Monday Drawing and Acrylic Painters of the Art Center 12:00-3:30 pm

Monday Drawing and Acrylic Painters of the Art Center

Join the DAAP’ers (Drawing and Acrylic Painters) every Monday from 12:00 to 3:30 at the Art Center for an afternoon of either drawing or acrylic painting with fellow artists with any skill level—beginner to advanced.  Activities will include projects in drawing and acrylic mediums with tutorial help to DYOT (do-your-own-thing).  Bring your own tools and materials, there will be fun projects and great camaraderie—so join us.  All you need to do is be a member ($35 annually beginning Sept. 1 each year) by calling 746-7606 to register for the group or try it out as a guest for one visit and see how much learning and laughing in Art can be. Any question about what you might need call Sharon, 352-527-9372.  

Lunch & Learn Behind the Scenes Tour of the Theater with Harry Lewis Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1-3:00 pm

Harry Lewis, Behind the Scenes Tour of the Theater
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
1-3:00 pm
Refreshments & discussion!
You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to tour the
theater and get all the behind the scenes information and
stories from director, videographer, Harry Lewis.
The tour and discussion will be at The Art Center of Citrus County with refreshments provided.

Amy’s Wish Opening Night Feb 9 The Nature Coast Exhibit #3 Starting at 6.30 pm Wine and Cheese Reception Show Starting at 7:30 pm

This timeless romantic comedy finds senior citizens Sam and Amy, newly-married, arriving at their honeymoon retirement village only to discover the “Fountain of Youth” in their new Florida home. No one realizes that the water supply to their new apartment wing is hooked up to this fabled liquid. Amy sips some of the water, and their honeymoon turns topsy-turvy when she becomes a nineteen-year-old! Now they must survive the most incredible and comical “period of adjustment” a bride and groom have ever encountered. Call 352-746-7606 for tickets $19. Nature Coast Exhibit #3 Wine and Cheese Reception Free.

Auditions for The Amorous Ambassador Sun, Feb 11@5:30pm Mon, Feb 12@6:00pm

“The Amorous Ambassador”
An American Farce by Michael Parker
Directed by Pam Schreck

AUDITIONS:Sunday, Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm Monday, Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm at The Art Center

Production dates: April 20, 21, 22, 27, *28, 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6, 2018

“Hormone” Harry is Back in Town!!!

“Hormone” Harry Douglas (From THE SENSUOUS SENATOR) is back to his old shenanigans again, but this time as the American Ambassador to Great Britain. He tells his wife Lois, that he has arranged a golf outing in Scotland for the weekend. Lois, in turn, tells Harry that she too will be gone for the weekend at a spa and that their daughter Debbie will be gone visiting a girlfriend. Each then tells Perkins, their newly hired butler in their country home, of their plans. He stoically watches as each of them leaves for the weekend. Does the imperturbable Perkins find romance? Does Lois return for a weekend tryst of her own?

Note: The parts of Harry Douglas and Lois Douglas will be played by Doc Weingarten and Chris Venable, who originally played the characters in THE SENSUOUS SENATOR produced at The Art Center Theatre in September 2016.

HARRY DOUGLAS:  A former U.S. Senator, now the U.S. Ambassador to Britain. A philanderer and woman chaser, he usually manages to smooth-talk his way out of compromising situations.

LOIS DOUGLAS: Harry’s long-suffering wife who manages to turn the tables on him in the final unexpected denouement.

PERKINS: (Age 50+) The quintessential butler. A pivotal character around whom most of the circumstantial humor seems to occur. He remains oh so British an never cracks a smile and always seems to be in control. (Controlled, competent, dry wit)

JOE: (Age 20-30) Joe’s great misfortune in life is that his girlfriend (Debbie) is the Ambassador’s daughter. He is caught up in a whirlwind of events and never seems to understand how he has got into such a mess. He spends a good portion of the play in a dress and wig, pretending to be Debbie’s girlfriend, Josephine, or fighting off the advances of “The Amorous Ambassador”. (Naive, likable)

CAPTAIN SOUTH: (Age 25-45) The Marine Corps officer in charge of embassy security. He is a total incompetent, who spends his time searching for a non-existent; mad bomber, when he is not being knocked out, hit by doors, etc. (Incompetent, serious, athletic)

DEBBIE: (Age 20-25) The Ambassador’s daughter, always quick thinking and keeping one step ahead of her father. She manipulates all those around her. (Bright, attractive, manipulative)

MARIAN: (Age 25-40) The Ambassador’s girl-friend from next door, willing to help the Ambassador act out his fantasies with costumes that range from a cocktail dress to a French maid’s outfit. (Glamorous, sexy)

FAYE: (AGE 25-40) The Ambassador’s secretary, is not too bright; in fact, Harry suggests she hold a seance to see if she can make contact with her brain, it’s probably a good idea. She breaks things, drops things and never leaves home without her own tube of super glue. (Sweet, klutzy, academically challenged)

NOTE: The role of SOUTH requires physical challenges i.e. falling to the floor when being knocked unconscious; Costumes: JOE: Wig, woman’s dress, FAYE – a black lace slip and MARIAN – 2 piece lingerie

Nature Coast Exhibit No. 3 Jurist

The Art Center of Citrus County
Announces Nature Coast Exhibit No. 3 Jurist

Don Borie

Painting people started my art habit and it came to this!
Jurist for this exhibit will be Ocala artist Don Borie. With a background in commercial art and
illustration, Don’s work has appeared in The Artists Magazine, Colorado State of the Arts
publication, Florida Times-Union Sunday Magazine, Longmont Times-Call, a requested piece by
National Geographic Society offices, a commissioned portrait of astronaut Vance Brand and
private collections across the country.
Drawing and painting people started my art habit in more years than I care to dwell on…oh,
when painting was easy. Repeat drawing and study refined my observations. The beauty, the
character or actions of a person lend a connection to inspire me in developing oil or pastel
painting. Now the paintings improve by simplifying and focusing on the emotion and impact as
needed. Self-satisfaction is my reward for a successful painting along with the acceptance of the
“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do!”
Artist Edgar Degas stated the truth.

Exhibit No. 3 Drop off February 7, 10:00-2:00

Artist’s Reception: Friday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

Open to the Public • Refreshments served • Winning works announced

Nature Coast Exhibit #2

Nature Coast Exhibit #2

Posted by Art Center of Citrus County on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Nature Coast Exhibit #2 Artist Reception Nov 3, 6:30 PM

Nature Coast Exhibit #2 at the Art Center of Citrus County.

Ruth Ann Dexheimer, Adjunct Teacher at the Appleton Art Museum, will judge our exhibit on Thursday, November 2, 2017.

We invite you to attend our Artist Reception on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:30 PM where winners will be announced. This free event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Please feel free to invite friends and family.

The opening of the theater production, ‘A Night of Dark Intent’ is also on Friday evening. During the production intermission, the audience will vote in the art gallery for the “People’s Choice Award”.

Artwork will hang from November 3, 2017 till December 13, 2017. Exhibit is open during box office hours from 10 AM – 4 PM. Closing is on December 13, 2017. You may pick up your artwork between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM.

We hope you enjoy a pleasant experience as an exhibitor at the Art Center of Citrus County. Be sure to check out our other ongoing Art Programs:
Figure painting on Fridays (live models)
Open studio painting on Wednesday with our “We Paint” group
Lunch & Learn lectures on every second Tuesday of the month

We encourage you to go to our website, for a complete calendar of events and speakers.


Sharon Davis
Curator, Nature Coast Exhibit #2