll down the street to enjoy dinner and other shops, galleries, as well as the Foosaner Art Museum in downtown Eau Gallie.
The gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.
For more information, call (321) 259-8261 or visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.
Local actress becomes writer, producer and director
A local actress becomes a writer, producer and director with the premier of her original play, "Last Call," at the Henegar Center for the Arts in Downtown Melbourne.
Jessica Taylor, member of the improv troupe Not Quite Right and long-time Brevard County thespian, wrote the play with many of her friends and fellow actors in mind.
"Last Call" is set in a hotel bar, with a bartender (Hank) having to deal with his eccentric customers and their problems, while trying to shake his own past.
Using her improv background, Ms. Taylor wanted to make the show somewhat interactive, replacing the normal upstairs seating with cocktail tables, creating the feeling that the audience members are also bar patrons. The audience will actually be able to order drinks from Hank's bar.
"Although the storyline revolves around Hank, the play has an ensemble cast made up of some of Brevard's most talented actors.
The cast includes Not Quite Right members Joe Boasci, Jon Emmerich, Adam Lucker and Michelle McElvaine, as well as Donna Furfaro, Taylor Kopman, Rob Landers, Michelle Lee, Diana Taylor, Doug Taylor, Tori Smith and Ms. Taylor herself.
Tickets cost $15 and are on sale now through the Henegar Center box office at or online at www.henegar.org.
The show runs Feb. 8-10 and 15-17 at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
The Henegar Center is at 625 E, New Haven Ave., No. 119, Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 723-8698.