Volume 3 No. 23 |July 2, 2021
With Donna Roberts Mitchell
Sharing our wealth of arts and culture. We're having an ARTS BLAST!

Promoting The Arts & Arts Councils Everywhere

Notes from the editor:

Great news for those following Kino's fate. Aria Almond's beloved companion has a new loving family. Hooray for pet rescuers!

Next on the Rescue List:
Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Dr. Edie Widder's group that monitors the Indian River Lagoon, has lost the lease on its Seaway Drive location in Fort Pierce and is in desperate need of a new place to call home. It has to be on the IRL and be about 5000 sq. feet. If you know of a suitable place, go to the ORCA Facebook page and send a message. While you're there (in case ORCA and their Kilroys aren't familiar names), take a look at all they do for our aquatic ecosystems and find out how you can help. There's also a website where you can learn even more.

Remember that Arts Blast and On the Arts Blast Calendar are on summer schedule, alternating weeks, but check our Facebook pages often for updates and bookmark On the Arts Blast Calendar for frequent additions. If you have an arts-related event coming up, scroll down for information on submitting it for a free basic listing. Limited advertising is available.

Arts Blast is accepting information about arts-related scholarship offerings for the new Scholarships page on our website. Send me what you have, making sure to include a deadline for applying and a link to detailed information.
In This Issue
Chuck Haaland

Lend (Send) Them a Tenor, Please!

Camy DeMario's All in the Family

Jazz in The Sanctuary - Good News and Less Good News

Summer at the Morse

Mike Block's Virtual String Camp

ORCA Needs a New Home
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Sunday on Cultural Connection on the Air this week: Chuck Haaland - Artists Guild Gallery; and Julia Lamothe - FPC Youth String Orchestra
Listen to Cultural Connection on the Air Sundays at 8 a.m. on WAXE 1370 AM and 107.9 FM and on iHeartRadio.com. Replays are now online on the Cultural Council's website.
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What's Ahead from the Arts Blast calendar web page
ArtWalks and Gallery Strolls in Vero Beach, Stuart, and Melbourne July 2.
If you know of others that should be added to the list, let us know.
Chuck Haaland at Artists Guild Gallery
I've long been a fan of Vero Beach artist Sherry Haaland's pastel pet portraits. She's been one of the Artists Guild Gallery's member artists for years, so talking with a new artist with the same last name on that roster just had to happen for Arts Blast. Chuck Haaland is Sherry's husband.
Chuck's art for much of his life came in the form of hand-built furniture and home remodeling. "I started by making furniture and decoys to sell in Greenwich,Conn. (Actress) Glenn Close bought one of my coffee tables (and I) ended up working for her for 25 years, remodeling all her homes, building furniture, and managing all the properties."
Photography has been Chuck's medium of choice since he was a child.
When he was seven years old, a client his father was do remodeling work for, "a quite famous photograper," gave him everything he needed, including an enlarger, to create his own photo lab. "I built a small darkroom under our cellar stair closet and taught myself how to develop and print black and white photos. It was the beginning of my photography life that's now like 60 years later into the amazing digital photography world," Chuck said.
With his latest professional grade equipment and software, he creates "over the top, extraordinary artistic photographs" with a colorful iridescent glow, printed on metal and canvas. The artist believes "photographs should be visually stunning, and capable of calling up a deep emotional connection with his viewers."
Listen to Chuck on the Cultural Connection this Sunday and see his work at Artists Guild Gallery and on his website.
Mike Block String Camp Has Strings Attached This Year
The pandemic might have brought Mike Block's plans for his annual string camp at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach to a screeching halt last summer but the cellist with an international following hasn't been fiddling around since COVID-19 took over.

Block and his team have put together a 2021 Mike Block String Camp with a twist and it begins next week, not in person but online. Opening day of camp is July 5, and Mike said he'll keep registration open through the weekend, for the procrastinators among us. A look at the website gives all the details on the logistics that will allow this weeklong event to happen.
This isn't a new thing for Mike. "I’ve been teaching entirely online for the past year and a half during the pandemic - it ranges from private lessons for my college students at Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, to pre-recorded lessons for my online students at www.ArtistWorks.com, to frequent group workshops for camps and other settings. I’ve actually become quite accustomed to teaching music digitally, and there is so much that can be done!"
A favorite part of past, in-person camps for students was the after-hours jams. Mike said, "The live, in-person jamming at our hotel by the beach helps make MBSC in Vero an unforgettable and transformative week." Leave it to him to figure out how to make it happen virtually.

"Online, we have what are called 'play-along jams' over Zoom, where a few people are playing together in a room and broadcasting their performance to everyone else on the zoom meeting, who are all muted. People can play along from home, while still chatting and requesting tunes and talking to the jam leaders in real time."
His string camp concept has made its way around the world. "I was asked by Yo-Yo Ma to become the founding director of Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop, which is modeled after the 'Apprentice Track' program we developed at MBSC. I’ve also replicated the 'Collaborative Track' from MBSC for music students in Guangzhou, China, as part of the festival Youth Music Culture Guangdong."
Scholarships play a big part in MBSC every year. "We’ve already given out over $6,000 in scholarships for the online camp, and participants can still request help," Mike said. Public concerts serve as scholarship fundraisers and this year is no exception. "This year we’ll be streaming our concert online live on Wednesday, July 7th at 8p ET, via the MBSC website and facebook pages."
Working so closely with students, faculty, and the community, Mike, his wife, and locals have made it personal. We've followed their marriage and the birth of their baby, Eilidh, now 2 1/2 years old, who "is already grabbing to play our instruments all the time!"

Mike saiid Vero Beach has become a second home for the Block family. "My wife, Hanneke Cassel, and I missed Vero so much after two summers of online camp that we decided to bring our daughter down and hang out in Vero the whole month of April this year. We had such a good time that we are planning on doing the same next Spring! If we can’t live in Vero, then our next-best hope is to try and be Snow Birds :)

Plans for the 2022 Mike Block String Camp at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach are already in the works.
When the doors opened on the first camp, nobody knew if the idea would fly. "The first year was really a surprise success - we were trying something brand new, both logistically and conceptually, and were lucky that enrollment was really great," Mike said. "From the beginning, our core values of creativity and collaboration were already emphasized by getting our participants to work together in small bands, and featuring a multi-style faculty that can share different perspectives. Since then, we’ve added additional programs, and continued to grow in size and scope."
Watch videos of student performances from past camps.
From Rachel Carter at Community Church of Vero Beach:
As we began to see the community come alive in an increasingly vaccinated world, choral activities at the Community Church of Vero Beach resumed on a limited scale. We look forward to September when our full choir returns to worship.
We have seen many changes this past year, and with that the need has arisen for a tenor section leader. Section leaders at the Community Church of Vero Beach are paid singers who have opportunities as both a chorister and a soloist throughout the calendar year. In addition to supporting our volunteer choir, they periodically prepare challenging repertoire sung by only the section leaders in a smaller ensemble.
As many music directors have experienced, Vero Beach is a tricky place to find section leaders to both attend weeknight rehearsals, and rehearse for worship early on a Sunday. Adding to that, there seems to be an ever growing shortage of high tenor voices. Our brave and true “tenor twos” and baritones do their absolute best and work very hard, but the need for that elusive high tenor remains. We know you are out there!
We will accept resumes and schedule auditions until the position has been filled. Any interested tenors may email Rachel Carter at rachel.carter@ccovb.org or call 772-469-2320.  
Happy news came in from old friend Jim van Voorheis Friday morning. Jazz in the Sanctuary is back at Episcopal Church of the Advent in Palm City! That's the good news. The less-than-good-news is the 75-person attendance limitation in place.

It will be "a fun Dixieland Concert" with Mark Green and The Rowdy Roosters, a full 6-piece Dixieland band. The concert is July 6 at 6:30 p.m., a belated celebration of the 4th of July, with patriotic jazz in Dixieland style, Jim says. Passing the basket at the church is still not allowed, so plan to contribute a $10 bill when you enter. Call the church at 772-283-6221 to reserve your tickets. 4484 SW Citrus Blvd., Palm City.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR'S MARKET at Environmental Learning Center

Saturday, July 3. 10 am to 2 pm. #Shoplocal and support a group of dynamic and inspiring youth who create a wide variety of super cool products.

Shop from homemade baked goods, granola, tree seedlings, arts and crafts, jewelry, heating bags, and much more!
Summer at the Morse Has a Twist
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park has added a bit of a twist to its Summer Family activities. The digital summer family programs will include two video programs exploring the Museum’s collection. They're designed with young children — kindergarten-5th grade — in mind, and focus on interior design and decoration during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Education Manager April Tubbs said, "The digital programming came about due to COVID." It was an idea that had been in the planning stage but " COVID pushed the timeline up and the Create and Explore web page was launched in spring 2020." She added, "The age range acts as a guideline, but the programs are really for everyone who wants to participate."
Look for these free programs online beginning July 7.

The Morse Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by American designer and artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), including the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and art and architectural objects from Tiffany’s celebrated Long Island home, Laurelton Hall. The Museum's holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings, graphics, and decorative art.

445 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park.
It's All in the Family for Camy De Mario
As if she doesn't have enough balls in the air, Camy De Mario, a Vero Beach artist, author, illustrator, and video producer, is now managing her son's music career. Bobby, a 2020 Vero Beach High School graduate, goes by GLASHRS in the business and, according to Camy, is "a very talented music producer and songwriter."
GLASHRS' latest track is Running, recorded by another young online talent, UNOWAY. "This was a track I've had for a while," GLASHRS said. He wasn't sure what to do with the lyrics until he heard UNOWAY's songs, and a collaboration was begun. The track will be released on July 9 on major music platforms online.

Watch the Making a hit EDM song (Falling) on Glashrs' YouTube channel.

Summer Film Program “Yes, We Cannes”
Join host and filmmaker Xaque Gruber for a selection of internationally acclaimed films in connection with the summer exhibition A Tribute to Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection. During brief introductory remarks, Xaque presents on the cinematic importance of each film and shares his personal connections to and experiences with the Cannes Film Festival.
Tickets: $16 members, $18 non-members, per person, per film.
Tuesday, July 13 | 7pm, Leonhardt Auditorium | The Piano (1993)
The feature film is preceded by a brief introductory lecture and the short film The Pistol(2018).
Tuesday, July 20 | 7pm, Leonhardt Auditorium | Anna (1987)
The feature film is preceded by a brief introductory lecture and the short film Anna(2019).
Tuesday, July 27 | 7pm, Leonhardt Auditorium | Persepolis (2007)
The feature film is preceded by a brief introductory lecture and the short film 12 Zloty(2018).
It's a Blue Star Summer!
Vero Beach Museum of Art
National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Elliott Museum
House of Refuge
Flagler Museum
Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Museum of Florida Art - Deland
VT&M - Museum of Military History - Kissimmee
Polk Museum of Art

Get the complete list on the website.
The Vero Beach Art Club is looking for corporate sponsors for the 2022 Under the Oaks Fine Arts and Crafts Show, March 11-13, 2022. Contact Sue Dinenno 772 321-8701

Helping People Succeed’s Art for Living Calendar

We have extended the deadline to submit your original art work for submission for our 2022 Art for Living Calendar! The deadline is now Tuesday, July 6 at 5:00 pm. for inclusion not just in this year’s perennial favorite, the Art for Living Calendar, but also to hang in the Art for Living Virtual Gallery.

The current gallery as well as all guidelines, criteria, and responsibilities, plus an application, can be found at www.hpsfl.org.
Short & Sweet - Just A Taste of Arts Blast's calendar web page
Get the Whole Picture on the Website
Indian River County

ONGOING - Video submissions accepted for Indian River’s Got Talent at the Environmental Learning Center. Indian River County residents only.

Through July 9 - Weekly sessions of Write in the Middle - Creative Writing Summer Camp - Laura Riding Jackson Foundation historic home at IRSC and the Brackett Library

Through July 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Weekly Creative Art Camps for Children and Teens at the Vero Beach Art Club Annex & Gallery

Through July 30 - Pelican Island Audubon Society summer camps

Through Aug 6 - Vero Beach Art Club's Big Bold & Beautiful Fine Art Exhibit and Art Marketplace. 1903 14th Avenue

Through Sept. 5 - At Vero Beach Museum of Art - A Tribute to Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Selections from the Tom Golden Collection

Through Sept. 10 - 12 x 12 Summer Squared at Gallery 14

Ongoing - Riverside Theatre’s two virtual series, Putting it Together and Cast Chats. See the website for the link
July 2, 2021, 5-8 p.m. - First Friday Gallery Stroll on and around 14th Avenue in the historic Downtown Arts District in Vero Beach.

July 2-3 - No weekend events at Riverside Theatre

July 4 - Vero Beach Museum of Art is closed

July 7 - Single ticket sales for Riverside Theatre’s 2021-22 season on sale by calling the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or online at www.RiversideTheatre.com. Box office is not open.

July 10, 6-8 p.m. - Small Format, Diverse Vision - Group exhibit opening at Village Square, Sebastian

July 10-Aug. 31. - Small Format, Diverse Vision - Group exhibit at Village Square, Sebastian

July 11, 2-4 p.m. - Summer Art Show reception at The Galleries at First Pres
Brevard County

Ongoing - Virtual Visual Art 2020 by members of the Central Brevard Art Association on Facebook and YouTube.

Through July 4 - Fare Thee Well art exhibit at Upside Gallery, Melbourne Frits Van Eeden
Through July 31 - Works in Progress at 5th Avenue Art Gallery

July 2 - First Friday Gallery Walk in Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne

July 4, 8 p.m. - Brevard Symphony Orchestra Symphony Under the Stars at Cocoa Riverfront Park - Independence Day concert

​July 17, 7 p.m. - Dance Party - Space Coast Symphony Orchestra at The Scott Center, Melbourne

July 17, 7 p.m. - Brevard Symphony Orchestra 2021 Summer Evenings concert: Musical Journey to the New World at Suntree United Methodist Church, Melbourne
No. Palm Beach County

Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. - Garden Sculpture Tours at the Norton

Through July 4 - View 20 Versions of the American Flag that flew over the United States during Henry Flagler's lifetime, 1830-1913. at the Flagler Museum, Palm Beach

Through July 31 - The New Normal: COVID Times at Palm Beach Photographic Centre

Through Aug. 7 - Summer Home at Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

Through Aug. 22 - Artist Innovation Fellowship Showcase at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

​Through Aug. 31 - Summer Dreams exhibit at ArtWorks Gallery, WPB  Artworks of Northwood, 555 25th Street

Through Sept. 5 - Boca Raton Museum of Art - An Irresistible Urge toCreate: The Monroe Family Collection of Outsider Art

Through Sept. 19 - Painting Enlightenment: Works by noted Japanese scientist and artist Iwasaki Tsuneo at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

Through Oct. 3 - For the Record: Celebrating Art by Women at The Norton Museum of Art
Martin County

Limited classes are ongoing at the Artists Nook at Stuart Art Supply

Through Oct. 31 - Portfolios - Jane Lawton Baldridge, A Sea Story Girl at the Elliott Museum

Through July 24 - Martin Artisans Guild Summer Salon at the Court House Cultural Center.

July 6, 5 p.m. - NEW deadline for work submission for Helping People Succeed’s 2022 Art for Living Calendar. https://www.hpsfl.org

St. Lucie County

July 2, 5-8:30 p.m. - Friday Fest at Fort Pierce City Marina Square, weather permitting

July 4 - A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery closed for the holiday

July 9-18 - Southern Hospitality at Treasure Coast Theatre
Beyond the Treasure Coast

Daily at 11 a.m. - Keeper Chats from Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. -Giant Pacific Octopus

Ongoing, Saturdays, 2 p.m. - The Bass Highlights Tour at The Bass

Through July 17 - On the Hoof: Portraits and Landscapes by Jo-Ann Sanborn at Immokalee Pioneer Museum

Through July 18, 2021 - Explore the Vaults: Abstraction and the American Scene at Museum of Fine Art St. Pete

Through July 31 - Beats & Brushes: Artists of Color exhibit at Lake Wales Arts Council

Through Aug. 22 - Antioch Reclaimed: Ancient Mosaics at the MFA - Museum of Fine Art St. Pete

Sundays at 2 - Upstairs Downstairs Live Theater at the Plant Museum

Through Aug. 22 - Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration at Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete

Through Aug. 27 - Banking on the Past, Savings for the Future: The Legacy of Barron Collier’s Bank of Everglades at Museum of the Everglades

Through Aug. 28 - Connections in Nature at Naples Depot Museum

Through Aug. 29 - 2021 Rollins Faculty Biennal at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Through Aug. 29 - Multiple Voices/Multiple Stories at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Through Aug.29 - Path to Paradise: The Artistic Legacy of Dante's Divine Comedy at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Through Aug. 29 - Uptown/Downtown: Richard Lindner's Fun City at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Through Aug. 29 - Creatures in the Margins at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Through Sept. 25 - Beaches, Creatures & Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters, a traveling exhibit from the Museum of Florida History at Lake Wales History Museum

Through Sept. 26 - Selected Portraits from the Morse Collection at the Morse Museum, Winter Park.

Through Sept. 26 - Iridescence - A Celebration - at the Morse Museum, Winter Park.

​Through Sept. 26 - Earth into Art - The Flowering of American Art Pottery at the Morse Museum, Winter Park.

Through Oct. 25 - The Nature of Encaustic: A Florida Wax Show at Bok Tower Gardens

Through Nov. 28 - InFocus: Precision Photography of Extraordinary and Uncommon Shells at Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Through Dec. 23 at the Plant Museum - "When the Train Comes Along": Booker T. Washington at the Tampa Bay Casino

Free streaming videos of operas from the Metropolitan Opera are available at 7:30 p.m. each night and for the following 23 hours. The site also offers many and short performance videos.
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