May, 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3


Welcome our newest Cultural Partners...

Pensacola Opera

Seaside Music Theater

Elite Art of Africa

New World Symphony

Arts Council of Manatee County

Miami Performing Arts Center

CenterStage: Orlando

Central Florida Cultural Endeavors



This month meet our spotlight artist, Shelagh Inglesby. Shelagh, 34, has been an artist since she was able to pick up crayons, sometimes drawing on walls or in books to her parents dismay. She won her first art contest at seven years of age and since then has won other local and national competitions. More...



Students experience Monet's work by painting with watercolors and torn paper in this lesson

This Collage lesson helps students create Paper Mosaic Animals

This lesson idea is on Color and Paint Palettes

Students print meaningful geometric Adinka Design patterns in the Ashanti tradition in this multi-disciplinary lesson

The secret ingredient in this painted stained glass window idea is cooking oil

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: Theatre Downtown, Orlando
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Archie Bray Ceramics
: Polk Museum of Art
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: Daytona Playhouse
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Green Gables
: Heneger Center for the Arts - Melbourne
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Jaime Ávila: Life Is A Catwalk (La vida es una pasarela)
: Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete
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Kreutzer Sonata
: Mary Ann Wolfe Theater - Miami
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The Subject Was Orchids: Poetry & Painting by Bonnet House Fine Artists
: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens - Ft. Lauderdale
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Duane Hanson: Portraits from the Heartland
: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art - Sarasota
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Court Orders Munch Art Theft Suspect Held
OSLO, Norway -- A Norwegian court on Monday ordered a suspect in the brazen daytime theft of two Edvard Munch masterpieces jailed for four weeks pending investigation and possible indictment. The 37-year-old Norwegian was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the Aug. 22. raid of the Munch Museum in Oslo.

Art Group Honors Met Museum Director
NEW YORK -- Philippe de Montebello, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been cited by an international art and antique dealers group for his lifetime contribution to the arts. Montebello will receive the CINOA Prize at the organization's general assembly meeting in New York, where it will discuss and report on the state of the arts.

Council of 101 gives $350,000 to the Orlando Museum of Art
ORLANDO, FL -- The Council of 101, an organization dedicated to supporting the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA), continued its extraordinary record of giving when it presented the OMA with $350,000 at its Annual Spring Luncheon on April 28. The Council of 101 derives its revenue from the Festival of Trees held annually in November and the Council of 101 Antiques Show & Sale held annually in the spring.

Fernando Gonzalez Appointed Curator of Jazz Programming for Miami Performing Arts Center
MIAMI -- MPAC Artistic Director Justin Macdonnell today announced the appointment of jazz critic and producer Fernando Gonzalez as the Center’s Curator of Jazz Programming, effective immediately. In this position, Gonzalez will help create and develop programs in jazz and in related improvised contemporary music for MPAC’s indoor and outdoor stages.

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