July 21 Family Funday at the Museum Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Admission: $10 per family (up to 2 adults and children) We’ll be celebrating two family-friendly exhibits in the Cornell Museum: Flying High: The Story of Kites and A Quilting Evolution (which both run from May 16th through September 29th). This family event will have fun activities for children of all ages, storytelling AND kite flying (weather permitting). Discover things you never knew about kites, which go back 3,000 years! Fighter kites? We have them! Japanese kites? We have them! Miniature kites? We have them… and more! And that’s just on the first floor. Upstairs a collection of art quilts, traditional quilts and signature quilts will be on display from the Gold Coast Quilters Guild. August 24 School of Creative Arts Open House Crest Theatre Studios and Classrooms Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Meet our instructors, visit with some of our students, and learn how our programs can help you to discover or expand your creative potential! Find out about classes and workshops for Fall Terms 1 & 2. September 18 Grandparent’s Day at the Museum Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Admission: $10 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. “Quilt Block” activity for families led by members of the Gold Coast Quilters Guild.
Through June 30 Monty Python’s SPAMALOT Crest Theatre Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday (June 23), 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, (June 30), 2 p.m. Entr’acte Theatrix presents this musical comedy, lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy, Monty Python and The Holy Grail. SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.
July 7, 14, 21 & 28 Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival Crest Theatre Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets $25 (individual)/ $85 (4-concert subscription); call (800)330-6874 or visit pbcmf.org. The Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 22nd season with an eclectic mix of chamber music masterworks by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and many others, followed by a “Meet the Musicians” reception. The musicians of the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival, also known as Chamber Music Palm Beach, have over 250 works in their repertoire, have released six critically acclaimed CDs on the Klavier Music Productions label, and have been featured nationally on Public Radio. August 3 American Airlines Presents Symphony of the Americas SummerFest 2013 Crest Theatre Saturday, 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Symphony of the Americas celebrates 22 years of hosting an acclaimed European chamber orchestra for one month of cultural exchange performances at venues throughout Florida and the Americas. With the final shows at the Crest Theatre, SummerFest 2013 features I Musici Estensi Chamber Orchestra from Milan, Italy. They will be joined by select Symphony members.
Through November 3 School of Creative Arts Group Exhibition Crest Theatre Galleries Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; free admission A multi-media exhibit showcasing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors. Through September 29 Flying High: The Story of Kites Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $10 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. This interactive exhibition will showcase the history of kites from their origins in ancient China three thousand years ago, to their scientific uses worldwide, to their nostalgic and fun-loving use in America as one of our popular pastimes. Highlights include a Miniature Kite Collection, Japanese kites, a collection of one-of- a-kind dancing/fighter kites, Kite-themed quilts, Kite-theme art by regional artists, and kite-themed photographs.
Through September 29 A Quilting Evolution Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $10 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. Quilters, collectors, artists and all who enjoy the beauty of quilts will be wowed by this exhibition, presented in partnership with the Gold Coast Quilters Guild (GCQG). The exhibit includes a broad mix of 80 to 100 traditional and art quilts, as well as a selection of award-winning “Quilted” Artists Books. Works are hand or machine pieced and quilted, embroidered, thread painted, appliqued and embellished to illustrate the diversity of talent and techniques that exist in today’s quilting world.
June 27 Jane Pruett Hill: The 100 Year Evolution of American Quilting Cornell Museum Tea Room Thursday, 2 pm; Free with museum admission The art of quilting is advancing but at the same time, we are preserving the past. Jane will discuss the evolution of quilting fabrics, designs, patterns and techniques. A Q&A and light refreshments will follow the lecture. Jane Pruett Hill is co-founder of the Gold Coast Quilters Guild. July 12 Art Workshop: Perspective for Artists Crest Theatre Studio #3 Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Fee: $165; pre-registration required The School of Creative Arts presents this one-day workshop led by Ralph Papa. Artists at all skill levels will better understand and be able to master perspective in their drawings. Specially designed demonstrations and exercises will include step by step drawings of scenes in perspective using inside and outside views with objects and people in natural and man-made environments. July 18 Quilted Artist Books Cornell Museum Tea Room Thursday, 2 pm; Free with museum admission This lecture and discussion will be led by John Cutron, director and Arthur Jaffe, founder of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University. Presented in partnership with the Gold Coast Quilters Guild. August 9 Art Workshop: Color Fundamentals and Application Crest Theatre Studio #3 Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Fee: $165; pre- registration required. The School of Creative Arts presents this one-day work shop led by Ralph Papa. Artists at all skill levels will learn and apply color theory for painting in watercolor, acrylic or oil. Through instructor presentation and demonstration, followed by group discussions, participants will learn the fundamentals of color theory and use it in structured painting exercises.
July 8 – August 2 (4 one-week sessions) Kickin’ Arts Summer Performing Arts Camp Delray Beach Center for the Arts 9:00 a.m – 4:30 pm (Drop off 8-9 am; pick-up 4:30-5:30 pm) Camp fee: $265 per camper, per week Register at DelrayCenterForTheArts.org or call 561-243-7922, ext. 317. Kickin’ Arts Performing Arts Camp is for boys and girls ages 6 to 12. Activities including music; performance in an original play; prop, set and costume making; art and crafts , which are all designed to culminate with a Friday Afternoon Showcase, at 5 p.m., for family and friends. There is a different theme each week. Campers should bring lunch and two snacks daily. Delray Beach Center for the Arts (formerly known as Old School Square Cultural Arts Center) offers world-class events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The restored early 20th century school buildings (listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Delray Beach Schools) house the charming Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture (c. 1913), the intimate Crest Theatre (c. 1925) and a Vintage Gymnasium. The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts offers art, photography and writing classes. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayCenterForTheArts.org. All dates, times and films are subject to change without notice.