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Location: Damien B. Contemporary Art Center, Miami
mornings, 2 sunsets, and 1 wife (do not move.): an exhibit of tangible
Location: Centre Gallery, Marshall Center, 1st Floor, Room 102,
Nelson is Missing
Location: Lowndes Shakespeare Festival in Loch Haven Park, Orlando
the Frame, Impressionism Revisited: The Sculptures of J. Seward
Location: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow
Location: Florida Studio Theatre
Artist Muriel Van Patten and Ceramist Walter Yovaish
Location: Manatee Community College (MCC) Venice Fine Art Gallery
Location: VSA arts of Florida, Tampa
City of Pembroke Pines First Annual Art Exhibition
Location: The Glass Gallery, Pembroke Pines
Aslakson-Jennings, Pat Wolfe, Sue Jester
Location: Santa Fe Gallery, Davis and Blount centers
Location: Naples Dinner Theatre
Amundsen - November Artist of the Month
Location: Osceola Center for the Arts
Waters: The Aquatic Preserves of Florida
Location: Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art
Location: Gainesville Artisans' Guild Gallery
for Harry McCormick
Location: Galeria San Sebastian, Inverness
King & I
Location: Pensacola Junior College - AFAA
tycoon seeks public home for major art collection
LISBON -- A Portuguese tycoon, who left his modest family as a teenager
to build a fortune in the mining sector in South Africa, wants to
share his extensive modern art collection with the public. But Jose
Berardo, 61, is growing increasingly frustrated with the red tape
encircling his dream of establishing a museum to house the collection
in Portugal and is considering moving it abroad. "I have been
speaking with Portuguese authorities about my art collection for
seven years now but the government and the ministers keep changing.
My idea was to build a place to house my collection and give young
artists in Portugal a chance to see what has been done in the world
of art. Sadly Portugal does not share my ideas." If the Portuguese
government does not approve a proposal to set up a museum to showcase
his works by the end of the year, Berardo -- knicknamed "Joe
Gold" -- said he will put them on display in another country.
The United States, Japan and especially France have all shown interest
in the collection of over 4,000 works which include paintings by
Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.
Beethoven manuscript found in Philadelphia
WASHINGTON -- An 80-page, handwritten working manuscript score of
Beethoven's Grosse Fuge that went missing 115 years ago has
been found by a librarian near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Turned
over to Sotheby's, which will put it on display in New York on November
16 to 19 before it goes up for auction in London on December 1,
the manuscript is in the composer's own hand, the auction house
said. Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, among his last works from
the period when he was deaf, was originally part of a string quartet,
it was also transcribed for the piano by the legendary German composer.
The newly discovered Beethoven manuscript is expected to fetch between
$1.7 million and $2.6 million when it goes up for auction.
raises questions over museum show
WARWICK, RI --An expletive in one of 25 works of art in the Warwick
Museum's 19th annual exhibition and fundraiser - the Rhode Island
Open - has a Warwick Neck resident questioning whether the painting
should be displayed by an organization supported in part by tax
dollars and in a city-owned building. Entitled "Welcome Back
Martha" by Providence artist Kent Stetson, the canvas contains
the F-word. Despite the controversy, the museum's executive director
is opposed to taking the work down until after the art show concludes
Nov. 5 - concerned such an action would be labeled censorship. But
Damon A. Campagna acknowledged he took the artwork off one of the
museum's walls one day when members of a musical quintet performing
a concert inside the building expressed an objection, worried the
language would be inappropriate for a number of children expected
to attend. In essence, Campagna admitted to censorship, although
he argued the museum space was not being utilized as an art gallery
at the time the concert was scheduled, and the piece was returned
to the same spot it had been hanging afterwards.
Endowment for the Arts and Pensacola Opera Announce a Military Base
Tour of Opera and Broadway Music
PENSACOLA, FL The National Endowment for the Arts and
Pensacola Opera announce the Great American Voices Military Base
Tour: Unforgettable Melodies from Opera & Broadway, a national
initiative that will celebrate the best of American arts bringing
professional performances of opera and musical theater to military
installations nationwide. Pensacola Opera was awarded a grant from
National Endowment for the Arts to perform for neighboring Air Force
Bases: Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, FL and Eglin Air Force
Base in Valparaiso, FL. Through the Great American Voices
program, more than 20 professional opera companies will conduct
performances at 39 military bases around the country, The tour,
which runs from October 2005 through August 2006, will feature selections
from popular operas such as Bizets Carmen and Mozarts
Don Giovanni, as well as highlights from classic American
musical composers including Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim,
and Leonard Bernstein. Performances will be offered at no cost to
the base or to audience members. In addition to the above concerts,
Pensacola Opera will also be providing educational performances
through its two family operas: John Davies The Three Little
Pigs and the original opera, (Your) Opera in a Trunk,
written and directed by Dr. David Charles.
Center Recipient of Grant from Target Corporation
DORA, FL Mount Dora Center of the Arts is pleased to announce
the receipt of a grant from Target in the amount of $2,400.00. The
grant, which was presented to MDCA during the opening of Targets
new store in Mount Dora, will be used to continue their highly successful
Celebrate Art! program. Celebrate Art! is
an educational art outreach program being presented to public schooled
children currently enrolled in the city of Mount Doras after
school program. The focus of the Celebrate Art! outreach
program is to familiarize children with the eight basic elements
of art: line, shape, color, space, form, texture, value and composition.
Each child will create a personal art book displaying the concepts
they have learned, which will serve as both a scrapbook of their
time spent in the program and a reference book for the future.
Education - Lockheed
Martin Awards Grant to Orlando Opera
FL General Director Robert Swedberg is pleased to announce
a new partnership with Lockheed Martin. The corporation has committed
to an extraordinary, multi-year education sponsorship that will
enable Orlando Opera to restructure, enhance, and expand its education
and outreach efforts. The Opera on Tour! in-school arts education
program had been at maximum capacity, resulting in untapped audiences
and unmet needs. The Lockheed Martin leadership grant creates a
win-win-win situation for the artists, the community, and the Opera
and were grateful for the vision on the part of this
great corporation to make it happen, said Swedberg. Lockheed
Martins leadership grant will enable Orlando Opera to expand
the touring program by increasing staffing in its Education and
Outreach Department, adding additional performers and subsequently
more educational touring shows, enhancing curricula materials, and
improving the Opera on Tour! sets, costumes, and props. The Lockheed
Martin Studio Artist Program ensures that the performing artists
receive regular training and perform a greater share of the education
performances, allowing Orlando Operas Resident Artists more
time to focus on their professional studies and mainstage operas.
Orlando Opera will impact thousands more students annually because
of the new grant.
Hancock Rux Named MPAC African Diaspora Programs
Miami Performing Arts Center has selected Carl Hancock Rux,
an award-winning poet, playwright, and performer, as MPAC African
Diaspora programs artist-in-residence. In this role, Rux will advise
on programs and create works that explore the African Diaspora and
its impact on the cultures of the Americas. Recognized by The New
York Times Magazine as One of the Artists Under the Age of
Thirty Most Likely to Influence Culture Over the Next Thirty Years,
Rux joins Fernando Gonzalez, MPAC jazz programming curator, and
David Clarkson, MPAC physical theater artist-in-residence, as one
of several artists and experts from specific disciplines who will
work closely with MPAC Artistic Director Justin Macdonnell on programming
the Center's indoor and outdoor stages.
month's featured artists is Fine
Art Photographer, Richard Stewart.
He is an award-winning photographer of natural beauty. He has worked
as a journalist and photographer for more than 30 years. His photography
has appeared in newspapers, magazines and books.
month's Lifetime Achievement Spotlight
honoree is 86 year old Alberto Alonso, co-founder of
the Ballet Nacionale de Cuba, and only non-Russian to ever be invited
to choreograph for the Bolshoi Ballet.
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month's featured Cultural Partner is Leepa-Rattner
Museum of Art.
museum, located in Tarpon Springs, FL, commits to excellence in
visual arts education, fosters aesthetic, critical, and ethical
thinking as a bridge to the future, and nurtures interest in 20th
century art through the works of Abraham Rattner, Esther Gentle,
and their contemporaries.