Art exhibit shines spotlight on space
Many of the 20 local artists currently in the stable of Downtown Art Gallery were formerly employed at the Kennedy Space Center or had parents who were part of the manned space effort. The gallery’s June show, “Spotlight on Space,” celebrates their past experiences.
Working in mediums that range from painting and photography to ceramics and sculpture, these artists have reinterpreted their shared connections with the space program in their own unique style, whether for a long exposure photo of a beautiful rocket launch or another out-of-this-world imagery.
Jim Boland, for example, is exhibiting his photo of Space Shuttle Atlantis’ last landing.
He captured the rarely seen residue leftover from orbital reentry, sad and touching reminder that this year already marks a decade since this final flight left and returned to Florida.
All the art is on view and available for sale throughout June at the gallery, 335 S. Washington Avenue, Titusville. Hint, hint, Father’s Day is just around the corner. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 11 am to 4 pm and Saturday 11 am to 3 pm. For more information, call 321-268-0122.
Markets inEau Gallie Arts District and downtown Melbourne
FLEAGAD Market has teamed up with Florida Tech’s weVENTURE to kickoff National Small Business Week with a market that includes plenty of local makers, food trucks, music, kids’ games and giveaways. The fun runs outdoors from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, June 5, at Eau Gallie Square, 1453 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District.
Admission is free.
Speaking of markets…
Visit Riverview Park, 2301 Irwin St., Melbourne, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month June through September for the Downtown Melbourne Farmers Market. The free event, which is both kid- and pet-friendly, features local fresh foods, food trucks, artisans and crafters.
Check Facebook for more.
Boxing event planned in Palm Bay
Catch boxing action during “Champions in the Making — The Legend Continues,” a boxing event that runs from 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 5, at Tony Rosa Community Center, 1502 Port Malabar Blvd., NW, palm Bay.
Admission to the live event is $15 for general tickets and $25 for the Ringside VIP option. For tickets, see eventbrite.com, and search “Champions in the Making.”
Cocoa Beach student wins Art Association scholarship
Each spring, the Central Brevard Art Association awards a scholarship to a talented Central Brevard County high school senior. Recipient for the 17th annual student scholarship is Blue Dunsworth from Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School.
The Studios of Cocoa Beach and Ridley’s Custom Framing of Palm Bay have teamed up to present an exhibit of Dunsworth’s work as a one-man show throughout June at the gallery, 165 Minuteman Causeway, Cocoa Beach.
Dunsworth is an athlete as well as an artist, having participated in football and track and field. He is also an honors and AP student and has been offered scholarships at several art schools and universities. He plans to attend the University of Florida and major in fine art.
In making their decision, the CBAA found his art, a blend of realism and surrealism, to be insightful and intuitive and cited his use of color to provoke emotion and thought.
The Studios of Cocoa Beach is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday.
For information on the Central Brevard Art Association, visit cbaaartists.com.
Rust-themed art exhibit planned in Eau Gallie
Rust, a usually reddish-brown oxide, is more than just a chemical reaction of iron and oxygen in the catalytic presence of water or air moisture. Rust also reminds us of the presence of beauty even in the inevitability of decay.
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne, has adopted rust as the theme for its June invitational show that explores all the angles of rust, both in two and three dimensions.
The show runs through June 26, with an opening reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4, where folks can meet the “rusty” artists.
For more information, call 321-259-8261 or visit fifthavenueartgallery.com.
Cocoa playhouse stages ‘Jungle Book Kids’
Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse should make a lot of young theater fans happy with “Disney’s the Jungle Book Kids” June 4 to 6.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on June 4 and 2 p.m., June 6, for the stage version of the Rudyard Kipling tale-gone-Disney. The show stars the Playhouse’s Stars of Tomorrow.
Tickets run $9 to $11.
Purchase at cocoavillageplayhouse.com or by calling 321-636-5050.
Hot Tuna visits the King Center
Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, founders and core members of Hot Tuna, have been a keystone in the American music scene for half a century. It is no wonder that the Grammys honored the duo with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
See and hear these immensely talented artists when Hot Tuna visits the King Center for a concert at 8 p.m., Friday, June 4.
Tickets begin at $63. Purchase at kingcenter.com or by calling 321-242-2219.
Macaron class in Satellite Beach
Florida Academy of Baking, 1370 State Road. A1A, Suite E, Satellite Beach, will present a French Macaron Class from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, June 7.
Learn to make delicate French macarons with Mary Storey of Mary Storey Confections. You’ll take home a selection of flavors to share with your family and friends. All ingredients, packaging, and lunch are included in the class fee. The class is $129.
Florida Academy of Baking offers a variety of individual classes, private events and summer camps. Register at fabbaker.com or 321-622-6185.
Brevard’s winning wings
The second annual Space Coast Wing Battle was held May 22 at Wickham Park.
Hosts Battle Bros partnered with the Children’s Hunger Project to raise money and awareness about the local nonprofit dedicated to feeding hungry kids in Brevard.
Several local food venues fought it out for bragging rights over their wings. Taking top spot was Indian River Smokehouse. Second place and People’s Choice went to Melbourne Seafood Station. Source Dignity Foods earned third place.
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