Friday, July 31, 2009



“Chiaroscuro: Dark and Light”

Presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art, this exhibit displays striking images and bold compositions in contrasts of darks and lights.

Exhibit Dates: August 8th - September 25th

Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, Monday - Friday

Location: Casselberry City Hall

95 Triplet Lake Drive

Cost: FREE

Reception: Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, 7-9pm

A Brisk Broadway by Bonnie Sprung

Neu America Art Magazine – Art Show

Neu America Art Magazine – Art Show

The Fine Art Gala, Grand Opening was last night, Thursday, July 30th at the Cruises Only Building (1011 E. Colonial Dr., Orl. FL) The show continues through Sunday, Aug. 3rd. 6-10pm Fri. and Sat., 10am-4pm on Sun. There is a $5. donation with all proceeds benefiting Pet Rescue by Judy.

The opening was well attended. Please go out and support this show and magazine. Hats off to Edemuel Mora who puts together a wonderful magazine and the show is fantastic. The show consisted of the artists that are featured in the magazine.

The magazine comes out every 3 months and he will be having an art show along with it. Issue 3 will be October, 2009. For more info on advertising go to
Find your local art gallery for your Free copy of Issue 2, featuring Allan Cody-Rapport, Artist of the Month.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

An Evening with a BEAT POET

I have been working with David for several years. In December it will be our 12th year doing his one man show of A Christmas Carol. I don’t remember how many years he has been doing this show, maybe close to 6. All I can say we get better every year and if you get a chance to see any of his one man shows -- go. You’ll be coming back again and again. I guess you can say we have followers. That’s very cool.

Since Southern Winds Theatre is a traveling theatre company. We are always looking for new venues to perform at. For more information on all the shows; go to You can book a show for your venue or to make a reservation to see one.

Southern Winds Theater


An Evening with a BEAT POET

Written by Steve A. Rowell and David A. McElroy

Directed by Marylin McGinnis

Performed by David A. McElroy

Sound/Stage Manager/Photo by Bonnie Sprung

Friday, August 14, Saturday, August 15
and Sunday, August 16, 2009

8:00 PM

Tickets $15.00

Stardust Video and Coffee
1842 E. Winter Park Road
Orlando, FL 32803

For information 407-341-3495 or

If you think you know who
this Beat Poet was . . .
think again

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

SFA Miss Saigon 2009

As I had mentioned before, this was my eleventh season with Summer Fine Arts (SFA) as the Set Designer. And once again the kids just amaze me. You could have just closed your eyes and you would think your listening to a Broadway production. Then open your eyes and see an amazing set. I may have designed the show utilizing several references from Broadway to some college productions, mixed in with my own ideas. But; the kids did execute the building and painting, with myself and the other teachers instructing them on what to do. Every part of this wonderful production with the exception of the conductor and musical director’s are performed by the teens; that list includes, cast, stagemanagers, stagehands, rigging, lighting, sound, and orchestra.

Major props goes to the incredible and many costumes created, picked, designed by Sharon Clark. This was Sharon’s third year with SFA and it was up to her to costume over 100 kids with several costumes each. She had several parents and teens working hard up to and through the production.

One of the biggest surprises was our helicopter. A very memorable scene that doesn’t last very long, and yes it was a real helicopter. Thanks to our military, this was one that had seen several tours and was now going to be used as a instructional tool for schools.

I want to thank all the kids for a fantastic production.
I also want to thank the other Staff Instructor’s:
Director – Kevin Buck
Musical Director – Michael Coppola
Technical Director – Steve Rossi
Orchestra Director – Wayne Bresette
Rehearsal Accompanist – Jeanie Black
Production Business Manager – Jeri Laufenberg
Choreographer – Kristin Fernandez
Costumes – Sharon Clark
Chief Engineer – Steve Clark
Assistant Technical Director – Josh Henn
Master Carpenter – Josh Huss

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