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Kane Center Old Florida Lecture Series Seminars
Tales of Old Florida Lecture Series
Alligator Joe - Flamboyant Showman
Wednesday, October 28 | 11:30 a.m. | FREE!
Local historical and genealogical researcher and freelance writer, Alice Luckhardt, presents Tales of Old Florida. “Alligator Joe” Frazier opened his alligator farm on Palm Beach in the early 1900’s. It was a major tourist attraction where visitors could see gators, crocodiles, turtles, manatees and birds up close. And of course, there were Alligator Joe’s amazing alligator wrestling exhibitions that awed and delighted his spectators. Q&A session to follow. Registration required. Registration closes at 3 p.m. on October 27. Presented by CSI Caregivers.
History of House of Refuge
TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8!
We are excited to "GET OUR SEASON”
It is truly a labor of love and we will be adding new performances, events and experiences. All current and future decisions will be based on the health of the entire community as well as the safety of travel for our artists.
We remain dedicated to ensuring that our pathway in this crisis considers our new realities, health and well-being. We are closely monitoring the pandemic as we look forward to the fall and beyond. As a trusted community organization, the health and comfort of our donors, patrons, artists, volunteers and staff remain our top priority. We take our responsibility as your host seriously. We will follow the latest, most current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to assist with slowing the spread of COVID-19. We have regular precautionary practices in our facility which include enhanced cleaning and frequent disinfecting, including specifically high traffic and high touch areas, restrooms, and both front of house and back of house areas.
We cannot wait to see you again. We are looking forward to having the energy exchange between you and our artists. We are ready for the sounds of laughter and applause. We want the raw emotions invoked by performing arts alive again.
THANK YOU! Thank you for your patience, understanding and working with us through this unprecedented time. This crisis has made a significant impact on all of us, and we are truly grateful for your support, well wishes and positive vibes –
YOU ARE THE LYRIC!
Get your tickets at LyricTheatre.com, by phone 772.286.7827 or at the Box Office
ArtsFest Stuart 2021
Deadline to apply: October 1, 2020
The Arts Foundation for Martin County invites artists to apply to be an exhibitor at our 34th annual ArtsFest on February 20 & 21, 2021 in beautiful Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart. ArtsFest Stuart has been chosen annually as a Southeast Tourism Society "Top 20 Event" since 2016!
Taking a Look Back at Exploding Tankers and More!
Tune into our new YouTube channel to catch all of our videos. To make it easy, we invite you to bookmark it here: http://youtube.com/historicalsocietyofmartincounty.
In the newest one, Michael Phillips, Keeper of the House of Refuge on Hutchinson Island, Stuart, talks about how the HOR served as a Coast Guard Lifesaving Station and a Naval Observation Station during World War II.
Art in Isolation Martin Artistans Guild Art Exhibition
Sept. 2 - Oct. 31
Palm Room, Harbour Bay Plaza
3766 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall's Point, FL 34996
Open Wed-Sat., 12 - 6
Angela Krogen Candy Walsh
Carol Kepp Charlie Cote
Dot Galford James J. DeMartis
Jane Baldridge LauraKay Barvill
Lynn Morgan Mallo Bisset
Billie Jo Thompson
Discover Your Own Creative Super Powers!
Exhibit now open through January 31, 2021. The Elliott Museum has installed a very cool exhibit that will allow you to explore your creative side! The exhibit features a Makerspace Lab with eight computer stations, four 3-D printers and two die-cut machines. You can create your own animated movies and paper engineering projects, and make designs that can be sent to our in-house 3-D printers and laser cutters. Helpful docents will be on hand to introduce you to our easy-to-use technology! All of this is included with the price of museum admission.
Additionally, we welcome you to the world of animation! It’s a world that’s larger-than-life, where a picture has the power to convey a thousand words, ignite an infinite realm of imagination, and create a limitless source of smiles.
On loan from the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, this captivating exhibit is a whimsical gallery of madcap characters from six of the world’s leading animation artists.
The exhibit showcases the art of six very popular animation artists, including Carter Goodrich, character designer for Despicable Me, Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Shrek, Hotel Transylvania, Brave, Open Season, Coco, as well as 17 New Yorker magazine covers (and counting).
We will introduce you to more of the participating artists over the weeks to come.
Indian River State College Cancells Performances
Indian River State College has cancelled all performances through December in the McAlpin theatre, Wynne Black Box Theatre, and the Hallstrom Planetarium. Check online for updates, but that doesn't mean there's nothing happening.
Rebecca Shearer, theater manager, said, "For the first time ever, we have had the time to focus on some hardcore repairs/maintenance of the facilities, cleaning, and just helping design and plan for potential virtual performance options for our students. As an educational institution, we are very adamant about being able to still offer our students some type of performance training and performance opportunity. Each program (Theatre, Dance, Instrumental, and Vocal) are all planning on doing 'something' but nothing is 100% set in stone yet."
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Riverside Theatre Pushes Back Season
Riverside Theatre has pushed back the 2020-2021 Season to 2021-2022: Almost Heaven, Billy Elliot, Comedy of Tenors, Carousel, and On Your Feet on the Stark Stage and I Love You…, and A Doll’s House, Part 2 on the Waxlax Stage.
“It is our continued hope that some type of alternate programming will be produced in the spring of 2021, however that determination will be made in January based on virus conditions,” says Mr. Cornell.
Riverside Theatre will continue its weekly Comedy Zone and Live in the Loop presentations following CDC guidelines regarding capacity and social distancing. Intensive cleaning procedures and mask requirements will still be maintained.
Treasure Coast Youth Symphony
While auditions and orchestra performances may be out right now, the TCYS orchestra is not. We have developed a brand new Virtual Workshop Series for fall 2020 to supplement the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony experience. The eight weekly sessions are designed to increase individual musicianship and fluency in interpretation of music for ensemble performances.
Better Than Ever!
Participants will learn to listen more critically in ensemble rehearsals; to read and study scores to better understand how their part fits in with the whole; and to explore techniques for making individual practice more effective, efficient, and engaging.
Who Can Participate?
All TCYS musicians and those who plan to audition in the future are stronglyencouraged to participate in this opportunity.
This program is also open to high school and advanced middle school musicians, as well as amateur musicians who look forward to playing in large and small ensembles.
One day at a time is the key to building momentum.
We are so delighted to report that the reopening of the Historical Society's museums has unfolded smoothly. A great deal of care was taken to create protocols and make adaptations to provide a comprehensive level of safety to our staff, volunteers, and guests. Based upon the steady flow of returning guests, our efforts have not been in vain.
Our efforts to bring about a safe and effective reopening have been aided by a couple of historical precedents, and though we can't take credit for them, we are happy to share them.
The world's oldest museum was built by a Babylonian princess 2,500 years ago. Early museums began as private collections owned by wealthy individuals, families, or institutions of art and rare or curious natural objects and artifacts. These were often displayed in so-called wonder rooms or cabinets of curiosities.
The earliest of museums kept their artifacts undercover, under guard, and oftentimes under the radar. They were not public treasures. The DO NOT TOUCH protocol was introduced in 530 BC by Princess Ennigaldi-Nanna to safeguard her collection of Mesopotamian antiquities. This courtesy has weathered the challenge of time and is, in fact, quite useful as we pass through a chapter in our history where it is considered best to “look but don't touch.”
Despite the machinations of world governments and the constant presence of some modicum of human avarice and greed, the world keeps turning and life goes on. Life goes on because most people want to do the right thing. This pervasive human trait is readily apparent to me as I watch happy people enjoy a day at one of our museums. They are so glad to be out in the world. They are pleased to see that we have devised ways to make them feel very comfortable and safe, and still enjoy a full museum experience.
Our wonderful guests are clearly respecting, honoring, and extending every courtesy to their fellow guests as they take in the exhibits. It is a thing of beauty to observe, and it gives you hope for a happy ending to the unexpected challenge of the pandemic.
Consistency is the key to achieving and sustaining momentum. – Darren Hardy
As we take small steps forward, we will be mindful of doing so cautiously. We will do this with an unrelenting spirit to keep the snowball rolling to establish the momentum, while keeping our storied institution vital. We will continue to painstakingly clean and sanitize and smile through our masks.
We hope you can find it in your heart to venture out to Hutchinson Island and visit our museums soon. We promise a healthy and happy escape from the rigors of a world gone somewhat mad. We promise you will be intrigued by all the new exhibits, and your mental health will be significantly improved!
Be brave and thoughtful,
HSMC President & CEO
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