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Arts notes - Beaches
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Posted: 2013 Jan 18 - 06:23

Arts and crafts at the beach library

Local artist Alex Stankiewicz will teach a series of pastels classes for beginners on Fridays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 1.

Professional calligrapher to the Historic Charleston Foundation and instructor at the Charleston Museum, Natasha Lawrence, will teach a calligraphy workshop on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Professional calligrapher to the Historic Charleston Foundation and instructor at the Charleston Museum Natasha Lawrence will teach the practical art of calligraphy ("beautiful writing") to address wedding invitations or greeting cards, write in journals and make gift tags and personal correspondence.

The class takes place Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. until noon. Cost for this workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required.

The Cocoa Beach Library continues to present its patrons and members of the community with an array of stimulating and engaging classes. This season's art class offerings have expanded to include new instructors and some new opportunities to learn new skills.

In addition to these classes, the library offers watercolor classes with local artist Helen Wheatley, a social watercolor painting group, and many arts and crafts workshops throughout the year.

The library is located at 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call (321) 868-1104, email emorton@brev.org or visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org.

Highlights and shadows art

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.

Comedy-drama at playhouse

This romantic comedy, one of the most popular of the century, follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year.

Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers, who discuss the births, deaths, marital problems and social changes affecting their lives, and develop an emotional intimacy deeper than what one would expect to find between two people meeting for a clandestine relationship just once a year.

The play was adapted into a 1978 movie starring Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda.  Caution: Contains mild profanity and adult themes.

Surfside Players, the community theatre of Cocoa Beach, presents "Same Time, Next Year," by Bernard Slade, directed by Janet Rubin and starring Becky Behl-Hill and Gordon Ringer.

The show runs through Jan. 27, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and active military and $13 for students.

Tickets are available online at www.surfsideplayers.com, or through the box office at (321) 783-3127.

The operator works 2-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, but leave a reservation request with your name and phone number on voicemail and she will respond.

Surfside is located in Cocoa Beach, an hour's drive east of Orlando.

In Brevard County, take S.R. 520 or S.R. 528 eastbound to Highway A1A southbound, or take Pineda Causeway, Eau Gallie Boulevard, or U.S. 192 eastbound to Highway A1A northbound.

Drive into Cocoa Beach, and turn west on South Fifth Street.

'On Golden Pond' comes to Melbourne

Melbourne Civic Theatre's next production is "On Golden Pond" by Ernest Thompson.

This Tony and Drama Desk award-winning play will open Friday, Jan. 18 and run through Feb. 24.

The performances are Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Hailed by theater critics as "a work of rare simplicity and beauty," "On Golden Pond" is the endearing love story between Ethel and Norman Thayer, who return to their waterfront summer home and learn about themselves and the bonds that tie them to those they love: the ultimate triumphs of life, love and family.

The performers are Bill Lembeck as "Norman," Linda Lawson as "Ethel," Tynan Pruett as "Chelsea," Dan Wilkerson as "Charlie," David Baum as "Bill" and Kyle Caudill as "Billy." The crew: Caroline Osborne is set designer, Alan Selby is tech director and light designer and Wendy Reader is sound designer. The event will be directed by Peg Girard.

Cost is $25 for adults and $23 for seniors, students and military.

The Melbourne Civic Theatre, LeGallerie Plaza, is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 723-6935 or email maxmompeg@aol.com.

Worldwide Sketch Crawl

The Worldwide Sketch Crawl No. 38 will be held, starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Ossario's in Cocoa Village.

The artists may do some sketching there, then will be off to sketch crawl the village and meet at Murdock's for lunch.

To sign up, contact Susan at susan@jsusancolestone.com.

Youth chorus seeks new singers

The Brevard Children's Chorus will hold auditions for singers in grades 4-10 on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon in its new location at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickham Road, in Melbourne.

Membership in the nonprofit chorus is open to students in public, private, charter and home-schools.

Contact director Joani Slawson at brevardchildrenschorus@gmail.com or call (321) 432-2770 for more information and an appointment time. Both boys and girls are encouraged to audition.

The select group of youngsters performs at venues and events throughout Brevard County.

Recent performances include the Family Concert with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra at the King Center, a Viera holiday concert with the Indialantic Chamber Singers, Fall for the Arts in the Eau Gallie Arts District, a "flash mob" at the Melbourne Beach Public Library and more.

More information about the Brevard Children's Chorus is available on its website at www.BrevardChildrensChorus.org or by visiting its Facebook page. Contact director Joani Slawson by emailing brevardchildrenschorus@gmail.com or by calling (321) 432-2770.

Fabric art college offered

Adults may learn about design, color, value and texture creating a work of art using fabric 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Art Gallery of Viera.

No sewing machine is required.

Cost is $25. An optional kit that includes everything you will need costs $10.

The gallery is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

For more information, call (321) 504-4343 or visit www.artgalleryofviera.com.

Beach art festival

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 info@artfestival.com or call (561) 746-6615.

Auditions for upcoming production

Auditions for "Into The Woods" at the Melbourne Civic Center will be at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 20 and 21.

The musical intertwines the plots of several Grimm fairy tales and follows them further to explore the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests.

The main characters are taken from the stories of "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel" and "Cinderella" tied together by a story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family.

The cast consists of eight men and 11 women, ranging in age from 16-70.

Auditions will consist of singing, dancing and cold readings from the play.  Songs will be taught at audition. Dress appropriately for dance audition,

The show runs six weeks, March 22 through April 28.

The show will be directed by Peg Girard, with musical direction by John Kurowski and choreography by Holly McFarland. Music and Lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim and Book by James Lapine.

 Call the Melbourne Civic Theatre for questions at (321) 723-6935.

The Melbourne Civic Theatre, LeGallerie Plaza, is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.

Creative cards and gift-making classes

Bring a friend and learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create quality cards and/or gifts at the Art Gallery of Viera.

We create greeting cards, gifts, gift bags and new projects are created each week.

Beautiful, quality materials, including cardstock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the $12 price of the class.  

Advanced reservations are needed and may be placed by contacting Ree at (321) 773-0095, (321) 961-2350 or at reenathan@bellsouth.net.

You may sign up for either the morning class (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) or the afternoon class (1:30-3:30 p.m.) on Mondays, Jan. 21 and 28.

Also, there will be a valentine workshop 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. A price of $15 includes all materials.

Pre-registration is required by emailing reenathan@bellsouth.net or calling Ree at (321) 773-0095 or (321) 961-2350.

The Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

Art show/exhibition

The Central Brevard Art Association, a 52-year-old nonprofit organization, is holding its 11th annual art show/exhibition at the Cape Canaveral Library, 201 Polk Ave., Cape Canaveral, Friday and Saturday Jan. 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, silks, porcelain and jewelry will be shown and sold.

For more information contact the association at (321) 632-2922.

Classes offered at art gallery

The Art Gallery of Viera is offering the following classes in January:

Acrylic painting: email

sophie@palm-spiritcom

or call (321) 266-4616

Oil painting: call (321)

254-1606

Cards and gift making:

email

reenathan@bellsouth.net

or call (321) 961-2350 or

321) 773-0095

Mosaics classes: email

suzanbrooksart@aol.com

or call (321) 431-5881

Pastel paintings: email

dpettigrew@cfl.rr.com or

call (321) 504-4343

Watercolor

classes/group: email

bobbiqbrown@hotmail.c

m or call (321) 536-7773

Childrens' adventures in

art: email

susan@jsusancolestone.c

m or call (401) 596-4266

Drawing for teens: email

susan@jsusancolestone.c

m or call (401) 596-4266

Open studio: email

suan@jsusancolestone.

om or call (401) 596-4266

Jewelry-making:

introduction and

intermediate: email

bevpin@yahoo.com or call

321) 507-4022

For more information, visit www.artgalleryofviera.com.

The gallery is at 2261 Town Center Ave., No. 111, Viera.

Call (321) 504-4343 for more information.

'Hear Me Dance 2013'

The third annual "Hear Me Dance" concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Heritage Isle Clubhouse Theater, 6800 Legacy Blvd., Viera.

"Hear Me Dance" will feature student choreography from dancers from various local dance schools in Brevard. "Hear Me Dance" provides an avenue for dancers to express current teenage issues to movement.

The event is being hosted by Dance Arts Centre, a not-for-profit dance school.

Tickets will be available at the door for $5.

The proceeds will benefit Club Esteem.

For more information, visit www.clubesteem.org or www.danceac.org.

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 .

Acrylic painting for beginners, experienced

This class is designed for adults, 16-99 years of age. No experience is needed, but welcome.

After completion of four meetings, the

students will leave with a completed 18x28 acrylic painting on stretched canvas, ready for a wall.

They will be working some wet-on-wet and some on-dry surface and also explore texture usage.

The color wheel, mixing techniques and the creation of new colors will be learned. Large, two-inch brushes, as well as smaller ones are the main tools.

Acrylic painting requires no chemicals. Water is used for cleanup and paint thinning.

This class meets on Tuesdays in February only at the Indian Harbour Community Center, Gleason Park.

Meeting times are 9:30 a.m. to noon (morning class) and 5:30-8 p.m. (evening class), Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

The course fee is $80,

plus $20 for materials.

The participants will leave with a completed painting at the end of the course.

For more information, call Meike Aton at (417) 343-3481, email meikea@sbcglobal.net or visit www.meikeaton.com

1960s production comes to Brevard

"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," a musical based on the hit songs of 1960s pop rock artist Neil Sedaka, will run Feb. 8-24.

This production will be directed by Nicholas Henn, with Mario Davis as musical director and Danielle Horak as choreographer.

Mr. Henn recently directed Surfside's successful "Rocky Horror Picture Show" in October, as well as "Wizard of Oz" and "Meet Me in St. Louis" at Quincy Music Theatre and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at First United Methodist Church in Titusville.

"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" is a sweetly comic story about blossoming romances at a Catskills resort in 1960, with characters including recently jilted bride-to-be "Marge" and her friend "Lois," self-obsessed singer "Del Delmonaco," geekish cabana boy and aspiring songwriter "Gabe," Borscht Belt comic "Harvey" and resort owner "Esther."

This touching romantic musical was built around 18 songs from the repertoire of 1960s pop singer Neil Sedaka, including "Where the Boys Are," "Calendar Girl," "Sweet Sixteen," "Love Will Keep Us Together" and his signature hit "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do."

The music is by Neil Sedaka, with the book by Ben H. Winters and Erik Jackson and lyrics by Howard Greenfield and Philip Cody.

Surfside Players is located at 300 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call (321) 783-3127, email surfside_info@yahoo.com or visit www.surfsideplayers.com or Facebook group "Surfside Players."

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.

Create artistic quilts

This class will teach you the basic skills to make your machine quilting successful, artistic and fun. A sewing machine, with a free motion or darning foot, is required. Cost is $25. An optional kit is available for $10, or you can bring your own supplies.

To register, contact Dij Pacarro at quilterdij@earthlink.net or (321) 806-5550.

Class size is limited, so register early! Payment is required at time of registration.

The class will be at the Art Gallery of Viera, in The Avenue Shopping Center, 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera, 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9.

For more information, call (321) 504-4343 or visit www.artgalleryofviera.com.




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