August 1, 2005 Volume 1 Issue 6



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M.C. Escher: Rhythm of Illusion
: Orlando Museum of Art
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Bay Street Players - Blood Brothers
: State Theatre, Eustis
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: Mount Dora Center for the Arts
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Moby Dick! The Musical
: SMT’s DBCC Theater Center
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Dutch Painting: Time and Transformation in 17th Century Art
: Ringling Museum of Art
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Fragile Florida: Watercolor Paintings by Taylor Ikin
: Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Spring
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Natural Curiosity: Artists Explore Florida
: Florida Museum of Natural History
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"The Photographic Landscape of Clyde Butcher"
The VonLiebig Art Center, Naples
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Cynthia's Birthday
: MiamIntelligence, Coconut Grove
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Indigenous art work fetches $400,000
MELBOURNE -- An American art collector has purchased a painting by Indigenous artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri for more than $400,000. The 1972 work, entitled Emu Corroboree Man, was auctioned by Sotheby's in Melbourne.
It was among 306 Aboriginal items at the auction.

China says performing arts must not harm state security
BEIJING -- New regulations on the performing arts, including plays and concerts, ban any activity that harms the state but also restrict government interference in commercial activities. The new rules, issued by the State Council or cabinet, also further regulate how foreign entertainment enterprises can stage shows.
Performances also must not disrupt social order or stability, spread pornography, superstition or violence, or infringe on the legitimate rights of citizens, the regulations said. The rules go into effect on September 1.

Is FSU's creative writing program the best?
TALLAHASSEE-- When new rankings come out, the school expects to be No. 1. FSU's young creative writing program has become during the past five years what some believe to be the best in the country overshadowing the University of Florida's, Florida International University's and even possibly the granddaddy of creative writing programs, the University of Iowa's.

Gallery boss fired after TV show
FORT LAUDERDALE -- The Broward Art Guild has fired its director, Susan Buzzi -- not because she hung a graphic caricature involving President Bush, an Arab sheik and a barrel of oil but apparently, she says, because she talked about it on TV. Buzzi and Alfred Phillips, who painted the piece, were among guests on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart discussing the work. Buzzi was the guild's executive director and had worked with its gallery for more than 10 years. She was at the guild's helm when an exhibit titled "Controversy" sparked a firestorm of commentary, in particular over the suggestive work depicting President Bush. The painting, which like other artworks in the exhibit was selected for the gallery by an outside consultant, was sold after the May exhibit.

Jay Leno Confirmed as "The Voice" for The Art of the Motorcycle
ORLANDO, FL -- The familiar voice Americans hear greeting them with "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to 'The Tonight Show,' " will soon be welcoming guests to the Orlando Museum of Art's (OMA's) world-class exhibition, The Art of the Motorcycle, on view January 22 through July 23, 2006.


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This month's featured artists is Natasha Tsakos. While ‘officially" Swiss, Greek blood runs through her veins, thus her innate passion for theater. Natasha was introduced at a very early age to the world of music, opera, ballet, and film which has been a great window to her imagination.
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