Monday, June 22, 2009

SFA - Miss Saigon Update

There are two more weeks of rehearsals, building and painting. We are making great progress and here is a sneak preview of the sculpting of Ho Chi Minh.

Come on out to see the finished bust and to see some more wonderful surprises this High School Summer Theatre will bring.

Brevard County Schools 2009 Summer Fine Arts Theatre Workshop in cooperation with Brevard Community College presents "Miss Saigon" at Merritt Island High School Auditorium.

July 9 and July 10 - 7:30 p.m.
July 11 - 2:00 p.m.

Reserved Seating Orchestra and
Lower Mezzanine - $10
Upper Mezzanine - $8.

For more information call Box Office (321) 454-1000, Ext. 4100

WCA Florida Chapter August Exhibit

WCA FL will have an exhibit at Casselberry City Hall.
This show is open to all.
No entry fee for WCA FL members. $25.00 fee for non-members.

CHIAROSCURO: Darks and Lights
(Britannica Concise Dictionary – chiaroscuro (Italian; “light and dark”)
contrasting effects of light and shade in a work of art.)

August 2009

Applications postmarked by July 10, 2009

For an application please contact Judith M. Elliott
407 774 5035

or e-mail with "WCA" in subject line.


The Women’s Caucus for Art, founded in 1972, is a national organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural membership of artists, historians, students, educators, gallery and museum professionals.) The WCA, Fl chapter, in being multi-disciplinary , is now open to every creative discipline. This encompasses writers, musicians, performance artists, film, dance, and architecture, as well as the visual arts.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Amazing High School Kids

This is my eleventh season with Summer Fine Arts (SFA).
And with each year the kids just amaze me. Teens ranging from 14 to 18 years go full steam for five weeks, rehearsing, building, painting to bring a full scale musical to life.

I am the set designer/teacher for this program. After I collaborate with the Director and the Tech Director on how to design the show, then the kids are shown how to paint the set that is also being built by the kids.

The amount of teens that come to SFA can range from 90 to 140. This year we have 120; 30 are tech and the rest are cast. The tech consists of set building, set painting, costumes, assistants to the director, musical director and choreographer.

I'm in charge of overseeing the painting of the set. I teach them different techniques of scenic, depending on what show we are doing. Each show is unique. Some more stylized to some more realistic.

Here are the list of the shows in order, I have designed for SFA
Annie Get Your Gun
Pajama Game
Crazy For You
42nd Street
Children of Eden
Music Man
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Beauty and the Beast
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Les Miserables

This year we take on Miss Saigon.

Here are some photos documenting first 2 weeks.

The Brevard Public Schools-Brevard Community College Summer Theatre Workshop production: "Miss Saigon" at Merritt Island High

Performances: 7:30 p.m. July 9 and 10 and at 2 p.m. July 11.

Tickets go on sale next week. Prices are $10 and $8. Orders may be placed by calling the Merritt Island (454-1000) auditorium offices

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Art Stroll – A Clear Night

It was a bit of touch and go for a bit, while the sky turned grey, and the rain came down. Then as the time got closer to the First Friday Art Stroll in Ivanhoe Village, the sun began to peek through and my wishes were answered. The ground dried up and it was a beautiful warm sunny late afternoon for the art stroll. I sold some art and that put a big smile on my face. Barb, the owner of the shop; Oldies but Goodies told me I was the first artist that she had for this event who sold some art. That even put a bigger smile on my face. So if you missed coming by, you can check out my Etsy Shop on the web. Go by time to time, see what new art I have added. You will find a variety of art from original oil paintings, digital art, recycled DVD and CD’s turned into disk art, jewelry, and prints.