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Arts notes - Beaches
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Posted: 2012 Nov 02 - 00:29

Derek Gores' 'Collage Europe!'

Friday, Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m. is opening night of Derek Gores' first solo exhibit in Brevard since 2010.

Expect large format collage work, created by recycling magazines, maps, menus, notes and other elements gathered on his European trip.

Backers of Mr. Gores' project on Indiegogo.com funded the trip, achieving three objectives: Mr. Gores held a free collage workshop for young artists at Stockton Sixth Form College in Stockton-on-Tees, UK. He introduced his collage works to galleries in Paris and the UK, and Mr. Gores created this new body of work inspired by the trip.

Mr. Gores says to expect his particular take on the people, places and things experienced from the view inside and outside his "briefly European head."

There will be a spot in the gallery set up for guests to make their own mini collage.

Also in the lab will be the photography of UK photographer Helen Davies in her USA debut, and collage works by Derek's workshop students from Stockton Sixth Form College, UK. Ms. Davies will be at the opening, as well.

Derek Gores' "Collage Europe!" Art Exhibition will be held at EGAD! Art Lab, 1405 Highland Ave, Melbourne.

The work will be on display for one month.

EGAD Art Lab hours are typically Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

For more information, call (321) 258-2119 or visit derek@derekgores.com.

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 are 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

plight)

. Dr. John Gorrie: 1842,

be thankful to him for

every glass of cold water

you drink)

. 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

stories

. 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 ladygailbte@earthlink.net or call (321) 676-0697.

Art class at Satellite Beach

The Satellite Beach Recreation Department will host a watercolor class 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, Nov. 6 through Dec. 31.

This class is open for any medium, but is designed for the artist, who already has a good working knowledge in their medium of choice.

Critiques will be given in all mediums, including help with composition. Demos will be given in watercolor.

Students are responsible for bringing their own art supplies. A supply list is available at the Art & Antique Studio in Melbourne.

The classes will be at the Pelican Beach Clubhouse, 1495 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach.

Cost is $36, paid to the instructor at the first session.

For more information and to sign up, contact the instructor, Therese Ferguson, at (321) 749-6962.

Fifth Avenue Holiday Craft Show

The Holiday Craft Show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, running now through Monday, Dec. 31, has added more handmade, one-of-a-kind crafts, both functional and decorative, from the country's best artisans.

There will be blown glass, handmade dolls and books, pottery, unique Christmas ornaments, jewelry and more. It is a place to get all your holiday shopping done, with unique gifts to please the pickiest person, in all price ranges.

For 30 years, the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne, has been known for the best in hand crafted gifts for friends and family.

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

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:

. 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

Millmore (Farce)

The Second Stage plays will be:

. 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.

Central Florida Chamber Winds concert

Principal players of Central Florida Winds gather to perform chamber music by Schubert, Paganini and Haydn.

In its 12th year, this group, under the direction of conductor Richard Sabino, will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4.

This is a free program and will be held at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

For more information, visit www.cfl.rr.com or call (321) 223-6688.

'Creative Cards and Gift-Making' classes

Bring a friend and learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create quality cards and/or gifts. We create greeting cards, gifts, and gift bags.

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

Classes will be 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

Also in November will be a Christmas cards and gift-making Saturday, Nov. 10.

For more information, call (321) 504-4343.

Advance reservations are needed and may be placed by contacting Ree at (321) 773-0095, (321) 961-2350 or at reenathan@bellsouth.net.

Art at the Foosaner

Exhibitions running through Jan. 6 are:

. Ernst Oppler: the

comprehensive works of a

German impressionist,

1867-1929

. Talismans/D.X. Ross:

intricate metalwork,

juxtaposed with precious

and semiprecious stones.

The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 674-8916 or visit www.foosanerartmuseum.org.

Auditions for romantic comedy-drama

Auditions for "Same Time, Next Year" will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday, Nov. 12, at Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.

This comedy was adapted into a 1978 film, starring Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda.

The plot of the play is about two people, married to others, who rendezvous once a year for 25 years.

Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers, who discuss the births, deaths, marital problems, and social changes affecting their lives and develop an emotional intimacy deeper than what one would expect between two people meeting for a clandestine relationship just once a year.

The performance dates are Jan. 11-27.

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




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