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Arts Notes - the Beaches
Rating: 3.45 / 5 (11 votes)  
Posted: 2014 Jan 31 - 06:26

'There Goes the Bride:' a madcap race to the altar

"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 through Sunday, Feb. 23 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays 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 info@mymct.org or visit www.mymct.org.

Make cards and gifts

Creative Cards and Gift-Making Classes with Ree will be at The Art Gallery of Viera, near Coldwater Creek and Belk's, at The Avenue Viera.

Bring a friend, and learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create quality cards, gifts or gift bags.

Beautiful quality materials, including cardstock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the $12 price of the class.

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

You may sign up for either the morning class (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) or the afternoon class (1:30-3:30 p.m.), Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24.

For more information, visit www.artgallerycards.blogspot.com or call (321) 504-4343.

The Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

Pottery classes in Cocoa

Outlaw Pottery presents three new classes in Cocoa.

The classes are:

Tuesday 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Beginner wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults, 10-week session cost is $200, plus materials.

Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Beginner wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults, 10-week session cost is $200, plus materials.

Tuesday 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Play in the Clay Workshop: Private two-hour pottery session for you and up to three friends - adults and/or kids. Make a project of your choice with step-by-step instruction. Cost is $45, plus materials.

Outlaw Pottery is at 3475 N. U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa.

For more information, call (321) 292-0762 or visit www.outlawpottery.com.

Local artist at Art and Antique Gallery

Melbourne Beach artist Barbara Milford grew up in Hamburg, Germany, and was always interested in impressionists and modern art.

Her inspiration to paint, however, came from her visits to the southwest United States, where she enjoyed the bright clear colors of the beautiful sunny countryside of Sedona. Ms. Milford became part of the Art Circle and showed her paintings in the Sedona Art Museum.

She has learned from some of the best, having taken workshops in pastels with Dough Dawson, Elsie Dresch and Marsha Savage.

She attended workshops from contemporary, Frits van Eeden and Anne Templeton to the impressionists William Schultz, Lois Griffel, Howard Carr and Charles Sovek.

Ms. Milford is a member of the Strawbridge Art League, Foosener Art Museum, Sedona Art Center, Toxaway Art League (N.C.) and the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Locally, however, she was a member of "Aid for the Art," the fundraising arm of what is known today as the FoosenerArt Museum. She served on the acquisition committee and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Her artwork has been shown at the Upfront Gallery, Eau Gallie Yacht Club, Sedona Art Museum, Public Library in Cocoa Beach, Alla Prima Styling Group and Lake Toxaway Country Club.

Art and Antique Gallery invites the pubic to view the outstanding work of Barbara Milford at an opening reception Friday, Feb. 7.

The reception will be at the Friday Art Walk, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Art and Antique Gallery, 1419 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

There will be free admission, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (321) 253-5553.

Bohemian Lair

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.

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.

'Drawing with Light:' Juried Photography Show

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 may email the show co-chair at mmphotoart@cfl.rr.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 Fifth Avenue Art Gallery was established in 1975. It is artist-owned and -operated.

The gallery is located in EGAD, the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.

The exhibit runs from Feb. 4 through March 3.

The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261.

Visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.

Harbor Heights Art Fest 2014

The Harbor Heights Community in Cape Canaveral is putting its neighborhood artists on display from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.

For one day, you will enjoy works from the neighborhood's best talent.

Come, see some of Harbor Heights best artists, displaying one-of-a-kind jewelry, wearable art, paintings and more.

Festival patrons and art collectors, alike, can meet and visit with their favorite artists - having the opportunity to view and purchase original art.

Come out to support your local community - your local artists at 356 Harbor Drive, Cape Canaveral.

From Central Boulevard, head east on W. Central Boulevard toward N. Atlantic Avenue, turn left onto N. Atlantic Avenue and take the second right onto Harbor Drive/Harbor Heights. Your destination will be on the left.

From George King Boulevard, head east on George King Boulevard toward N. Atlantic Avenue, take the fist right onto N. Atlantic Avenue, turn left onto Harbor Drive/Harbor Heights. Your destination will be on the left.

Strawbridge Art League annual show

The Strawbridge Art League really began in earnest when the Brevard Art Museum ceased conducting the annual Artists Forum Juried Exhibition after a run of 20 years.

The Space Coast arts community felt it so important, the very first judge of the new show "VISION" was none other than Bob Gabriel, the original director of the Brevard Art Museum.

"VISION" ran at the Henegar Center for the Arts for some 12 years.

Once again, the Strawbridge Art League, now located in a new prominent main street location, seeks to re-affirm this long-running community interest in the visual arts by engaging Frits van Eeden to be juror/judge. This European master has been artist in residence and teacher off and on at what has been named the Foosaner Art Museum since the 1980s.

"VISION," started and named by former art league President Bill McCoy (who furnished the logo for the show) is meant to be all encompassing in subject and medium. It is each artists "vision" - their view on art itself.

From landscapes and portraits to abstracts and experimental; from watercolors to sculpture to oils; to assemblage to photography or stained glass, this show is a major treat for any eye.

Tradition is also acknowledged in the primary sponsor for this show - Zies Widerman Malek. Philip Zies helped incorporate the Strawbridge Art League at its inception in 1996.

This year, for the first time, the Strawbridge Art League is working in unison with a gallery to place the show in a new location and spotlight.

The main exhibit will take place at the Art Gallery of Viera, www.artgalleryofviera.com, located at The Avenue, Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave., with an awards' opening scheduled for Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m.

Here is where the public will be able to see a European master's point of view of what art excels either in originality or technique (or both) - it will be Frits van Eeden's "vision" of the arts on the Space Coast. The public will be able to view the remainder of art entries at SAL's new location at 2011 Melbourne Court, with a separate opening during Friday Fest in Downtown Melbourne Feb. 14. Come to both, and form your own "vision."

For more information, visit www.artgalleryofviera.com or call (321) 504-4343.

Art show and afternoon tea

The "En Plein Air" Art Show will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, with all paintings exhibited in the related gardens for public viewing, beginning at 11 a.m., with judging at 1 p.m.

The event will take place at the Historic Pritchard House, 424 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.

Among the noted judges will be Gary Marchesano, artist and owner of Hang-Ups Art Gallery in Titusville, and Linda Krupp, artist and president of the Titusville Art League. Paintings that most represent each of the 15 Family History Gardens will be chosen by the judges.

The 15 winning paintings will be exhibited in the gardens March 15, first offered for sale to the families, who sponsored the prospective gardens. and then open for public purchase.

Winning paintings will be photographed and published in the Family History Gardens book in 2015.

All other paintings will be offered for sale during the show.

Some of the participating artists are: Muriel Jernigan, Dan Reeves, DiVoran Lites, Rosemary Daly, Linda Krupp, Beverly Osborne, Christine Velez Stone, Rosemary Merrill Gordon, Terry Cope, Bonita Ross, Peggy Gunnerson and Jan Hamilton.

Afternoon Tea on the Porch prepared by Chef Jolene Corbin, will be served at 2 p.m. for both the Feb. 15 and March 15 events at the Pritchard House.

Space is limited to 20 people, and advanced reservations are required for $25 per person, which includes house tour.

Contact Barb for tea reservations at (321) 268-5888.

'New Visions in Florida'

"New Visions in Florida," with Liu Nan and Nancy Baur Dillen, will be on display at the Gadsden Art Center in Quincy, Fla., through March 8 in the Sara May Love Gallery.

This exhibition introduces Florida's landscape from two different artist's perspectives.

The artists come from extremely different backgrounds, while their work showcases Florida's landscape in similar vibrant color and movement.

Nancy Baur Dillen is originally from Quincy. She retired from Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) in Melbourne, where she was a professor of art and program coordinator for 35 years. Since retirement, she has continued to concentrate on her painting.

Also a professor, Liu Nan teaches art at FAMU in Tallahassee, but is originally from China.

The Gadsden Arts Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located at 13 N. Madison St., in Quincy, Fla.

For more information, call the art center at (850) 875-4866 or visit http://www.gadsdenarts.org.

The upcoming production of 'The Full Monty'

"The Full Monty" is based on the motion picture released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, and was written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini and directed by Peter Cattaneo


Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their "Girls' Night Out," unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York, come up with a bold way to make some quick cash.

In the process, they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun.

As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties (over everything from being overweight to child custody, bigotry to being gay), they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in one another gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them.

The show will run March 21 through April 27 every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Visit www.mymct.org for more information.

The show will be directed by Peg Girard.

The Melbourne Civic Theatre, LeGallerie Plaza, is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.

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