Win a Jini James painting
You have a chance to win an original Jini James painting! How?
Visit Fifth Avenue Art Gallery through Saturday, April 13, and pick up a free raffle ticket for a drawing to be held at Second Saturday Art Talk April 13. Only one raffle ticket per person, and the winner must be present to take the artwork home.
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will have member artist Jini James at its monthly Second Saturday Art Talk. Ms. James is the featured artist in a solo show for the month of April. The show is entitled "Travels: Landscapes from America and Abroad."
Ms. James will discuss her work at the gallery's Second Saturday Art. Thoughts about painting on site, as well as creating a good composition, will be discussed, along with a painting demonstration. Arrive early, as seating is limited. The raffle drawing for the painting will be held at the end of the demonstration.
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is the premier artist-owned-and-operated gallery on the Space Coast. It is located at 1470 Highland Ave., in the historic Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne.
For more information, visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.
Anything can happen in the 'woods'
The Melbourne Civic Theatre presents "Into the Woods," with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, produced by special arrangement with Music Theater International.
The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece and rare modern classic.
The story follows a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.
When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse.
Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
One of Sondheim's most popular works, "Into the Woods" is a musically sophisticated show.
The musical will run through Sunday, April 28, every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The production is being directed by Peg Girard, with musical direction by John Kurowski. Holly McFarland serves as choreographer. Technical Direction is by Alan Selby, and lighting design for "Into the Woods" is by Alan Selby and Scott Sutherland. Resident Costumer Alice Henning provides the costume design, with the wolf costume by Eldona Mellen. Set Design is by Gary Postlethwait.
Melbourne Civic Theatre is at LeGallerie Plaza, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.
Tickets for adults cost $25, with a senior/military/student cost of $23.
For tickets or more information, call the box office at (321) 723-6935, visit www.mymct.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastel painting classes at the art gallery
Learn how to master pastels and pastel pencils to create beautiful paintings.
Whether you are painting a portrait, landscape, still life, abstract or any other subject matter, you will learn how to make color choices, achieve different textures and forms, how to layer and blend and drawing basics if needed.
These classes are ongoing and designed for personalized attention for all levels, beginners through advanced.
Supplies are not needed for the first class. A supply list will be provided for those who want to continue the classes.
Cost is $20 per class and $75 for four classes.
The Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 101, Viera.
For more information and registration, contact Deb Pettigrew at email@example.com or (321) 749-1153.
'Black and White and Art All Over!'
The Art Gallery of Viera features high contrast with "Black and White and Art All Over!"
Member artists will be displaying their talents, with the limited pallet of black and white (with perhaps a splash of color) Saturday, April 13 from 6-9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Join in for the opening every second Saturday of every month at Art Gallery of Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave., The Avenue, Viera, (between Coldwater Creek and Yankee Candle).
For more information contact Art Gallery of Viera at (321) 504-4343, or www.artgalleryofviera.com.
Art Gallery of Viera artists do it again
Anywhere that Art Gallery of Viera artists go, they come home with awards.
Deb Pettigrew, pastel artist and teacher at Art Gallery of Viera, won first place for her piece, "Lingering," at the 49th Annual Titusville Art League Spring Art Show.
But she's not alone, Linda Krupp, oil painter, won a merit award for "A Moment in Time" at the same show.
Heidi Stocker won first place for her beautiful stained glass work at the Strawbridge Art Leagues' "Mini-Vision's" Show.
Come see more of these artists and other award winning, outstanding art at Art Gallery of Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave., the Avenue, Viera between Yankee Candle and Cold Water Creek.
For more information, visit www.artgalleryofviera.com or call (321) 504-4343.
St. Augustine artist solo show at gallery
Nancy Hamlin-Vogler will explore the infinite in her solo show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery n Melbourne.
The show will begin Monday, April 29 and run through June 2.
Her artwork is gestural and spontaneous, while maintaining comprehensible proportions.
She works on prepared paper, using acrylic aqueous mediums combined with gesso, charcoal, conte and pastels, occasionally adding pasted paper elements from silk screens or drawings.
Ms. Hamlin-Vogler's work reflects her roots in Cape Cod and Maine, with worldwide travels in between.
The St. Augustine artist will also give a Second Saturday Gallery Talk and Demo on May 11 at 2 p.m. at the gallery.
Ms. Hamlin-Vogler studied art at Wells College and learned the screen-printing process while earning a Master of Arts in French literature at the University of Maine.
An award winning artist, Hamlin-Vogler is a member of the St. Augustine Art Association and exhibits in gallery shows throughout Florida. For the past 10 years, she has co-directed the Louise Freshman Brown Art Workshops in St. Augustine.
The opening reception for the show will be Friday, May 3, 2013, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Meet her as you enjoy viewing the artwork.
Complimentary light refreshments are served during the opening reception, which is open to the public.
The gallery is located at 1470 Highland Ave., in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.
The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261.
For more information, visit http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.