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Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
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Posted: 2012 Oct 26 - 00:24

It's 'Rocky Horror' time again

Surfside Playhouse ushers in the Halloween season with the notorious rock 'n' roll musical tribute to 1950s sci-fi/horror B-movies, the "Rocky Horror Picture Show," back for its 11th straight year, directed by Nick Henn.

Your enjoyment of this delightfully skewed movie will be amplified by a shadow cast of highly trained, costumed hecklers guaranteed to thrill you, chill you and fulfill you.

Performance nights are Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, at 11:59 p.m.

Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.

Tickets cost $10 general admission, and are available at the box office, at (321) 783-3127 or through Online Ticketing at www.surfsideplayers.com.

CAUTION: Mature Audiences Only. Contains strong language and adult themes, and the movie is rated R for violence and sexual situations. Presented by special arrangement with Criterion Pictures.

Table Top Arts & Craft Show

The Stonefire Art Studio and Gallery is hosting its monthly Table Top Arts & Craft Show Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stonefire Art Studio, 2500 S. Washington Ave, Titusville.

The fee per table is $15, plus tax. All art work must be original.

The art show is a venue for local artists to show and sell their wares, and the proceeds of the fee will pay for art classes for underprivileged children.

Please register to reserve your spot by calling Betty at (321) 264-9266 or email ninaki2000@yahoo.com

For more information, visit www.stonefire.org.

Local artist featured in solo exhibition

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Island Images' Gallery of Hope presents "In Search of the Real Cuba," a compelling exhibition featuring modern-day Cuba by photographic artist and author Dawn Currie, resident of Indian Harbour Beach.

The exhibit will run through Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Gallery of Hope, 2036 14th Avenue in the historic Theatre Plaza in downtown Vero Beach.

Come see images that stir the mind and hear stories that touch the soul. These are the fruits of a physically and mentally challenging two-week trek by the author and artist that spans the island from east to west.

The artist, Dawn Currie, exhibits extensively across the United States and has won multiple awards.

Through her images, she strives to capture the beauty and moments that enrich our daily lives, wherever life my take us. For more information, email scott@galleryofhope.org.

'Channel Cats' Drag Racing in the 1950s

The stage production of "'Channel Cats,' Drag Racing at Tico Airport in the '50s," is compiled by Roz Foster, from a journal written by Darrell Hardister.

It is about a group of teenagers, who made a difference in the community by forming a drag racing club in the 1950s, called The "Channel Cats" to promote safe driving.

They were sanctioned by Nascar and drag raced on the strip at Tico Airport in the 1950s.

It's all about the "love affair with their cars" that involved community participation and support.

It will include 1950s' music, vintage photos of racing cars and club members, as well as vintage film of the races.

"Channel Cats" members will participate on stage, including Darrell Hardister, Blackie Raulerson, Mike Ramer and Carl Jones.

Copies of the revised journal will be available for $20 at the theater with members of the "Channel Cats" present to sign them during intermission.

Proceeds will benefit the North Brevard Heritage Foundation and the Emma Parrish Theater.

The play is scheduled, so people coming into town for "Cracker Weekend" may attend.

The play will be at Emma Parrish Theater, Titusville, Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m., and tickets will cost $15.

Tickets will be available for sale at the North Brevard Historical Museum, The Emma Parrish Theater, The Titusville Chamber of Commerce and The historic Pritchard House.

For more information, call Darrell Hardister at (321) 267-1273, Roz Foster at (321) 267-4480 or visit www.pritchardhouse.com.

'Under the Harvest Moon' fundraiser at Rockledge Gardens

The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse will host a "Under the Harvest Moon" fundraiser, Sunday Oct. 28, at 5:30 p.m., at Rockledge Gardens, U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge.

The second fundraiser of its kind, held by the Cocoa Village Playhouse at Rockledge Gardens, the event will include gourmet food from Carrabba's Italian Grill of Merritt Island, with live entertainment by the Cocoa Village Playhouse performers.

Sponsorships are available at $300, $500 and $1,000, with individual tickets starting at $75 and additional discounts for Aladdin Society members.

Proceeds from the event will support the renovation of the playhouse, as well as the The Cocoa Village Playhouse STARS Youth Program.

For more information about the event, contact Delores Spearman at delores@cocoavillageplayhouse.com.

For more information about The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, visit www.cocoavillageplayhouse.com.

To contact the box office, call (321) 636-5050.

Photo competition and exhibition at the King Center

"All That Art" is a juried photo art competition and exhibition, held at the King Center, and sponsored by The Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard.

Take-in in for photos is Monday, Oct 29 at the King Center Rotunda from 8:30-10 a.m; 62 photos will be selected.

On Monday, Nov. 5, juried photos will be hung for a one-month display in the Harris Gallery in the King Center and at 4 p.m. (same day), a gala with presentation of awards and prizes from $500, $250, $200 and 10 $50 honorable mentions.

You may submit as many as five photos.

The fees are: first photo is $25, and $10 for each addition photo.

For an application, visit www.cafob.org click on events.

For more information, call Suzanne Frank at (321) 254 3398.

Indian River Potters Guild registration open

If you are inclined to make some presents for the holidays or just find a place to get away from it all, Indian River Potters' Guild is offering classes in mosaic art and fused glass, while continuing classes in sculpture, hand-building and wheel-thrown pottery.

Try your hand at something new. No experience is necessary for any of the classes, and individual attention is given to each student.

Beginning the week of Oct. 29:

. Monday, Oct. 29, 9:30

a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fused

Glass. Cost is $125.

. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6-9

p.m. Wheel Thrown. Cost

is $145.

. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9

a.m. to noon. Sculpture in

Clay. Cost is $145.

. Thursday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.

to noon. Mosaic Art. Cost

is $150.

. Saturday, Nov. 3, 9:30

a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beg.

Pottery. Cost is $145.

Classes will not meet the

week of Thanksgiving

Beginning the week of Jan. 7:

. Mon, Jan. 7, 9:30 a.m. to

12:30 p.m. Fused Glass.

Cost is $125.

. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6-9 p.m.

Wheel Thrown. Cost is


. Wed, Jan 9, 9 a.m. to

noon. Sculpture in Clay.

Cost is $145.

. Thursday, Jan. 10, 9 a.m.

to noon. Mosaic Art. Cost

is $150.

. Saturday, Jan. 12, 9:30

a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beg.

Pottery. Cost is $145.

Indian River Potters is offering a new class for homeschooled children in sculpture and wheel thrown pottery, beginning Jan. 9, for six weeks, every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $115, including clay.

Indian River Potters Guild is at 1542 Guava Ave., Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 543-3645 or visit www.indianriverpotters.com.

Christmas cards and gifts workshop

Participants will create six Christmas cards, two each of three different designs, and stamp four tile coasters in this 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, class at the Art Gallery of Viera.

To register, email reenathan@bellsouth.net or call (321) 961-2350.

Fifth Avenue Holiday Craft Show

The Holiday Craft Show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Friday, Nov. 2 through Monday, Dec. 31, has added more handmade, one-of-a-kind crafts, both functional and decorative, from the country's best artisans.

There will be blown glass, handmade dolls and books, pottery, unique Christmas ornaments, jewelry and more. It is a place to get all your holiday shopping done, with unique gifts to please the pickiest person, in all price ranges.

For 30 years, the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne, has been known for the best in hand-crafted gifts for friends and family.

The First Friday Art Walk will be Friday, Nov. 2, 5:30-8 p.m.

Visit with the artists, as you peruse the artwork and enjoy light refreshments. The reception is free and open to the public.

Afterward, continue your stroll down the street to enjoy dinner and other shops and galleries.

For more information, call (321) 259-8261 or visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.

'Creative Cards and Gift-Making' classes

Bring a friend and learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create quality cards and/or gifts. We create greeting cards, gifts, and gift bags.

Beautiful, quality materials, including cardstock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the $12 price of the class.

Classes will be 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

Also in October and November will be Christmas cards and gift-making workshops Oct. 31 and Nov. 10.

For more information, call (321) 504-4343.

Advance reservations are needed and may be placed by contacting Ree at (321) 773-0095, (321) 961-2350 or at reenathan@bellsouth.net.

Central Florida Chamber Winds concert

Principal players of Central Florida Winds gather to perform chamber music by Schubert, Paganini and Haydn.

In its 12th year, this group, under the direction of conductor Richard Sabino, will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4.

This is a free program and will be held at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

For more information, visit www.cfl.rr.com or call (321) 223-6688.

Art at the Foosaner

Exhibitions running through Jan. 6 are:

. Ernst Oppler: the

comprehensive works of a German impressionist, 1867-1929

. Talismans/D.X. Ross: intricate metalwork, juxtaposed with precious and semiprecious stones.

The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 674-8916 or visit www.foosanerartmuseum.org.

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