Call to Artists for Nature Coast Exhibit No.1 Submissions Wednesday Sept. 18, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Submissions are invited from area artists for the upcoming Exhibit No. 1 for the 2019-2020 season. Open to everyone over the age of 18, two-dimensional artists are welcome to submit their work for this judged exhibit in the categories of Paintings: Oil and Acrylic, Graphics and Mixed Media, Paintings: Water Media and Photography: Black and White and Color.
Entries for the exhibit may be dropped off at the Art Center on September 18, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and picked up on October 2, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The entry fee for members is $15 for two works, $30 for two works for nonmembers and $5 for each additional work up to five. Awards will be given in the above categories and artists may offer their works for sale. A complete prospectus is available on the Art Center website. Jurist for this exhibit will be Ocala artist David A. D’Alessandris.

David A. D’Alessandris. Nonnas Tablecloth

His award winning paintings, drawings, and mixed-media/ decorative arts have been featured in group/ solo exhibits and International Juried shows including Lynn Kottler Galleries, 225 Gallery, and DIFFA , New York City; Around the Coyote, Chicago, ILL.; Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA.; Shady Side Arts Festival, PGH. PA, .The Associated Artists of
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh, PA.; Greenburg Museum Of Art, Greensburg PA, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West VA.; Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL; Gallery 221, Boca Raton, FL; Gallery East, Webber Gallery (CF Campus) Ocala, FL., Kevro, Gallery, Delray, FL.; Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL; Marion Cultural Alliance, Ocala, FL.,FAFO, Ocala; FL., ArtRestoration, Dallas, TX, Artspace, Miami; FL.

The exhibition is free, open to the public and may be viewed and Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and during every performance of the Art Center Theater through September 29. A complete schedule of events can be found on their website https://artcenterofcitruscounty.org/ . The Art Center Gallery is located at 2644 N Annapolis Ave. Hernando, Florida. The Art Center of Citrus County is open to all who appreciate and want to support the arts in our community. They are a member owned and operated 501c3 non-profit organization with programs in the performing and
visual arts offering opportunities for participation, education and appreciation of the arts.

Auditions: The Honky Tonk Angels Sunday, Oct 13, at 2 pm, Monday, Oct 14, at 6 pm

The Honky Tonk Angels
(A Musical Comedy in Two Acts)
Written By Ted Swindley

Directed/Musical Direction By Danielle A. Flury-Downey

“Country Classics combine with a hilarious story about three good ole gals who follow their dreams to Nashville.” Songs include: Stand By Your Man, Coal Miner’s Daughter, 9 to 5, I Will Always Love You, and Harper Valley PTA.

3 Women (Ages can range from late teens to fifties):

Angela:  A Texas housewife, (30s to 50s) she has a great sense of humor and a fiercely independent streak.  She is an earth-mother comedienne.

Darlene:  A young woman, (late teens to early twenties) from the deep South.  She is pretty, and simple.  A woman who grew up in the coal mining town of West Virginia and the Mississippi Delta.

Sue Ellen:  A Los Angeles career woman (20s to 40s).  She is a “citified” country girl.  Smart, very attractive, sexy and frustrated.

Band Includes: Piano, Bass, Drums, Pedal Steel Guitar, Fiddle, and Lead/Rhythm Guitar

Chorus: There will be a small chorus of 4 or 5 women. (Ages late teens and older; all vocal ranges)

*NOTE: Please come with a prepared piece of music for auditions, and I will provide the script scenes to be read. It will be a closed audition.

Auditions: Sunday, October 13th, at 2 pm in Hall; Monday, October 14th, at 6 pm in Hall
Read Through: Tuesday, October 22, 6 pm in Theatre

Play Poster Winter Musical The Honky Tonk Angels

Call to Artists for Nature Coast Exhibit No.1 Art Entries

Submissions are invited from area artists for the upcoming Exhibit No. 1 for the 2019-2020 season. Open to everyone over the age of 18, two-dimensional artists are welcome to submit their work for this judged exhibit in the categories of Paintings: Oil and Acrylic, Graphics and Mixed Media, Paintings: Water Media and Photography: Black and White and Color.
Entries for the exhibit may be dropped off at the Art Center on September 18, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and picked up on October 2, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The entry fee for members is $15 for two works, $30 for two works for nonmembers and $5 for each additional work up to five. Awards will be given in the above categories and artists may offer their works for sale. A complete prospectus is available on the Art Center website. Jurist for this exhibit will be Ocala artist David A. D’Alessandris.

David A. D’Alessandris. Nonnas Tablecloth

His award winning paintings, drawings, and mixed-media/ decorative arts have been featured in group/ solo exhibits and International Juried shows including Lynn Kottler Galleries, 225 Gallery, and DIFFA , New York City; Around the Coyote, Chicago, ILL.; Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA.; Shady Side Arts Festival, PGH. PA, .The Associated Artists of
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh, PA.; Greenburg Museum Of Art, Greensburg PA, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West VA.; Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL; Gallery 221, Boca Raton, FL; Gallery East, Webber Gallery (CF Campus) Ocala, FL., Kevro, Gallery, Delray, FL.; Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL; Marion Cultural Alliance, Ocala, FL.,FAFO, Ocala; FL., ArtRestoration, Dallas, TX, Artspace, Miami; FL.

The exhibition is free, open to the public and may be viewed and Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and during every performance of the Art Center Theater through September 29. A complete schedule of events can be found on their website https://artcenterofcitruscounty.org/ . The Art Center Gallery is located at 2644 N Annapolis Ave. Hernando, Florida. The Art Center of Citrus County is open to all who appreciate and want to support the arts in our community. They are a member owned and operated 501c3 non-profit organization with programs in the performing and
visual arts offering opportunities for participation, education and appreciation of the arts.

Playwriting 101 Theater Workshop with Patrick Erhardt

Register before: September 9, 2019 Contact: Patrick Erhardt erhardtpatrick@yahoo.com

This six week course will focus on how to write a one act, ten minute play. The classes will begin on Thursday, Sept 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM and meet each Thursday until October 17, 2019. Class size is limited to 15 students.

Instructor: Patrick Erhardt, a 35 year theatrical veteran will moderate the class.

The course will cover:

  • Developing a play idea
  • Building your characters
  • Creating a solid opening, middle and ending

The final two classes will be devoted to reading and improving our plays.

Cost:

$20 for Art Center members
$40 for non-members.

Where:

A&E building
The Art Center Of Citrus County
2644 N. Annapolis Ave, Hernando, Florida 34442

Sign Up: Contact Patrick Erhardt erhardtpatrick@yahoo.com before September 9, 2019

The Music Man Theatre Gallery Artist Velukutty Balakrishnan MD

Velukutty was born in the Indian state of Kerala which has been described as the ‘ Gods Own Country’ by the visitors. He moved to the U S A in 1975 and has been living in Citrus County for the past 34 years.

He is a self taught artist. He used to draw from a very young age. Velukutty took up oil painting seriously after his retirement as a physician. He has been trying to paint almost every day for the past 4 years. Painting is very relaxing, fulfilling and liberating affair for him.

He loves to paint the rolling waves with the splatter when it meets the rock in the evening light. Many mornings he is intrigued with the fleeting colors of the morning light over the clouds. He wants to paint it, but not always successful. He loves the fall colors, the mountain streams, the small waterfalls, and wants to paint the ripples of the waves which breaks up the reflections of the nature above.

He wants to bring a sense of reality in a convincing way in his creations. When he takes up the brush he is in a different world. “Not all of my work turns out to be acceptable.”

“I am still a student. There is lot of ground I have to cover in the field of art. My style is still evolving. I want to create visual poetry which appeals to the emotions rather than the intellect.”

Velukutty Balakrishnan MD
vbk1948@hotmail.com