Volume 3 No. 28 |September 3, 2021
Sharing our wealth of arts and culture. We're having an ARTS BLAST!

Promoting The Arts & Arts Councils Everywhere

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In This Issue

WQCS's Dick Golden and Tony Bennett's Retirement

Thoughts from Space Coast Symphony's Aaron Collins

New Sunset Concerts at Cultural Court House

There's a New Brew in Town

Get Carded This Month!

9/11 Tribute Concert by Community Band of Brevard

A Kravis Update

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What's Ahead from the Arts Blast calendar web page
No Live in the Loop or Comedy Zone Experience at
Riverside Theatre this week.
(As I'm getting ready to send out Arts Blast, thunder's booming all around.)
Downtown Stuart
Friday Fest in Fort Pierce
Marina Square
September 3, 5:30-8:30

Next up October 1
AND the final weekend for NEWSIES! at the Henegar Center in Melbourne.
Aaron Collins on His Strokaversary
Two years ago, our arts community was stunned to learn that Aaron Collins, the young and extraordinarily exuberant founder, music director, and conductor of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra had suffered a stroke. This week, in his words ...

Happy Strokaversary. I'm not thrilled about having had a stroke. But I do however like to acknowledge that day and reflect a bit. Two years ago today, my life changed forever. Following my dad’s death, I had a stroke. I’m so grateful I have no physical disabilities. That being said, my short-term memory is non-existent, presenting challenges for me every day.

I worked so hard on healing my brain. But when the results started to slow down and I continually felt stuck, I overlooked an equally important part of recovery: happiness. After months of depression, I found that there was an unexpected joy in the post-stroke period. I was happy to be alive. That joy was pivotal to my recovery. It was an essential source of energy alongside those who loved me back to life. Joy fueled a daily determination and peace was only a thought away.

These same things apply as we all experience and start our recovery from this pandemic. When you start to feel crushed, take a moment to find gratitude. Although life may be full of new challenges, you’re still here and fighting. The greatest therapy is friendship and love and I have that in spades.

I am still grateful that I’m alive. I am still grateful I have an incredible mother and supportive family. I am still grateful I have amazing, understanding, and patient friends. I am still grateful to ALL OF YOU who took the time to read this.
This is the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra's lucky 13th season. Find the schedule and everything you'd like to know about the orchestra and musicians online.
American Songbook's Dick Golden
I've had the great good fortune of having some very talented and genuinely nice radio folks in my life, some still in touch six decades after our first meeting.

I ran into Dick Golden something like forty years ago when we worked for different stations owned by the same company. Many years later, we reconnected when he began his American Songbook program on WQCS and once again when he relocated to Vero Beach. Now we've become the radio kids who meet for coffee most Mondays, each time a learning experience for me.

If you haven't listened to Dick's American Songbook Saturday evenings on WQCS (it's been on only a few decades, so no rush), put it on your calendar. He shares his knowledge of the best music of our time and the people who have written and performed it, knowledge gathered in his many years in the business.

I was surprised to learn that Dick and I started our radio lives in a similar way, although mine didn't kick in until later. As a high school senior, I auditioned to host the high school radio show but came in second to my best friend. I didn't get my real chance until twenty years later. Fortunately for us, Dick had different results.

"In the 9th grade, I won an audition for a co-host position on a weekly radio program, 'High School Highlights', on WLYN in Lynn, Massachusetts." By his senior year, he was working as a professional. In 1970, he settled in as the first program director at WCIB in Falmouth. By 1972, he was at WQRC in Hyannis, Mass., the station he considers "the most fulfilling and joyful chapter of my radio career." It was there that he created his four-hour Nightlights program of jazz and American standards, the show that introduced him to the Treasure Coast in 1986. The owner of WQRC bought WGYL/WTTB in Vero Beach and aired Nightlights, a popular addition to local radio.
Still living on Cape Cod, Dick was able to spend time here for station promotions and "collaborations with the Treasure Coast Jazz Society and Riverside Theatre" and fell in love with Vero Beach. When the WGYL format changed, the show was taken off the schedule, but that gave Jim Holmes an opportunity to approach Dick with an idea. Jim was station manager at WQCS, the NPR affiliate with studios on the Fort Pierce campus of Indian River State College. "(Jim) called me on Cape Cod and asked me if I would be interested in producing a weekly 4-hour music program and that is how the Saturday evening, 4-hour American Songbook program began."
The radio host treasures his freedom to "play music I believe elevates the spirit and communicates such positive feelings to the listening audience. Jazz and the American standards have represented the very best of American creativity in music and this body of work continues to elevate the human spirit wherever it is heard in the world. It is timeless and enduring."

In addition to sharing his favorite music, Dick has become a sought-after interviewer. It began in the summer of 1962, he said, when "I had the great opportunity to interview Count Basie, whose band was appearing at the Hampton Beach Casino. In between his two concerts that evening we found a quiet side room in the Casino and spent a half-hour together. I was so nervous and he was so kind and helpful. Count Basie was famous for giving short but meaningful responses in interviews but I believe he sensed my nervousness and gave me long responses to the questions. He really was helping me through the experience. He was was more like a father or kind uncle. And this was the same Count Basie who, along with the band, were heading out from New Hampshire to go to Los Angeles and record their first collaboration with Frank Sinatra!"
Another interview led to a long-term relationship with Monica Dickens, great-granddaughter of author Charles Dickens. "One year, in the autumn of 1984, I asked her if she would narrate a radio version of Dicken's Christmas Carol and I would add music and sound effects. It continues to air on the Cape each holiday season and always reminds me of what a wonderful and interesting person Monica was."
Dick gained more interviewing chops when he accepted a position at George Washington University after another station ownership change in 2001. His GW Presents American Jazz was produced for XM Satellite Radio. In 2005, he joined the GW staff in the Events Office, opening another creative door. "GW is a community partner (along with the Kennedy Center) of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown. (Duke Ellington was born 4 blocks from the Foggy Bottom GW campus on April 29, 1899.)"

Dick's on-stage interviews and presentations were many in those years: "Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Peter Yarrow, Al Jarreau .... I had the opportunity to (give) many on-stage presentations for the Smithsonian Associates in DC and also for about a decade as MC/on-stage host for the US Air Force jazz band, The Airmen of Note, and their Jazz Heritage concerts." 

A lifelong admiration for Tony Bennett and his work started with a chance to interview him in Boston in the early 1960s. It wasn't until twenty years later that an enduring friendship began when Bill and Beverly Carmen, new owners of the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, asked Dick to research booking Tony Bennett for their opening season, something that became a 30-year tradition. "I would do phone interviews with Tony to promote his appearances and the very hospitable Carmens would have me bring Tony and his daughters to the Carmen's home for an afternoon (of socializing.) Soon Tony was inviting me to personal events in New York City and the relationship just blossomed. He has been such a great mentor and inspiration to me and has been such a loyal and kind friend." 

Dick is sort of, maybe, thinking about it, semi-retired now but is always looking for more ways to share his knowledge, including tossing around ideas for a followup book to his 2018 Tony Bennett Onstage and in the Studio.

"I would love the opportunity to expand my radio presence and to also lecture on the music and the unique artists and composers of this music. 

"President Kennedy once observed that 'after the sands of time have passed over our lives, we too as Americans, will be remembered, not for our treasury or military might, but for what we too contributed to the human spirit.' I would submit this body of jazz and American standards as one example of America's contribution to the human spirit."
Photos supplied by Dick Golden: From top left, counterclockwise:
With Tony Bennett; with Sonny Rollins following a 2007 onstage Smithsonian Associates interview; with Dave Brubeck in the City Room of the GW Eliott School of International Affairs following a 2008 panel discussion on Jazz Diplomacy; cover of Tony Bennett Onstage and in the Studio; with Senator Ted Kennedy at a Swiss Embassy reception; with President George H.W. Bush at commencement.
New Brew in Town!

Just in from Riverside Theatre:

Walking Tree Brewery, in connection with The Curtain Up initiative, have crafted a beer which will be sold to local establishments with proceeds going towards Riverside Theatre.

Started by Broadway actors Mark Aldrich and James Ludwig (Henry Higgins in Riverside Theatre’s production of My Fair Lady), The Curtain Up initiative brings Theatres and local breweries in their vicinities together to raise awareness and funds for the arts. Locally, Walking Tree created an exclusive Kölsch craft beer for Riverside Theatre.  

“Everyone experienced the effects of the shut downs last year, but none so harshly as the entertainment industry,” said Brooke Malone, Marketing/Events/Creative Specialist at Walking Tree Brewery. “Collaborating with our amazing local Theatre, was a great way to give back and support the arts in our community.” 

Originally, the mission of Curtain Up was to create a source of relief funding for The Actors Fund, which provides a safety net for entertainment professionals throughout their lifespan, but with performing arts venues closed because of the pandemic, the initiative was expanded to provide needed financial assistance to theaters where actors performed.
A connection with Walking Tree was established and they created a craft beer for Riverside Theatre as a way for beer aficionados to support the Theatre. 

Called Curtain Up, Walking Tree took two of their most loved beers, Treasure Kölsch and Stay Frooted Pineapple/Tangerine Sour, blended them together, then dry hopped it with Mandarina Bavaria hops.  

Walking Tree crafts beer for our community and in four short years has won medals in the Best of Florida Beers and the Great American Beer Festival. 

For a limited time, Curtain Up beer is available at Riverside Theatre, Walking Tree Brewery, Waldo’s at the Driftwood Resort on Vero’s beach and The Kilted Mermaid in downtown Vero Beach. 

For more information on Curtain Up, visit: www.RiversideTheatre.com/curtian-up
Get Carded in Martin County!
The Martin County Library System is reminding us it's Library Card Sign-Up Month! If you live in Martin County, check this out!

Get into local attractions for free in September by simply showing your library card! Local attractions include the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, Florida Oceanographic Society, and the Elliott Museum/House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar. One library card will work for a family of four and restrictions apply: Children’s Museum and Florida Oceanographic Society are for Friday only.
Please call ahead for availability:
  • The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast: 772-225-7575
  • Florida Oceanographic Society: 772-225-0505
  • The Elliott Museum: 772-225-1961
  • House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar: 772-225-1875
Library cardholders have the ability to reserve passes to local attractions and museums year-round through the Martin County library catalog. All passes are sponsored by The Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
Explore a Library Near You
Get Your Wagons Ready!
A third-hand repost from Facebook.
From the Kravis Center:

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is announcing a change to this season’s Regional Arts Classical Concert MUSIC “At Eight” Series. Sir James Galway, scheduled to perform on Sunday, April 3 at 8pm has been replaced by The New York Philharmonic String Quartet.
New Sunset Concert Series
The sixth season of Sunset Concerts at the Gallery is underway. The concerts take place in person at the Court House Cultural Center Galleries in Stuart and live streamed via the MartinArts Facebook page on the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. The concerts feature artists from elementary school age up to professionals of all ages. Free and open to the public. Registration required for in person attendance. 
  • September 14: “Sonatas and Serenades“ with flutist Tina Burr Applegren
  • October 12: Music Teachers National Association Competition Young Artists
  • November 9: “Favorite Songs” with Soprano Susan Callahan and friends
  • December 14: “Holiday concert“: Treasure Coast Flute Choir
  • January 11: “Hispanic Celebration“ directed by Maribel Soriano
  • February 8: “Songs of the Heart“ with opera singer Lorrianna Colozzo
  • March 8: “Piano and Organ Duo“ live at St. Mary’s Episcopal: Paul Hamaty and Brandon Glick
  • April 12: “Spring Concert“ Stuart School of Music directed by Cindy Kessler
  • May 10: “Young Artists of the Treasure Coast“. Treasure Coast Youth Symphony directed by Tom Servinsky
From Studios of Cocoa Beach:

We are deeply saddened by the passing of a talented artist and much valued member of the Studios’ family, Patricia Ann May Corapit. Patty was not only an award-winning photographer, but also an enthusiastic volunteer with a contagious energy. Her dedication to the Studios, as well as to many other local organizations, was admired by us all. 
Patty was known for her phenomenal wildlife photography. Her memory will live on through the amazing images she leaves behind.

Women Supporting the Arts is ready for your 2022 Grant Applications.
(Martin County only)
DEADLINE: September 24, 2021
Notification by Email: By November 17, 2021
Grants Paid: January 2022
WSA welcomes grant applications from organizations and/or individuals providing arts enhancement opportunities for Martin County artist and arts-related programs, projects, scholarship and internships. Collaborative projects and events are eligible.
The window is open to apply (click here or on the logo above) for the online application. 
On the guidelines page there is a video with tips about the application you may watch to assist you and/or you can email Nancy Turrell with questions. 
From the Community Band of Brevard:

The Community Band of Brevard will pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 and the group's own founding band leader in a concert Remembering the Past, Anticipating the Future, on Sunday, September 12 at Merritt Island High School Auditorium, 100 Mustang Way (off North Courtenay Parkway, 32953).  The 3:00 PM concert will feature musical selections favored by Marion Scott, who passed away last October and founded the Community Band of Brevard in 1985. The all-volunteer group enjoyed three and a half decades of music-making under conductor Mr. Scott, and are grateful for the efforts of their new bandleader, Mr. Robin Kessler. Remembering the Past, Anticipating the Future will also remember all those who lost their lives during the attacks on the Pentagon in Washington, DC; Flight 93 in Pennsylvania and the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. The music of composer John Williams will be featured, along with fitting music from films and a selection of well known and patriotic works. The band will also perform Marion Scott's personal favorite, the moving "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral," from Richard Wagner's Lohengrin. Concertgoers are strongly encouraged to wear face masks while in the auditorium (regardless of vaccination status), for the safety and health of patrons and musicians alike.  Remembering the Past, Anticipating the Future is free with no ticket required and no reserve seating. For more information, contact the Community Band of Brevard at (321) 258-5580, visit CommunityBandOfBrevard.com or like their Facebook page at Facebook.com/CommunityBandBrevard.
Dick Golden on Tony Bennett as
the Singer and Artist Retires at 95

As the thousands of excited Tony Bennett fans moved from the parking lots to the performance tent to take their seats, you could hear an audible gasp. People stopped and pointed to the sky as a double rainbow appeared after the sun began to shine following a burst of sudden showers. Among those who stopped to take pictures were guests and friends, Dr. John Edward Hasse, eminent author, curator emeritus of American music at the Smithsonian, and his wife Sonya. John was kind enough to send me a copy of the photo and in commenting on how thrilled he and Sonya were to once again see Tony Bennett perform, he added, "He sets the standard for class, elegance, musicality, artistic integrity, and ageless relevance." The three of us agreed that the double-rainbow over Wolf Trap that evening was an eloquent symbol of what Mr. Bennett's life as a singer and as a painter has been in the lives of his world-wide audience of fans... a symbol of hope and better times to come.
The live performing component of the unprecedented 75-year career as a performer and recording artist of American popular song and jazz that Tony Bennett has enjoyed came to a triumphant conclusion this month. Tony celebrated his 95th birthday with two sold-out Radio City Music Hall concerts with guest Lady Gaga in his hometown of New York City, only 4 miles from his birthplace in Astoria, Queens on August 3rd, 1926. It was in his childhood home, at the age of 5, Tony discovered the magic of being on stage and bringing joy to people through his singing. He would join his brother John and sister Mary on Sunday afternoons in the living room of their home where, following a homemade Italian feast prepared and served by his mother and his aunts, his relatives would form a seating circle, and the three Benedetto children would present a program of singing and dancing.
As he told me in a 2013 interview for Sirius Satellite Radio, "The response from those relatives was so intoxicating, I lived for Sundays! The smiles, laughter, and applause we received! And every week the show ended with a standing ovation. All of that made me want to aspire to create a life where I could just sing and perform. I also remember as I got a little older and (was) starting to draw and do sketches, they were the first ones to offer encouragement…'Anthony, you paint and draw very well. Don't stop!’ And that is how I began my life as a singer and painter." 
Years later, I visited with Tony in his New York City art studio as he painted, and just before he went to a sound check for a concert that evening, I spoke with him about the joy I discerned from his concert audiences. He mentioned the joy he gets being on a stage and attempting to bring, through his singing, inspiration and peace into the lives of the audience: “To look out into the audience from onstage and see so many smiling faces, to receive their applause and love is the greatest joy in my professional life. And it was my family that first encouraged me to sing and paint. Now I paint everyday or sketch everyday and sing everyday… music and art and I just can’t think of a more charmed life. It just makes me fall in love with life. Everyday becomes more precious to me and more wonderful and miraculous, you know, just being alive.”

From one of the millions of fans whose life has been enhanced beyond words for the beauty and honesty you’ve communicated onstage for over seven decades, Tony Bennett, THANK YOU! And as Irving Berlin wrote in his 1926 classic, “The song has ended, but the melody lingers on.”
.... Dick Golden
From Variety.com:
(Bennett and Lady Gaga have a) second duets album, “Love for Sale,” which will be released October 1 via Columbia Records/ Interscope Records. A follow-up to the pair’s chart-topping 2014 album “Cheek to Cheek,” the new LP is said to be Bennett’s final studio set.
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Indian River County

No Live in the Loop or Comedy Zone Experience at Riverside Theatre this week.

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

Through Sept. 9 - CCIRC Art in Public Places Member Exhibit - J. Thomas Transformation - at IRC Courthouse

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

Through Sept. 15 - Video auditions accepted for Elf The Musical JR at Riverside Theatre For Kids!

Through Sept. 29 - CCIRC Art in Public Places Member Exhibit-Mixed Themes and Solo Exhibit - Steve Reid, Not Myself at IRC Administration Bldgs.

Through Sept. 30 - Summer Art Show at The Galleries at First Pres. Featured artists: Linda Irwin, Pat deRobertis, and Lolly Walton. 

​Through Oct. 26 - CCIRC Art in Public Places Member Exhibit - Vacation Doings and Destinations at Intergenerational Recreation Center

Ongoing - Riverside Theatre’s two virtual series, Putting it Together and Cast Chats. See the website for the link

Sept. 3, 2021, 5-8 p.m. - First Friday Gallery Stroll on and around 14th Avenue in the historic Downtown Arts District in Vero Beach.

Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Young Entrepreneurs Market at ELC

Sept 4 & 5 - No Live in the Loop or Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre - Holiday

Sept. 4-Oct. 28 - Pour Your Heart Out Exhibit - Art at the Emerson Gallery - EmersonCenter

Sept. 4-Jan. 2, 2022 - Martin Puryear: Printmaker in the Stark Gallery - Vero Beach Museum of Art

Sept. 8 and 11, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Free COVID Resiliency workshops at Center for Spiritual Care

Sept. 10 & 11 - Live in the Loop and The Comedy Zone Experience at Riverside Theatre

Sept. 11, 7 a.m. - Pelican Island Audubon Society Morning Nature Walk - Sebastian Inlet State Park - Registration required. https://pelicanislandaudubon.org

Sept. 15 - Deadline to enter American Perspective: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection. Joint exhibit of Vero Beach Museum of Art and Cultural Council of Indian River County. Learn more about the exhibition here.
St. Lucie County

Through Sept. 7 - A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery closed for annual maintenance.

Through Sept. 20. - The BEZO Show at MIDFLORIDA Event Center, PSL

Sept. 7 - A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery opens with pre-season hours

Sept. 8-Oct. 1 - Entries accepted for the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery's Best of the Best juried art exhibition

Sept. 10-26 - Love, Loss and What I Wore at Treasure Coast Theatre

Sept. 16-3 - Last of the Red Hot Lovers at Pineapple Playhouse
Brevard County

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

Through Sept. 5 - Flower Power - Strawbridge Art League Members' Monthly Show

Through Sept. 5 - Newsies at Henegar Center

Through Sept. 12 -Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park at Melbourne Civic Theatre (MCT)

Through Sept 29 - Leap of Faith by Katty Smith, winner of the 100% Pure Florida juried exhibition, at 5th Avenue Art Gallery.

Sept 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m. - First Friday opening reception for Leap of Faith by Katty Smith, winner of the 100% Pure Florida juried exhibition

Sept. 3-30 - Eau Gallery presents Life on Our Lagoon. Call for Art at eaugallery.com

Sept 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m. - First Friday opening reception for Leap of Faith by Katty Smith, winner of the 100% Pure Florida juried exhibition

Sept. 3-26 - The Who's TOMMY at Titusville Playhouse
Sept. 8&9 - It's Showtime! Concert - Melbourne Community Orchestra at Melbourne Auditorium

Sept. 10-26 - Deathtrap at Surfside Players, Cocoa Beach

Sept. 10-26 - The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Titusville Playhouse

​Sept. 11, 7 a.m. - Pelican Island Audubon Society Morning Nature Walk - Sebastian Inlet State Park - Registration required. https://pelicanislandaudubon.org

Sept. 11 - Fly in/Drive in Breakfast - Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville

Sept. 12 - Remembering the Past/Anticipating the Future Concert - Community Band of Brevard, Merritt Island High School
No. Palm Beach County

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

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

Through Sept. 11 - Grisel ORS: Abstract Life & Art with Purpose at The Ben, Autograph Collection, WPB

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

Through October - Afterschool Arts Annual Exhibition: Magic of Flight at the Norton

Through March 27, 2022 - Painting Enlightenment: Works by noted Japanese scientist and artist Iwasaki Tsuneo at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

Sept. 4, Sept. 11 - The Joy of Carving: Chirirenge Ramen Spoon Carving Workshop at Morikami

Sept. 5 - The Bridge Play at Arts Garage

Sept. 5-Nov. 21 - Organ & Piano demonstrations at Flagler Museum

Sept. 7-Oct. 29 - Art Across Cultures at Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Neurophraphic Painting workshop  at Lighthouse ArtCenter

Sept. 9 - Clematis by Night with Sierra Lane - WPB waterfront

Sept. 11 - 12 p.m.-3 p.m. - Online Virtual Family Fun: Orizuru for Peace at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Sept. 12, 16, 19, or 23 - Sado: Tea Ceremony Class (beginners) at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Sept. 12, 19 - Sado: Tea Ceremony Class (intermediate) at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Martin County

Ongoing - Weekly Tuesday night car show at Elliott Museum. 5-8 p.m. Small fee to show your car. Admission is free for guests, who are asked to remember to follow CDC guidelines pertaining to social distancing, wearing a mask in public, etc.​

Ongoing, Thursdays, 11 a.m. - Tours of the Elliott Museum's auto collection. Meet at 10:55 at front desk.

Ongoing - Mark Cook: When Flows Return to the River of Grass - Virtual exhibit curated by the Arts Council of Martin County

Through Sept. 17 - Horizons, A retrospective exhibition of the works of Jim Houser and Dan Mackin at Cultural Court House

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

Sept. 1-Oct. 30 - Martin Artisans Guild exhibition at the Palm Room, Sewall's Point

Sept. 1-Oct. 30, 12-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday - Martin Artisans Guild exhibition at the Palm Room, Sewall's Point

Sept. 3, 5-9 p.m. - First Friday Art Walk - The Creek District of Arts & Entertainment, Stuart. thecreekdistrict.org | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/793929364520171

Sept. 5, 1 p.m. - Guavatron at Rock'n Riverwalk, Stuart

​Sept. 11, 10 a.-noon - ORCA and City of Stuart at Shephard Park, Stuart - See a demonstration and learn what actions we can take to reduce stormwater runoff to clean up the Indian River Lagoon

Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m. - Sunset Concert at the Cultural Court House Gallery - Tina Burr Applegren

Sept. 16-Oct. 3 - The Full Monty at The Barn Theatre
Beyond the Treasure Coast

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

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

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

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 - From Margins to Mainstays: Highlights from the Photography Collection - MFA St. Pete

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

Through Oct. 2 - Solo exhibition by photographer Martin Stranka at Snap! Orlando

Through Oct. 3 - Selected Portraits from the Morse Collection at the Morse Museum, Winter Park.
Through Oct. 3 - Earth into Art - The Flowering of American Art Pottery at the Morse Museum, Winter Park.

Through Oct. 9 -  Creating Home: Artwork by Jessica Osceola at Marco Island Historical Museum

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

Through Nov. 27 - Down the Garden Path at Immokalee Pioneer Museum - photos by Lisette Morales

Through  Nov. 27 - Pioneering the Past: The Story of the Brickell Family -- South Florida's Forgotten Founders - at Museum of the Everglades

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

Through Dec. 14 Second Tuesdays - Fusion Fest - MYgration Films Watch Party

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

Sept. 3-23 - Forge & Scroll Exhibition at Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

Sept. 4-Dec. 31 - Fabulous Fins & Fenders at Naples Depot Museum

Sept. 7-Oct. 30 - Remembering 9/11 at Collier Museum at Government Center 

Sept. 8, 10 a.m. - Coffee Talks with Nan Coulton at MFA St. Pete. CLIO- All for Love

Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-noon - Sensory Saturday at MFA St. Pete

Sept. 11, 10 a.m. - Garden Talk: Succulents at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. - Frost Music Live! Avery Gagliano - All Chopin recital - UM Gusman Concert Hall

Sept. 12, 4:00 p.m. - Frost Music Live! Enigma -- Frost Wind Ensemble - UM Gusman Concert Hall

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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