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Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus
Where: Goldman Theater
Lois Greenfield - Twenty-five Years of Dance
Where: Southeast Museum of Photography
Woman In Black
Where: Masque Community Theatre
25th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show
Precious objects exhibition
Where: Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
Still Life With Iris
Where: Tallahassee - Florida State University
Go Wild For Opera
Where: Barkley House, Pensacola
Manuel Carrillo: A Mexican Master
Where: Boca Raton Museum of Art
Fall Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Competition
Where: Bonita Springs Center for the Arts
Goodbye to Bad Hair Days and Hello to Great Opera!
- Join the celebration of Samson & Dalila with Orlando Opera
and Salon Salon as we collaborate for the shear fun of it! Visit
Salon Salon from November 3 -17, 2006 for a special buy one, get
one free ticket promotion for Orlando Operas magnifique production
of Samson & Dalila.
Raton Museum of Art Announces Chairpersons of Annual Museum Gala:
Doreen & Robert Alrod
Raton - The Boca Raton Museum of Art is honored to announce that
Doreen & Robert Alrod have been named as Chairpersons for their
Annual Museum Gala, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at the
Boca Raton Resort & Club. The Annual Gala is the Museum's most
glamorous fundraising event of the season. We
are thrilled to act as Chairpersons for the Annual Museum Gala this
year, said Doreen Alrod. This event has always been
such an exceptional evening of elegance.
Hires New Development Director Sarasota - Florida Studio Theatre is happy to announce the hiring
of Sarasota Resident Doug Kerr as its new Development Director.
Mr. Kerr brings extensive experience to the position he will be
commencing in November. Having lived in Sarasota for over 25 years,
Doug has always been involved in the Not-for-profit sector of business
including serving as the Executive Director of the John and Mable
Ringling Museum of Art Foundation and the Vice President of the
Coastal Recovery Center. He joined the Boys and Girls Club as Vice
President of Development over nine years ago.
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Announces
Expansion of Project Augusta Savage Jacksonville
- The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens continues to bring the
arts to children in the community this school year through Project
Augusta Savage. Project Augusta Savage, which began in 1997, is
a very special partnership between The Cummer and students and their
families of St. Pius and Holy Rosary Schools. For approximately
300 students, the program offers exposure to the arts in a curriculum-based
setting, effectively serving as the art department at schools which
otherwise would not have one. This year the program has expanded
to serve all of the students at both schools, from the three-year
olds to the eighth graders.
Philharmonic Concertmaster Knighted in Budapest Orlando
- The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra proudly announces that Concertmaster
Tamas Kocsis was recently honored with a Knighthood in Budapest.
Knighted in a three-hour ceremony held in Budapest earlier this
month, Hungarian-born "Chevalier Tamas Kocsis" is now
a member of the ancient Order of Knights, "The Military and
Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem." The Order
was established in the year 1098. Chev. Kocsis was accepted at the
highest possible entering rank of Commander. The mission of his
Order has been since its founding to serve the needy and the suffering.
Resident Artists Ready to Tour New Shows! ORLANDO Orlando Opera General Director Robert Swedberg
is pleased to announce the Resident Artists and new touring shows
for the 2006-07 season. Now in its sixteenth year, the Orlando Opera
Resident Artist Program affords an interim training ground for graduates
who are looking to increase their experience and education before
going on to professional careers in opera. The four artists are
provided coaching on voice, movement, and acting during their one
to two-year stay at the opera. They increase their experience by
performing in mainstage shows produced by the opera and go on tour
for the opera, performing for Florida schools, senior centers, fundraising
events, theaters, community centers, and corporations. The Resident
Artists are soprano Marcy Richardson, the Shirley Jaffe Resident
Artist; mezzo-soprano Ilah Raleigh; tenor Jon-Michael Ball; and
bass-baritone Nimrod Weisbrod.
Supporters to Receive Awards at Eighth Annual Crystal Vision Gala Hollywood
Lori Parrish (government); Dr. Fred Lippman (Chairmans
Award); Bonnie Barnett (community service); Jo Motlow North (individual)
and MCZ/Centrum Development (business) received the Crystal Vision
Award for Support of the Arts at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods
Eighth Annual Crystal Vision Gala on Saturday, Oct. 28. The event
is an annual fundraiser for the Art and Culture Center. The Little
River Band was the featured entertainment for the gala.
All Access Pass Program Strives to Make the Arts Accessible Hollywood
In its commitment to create opportunities for all people
to experience the arts, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
has instituted the All Access Pass Program, which provides complimentary
tickets to populations that might not otherwise formally experience
the visual and performing arts.
Trove Sale A Soaring Success Boca
Raton Caldwell Theatre Companys treasure trove sale
held the weekend of October 28-29 was a soaring success and raised
over $10,000 for the theaters general operating account. In
anticipation of the move to its new theater located just north of
its present location (targeted opening: November 2007), Caldwell
held the fundraiser to raise much-needed operating funds and reduce
packing of 31 years-worth of materials from Caldwells
warehouse, off site shops, and costume and prop shops.
month's featured artist is sculptor and painter, Brian
Owens. From Michigan to Florida, from engineer
to sculptor, from objectivist to humanist, Brian R. Owens has made
an improbable journey into the world of art and the continent of
his soul. Learn
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