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The Martin Artisan Guild has a Very Happenin’… November/December Exhibit

21 Oct 20 Palm Room

Stuart - Join us for the Opening Reception November 3rd from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique. Those who attend will see new art featuring 11 of our talented, local professional artists, who will be on hand to meet and greet the attendees. The opening will also provide live music, appetizers, and a cash bar.

The Palm Room Gallery and Artisans Boutique is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd, Harbour Bay Plaza, Sewall’s Point, FL. This exhibit will be up from November 3rd until December 31st and is open Tues-Sat from 12-6pm, (except holidays).

Our November/December Exhibit participating artists include:

Carla Cope, Diana Rell Dean, Dot Galfond, Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, James J DeMartis, Jeanine Baum, Kim Beltrame, Laura Kay Darvill Whiticar, Lynn Morgan, Mark Stall, and Torenzo Gann.

Come and enjoy beautiful artworks and support the visual arts of Martin County!

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“Let's Murder Marsha,” A Farcical Comedy, Hits the Barn Stage

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Seated L to R: Jeanette Mazzella & Kelly Wright
Standing L to R: Vanessa Posso, Chad Granese, Stephen Mayor, Katelyn Anne Johnson, & Dave Murray

November 4th – November 21st
Stuart - The riotously funny smash hit, “Let's Murder Marsha,” will delight audiences with laughter galore and comedic situations. This topsy-turvy comedy about half-truths and misunderstandings finds a very loving husband planning a surprise birthday party for his wife, Marsha, who is an avid murder mystery reader. But she mistakenly thinks the surprise will be her own murder. So she decides to turn the tables on him by concocting her own loving poison potion. One can only imagine the mischief they get into when her husband finds out about her plan and decides to teach her a lesson by actually pretending to be a murderer.

The cast includes Kelly Wright, Stephen Mayer, Jeanette Mazzella, Katelyn Ann Johnson, Vanessa Posso, Chad Granese, and Dave Murray. Marsha is directed by Kevin Korman and produced by Jeanette Mazzella. The stage manager is Kathleen Weaver and the costume mistress is Marcia Molinari.

Reserved seats are only $30. Group and student discounts are available. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 772-287-4884 or visit The Barn's website at www.barn-theatre.com.

The Barn Theatre is the proud recipient of the mARTies Special Recognition Award. The Barn is a non-profit community theater celebrating its 51st season. Donations to the Barn may be tax deductible.

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Seated L to R: Kelly Wright & Jeanette Mazzella;
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Visionary School of Arts Presents America the Beautiful Art Exhibit

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Article by: Jackie Holfelder / Photos by: Visionary School of Arts

Visionary School of Arts (VSOA) is celebrating America, the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave at a special event that runs from November 5-7.

The non-profit will recognize the beauty of the nation with an art show entitled, “America the Beautiful”.

Semester students, who are aged five-18, will be painting their interpretations of the theme from their own experiences and travels across the country.

Subjects will be everything from national monuments to state parks, and will include thought-filled narratives.

The goal of the show is to unite attendees by demonstrating the beauty and freedom of America.

“America the Beautiful” will take place at Infiniti of Stuart, located at 3970 SE Federal Highway, Stuart.

Although the event is free, donations are always welcomed. That can be done at the event, itself, or by calling 772-283-4888. Credit cards are accepted.

The festive VIP opening night ceremony takes place on Friday, November 5 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Enjoy an art auction that will benefit VSOA programs while you enjoy a delicious dessert and wine reception. You’ll also learn how to sponsor a student at VSOA.

The show will be open on Saturday, November 6 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Sunday, November 7 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration is required for the VIP Opening Night event at www.visionaryschoolofarts.org, and clicking on “Registration.”

For information, call 772-283-4888.

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The Barn Theatre is in TIME WARP!

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Presenting Its Famous Seasonal Production The Rocky Horror Picture Show With Shadow Cast October 29th and October 30th

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a 1975 musical science-fiction horror-comedy classic film, will again, in keeping with tradition, be shown on The Barn Theatre's BIG SCREEN with a LIVE SHADOW CAST acting out the film's action on stage.

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist who claims to be from another planet. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky." Just when Brad and Janet think things couldn't get any stranger, a biker (Meat Loaf) bursts onto the scene to reclaim Columbia, his ex-girlfriend. When Frank kills the biker, it's clear that Brad and Janet will be guests for the night, and that they may be next on Frank's list -- whether for murder or carnal delights is uncertain. And just what is that mystery meat they're eating for dinner, anyway?

The audience will have the opportunity to purchase goody play bags consisting of bubbles, glow sticks and other assorted items to be used during the show. Tickets are only $25. Play bags are $5. This show is recommended for patrons 18 and older.

So, join us for the re-appearance of the Time Warp with our special zanny “SHADOW CAST” October 29th at 7PM and October 30th at 7 PM, and a special “midnight” show at 11:45 PM.

For general admission tickets, call 772-287-4884 or visit The Barn’s website at www.barn-theatre.com. The Barn is a non-profit community theater. Your donations may be tax deductible.

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IRSC Hallstrom Planetarium Announces the 2021-’22 Season

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Photographed on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, on the Massey Campus in Fort Pierce.

The Hallstrom Planetarium at Indian River State College (IRSC) announces the 2021–2022 “Starlight Series” season, continues the popular “KID SPACE” and shares a unique series of STEAM talks addressing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) and the humanities.

Starlight Series shows are presented Fridays at 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. Here are this season’s shows:

Saturn, Jewel of the Heavens—October 22, 23 and November 19, 20

This autumn, Saturn is visible in the evening skies. Celebrate the planet as the presentation showcases its mysterious rings, fantastic ice moons and largest moon, Titan, with its lakes of liquid nitrogen.

Star of Wonder—December 3, 4, 10, 11

What was the mysterious star that guided the Magi? Could it have been a comet, a meteor or a supernova? How might an astronomer explain it? Find out as we take the Planetarium back in time more than 2,000 years to recreate the skies over Judea. This popular presentation has been a family holiday tradition since 1993.

The Planets—January 7, 8, February 11,12 and March 4, 5

In a recorded narration, Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager) takes us on a grand tour of our solar system. Explore the surface of Mars, the perils of the asteroid belt, the cold rings of stormy gas planets and the features of other solar systems.

Astronomy Day (and Night!)—Saturday, February 5, 3:00–9:00 p.m.

Join IRSC and the Treasure Coast Astronomical Society for a FREE open house with telescopes, guest speakers, handouts, planetarium mini-shows and guided views of the sky—weather permitting.

Daughter of the Stars—April 8, 9, May 13, 14 and June 10, 11

Enjoy a retelling of beautiful native American Indian stories about the sky and its stars. History and folklore combine for a unique and entertaining storytelling event that seeks to explain the natural world from the appearance of the bright star Arcturus to the nature of the Milky Way to the origins of the Earth, Moon and Sun.

Afternoon STEAM Talks at the Hallstrom Planetarium are 45-minute presentations and are free and open to the public. The following topics comprise the upcoming Afternoon STEAM Talks:

The Secret Life of Fish— November 6, 6:00 p.m.

Learn about coral reefs and reef fish behavior as Dr. William Tyler, IRSC Professor of Biological Sciences, shares his vast experiences garnered from years of studying Florida’s marine environment. Hear his marine biologist’s perspective on Finding Nemo—what’s right, and what’s not, about this popular movie.

From the Big Bang to Puppy Dogs, the Story of Chemistry—January 22, 6:00 p.m.

Be amazed as Dr. Paul Horton, IRSC Professor of Chemistry, dynamically demonstrates the interaction of elements and compounds in a presentation sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Astronomy Day NASA Update—February 5, 4:00 p.m.

Hear Russell Romanella, former Director of Safety and Mission Assurance for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida, discuss NASA, the space program, and the exploration of the Universe. The Treasure Coast Astronomical Society will provide exhibits with telescopes, activities for the family and guided views of the sky after the presentation—weather permitting,

The popular ‘Kid Space’ series, for children ages four to 12 at 11:00 a.m., is offered on select Saturdays. All adults must be accompanied by at least one child. Shows are planned for October 23, November 20, December 4 & 11, January 8, February 12, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11.

“Starlight Series” planetarium shows, “Saturday Afternoon STEAM Talks,” and “KID SPACE” are presented in the IRSC Hallstrom Planetarium. The planetarium features a 360-degree immersive digital OmniStar projection system and a state-of-the-art Spitz automated planetarium projector used to recreate the sky, sun, moon and planets among the stars on the 40-foot, domed ceiling during planetarium shows. Visit www.irsc.edu for a complete schedule.

Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and children over the age of 10. The air temperature is maintained at 72 degrees. Guests may wish to bring a sweater or light jacket.

Most planetarium shows are $5 and tickets can be purchased online at www.irsc.edu or at the box office located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC Massey Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by phone. Call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box Office at 1-800-220-9915 to reserve seats.

New Horizons Murals Aid in Recovery

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Artists Cheryl “Charlie” Coté, Dinija Berkien and Sue Klahne

Article by: Jackie Holfelder / Photos by: New Horizons of the Treasure Coast

Legendary healer Florence Nightingale discovered that a “variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery.” New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee, the region’s largest mental health provider, also recognizes that visual stimuli such as the color of walls and the art hanging on them can influence an individual’s mental and physical wellbeing. The nonprofit agency’s current mural project is intended to contribute to the recovery process for local adults in crisis.

Established in 1958, New Horizons has nine outpatient offices across a four-county region, with the main campus located in Fort Pierce housing 100 inpatient beds. Each year, the organization serves an average of 15,000 children and adults, regardless of their ability to pay for care. Since the onset of covid, 65-percent of New Horizons clients have no source of income or any insurance, yet no one is turned away due to lack of financial resources.

Many enter New Horizons emergency services escorted by police or other first responders under a Baker Act (a Florida statute that allows a person to be admitted against their will for assessment if they demonstrate they are a harm to themselves or others).

Others are brought voluntarily by family, friends and neighbors who have concerns about their mental health and safety.

Coming to New Horizons for inpatient care often feels like the lowest point in a person’s life. Andrea Gates-Gonzalez, Inpatient Division Director, wanted to shift that perspective using art and inspirational words to encourage individuals to view their experience as a chance at a new beginning.

The mural project began in the entry hall in screening, where adults in crisis are admitted. The artists, Dinija Berkien, Cheryl “Charlie” Coté, and Sue Klahne -- three award-winning members of Martin Artisans Guild -- eagerly donated their time and talent to work creative magic.

They turned plain cinderblock walls into bright beacons of color and light, accentuated by glitter, whimsical images and positive messages.

Mary Baysinger, a board director at New Horizons, is underwriting the cost of the mural project. The project’s second phase is a series of murals on canvas in the adult crisis residential unit. Mallo Bisset, another Martin Artisans Guild artist has signed on.

The third phase will consist of murals in the adult inpatient recreation courtyard, where bright blue benches were recently donated by Pat Austin, Tim and Carol Buhl, Jeff and Debbie Clemons, The Overdorf Family and Julianne Price.

Beth Lonnes is donating landscaping to the yard. The agency is seeking someone to help fund a source of shade. “One of my goals is to help end the stigma of mental illness,” said Klahne, a longtime advocate for mental health and addiction awareness who uses art to maintain personal wellness and often donates her art, percentages of sales, and her time to charities affiliated with mental health.

Klahne, who holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a major in graphic design, and Coté, who is mostly self-taught, organized an art exhibit in March to benefit New Horizons.

Coté knows what it’s like to meet life’s challenges head on. In spite of losing her right eye to cancer when she was just 6-months-old and a significant portion of central vision in her remaining eye due to retinal edema, this Palm City resident found a way to pursue her passion in prolific fashion, hoping her art brings joy and encouragement to those who view it.

Dinija Berkien, a Latvian native, who like the others works from her own private art studio in Palm City, studied for three years mastering still-life with Conchita Firgau, and portrait and figurative work with well-known Russian artist Vladimir Volegov.  As a painter, she says she finds inspiration in almost anything she sees or feels.

“It is an honor to be part of this amazing project,” said Coté. “Addiction and mental health affect us all in some way. If we can give back… even to just make someone smile… then we have touched a heart.”

And that may make all the difference in the world to someone’s recovery.

To learn more about New Horizons, visit www.nhtcinc.org or call 772-672-8333.

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IRSC Performing Arts Announces a Full Season of Shows with the 2021–22 the McAlpin OnStage! Series

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Join the Indian River State College (IRSC) Performing Arts program for the 2021–22 season and enjoy a full series of outstanding theater, music, and choral experiences presented by IRSC students. Featuring seven shows for $70, the McAlpin OnSTAGE! series provides the best variety and value of shows available anywhere on the Treasure Coast. Individual tickets for McAlpin OnSTAGE! shows can be purchased starting on September 7.

Season renewals are underway, and subscriptions for the series are available starting on August 16. Series shows are performed in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, a 620-seat venue featuring a proscenium stage and orchestra pit, located on the IRSC Massey Campus in Fort Pierce.

This year, the seven-show McAlpin OnSTAGE! subscription series opens with the chilling stage adaptation of Dorothy Macardle’s classic ghost story The Uninvited (Oct. 28, 29 & 30). The series then brings music to life with This One’s For You! (Nov. 18, 19 & 20) and the return of the seasonal favorite Home for the Holidays (Dec. 2, 3 & 4) McAlpin Music performances.

Ring in the new year with laughter and see an exceptional presentation of Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid (Jan. 13, 14 & 15). In honor of his 400th birthday, this classic comedy features a flashy new update set to the groovy vibes and tunes of 1969. Then hear the IRSC Company Singers, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combo perform Sing, Sing, Sing! (Feb. 17, 18 & 19) featuring classic big band, Broadway, and popular music.

This season’s highlight celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic Fosse musical masterpiece Pippen (March 10, 11 & 12) as Charlemagne’s son searches for meaning in his life. The seven-show series concludes with From Classical To Contemporary (April 7, 8 & 9), a performance of classical and contemporary music spanning over 60 years with rousing Broadway “Pops” selections.

Shows not a part of the subscription series are also available throughout the season. This year, additional shows include Journeys: An Evening Of One-Act Plays (Sept. 23, 24 & 25), From Stage To Screen: Two Modern-Day Morality Plays (April 1 & 2), and Intimate Apparel (May 19, 20 & 21)—three unique productions in the Wynne Black Box Theatre, a flexible and intimate 100-seat venue that allows the audience to surround the stage.

Other shows include Dr. Rieth Presents Piano Concert (Jan. 8) and Port St. Lucie Community Band performances Dec. 8, Feb. 23 & March 30—a series of concerts under the direction of Dr. John Southall dedicated to the Treasure Coast community.

The seven-show McAlpin OnSTAGE! series costs $70. Additional shows can be added to a subscription for just $10. Individual tickets for McAlpin OnSTAGE! are $15 each. Tickets to non-series shows are $5 or $15. Starting on September 7, individual tickets for all shows will be available for purchase online at www.irsc.edu, by phone, or the IRSC box office.

The IRSC box office is located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Lobby on the IRSC Massey Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce and is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the convenience of patrons, the box office is open one hour prior to performance time for ticket sales and to pick up “will call” tickets. Call the box office at 1-800-220-9915 to reserve your seats, as shows can sell out quickly.

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