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Reflective Imagery Where: The Mount Dora Center for the Arts
Singin in the Rain Where: News-Journal Center
by Norm Altenhoff Where: Artists Gallery Royale
From the Forest
Where: Gainesville Artisans' Guild Gallery
Murder is No Secret Where: Dave and Buster's Restaurant
Peter Pan Where: Pensacola Little Theatre
Quattro H2O Where: Biscayne National Park, Dante Fascell Visitor Center
Imaginary Spaces & Places: The Magic of
Architecture Where: Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs
Energy Provides Support to the Arts in Florida
PETERSBURG - Progress Energy announced donations totaling $600,000
toward several arts programs in Florida. "Progress
Energy is committed to supporting arts organizations and programs
that have positive cultural and economic impacts for communities
across Florida," said Jeff Lyash, president and CEO of Progress
Energy Florida. Progress
Energy grants will support educational programs at the Museum of
Fine Art and exhibits at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.
The company also is supporting concerts for the Florida Orchestra
and productions at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
tries hand at classical music
NEW YORK - Paul McCartney has made his share of classic music: Now
the ex-Beatle is releasing a classical album. "Ecce Cor Meum,"
which means "Behold My Heart," is a choral and orchestral
work in both English and Latin, to be released on Sept. 26th. Britain's
Magdalen College Oxford commissioned McCartney to create the music
more than eight years ago in celebration of a new concert hall.
Russian museum items not insured
PETERSBURG, Russia - More than 220 pieces including jewelry
and enameled objects worth about $5 million stolen from Russia's
famed State Hermitage Museum were not insured, officials said. The
theft is believed to have been an inside job that probably took
place over several years, the museum's director, Mikhail Piotrovsky,
told reporters a day after reporting the thefts.
Center Seeks Donations for Annual Fund Raiser, Art of The Deal
MOUNT DORA - The Mount Dora Center for the Arts seeks very special
and unique items for its annual Art of the Deal silent and live
auction to be held from 6 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 4
at the Donnelly Building in downtown Mount Dora. Donations are tax
deductible and proceeds from this event will go to support the Centers
arts education programs, including workshops, summer camps and after-school
Isabelle Ellen Sutton dies
St. Petersburg - Isabelle Ellen Sutton, a patron of the arts who
along with Allen Leepa donated millions to establish the Leepa-Rattner
Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs, died Wednesday (July 19, 2006).
She was 78. "Isabelle Sutton Leepa made a very significant
contribution to the West Coast of Florida and changed the face of
philanthropy for St. Petersburg College," said Janice Buchanan,
executive director of the St. Petersburg College Foundation.
artist Ed King shares his concept of the creative process with middle
MIAMI - Using the characters from Kaleidoscope Conspiracy (KC),
his groundbreaking series of fanciful sketches and paintings, King
encouraged the students to reach beyond conventional ideas to create
their art. King was among 16 visual, spoken word, and performing
artists working with 200 children during a daylong series of workshops,
sponsored by Summerbridge, an academic enrichment program for talented,
Performing Arts Center Foundation Accepts Landmark Multimillion-Dollar
Naming Gifts From Carnival Corporation and Knight Foundation MIAMI
Miami Performing Arts Center Foundation announced landmark
multi-million-dollar gifts from Carnival Corporation and The John
S. and James L. Knight Foundation, two Miami-based organizations
whose involvement with the Center dates back to the planning stages.
Center has been renamed Carnival Center for the Performing Arts
in honor of a $20 million aggregate gift from Carnival Corporation,
the largest gift to the Center to date. Concurrently, the Centers
Concert Hall, previously known as the Carnival Concert Hall, has
been renamed the Knight Concert Hall in appreciation of $10 million
in grants from Knight Foundation.
year old Boca Raton protégé Mark Mayea receives
Steinway grand piano Boca
Raton - For years Bob Lappin and the Palm Beach Pops have mentored
gifted South Florida youth, between the ages of 6-18, under the
auspices of their Florida Stars community outreach program. In 2006
12 year old Mark Mayea of Boca Raton was accepted into the program
with great enthusiasm. Maestro Lappin remarked it is very
rare to see a talent likes Marks.
Raton Museum of Art Announces Winners of 55TH Annual All Florida
Juried Competition & Exhibition Boca
Raton More than 850 Museum members, artists and guests from
across Florida celebrated the opening of the 55th Annual All Florida
Juried Competition and Exhibition, which is on exhibition at the
Boca Raton Museum of Art through August 27, 2006. The juror for
the 55th Annual All Florida Juried Competition was Anne Ellegood,
Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum
and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Ms. Ellegood juried the 1,067 submitted entries, selecting 64 works
by 41 artists for the exhibition. The Best in Show award
went to Jeanne Lauziere of Jensen Beach for her piece entitled,
Lucy, in the medium of wax, gesso, pencil, and craypas on paper.
Three Merit Awards were awarded to: Felice Grodin (Miami Beach),
Nolan Haan (Fort Lauderdale), and Daniel Mintz (Weston).
Magazine Ranks Bicentennial Park #9 Worldwide Miami
- Pollstar Magazine, a leading entertainment industry trade magazine,
has ranked Bicentennial Park #9, worldwide, for event-related, mid-year
ticket sales (Jan-June, 2006). The category (outdoor stadiums/festival
sites) reflects the top 25 venues worldwide but Bicentennial Park
ranked #2 in the United States, beat out only by Giants Stadium
in New Jersey. This ranking does not include the complimentary attendance
at events nor does it contemplate the free events held at the venue.
Opera Announces New CEO/President
ORLANDO - Mitchell Levin, chairman of the board of directors of
Orlando Opera, announced the appointment of James Ireland, Jr. as
President/CEO of the distinguished regional company. Mr. Ireland
was most recently Managing Director of Hartford Stage in Connecticut,
and for over twenty years, Managing/Producing Director of Houston
Grand Opera. He has been particularly noted for his business skills,
media production, and international touring. His expertise in fiscal
and development areas will be a strong asset to the arts organization
and the community. Mr. Ireland is a widely respected manager of
not-for-profit arts institutions and a nationally active speaker/panelist/consultant.
He began working with Orlando Opera in late July.
and Culture Center of Hollywood Designated
a Major Cultural Institution in Broward County Hollywood
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners, as recommended
by the Broward Cultural Council, designated the Art and Culture
Center of Hollywood as a Major Cultural Institution (MCI) at its
June 13 commission meeting. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
is one of five MCIs in Broward County. Other Broward MCIs are the
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Museum of Art, Museum
of Discovery and Science, and the Opera Guild of Fort Lauderdale.
Theater Center Announces Buffy Williams as Athens Theatre Capital
Campaign Director DeLand
- Sands Theater Center, Inc., is undertaking a fund-raising campaign
to complete construction of the Athens Theatre and open the theater
in 2008. Beginning
August 1 DeLand resident Buffy Williams will become director of
the capital campaign. Williams, a community leader and business
woman, was the owner/manager of LaPetit Botanica in downtown DeLand
from 1992-1999 and is a past president of MainStreet DeLand, among
many other professional and volunteer accomplishments.
work to raise money for estate restoration Ft.
Myers - Clyde Butcher set up his Deardorff camera for his first
shot at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.
I got a shot just a few minutes ago when the light was all
nice and diffused, Butcher said. Butcher
and his wife, Niki, also a photographer, were at the estates in
a collaborative fundraising project that Barbara Hill, executive
director of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates hopes will give
a big boost to the foundations efforts to restore the nationally
recognized historic site. Were honored to be able to
have Clyde Butcher agree to do this commission for the foundations
gala, Hill, said. The couple will provide two photographs
for a Nov. 17 auction at the foundations sixth annual gala
at the estates. Clyde Butchers will focus on the estates
landscape, and Niki Butchers will highlight its architecture.
Commissioning Clyde Butcher and his wife Hill said they were
paid $5,000 for the project is a coup for the estates.
month's featured artist is artist - Mary Jane Volkmann. From
the time she was a young child, Mary Jane Volkmann knew she wanted
to be an artist. She remembers the happiest of times sitting at
a small table in the kitchen with her paper and crayons, inventing
and illustrating stories while her mother cooked. Learn
month's Lifetime Achievement Spotlight
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Jr. is twelve
year old actress - Sophia
the age of five, Sophia informed her mother that she wanted to be
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