May 1, 2006 Volume 2 Issue 5



The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern

It's a brisk, clearly stated survey, from cave painting to conceptual art, that doesn't talk down to its reader and doesn't assume a prior art education. And, most important, it never bores.

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13th Annual All Florida Show
Centre Gallery, USF

2006 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Annual Student Juried Exhibition
: Anita S. Wooten East Campus Gallery - VCC

China through the Eyes of Santa Fe
: President's Exhibition Hall in the Alan J. Robertson Administration Building

Coloring Florida
: Art Expressions Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale

Dalí Illustrates Wagner’s ‘Tristan and Isolde’
: The Salvador Dalí Museum

Documenting China: Contemporary Photography and Social Change
: Boca Raton Musesum of Art

Photography exhibition: Paper and Light
: Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

Richard Florsheim: An Art Legacy
: Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

Searching for love & fire at David Castillo
: David Castillo Contemporary Art, Miami

See Rock City
: Theatre Conspiracy, Ft. Myers, FL

: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

Sophisticated Ladies: The Art of Theatrical Couture
: Daytona Beach Museum of Arts & Sciences

Reeve Schumacher - State of Reeve Schumacher VS Florida
: Damien B. Contemporary Art Center

Summa + Magna: DFAC Student / Member and Faculty Exhibitions
: Dunedin Fine Art Center

William Crutchfield - Drawing Range
: Boca Raton Musesum of Art

Best of Ringling Annual Juried Student Exhibition
: Selby Gallery Lecture Hall

Encore! The Art of the Asolo Theater
: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

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Artist and Producer Rosenberg Joins Tigertail Productions
MIAMI - Tigertail Productions, a pioneering South Florida presenter of contemporary performance, educational programs in the arts, and projects that support local artists, has hired Robert Rosenberg as their new Associate Director. Rosenberg, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, brings a wide range of experience in the cultural field to his work. He has produced and programmed a variety of arts events, including founding and directing the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and the recently concluded Discover Miami music festival, and has become a fixture on the South Florida cultural scene.

Joe Sonken Charitable Trust Donates $2,500 to the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Hollywood – Thanks to a $2,500 donation from the Joe Sonken Charitable Trust, children staying at the Hollywood-based Broward Outreach Center (BOC) received scholarships to attend the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s spring break camp and will have the opportunity to participate in the Center's summer arts camps. The trust was established after the death of Hollywood restaurateur Joe Sonken, who owned the Gold Coast Restaurant on Hollywood Beach until it was destroyed in a fire.

Bob Lappin to Appear at Carnegie Hall Tribute to Skitch Henderson
PALM BEACH- Palm Beach Pops' Bob Lappin will perform at the concert proceeding the New York Pops 23rd Anniversary Gala at Carnegie Hall on May 8. The evening, 88 Keys for Skitch, celebrates the life and contributions to the American Songbook of the late Maestro Henderson. Joining Maestro Lappin will be Liza Minnelli, Darlene Love, Kid Rock and the cast of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys. The evening will be hosted by Elaine Stritch and Van Cliburn is the honorary chairman of the gala.

15th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction At Actors' Playhouse Raises More Than $175,000
CORAL GABLES - Nearly 600 friends and supporters of the Actors' Playhouse gathered at the Miracle Theatre Saturday evening April 22nd for the 15th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction. Hosted by Chairman of the Board Dr. Lawrence E. Stein and Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein, the auction was held at the restored Art Deco Miracle Theatre, located at 280 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Barbara Stein announced to the guests that this year’s auction was dedicated to the memory of the Honorable John Cosgrove, a long-time theatre friend and donor. Mayor Donald Slesnick of Coral Gables also shared his thoughts about John’s outstanding long-time public service career.

Coral Gables Chamber Recognizes Barbara S. Stein as Corporate Business Woman of the Year
CORAL GABLES - The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce recently named Barbara S. Stein, Executive Producing Director of Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, the 2006 Business Woman of the Year in the Corporate Category. The award was created to recognize women in the community who demonstrate excellence in their business of profession, as well as a commitment to serve as a role model to other women.

Miami Teens Compete In International Poetry Slam Festival
MIAMI -Six Miami-area teenagers will travel to New York City from April 25 to 30 to compete in the 9th Annual Brave New Voices Youth Poetry Slam Festival. The festival includes participants from almost 40 cities from across the country participating in workshops and readings with established poets and performers, open mikes, and the National Youth Poetry Slam itself, a competitive event. The Miami “team,” which includes a diverse range of some of South Florida’s best young writers, was selected from participants in the local WordSpeak program sponsored by the noted arts non-profit Tigertail Productions.

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s Executive Director Joy Satterlee is April’s “Lexus Leader of the Arts”
Hollywood, FL – Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Executive Director Joy A. Satterlee, APR, has been named “Lexus Leader of the Arts” for the month of April by South Florida Lexus Dealers and WPBT Channel 2. Satterlee is being honored for her commitment to promote and preserve the arts in South Florida.


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This month's featured artists is Artistic Director, Actor, Producer, Jim Helsinger. Jim has directed, acted and/or produced over 100 professional productions throughout the country. His directing work includes Hamlet, The Imaginary Invalid, Antony and Cleopatra, Every Christmas Story Ever Told, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, Tartuffe, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Taming of the Shrew for the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival, where he serves as Artistic Director.
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