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Sculpture Experience Kissimmee - The Kissimmee Sculpture Experience began last weekend
during the 40th Annual Osceola Art Festival in Historic Downtown
Kissimmee. Festival attendees, downtown merchants and local residents
were very excited about the sculptures and the enhancement they
bring to the downtown. The 11 sculptures were judged by Kathy OMeara
of Port Orange, Florida, Don Handley of Kissimmee, Florida and Anda
Chance of Kissimmee, Florida. Mindy
Colton of Orlando, Florida won Best of Show and a prize of $3,000
for her piece Renewal. Stefan Alexandres of St Cloud,
Florida a prize of $1,500 and was awarded 2nd Place for Truth
and Falsehood. The Merit award and $1,000 prize went to Frits
van Eeden for Mare with Baby. The judges also wanted
to recognize Frank Joseph Gady for his piece Chief Iron Horse
and so they created a Judges Award. Travel awards totaling $3,150
were also awarded to selected artists.
Shoppers Signaled the Holiday Season to Benefit the Historical Museum
of Southern Florida
- Over ten thousand anxious holiday shoppers turned out this past
Saturday and Sunday to the 31st Annual Harvest festival at the Fair
Expo Center. Harvest goers enjoyed over 200 juried craft booths,
everything from handmade holiday decorations, flutes, quilts, woodcarvings,
soaps, clothing, toys, quilts and more. Always the weekend before
Thanksgiving, Harvest is a major fundraiser for the Historical Museum
of Southern Florida. Proceeds from Harvest support the museum's
exhibitions, education programs and general advancement.
Decorated with Women Playwrights ORLANDO
- Works by women playwrights are now playing or are imminent at
the Annie Russell Theatre, Florida Children?s Repertory Theatre,
Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble, Jester Theater Company, Melon Patch
Players, Moonlight Players, and Orlando Repertory Theatre. It wasn?t
always this way. Although marketing studies show women make most
of the choices about what plays to see and are usually the ones
buying the tickets, the same studies show women don't expect to
see themselves on stage as characters or their words. In the Orlando
area, about 14-16% of the produced plays were written by women in
the recent past. But for the 2006-07 season, women playwrights and
audiences get a new boost from Women Playwrights' Initiative (WPI)
through an initiative called Wave of Women Writers (WOWW!). WPI
reports that of the plays and musicals programmed for the area's
2006-07 season, 19% are written by women -an encouraging 3-5% increase
over two previous seasons.
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Offers Holiday Gift Memberships Jacksonville
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is pleased to offer an exceptional
gift for this holiday season, a one-year membership to The Cummer
Museum of Art & Gardens. Packaged in a holiday gift box, The
Cummer Membership-To-Go is a great way to share the arts with friends
and family. The recipient of the gift membership will receive free
admission to the museum and gardens, invitations to Members
only openings, free or reduced admission to special events, a subscription
to The Cummer Magazine, a 10% discount in the museum store
and reciprocal privileges to over 60 museums throughout the Southeast.
Recipients will also enjoy reduced admission to adult Art Connections
programs, reduced admission to childrens Art Connections programs
and summer camp (for Family Memberships and higher) and free admission
and priority seating for The Cummer Concert Series.
Shakespeare Festival Offers Holiday Gift Certificates
- The Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival has announced that it will
be offering holiday gift certificates for purchase starting Monday,
November 20th. Available in any denomination, they may be purchased
at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center Box Office located at 812 East
Rollins Street in Orlandos Loch Haven Park or via telephone
at 407.447.1700 ext. 1. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday
from 10AM to 5PM. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and cash are
Emily Reproductions Now Available Winter
Park - For the first time, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture
Gardens has commissioned authentic reproductions of Albin Polaseks
popular Emily sculpture, as seen on the front patio of the Polasek
Museum and in Winter Parks Central Park. Emily, a tribute by
Polasek to his second wife, is shown gracefully kneeling as she plays
a harp. The
reproductions will bear the official seal and approval of the Polasek
Museum and were created by Orlando-area artist Laurie Ward. This exclusive
limited-edition bronze sculpture stands 16 high, 7 wide
and 9 deep and has a deep chocolate brown French varnish patina.
Capture Kravis Center In Whole New Light
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is proud to
present the work of South Florida photographers on the cover of
its Playbill programs during the 2006-2007 season. The photographs
are the result of a collaboration between the Kravis Center and
the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in Delray Beach as a way to commemorate
the Kravis Centers 15th Anniversary Season. With
help from the Photographic Centre, the Kravis Center hosted a photographers
invitational in September that produced images of the Kravis
Center as it has never been seen before. With its unique architecture,
the building has long been an inspiration to photographers and they
were invited to paint a picture with their lenses and show the Kravis
Center in a whole new light. The
Kravis Center received nearly 300 images from more than 25 photographers.
Those whose works are being showcased on the Playbill covers this
season are: Joel Black of Boynton Beach; Joe Camosy of Lake Worth;
Patricia Fallon of Lake Park; Janine Harris of Lake Worth; Jerry
Judge of Jupiter; Fred Kenney of Boynton Beach; Jessica Klewicki
of Lantana; Allen Lubitz of Palmetto Bay; Diane Mann of Port Salerno;
Karen Smith of Jupiter; Arlene Spagna of Greenacres and C.J. Walker
of West Palm Beach.
Center for Performing Arts Appoints Richard G. Miller Vice President
of Development and Albert Milano as CEO of Concert Association of
Hardy, president and CEO of Carnival Center for the Performing Arts,
announced the appointment of Richard G. Miller to vice president
of development. Miller had served as associate director of the Performing
Arts Center Foundation since 2002. Reporting directly to Michael
Hardy, Millers responsibilities as vice president of development
include the management of the Centers fund-raising programs,
including the endowment drive, membership program and all other
fund-raising activities, as well as the supervision of the Center?s
development staff. Carnival Center for the Performing Arts and Concert
Association of Florida (CAF) jointly announced the appointment of
Albert Milano as chief executive officer of Concert Association
of Florida. Milano has worked closely with the Carnival Center Foundation
over the past ten years, including the past two years in which he
has served full-time as executive director of the Carnival Center
Foundation. Al has been tremendously instrumental in the success
of Carnival Centers capital campaign and recent grand opening,
said Sherwood Woody Weiser, chairman of the Foundations
board. Now, with the Center successfully launched, we feel
this is a wonderful opportunity for him, the Concert Association
and the Center. In
his new role at CAF, Milano will work in partnership with Judy Drucker,
president and artistic director of CAF, to develop increased support
for CAFs presentations and strengthen the financial health
of the organization.
360° Magazine Showcases Citys Culture and Events Hollywood
- The 2006-2007 issue of Hollywood 360° magazine, which
made its debut in late 2005, showcases arts, culture, and entertainment
in the South Florida city known as the City of the Arts.
The 44-page, full-color, glossy publication contains calendars on
festivals, events and cultural art programs through December 2007.
There are also stories on the city itself, including its ArtsPark
360° showcases all of Hollywoods charms and is a
wonderful promotional tool for arts agencies and tourists who live
outside the South Florida market, says Art and Culture Center
of Hollywood Executive Director and Hollywood 360° Publisher
museum sells 6 of its paintings at N.Y. auction
Seattle - In a New York auction that brought record prices for paintings
by Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell, the Seattle Art Museum sold
six of eight paintings it had offered. SAM deaccessioned the eight
paintings to raise money for other acquisitions. The highest-valued
painting of SAM's group, John Marin's "New York Abstraction,"
sold for $688,000, including the buyer's fee. Total sales for the
museum came to $1,018,000. Sotheby's spokesman Matthew Weigman said
that the amount SAM will net from the sale is confidential.
Through Tiffany's Eyes
NYC - More
than 250 pieces make up the exhibit "Louis Comfort Tiffany
and Laurelton Hall -- An Artist's Country Estate," at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York City and continues through May 20, 2007.
Of those, about half were contributed by The Charles Hosmer Morse
Museum of American Art in Winter Park, FL. The
Met exhibit marks the first time so many Tiffany artifacts have
been gathered together since his Long Island estate burned in 1957.
Sets Record With Russian Art Sale, Tops $55 Million London - Christie's International sold a record 28.2 million
pounds ($55.1 million) of Russian art at auction in London, beating
the previous record of $46.7 million, set by Sotheby's in New York
on April 26. Christie's presale estimate was between 25 million
pounds and 38 million pounds. More than 70 percent of the 510 lots
sold, and six records were set for painters at auction. Imperial
vases and early 20th-century paintings were most popular. About
four out of five buyers were Russian, said Alexis de Tiesenhausen,
head of Christie's Russian department in London.
But From Whom?
AMSTERDAM - This is the central theme of a joint exhibition by the
Dutch state and the Jewish Historical Museum of art plundered by
the Nazis during World War II. During World War II, tens of thousands
of art works that belonged to Jews from the Netherlands ended up
in Germany through looting, confiscation or because the owners were
forced to sell. After 1945 some 4,700 works of art of Dutch provenance
found there were returned to the Netherlands and put in the custody
of the Dutch state. For more information or to search for artworks,
the exhibit has organised its own website: www.geroofdmaarvanwie.nl
in Dutch and English. There is also an international website of
the agency at www.originsunknown.org.
month's featured artist is composer and performer, Mickey
Carroll . Born in Philadelphia, Mickey was part
of the Doo Wop movement in the fifty's. In the late fifty's Mickeys
family moved to Florida where Mickey continued to mature in the
music business performing in night clubs and concerts while continuing
to work on original compositions. Learn
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