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Arts Notes - Beaches
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Posted: 2014 Mar 21 - 06:24

Drawing classes

Drawing classes, taught by Elizabeth Scholder, will be Wednesdays through April 16, in the Jane von Thron Room of the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

o Intro to Drawing: from 1-2:30 p.m.

o Drawing People: from 3-4:30 p.m. - classes may be taken separately or together)

These courses are an opportunity to appreciate drawing and portraiture and to develop your own language of expression within the medium.

You will be given a foundation of methods, techniques and rules of proportion upon which to build and an opportunity to learn from guided practice.

You will use pencil, charcoal, conte, pen and wash.

Cost for each set of classes is $48. Please register in advance; enrollment is limited.

For more information, call (321) 868-1104 or visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.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.

Peg Girard will direct the show.

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

'A Visual Legacy Captured'

Erika Masterson, photographic artist, will offer limited edition legacy portrait sessions on Saturday, March 22 at Erika's Studio, 1610 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne.

For every session booked, $25 will be donated to benefit Pregnancy Resources of Brevard.

Price is $125 and includes this special session and one 5x7.

Call (321) 626-1697 to reserve your appointment today. Space is limited, from 9-5 p.m.

Visit www.erikamasterson.com for more information.

Jewelry and designs at Fifth Avenue

Opening on April 1, the jewelry designs of Lois Mittleman will fill the front exhibit room of the Fifth Avenue Gallery.

Many of you are familiar with Lois' jewelry and may even own some of her designs. On April 1, you will be able to see the wide variety of the pieces she creates.

You will see new and unusual stones: black tourmaline, script stone, amethyst padre paraiso, argonite, pink sapphires, prehnite with epidote and ethiopian fuorite.

You will see new and current gemstone cuts, such as collar-style plates and natural rough-cut rubies, apatite and fluorite.

And, of course, lots of the regular stuff will be in the show - pearls, rubies, emeralds and sapphires, tanzanite and tourmalines, jasper, American turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty and Kingman mines, quartz, and even a few black diamonds.

Gemstones inspire Ms. Mittleman. When beginning a new piece of jewelry, the gemstone rules. Her designs are based on the beauty, color and shape of the stones and that theme is evident in the majority of her work.

During the second Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m. event, Lois will be talking about "What I know (and don't know) about Gemstones."

You will have a chance to see and touch gemstones you know and those you have never heard of.

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the premier member gallery in Brevard County, was established in 1975. It is artist-owned and -operated. The gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum on Highland Avenue.

The exhibit runs from April 1-26, with the opening reception First Friday Event on April 4, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261. Visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook for more information.

For more information, call (321) 259-8261.

New artists at the gallery

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery welcomes two new artists into the gallery: Barbara Desrosiers and Phyllis Shipley.

Ms. Desrosiers' aim is to make visible invisible influences. Her aim is to create work that defies time as linear and suggests that it is all one, ancient and modern technology, walking hand-in-hand. She incorporates her digital art with encaustic, combining one of the oldest forms of art with one of the newest. She also currently paints in pure encaustic, creating images, which are reflective of sacred geometry.

Ms. Shipley states that she has been involved in the arts throughout her life, first in music then in painting. She married and raised two sons, while teaching music. She was in the business world for many years, then found painting. Painting became a driving force. She opened a gallery, participated in juried art shows, extending her studies in the United States, Central America and Europe, painting her "inner vision" paintings. Painting, for her, is an expression of emotions.

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery was established in 1975. It is artist-owned and -operated. The gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, on Highland Avenue, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.

Gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261.

Visit the gallery online at www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.

Local artist wins award

Artist, Nancy Dillen recently won an Honorable Mention Award in the 2014 American Salon of Fine Art Competition.

The American Salon of Fine Arts and its sponsor, The Artrepreneur, officially announced the award winners on its website at http://americansalonfinearts.artist.com/.

The competition was created to showcase the finest international artists and introduce them to the world stage.

This year's 2014 American Salon of Fine Art Competition features 227 artists from 18 different countries.

You may see all entries to the competition by going to the "Artists Submissions" page. Artist's work is listed alphabetically by first name.

For more information about any of the artists from this year's competition, contact its sponsor, The Artrepreneur, by phone at (480) 833-8094 or by email at contact@artist.com.

Member artists in juried show

The Art Gallery of Viera has announced that six of its member artists were accepted into the Strawbridge Art League's annual juried show, Vision 2014.

Congratulations to Helen Wheatley, Beverly Morgan, Pam Webb, Betsy Bohmer, Laura Kucharyson and Linda Krupp.

Out of the six accepted, two won awards.

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

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

'In Citeful Clay'

"In Citeful Clay" at the Foosaner Art Museum offers an overview of an emerging movement in contemporary ceramics, dedicated to social commentary.

The exhibition will run through March 26 and will feature works in stoneware, earthenware and porcelain.

The museum is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

For more information, visit www.foosanerartmuseum.org.

Free motion machine quilting class

Create truly artistic quilts by learning free motion quilting 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 29.

This class will teach you the basic skills to make your machine quilting successful, artistic and fun. Sewing machine, with a free motion or darning foot, is required.

Cost is $25. An optional kit is available for $10, or you can bring your own supplies.

To register, contact Dij Pacarro at quilterdij@earthlink.net or (321) 806-5550.

Class size is limited, so register early. Payment is required at time of registration.

The class will be at the Art Gallery of Viera, in The Avenue Shopping Center, 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

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

Art in the Forest

The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville will present a free art show that will feature local artists, fine art available for purchase, a mixed media of nature interpretations, artist demonstrations, people's choice judging, raffles and a bake sale.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville.

For more information, call (321) 268-5888.

Sacred Symbols Art Show

For one night only, two artists from the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Melbourne, Judy Edwards and Barbara Desrosiers, will be exhibiting a series of paintings, on "Sacred Geometry and Symbols," at Aquarian Dreams, in Indialantic on March 29, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Symbols have an ancient and honored history.

While many of these symbols have lost their translation in history's dust, they have not lost their power. They continue to fascinate and inform the inquisitive mind and lead artists to create work based on their mystery.

Ms. Edwards and Ms. Desrosiers recently discovered that they were both working within the similar theme. In this realization, they recognized the power of combined work.

While they work separately in their studios, the meeting of the images can only create more webs of meaning and layers of conversation between the works.

According to Plutarch, "Plato said God geometrizes continually." We hope to emulate that continuous geometrization process in our artist's work and thought.

The paintings and drawings will be for sale the evening of the show and then will continue on to the Palm Bay Library for the month of April.

Aquarian Dreams is at 414 N. Miramar Ave., Indialantic.

For more information, call (321) 729-9495 or (321) 259-8261.

Surfside's 2014-15 Season

Surfside Players in Cocoa Beach has announced its 2014-15 season.

o LEND ME A TENOR: This is a farce by Ken Ludwig. It is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.

o WAIT UNTIL DARK: This is a thriller by Frederick Knott. It is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

o A CHRISTMAS STORY, This is a comedy, based on the film written by Jean Shepherd. It is presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

o GUYS AND DOLLS: This is a musical by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

o BILOXI BLUES: This is a comedy-drama by Neil Simon. It is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.

o PAINT YOUR WAGON: This is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. It is presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark.

o Plus performances by The Surfside Youth Players, The Fearless Improv Brigade, the playwrights workshop and more.

Contact Jeanne Prichard at jeanne_obr@yahoo.com to inquire about production staff positions.

Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call (321) 783-3127, visit www.surfsideplayers.com, Facebook Group: Surfside Players or Twitter: @SurfsidePlayers.

Solo exhibit in Palm Bay

Deb Pettigrew, pastel painter and teacher, is presenting a solo exhibit during March.

Deb Pettigrew is a passionate pastel painter using representational and abstract styles.

Inspired by a lifelong love for nature, she expresses her interpretations in both styles depending on the subject matter.

About 25 pieces of her work will be on display through March, at the Palm Bay Public Library, 1520 Port Malabar Blvd. N.E., Palm Bay. Deb's paintings can be seen during normal library hours.

Deb Pettigrew earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of Fine Arts & Design at the University of Central Oklahoma, and worked as a graphic artist and advertising agency art director in her early professional career.

She is a member of the Art Gallery of Viera, the Brevard Cultural Alliance, the Strawbridge Art League and the Central Brevard Art Association.

She is available for portraits and pet portraits and can be contacted at dpettigrew@cfl.rr.com.

EGAD in Bloom

The Eau Gallie Art's District will explode with color the weekend of March 29-30, during the Second Annual EGAD in Bloom Flower and Garden Festival at the Eau Gallie Civic Center and Highland Avenue in Melbourne.

Gardening to flowers, jazz and food and speakers on subjects, from "Butterfly Gardening" to "Why Bats are good for your Garden," will fill the weekend in The Eau Gallie Art's District.

Come talk to a certified arborist about the right tree for your yard. Artists will display everything, from paintings to quilts to jewelry that depicts flowers.

The event will be Saturday March 29 and Sunday March 30 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Flower and Garden related vendors will offer for sale succulents, orchids, annuals, tropical fruit trees, flowering trees and more along Highland Avenue, north of Eau Gallie Boulevard.

The Foosaner Art Museum will be open for a free exhibit of art by Langdon Kihn: An American Story, who is known for portraits of Native Americans, with accompanying master floral art. Free flower and garden-related demonstrations will take place in the Eau Gallie Civic Center, and artists will be painting along Highland Avenue completing floral paintings. Stroll further down Highland Avenue and see the display of petunias, the official Eau Gallie Flower since 1932.

On Sunday, March 30, a Champagne Jazz Brunch will be from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Eau Gallie Civic Center. The brunch will feature hands-on demonstrations by local master floral designer Link Johnsten of Eau Gallie Florist and artist Heather Evert. Table setting vignettes will be created by local Brevard artists and hostesses. Tickets are $50 per person, and sponsor tickets will be $100 per person.

A silent auction will be on display at the Eau Gallie Civic Center on March 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This event is a fundraiser for EGAD, whose mission is to promote the arts, historic preservation and the economic revitalization of the old Eau Gallie downtown area.

Sponsorships are available for EGAD in Bloom.

For information about EGAD in Bloom, sponsorships or to purchase brunch tickets, contact Vicky Dorman at (321) 574-2737 or email info@eaugalliearts.com.

Artist at the library

John Cielukowski will be the featured artist at the Cocoa Beach Public Library for the months for March and April.

New works will feature amusement park memorabilia, farm animals and industrial landscapes.

He is an active member of the Central Brevard Art Association.

The Cocoa Beach Public Library is at 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/JohnCielukowski.

Art in the Forest community art show

The Friends of the Enchanted Forest, Inc. will present "Art in the Forest" at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is a free art show, featuring local artists

Fine art will be available for purchase. There will be a mixed media of nature interpretations, indoor and outdoor displays, artist demonstrations, en plein air painting, people's choice judging, raffles, bake sale presented by Jolene Corbin and no admission fee.

The sanctuary is at 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville.

Call Barb Hoelscher at (321) 268-5888 or email bhoelscher@cfl.rr.com for more information.

'Clay Fantasy' at the King Center

The unique clay sculptures of Suzanne Frank will adorn the Harris Corporation Art Gallery through March 30, as she presents "Clay Fantasy" at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts.

This exhibit may be viewed by ticketed patrons attending King Center main stage performances.

Ms. Frank or an artist representative will be in attendance at each main stage event during the exhibit and delighted to personally guide you through her art.

Suzanne Frank is also the owner of Parisien Gallery, located at 12 Stone St., Cocoa Village.

She specializes in clay sculpting, tropical themed masks, torsos, bowls and more.

Each art piece is unique and never repeated.

Ms. Frank will also have a sample of her life size body casting for viewing.

The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

For more information, visit www.parisiensculptures.com or call (321) 254-3398.

Fun with fabric for adults

o Fabric Critter Collage: Thursday, April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Have fun, as you learn to use fabrics, color and design to create a whimsical animal portrait. No sewing machine required.

Cost is $25, plus supplies.

Optional kit includes everything you need for $10.

o Fabric Collage - Free Form Cityscape: Saturday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Using fabric scraps, create a small wall hanging, depicting a city scene of your choice, based on a photo or an imaginary scene. No sewing machine required.

Cost is $25, plus supplies.

To register, contact Dij Pacarro at quilterdij@earthlink.net or (321) 806-5550.

Class size is limited, so register early. Payment is required at time of registration.

Art Gallery of Viera is in The Avenue Shopping Center, 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

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

'Tying the Knot'

A global wedding costume and ritual will be on view at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, now through April 16.

"Tying the Knot" will showcase the customs, textiles and fashion associated with marriage around the world.

The exhibit is accompanied by a full-color catalog, that features gowns form the late 19th Century to contemporary designs.

The center is on the Florida Tech campus, 150 W. University Blvd., in Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 674-8313.

Acting classes for kids of all ages

The Mashed Potato Players professional Children's Theatre Touring Company will present acting and video production classes for kids of all ages at The Knowledge Exchange in Palm Bay throughout April.

Courses last five weeks and include Movie Making, Acting On Camera and TV Talk Show.

Contact The Knowledge Exchange for more information or email mashedpotatoplayers@hotmail.com.

Pre-registration will be held Saturday, April 5, or register online at www.TKE4ME.com.

Classes are:

Monday, April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 4-7 p.m.

Friday, April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Knowledge Exchange is at 5151 Babcock St. N.E., Palm Bay.

For more information, call (321) 473-8998.

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