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Arts notes - Melbourne
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Posted: 2012 Nov 23 - 06:26

Holiday craft show is ongoing

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.

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.

Sing barbershop harmony

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.

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.

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.

Local artist wins award

Lori Pitten Jenkins took one of the top awards at Halifax Art Festival in Daytona Beach recently.

Her watercolor painting "Black, White, & Read All Over" was given the $1,000 award of distinction.

She is a member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne.

The gallery is at 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

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




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