Volume I No. 24 |June 11, 2019
In This Issue
Tempering Cancer Treatment With Art - Catching Up With Nancy Turrell - Art Walk in Okeechobee - Brooke Gunter - SCSO Plays Disney - To Italy For Art - Road Trip to See the Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs
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For Helen Miller 
I watched this YouTube video this morning and realized it's something anyone who spends time alone at home or in a studio might find helpful. It's about being able to get up if you slip and fall when nobody's around to lend a hand.
Helping People Succeed is still accepting entries for its 2020 calendar. Deadline has been extended to July 1.
The Cultural Council of Indian River County's 2019-2020 print Cultural Guide is in the works. Deadline for everything — advertising agreement and payment, camera ready art — is July 1.
Also due July 1: EVENTS to be included must be entered at culturalcalendar.org and your list emailed to calendar@cultural-council.org. This is a change from the original form.
A Blending of Art and Cancer Treatment
A few weeks ago, Arts Blast had a short feature on a collaboration between the Cultural Council of Indian River County and Florida Cancer Specialists that generated reader interest, so I followed up on the progress of the project. Barry Shapiro is a Vero Beach artist who has jumped right in as a consultant for the program. He said, “I lost my mother last year to cancer and had for parts of the year prior been her caregiver so I knew something of what cancer patients and their caregivers go through.” As ideas became concepts that became a plan of action, Shapiro saw what a benefit the program would be.

“I have not been disappointed,” he said. “The reaction of the patients, caregivers and Florida Cancer Specialists has been terrific. Even patients who chose not to participate tell me how much they appreciate our just being there.” Shapiro shared a couple of stories that stood out for him.
The artist designed two art projects that have had great feedback. “The first is what we call Mind Mapping where people can explore the things that are affecting them during their ordeal. The second is called Dr. Gachet, named for the doctor that treated Vincent Van Gogh.” Shapiro turned one of Van Gogh’s portraits of Dr. Gachet into a line drawing. Then, “using magazines and glue sticks, I showed them how to make a Dr. Gachet collage,” he said. It was so popular, Shapiro did a similar drawing of Dr. Storey, “so now they can do a collage of their own doctor!”

The project was one that turned out to be perfect for a patient with Parkinson’s who at one time had painted in watercolors. She told Shapiro she wouldn’t be able to paint because of her shaking hands. It turned out that working with the glue stick was just the ticket. A young boy who accompanied his mother to her appointment found that working on a Dr. Storey collage while his mother did another one made the time there go faster.
Making art isn’t the only way the program helps patients. Shapiro said he set up one patient with an Art and Medicine iPad and she listens to sounds of a rain forest while getting her treatment. Recently, a man who had rejected the idea of joining in “asked for an iPad and used our Mandala coloring book program to pass the time while I took his young daughter aside and did a Dr. Storey collage with her.”

Shapiro asked to include the experience he had with his own mother’s treatments in a Pembroke Pines hospital, a depressing process, he said. “The wait was often long and crowded. Then when she got into a chair for her immunotherapy treatment it was in a corridor that was dimly lit and patients were divided by curtains. It was awful. At FCS the room is brightly lit, cheerful and the staff is wonderful. It's such a better atmosphere for these people I only wish mom had been able to go there. Dr Storey is not just a skilled and compassionate doctor, he is a bold leader and innovator and working with him has been inspiring.”

Consultants for the program are Aric Attas, Photography; Barry Shapiro, Artist; Bill Gimbel, Artist; Greg Reiter, Musician ; Claudia Ball, Vocalist; Kenny Clarke, Musician; Linda Barnett, Artist; Mauri Waldman, Art Therapist; Mickey Freeman, Jazz Vocalist ; Steve Erickson, Musician; Tom LaBaff, Artist; Xaque Gruber, Filmmaker.

For more information on the Arts in Medicine program, contact the Cultural Council of Indian River County.  
Photos, from top: Part of the Art and Medicine Team - Barry Shapiro, Barbara Hoffman, Dr. Raul Storey, Xaque Gruber; a patient creating art while receiving treatment; Dr. Raoul Storey.
Okeechobee Art Walk
Okeechobee has been added to our list of Arts and Cultural Alliances. Executive Director Lynda Powers sent a brief preliminary picture of a few events a little to the west of the Treasure Coast.

The next event on the schedule is the June 22 Art & Wine Walk on Park Street in Okeechobee. Tickets are a passport that will get you into Park Street businesses where wine and hors d'oeuvres will be offered and artists will be demonstrating and showcasing their work. The tickets also put guests into a raffle for prizes from participating business and artists. The only catch: You have to be 21 or older. Tickets are $20 and available at the Okeechobee Main Street office, 55 S. Parrott Ave., Brown Cow Sweetery, or online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org.

Powers said one of the organization's long-term projects is a cattle drive sculpture. It's a life-size-and-a-quarter bronze sculpture celebrating the ranching lifestyle in Okeechobee. "Our hopes are to complete this project in 2021 to align with the 500 year celebration of the anniversary of the first cattle brought into Florida." Okeechobee has its annual Art Fest in February. 
A Conversation with Nancy Turrell, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Martin County - Pt. 1
Not all arts and cultural councils are created equal in their structure, long-term mission, day-to-day operation, or funding. As an advocate for the arts councils in the Arts Blast coverage area, I'm making it my own goal to introduce readers to the people who make them an important part of our communities and, to be honest, to educate myself on how they work.

I've known Nancy Turrell pretty much since she took over as executive director of the Arts Council of Martin County in 1999, but it's been a few years since we've had a chance to catch up. We met in the middle last week at Fort Pierce 212 Coffeehouse for a good iced coffee, some zucchini bread, and a chance to compare notes.
At my request, Turrell started with the basics, which included introducing me to the Arts Council of Martin County's sister organization, the Arts Foundation of Martin County. Both are 501(c)3 organizations, the former recognized by Martin County as the local arts agency, and the latter the organization that is set up to financially support the efforts of the Arts Council and hold donor-designated funds. Both have a board of directors with officers. To make it all work, Turrell said, "There are four full-time employees and one part-time employee who are supported by hundreds of volunteers, especially during the weekend of ArtsFest."
Always a woman with a plan, Turrell had goals from the get-go, but times and needs change. Building an endowment was a goal to give "long-term financial sustainability which can support us with the ups and downs of other funding sources." The goal was reached but the carrot was moved to make it continue to grow. Turrell said, " As a part of our 40 th anniversary campaign we are seeking to raise funds that provide us with a 3-month reserve of cash on hand as well as grow the endowment."
That's the necessary business side, but where's the fun, Nancy? " One of my big dreams, almost a bucket list goal, was to have a glass exhibit. I am happy to say that it is in the works for January – February 2020." But here's the most exciting part: "I am working with the Corning Museum of Glass to bring their mobile hot glass shop to Florida in 2020 with a stop at ArtsFest, February 8 & 9. This 26” custom trailer that holds a furnace and kilns allows them to take their glass blowing demonstrations on the road." Hot stuff!

There's a lot more to cover, so our conversation will be continued in another issue of Arts Blast but if you can't wait to learn more about the Arts Council of Martin County, visit the very informative website, martinarts.org.
Violinist Brooke Gunter
Violinist Brooke Gunter is on the way to making her dream come true. The Hobe Sound resident’s path goes through Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she’s working toward a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance. The dream? “I would love to be a member of a major symphony orchestra.”

In preparation for meeting that goal, Gunter has played with the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony, and has been concertmaster for four years. She also has performed with the Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in West Palm Beach, plus several chamber music ensembles in summer festivals and locally.
Scholarships are making it possible for Gunter to continue her education. In addition to a scholarship from Carnegie Mellon, she received the Treasure Coast Symphony Young Artist Scholarship Award, Treasure Coast Youth Symphony Merit and Directors Award. That’s only the beginning, though. Gunter said, “I am currently looking for financial help through scholarships and private donors to support me through my music degree in violin performance! If you know anyone who may be interested, please have them contact me! All help is very much appreciated!” She can be reached through her Facebook page .

Gunter said the scholarship application process can vary. Some are awarded based on musical merit and leadership while others have “a much more strenuous application process. The usual process has an application to complete, an essay, and either interviews and/or music auditions to make it though the final round.”
The teachers Gunter has had have earned kudos from the student. “I would love to thank my private teacher, Alexsandr Zhuk and my chamber coach, Dr. Jureit-Beamish for all of their encouragement and support to me over the past few years. I would not be where I am as a musician today without their help.”

At 18, Gunter isn’t quite ready to design her perfect imaginary program but knows it would include Franck’s Violin Sonata, unaccompanied Bach, and “some spectacular showpieces by Kreisler.” If she were just hanging out with friends, they’d be playing “either classical music or jamming to popular pop songs. If I was with a group of musician friends, we would be prepared to play together until we were too tired to continue!”
Photos, from top: Brooke G unter; Brooke Gunter at Jureit Musicale; Brook, Brandon, and Ave Gunter.
Space Coast Symphony Goes to the Movies
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s Aaron Collins has planned a busy weekend covering two counties. In Brevard County, he and his musicians will be at the Scott Center for Performing Arts twice June 15. At 10:30 a.m., it’s for a Making Memories Coffee Concert, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Foundation, “especially aimed at providing an engaging, musical experience for memory impaired people and their families. The Making Memories concert is an informal, sensory friendly, one-hour program that takes place in the morning.” And it includes coffee and donuts.

That evening at 7 p.m., music from Disney & Broadway — Funny Girl, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, Showboat, and others — will be the center of the SCSO concert at Scott Center. Listen for Mary Poppins: A Symphonic Fantasy and music from Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The next day, it all moves to Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd St., at 7 p.m. In keeping with SCSO’s policy, this is Symphony for Everyone concert, which means you can fill out a form online and “essentially pay what you can.” Collins said, Symphony for Everyone tickets are available for all ticketed concerts. “Our philosophy is that everyone should have the opportunity to attend a symphony orchestra concert regardless of his or her ability to pay.”

Click here to get to the form to complete.
McKee Botanical Garden Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Executive Director Christine Hobart, her staff, and their dedicated volunteers for receiving the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award from TripAdvisor, Inc. To make it into the Hall of Fame, an attraction has to have collected a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. Travelers around the globe review a variety of travel categories to determine who receives the company's awards.

The 15th Annual Waterlily Celebration is June 15, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. On Father's Day, McKee will offer one free admission for Dad with one paid admission. The Garden is a participant in the Blue Star Museum program.

McKee is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. The last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm. Summer admission rates are in effect until October 30. $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, and $5 Children ages 3-12. McKee members and children under three free. McKee Botanical Garden, 350 US. Hwy. 1, Vero Beach.
Arts Excursion to Italy Reminder
Marie Jureit-Beamish reminded me that the travel cost for the Arts Council of Martin County’s May 2020 Art Excursion to Italy goes up as time goes by and suggested those interested not wait to make their reservations. She’s part of the committee that does the research and a lot of the planning for the Art Excursions. Italy’s a destination that has been one of her favorites for 60 years. She said, “I am always learning more with every visit abroad! From the first time I saw Verdi’s Aida performed in the Roman Coliseum in 1960 to my most recent trip in 2018, I simply cannot tire of the rich and vast culture of Italy.”
Jureit-Beamish selected several of the tour stops to highlight for Arts Blast, beginning at the starting point, Venice. She described the city as “a pulsating artistic masterpiece of architecture, culture, the performing arts, religion, and scenic beauty all wrapped in one.” By coincidence (or not), a Venetian Carnival theme headlines the 40th Gala of the Arts Council of Martin County in February 2020. 

Jureit-Beamish described what might not be as well known to some as the art history of Italy — music. She said most people are unaware that “Tuscany’s rolling hills also mark the birthplace of opera in the 16th century. Our tour includes one special night at the opera in Florence.” Also included is an evening at the symphony in Rome, “such as the famous Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the first orchestra in Italy to devote itself to the symphonic repertoire.” A special visit to the Villa d’este in Tivoli will bring to life the music of Franz Liszt, Jureit-Beamish said. 
The Arts Council will help travelers prepare with informative Cultural Conversations with an Italian theme, and study packages will go out to tour participants. Listening guides will be sent out once the musical events are confirmed. Jureit-Beamish suggested beginning a daily walking program, but added that the walking part of every tour is not high-impact walking.

She said, “It is not possible to absorb everything Italy has to offer! I can’t wait to share my love of Italy with all of our guests!” Click here for information.
ROAD TRIP! The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs
If you ever dreamed of being a mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs , or if Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid is on your list of top movies of all time, this is the Road Trip for you.

I didn’t know the attraction had been closed until I got an announcement of its reopening last month. The theater has been closed for renovations since November 2018 but the mermaids have been practicing and performing in aquariums around the Southeast, according to a spokesman for Florida State Parks.
Weeki Wachee was founded in 1947 by Newton Perry, who carved a theater into limestone, with large windows for audiences to gaze into the crystal clear, spring-fed, liquid setting for a mesmerizing show. The action takes place close to 20 feet below the surface, in water that would be too cold for many — 74 degrees. 

The pool is connected to Weeki Wachee Springs and a river, so wildlife is free to make an appearance at any time, and it does. Vicky Smith, an early mermaid, said that for a while, there was no sound system underwater and no music. Any time someone outside noticed a snake or alligator hanging around, a hand signal was used to tell the mermaids to hightail it.
Smith, a mermaid from 1957 through 1961, said, “Everything was different back in the ‘50s. No props, no music, no fancy costumes, no mermaid tails, live announced… Just two girls sharing one air hose doing ballet, eating, drinking, and performing a deep dive into the depths of the spring.” It was all very exciting for a 17 year old from a small town in Florida, “with people asking for autographs and pictures, getting fan mail, and appearing in newspapers and magazines.”
This Mermaid Legend was there when ABC Paramount purchased Weeki Wachee “and began a new story: new million dollar theater, fancy costumes, six to seven mermaids per show, props, music piped into the Spring, so now we had to perform on cue. …” Once a mermaid, always a mermaid is the recurring theme with the Legends. “Today, the water is still the magic for me as it is for all the mermaids. It brings serenity and spirituality for us all, and no matter where we are or how old we are, we all want to dive down in that crystal clear liquid air and float, just one more time.”
About that 74-degree water Smith said, “It feels cold when you first jump in but then you never want to get out!” Anyone who wants to know more about Smith can Google Weekiwachee spring vicki smith, she said.

Bev Sutton is another of the Legends who performed for the re-opening of the mermaid theater. She and the other Legends are volunteers in the Siren Mermaid Camp and, “yes, there is a co-ed camp and yes, the men don tails! They’re actually very good at it.”

There are camps for youngsters and a camp for ladies over 30, Sutton said. Campers’ ages range from 30 to anywhere in their 80s, with most between 50 and 70. “All of them have different reasons for being there, but for most it’s on their bucket list. We get returners on a regular basis.” The campers get fitted with mermaid tails but they do not use the air hoses.
Information on all the camps is on the website but be aware that the spots are taken, almost without fail, within hours of being announced. If being a mermaid is on your bucket list, find out when registration will open and keep an eye on your computer and a fast finger near your keyboard. The Legendary Sirens will perform at the Newton Perry Underwater Mermaid Theater in a special 4th of July show. And FYI, Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid, starring William Powell and Ann Blyth, was filmed there in 1948.

If you go:

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is more than mermaids.
Be sure to do your homework before setting out. When the park reaches capacity, the gate is closed and nobody else will be admitted that day.

6131 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, FL 34606

Photos courtesy of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and Florida State Parks. 4th from the top, Vicky Smith then; 5th from the top, Vicky Smith recently.
On the Calendar - Indian River County
June 11, 5:30 p.m. - Cultural Council of Indian River County’s Art of Networking at The Patio Seafood Tavern, 1103 21st St., Vero Beach RSVP 772-770-4857.

Through June 11 - Vero Beach Art Club members’ work is displayed at the Main Indian River County Library.

Until June 11 - McKee Botanical Garden will accept entries in the 15th annual Waterlily Photo Contest. Participants may submit one photo in each of three style categories: Color, Black and White, and Manipulated. A Youth category is available for ages 17 and under.

June 13, 11 a.m. - A Quick Write and a Bite at Laura Riding Jackson Writing Center, Vero Beach.

June 14-15, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. - Comedy Zone Experience at Riverside Theatre with Peter Fogel and Ben Jones. Arrive early for Live in the Loop free concert outside.

June 15, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. -Gifford YouthOrchestra Community Barbecue and Fish Fry at Martin Luther King Park, 4530 28th Ct., Gifford. Tickets and details at  www.gyotigers.org or call 772-563-7072.

June 15, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 15th Annual Waterlily Celebration at McKee Botanical Garden. $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, $5 Children (ages 3-12). McKee members and children under 3 are free. For more information, call 772-794-0601.

June 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m. - New at Environmental Learning Center - Spoil Island Splash Pontoon boat trip. discoverelc.org  

June 16 - Free admission at McKee Botanical Garden for Dad (father, father-in-law, step father, or grandfather) with one paid admission.

June 16, 3 p.m. - Space Coast Symphony Orchestra plays Disney & Broadway at Community Church, Vero Beach. 

June 21-22, times vary - SHREK, The Musical, Jr. on Riverside Theatre’s main stage, Vero Beach.

June 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Arts and crafts show at Emerson Center, Vero Beach. Mary Segal, Peggy Phenicie and Mark Johnson are the gallery artist there until July 3.

June 21-22, 7:30 p.m. - Howl at the Moon at Riverside Theatre. Arrive early for Live in the Loop free concert outside.

June 27 - The National Theater LIVE: "Small Island” at Majestic 11 in Vero Beach.

June 28, 5-9 p.m. - Centennial Downtown Friday along 14th Avenue, Vero Beach. 772-643-6782.

June 28-29, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. - Comedy Zone Experience at Riverside Theatre with Frank Del Pizzo and Ken Miller. Arrive early for Live in the Loop free concert outside.
July 5-6, 7:30 p.m. - Howl at the Moon at Riverside Theatre. Arrive early for Live in the Loop free concert outside.

July 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon - Write in the Middle Creative Writing Camp for Boys (6th-8th grade). 772-569-6718, summercamp@lauraridingjackson.org . Pre-register.

July 21, 4 p.m. - Joie de Vivre with Andrew Galuska, Jill Truax, and Rachel Carter in the Grace Chapel at Community Church of Vero Beach. Piano Duets and Vocal selections by Faure, Poulenc, and Schubert. $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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.

Through July 31 - The Cultural Council of IRC Artist Registry members exhibit works depicting "Spring" at the IRC Intergenerational Center. 

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

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!

NOTE NEW DEADLINE: Helping People Succeed shares a Call to Artists for the 2020 Art For Living Calendar. The Call is open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. Deadline: July 1, 2019

Last Saturday of each month is free admission day at Vero Beach Museum of Art.
On the Calendar - Martin County
June 1-16 - Stop Kiss at A.C.T. Studio Theatre , Stuart. 2399 SE Ocean Blvd. (Cedar Pointe Plaza)

June 11, 5:30 p.m. - Sunset Concerts in the Gallery - Stuart School of Music, with Cindy Kessler. At the Court House Cultural Center, Stuart.

June 15, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. -Florida Ballet Festival Company at the Blake Library, Stuart. This is not a library event. 772-209-8424, info@balletfest.com .

June 16, 1-2 p.m. - Rock’n Riverwalk, 99 SW Seminole St., Downtown Stuart. 772-286-2848

June 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.- Third Thursday at Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta.

June 21, 6-9:30 p.m. - Movie Night at the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast , 1707 NE Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach. Ticket includes dinner, popcorn and museum time.

June 23, 9 a.m. - Stuart Green Market, 300 St. Lucie Ave., Stuart. 772-233-0297

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

June 27-30, times vary - StarStruck Academy & Theatre summer camp’s performances of MAMMA MIA!

Through June 30 - Elliot Museum's “Art From the Vault” in the Changing Exhibitions Gallery. 50+ paintings & sculptures from the Elliott’s permanent collection.

Thursday nights are Jazz Jam nights with Jim van Voorheis at Notes Wine Bar, 872 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart.
July 8-26 - Session 2 of Lyric Theatre’s AWESOME Summer Camp . Preregister.

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 17-28 - ROCK OF AGES at the Barn Theatre in Stuart. ​Adult Content
Through July 28 - Between the Tides - Original Artwork by Ron Garrett at the Elliott Museum on Hutcheson Island, Stuart.

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.

ELLIOTT MUSEUM’s Autogeek’s Cars & Coffee is on hiatus. Call for updates.

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.

Check the martinarts.org calendar for many art classes and workshops offered by local artists

NEW DEADLINE - Monday, July 1.
Helping People Succeed shares a Call to Artists for the 2020 Art For Living Calendar. The Call is open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. Deadline: July 1
On the Calendar - St. Lucie County
June 11, 18, 25 - 7 p.m. - Jazz Jam at Sunrise Theatre with Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. Cover charge.

June 9-11, 7-9 p.m. - Auditions for August: Osage County at Treasure Coast Theatre, 10175 S. US Hwy 1, Port St. Lucie. 772-418-2439. Registration begins at 6:30.

June 12 & 26, 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

June 16, 3 p.m. - i Shine Dance Company Presents: 2019 Dance Recital Arabian Nights at Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce.

June 22, 6 p.m. - Amazing Grace Ballet Theatre: The Seasons at Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce.

June 22, 8:30 p.m. - L.A. Hardy in the Comedy Corner at Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce.

Through summer - Indian River State College’s McAlpin Theatre will be closed for renovations. Oct. 1 is the anticipated reopening date. 
June 24, 10 a.m. - Missoula Children’s Theatre Summer Camp, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce.

Through June 21 - Through the Eye of the Camera competition/exhibition at Backus Museum 7 Gallery, Fort Pierce. Vote for your favorite until June 21.

Through June 16, times vary - Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens at Treasure Coast Theatre, 10175 S. Federal Hwy., Port St. Lucie, in Beall’s Shopping Plaza. treasurecoasttheatre.com

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.

UPDATE: THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 1. Helping People Succeed shares a Call to Artists for the 2020 Art For Living Calendar. The Call is open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. 
On the Calendar - No. Palm Beach County
June 12, 19, 26 - Four week class in Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu Class at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens , 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach.

Through June 29 - Building Paradise: Adison Mizner’s Legacy at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum , 300 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach.

Through June 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Twisted: Patrick Dougherty Entwined - Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 NorthMilitary Trail, WPB
June 3 - Aug. 10 - Window on the World Original Art and Picture Books by National Award Winners at Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta.

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

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.”
On the Calendar - Brevard County
June 7- 16 - Rent is at Henegar Center in Melbourne. 625 E. New Haven Ave. 321-723-8698. Henegar.org . Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

June 8 - October 19 - Foosaner Art Museum presents Clyde Butcher: Florida’s Photographer, 1463 Highland Avenue, Melbourne. FoosanerArtMuseum.org .

June 12-13, 6;30 p.m. - Melbourne Community Orchestra presents MCO Tours the USA Concert at Melbourne Auditorium.

June 15 - Classic Albums Live - Led Zeppelin: 1 at King Center, Melbourne.

June 15, 12-6 PM - Indie Con Convention 2019 at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E Hibiscus Blvd.
June 14-23 - Robin Hood Fractured at Surfside Play house, 301 Ramp Road in Cocoa Beach, at the northwest corner of Brevard Avenue and Ramp Road.

June 21, 7 p.m. - June Moon Dance by Melbourne Municipal Band

May 25-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/

Through June 30 - Hedda Gabler with a twist in Jon Robin Baitz’s adaptation is at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm |Sunday Matinees at 2pm | Saturday June 15 – 2pm Matinee only.
On the Calendar - Beyond the Treasure Coast
June 12, 19, 26 - Four week class in Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu Class at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens , 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach.

June 11-14 - Colossal Carillon Concerts with the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America’s annual conference at Bok Tower Gardens. Each day of the conference will feature special concerts and musical exams played on the Singing Tower. Conference program will be posted to the website with complete concert times and listings.

June 16 - Free admission for Dads at Bok Tower Gardens.

June 16 - Free admission to the Henry B. Plant Museum in honor of Father’s Day, 401 W. Kennedy Boulevard Tampa

June 18, 25; July 9, 15, 23 - Tuesday Family Tours at the Morse Museum in Winter Park. Tuesday program is in support of the Museum’s major new exhibition, Earth into Art—The Flowering of American Art Pottery (October 16, 2018–September 27, 2020) . Reservations required.
June 21, 28; July 12, 19, 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.

June 22, 5-7 p.m. - Mickey & the Moon Child Trio on the Terrace at Bok Tower Gardens. Free admission.

June 24-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Youth Summer Music and Culture Camp for students in grades 3 through 12 at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Campers will learn to play traditional Japanese instruments from professional musicians, experience Japanese culture, and participate in fun craft activities.

Through July 20 - At the Henry B. Plant Museum - Dirty Laundry: True Tales of Women Workers at the Tampa Bay Hotel.

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.
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