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Arts notes - Palm Bay
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Posted: 2013 Apr 19 - 06:21

Wheel-thrown pottery class

A six-week wheel-thrown pottery class will start Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Indian River Pottery Studio, 1542 Guava Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne.

Cost for the six weeks is $145. The instructor is Mary Moon.

This is a great class for beginning and continuing students.

Instruction will be focused on throwing bowls, cylinders and mugs. Surface enrichment and glazing will also be covered.

This class allows for individual project and skill development.

For more information, email vkaras@cfl.rr.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 info@mymct.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 dpettigrew@cfl.rr.com or (321) 749-1153.

Visit www.pastelsbydeb.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.

Gallery award winners

The Downtown Gallery has announced that four top artists received awards at the Titusville Art League's 49th Annual Spring Show.

In photography, second place went to Heidi Thamert for "Tools of the Trade," and a merit to Dale Nichols for "My Little Friend."

In watercolor, Diane DeShong Cannon received two merit awards for "My Pink Cadillac" and for "Greenhouse Guests."

And in the category of oil and acrylic, Linda Krupp received a merit for "A Moment in Time.

Congratulations to all the artists!

To find out more about The Downtown Gallery, visit www.thedowntowngallery.net or call (321) 268-0122.

 The gallery is at 335 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.




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