Author, musician, to speak at Stetson
Stetson University will host a public lecture, "Mama Broke Into Our House: How Real Events Get into Fiction," by published author Clyde Edgerton at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., on Stetson's DeLand campus.
Also an accomplished musician, Mr. Edgerton will perform two musical numbers, as well. The public is invited, free of charge.
Mr. Edgerton is the author of 10 novels, a memoir, and numerous short stories and essays in New York Times Magazine, Best American Short Stories, Southern Review, Carolina Quarterly, Oxford American, Best of the South and others national publications.
In addition to the Thursday night public lecture, Mr. Edgerton will also be addressing the attendees of Stetson University's 28th annual Florida Winter Pastors' School.
The public may attend the worship service, which is part of the Pastors' School at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Lee Chapel.
The speaker for the worship service will be Dr. John Buchanan, editor/publisher of The Christian Century.
For more information, call (386) 822-8930.
Call for entries
The Museum of Florida Art is looking for entries for From the Wall to the Runway, a wearable art multi-media performance where fashion and art meet, and the human body becomes a living, moving canvas.
Artists of all media may create a wearable piece of art that challenges what most consider to be wearable, or everyday fashion.
This a juried wearable art show open to artists of all media.
Categories include: Garments, such as jackets, vests, tops, coats, skirts, outfits.
Accessories, such as bags, jewelry, scarves, shawls, hats, gloves and other imaginative wearable art pieces.
Entries must be original designs and may include recycled and/or repurposed materials, as long as they have been significantly altered or embellished by the artist.
Shipped entries will not be accepted.
Applications are available at MuseumofFloridaArt.org or in the museum lobby, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The application deadline is Feb. 8.
There is a non-refundable entry fee of $35 for one piece and $10 for each additional piece, with a maximum of three entries per artist.
Museum exhibit to feature the works of two contemporary photographers
The Florida Museum for Women Artists brings together three exhibits to draw connections between women as artists, women as subject, and cultural/ancestral transitions affecting lives today.
An opening reception will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. The event will include light fare, and drinks will be for sale.
The cost is free for members and $10 for non-members, which includes museum admission.
The exhibit will be on display from Jan. 25 to March 30.
"In Africa" is a body of work by photographer Betty Press, a Stetson University alumna with an extensive professional career. Through her engaging and powerful black and white images produced in gelatin silver prints, Ms. Press strikes out to build bridges between cultures and people, as well as, bridge the past with the present.
"Between Two Worlds", is an exhibit of pigmented inkjet prints on watercolor paper by the late Marianne Thomas, a photographer with an exceptional career as a photojournalist and educator. Through intuitive and insightful portraits, Ms. Thomas brings the realities of Balinese women caught up in cultural upheavals to life.
"Applaud that Woman," is an installation resulting from a Call for Writers and Artists, which celebrates women who have had a positive influence on the participants' lives. The exhibit includes written text accompanied by objects that represent the woman who is the subject of the writing.
Through a partnership with the Southeast Museum of Photography, a service of Daytona State College, "In Africa" and "Between Two Worlds" are on loan from its permanent collection.
The Florida Museum of Women Artists is at 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Photography exhibit to open
The Southeast Museum of Photography will open an exhibit by Lorena Guillen Vaschetti on Friday, Jan. 25, at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
The exhibit ponders what family photographs reveal about the past, present and what is hidden beyond the frame.
There will be an artist's talk and opening reception held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25, at the museum.
For more information, visit www.smponline.org.
Dance workshop scheduled
Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre will conduct a two day dance workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers age 15 and older.
Classes will be from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
Classes will be offered in modern technique, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, partnering, composition, improvisation, conditioning, yoga, pilates, aerial silk, aerial hoop (lyra) and more. The cost is $85.
Dancers may bring a lunch. Otherwise, healthy lunches will be available each day for $6. Water and snacks also will be available for purchase.
For more information and registration forms, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (386) 233-4885.