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Upcoming Events this Month...
IMAGES & ILLUSTRATIONS
Where: Maitland Art Center
A Sense of Space
Where: West Tampa Center for the Arts
Miami & the Keys
SUMMER SHORTS, AMERICAS SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade
Where: Black Box Theatre at the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance
Where: Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
Where: FSU MoFA
PICTURE PERFECT: Photorealism Revisted
Where: Boca Raton Museum of Art
Focus on Asian Art: Guanyin Personified from the Wall-Apelt Collection
of Asian Art
Where: The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
New Pensacola Opera Center to be Dedicated June 5th
Pensacola - On Thursday, June 5th, Pensacola Opera supporters
will gather for a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the
new Pensacola Opera Center at 75 S. Tarragona St. A luncheon, hosted
by Building Committee chairs Vaughan Hedrick and Don Partington,
will be followed by the official reopening of the Opera Center and
dedication of the new office and conference spaces.
More Than $18,000 Raised at Cuisine for Art Fund-Raiser
Hollywood More than $18,000 was raised for the Art and
Culture Center of Hollywood at its 11th Annual Cuisine for Art fund-raiser,
which was held Thursday, May 8 at the Hollywood Beach Marriott.
Over 200 people attended this innovative event, where public and
appointed officials became celebrity waiters.
RECOUNT MOVIE FILMED THROUGHOUT JACKSONVILLE TO PREMIERE ON
Jacksonville JEDC Office of Film & Television is pleased
to announce that the movie RECOUNT premiered May 25th on HBO. In
the movie, Jacksonville doubles for such locations as Miami, Palm
Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Austin, Nashville, the U.S.
Supreme Court, and the State Cabinet Room.
LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECEIVED ANNE FRANK HUMANITARIAN
St. Petersburg The Florida Holocaust Museum will honor 84
high school juniors from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee
and Sarasota counties with the seventh annual Anne Frank Humanitarian
Award. The two award presentations will be held at the Museum on
June 3 and June 5, and will be followed with dessert receptions.
Dr. Judy Genshaft, University of South Florida president, and Gayle
Sierens, co-anchor WFLA-TV News Channel 8 and the AFHA programs
Honorary Co-Chairman, will be attending as special guest speakers
on June 3 and June 5, respectively.
SARASOTA ART GOES TO TALLAHASSEE
Sarasota - The Capitol Gallery on the 22nd floor of the
New Capitol Building will host an exhibition of paintings from Sarasota
this summer. Petticoat Painters, a group of 20 women artists from
Sarasota, is honoredto have received an invitation to exhibit their
work at the gallery during the summer months. This vibrant group
of artists was formed in l953, during a time when women had difficulty
getting their work exhibited. Women artists from the community who
shared in this struggle were invited to show their work in space
generously donated by Bill and Marty Hartman, owners of one of Sarasotas
first galleries. The show was so successful that the group (which
they named Petticoat Painters) has exhibited every year since l953,
making it the oldest continuously showing womens art group
in the United States.
The Manatee Players Capital Campaign Gets Boost
Bradenton - The Manatee Players Capital Campaign got a boost with
a $50,000 grant from SunTrust Bank Foundation. SunTrust, Southwest
Florida, Chairman, President and CEO Margaret Callihan presented
the check from the right mezzanine box, which will be named in SunTrust's
honor in the new Manatee Players Performing Arts Center under construction
Kravis Center Elects Three New Board Members
West Palm Beach - The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing
Arts has named three new community leaders to its board of directors.
At its annual meeting on April 30, the Kravis Center board elected
Rory Brown of North Palm Beach, Stephen Brown of Palm Beach and
Ted Mandes of West Palm Beach to three-year terms. The new board
members will begin their terms July 1.
Boca Ratons Karen LynnE Gallery Selected to Represent
America At Prestigious Louvre Museum In Paris
Boca Raton Boca Ratons premiere contemporary art
gallery, Karen Lynne Gallery has been chosen for the second consecutive
year as the only American Delegation ever to represent the United
States in the prestigious Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts (SNBA)
exhibit at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France. This years
exhibit will take place from December 11 to December 14, 2008. This
is a unique honor, as America had never been represented in the
hundred plus years the SNBA has been in existence before the Karen
Lynne Gallery became involved. Karen Lynne Gallery will send 12
artists to exhibit at SNBA in the Carrousel du Louvre, and will
be among one of twelve delegations invited.
Caldwell Theatre Company Winner of FOUR New Times BEST OF 2008
Boca Raton New Times Broward/Palm Beach honored Caldwell
Theatre Company with four Best of 2008 Awards for Best Play, Doubt,
A Parable; Best Set Design Tim Bennett for The Clean House;
Best Supporting Actor Terry Hardcastle in Doubt and Best
Supporting Actress, Pat Bowie in Doubt.
UF alumna performs with Pittsburgh Symphony
GAINESVILLE Kira Bokalders, an alumna of the University of
Florida Clarinet Studio in the School of Music, performed as second
clarinetist in five concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
in Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts during May 2008. Ms. Bokalders
graduated Summa Cum Laude from UF in May 2006 with a Bachelor of
Music degree in Clarinet Performance. She studied clarinet at UF
under the tutelage of Mitchell Estrin, an associate professor in
the College of Fine Arts School of Music and director of the Clarinet
City of Miami Beach & Aqua Foundation Honor
Festival Director Carol Coombes
Miami - Prior to the commencement of the Centerpiece Gala Film,
Festival Director Carol Coombes was surprised on stage by City of
Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn with a special certificate
of appreciation on behalf of the City of Miami Beach and Mayor Matti
Herrera Bower. Carol was recognized for her amazing contributions
to LGBT culture and life.
Kravis Center Volunteers Honored at Annual Salute
West Palm Beach - At its annual Volunteer Salute in April, the Raymond
F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts honored the hundreds of
people who dedicate their time and talent to the Center and the
community each year. Caryl Russell of Boynton Beach received the
2008 Volunteer of the Year award, which recognizes an individuals
enthusiasm and unyielding support to the Center. In presenting the
award, Kravis Center Chief Executive Officer Judith Mitchell noted
that Mrs. Russell has generously volunteered her time at the Kravis
Center for two years, serving in areas of hospitality, public relations
Junior from Spanish River High School, Jean Zhuang named winner
of Congressman Robert Wexlers 2008 Congressional Arts Competition
at Gallery Center
Boca Raton - Congressman Robert Wexler announced on Monday at
the Gallery Center in Boca Raton, that Jean Zhuang, a junior from
Spanish River High School won the 2008 Congressional Arts Competition.
As the winner, Zhuangs artwork will hang in the US Capitol
building for one year. In addition Zhuang won two roundtrip tickets
to Washington, DC courtesy of Southwest Airlines. She will tour
Washington DC and attend seminars with other talented high school
students from across the country. Runner up of the competition was
Alana Slutsky from Stoneman Douglas High School and honorable mention
was Meynardo Garcia from Coconut Creek High School.
UF Clarinet Ensemble to perform at the international ClarinetFest
GAINESVILLE The University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble has
been invited to perform a feature recital at the prestigious International
Clarinet Association ClarinetFest 2008 at 11 a.m. July 6 at the
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. The ensemble
is under the direction of Mitchell Estrin, an associate professor
of clarinet in the UF College of Fine Arts School of Music and the
Buffet Crampon USA Education and Creative Development Manager.
College of Fine Arts faculty member named a UF Research Foundation
GAINESVILLE Melissa L. Hyde, Ph.D., a professor in the School
of Art + Art History in the College of Fine Arts has been named
a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor. Hyde is one
of 33 UF faculty members chosen by the University of Florida Research
Foundation to receive the award for 2008-2011. Recognition as Florida
Research Foundation Professor goes to faculty members who have a
distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda
likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields.
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Plans Membership Drive
During Broward Attractions and Museums Month
Hollywood The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (ACCH) is
having a membership drive during the month of June 2008, otherwise
known as Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM). During that
month, Center members will receive free admittance to 20 other institutions
in Broward County.
Bach Festival Society Wins Seventh Annual LYNX Public Service
Winter Park - The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is one of
twelve nonprofit organizations to win the seventh annual LYNX Public
Service Bus Award. Each of the selected nonprofits will have its
logo painted on the Public Service Bus that will run normal routes
in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, giving the twelve winners
free exposure all over Central Florida. The bus will be in service
for a year and is available for each of the twelve nonprofits to
display at one of their events. Were delighted that
Lynx is recognizing the contribution of the nonprofit community
in such a fantastic way. The Bach Festival Society is thrilled to
have its logo included on this bus, said Betsy Gwinn, Executive
Friends of Theatre and Dance awards UF students 2 new scholarships
GAINESVILLE Two new scholarships were awarded to College
of Fine Arts School of Theatre and Dance students at the University
of Florida recently in the Constans Theatre. A newly formed support
group, The Friends of Theatre and Dance, created and funded the
two $750 annual scholarships. Each year, the Friends of Theatre
and Dance will award one of the scholarships to a theatre student,
the other to a dance student. Brandon Washington, a dance performance
major, and Matthew Lindsay, a graduate student in theatre, became
the first students to win the award in an April 23 ceremony at the
School of Theatre and Dance.
HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA ADDS NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MIAMI At its recent 68th Annual Membership Meeting, the Historical
Museum of Southern Florida appointed five new board members to its
2008-09 slate of Trustees. They are Sara Gutierrez-Hernandez, Phillip
M. Hudson III, Leslie J. Lott, Francis X. Sexton, Jr. and the Honorable
Donald Slesnick II.
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Announces An Artistic Discovery
Tarpon Springs - The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art was pleased to
present An Artistic Discovery: The 27th Annual Congressional High
School Art Competition. First launched in 1982, the annual Congressional
High School Art Competition is coordinated by members of the U.S.
Congress, and by Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis locally. This years
competition was judged by artist Brooke Alison and the cash awards
were provided by the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.
The following is a list of the 2008 award winners including the
artwork title, the high school the artist attends and the high school
Best of Show -- $250 and ribbon
Calvary Christian High School, Grade 11
Art Teacher: Jon Seals
Award of Merit -- $100 each and ribbon
Moonlit Island, Silk Painting/ Gutta Resist / French Dyes,
Freedom High School, Grade 9
Art Teacher: Jane Lewis
Floral City, Ink & Colored Pencil,
Wharton High School, Grade 12
Art Teacher: Judy Oliveri
Moonlit Monkey, Scratchboard
Clearwater High School, Grade 12
Art Teacher: Clayton W. Burkey
Honorable Mention -- $50 each and ribbon
Pieuvre De amour, Ink Wash
Clearwater High School, Grade 11
Art Teacher: Clayton W. Burkey
J. W. Mitchell High School, Grade 11
Art Teacher: Donna Fulton
Childrens Secrets, Photography
Tarpon Springs High School, Grade 10
Art Teacher: Doug Wood
Quovis, Acrylic / Oil Paint
Bloomingdale High School, Grade 11
Art Teacher: Karen Marcos
Clearwater High School, Grade 9
Art Teacher: Marcia Reybitz
Presented by the Florida Watercolor Society
The judges: Gary deBroekert and Mary Alice Harley, FWS
First Place -- $200 and ribbon
Homage to Bright Eyes, Watercolor
J. W. Mitchell High School, Grade 10
Art Teacher: Donna Fulton
Second Place -- $150 and ribbon
Their Eyes were Watching, Watercolor
Clearwater High School, Grade 11
Art Teacher: Clayton W. Burkey
Third Place -- $50 and ribbon
J. W. Mitchell High School, Grade 12
Art Teacher: Richard Fisher
Art Teacher Award - $100
Presented to the first place winners teacher to purchase watermedia
J. W. Mitchell High School
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Seeks Volunteers
to Serve as Gallery Monitors, Tour Guides for The Art of the
Hollywood The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is currently
seeking volunteers to serve as gallery monitors and tour guides
for Nathan Sawayas The Art of the Brick exhibition,
which will open at the Centers galleries on Friday, June 6,
and be on display through Sunday, Aug. 10.
Estelle Parsons to Receive Linda Wilson Lifetime Achievement
GAINESVILLE Academy Award winning actress Estelle Parsons,
perhaps best known for her 1967 role in Bonnie and Clyde, received
the 2008 Linda Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence
in Theatre from representatives of the University of Florida. The
UF College of Fine Arts School of Theatre and Dance presented the
award to the famed actress at New World Stages, 340 West 50th St.
Professor Terri Witek wins John Hague Teaching Award at Stetson
DeLand Poet Terri Witek, director of Stetson Universitys
Sullivan Creative Writing Program, is the recipient of the universitys
2008 John Hague Teaching Award for outstanding teaching in the liberal
arts and sciences. A professor of English who holds the universitys
Art and Melissa Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing, Witek joined
the Stetson faculty in 1989. She is the faculty adviser for the
literary magazine Touchstone and was one of the founders of Stetsons
late-night series of poetry readings, Poetry at an Uncouth
Hour. She previously won the McEniry Award for Excellence
in Teaching and the Hand Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity.
This month's featured artist is
Lyric Soprano, Carla DelVillaggio. Carla has been critically
acclaimed for her superb interpretations of leading roles in operas
such as Les Contes d'Hoffmann, La Bohème, Carmen, Die Fledermaus,
and La Cenerentola. She is a consummate actress and a natural comedienne
with impeccable comic timing. Learn
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