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Arts notes - Melbourne
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Posted: 2012 Nov 08 - 23:25

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 derek@derekgores.com.

Barbershop Harmony Society

The Greater Canaveral Chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society invites all men who like to sing to join them as they prepare to present a program of holiday music at several venues throughout the month of December.

The program will include such holiday favorites as "Silent Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Away in a Manger" and "Jingle Bells."

Rehearsals are from 7-8:15 p.m. every Tuesday in the Choral Room in the Fine Arts Building (No. 4) on the Cocoa Campus of Brevard Community College, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa.

For more information, call Arlan Ropp at (321) 636-0900.

Fifth Avenue Holiday Craft Show

The Holiday Craft Show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, funning 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.

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 brittany.arroyo@brevardparks.com.




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