July 1, 2005 Volume 1 Issue 5


Feature Item of
the Month

Art Games ($27.95)

These fun and educational Art Games teach through updated versions of classic games. A special set of art cards are used to play "Go Fish" and "Concentration" while the companion book explains the story behind each painting featured. The book also includes fun facts about the artists. Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Medal. Impressionist Art Game, Renaissance Art Game, and Van Gogh and Friends Art Game available.



Teachers check out our newest lesson plans...

Ceramic Tile Wall Murals

Spoon Printing Lithography - a printmaking experience for Elementary Students

Portraits in Clay - a lesson in sculpture for Elementary Students

Dig This! - a relief sculpture of dinosaur bones for Elementary Students

A Passion of Pots - a lesson in glaze decorations for students of all ages

Beautiful Beads - a lesson in making beads

Clay Animation - an interdisciplinary lesson

Creating Cast Paper Sculpture - a simple lesson in papermaking and moldmaking

The Fascinating World of Insects - a lesson in bug making with clay

Cave Art Revisited - a lesson in recreating prehistoric art

The Intricate Art of Persian Tiles

Creating Relief Sculpture - a lesson in sculpture and moldmaking

Recreating Chinese Bronze Vessels

A New Approach to Developing Images on Clay

Sculptural Heads - a lesson in creating life-size heads

Mi Casa es Tu Casa - a lesson in creating small animated houses with clay

Warm Glass Renaissance - modern technology brings back an ancient glass art form

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A Is For Ambrotype: An Introduction to Photographic Processes
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
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Cornell Museum All-Florida Fine Art Exhibition
Cornell Museum of Art & History, Delray Beach
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Seaside Musical Theater, Daytona Beach
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Christine Peloquin - Renderings of faces and figures in acrylic and charcoal
Lake Eustis Museum of Art
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Mariano Yunta Lopesino: A Spaniard in Paris
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs
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Mary's Wedding
Mad Cow Theatre, Orlando
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Modern Orthodox by Daniel Goldfard
Caldwell Theatre Company, Boca Raton
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Out of this World
Heneger Center for the Arts, Melbourne
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Fire & Flowers: Abstractions of Nature Art Exhibit
Historic Bok Sanctuary, Lake Wales
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Murder in the Manor
: Professor Plum’s Playhouse, Jacksonville
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Bach Aria Found in Cards from 1700s
BERLIN -- A previously unknown work by Johann Sebastian Bach has been discovered in a crate of 18th century birthday cards removed from a German library shortly before it was gutted by fire. Experts say the aria for soprano and string or keyboard accompaniment composed for a German duke's birthday is the first new music from the renowned composer to surface in three decades.

Russian Pianist Wins Van Cliburn Contest
FORT WORTH, TX -- Russia's Alexander Kobrin, 25, won the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, a prestigious 17-day contest known for launching classical music careers.

Artist may have painted path to missing da Vinci
ROME -- "Cerca trova" — seek and you shall find — says a tantalizing 500-year-old message painted on a fresco in the council hall of Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. Researchers now think these cryptic words could be a clue to the location of a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting and are pressing local authorities to allow them to search for the masterpiece of Renaissance art. Maurizio Seracini, an Italian art researcher, first noticed the message during a survey of the hall 30 years ago, but his team lacked the technology then to see what lay behind Giorgio Vasari's 16th-century fresco, Battle of Marciano in the Chiana Valley.

George Lucas and San Francisco Celebrate the Digital Arts With the Inauguration of the Letterman Digital Arts Center
SAN FRANCISCO-- Opening the door to the future of digital arts, filmmaker George Lucas and nearly 2,000 guests celebrated the unveiling of the Letterman Digital Arts Center, a 23-acre, 860,000-square-foot production campus in the heart of city's historic Presidio. The Letterman Digital Arts Center is devoted to the production of digital cinema and videogames and the creative exploration and innovation of new digital tools that allow artists to bring anything they can imagine to life.

Vote splits 3-2 on arts group deal
ISLAMORADA, FL -- The amphitheater at Founders Park in Islamorada got a new lease on life Thursday, as Islamorada Village Council members agreed to a pact with a local arts group. The council approved a contract with Islamorada Community Entertainment on a 3-2 vote. Under the agreement, ICE members would raise $250,000 toward completing the partially finished project. Islamorada would contribute another $104,000, plus previously pledged money from the Tourist Development Council, TIB Bank of the Keys and the Islamorada Friends of the Arts. ICE volunteers then would manage and book the outdoor performance venue for 90 days a year. The council can schedule events at the amphitheater on 270 days a year, which include major holidays and special events. ICE would cover production costs, but Islamorada would pay routine maintenance, utilities and insurance for the amphitheater.


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This month's featured artists is Jonathan Charles Vaughan. Jonathan was born in London and immigrated to Florida for what was planned to be only one year. Now twenty years later, he has established himself in Longwood, Florida as a teacher and as a painter.
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