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Wilborn Joins The Palladium Theater
St. Petersburg - Paul Wilborn, former manager of Creative Industries
for the city of Tampa , has been named executive director of The
Palladium at St. Petersburg College . I'm very excited to
be joining the Palladium at this point in the theater's history,
Wilborn said. The relationship with St. Petersburg College
allows the theater to build on its original mission and to enhance
the college's educational efforts. An
accomplished pianist and singer, Wilborn has performed at the Palladium
more than once, interpreting the music of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin
and others in an American Songbook program format. Wilborn,
54, is a well-known figure on the Tampa Bay arts scene. Before going
to work for the city of Tampa , he worked as a reporter for the
Tampa Tribune and, later, for the St. Petersburg Times . Wilborn
succeeds Dar Webb, a Palladium board member, who has served as interim
director for the past two years.
The Lyric Theatre Breaks One-Day Record For Initial
Ticket Sales To Members
Stuart - One day after America celebrated its birthday, The Lyric
Theatre in downtown Stuart celebrated the on-sale of its 2007-2008
season to Theatre members. Beginning an hour and a half before the
box office opened, a line of people started to form along Flagler
Avenue, many sitting in chairs they brought from home and others
standing and leaning against nearby buildings. Lyric staff were
readily available to answer questions and offer bottles of cold
water as ticket buyers eagerly anticipated the 10:00am hour. With
the box office opening a second window and phones ringing off the
hook, members patiently waited for their turn to purchase tickets
to their favorite performances. Consistently throughout the morning
and early afternoon hours, over 30 people were waiting in line at
one time. John Loesser, Executive Director of the Lyric, stated
that this was the largest turnout he had ever seen for a member
on-sale and how pleased he was that many people were signing up
to become members today for the very first time. And, even more
exciting is that by the time the box office closed at 5:00pm, members
had purchased a record-breaking 2,000+ tickets - with overall sales
in excess of $102,000 - once again confirming that Lyric Theatre
supporters are looking forward to attending many events in the upcoming
Art Center Sarasota announces the winners of
SHOW US WHAT YOUVE GOT! Sarasota - Show
Us What Youve Got, Art Center Sarasotas Summer Members
Juried Exhibition coordinated by Artist Daniel Petrov. Jurors Pat
Dabbert of Dabbert Gallery on Palm Ave. and Katrina Castedio of
Paradigm Gallery on Main Street, skillfully selected two hundred
and twenty four pieces out of the three hundred and fifty works
of art submitted to be display at Art Center Sarasota June 25 through
August 9, 2007. In the end, though the jurors felt six artists works
stood out above the rest and awarded them 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes
and 3 merit awards, with $500 awarded to the 1st place winner. The
jurors awarded Odile Segue first place for a polymer Clay life size
sculpture entitled Avhana; Douglas H. Teller received
second place for his watrer color piece Ready When You Are;
and Nadine Desloge took third place for her colorful collage Echoes.
Merit Awards were given to Kenny Armstrong
Red Cape Oil on canvas; Thyra Davidson Wexler for After
the Bath Bronze sculpture; and Edward Wixler for Approaching
Storm Digital Photograph
Secretary of State Announces Florida Main Street
Community of the Month TALLAHASSEE - Secretary of State Kurt
S. Browning announced that Kissimmee Main Street has been designated
the Florida Main Street Community of the Month for July 2007. Communities
are selected based on their participation in the Florida Main Street
Program. Kissimmee Main Street was designated a Florida Main Street
Community in 1997. Kissimmee is a vibrant city of more than 60,000
residents well-known for its amusement parks and outdoor recreation.
The city, incorporated in 1883, is also home to a thriving historic
downtown that includes ample pedestrian shopping areas, rehabilitated
original buildings, and numerous community events and celebrations.
This September, Kissimmee Main Street will host the Florida Main
Street 2007 Annual Conference and Awards Dinner.
Lee & Tina Hills Playground Installed at Bayfront
Park Miami - At their July 24, 2006 board meeting,
Bayfront Park Management Trust authorized the purchase and installation
of a childrens play area to be located in downtown Miamis
Bayfront Park. The funding for this project was generously donated
by Mrs. Tina Hills. The play area is located at the south end of the
park, adjacent to the Tina Hills Pavilion. It features the latest
in playground design and a unique play sculpture the Trust is hoping
will become an iconic item in the park. In addition, there are benches
and trash receptacles adjacent to the playground. The play sculpture,
crafted by Cemrock Landscapes, Inc., depicts a rising wave and features
a dolphin, a turtle, and a manatee. This made to order
sculpture was created to showcase the marine animals typical to the
waters of Miami. The sculpture is suitable for children ages 5-12.
Art and Culture Center Names Two New Members to
its Board of Trustees Hollywood The Art and Culture Center
of Hollywood is pleased to announce two new members to its Board of
Trustees. Those people are: Erika A. Butler and Tony C. Lesesne. Butler
serves as district manager of South Florida for Best Buy/Mosaic and
is the co-owner of Florida Vintage Antiques and Interiors in downtown
Hollywood. Lesesne is a photographer, writer, music and film producer
who is founder, chairman and co-publisher of the South Florida-based
IN FOCUS INTERACTIVE Magazine.
Studio Editions by World-renowned Artist Dale Chihuly
are now available at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Store Jacksonville - The Cummer Museum of Art
& Gardens is offering a unique opportunity to purchase hand-blown
glass by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly from The Cummer Store.
The Cummer Store is now selling the 2007 Studio
Editions by Dale Chihuly, that consist of four unique pieces inspired
by his childhood. Honey Suckle Yellow Basket Set, Celtic Emerald Persian
Pair, Royal Raspberry Seaform Pair and Dragonfly Persian all exhibit
the vibrant colors and captivating forms found in Chihulys art.
Each edition is hand-blown into specific shapes and styles and varies
in size, color and shape. The exotic fluid shapes, texture and motion
of each contemporary piece add intrigue to the captivating artwork
by Chihuly. Each signed work is accompanied by a custom-designed Plexiglas
display case and a book related to its specific glass series.
month's featured artist is Dancer, Choreographer & Educator,
Tim Glenn is Assistant Professor of Dance at Florida State University. Learn
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