LOOK OVER HERE! Weekly Event Guide (May 13th)

Hello Patrons! Here is your weekly update on all things Osceola Arts!

1) Since announcing our 2015-2016 theatre series last month, a variety of theatre ticket package options have gone on sale. Theatre Season Ticket Packages are available for purchase online on our website or by calling our box office.

Juried Art Show2) Osceola Arts will be hosting its 2015 Annual Juried Art Exhibit to celebrate the diversity of Florida artists. With a tradition in Osceola County, this show enjoys continued support from the community. Artists from the around the state submit art pieces and they are judged on quality, originality, concept, design and technique. The exhibition will run May 11th-June 7th. A reception will be held on TODAY from 6 PM-8 PM. Do not miss this traditional community event and support your Floridian artists here in your own backyard! For more information, visit the Visual Arts page on our website.

lboa2 small3) This weekend again, get ready to bend and snap! Legally Blonde is enrolling at Osceola Arts. This light-hearted musical, based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name, follows UCLA Delta Nu president, Elle Woods, during her senior year in college. She appears to have it all. She has a heart of gold and a gorgeous mane to match it. Then, out of nowhere her life is turned upside-down when her long-time boyfriend, Warner Huntington III, dumps her to start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Desperate to win him back, Elle studies hard and manages to be accepted into Harvard Law. Watch as Elle realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world as she defends fitness queen and friend, Brooke Wyndham, during her murder trial. The musical will run from May 8th- May 24th. Tomorrow we will be having a special showing at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased on our website or at our box office an hour before the show.

4) On Monday, May 18th, Osceola Arts will be having a Youth Choir Concert in the Main Theater at 7 PM. This concert concludes the season of the youth choir. The theme is Contemporary Choral Gems and it features the choir as well as vocal soloists, an instrumental solo, and several small ensembles. Music includes old pop favorites “Gimme Some Lovin’ “, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, contemporary settings of American folk songs “Old Dan Tucker” and “Set Down Servant”, and a salute to note-worthy composers of today, such as Eric Whitacre, Daniel Gawthrope, and Frank Ticheli, among others. Tickets for adults are $10.00 and $5.00 for students. Tickets can be purchased at our website or at our box office.

agnes-web-poster5) Did she murder the baby or not? That is the question. Agnes of God tells the story of Martha, a psychiatrist, who becomes more in touch with herself and her view of the world while she is analyzing Agnes, a teen novice nun who gives birth in the convent. She is now accused of murdering her baby and insists that the child was the result of a virginal conception. The play will run from May 16th-18th and May 23rd-25th. Tickets can be purchased at our website or at our box office.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 407-846-6257.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, follow our Marketing Intern and Resident Blogger, Michelle Saldivar, on Twitter. 

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By: Michelle Saldivar

Juried Art ShowHello Patrons!

Osceola Arts has begun hosting its 2015 Annual Juried Art Exhibit to celebrate the diversity of Florida artists.

This exhibit is running from now until June 7th.

A reception will be held TOMORROW from 6 PM-8 PM.

lboa2 smallDo not miss this traditional community event and support your Floridian artists here in your own backyard! We look forward to being extra fancy with you tomorrow night. 

Don’t forget. Legally Blonde the Musical is currently playing at our Main Theater. Don’t be the only person who misses Elle and Bruiser this weekend.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 407-846-6257.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, follow our Marketing Intern and Resident Blogger, Michelle Saldivar, on Twitter. 

ATTENTION ALL FLORIDA ARTISTS!

By: Michelle Saldivar

This month, Osceola Arts will be hosting its 2015 004Annual Juried Art Exhibit to celebrate the diversity of Florida artists. With a long tradition in Osceola County, this exhibit enjoys continued support from the community and artists.  Until this upcoming Monday, April 20th, artists can submit up to 3 artworks for consideration in painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and drawing to compete for cash prizes! Winners will be chosen for Best in Show, First, Second, Third Place, and 2 Honorable Mentions. Works will be judged on quality, originality, concept, design and technique. Submissions must be entered online or postmarked no later than April 20th. The exhibition itself will run from May 11th-June 7th, with a reception on May 13th from 6 PM-8 PM.

For more information, go to http://www.osceolaarts.org/visual-arts/, or email Marilyn Cortes-Lovato, Director of Visual Arts, at marilyn@osceolaarts.org.

Calling All Artists!

By: Michelle Saldivar

004Attention all Osceola County student artists! Osceola Arts will be having a Student Art Show from April 6th through May 1st. Creative young student artists’ works of art have the chance to fill our gallery as we present our annual Osceola County Student Art Exhibit. Osceola County School District Students will compete for awards in four divisions: kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, middle school, and high school. Mediums include painting, mixed media, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. The free event will kick off with an awards ceremony at 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 8th. Create away and submit a masterpiece! Do not miss this opportunity to shine.

Attention ALL Florida Artists! In May, Osceola Arts will be hosting its 2015 Annual Juried Art Exhibit to celebrate the diversity of Florida artists. With a long tradition in Osceola County, this show enjoys continued support from the Osceola County community and artists. From now until April 20th, artists can submit up to 3 artworks for consideration in painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and drawing, to compete for cash prizes!  Winners will be chosen for Best in Show, First, Second, Third Place, and 2 Honorable Mentions. Works will be judged on quality, originality, concept, design and technique. Submissions must be entered online or postmarked no later than April.20. The exhibition itself will run from May 11th-June 7th.

For more information, go to http://www.osceolaarts.org/visual-arts/, or email Marilyn Cortes-Lovato, Director of Visual Arts, at marilyn@osceolaarts.org.

Klimt through Modern Eyes

A Blog Feature on St. Cloud High School Artists

By: Michelle Saldivar

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When you examine the lives of the most famous artists, a common theme that lies in their stories is that they began their craft at a young age. With time, their skills took on a personality of their own, and thus an iconic artist was born. In our own backyard, artists of all kinds are being molded. Our very own St. Cloud high school has students who have begun to explore the gifts that lie at their fingertips.

After only one semester of arriving at St. Cloud high school, art teacher, Joela Lowe, has impacted the lives of young artists there. She has unveiled different artists, styles, and techniques for these students to incorporate in their artistic arsenal and motivated them to push beyond the walls of limitations set for artists. As Lowe says, “In life, you will always find an excuse to not do something”. This was something she was not going to let her students fall victim to.

Lowe’s latest challenge for these students was to take on the late 1800s Austrian artist Gustav Klimt using mixed media, such are acrylic, ink, and digitally produced arrangements. Klimt is famously known as a symbolic painter with a flair for the erotic and the extravagant. His pieces were ornamental and abstract, with what was considered modern for his time. With a century separating Klimt and our young artists, Lowe knew that Klimt’s style was timeless and could inspire her students to create brilliance.

With such a task in hand, I interviewed the students to see what their experience was like. Taking great inspiration from Klimt’s The Kiss, students like 9th grader Elizabeth Perry, Gillian Gomer, and 12th grader Natalie Estrada were able to understand Klimt, even with no previous knowledge of his work. Gomer stated, “Before I started this project, I had never heard of Klimt. When I was shown various pictures of his famous work, I thought it would be really cool to research him more and do my own take on his portrait style”. Estrada shared a similar sentiment.

Joining this ensemble of talented artists is 8th grader, Mackenzie Kauffman. She created a Klimt digital art piece inspired by her favorite book and play, Les Miserable. Elaborating on her work, she told me, “I noticed that Klimt didn’t draw clothes, but rather he [used abstract] shapes. The shape of clothes imply that they are there [and] because of this, I used circle and square patterns in place of clothes”.

Another artist, Julie Sanchez, stated, “What inspired me was how challenging it looked, as well as the use of gold he used in his paintings”. Gold is a staple in Klimt’s work and is a part of what attracts art enthusiasts to his paintings. A few of the artists drew from this aspect of Klimt and incorporated it into their pieces, such as 12th grader Jose Martinez, 11th grader Megan Literal, and 10th grader Morgan Johnston.

As a supporter of young talent, Osceola Arts has invited these 23 St. Cloud students to have their Klimt-inspired art pieces on display until February 15th, with a free reception open to the public on Saturday, February 7th at 1 PM. Feel free to support these young artists yourself and pay their work a visit.

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