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Arts Notes - the Beaches
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Posted: 2013 Nov 29 - 06:24

News from Space Coast Doll Artists

The Space Coast Doll Artists, an art doll club, will present a library showcase display of handcrafted art dolls through Nov. 30 at the Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne.

All of the dolls were created by members of the club, as part of a yearlong challenge to create a doll, using only black and white fabrics and embellishments.

The results are varied and eclectic and exemplify each artist's individual style and flair.

The collection will be on display for the month of November.

The Space Coast Art Dolls club meets on the fourth Thursday of every month.

The purpose of the club is to further the enjoyment and appreciation of art dolls, develop individual creativity, help doll makers grow in excellence, as doll artisans and promote doll-making as an art.

For more information, call Linda Geiger at (321) 784-9347, email spacecoastdollartists@yahoo.com or visit spacecoastdollartists.com.

Workshop, pottery classes

Outlaw Pottery will present:

Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Beginner wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults. Outlaw Pottery, 3475 N. U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa. Call (321) 292-0762 or visit www.outlawpottery.com.

Tuesdays: 4-5:30 p.m.: Kids pottery class. Outlaw Pottery, 3475 N. U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa. Call (321) 292-0762 or visit www.outlawpottery.com.

Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Beginner wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults. Outlaw Pottery, 3475 N. U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa. Call (321) 292-0762 or visit www.outlawpottery.com.

Outlaw Pottery, LLC, studio, school, gallery and supply is at 3475 N. Cocoa Blvd., (U.S. Highway 1), Cocoa.

For more information, call Rosalie at (321) 292-0762 (Rosalie) or Jason at (828) 896-3288, visit info@outlawpottery.com or visit www.ouotlawpottery.com.

Annual Holiday Craft Show

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is once again the place to shop for economical, handmade-in-America, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.

This year, they have added many more unique handmade crafts, both functional and decorative, from the country's best artisans.

There is blown glass, handmade dolls and books, pottery, unique Christmas ornaments, jewelry and more.

It is a fabulous place to get all your holiday shopping done, with unique gifts to please the pickiest person, in all price ranges. People come back year after year for ornaments.

For more than 30 years, the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery has been known for the best in handcrafted gifts for your friends and family.

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is artist owned and operated and is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.

The show runs through Dec. 31.

The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261. Visit the gallery online at www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.

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.

We create greeting cards, gifts or gift bags, with new projects each week.

Beautiful, quality materials, including cardstock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the $13 price of the class or $15 for non-Titusville Art League members.

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

The classes will be at The Titusville Art League, 1421 Draa Road, Titusville.

December solo art exhibit

Siri Lynn German will exhibit her 3-D, mixed media and pen-and-ink artwork the month of December in a solo exhibit at Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., in Melbourne.

Hours are Monday, noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Artwork is for sale through the artist.

Do your Christmas shopping here if you want to buy a one-of-a-kind gift!

For more information call (321) 255-1890.

Call for arts and crafts vendors

Everest University is looking for arts and crafts vendors to sell their wares at the Holiday Open House, Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Everest University, 2401 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne.

Everest University is inviting the community to tour the campus and learn about the educational programs offered.

There will also be a silent auction to raise funds for one of the students, Jennifer Skelton, who is fighting cancer. All profits raised will go directly to Jennifer's fund.

There is no charge to register, but you must bring your own tables, tents or browser bins. All sales are yours to keep.

If you would like to reserve a spot to sell your arts and crafts or donate artwork for the silent auction (or both), contact Deb Pettigrew at (321) 446-8992 or at dpettigrew@cci.edu.

Local artist wins First Place at show

Melbourne artist, Nancy Dillen, recently traveled to Phoenix to attend the opening of the "Animal Other" exhibit at the Shemer Art Center and Museum.

Only two awards were given.

Ms. Dillen's "Ready to Play?" won first place.

Curator Ally Glowacki asked if there is a point where animal ends and human begins.

She said that "Ready to Play?" epitomized the essence of the concept of show's theme.

The Shemer Art Center and Museum is located at 500 E. Camelback, Phoenix, Ariz.

Local artists represented in holiday exhibition

Brevard County artists Nancy Dillen and Susan Martin are among 100 artists included in the "National Invitational of Fine Art, Craft and Design."

The highlight of the 27th Annual Holiday Show and Sale at the Dunedin Fine Art Center is the "WinterGarden" invitational exhibit.

The art display and special holiday events take place through Dec. 23.

Ms. Martin and Ms. Dillen have three paintings each for exhibit, which will last through Monday, Dec. 23.

These and other works can be seen at http://www.susanmartinpainting.com and http://dillenart.com.

The Dunedin Fine Art Center is at 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, Fla.

For more information, call (727)-298-3322, (321) 259-6907 or (321) 773-1276.

Eau Gallie Arts District elects board

EGAD Main Street recently held its annual meeting and election of board members at the Harris Auditorium.

The FY2014 Board of Directors are: Mary Bonhomme, Steve Lum, Jacie Stivers, Tom Powers, Prill Clendinin, Vonnie Hoyman, Dani Clevens, Mark Mittleman, Richard Bonas, Virginia Wood and Carl Kaiserman.

Stepping down from the board of directors are: Link Johnsten, Joan Flavin and Earl Evans.

The members and friends of EGAD owe them a huge "thank you" for their service to the community.

For more information, visit www.eaugalliearts.com.

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