July 1, 2006 Volume 2 Issue 7


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Events are easier to find than ever! Our Florida cultural events are now divided into sections of the State. Looking for an event in Jacksonville? You'll want to take a look at the Northeast calendar. Want something to do in Sarasota? Check out the Southwest calendar.

Peter Rabbit
: Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park

East Coast
Taken for Looks
: Southeast Museum of Photography

Gulf Coast
A Celebration of Geometric Art
: Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

North Central
Florida Uncovered
: Santa Fe Community College

New Narrative: Marden, Fitzpatrick, Stella, Warhol
: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Seussical the Musical
: Tallahassee Little Theatre

Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA
: The Arts Center at Okaloosa-Walton College

Southeast & Keys
55th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition
: Boca Raton Museum of Art

Bad Dates
: Florida Studio Theatre’s Keating Theatre

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Klimt Paintings May Be Sold for $140 Million, Art Sellers Say
Four Gustav Klimt paintings, including three landscapes and a portrait, ``Adele Bloch-Bauer II,'' may be sold this year for $140 million or more, said art dealers -- and auctioneers who have been competing for the job. The four paintings, owned by Bloch-Bauer heirs, may be auctioned or sold privately, according to their lawyer. The value can be gauged from Austria's statement in February that it wouldn't pay the $300 million asking price for the family's five Klimt works. The cosmetics magnate Ronald S. Lauder bought the fifth, known as ``Golden Adele,'' for $135 million this month.

Rare painting unveiled
ENGLAND - An historic wall painting nicknamed the ‘Mona Lisa of the West’ is to be put on display in the Bishop’s Palace in Wells this September. Delegates attending a two-day conference on September 11 and 12 will be given a rare glimpse of the lady in the Virgin’s tower as part of the 800th anniversary celebrations of the building.

Lloyd Webber May Get $60 Million for Picasso's `Angel' Portrait
Andrew Lloyd Webber, the impresario and composer best known for "The Phantom of the Opera'' musical, will sell a Pablo Picasso painting for as much as $60 million in November, Christie's International said. The 1903 portrait from Picasso's so-called blue period, ``Angel Fernandez de Soto,'' is owned by Lloyd Webber's charitable foundation and he won't personally make any gains from the Nov. 8 sale at Christie's in New York, the auction house said in a statement. The painting shows Picasso's friend seated at a Barcelona cafe table shrouded in tobacco smoke.

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This month's featured artists is Poet, Playwright, and Performer - Carl Hancock Rux. Carl Hancock Rux is a multi-disciplinary writer selected by the New York Times Magazine as “One of Thirty Artists Under The Age of Thirty Most Likely To Influence Culture Over The Next Thirty Years” (New York Times, 1994) and featured on the cover of The Village Voice as one of “Eight Writers on The Verge Of (Impacting) The Literary Landscape...” (Village Voice, June, 1998)…
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