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Upcoming Events this Month...
The World of Mr. Imagination
Where: Crealdé School of Art
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Where: The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach
Where: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Miami & the Keys
Roy Lichtenstein Monumental Sculptures
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Where: Phillips Center
Jay Shoots Portrait Works
Where: Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
Where: Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
Where: Okaloosa-Walton Colleges Mattie Kelly Center for
the Fine and Performing Arts
Agnes of God
Where: Palm Beach Dramaworks
Where: The Manatee Players
Carbonell Committee Recognizes Mosaic Theatre with a Dozen
Plantation - Mosaic Theatre just received 12 Carbonell Award Nominations,
the most for any one season in the theater's history. The ceremony
will be held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on April
Best Play: Glengarry Glen Ross
Best Play: Talk Radio
Best Director: Richard Jay Simon, Glengarry Glen Ross
Best Director: Richard Jay Simon, Talk Radio
Best Ensemble: Glengarry Glen Ross
Best Actor in a Play: John Felix, Guest Artist
Best Actor in a Play: Paul Tei, Talk Radio
Best Supporting Actor: Paul Tei, Glengarry Glen Ross
Best Actress in a Play: Pilar Uribe, 9 Parts of Desire
Best Scenic Design: Sean McClelland, Talk Radio
Best Scenic Design: Sean McClelland, Guest Artist
Best Sound Design: Matt Corey, Talk Radio
New Sculptures Chosen for Eighth Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture
LAKELAND, FL. - Polk Museum of Art and the City of Winter Haven
are pleased to announce the selection of ten new sculptures for
display in the Central Park area of Winter Haven. Sculptures selected
include a bird stalking a snake, a tower made of human figures,
a man with a guitar, a stone female figure, and several beautiful
The selected artists and sculptures to be displayed are:
Carl Billingsley (Ayden, NC), Prism Arc I, Painted steel,
4' x 5' x 9'
Mark Dickson (Tallahassee, FL), Man with a Guitar, Welded
plate steel, painted, 7'h x 4'w x 2'd
Mark Yale Harris (Santa Fe, NM), Recoil, Bronze edition of
8, 46" x 33" x 42"
Dennis J. Howland (Tallahassee, FL), Steppin Out (To the Moon,
Alice!), Cast recycled
aluminum and acrylic, 11'3" x 8'6" x 9'6"
Hanna Jubran (Grimelsand, NC), Sounds of the Elements, Stainless
Steel, 17'h x 8'w x 30"d
Albert Kriston (Winter Haven, FL), Reach, Bronze, 9'6"
x 32"w x 36"d
Rob Lorenson (Middleboro, MA), Red Lion, Painted aluminum,
96" x 108" x 50"
Doug Makemson (Nicholson, GA), Blind Date, Stainless steel,
copper, 6'h x 8'w x 7'l and
2'h x 2'w x 4'l
Phillip T. Smith (Columbia, MD), Minotaur, Soapstone, steel,
4.5' x 2' x 1'
Glenn Zweygardt (Alfred Station, NY), Bi Polar Hydra, Marble,
cast bronze, cast glass,
105"h x 42"w x 16"d
The sculptures will be installed in early March and will remain
on display until February of next year. A full color catalogue will
be produced to accompany the exhibition.
March 1 - An Historic Day for the Orlando Philharmonic!
Orlando - Saturday, March 1, 2008 marks an historic day for
the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra with several major events on
the agenda. The Orlando Philharmonic is proud to be the host of
the first annual conference for the newly-formed League of Florida
Orchestras, held on Saturday, March 1. Over 30 orchestras from around
the state will be in attendance. As part of this, Jesse Rosen, the
new President of the League of AMERICAN Orchestras (formerly American
Symphony Orchestra League), will attend the conference during the
day, and will speak from the stage on Saturday night at the Philharmonics
concert, Rockwell Rhapsody.
Florida Studio Theatre Operations Change
The 2007 - 2008 Season is Operating under a LORT D Contract
Sarasota - Florida Studio Theatre opened its 2007 - 2008 Season
with the Award-winning musical Altar Boyz on October 10th and for
the first time operated under a LORT D contract. The contract applies
to both the Keating Mainstage and Gompertz Stage III performances.
The Stage III Season recently opened its Season with In the Belly
of the Beast. Previous productions operated under a SPT (Small Professional
Theatre) contract. Florida Studio Theatre is now operating under
an agreement between The League of Resident Theatres and Actor's
Equity Association. LORT is an organization of professional non-profit
theatres which helps to promote the general welfare of resident
theatres by acting on behalf of its members in labor relations and
before government agencies. The Actors' Equity Association is the
union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Promotes Marla Hofer to
Hollywood The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood has promoted
Marla Hofer to business manager. Formerly, Hofer was the Centers
finance coordinator for more than three years. Hofer, who has a
B.A. degree from Columbia College in Chicago, is working on earning
her masters degree in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management
from that university. Prior to relocating to Florida, the Illinois
native worked for seven years as a certified brainwave biofeedback
technician and held a real estate license. When she is not working
at the Center or on her masters thesis, she is writing a thriller
about a black ops organization. A classically trained opera singer,
she has toured Greece and Italy.
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Names Jeffrey H. Lynn Assistant
to the Executive Director
Hollywood The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood has named
Jeffrey H. Lynn assistant to Center Executive Director Joy Satterlee.
In his new position, Lynn will be responsible for managing the office,
overseeing front desk personnel, assisting the executive director
and director of philanthropy in revenue generating endeavors, and
performing other tasks and projects as needed.
Lynn, who has a B.S. degree in public relations from University
of Florida, was formerly the front desk guest services assistant
for Doubletree Guest Suites in Boca Raton, where he was this years
Caught Employee of the Summer. Prior to Doubletree,
he was the team leader of guest services for Target in Fort Lauderdale.
Among his career highlights are managing the coordination of preview
screenings of 100 films in 30 days at the Fort Lauderdale International
Film Festival; receiving Florida International Universitys
(FIU) Service Employee of the Month in July 2002; being the 1996
winner of the ShoWest National Film Promotion Award; and staging
and executing the largest charity theater opening in American Mulit-Cinema
Inc. (AMC) history, raising $175,000 for 24 charities.
Two Orlando Opera Studio Artists Strike Chord at
Metropolitan Opera Regional Competition in Atlanta Orlando -
Twelve young singers from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina
and Florida took part in the Metropolitan Opera National Council
auditions on Saturday, January 26, at Spivey Hall on campus at Clayton
State University outside of Atlanta. Of the twelve Southeast Regional
Finalists, two were current Orlando Opera Studio Artists. After
advancing from the Florida District competition, held January 19
in Winter Park, the John and Audrey Ruggieri Orlando Opera Studio
baritone Nimrod Weisbrod and the Chuck & Lynn Steinmetz Orlando
Opera Studio mezzo-soprano Sarah Limper went on to receive honors
in the Atlanta competition. This year's winners were announced by
Dr. John C. LaForge, Southeast Regional Auditions Director (also
Coordinator of Music for Fulton County Schools and a member of the
Spivey Hall Education Committee):
The Atlanta Opera Guild Encouragement Award ($300): mezzo-soprano
Sarah Limper, age 26, Florida
The Peg Gary Encouragement Award ($300): mezzo-soprano Kaitlyn
Costello, age 22, Georgia
Third Place Winner ($400 Metropolian Opera National Council
Award; $600 Southeast Regional Fund Award): baritone Nimrod
Weisbrod, age 27, Florida
This year there are two First Place Winners, each of which
will receive $4000 and will travel to New York to sing at The
Met National Audition Semi-finals on Sunday, February 17. The
two First Place Winners are soprano Carolina Castells, age 25,
of Florida and tenor Rene Barbera, age 23, of North Carolina
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens to Announce Groundbreaking
Commencement on New Edward W. Lane, Jr. Building
Jacksonville - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens will announce
the groundbreaking commencement for the planned restoration of the
new Edward W. Lane, Jr. Building (former Womans Club of Jacksonville),
with a major leadership announcement from the Bank of America Charitable
Foundation. Purchased by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
in February 2005, restoration on the building serves to preserve
and protect this landmark, while providing additional civic space
for lectures, community-based programs and events, as well as generate
revenue through facility rental.
This month's featured artist is Professor,
Richard Harmon. Richard Harmon is currently a professor
and designer in the Fine and Performing Arts Program at Seminole
Community College. He came to Orlando to teach as an Associate Professor
with the Department of Theatre at UCF and has taught graduate and
undergraduate courses in theatrical design and technical theatre.
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