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Upcoming Events this Month...
Collector's Choice III, Audacity in Art
Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Hot Bed Hotel
Where: The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach
Connectivity & Austerity
Where: West Tampa Center for the Arts
Miami & the Keys
Child's Play: Propaganada Puzzles, War Games, and Children's
Where: Green Library, FIU
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Where: Phillips Center
The First Artist Member Exhibition
Where: Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
Robert ParkeHarrision: The Architect's Brother
Where: Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science
GODS AND HEROES: The Painting & Sculpture of Sandro Chia
Where: Boca Raton Museum of Art
Where: FSTs Keating Theatre
The 2007-2008 Daniel Mandleker and Marlene N. Harris Scholarship
Sarasota - Florida Studio Theatre is pleased to announce its 2007-2008
Daniel Mandleker and Marlene N. Harris Scholarship Award recipient,
Christine Scarfuto. Each year FST chooses an outstanding young intern
to be awarded this prestigious scholarship made possible by the
Daniel Mandleker and Marlene Harris Foundation.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces New Board Members and
Orlando - The Orlando Shakespeare Theater in partnership with
UCF recently added a number of new members to their board of directors.Joining
the board at the beginning of the 2007-2008 season are W. Michael
Black from Dean Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouana and Bozarth,
PA; Keith Hesse with Carlton Fields; Tony Jenkins, Market President
for the Central Florida Region with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida;
Joyce Johnson with Tiffany & Company; Barry Miller, President
of The Closing Agent; community leader Alexis Pugh; Jeffrey Ramsey,
Private Banking Executive with Regions Bank; Mark Terry with the
advertising firm Terry Kane Orlando; and James Tyson, Vice President
of External Affairs with Insurance Office of America. The slate
of officers beginning a new two-year term include community leader
Debbi Toohey as president; John Quigley with Morgan Keegan Investments
as first vice-president; Steven Jamieson, General Manager at the
Mall at Millenia as second vice-president; Dan McIntosh with Lowndes,
Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed as secretary and Janet Rapp
with Geller, Ragans, James, Oppenheimer & Creel as treasurer.
Community leader Rita Lowndes continues as board chair.
Mayor Buddy Dyer To Proclaim Davis Gaines Day in
the City of Orlando
Orlando Mayor of Orlando, Buddy Dyer, proclaimed December
31, 2007, as Davis Gaines Day in the City of Orlando.
Gaines, a graduate of Edgewater High School and Orlando native,
has brought tremendous recognition to Central Florida throughout
this successful career as a performer. Gaines has performed on Broadway,
in films, and for television with exceptional recognition. He has
sun for five U.S. Presidents and with every major symphony orchestra
in North America, including the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and
the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl.
Orlando Opera Company Launches $2.1 Million 50 and Forever
Orlando - The Board of Trustees of Orlando Opera Company is celebrating
the companys golden anniversary season in 2007-08 with the
launch of a plan for the companys future that will enhance
its artistry and stabilize its finances. These are ambitious goals,
but eminently realizable as the company continues its current course
of building the subscription base, of attracting professional and
experienced staff, and of remaining fiscally sound in annual operations.
By the announcement of the public phase of the campaign at a 50th
anniversary gala concert and dinner, Board of Trustees Chair Dr.
Mitch Levin announced that $1.6 of the $2.1 million had already
been raised. In October, 2006, Orlando Opera Company began the quiet
phase of the 50 and Forever Campaign, both to celebrate the first
fifty years of the company and to demonstrate the organizational
capacity necessary for todays mature performing arts institutions
before entering the public phase.
Women Contemporary Artists Celebrate the Holidays With Donations
of Childrens Art Supplies to be Distributed by SPARCC
Sarasota - Women Contemporary Artists held their annual holiday
party Sunday, December 2, in the community room of the Pinebrook
South Clubhouse, Venice. In lieu of the usual gift exchange the
50+ attending members as well as members unable to attend all donated
new, unwrapped arts/crafts related gifts appropriate for children.
Members packaged the gifts for donation to SPARCC (Safe Place and
Rape Crisis Center of Sarasota, Inc.)
WPI and Orlando Repertory make History
Orlando Women Playwrights Initiative (WPI) is pleased
to announce that the 2007-08 season brings another upswing in Central
Florida productions of plays written by women. Last seasons
percentage was 19 an encouraging 3-5% increase over two previous
seasons and the current seasons programming reveals
22% written by women playwrights. WPIs Board of Directors
voted to reward this years bellwether theater with a traveling
award named for its awareness campaign: WOWW! the Wave of Women
Writers. Orlando Repertory Theatres Jeffrey Revels was eager
to report details. Out of our eight season shows, four are
written by women! wrote The Orlando REPs new Artistic
Director. The WOWW award was presented to Orlando Repertory at a
meeting of the Board, staff and invited guests on Tuesday, December
11 at CityWalks Red Cocoanut.The fused glass award was designed
by Fern Matthews, a sculptor-mixed media artist with a theater background.
Bach Festival Society Announces New Media Page
Winter Park - The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is pleased
to announce a new resource for the media: the Bach Festival Society
Media Page. This webpage provides a wealth of information on the
Bach Festival Society, members of the Bach Festival Choir, and story
ideas, as well as a high-quality photo library. The site can be
accessed at www.bachfestivalflorida.org/media.
This month's featured artist is painter, Jeanne'
Cadman. Jeanne'developed a love of painting at age 13. Throughout
her youth she painted constantly and continued to increase her creative
ability. Then, as she finished high school, there were signs of
failing eyesight and she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa,
a hereditary eye disease which ultimately causes total, permanent
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