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Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
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Posted: 2012 Jul 27 - 00:23

Viera Dance Conservatory hosting open houses

Viera Dance Conservatory is hosting open houses for its fall 2012 dance registrations Monday, July 30 from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 31 from 4-8 p.m.

The conservatory is located at 3280 Suntree Blvd., Suite 107, Melbourne.

Classes for ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop are scheduled to begin Aug. 20.

Viera Dance Conservatory offers professional dance instruction to various age and ability levels. Its objective is to instill a love of dance in the young and enhance the love of dance in the young at heart.

For more information about Viera Dance Conservatory, please call (321)652-9142.

EGAD seeking mural artists

The Eau Gallie Main Street Mural Subcommittee is seeking mural artists for future "outdoor gallery" projects.

Five murals have been completed, and five to seven more are planned within the next 15 months.

Interested mural artists should submit a professional resume, three references with names and contact information, the artist's website or Facebook page, three digital work examples (JPEG minimum 300 dpi - one must be outdoor at least 8-foot-by 10-foot). Please describe medium, year and size of each.

Deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Please submit the above information to info@eaugalliearts.com or mail to EGAD, P.O. 360564, Melbourne.

Casting notice: 'The Woman in Black'

For the opening show of the Henegar's 20th season, director Donald Westwood of Pompano Beach is holding auditions with a professional flair.

Anyone wishing to audition for the 2012-13 season opener should make an appointment. Appointments, which should be made by Aug. 1, will be scheduled in 15-minute increments for Aug. 11-12, with callbacks on Sunday, Aug. 12.

Rehearsals will be for three weeks: Saturday, Sept. 22 through Thursday, Oct. 11.

The performance schedule will consist of nine weekend performances: Oct. 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28.

Roles being cast are "Arthur Kipps," a semi-retired, middle-aged solicitor; drama coach/actor, an ambitious young actor, age 25-30; and the woman in black, a tall, slender, elegant woman, age about 35.

"The Woman in Black" is a ghost play adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from Susan Hill's 1983 novel of the same name and is the second longest running drama in the history of London's West End (after "The Mouse Trap"). The play has been on the London stage since 1989.

The Henegar Center for the Arts is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.

You may schedule an audition appointment by emailing kathy@henegar.org.

If you do not have access to the Internet, call the Henegar Center at (321) 723-8698, Ext. 202 to leave a message and someone will contact you with your time.

Gallery members bringing in outside artists

Member's Choice is the theme for July at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery.

Each member has chosen an artist outside of the gallery that has had an impact on their lives and their art.

A sample of that artist will be on display for the monthly show, along with a statement from the gallery member as to why they have chosen that artist.

Some of these artists are very well known, while others have not exhibited recently.

Work by the following artists will be on display: Barbara Desrosiers, Nancy Dillen, Mary Ekroos, Earl Evans, Doris Keck, Carol Luntz, Agnes Manganelli, Lisa Mistiuk, Aletha Rector, Loretta Schnitzius, Richard Stevens, Lois Stier, Frits Van Eeden and Charles Velek.

The show dates are through Sunday, July 29.

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, across the street from the Foosaner Museum of Art. The address is 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 259-8261 or visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.

'Advertised Paranoia' exhibit at the King Center

Brian Bo, founder of the Mini Prophets, is showcasing his collection of wall hangings in the Harris Gallery of the King Center for the Performing Arts.

This 12-piece show, called "Advertised Paranoia," is a series of mixed-media collages.

Open to interpretation, they are a study on the effects of advertisements.

The exhibit will run through Sept. 4, and can be viewed by ticketed patrons attending King Center main stage performances.

There will be a reception and public viewing, which will be announced at later date.

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

For more information, please contact Brian Bo at (321) 501-9005.

Platinum Coast Chorus

The Platinum Coast Chorus offers vocal training at all rehearsals for women ages 16 and older, while entertaining audiences of all types through Brevard County.

The chorus, a smaller ensemble or chapter quartets are available to perform for various functions, including luncheons, dinner parties, socials, weddings, singing telegrams, fundraisers and other community events.

For performance scheduling, contact Barb Tamaccio at (321) 259-8605.

Weekly rehearsals are Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Wuesthoff Hospice Administration Building, 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera.

For membership information, contact Kathy Ellis at (321) 259-0020 or visit www.platinumcoastchorus.com.

Creative card-making and gift-making class

Learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create quality cards and/or gifts - greeting cards, gifts and gift bags.

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

The class will be Monday, July 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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

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

Strawbridge Art League officers

New officers for the Strawbridge Art League are:

. Kathy McElhinney -


. Kelli Coats - vice

president of exhibits

. Mike Passariello - vice

president of programs

. Leala Dunn - treasurer

. Donn Spencer -

recording secretary

. John Mark McElhinney -


The Strawbridge Art League welcomes volunteers and new members.

For more information, call (321) 952-3070.

Brevard Young Performing Artists Competition

The Space Coast Pops Orchestra completed its 16th annual Brevard Young Performing Artists Competition recently with a luncheon serving the parents and friends of the competitors who performed in the competition.

Competing were eight pianists, three harpists, three violinists, (one also on viola), two vocalists, one marimba, one trumpet and one flute. Also attending were the board of directors of the POPS Orchestra.

Jody Greenwood, volunteer worker with the Pops, served as mistress of ceremonies.

The six finalists performed their selection of the composition they had performed before the judges the previous day.

Every one of the 19 contestants (one consisted of two brothers performing together on a four-handed composition) had appeared on Saturday before three professional musicians who served as judges of each performance.

Following their final performance, the winners were announced.

In first place was Jonathan Newman, age 16, who played the marimba and won $500.

In second place was Nathaline Germain, age 16, who played the piano and won $300.

In third place was Luca and Dante Valdivia, age 11 and 9, who played a four-handed selection on the piano and won $200.

Three honorable mention competitors won $100 each. They were: Rachel Ho, age 15, playing the viola; Jennah Moulton, age 16, playing the harp; and Clement Li, age 18, playing the violin.

For more information, call (321) 768-6289 or (321) 632-7445.

Surfside Players 2012-13 season

Surfside Players of Cocoa Beach has announced its 2012-13 season schedule. It is its 53rd season.

The Mainstage plays will be:

. Now through Aug. 12: "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," by Clark Gesner (musical)

. Sep. 14-30: "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940," by John Bishop (farce)

. Nov. 2-18: "La Cage Aux Folles," by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman (musical)

. Jan. 11-27, 2013: "Same Time, Next Year," by Bernard Slade (comedy-drama)

. Feb. 8-24, 2013: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," featuring the music of Neil Sedaka (musical)

. March 8-24, 2013: Love, Sex and the IRS, by William van Zandt and Jane Millmore (Farce)

The Second Stage plays will be:

. Oct. 19-27: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (film with shadow cast)

. April 10-19, 2013: "'Night, Mother," by Marsha Mason (drama)

The Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call the box office at (321) 783-3127 or visit www.surfsideplayers.com.

'Rescue Me' theme for August at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

"Rescue Me" is a members show that will bring awareness to animals in need of help.

It will be highlighting three organizations, the Friends of Viera Wetlands, Florida Wildlife Hospital and the Humane Society of South Brevard.

Members will have art works that represent endangered, threatened, protected or simply animals in need or of concern.

The opening reception will be 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

Visit with the artists as you peruse the artwork and enjoy light refreshments. The reception is free and open to the public. Afterwards continue your stroll down the street to enjoy dinner and other shops and galleries.

The show will run from Friday, Aug. 3, to Friday, Aug. 31.

For more information, call (321) 259-8261 or email judyedwards05@gmailcom.

Call for musicians

The Central Florida Winds and Central Florida Chamber Winds have announced a call for musicians.

Rehearsals begin again on Sunday, Aug. 5 for Central Florida Winds.

Openings exist for clarinet, trumpet and percussionists.

Information and applications are available online at www.cfwinds.org.

'How to Succeed in Business' at Henegar Center

Henegar Center for the Arts presents the Feller Theater Academy's production of the smash Broadway hit "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying." The program is produced through the educational arm of the Henegar Center.

More than 20 actors, singers and dancers are rehearsing under the direction of Maureen Fallon, with choreography by Debbie Crisafulli, vocal direction by John Kurowski and a live orchestra conducted by Robin Ryon.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" is from the authors of "Buys And Dolls" and is one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time.

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive.

Featuring well-loved songs such as "Coffee Break," "Brotherhood of Man," "Grand Old Ivy," "I Believe in You" and many more, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" is a rollicking romp for the whole family.

Performance dates are Aug. 10-19, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.

Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $13 for students with applicable handling fees.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.henegar.org or by calling the box office at (321) 723-8698.

Cuba unveiled in two books

Dawn Currie is proud to announce the release of two new books: "In Search of the Real Cuba: A Journey from East to West; From Ignorance to Insight" and "Faces of Cuba."

These books provide a glimpse of life in Cuba, where time stands still, yet takes its toll.

They are the fruits of a physically and mentally challenging two-week trek by the author / photographer that spans the island of Cuba from east to west.

Ms. Currie brought school and clinic supplies to impoverished areas and left enriched with memories to last a lifetime.

"In Search of the Real Cuba" includes more than 300 photos that will stir the mind and stories that touch the soul.

"Faces of Cuba" includes images of the resilient, creative, and generous Cuban people, where they work and live.

These works were made possible, in part, from the patrons who purchased her photographs during the solo exhibition and art sale at the Viera Government Center. The books are available online at blurb.com.

She is preparing for a solo exhibition at the Gallery of Hope in Vero Beach, that opens Oct. 3. Her images can also be viewed and purchased at curried.smugmug.com.

News from Space Coast Doll Artists

Art dolls created by Space Coast Doll Artists will be on display at the Cocoa Beach Public Library throughout the month of August.

Space Coast Doll Artists is an art doll club located in Melbourne, which meets on the fourth Thursday of every month.

The mission statement of Space Coast Doll Artists 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."

New members are always welcome, and the first meeting for prospective members is free.

For more information, contact the club at SpaceCoastDollArtists@yahoo.com or call club president Patty Briggs at (321) 956-0924.

'Once Upon a Time' art show take-In

The Strawbridge Art League has announced its next judged art show themed "Once Upon A Time."

This show will have a take-in on Monday, Aug. 13 from 1-4 p.m. and again in the evening from 6-9 p.m. upstairs at the gallery on the second floor of the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.

This event is open to the public, but you must become a member to join. Membership is good for one year and costs $60.

Awards will be based on the amount of entry fees collected. Minimum awards will be $50 to $100.

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