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Upcoming Events this Month...
Colors of Life: Anita Wooten
Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Where: The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach
Kaddish in Wood
Where: Florida Holocaust Museum
Parsons Dance Company
Where: Phillips Center
Oh Say Can You See: American Art from the West Foundation Collection
Where: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Combined Talents: The Florida International
Where: FSU MoFA
Where: New World Landing
Southeast & Keys
Latin American Masters III
Sarasota & Her Islands 30 Days of Discovery 2007
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood-Published Hollywood 360°
Magazine Nets State Award for City Agency
The City of Hollywoods Department of Parks, Recreation
& Cultural Arts (PRCA) will receive a state award later this
month for the 2006-2007 issue of Hollywood 360° magazine,
which is published by the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (ACCH).
A partner with ACCH on the publication, PRCA will receive the 2007
Florida Recreation and Park Association Media Excellence Award on
Thursday, Aug. 30, at a state convention banquet in Orlando. The
annual award recognizes an agency or individual who has significantly
contributed to the publics increased awareness and recognition
of public parks, recreation and leisure services programs.
Boca Raton Museum of Art Acknowledges Tolksdorf Bequest
Boca Raton - As the recipient of a bequest from the Simone Stakolt
Tolksdorf estate valued at more than $1 million, the Boca Raton
Museum of Art, along with the cultural and educational community
it serves, will benefit from her generosity for years to come. The
late Simone Stakolt Tolksdorf had a vision for the future that included
her ongoing support and development for the Boca Raton Museum of
Art's community education and outreach programming. The generous
bequest to the Museum in Mrs. Tolksdorf's estate will be acknowledged
and celebrated during the upcoming exhibition Degas in Bronze:
The Complete Sculptures.
Palm Beach Photographic Centre Announces Student FOTOcamp Winners
Delray Beach - The Palm Beach Photographic Centre announced the
young winners of its current FOTOcamp exhibition, which is running
through September 22 in downtown Delray Beach. The winning students,
each of whom attended one of two FOTOcamp sessions this summer,
1st place: Brook Goldman, 13, of Delray Beach
Received the Canon Student Award & Canon Digital Camera. 2nd
place: Jaclyn Karasik, 12, of Lake Worth
Received a Family Plus INFocus Membership. 3rd place: Madison Davell,
14, of Boca Raton Received a Family Plus INFocus Membership. The
FOTOcamp exhibition was judged by Arnold Drapkin, a retired Editor
for Time Magazine, who selected the winners based on their overall
Bach Festival Society Announces Partnership with Knight
Winter Park - The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is pleased
to announce a new partnership with Knight, an internationally-respected
Orlando-based marketing and creative agency. With Knight's support
for marketing and public relations, the Bach Festival Society will
be able to grow organizationally and expand its reach. "Working
together, we will ensure the Bach Festival continues to be a pillar
of Winter Park and a cornerstone of the region's fine-arts scene,
as it has been since the mid-1930s," said Ken Jones, COO of
Orlando Opera Company Commissions International Artist Robert
Silvers to Produce Signature Photomosaic in Commemoration
of 50th Anniversary
ORLANDO Entering its 50th Anniversary Season in 2007-2008,
Orlando Opera Company has been establishing ways to commemorate
a half-century of production excellence and community collaboration.
To serve as a visual centerpiece for the celebration, and as a permanent
commemoration of the many faces, productions, community support,
and educational outreach programs that have been a part of the companys
presence in Central Florida for the past 50 years, Orlando Opera
Company has commissioned artist Robert Silvers to create a Photomosaic
art image. In his signature style that combines technology and art,
an image representing Orlando Opera Company has been created using
thousands of smaller photos from the companys productions,
behind-the-scenes work, educational programs, special events, and
various other activities found in the companys photo archives.
Many of these images date back to the earliest performances when
Orlando Junior League held An Evening of Opera in Concert
to benefit the Florida Symphony Orchestra and feature many distinguished
guest artists that have performed with Orlando Opera Company such
as Luciano Pavoratti, Denyce Graves, and the then-unknown Placido
The Orlando Shakespeare Theater Annoucnes Availability of Online
Orlando - The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is pleased to announce
the availability of online ticket sales via its website, www.orlandoshakes.org.
The Theater has undergone numerous changes resulting from a growth
spurt over the past few months including a name change, new logo
and website, as well as its new ticketing system, Theatre Manager.
Theatre Manager is a vast improvement and will assist customers
with much more efficiency than before.
J. Barry Lewis is Named Resident Guest Director at Palm Beach
Palm Beach - A regular stage director for West Palm Beachs
only resident professional theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks. J. Barry
Lewis has been named the theatres Resident Guest Director.
We are pleased and honored that J. Barry Lewis is officially
joining the Dramaworks staff. He has had a long affiliation with
our organization, serving as guest director and board member. For
several years he has worked collaboratively with me, and he has
become a trusted advisor," stated William Hayes, Dramaworks
Producing Artistic Director. In addition, Mark C. Perlberg of Palm
Beach Gardens, FL has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board
of Palm Beach Dramaworks. An active Dramaworks Board Director for
close to two years, Mr. Perlberg has been enthusiastic with the
company's recent growth and looks forward to it continued strength
as a vital part of the cultural landscape of the Palm Beaches.
Miami Teens Reach Semi-Finals At International Poetry Slam
Miami - Six Miami-area teenagers traveled as a team
to San Josc, California from July 17 to 22 to compete in the Brave
New Voices 10h Annual International Youth Poetry Slam Festival and
made it to the semi-finals in the competition. The festival included
over 400 participants from almost 40 cities from across the country
participating in workshops and readings with established poets and
performers, open mics, and the National Youth Poetry Slam itself,
the competitive event. The Miami team, which included a diverse
range of some of South Floridas best young writers, was selected
from participants in the local WordSpeak program sponsored by the
noted arts non-profit Tigertail Productions.
Women Playwrights' Initiative selects Deborah Brevoort for its
Orlando - Women Playwrights' Initiative (WPI) is pleased to announce
that internationally known playwright-lyricist Deborah Brevoort
has joined WPI's National Advisory Council. A former student of
Paula Vogel's at Brown University, Brevoort is the author of The
Women of Lockerbie which won the Kennedy Center's fund for
New American Plays Award and the silver medal in the Onassis International
Playwriting Competition. Lockerbie was produced Off-Broadway and
in London, and was produced this year by Tim Robbins' Actors Gang
in L.A. who will tour the play internationally beginning in 2008.
2007-2008 Orlando Opera Studio Artists Announced
ORLANDO Orlando Opera Company President and C.E.O. Jim
Ireland is pleased to announce the Orlando Studio Artists and new
touring shows for the 2007-08 50th Anniversary season. The Orlando
Opera Studio affords an interim training ground for young artists
who have completed their formal studies and who are looking to increase
their experience and education before embarking on professional
careers in opera. The four singers are provided coaching on voice,
movement, and acting during their one to two-year tenure at the
opera. All artists increase their experience by performing in the
companys mainstage productions and go on tour for the opera,
performing for Florida schools, senior centers, fundraising events,
theaters, community centers, and corporations. The 2007-2008 Orlando
Opera Studio Artists are soprano Angela Mortellaro; mezzo-soprano
Sarah Limper; tenor Jon-Michael Ball; and baritone Nimrod Weisbrod.
The Bach Festival Society Announces Debut of Sing, O Ye
Heavens Moravian Recording
Winter Park - The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is pleased
to announce the release of its first nationally distributed CD,
Sing, O Ye Heavens: Moravian Sacred Vocal Music Performed
by the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra. The product of a partnership
between the Bach Festival Society and the Moravian Music Foundation,
this CD features some of the most beloved music of the Moravian
Church performed by the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra along
with visiting Moravian singers.
Boca Raton Museum of Art Appoints Roberta Stewart as Administrative
Boca Raton - After a thorough national search, the Boca Raton Museum
of Art today announced that Roberta Hickson Stewart has been chosen
to fill the position of Director of Administration. Ms. Stewart
has spent the last 28 years in the service of one of the premier
fine arts institutions in this country, Cranbrook Academy of Art
and Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
ArtServes Exhibit Paints Fort Lauderdale Red Once Again
Fort Lauderdale Its the art exhibit Fort Lauderdale
waits for every year. Its the Red Eye. For one night only,
underground artists come together to prove that the city they live
in has what it takes to put on an art show that is talked about
for months to come. ArtServe opened its entire facility in order
to create an art experience 7/27/07, which included installation
pieces, short film premieres, an interactive art room, an open MIC
room and street artists painting live. It was the infusion
of cutting edge art into the predictable and sleepy art scene of
South Florida, said local artist Selene Vasquez. Its
this type of show that proves that this city contains the talent
to create a strong network of artists to keep up with progressive
art havens, like Miami.
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Joins Elephant
West Palm Beach - The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the
Performing Arts has announced that is has joined ELEPHANT EYE THEATRICAL
in an initiative to create new book musicals for Broadway. Formed
in late 2005 by producers Stuart Oken, Michael Leavitt and Five
Cent Productions, ELEPHANT EYE is capitalized at $8,000,000 and
has three projects in advanced stages of development, including
the recently announced The Addams Family.
Assistant Conductor of the Florida West Coast Symphony to Compete
in International Conducting Competition
Sarasota - Dirk Meyer, assistant conductor of the Florida West Coast
Symphony and principal conductor of the Florida West Coast Symphony's
Youth Orchestra, has been selected as a finalist to compete in the
third Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition, hosted
by Instrumenta, which will take place in Mexico City September 4-9.
Nearly 100 conductors from around the world participated in the
contest. They were each examined by a jury of accomplished conductors
and musicians who narrowed the pool to 18 finalists to compete in
the final round. That group will in turn be narrowed to six, then
three and then to the winner who will receive a $10,000 prize and
the opportunity to guest conduct more than 15 professional orchestras.
This month's featured artist is husband and wife
Bill and Eli' Perras. They are musicians, singers, songwriters
and activists. Their music allows them to travel throughout the
state of Florida and outside her borders. They have been featured
at many annual festivals, including the Florida Folk Festival, in
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