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Sunday, May 1, 2011
Where: The Palladium
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
Creation Dance Championships
Sun., 5/1,10 a.m. until at least 6 p.m., come and go as you please
Free and Open to the public
http://www.creationdancechamps.com/
Creation is an adjudicated dance competition that helps to promote the learning and development of young dancers. Creation has been touring the country and raising the standard in the competitive world of dance for over 13 years. Call Box Office for time.


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Event Title: Pottery Exhibits
Where: Dunedin Fine Art Center
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Hundreds of Years in the Making - Pottery Exhibits Make Waves at the Dunedin Fine Art Center

International attendees to the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and our local communities will be treated to a vibrant range of ceramic exhibitions in the Tampa Bay Area during March and April. The Dunedin Fine Art Center features three outstanding examples in their spring exhibitons: Frozen in Fire, Timeless and From the Ground UP.

In his guide to the ceramic art of the American Southwest, entitled Preserved By Chance, Robert Drapkin writes: "The ceramic art of the American southwest prior to the first European contact is the pure expression of the life, culture and thinking of the first American artists. It is fine art that ranks among the most creative and important art objects ever produced." In Timeless, the Dunedin Fine Art Center is honored to present select pieces of prehistoric southwest American Indian pottery from the Drapkin Collection.

In contrast to these ancient treasures, Frozen in Fire: Crystalline Waves features an international juried exhibition of contemporary ceramic works specializing in crystalline glaze techniques. Crystalline artists Ginny Conrow, Diane Creber and John Tilton made up the distinguished jury panel that selected the 68 works on display.

The third exhibition, From the Ground UP: DFAC Clay Works, features outstanding ceramic works of DFAC's faculty and students, acknowledging NCECA's and DFAC's shared educational missions.
03/25/11 - 05/01/11 - Douglas-Whitely Gallery
Frozen in Fire: Crystalline Waves
The latest Crystalline Glazed pottery from around the world.
03/25/11 - 05/01/11 - Entel Family Gallery
Timeless: Prehistoric Southwest American Indian Pottery from the Drapkin Collection
Featured selections from the Drapkin Collection.
03/25/11 - 05/01/11 - Meta Brown Gallery
From the Ground UP: DFAC Clay Works
Outstanding ceramic works of DFAC's faculty and students, acknowledging NCECA's and DFAC's shared educational missions.

Crystalline Panel Discussion and Reception
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 6-9pm
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 6-9pm ($5 admission - Members FREE)
All at the Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd. - Dunedin, FL - 727.298.DFAC - www.dfac.org

Galleries & Gift Shop Hours:
Mon.- Fri. 10am-5pm - Sat. 10am-2pm - Sun. 1-4pm
Gallery Admission FREE

Palm Café Hours:
Mon.- Fri. 9am-2pm - Saturday 10am - 2pm

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Where: Florida Holocaust Museum
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Peace/War, Survival/Extinction: An Artist's Plea for Sanity
On view Fri., Mar. 11 - Mon., May 30, 2011
For the first time the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is coming to the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. The conference dates are Mar. 30 - Apr. 2, 2011.
This annual conference for ceramic artists is held in a different city each year. The event draws 5,000 - 7,000 clay enthusiasts - many of whom will have cars they'll use to visit the Florida Holocaust Museum and other venues across the region. NCECA has also hired buses to transport conference attendees to many museums, attractions and special events which will take place on both sides of Tampa Bay.The Florida Holocaust Museum is proud to present an outstanding exhibition in support of NCECA. The exhibition's focus is to provide social commentary on war, human rights violations and genocide, and to encourage dialogue about the avoidance of conflict. Richard Notkin's tile murals, teapots, sculpture and installations will be included in the exhibition.

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Event Title: URBAN / GORILLA
Where: Gorilla Theatre
Sunday, May 1, 2011
URBAN / GORILLA
Two weeks, two unforgettable performances
April 21 - May 1, 2011
The Gorilla Theatre presents two outstanding one-man shows in a mini-festival we're calling URBAN / GORILLA.

URBAN:
JAILS, HOSPITALS AND HIP HOP
by Danny Hoch
starring Curtis Belz
Jails, Hospitals and Hip Hop is a one-man tour de force that wows audiences and critics alike. Curtis Belz brings New York City's rich oral traditions alive as he transforms into a variety of colorful and powerfully dynamic characters.
If you missed this production at the Straz Center, HCC or Ruth Eckerd Hall, now's your chance. If you saw it, then we know you want to see it again.
GORILLA:
A REPORT TO AN ACADEMY
by Franz Kafka
starring Drew Valins
Kafka's riveting short story A Report to an Academy is brought to life in a stunning adaptation by Drew Valins.
Valins details his transformation from ape to human, from the horrors of being snatched into captivity and held within a confining cage to the realization that he must become something he is not in order to obtain something like freedom.
Finally, an ape on the Gorilla stage! A gripping must-see!

TICKET PRICES
Save by seeing both plays (same day)
On Thursdays:
ONE PLAY: Full Price $20 / Students & Seniors $15 / Student Rush $10, 30 minutes before the show whenever we are not sold out.
BOTH PLAYS: Full Price $30 / Students & Seniors $20
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays:
ONE PLAY: Full Price $25 / Students & Seniors $20 / Student Rush $10, 30 minutes before the show whenever we are not sold out.
BOTH PLAYS: Full Price $35 / Students & Seniors $25


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Where: Florida Holocaust Museum
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Richard Notkin: Ceramic Sculptures
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - Sunday, May 1, 2011

The focus of this Museum curated exhibition of Notkin's work is to provide social commentary on war, human rights violations and genocide
and to encourage dialogue about the avoidance of conflict. The goal of the exhibition is to illicit an emotional and intellectual response that may
inspire viewers to "take action" in their communities. The exhibition will consist of Notkin's tile murals, teapots, sculpture and installations. An
Opening Reception
Sat., Mar. 19, 2011, 7 p.m.

The evening includes the opportunity to meet the artist, Richard Notkin, and view the exhibition.
Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Cost to attend: Free for Museum members; $9 for guests. Guest admission may be applied to Museum membership during the evening.
Please call 727.820.0100, ext. 236 to make your reservation.



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Event Title: Fambol Tok
Where: Florida Holocaust Museum
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Fambol Tok
Photo exhibition
On view Sat., Mar. 26, 2011 - Sun., May 1, 2011
Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone's brutal war come face to face in an unprecedented reconciliation program of grassroots truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. Fambul Tok will
change the way you think about Africa, inviting you to examine your own life - and what the power of forgiveness can accomplish.


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