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Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
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Posted: 2012 Sep 21 - 00:22

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.

Classes at Art Gallery of Viera

Free motion quilting and fabric design are being offered at the Art Gallery of Viera. The classes are:

. Create truly artistic quilts by learning free motion quilting Saturdays, Sept. 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.

. 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 quilterdij@earthlink.net 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.

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.

Classes have started at Dussich Dance Studio

It's not too late to come in for classes at Dussich Dance Studio.

There is something for every age and every level.

Whether you are 2 or 90, there is a class for you: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, lyrical, acrobatics, clogging, preschool, combo, parent-child, pre hip hop , social dance, Zumba, adult classes, competition class, partnering classes to learn lifts, boys and men's class and more.

For more information, contact Dussich Dance Studio at (321) 452-2046 or visit www.Dussichdancestudio.com.

Doll-making comes alive at Art & Antique Studio & Gallery

Space Coast Doll Artists brings to Art and Antique Studio during September a show of creativity and style in the art of doll making.

This evolving soft sculpture doll club began in 2005, with doll maker, Dolores Cox.

The group changed its focus from primarily a hobby of making cloth dolls, to an art doll group challenging each other to make more dolls inspired by great artists' works.

They have outgrown three locations to accommodate the sewing machines, classroom space and materials to further the doll making.

The club now meets every fourth Thursday of the month (except December) at the West Melbourne Library.

At the monthly meetings, there is usually a short mini-lesson on perspective, color, focus, design, etc.

There is a challenge every three months, and usually one of the members teaches a new project, method or new material. The club brings in nationally-recognized instructors for two-day workshops.

The club has displayed works at local libraries and quilt shows throughout Melbourne.

The club welcomes beginners to advanced members with all pitching in to help and guide one another.

The fee is $20 per year, and members in good standing receive discounted prices on classes.

The Art & Antique Studio & Gallery is at 1419 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

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

'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.

Dance Arts Centre at the Henegar for the Arts

Dance Arts Centre is offering quality dance education in Ballet I, Jazz I, Creative Movement (Ages 3-4) and Combo (ages 4-5) at the Henegar Centre for the Arts, 525 E. New Haven, Melbourne.

Ballet I is Wednesdays from 4-4:45 p.m. Jazz I is Wednesdays from 4:45-5:30 p.m. Creative Movement is Tuesdays from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Combo is Tuesdays from 4:15-5 p.m.

Cost is $50 monthly for 3/4 hours weekly and $70 monthly for 1.5 hours weekly.

For more information, email sarah@danceac.com or visit danceac.org.

Opening reception of 'Something Fishy'

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery invites you to join in for the opening of the award-winning artist, Lori Pitten Jenkins solo exhibition "Something Fishy" 5:30-8 p.m. Friday Oct. 5.

Ms. Pitten Jenkins is a Brevard County native and grew up around the water. She recently won the Best of Show in Watercolor at the Melbourne Art Festival.

She is known for her whimsical, bold, bright and detailed watercolor paintings relating to fishing, seafood and boating. She has a very pleasant, unique point of view in her paintings that delight viewers.

Visit with the artists, as you peruse the artwork and enjoy light refreshments.

The reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibit runs Oct. 2-28.

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is at 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

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




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