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confident of proof on `looted' art from Met Museum
-- Italy's government has sufficient proof to compel the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York to return some key artifacts officials
say were looted, the culture minister said. Italy
now knows what the museum considers "adequate" documentation
and can meet those standards for a sixth-century B.C. painted Greek
vase, known as the Eurphronios Krater, and the ancient Greek Morgantina
silver collection. Italian
authorities increasingly are trying to crack down on antiquities
trafficking and recover artifacts they contend were stolen or illegally
exported from Italy and sold to European and U.S. museums.
of an Era: Suzanne Delehanty's 11-year run at the Miami Art Museum
comes to a close
MIAMI -- On Jan. 1, Suzanne Delehanty, the only director the Miami
Art Museum has ever known, will retire. In her nearly 11-year tenure,
Delehanty has established a permanent collection, witnessed the
explosion of the Miami art scene and fought for and won a new multimillion-dollar
facility at Bicentennial Park.
Porter Birthplace to Undergo Renovations, Become Museum
PERU, IN -- Composer Cole Porter's 20-room, 150-year-old birthplace
in Peru, Indiana, will undergo serious renovations toward the goal
of reopening as a museum and bed and breakfast inn..The Porter home
is currently owned by the Ole Olsen Memorial Theater Group, which
plans to repair its foundation, reconstruct the four porches, replace
wiring and plumbing and install new heating and air-conditioning
Military Bases to Experience the Magic of Orlando Opera
FLOrlando Opera joins forces with the National Endowment for
the Arts in the Great American Voices Military Base Tour:
Unforgettable Melodies from Opera & Broadway. The tour
is a national initiative celebrating the best of American arts by
bringing professional performances of opera and musical theater
to military installations nationwide. On
May 10th & 11th, 2006, Orlando Operas Resident Artists
and pianist will be at Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Georgia, providing
concerts and educational programs for military families in schools
on post. A highlight of the week will be a full evening performance
for military personnel and their families in the ballroom at Club
Stewart. Later that week, Orlando Operas artistic, and education
staff travel to the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida,
for a performance of Opera Extravaganza! for the military personnel
and their families at NAS Jacksonville.
Masters Students Create Digital Films to Complement the Orlando
Museum of Art's Exhibition
ORLANDO, FL -- In preparation for The Art of the Motorcycle, the
Orlando Museum of Art (OMA), in partnership with the University
of Central Florida's (UCF's) Cultural Heritage Alliance in the School
of Film and Digital Media, is collecting and posting personal motorcycle
stories at http://sfdm.ucf.edu/~motorcyclestories.
Taking it a step further, UCF graduate students in the School of
Film and Digital Media are bringing these stories to life in short
digital films that will be highlighted at the OMA from January 22-July
23, 2006. The documentary, "RUBS: Rich Urban Bikers,"
explores the nature of the motorcycle enthusiast and different views
of what it is to be a biker. Bikers answer in their own words, "Am
I hardcore, or am I a weekend warrior?" in footage shot in
Daytona, New Smyrna, Sanford and Orlando, Florida; Edwardsburg,
Michigan; and South Bend, Indiana.
Coast Jazz Society Mourns Loss of Music Director FT.
LAUDERDALE -- The Gold Coast Jazz Society mourns the loss of Simon
Salz, Music Director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band. Mr. Salz
died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 29th during a brief battle with
cancer. He served as the musical director of the Gold Coast Jazz
Society Band, a repertoire jazz band that was formed in 1994 by
Mr. Salz and the late Lee Amlie, Artistic Director of the Gold Coast
Jazz Society. Simon organized many of the concerts for the Gold
Coast Jazz Society and led the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band in numerous
community and educational performances throughout South Florida.
Exhibition Space Available in Wynwood MIAMI -- 2628 Artlab is a newly renovated space in the Wynwood
Art District created to function as a exhibition venue. Mainly for
visual art, it may also be used for film screenings, performances
and special events. The new space downstairs will provide independent
curators, dealers, artists and galleries from outside Miami with
the opportunity to exhibit their projects in this booming art district.
The aim is to foster culturally significant projects while providing
the art community with a space to exhibit on a per project basis.
2628 Artlab is located at 2628 NW 2nd Avenue. The space measures
approximately 1100 square feet, 14 foot ceilings and lineal feet.
Appointed to Board Term with Southeastern College Art Conference FORT
MYERS, FL -- The Southeastern College Art Conference appointed Florida
Gulf Coast University art program leader and assistant professor
Scott Karakas to serve a two-year term as Floridas representative
on the Board of Directors at the 2005 annual meeting at the University
of Arkansas at Little Rock. Founded
in 1942, the Southeastern College Art Conference is a non-profit
organization that seeks to promote the visual arts in higher education.
SECAC facilitates cooperation and fosters on-going dialog about
pertinent creative, scholarly and educational issues between teachers
and administrators in universities, colleges, community colleges,
professional art schools, and museums.
is opening a new wing to his gallery and he needs your help.
He needs artwork to fill the wing. AF would like your interpretation
of the Mona Lisa. You can paint, draw, use torn paper, or
anything you can think of. The only thing you have to use
is your imagination and creativity!
month's featured artists is
General Director of Orlando Opera, Robert
The 2004-2005 marked his fifteenth year of making vision and imagination
come alive for Orlando Opera. During his tenure he has brought world-class
talents such as Placido Domingo to Central Florida, and has more
than doubled the size of the company. Learn
month's Lifetime Achievement Spotlight
honoree is 80 year old Herbert
M. "Tippen" Davidson, Jr. He's
reported the news for over 50 years and is the CEO of The Daytona
he may be better known as a well-respected arts advocate in Volusia
you have a literary, performing or visual artist to recommend for
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Broward Community College Theatre Program located on the A. Hugh
Adams Central Campus offers a wide variety of college courses in
both Theatre Performance and Technical Theatre. Theatre students
at BCC are involved in a student organization called "The 4th
Wall". Members provide support to the Theatre Program and its
productions, provide a professional outreach for students, host
workshops, attend conferences, contribute to charitable causes,
conduct fundraisers, and travel to theatre conferences.