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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

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Event Title: Art after 5
Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Art after 5
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Adults $10 / Children (6-17) $5 / Children 5 & under Free
May 5, 2011
May 12, 2011
May 19, 2011
May 26, 2011
June 2, 2011
June 9, 2011
June 16, 2011
June 23, 2011
June 30, 2011
Enjoy a cocktail on the Museum of Art loggia and stroll through the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries. Children of all ages will marvel at the Circus Museum's Howard Bros. Circus miniature and the Wisconsin railroad car.
For more information call 941.359.5700 or visit www.ringling.org

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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Thursday, May 12, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

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Where: Alliance for the Arts
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'úuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Thursday, May 12, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Event Title: Quartet Duo
Where: Holley Hall
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM EST

Final Chamber Soiree of the Season: Quartet Duo

This memorable chamber concert features the Sarasota String Quartet performing the solemn beauty of Shubert's String Quartet No. 13 (Rosamunde) and the folk-like melodies of Ginastera's cowboy inspired String Quartet No. 1.
Shubert's String Quartet No. 13 was the only one of his string quartets to be published in his lifetime. Ginastera waited until his career was well established before writing his first string quartet.
Wine tasting and complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be offered before the Chamber Soiree at 4:30 p.m.
When: May 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Holley Hall
How:
Tickets are $24 to $30. Call the box office (941) 953-3434 or visit www.SarasotaOrchestra.org to purchase tickets.

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Event Title: Bora Yoon
Where: Asolo Theater
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM EST
May 12, 2011
The Artists of the Hermitage Retreat
Bora Yoon
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Bora Yoon, an experimental multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer, creates architectural soundscapes from everyday found objects, chamber instruments, digital devices, and voice.
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org for more information.


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