Volume I No. 30 |July 23, 2019
In This Issue
Cathy Folds Books - Dance Dimensions
First Pres Youth String Orchestra
Aerial Antics Youth Circus
Tidbits Galore
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Tidbits Part 1
From Flametree Clay Art Gallery:
If you're local, and a clay artist, we would love to exhibit your work this August.
3 pieces
$25 Exhibiting Fee
30% commission
Call for Fine Artists : Artists & Charities Hand in Hand - Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach
Application deadline Sept. 15, show Nov. 2-3.
Pineapple Playhouse 's last chance to audition for The Bold, The Young, and the Murdered is July 23. Registration begins at 6:30, auditions at 7 p.m.
It's a large cast of 13 actors: five women, four men, and four that can be cast as either. The characters range in age from 20s to 70s. This is a play about a soap opera, a classic play within a play, Katie Dempsey will direct.
Pineapple Playhouse, 700 W. Weatherbee Rd., Fort Pierce. 772-465-0366
The Women Supporting the Arts Grants Workshop is set for August 5, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Court House Cultural Center Galleries, 80 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. The WSA grant is available to Martin County applicants only but the workshop is open to all. Get details at martinarts.org .
Vero Beach Theatre Guild is casting about for actors to audition for the September show, A Bench in the Sun, by Ron Clark.
Casting needs: 2 men - age 50+ and 1 woman - age 50+

2020 San Juan Avenue, Vero Beach
Friday August 2nd 7 p.m.; Saturday August 3rd 10 a.m.; Sunday August 4th 2 p.m.
Bring a Resume and Headshot to Audition. Production Dates September 18-29. 2019
First Presbyterian Church Youth String Orchestra
This week, a Vero Beach audience will get to see and hear the orchestra that brought home a very large trophy from the Music in the Parks competition at Universal Studios in May. The First Presbyterian Youth String Orchestra was awarded First Place with Superior Distinction in their second appearance at the competition, but they aren’t resting on their laurels. The final act is a fundraising concert at First Pres July 25 at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

Jacob Craig, director of music and arts at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach and a bit of a new-world Pied Piper in these parts, had an epiphany one spring day in 2016. He knew he missed teaching high school students at Ridgeway High School in Memphis, Tenn., where he was director of choral activities from 2009-2012. What better way could he find to go back to those roots than to form a string orchestra as a way to spend more time with young musicians?
“There is an amazing transition that takes place for students as they enter into the adult arena, and as research shows that for a student to confidently become an adult, they need to have a minimum of 4-5 adults that they know care about them, and I intend to be one of those adults,” Craig said. “These are extraordinary people, and it is my honor and privilege to spend time with them … .”

By October 2016, with the help of Matt Stott at Vero Beach High School, he had recruited enough students to form this award-winning orchestra. It has grown to 28 students, from 7th grade to incoming college sophomores, Craig said. “The students that responded became the initial group, and they have helped immensely with further identification of students that would be a good fit. I still go into the high school every year for a recruitment pitch, though the word-of-mouth by the students is immensely more effective,” Craig explained.
The orchestra plays during Sunday morning services at First Presbyterian Church every week but that’s only one element of the students’ experience. Entering a competition is “part of fulfilling our mission of pushing the students to be their best in all areas, and competition is a fantastic adjudication of current skill levels.” For students who might think it’s too late to sign up, Craig said, “We accept new students every moment of every year as they show interest.”

The concert Thursday is free, with a freewill offering accepted during the performance to help fund future trips for the orchestra, including an annual competition as well as a performance trip. “This year our performance trip is in the form of a mission trip to the Potchefstroom Children’s Home in South Africa. We will be there in November over Thanksgiving, and will be performing and working at the Children’s Home, as well as collaborating with the university orchestra and churches in the area.”

The FPC Orchestra performs in the 11:00am service each Sunday (10:00am during the summer) at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach. During special performances, the String Orchestra is joined by professional wind and percussion musicians from around the Treasure Coast .
Sunday at the Environmental Learning Center

Politics! Invertebrate Elections!
Searching out invertebrates commonly found around the ELC, young explorers will gather information about these critters' adaptations. Using this info, students will then design a campaign poster and slogan in an attempt to get their invertebrate elected to be President of the ELC.
Sunday, July 28 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Cathy Dog-ears Book Pages But We Don't Mind
Are you extremely patient, calm, and meticulous? I’d like to think I am all of those things and could try my hand at a new-to-me art form, but, sadly, I am going to have to leave book folding to Port St. Lucie artist Cathy Estremera. She very kindly took the time to satisfy my curiosity by telling me how to do it, but sorry, Cathy. It didn’t sink in.

Estremera has been a creator of art all her life, and like many, didn’t let herself acknowledge that she was an Artist until fairly recently. She has considered herself a fibre artist for almost 20 years, and once she accepted that she really is an Artist with a capital A, she began showing the book folding art you see in these photos. 
The artist said she began folding paper as a young girl. That evolved into much more advanced forms as an adult. “Among the paper arts I do are Origami, Golden Venture Origami (3-D Origami), Kusudama Origami, Teabag Folding, and Iris Folding.” Her book folding education came over the Internet. “I reached out to a Scandinavian book artist and an English book artist that were pushing book art from the Traditional Folding style to the Cut and Fold style and they both agreed to teach me via the computer. During that time period they combined Traditional and Cut & Fold styles to create the Hybrid (aka Combi) style.“ Still not getting it, Cathy.
I wondered if Florida’s weather had an effect on her art. “Yes and no,” she said. “I am working with books and paper so humidity and our bright sun can destroy or prematurely age them. However, if they are displayed in a climate controlled environment (i.e. most homes), not in direct sunlight or in the kitchen or bathroom the book art will be fine.” For those thinking about trying it, Estremera has a tip: “Be patient and precise. This is an art form that a being millimeter off will effect and possibly ruin your book.”
For Estremera, her fiber art is never far away, though. “As a fiber artist I am drawn to the older techniques of working with yarn, cords, floss and fabric. I often dye my own yarn, weave (my looms include tapestry looms, rigid heddle looms, 4 shaft table loom, Inkle loom, Accordion loom, 2 string rag rug loom), create Viking Whipcord, and ply-split braiding." 

She enjoys sketching and has dabbled in mural art. Still to be seen are the original India ink sketches she draws before making the first fold in a page. Estremera’s studio is in her home but a selection of her book art is at the Art Connection of Fort Pierce in the historic Arcade Building on the corner of US 1 and Orange Avenue. She’s there every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and has a market site,  https://mkt.com/cathys-curiosities and a few pieces are listed in her Etsy shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/cathyscuriositiesart .
Photos by Cathy's Curiosities: From top: Heart;  Pause, Breathe - Shh! - Puzzle Piece; Eragon; Tea Love
Treasure Coast Youth Symphony has announced its 2019-2020 audition schedule. Visit the website for information and online registration form.
Melbourne City Dance Center is having an open house Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enrollment is on for children ages 3-5.
Music & Paint leads off the Space Coast Symphony's concert at 6 p.m. July 27 at Scott Center for Performing Arts in Melbourne. Composer/pianist Austin Wintory and artist Angela Bermudez improvise a duet of wordless storytelling. You have to see this!

Then Maestro Aaron Collins and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra take One Giant Leap in A Tribute to Apollo, a celebration of the anniversary of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Performances are July 27 at the Scott Center at 7 p.m. and July 28 at Community Church of Vero Beach at 3 p.m.

Plus! See and hear a theremin, an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact.
Ballet Vero Beach with Dimensions
I’m always intrigued when I meet someone who has taken an idea and turned it into a roaring success in the arts, hardly ever an overnight success. I’m talking about seeing the big picture and figuring out how to fill the frame and, more important, how to fill hundreds of seats again and again. Aaron Collins comes to mind, with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. Adam Schnell and Camilo Rodriguez, who created Ballet Vero Beach, followed that same bumpy path a few years later. The ballet company has been phenomenally accepted by the community, and has started a new, must-see, holiday tradition with its Nutcracker on the Indian River. 

A Ballet Vero Beach love for collaboration often takes Schnell and his dancers to Nebraska and brings dancers back to Vero Beach through season. At one summer intensive program at Motion 41 in Omaha, Schnell connected with instructor Jennifer Kronenberg, retired from Miami City Ballet. Those Midwest conversations led to this year’s Riverside Dance Festival, another collaboration, this one between RiversideTheatre and Ballet Vero Beach. 
The annual event is an opportunity for serious students of dance to study with professionals, participate in master classes and open rehearsals, “and work towards the creation of their own work to be performed alongside Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami in a mixed repertory concert to culminate the festival.” The big performances are next weekend, Aug. 2 and 3. Joining the DDTM ensemble will be Ballet Vero Beach’s Anders Southerland, and co-founder Camilo Rodriguez, who will perform in Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain. Kronenberg said, “Gerald Arpino is one of America’s most important choreographers of the 20th century, and Light Rain is really one of his, and subsequently The Joffrey Ballet’s, signature works.”
Kronenberg is delighted that the talked-about collaboration has materialized. Between them, Dance Dimensions’ Kronenberg and her husband, Carlos Miguel Guerra, had almost forty years with the Miami City Ballet, thirty of them as principal dancers before they retired. So what do two ballet dancers do when they leave their life’s work? They were faced with some difficult decisions.
They had offers to work out of state, but they knew Miami was home. “We had developed a strong connection to the community, have our family here, and had built a home for ourselves and our young daughter,” Kronenberg said. “We didn’t foresee much in the way of professional opportunity outside of MCB. We could have accepted teaching positions at any number of schools, or even started our own (which we had strongly considered), but at the end of the day we knew we wanted to be working with professionals and eventually directing a company.”

In the tradition of the old Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland — We’ll put on a show! — movies, they gathered some local, out-of-work dancers. Then an open date at Miami-Dade County Auditorium magically appeared, and they were off and running. Their former director at MCB, Edward Villella, advised them, “but it was Septime Webre who really gave us the final kick in the pants, so to speak. He stressed to us that if we wanted to do this, the time was now. Just go for it, no apologies, no fear, no excuses.” Webre had been artistic director for The Washington Ballet for 17 years and now directs the Hong Kong Ballet.
Advice is good but tangible help is even better, and Webre came through in spades. “He very generously offered us his ballet Juanita & Alicia, which he created (for) The Washington Ballet and had never been performed in Florida. It was a natural fit for Miami, steeped in Cuban nostalgia,” Kronenberg said. The opening was a huge success, leaving the public and the dancers asking for more. The couple realized that they suddenly had a huge responsibility on their shoulders to keep the momentum going. “Since that show in November 2016, the bus has taken off at about 100 MPH. We are very fortunate to have a supportive board, an amazingly invested and talented artistic and production team, as well as incredible group of advisors available to us when we need guidance. Our rapid success has really been the result of a truly collective team effort.” And great collaborations.

Riverside Theatre and Ballet Vero Beach Present Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami
Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3, 2019, 8:00 p.m. at Riverside Theatre. DDTM is online and on Facebook , as is Ballet Vero Beach - online and on Facebook . Tickets are available online .
Photos: https://www.dimensionsdancemia.com and Ballet Vero Beach. From top: Jennifer Kronenberg, Carlos Guerra, the company, Camilo A. Rodriguez.
Travel with the Arts Council of Martin County

The 2019 Art Excursion went to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a total-immersion arts tour. Operas, galleries, art strolls, even glassblowing. And a good time was had by all, according to reports.

There are still some spots open for the Arts Council of Martin County's May 2020 Art Excursion to Italy.

Photo: Marie Jureit-Beamish on the 2019 Art Excursion to Santa Fe with the Arts Council of Martin County
Record Your Voice on Edison's Invention!
Curious about how Edison recorded sound? For one hour on July 26 and Aug. 2, the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will give visitors a rare opportunity to record their voice using the technology created by Thomas Edison and his staff in the 19th century, and then hear it played back.

International phonograph expert John Kurdyla will demonstrate the process between 11 a.m. and noon both days. According to an Edison Ford spokesperson, Kurdyla has one of the largest private collections of phonographs and Edison memorabilia and is an expert on Edison recorded sound. His book, When Music Was Magic, is available in the museum store. The presentations are included with admission and are free for Edison Ford members. For more information, visit the website at  www.edisonford.org  or call 239-334-7419.
Tidbits Part 2
Summer Museum hours at A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery are Saturdays, 10 AM to 4 PM; and Sundays, 12 Noon to 4 PM. Admission is $5 per person; AARP, AAA, and Veterans with appropriate ID receive a $2 discount. Museum members, students with school ID, children under 18, and active duty military are always free. The first Sunday of the month is Free Admission Day. 
Sunday, July 28, is the third in the summer series of six free movies at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, and The Big Lebowski.

NOTE: Tickets are available in person only at the theatre’s box office located at 117 South Second Street, Ft. Pierce, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday and two hours prior to each movie. Limit 4 tickets per person. Tickets are subject to availability. For more information call 772-461-4775.
Where Am I? , a group exhibition of work by The Wednesday Group, continues at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne. The collection showcases the talents of the women of this long running group of artists and continues through July 27. 
A reminder from Judy Burgarella for Cultural Council of Indian River County member artists:
C hangeover for the Administration Building in Vero Beach is coming up the end of this month, Tuesday, July 30th in Building A. If you have a piece hanging in this exhibition, please be prepared to pick it up that day between 10:00 am and 11:00 am, and you are welcome to bring another in its place.  

"I encourage all 2-Dimensional artists who are current members of the Cultural Council--painters, draftsmen, photographers, collage, etc. to participate in this very-well viewed show. And please submit your "A" work, as many eyes from all walks of life pass by these paintings every day, and some have been sold. Paintings are displayed in both Buildings A and B at 1801 27th Street. There is no charge for this exhibition, and it is great exposure for your art."
Bok Tower Gardens:
The Bok Tower Visitor Center will begin renovations in the Chao Exhibit Hall and Reception area and will remain closed throughout the summer. The Garden is open .
The Art Connection of Fort Pierce ’s summer show is “Summer Fun” and Treasure Coast and South Florida artists are showing their work. The show runs July 23-Aug. 16 . The winner (it’s a People’s Choice show) will be given a month of gallery space to display and sell artwork and will get a feature story on the Art Connection’s website and social media. 
Looking for fun on a Sunday afternoon? Rock’n Riverwalk is a live local music concert series on the Riverwalk Stage in Downtown Stuart. Bring your children, pets, family, and friends. It's blues by the Blues Crusaders July 28. The schedule is subject to change, and this is NOT a rain or shine event, so check the Facebook page before heading out. Sundays, weather permitting, 1-4 p.m. For easy parking, ride the free Sailfish Shuttle from Osceola, Sailfish or Kiwanis Park.
Aerial Antics Youth Circus
The Vero Beach Centennial celebration will take on an elegantly athletic look Aug. 1-3 when the Aerial Antics Youth Circus takes the stage for its 45th year. It’s a production of the Vero Beach Recreation Department, showcasing gymnasts and performing arts students, along with summer campers from Leisure Square. 

Spokesperson Patty Howard said the choreographed routines will highlight “the most popular crazes from the past through present including the Charleston, ’80s and ’90s hip hop, modern lyrical, the Twist, Grease Lightning and many more.” Getting in the spirit of the Vero Beach Centennial, there will be some surprises in the form of a few Vero-specific routines, Howard said.
Head coaches for the camp are Patty Howard, Angie Holshouser, Liz Matthews, and Julie Norman. Deja Miller, gymnastics coordinator for the event is also a performer. She said between 300 and 400 performers from three to 24 years old, will participate, either as performers or volunteers for the event. There’s no audition for the show; all campers are included. Miller said, “Our main goal is for the youth to have fun within the program!” They decide if they want to participate, and a majority of the campers do. “I actually know a few families who fell in love with the program and they changed their vacation dates so their child would be able to attend!”
The performers learn two dances, a gymnastics routine, and an aerial routine for the shows. The show has continued for some of the performers. Miller said some have gone on to be part of Cirque de Soleil and other shows.

The classes leading up to Aerial Antics Aerial Circus run for six weeks. Miller said, “I always see a few kids who are either shy or don't really see themselves as a gymnast. By the 3rd-4th week I see a confidence in them just from our staff supporting them and giving them that boost of they can do whatever they put their mind to!” She added, “they don't just take a gymnastics skill home that they learned, but a life skill of they can do anything!”
Tickets are available at the door and can be purchased in advance at Leisure Square and Riverside Racquet Complex. Visit the recreation page at www.covb.org and follow them on Facebook @AerialAnticsCircus and @COVBRecreationDeaprtment for information and updates.

Photos provided by City of Vero Beach. The 2019 Aerial Antics Youth Circus Performing Groups; Performing Arts Company during the finale performance at the 2018 Aerial Antics Youth Circus; Kaitlyn Downing and the Spotlights performing at the 2018 Aerial Antics Youth Circus; Madison Torrent on the aerial cloud.
Notes from a past Arts Blast Road Trip:  Edison and Ford Winter Estates (EFWE) was selected as one of 20 gardens to be represented in the United States Botanic Gardens' "Gardens Across America" exhibit in Washington, D.C. The display includes a model of the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory and rubber research gardens and will be on display near the U.S. Capitol Building until October 1. The Gardens Across America exhibit in D.C. is free for all visitors, as is admission to the U.S. Botanic Garden. EFWE in Fort Myers is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For tour times or ticket rates, visit the website at  www.edisonford.org
The Community Arts Program (CAP) Summer Concert Series at Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ presents Jason Marsalis and the 21st Century Trad Band July 25 at 8:00 p.m.

From the New Orleans’ venerable first family of jazz, Jason Marsalis brings his unique sound on the vibraphone, along with Will Goble (bass) and David Potter (drums). Together, they comprise The 21st Century Trad Band for a mesmerizing evening of lush melodies with pulsating rhythms!

3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables.
On the Calendar - Indian River County
July 23, 5:30 p.m. - Planet at Vero Beach Museum of Art’s Reel in Summer.

July 26, 6-9 p.m. - Downtown Friday in Vero Beach . Free and family- and dog-friendly.

July 26-27, 7:30 p.m. - Comedy Zone Experience and Vegas Nights at Riverside Theatre. Arrive early for Live in the Loop free concert outside.

Through July 28 - CATS at Vero Beach Theatre Guild

Through July 31 - Art of Cultural Council of Indian River County’s Artist Registry members on display at ITC Intergenerational Center, 1590 9th St. SW, Vero Beach.

Through Aug. 8 - Jemal Hayes’ art is at Indian River County Courthouse.

Through Sept. 29 - Astronomy Photographer of the Year is in the Holmes Gallery at Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Through July 29th - Artworks by members of the Cultural Council of Indian River County will be on view through July 29th at the Indian River County Administration Buildings A and B during normal office hours, 1801 27th Street, Vero Beach. 772-770-4857.

Aug. 2-3, 8 p.m. - Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami in performance for 8th annual Riverside Dance Festival at Riverside Theatre. Tickets at balletverobeach.org , riversidetheatre.com , or Riverside Theatre Box Office, 772-231-6990.
AAUW Vero Beach  collects books K-5th for the Little Free Library. https://verobeach-fl.aauw.net

Through SUMMER - The spring gallery artists showing in The Galleries at First Pres at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, 520 Royal Palm Blvd. will continue through the summer. The artists for this quarter are Paul Williams with watercolor scenes, Pamela Schwartz with acrylics, and Jean Archibald with watercolors.

Ongoing - The art of Mary Segal , Peg Phenecie , Mark Johnson is in the Lobby Gallery at the Emerson center, Vero Beach.

All summer - Lagoon activities AND CAMPS at  Environmental Learning Center . Some camp spaces are still available, many are filled already!

Last Saturday of each month is free admission day at Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Through Dec. 15 - Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Al Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold in the Stark Rotunda.

** July 31 - DEADLINE to apply for the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Email questions to juriedshow@martinarts.org or  jhearn@martinarts.org . Mention “Juried show” in subject line.
On the Calendar - Martin County
July 13-28 - Romeo and Juliet at A.C.T. Studio Theatre. Tickets and information:  actstudiotheatre.com  and 772-932-8880.

Through July 25 - Artists of the Martin Artisans Guild Summer Salon at the Court House Cultural Center, Stuart.

July 21-23 - Auditions for Beauty & the Beast at the Barn Theatre in Stuart. Show dates are Sept. 19-Oct. 6.

July 21, 1-4 p.m. - Thoughts (indie rock) at Rock’n Riverwalk on the Riverwalk Stage, Stuart.

July 18-28 - ROCK OF AGES at the Barn Theatre in Stuart. Adult Content.

July 28, 1-4 p.m. - Blues Crusaders at Rock’n Riverwalk on the Riverwalk Stage, Stuart.

Through July 28 - Between the Tides - Original Artwork by Ron Garrett at the Elliott Museum on Hutcheson Island, Stuart.

*** July 31 - DEADLINE to apply for the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Email questions to juriedshow@martinarts.org or  jhearn@martinarts.org . Mention “Juried show” in subject line.

Thursday nights are Jazz Jam nights with Jim van Voorheis at Notes Wine Bar, 872 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart.

Reservations are still being taken for the 2020 Art Excursion to Italy with the Arts Council of Martin County.
Dates vary, 10 a.m. - The Mansion at Tuckahoe in Indian RiverSide Park tours in Indian Riverside Park, 1707 NE Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach.

Through Aug. 1 - Guided night turtle walks at Florida Oceanographic Society , space available. Note: This program is conducted under a state permit. Conducting sea turtle walks on your own or disturbing turtles is against the law.Please keep all lights off while on the beach, including flashlights and cameras, and keep a respectful distance from nesting females or hatchlings.

Through Aug. 10 - Summer Reading Program for kids and adults at Martin County Libraries. https://www.martin.fl.us/summer-reading-program-2019

Third week of each month, 6 p.m. - Meeting of Martin Artisans Guild. Check website for dates. https://mcost.org

Through summer - Stuart Heritage Museum open daily 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - noon, Old-Timers Social.
Groundfloor Farm is closed for the summer and has been purchased by CoLab Farms in Indiantown.

NOTE: Blake Library Monday late nights are now on Tuesday nights.

Check the martinarts.org calendar for many art classes and workshops offered by local artists
On the Calendar - St. Lucie County
July 23 - August 16 - Art Connection of Ft. Pierce’s Summer Fun show.

July 28, 3 p.m. - Free Summer at the Movies at Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce. Tickets are available in person only at the theatre’s box office located at 117 South Second Street, Ft. Pierce, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday and two hours prior to each movie. Limit 4 tickets per person. Tickets are subject to availability. For more information call 772-461-4775.

July 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. T he Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Jazz Jam at PSL Botanical Gardens, 2410 Westmoreland Blvd., PSL. Cover charge.

July 27, 8:30 p.m. - Comedy with Jim Florentine at Sunrise Theatre

July 28, 7 p.m. - African Skies at Sunrise Theatre.

Through Aug. 11 - Summer hours at A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery. Free admission days July & Aug. 4. Check website for details

Through summer - Indian River State College’s McAlpin Theatre will be closed for renovations. Oct. 1 is the anticipated reopening date. 
Through Sept. 3 - Art of Claire Smith exhibition at Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center Place.

July 28-30 - Auditions for The Young, the Bold, and the Murdered at Pineapple Playhouse, Fort Pierce. 

*** July 31 - DEADLINE to apply for the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Email questions to juriedshow@martinarts.org or  jhearn@martinarts.org . Mention “Juried show” in subject line.

Every Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - T he Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society 's Jazz and Craft Market, rain or shine, along the waterfront in downtown Fort Pierce.

The Gardens at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens sent Arts Blast a call to all artists, not only SLC residents. The deadline for entry is Nov. 1. Find the application at www.pslbg.org/artapp.

Every Saturday. 3-4 p.m. - Critter Crunch & Munch at Oxbow Eco-Center . Free, all ages, no reservation required.
On the Calendar - Brevard County
Through July 27 - Where Am I?, opening reception for a group exhibition at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Exhibit runs through July 27.

July 26 - A Second Reality opening reception at Studios of Cocoa Beach,.

Through July 27 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Eau Gallery, Melbourne.

July 28, 2:30 p.m. - Solo and ensemble concert by the Space Coast Flute Orchestra at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Free admissions, donations accepted. SCFO.org

Through Sept. 9 - Artist’s Choice Member Exhibit at Strawbridge art League, 819-2 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.

Through Sept. 9 - A Joy of Creating Celebration at Beachside Arts & Beyond, 246 Hwy A1A, Satellite Beach.

July 29-Aug. 31 - Liquid Wood, solo exhibit by Larry Buist, at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne, has an opening. For info: decatjr@aol.com .

Through Sept. 9 - A Joy of Creating Celebration at Beachside Arts & Beyond, Satellite Beach
Through Sept. 9 -Artist's Choice Member Exhibit at Strawbridge Art League and Gallery, 819-2 Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.

Through October 19 - Foosaner Art Museum presents Clyde Butcher: Florida’s Photographer, 1463 Highland Avenue, Melbourne. FoosanerArtMuseum.org

*** July 31 - DEADLINE to apply for the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Email questions to juriedshow@martinarts.org or  jhearn@martinarts.org . Mention “Juried show” in subject line.

Through Aug. 24 - Forced to Flee: Art Quilts by Studio Art Quilt Associates. At Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at FIT, 150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne. http://textiles.fit.edu/

Aug. 1-4 - Carrie, the Musical at Henegar Center, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.

Through Aug. 9 - Surf Art Camp at Mary Moon Arts, Cocoa Beach.

Aug. 16-18 - Hot Pink Motown at  Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse .

Last Friday of the month - Cocoa Village Friday Fest at Myrt Tharpe Square Gazebo 5 - 9 p.m.
On the Calendar - No. Palm Beach County
July 26, 5-10 p.m. - Art After Dark at the Norton Museum of Art. 

July 26, 7:30 p.m. - Cuban folklore group Cortadito performs music of the early 20th century in Cuba from Son Montuno, to Guaracha, to Boleros, as well as the group’s original music as part of Art After Dark at the Norton Museum of Art. The concert is in the garden and free. Seating is limited, so bringing a blanket is recommended.

July 26, 2-5 p.m. - Teen Workshop: Digital Stories at Norton Museum of Art. Learn how to create digital stories with photos, filters, emojis, and animation using Apple technology. Collaborate with others and create a short video to share. iPads and snacks are provided. Recommended for ages 13-17. $10/$5 members. Pre-registration required.

July 26, 6 p.m. - Opening reception for Florida: Faces and Places exhibition at The Center for Creative Education, 425 24th St., WPB. Exhibition runs through August.

July 26-28 - Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival . See website for venues and dates.

Through Sept. 17 - Small Worlds: Five Centuries of European Prints and Drawings from the Collection at Norton Museum of Art.

Through Aug. 10 -  Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’ s Biennial 2019 exhibition featuring work by local artists. Best in Show: Rick Newton.

July 27, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. - Family Studio: Sculpt It! at Norton Museum. 561-832-5196 x1196.

July 27, 8 p.m. - Fat Basset Film Fest at The Great Big Room at Memorial Presbyterian Church, WPB. Dance Shorts III, an evening of short films showcasing dance.

July 27 - Summer of Studio Ghibli: Howl's Moving Castle at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. 11 a.m., Dubbed version
2 p.m., Japanese version w/English subtitles.

July 29, 2 p.m. - Norton Cinema: Gigi at Norton Museum of Art.

Through July 31 - Creation Station: Twisted Branch at The Boca Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Free admission in July.

Aug. 2, 5-10 p.m. - Art After Dark at the Norton Museum of Art.
Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. - Jazz Friday: Totem Cave is the free concert at Art After Dark at the Norton Museum of Art. Comprised of Peruvian and American musicians, Totem Cave explores the depths of improvisation, while navigating different musical styles with a distinctive sound. Its musical fabric weaves elements of Afro-Peruvian and Brazilian music with jazz and funk. This concert is indoors in the Great Hall. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Through Oct. 29 - Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection at the Norton Museum of Art.

Through Oct. 12 - Seven Solos Exhibition at Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square , Delray Beach.

Through Aug. 3 - Space Odyssey 2019: Astronaut Scott Kelly's Epic Visual Voyages at Palm Beach Photographic Center .

Aug. 9, 6-7:30 p.m. - Exploring Architecture and Design at Norton Museum of Art as part of Art After Dark. Free. Using iPad and Apple Pencil, along with the app Procreate, find creative ways to use space and structure – and see how the Norton features some of these very same design concepts. Free tickets for this workshop will be available at Visitor Experience desk starting at 5:30 pm.

Aug 9, 8 p.m. - Norton Cinema: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938) at Norton Museum of Art.

Through Aug. 10 - Window on the World Original Art and Picture Books by National Award Winners at Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta.

*** July 31 - DEADLINE to apply for the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Email questions to juriedshow@martinarts.org or  jhearn@martinarts.org . Mention “Juried show” in subject line.

Through Sept. 8 - Mexican Modernituy: 20th-Century Paintings from the Zapanta Collection; Shifting Perspectives: Art by the Students of the Art Time Outreach Program; and Mediated Reality: Cityscapes by Photorealist at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum on the campus of Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave. -2765, Winter Park.

At Mounts Botanical Garden , 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach - Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibit, created from 30,000 pounds of willow during a three-week “community build.”

Third Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. - At Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta. Free to members, $5 at door for nonmembers. Wine, hors d’oeuvres.
On the Calendar - Beyond the Treasure Coast
July 25, 8 p.m. - The Community Arts Program (CAP) Summer Concert Series at Coral Gablels Congregational United Church of Christ presents Jason Marsalis and the 21st Century Trad Band.

July 26 - Friday Family Films at Morse Museum , Winter Park. 90-minute programs that explore the reoccurring themes in Louis Comfort Tiffany’s art and design, will include a short film, a tour of selected galleries, and a hands-on art project. Reservations required.

Ongoing - At Museum of Florida History , 500 s. Bronough, Tallahassee. Alligators: Dragons in Paradise exhibit. 

July 27,6 p.m. - Columbus (2017) in The Art of Film series at Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College. Director: Kogonada .The Art of Film is free to attend. Cash bar available. 800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland. 863-688-7743

July 25, 8 p.m. - Vibraphonist Jason Marsalis with Will Goble and David Potter (the 21st Century Trad Band) for Community Arts Program at Coral Gables Congregational Church, Coral Gables.

July 26, 4 p.m. - Fourth Friday at Henry B. Plant Museum .

Through July 28 - A Feast for the Eyes at Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg , 255 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg

July 30, 11:30 a.m. - The Edison and Ford Winter Estates celebrates Henry Ford’s 156th birthday.

Through July 31 - Trains Around the World: Railroad Photographs by Fred. M. Springer at Naples Depot Museum , 1051 Fifth Ave. South, Naples.

Through Aug. 2 - Naturally Artistic at Museum of the Everglades , 105 W. Broadway Ave., Everglades City
Through Sept. 27, 2020 - Earth into Art - The Flowering of American Art Pottery at Morse Museum , Winter Park.

Through Sept. 22 - Louis Comfort Tiffany—Impressions on Film, Canvas, and Paper at  Morse Museum , Winter Park.

First Friday Jan.-Nov. - Free admission at Henry B. Plant Museum 5-7 p.m. A docent-led tour begins at 5:15. Matt Weihmuller’s Jazz Trio.

Aug. 22 - Quartetto Gelato for Community Arts Program at Coral Gables Congregational Church, Coral Gables.

Through Aug. 31 - Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College - Flashback Female: Women Artists in the 1980s from the permanent collection.

*** July 31 - DEADLINE to apply for the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Email questions to juriedshow@martinarts.org or  jhearn@martinarts.org . Mention “Juried show” in subject line.

Through Oct. 27 - Straighten Up the World: Self-Taught Art from the MFA collection,  Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg

Inside the Lab Tour at The Edison and Ford Winter Estates , Fort Myers, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Ticketed. Check ahead. 

Aug. 8 - Dafnis Prieto So o Si Quartet for Community Arts Program at Coral Gables Congregational Church, Coral Gables.
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