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Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
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Posted: 2012 Nov 16 - 06:24

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.

A collage of Europe is a solo exhibition

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.

Holiday craft show going on now

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.

Mixed media artist showcases at beachside town

Prize-winning mixed media artist Siri Lynn German exhibits her 3-D, pen and ink and framed shell art through Saturday, Dec. 22, in the front lobby showcase of Melbourne Beach Public Library, 324 Ocean Ave., Melbourne Beach.

Library hours are:  Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed Sundays.

The artwork is for sale through the artist.

Do holiday shopping here for an interesting array of one-of-a-kind gifts!

For more information, call (321) 255-1890.

Make cards and gifts

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. 19 and 26 at the Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

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.

Audition for a play at the civic theatre

Auditions for 'On Golden Pond' will be Sunday and Monday, Nov. 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. at the Melbourne Civic Theater, LeGallerie Plaza, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.

The plot focuses on aging couple 'Ethel and Norman Thayer,' who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond.

During the year, the story takes place; daughter, 'Chelsea,' with her fiancé and his son in tow, visits them. The play explores the often-turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

Peg Girard will direct the event.

The show will run for 18 performances Jan. 18 through Feb. 24.

Rehearsals will begin immediately.

For more information, call the Melbourne Civic Theatre at (321) 723-6935.

Art at the museum

Exhibitions running through Jan. 6 are:

' Ernst Oppler: the

comprehensive works of a

German impressionist,


' 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.

Potters' workshop scheduled

Indian River Potters' Guild has announced a one-day workshop by Bill Griffith on Monday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mr. Griffith will demonstrate and discuss his slab building techniques as he constructs pottery forms, such as pouring pots, tumblers and vases.

Along with these demonstrations, a PowerPoint presentation will trace his travels and how they have inspired and influenced his ceramic architectural forms.

There will be time for questions and discussion.

The cost of the workshop, which includes lunch, is $60. For studio members and current students, the cost is $55. Registration in advance is required to make proper lunch arrangements.

Register by sending payment in full to IRPG, 1542 Guava Ave., Melbourne, FL, 32935.

Mr. Griffith is a ceramic artist and program director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee.

For more information, call (321) 610-7802 or email vkaras@cfl.rr.com.

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.

Join art journaling class

The Cocoa Beach Public Library presents art journaling in the Jane von Thron Room at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 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.

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