Derek Gores' 'Collage Europe!'
Derek Gores' first solo exhibit in Brevard since 2010 is at EGAD! Art Lab, 1405 Highland Ave, Melbourne.
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."
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.
The work will be on display through November.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fifth Avenue Holiday Craft Show
The Holiday Craft Show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, now through Monday, Dec. 31, has added more handmade, one-of-a-kind crafts, both functional and for decoration.
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.
'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. 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 card and gift-making workshop 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 email@example.com.
Art at the Foosaner
Exhibitions running through Jan. 6 are:
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. Talismans/D.X. Ross:
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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.
Join art journaling class
The Cocoa Beach Public Library presents art journaling in the Jane von Thron Room at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 and 27 at 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.
This technique consists of non-dominant hand scribble, followed by using the dominant hand to color in areas, using simple designs and/or words to express one's inner self.
Instructor Joan Throm is a doctoral student in pastoral counseling and a spiritual director.
Cost is $5, which covers materials and supplies.
For more information, call (321) 868-1104 or visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org.
Theater classes offered
Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is offering theater classes at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.
One class will be held either Monday from noon to 1 p.m. or Wednesday from 1-2 p.m.
A second class will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The cost is $5 per child, per class. The recommended age for the class is 10 to15.
Classes will focus on developing acting skills and encouraging creativity and growth. Students will learn the ins-and-outs of acting terminology, rehearsals, auditions and more.
All activities are conducted and supervised by Brevard County Parks and Recreation staff.
For more information or to register for a class, call the Viera Regional Community Center at (321) 433-4891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get handmade artwork for the holidays
Friday, Nov. 16, is the Art Harvest opening exhibit at The Downtown Gallery in Titusville.
The featured artists will be Terrence Cope and 14 other artists will be on-hand, selling their handmade artwork for the holidays.
This free event is from 6-9 p.m. at The Downtown Gallery, 335 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.
Pottery, watercolors, jewelry, oils, photography, aluminum and more will be featured, with select wine, harvest-themed hors d' oeuvres and live music by folk rock acoustic duo Diane Martin-Karelovich and Steve Rinker.
For more information, call (321) 268-0122.