Ribbon cutting at Studio Z
From noon until 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 a ribbon cutting event at Studio Z, 1411 Highland Ave., Melbourne, will introduce a unique and affordable concept that offers adults and children a new way to look at exercise, entertainment and community - all, under one roof.
The center is open for classes and rental space. Fitness/cardio/dance classes are available for all fitness levels for ages 16 and older, including: Zumba, Zumba toning, Yoga Fit, Yoga, Club Dance Party, Hip Hop, Reggaeton Rebellion and Belly Dance Cardio.
Special events will also be planned, including Black Light Zumba every Friday, which includes free wine tasting with a mix-and-mingle after class. Class fees range from $2 to $5 per class.
Art/Music classes include: Private guitar lessons, beginner and intermediate, $35 per hour; Adult art classes, "Cork and Canvas," includes wine tasting with cost to be announced.
Kid's classes for ages 6 to 11 include: Zumba Kids, summer camps and art classes. Pricing and schedules to be announced.
Various spaces at Studio Z are available for event rental, including the outdoor bistro area at 600 square feet, Studio1at 2,000 square feet and Studio 2 at 1,000 square feet.
Additional Studio Z offerings include: Free kid care for all cardio classes, showers, lockers, lunchtime classes, special events and more. Check the website and Facebook page regularly for updates.
The Studio Z's grand opening and ribbon cutting will be from noon until 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend, free of charge.
Enjoy refreshments, raffles, meet-and-greet with owner Crystal Morrell, instructors, city officials and member of the local Chamber of Commerce.
For more information about Crystal Morrell, Studio Z, the grand opening, free registration, pricing, class schedules, space rental and more, visit www.StudioZFlorida.com or call (321) 427-7223.
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,
Shipley fine art show
Phyllis Shipley welcomes you to a solo exhibit to view her acrylic and watercolor paintings at Palm Bay Library through the month of January.
Her inner vision paintings bring expressions of fun, strength, gentleness, beauty, lots of color and even "what is she thinking!"
She has paintings at The Mango Tree Restaurant in Cocoa Beach, Jan's Frame in Cocoa Village, along with Melbourne International Airport, Grey Robinson Law Firm and other participating companies throughout the area with the Brevard Cultural Alliance art program.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. She enjoys painting watercolors, acrylics and murals as commissions as well as her free spirit inner vision paintings. Visit her website at phyllisshipleyfineart.com.
Henegar Center for the Arts embarks on joint venture with BACKSTAGE Arts of Merritt Island
The Henegar Center for the Arts announced the creation of a joint venture, for their education programs at The Feller Theater Academy, with BACKSTAGE Arts of Merritt Island.
Performing arts classes will be offered for children from grades one through 12. Classes, taught by Christine Manning Brandt, will include storybook theatre, song and dance, dramalab, acting, improv, musical tap and jazz dance.
Christine Manning Brandt, owner and operator of BACKSTAGE Arts of Merritt Island, brings extensive experience and education to the program as a professional singer, former Equity actress, and Dance Masters certified dance educator. She has toured nationally and performed in principal roles with production companies throughout the East Coast.
For complete details on the children's performing arts classes, contact The Henegar Center for the Performing Arts at (321) 723-8698 or BACKSTAGE Arts of Merritt Island at (321) 427-3263.
Drawing with light
This February, the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will be hosting a juried Photography Show, entitled 'Drawing with Light' which is open to all photographers.
Subject matter is open. The prospectus and entry form is on the gallery website or people can e-mail the show co-chair at email@example.com for the information.
Entry fee is $25 for first image and $5 for each additional image with a maximum entry of four images. The gallery will jury the images and an outside judge will then select the prizewinners. Prizes are $300 for first, $200 for second and $100 for third. All selected entries will be exhibited by the gallery and available for sale.
The opening reception is on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The exhibit runs from Feb. 4 through March 3.
The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261.
Visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and Facebook for more information.
'Shades of Blue' show at gallery
The first show of the year at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Eau Gallie (Melbourne) will remake a historical precedent.
"Shades of Blue" will be the first member's show that will display their own views of the color "blue."
Over time, artists, such as Picasso, took on this varied, deep, intriguing color to work with.
The exhibit will run through Sunday, Jan. 26.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the historic town of Eau Gallie, across from the Foosaner Art Museum at 1470 Fifth Ave., in Melbourne.
For more information, visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com or call (321) 259-8261.
Art association show and sale
The Central Brevard Art Association has announced the 12th Annual Art Show and Sale to be held at the Cape Canaveral Library, Jan. 24, 25, and 26.
The hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Over the past 11 years, the nonprofit association has received tremendous support from Mayor Rocky Randalls, the city council and the staff at the library. The CBAA will host a Mayor's Reception and Brunch at 11 a.m. on Sunday in the library, before the show opens, for the artists to meet the mayor and the city council members who attend.
A monetary donation will be presented to the library as thanks for their continued support. Awards for the winning artists of this juried show will also be presented.
More than 30 artists will show and sell diversified and exceptional art forms.
Original framed art, as well as prints, photography, jewelry, sculpture, porcelain, silks, clay, wood and mixed media pieces will be available for sale. Prices are very reasonable and there will be art for every taste.
There will be free admission.
The Cape Canaveral Public Library is at 201 Polk Ave., Cape Canaveral.
For more information, call (321) 868-1101.
'There Goes the Bride' opens Jan. 24
"There Goes the Bride" is a madcap race to the altar for the Westerby family. The father-of-the-bride tries to handle his daughter's wedding arrangements while juggling his frenetic advertising business. After a bump on the head, he meets a beautiful and rambunctious 1920s Flapper, but only he can see her.
Compounding his problems are his intrepid wife, a critical mother-in-law, his hard-of-hearing father-in-law, a sarcastic business partner and a suspicious father-of-the groom.
This warm comedy is full of laughs. "There Goes the Bride" is as bubbly and frothy as champagne.
Our show stars Terrence Girard as "Timothy," Nadine Antaillia as "Ursula," Victoria Smith as "Daphne," Steve Costner as "Gerald," Gordon Ringer as "Bill," Tori Terhune as "Polly," Peter Olander as "Charles" and Jennifer Haaff as "Judy."
The show is directed by Peg Girard; technical director and set & light design is by Alan Selby; and sound designer is Wendy Reader.
The production will be at the Melbourne Civic Theatre Saturday, Jan. 24 thru Sunday, Feb. 23 with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. This performance also has three matinees on Saturday, Feb. 1st, 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.)
Call the box office for tickets at (321) 723-6935. Costs are $23 for seniors, military and students and $25 for adults (there is a $2 fee for credit card purchases)
The Melbourne Civic Theatre, LeGallerie Plaza is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mymct.org.
'Alice Rocks Wonderland'
The King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne will present "Alice Rocks Wonderland" at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
This is a rock musical version of Alice's adventures.
It features original lyrics and music combined with Lewis Carroll's poetry in a theatrical style.
The show is appropriate for children kindergarten through eighth grade.
Cost is $11 plus ticketing fees.
For more information, visit www.kingcenter.com or call (321) 242-2219.
Sculpture and mold making class
The Art Gallery of Viera will present sculptor and master mold maker Ed Chope starting from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at 2261 Town Center Ave., No. 111, The Avenue, Viera.
The sculpture class will consist of six two-hour sessions held on consecutive Thursdays.
Cost is $120 for the classes, with tools and materials extra.
For more information or to register, email email@example.com or call (321) 205-6281.
For more information about the gallery, visit www.artgalleryofviera.com or call (321) 504-4343.
Bohemian Lair is a Hippie Store with an artistic flair, located at 226 King St., Cocoa.
The store promotes local talent, artists and glass blowing and all different mediums.
The store sells clothing, art, tapestries, glass art, E-cigarettes, E-juice, incense, candles, tobacco products and more.
The store's show will be Saturday, Feb. 8 from noon to 8 p.m. at 226 King St., Cocoa.
The store is looking to help promote local music by selling, playing and promoting local music in the store.
Art on display at the King Center
Local digital artist and creative director at Art Gallery of Viera, Jerry Hanzl, is hosting his first group art show.
"Of Artists and Friends" will be on display in the Harris Corporation Art Gallery at the King Center for the Performing Arts now through Feb. 9.
This fine art show will be a blend of art and artists from across Brevard and will feature painting, drawing, photography, digital art, metal works, silk and stained glass.
Four other directors from Art Gallery of Viera; Jeanette Drake, Helen Wheatley, Rebecca Gomme and J Susan Cole Stone, will also be presenting their finest works of art.
Several other artists, including David Cruey, Laura Kucheryson and Ellen Chaput, will be showing in a major venue for the first time.
Sloan Keats, the winner of this year's Brush with Success competition at the gallery, and Stephen Lamazzo from Off Center Art Center are a few of many other invited guest artists.
Check out the calendar of events at www.kingcenter.com and enjoy a performance in January at Brevard's finest venue. Be sure to visit the gallery for an eclectic view of the local art scene as curated by Jerry Hanzl
This exhibit may be viewed by ticketed patrons attending King Center main stage performances. All of the artwork will be available for purchase.
For additional information about the exhibit, contact Jerry Hanzl at (321) 633-4075.