Art with a message
The Art Gallery of Viera invites you to join in for the opening reception of the latest art show, "Something to Talk About...art with a message" on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 6-9 p.m.
This promises to be a fascinating show, giving local artists a chance to speak their minds through their art. Come see what they have to say!
While you are there, be sure to take advantage of the chance to become part of a unique, live digital photography creation!
The gallery's creative director and digital artist, Jerry Hanzl, will create an interactive collage of this event, as it unfolds.
Gallery guests will be invited to be photographed and become part of this exciting real-time piece of art. The final image, which will be available for purchase, will be seen on the Art Gallery of Viera website the next morning.
Come meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments and become a part of Art Gallery of Viera's Digital Art Happening.
The gallery is located at The Avenue in Viera.
For more information, visit the website at www.artgalleryofviera.com or call the gallery at (321) 504-4343.
Quilting, doodling, design classes at Art Gallery of Viera
. Create truly artistic quilts by learning free motion quilting Saturdays, Sept. 8 and 22, 10 a.m. to noon at the Art Gallery of Viera.
These classes teach the basic skills to make machine quilting successful, artistic and fun.
A sewing machine with a free motion or darning foot is required.
Cost is $20 per class. An optional kit is available for each class, or you can bring your own supplies.
. Free Motion Doodling class is Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to noon at the gallery.
Learn how to achieve the correct tension, how to move the fabric and play with easy designs.
Cost is $20. An optional kit includes all but thread for $10 more.
. Quilt your Fabric Design class is Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to noon at the gallery.
Using a large print fabric or panel, you'll learn to follow the motif for very creative quilting.
Cost is $20. (Optional kit includes everything, including thread for $15.)
To register for any or all of the classes, contact Dij Pacarro at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 806-5550.
Class size is limited, so register early. Payment is required at time of registration.
The Art Gallery of Viera is at its new location is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Viera.
For more information, call (321) 504-4343 or visit www.artgalleryofviera.com.
Would you like to direct a play?
Due to circumstances, Surfside Players is seeking a new director for the 11th annual production of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The musical tribute to sci-fi and horror B-movies will be screened, with shadow cast, on Oct. 19-27, Friday and Saturday for two weekends.
Contact the Season Planning Committee Chairperson Robin Pena at email@example.com.
Include a theatrical resume if you have not directed at Surfside within the past three seasons
An informal interview may be scheduled shortly afterward to discuss specific production aspects and schedule.
A decision will be made by Thursday, Sept. 13.
Surfside is located at 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.
For more information about this and other events, visit www.surfsideplayers.com or call the box office at (321) 783-3127.
What is the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble?
The Brevard Theatrical Ensemble's storytellers search all year for stories about Florida's historical past.
The events and people involved with the states long history is exciting, funny and sometimes sad, but always entertaining.
For, not only is the state surrounded by water that is enjoyed by tourists, but it has nurtured and produced some of the worlds great events.
The nonprofit ensemble uses these historical facts to bring a frozen moment in time back, so that you can share the common ground on which we all walk.
This year's production starts in the world of 1513 and continues with events and people who assisted in developing the state:
. Ponce de Leon: 1513,
Fountain of Youth)
. Osceola: 1838, (his
. Dr. John Gorrie: 1842,
be thankful to him for
every glass of cold water
. Henry Flager: at 53,
when most are thinking of
retirement, he began
opening the East Coast
. St. Augustine: not only
the oldest city in America,
but it holds many ghost
. Carl Fisher: his dreams
built Miami Beach with
his faithful elephant
These are just a few of the stories told by master tellers in costumes of the time and live music to enhance the evening performances.
For more information about the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 676-0697.
'Long Ago in a Place Called Vietnam'
The King Center for the Performing Arts has a new exhibit in its Harris Corporation Art Gallery.
Award-winning photographer James Lowell will be showcasing his collection of black-and-white photography in the Harris Gallery of the King Center for the Performing Arts.
This exhibit, "Long Ago in a Place Called Vietnam" shows some of the faces of those who went about their daily lives in a war zone in 1965-66.
Second Lt. James Lowell was 22 when he was assigned as leader of an Army photographic team, based out of what was then called the city of Saigon.
When off duty, he and his camera captured the faces of a changing world, the images of those people who were involved in their day-to-day activities in the streets, market places and military installations in and near this rapidly transforming city.
The exhibit will run through Oct. 1 and can be viewed by ticketed patrons attending King Center main stage performances.
The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
For more information, call James Lowell at (904) 519-9430.
'Second Saturdays' at the gallery
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery invites you to the "Second Saturday Demonstration" at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m.
"Artistic Musings in Painting, Sculpture and Jewelery" is the topic.
Join Marg Kuhl, an award-winning Melbourne artist, as she describes and even demonstrates how thoughts and ideas grab her imagination and translate themselves into pieces of fine art.
Even her wearable art designs are spin-offs from higher order works!
She will be bringing examples and will offer the audience with an opportunity for her to create something right on the spot.
Seating is limited, so arrive early.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is at 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 259-8261.
Surfside Players announces open auditions
Open auditions to the Broadway musical "La Cage Aux Folles" will be Sunday and Monday, Sept. 16-17, at 7 p.m. at the Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.
There are leading roles for seven men and three women of varying ages, plus as many as 12 men and women as "Les Cagelles."
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for dancing.
Applicants will be learning brief song and dance excerpts from the musical.
Rehearsals are typically weekday evenings; tech week begins Sunday Oct. 28; and performances are Fridays through Sundays Nov. 2-18.
Based on the 1973 play by Jean Poiret (which also inspired the Robin Williams / Nathan Lane movie "The Birdcage"), with book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.
Transvestite nightclub owners and performers "Georges" and "Albin," two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when "Georges'" son (from a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician.
"Georges" reluctantly agrees to masquerade as "normal" when he meets the family of the bride-to-be, but "Albin" has other plans.
The production contains adult themes. It is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
For more information, visit www.surfsideplayers.com or call (321) 783-3127.
Art show at Stonefire Art Studios and Gallery
The Stonefire Art Studios and Gallery is hosting its monthly Table Top Arts & Craft Show Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stonefire Art Studio, 2500 S. Washington Ave, Titusville.
Fee per table is $15, plus tax. All art work must be original.
The art show is a venue for local artists to show and sell their wares, and the proceeds of the fee will pay for art classes for underprivileged children.
Please register to reserve your spot by calling Kathy at (321) 225-2145 or email email@example.com.
Call for art and reception
Art Gallery of Viera has announced its inaugural national juried art show to be held Oct. 12 through Nov. 3.
The competition is open to all artists. Originals only are being accepted, and the work submitted must not have previously been displayed in the gallery.
Interested artists may apply at www.artgalleryofviera.com/brushwithsuccess.htm.
The gallery would like to express gratitude to Waste Pro for sponsoring the judging by Tom Jones (www.TomJonesArtist.com). Thanks also to Country Cookin' Diner and Art Gallery Cards with Ree Nathan for sponsoring "Shapes of Sound," a jazz duo with Matt Heister and Daniel Jordan, who will be performing at the reception.
Many thanks to our prize sponsors: the Gold Award of $500 sponsored by The Viera Company and PNC Bank; the Silver Award of $300 sponsored by Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant; and the $200 Bronze Award sponsored by Viera Reality, Studio 3 Framing and Ridley's Custom Frames & Art.
Merit Awards are sponsored by Pizza Gallery and Grill, Viera Pizza, Mimi's Café, Cracker Barrel and Uno's Chicago Grill restaurant.
Mark your calendars for the opening reception on Oct. 13, 6-9 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Viera at The Avenue.
This promises to be an incredible display of fine art and a wonderful opportunity to meet many of the artists.
The gallery, located between Coldwater Creek and Yankee Candle, currently features the work of 27 local professional artists and holds classes in its Art Education Center for children and adults.
For more information, visit www.artgalleryofviera.com or call the gallery at (321) 504-4343.
Editor's note: Hometown News is always looking for arts-related activities and events in the North Brevard area. Please send your art information or events at least 10 days in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.