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Arts notes - north Brevard
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Posted: 2012 Sep 14 - 00:24

'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.

'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940'

This mystery play by John Bishop features murder, a house with sliding panels and secret passageways and a German maid who seems to be four different people.

"Murders" will show at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 14-30, at the Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.

The mystery is solved "in the nick of time," while the audience is treated to a "sidesplitting good time" and the author's irreverent wit.

Cost is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and active military and $13 for students.

Call (321) 783-3127 for reservations.

The box office has a live operator from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. At other times of day, please leave name and callback number on voicemail.

Bob Ross painting classes offered at Kiwanis Island Park

Certified instructor Barry Traxler will offer Bob Ross painting classes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Kiwanis Island Park, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island.

The late Bob Ross was host of the public television series "The Joy of Painting," which ran from 1983 to 1995 and still appears in reruns in many broadcast areas.

During each half-hour segment, Mr. Ross would instruct viewers in the art of oil painting using a quick-study oil painting technique that kept colors to a minimum and broke paintings down into simple steps that anyone could follow.

The cost for the class is $50 and includes all materials. The Bob Ross wet-on-wet technique allows students to leave every class with a complete, ready-to-frame painting.

Seating is limited. Contact Kiwanis Island Park at (321) 455-1380 to reserve space.

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.

Gallery celebrates 10 years

Join The Downtown Gallery as it celebrates 10 years of bringing art, atmosphere and culture to Brevard County.

See newly expanded showrooms, meet-and-greet with artists, see the new collections on display.

There will be live music by Indian River Blend and a live pottery demonstration by Linda Sanborn.

Specialty wines and hors d' oeuvres will be served.

This free event will take place, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at the Downtown Gallery - Fine Art Gallery & Custom Framing, 335 S. Washington Ave., in downtown Titusville.

For more information, call (321) 268-0122 or visit facebook/downtowngallery Titusville.

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 ninaki2000@yahoo.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.

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.

Painting classes offered at Riverwalk Nature Center

Certified instructor Barry Traxler will offer Bob Ross painting classes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Riverwalk Nature Center, located at Riverwalk: A Family Park, 5355 U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge.

The late Bob Ross was host of the public television series "The Joy of Painting," which ran from 1983 to 1995 and still appears in reruns in many broadcast areas.

During each half-hour segment, Mr. Ross would instruct viewers in the art of oil painting using a quick-study oil painting technique that kept colors to a minimum and broke paintings down into simple steps that anyone could follow.

The cost for the class is $50 and includes all materials. The Bob Ross wet-on-wet technique allows students to leave every class with a complete, ready-to-frame painting.

Seating is limited. Contact Riverwalk Nature Center at (321) 433-4490 or email riverwalk@brevardparks.com to reserve space.

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 brevnews@hometownnewsol.com.




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