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Well-Received Collage Exhibit Remains Open Through March at the
Women's Resource Center SARASOTA - The opening reception in early February for "Putting
the Pieces Together" was unusually well attended. Many in the
crowd commented on how interesting and appealing the work was. Part
of the proceeds from the pieces that sold will go to the programs
at the Resource Center in Sarasota. Those who still want to see
these bold collage paintings, by seven local artists, can do so
through March 27. It is important to call ahead for gallery hours,
Moves Central Florida Theater Forward ORLANDO
Women Playwrights Initiative (WPI) is one of only three
associate theaters at PlayFest 2007 the Harriett Lake Festival
of New Plays. WPIs readings of Gulf View Drive by Arlene Hutton
were Feb 25 and Feb 27 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Chris
Jorie directed, and Hutton, a New York City-based playwright, was
in town for talkbacks after both readings. WPIs
reading at PlayFest comes right before Gulf View Drive opens Off-Broadway
on March 17 at the 78th Street Theatre Lab, therefore making WPI
part of the development of a play before it opens Off-Broadway.
It plays in rotating repertory through April 29. As part of the
WOWW! campaign (Wave of Women Writers), works by women playwrights
are now playing or are upcoming at PlayFest 2007!, Rollins College
Second Stage (Fred Stone Theatre), Orlando Repertory Theatre, Orlando-UCF
Shakespeare Festival, Starlight Theater, and UCF Conservatory Theatre.
Raton Museum of Art Announces Winners of 21st Annual Juried Art
Raton- More than 50,000 art lovers attended the 21st Annual Outdoor
Juried Art Festival at Mizner Park in mid-February. The 2-day event
sponsored by the Boca Raton Museum of Art showcased the works of
250 artists from around the country. One artist was presented with
the Best in Show Award, and 10 others were Merit Award winners.
Each winner was awarded a monetary prize during the festival, which
was juried by Richard Frank, the Museum's former Curator of Education.
are the 2007 winners:
Thomas Wargin, Menonomee Falls, WI - Sculpture
Tom Radca of Port Washington, OH -- Sculpture
Jim Parmentier of Mars Hill, NC - Ceramics/Pottery
Fortune Sitole of Venice, CA - Mixed Media
Nicario Jimenez of Naples, FL - Mixed Media
Sondra Wampler of Agoura Hills, CA - Photography
Ann London of Port Washington, OH - Painting/Drawing
Ailyn Hoey of Bellow Falls, VT - Mixed Media
Greg Barnes of Charlotte, NC - Painting
Jim Martin of Santa Barbara, CA - Sculpture
John Poignand of Chatham, MA -- Mixed Media
Art School Names Annette Symonds as Recipient of the Hoffman Scholarship
Award Boca Raton - The Art School of the Boca Raton Museum of Art
announces that Annette Symonds is the recipient of the coveted 2006-07
Milton and Florence Hoffman Sculpture Scholarship Award. Ms. Symonds
is being recognized for her outstanding soap stone sculpture entitled
La Nuit (The Night), which depicts a woman in a state of pure ecstasy.
George Bolge, executive director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art,
was this year's juror for the scholarship. The award recipient has
been sculpting for more than 40 years and has been a student at
The Art School for the last few years.
Named Title Sponsor for 18th Annual ArtServe Encore Awards ArtServe
is pleased to announce BankAtlantic as Title Sponsor for the 18th
Annual ArtServe Encore Awards! For the fifth year, BankAtlantic
is lending their support in honoring those who have helped shape
the direction and vision of the arts and cultural community of South
Florida. We are pleased to once again sponsor the ArtServe
Encore Awards, said Jarett Levan, President and CEO of BankAtlantic.
At BankAtlantic, we take pride in our community. And we are
thrilled to support a program that honors those who make our community
a better place to live and work.
Shakespeare Festival Proudly Announces Launch of the Hispanic Theater
- In an effort to provide quality theater experiences to non-English
speaking audiences, the Shakespeare Festival will feature select
upcoming performances to the Hispanic audience via a special electronic
caption display system. Thanks to the generosity of Dora Toro of
La Prensa, this caption display system has been purchased and will
be placed above the stage. Throughout the production, the unit will
be plugged into a closed caption video source and will decode and
display the captioning on a bright, high-visibility, 4-line LED
display. It is capable of including extended characters for Spanish
and many other languages. The unit performs real-time captioning
and its large format closed captions are easily read from a distance
in all lighting conditions. Display characters are available in
various colors and in heights from 0.7 to 4.0 inches. It is a complete
Shakespeare Festival Celebrates Growth and Success with New
Name Change on the Horizon!
Orlando - With growth and success come celebration and positive
change, and the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival is proud to follow
suit. Beginning June 1st, 2007, OSFs new name will become:
Orlando Shakespeare Theater In Partnership with UCF or, Orlando
Shakes for short. Audiences have always referred to the Shakespeare
Festival under a variety of short titles Shakespeare, OSF,
The Festival, etc. Going forward, Orlando Shakes will be the consistent
name for audiences, staff and volunteers to use when they wish to
use a shorter moniker. The new website of www.orlandoshakes.org
will become active on June 1st and the current website of www.shakespearefest.org
will remain as an alias.
and Julie Khoury Make Generous Contribution To Kravis Centers
Encore Campaign The
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce
the receipt of a $1 million gift to the Centers Encore Capital
Campaign from Amin and Julie Khoury. In
making the announcement at the Kravis Centers 15th Anniversary
Celebration Gala Benefit on Feb. 10, Kravis Center Chairman Alexander
W. Dreyfoos thanked the couple on behalf of fellow board members.
Dreyfoos graciously accepted the $1 million gift that brings the
Khourys total financial commitment to the Kravis Centers
Encore Campaign to $1.1 million.
Organized by Friends of Caldwell Volunteers Raised
Over $7,000 Boca
Raton - What do you get when you put together 11 musical theater
pros along with a professional piano accompanist performing for
a group of over 250 guests in a knockout venue? Caldwell Theatre
Companys kickoff of its second annual Luncheon/Lecture Series
was an incomparable hit, with its very own Broadway Babies 2 musical
review of Broadway standards by Steven Sondheim, Harold Arlen, Jerry
Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Stephen Schwartz, just to name a few of
musical theaters greatest songwriters represented. Broadway
Babies 2 raised over $7,000 for Caldwells general operating
month's featured artist is Musician & Educator,
A child prodigy, he received a full scholarship to the Julliard
School of Music when he was only eight years old. He subsequently
earned Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral degrees, and was awarded the
Loeb Prize - Juilliard's highest award. Learn
month's Lifetime Achievement Spotlight
honoree is sadly missing. We did not receive a nomination
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