Gallery member receives award
A member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Earl Evans, received his second consecutive "Photograph of the Year Award" during the Indian River Photo Club's annual year-end banquet and competition.
This is the first time that a member has collected the club's highest individual award two years in a row.
The 2012 award was for his old barn image, "Last Light," while 2011 was for the "Great Blue Heron piece, Irritated."
The Indian River Photo Club of Vero Beach, one of the state's larger and more established photography groups, also holds monthly contests and sponsors the annual photo competition for the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Mr. Evans has won numerous awards in these competitions.
In addition to being a member of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, he is vice-president of the Camera Club of Brevard and a member of the Beech Mountain, N.C. Art Guild.
To see more of Mr. Evans' work, visit the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at 1470 Highland Ave., in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne.
'Celebrating Shakespeare' in Brevard
The Brevard Theatrical Ensemble presents seven young, beautiful and talented ladies in the fifth presentation of "Celebrating Shakespeare."
Curtain time is 8 p.m. Friday, April 26; Saturday, April 27; Sunday, April 28, with a matinee curtain time of 3 p.m.
These productions will take place at the Porcher House, 434 Delannoy Ave., Historic Cocoa Village.
Cost is $15 per person and includes coffee and desserts.
Register at (321) 676-0697, firstname.lastname@example.org or www. brevardensemble.com.
Reservations are required.
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 email@example.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.
Casting for "Into the Woods" includes Randy Caldwell (Narrator), Leslie Hayford (Cinderella), Daniel Grest (Jack), Donna Furfaro (Jack's Mother), Dana Blanchard (Baker), Vanessa Munns-Quigley (Baker's Wife), Pam Quenzler (Cinderella's Stepmother), Becky Behl-Hill and Emily Pickens (Cinderella's Step-Sisters) Tori Terhune (Little Red Ridinghood), Brenda Sheets (Witch), Tracey Thompson (Cinderella's Mother), Randy Caldwell (Mysterious Man), Bryce Niehaus (Wolf), Tracey Thompson (Granny), Evita Clowney (Rapunzel), Chris Rye (Rapunzel's Prince), Bryce Niehaus (Cinderella's Prince),David Diaz (Steward), Deanna Dickman (Snow White) and Pamela J. Bell (Sleeping Beauty).
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.
Local artist wins award
Lori Pitten Jenkins, a member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, won the Potomac Valley Watercolor Award at the 36th Annual Southern Watercolor Society's show for her painting, "Say Ahhhh!."
The show is at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy, and will run through April 27.
The Southern Watercolor Society was formed in 1975 to elevate the stature of watercolor and educate the public of the significance of watercolor as an important creative and permanent painting medium. The Society consists of members from the 19 southern states.
Beth-Anne Fairchild, also a member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, received her signature membership in the Southern Watercolor Society this year. This requires being accepted into a show for three years.
For more information, contact the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.
Variety of art classes
The Central Brevard Art Association offers art classes throughout the week, excepting Sundays.
Being offered is oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, pastel, mixed media, silks, tole painting and jewelry.
Beginners are always welcome, as it's an opportunity to unleash and develop those hidden talents. Membership is not required to attend classes.
Contact CBAAartists@gmail.com or telephone (321) 632-2922 to leave a message.
Instructors will be notified of your interest and will converse with you directly on schedule, costs and materials.
CBAA's studio is located at 103 Barton Blvd., Rockledge, behind the former police station.
Artist's photographs featured at show
Three of Rene Griffith's photographs will be part of "Spring Thaw," Pizza Gallery's fourth annual group show, featuring tropical sea- and surf-inspired art.
The three images, entitled "Lost in the Sea of Life," "Your Destiny in the Stars" and "Reading the Sky," were all photographed locally in Indialantic and the Banana River.
The Pizza Gallery and Grill is located at The Avenue in Viera, 2250 Town Center Ave. The exhibit will run through April 27.
In addition to being a fine art photographer, Ms. Griffith paints in her Indialantic home art studio. She enjoys creating acrylic abstract paintings and collages.
An active member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, she licenses her photographs to fine art publishers and manufacturers in the United States and Canada.
To see more of Ms. Griffith's work, visit the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at 1470 Highland Ave., in Melbourne or go to her website at www.renegriffith.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.