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Art from the Sea: Art Exhibit by Robert Simmons - October 14, 2016 through February 25, 2017

“Art From the Sea, Works by Robert Simmons” combines photographs taken using light and electron microscopes with constructed art to illustrate both the beauty of the natural world and man’s impact on the estuarine environment.

Dr. Simmons has long been involved with studies of both the natural and human environments. Studies of interactions between microscopic marine predators, prey, and natural degradation of shells lead to spellbinding images of sea shells rarely seen before. Scanning electron microscopy studies of diatoms and foraminifera illustrate the parallels between natural structures and human design. As an environmental microbiology professional he has studied the effects of human habitation and plastics on the estuarine environment.

‘Art is a vitally important part of science’ is a basic tenet of Simmons’ approach to both disciplines. Visualization of natural processes is essential to a more complete understanding of the issues involved. Images of both natural process and the impact of human activity on these processes illustrate the beauty and mystery to be found exploring aquatic environments.

“Art From The Sea” will be on display from October 14th, until February 25th, 2017.  The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, October 14, 5:00-7:30 pm. The exhibition will continue through February 25, 2017. Free to the public, works can be viewed at the ANERR Nature Center during normal visiting hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  For additional information call (850) 670-7700.

Yoga Classes - January 9, 2017 through February 13, 2017

The Apalachicola HCA will host a six week yoga series of classes beginning Monday, January 9 and running each Monday evening until February 13. The classes will run from 5:30-6:45 and will be taught by Yoga instructor Alec Macbeth. The classes will feature a strong Parayoga component, which can be described as the confluence of Yoga, Tantra, and Ayurveda.  These classes will combine movement with breath awareness and meditation to bring about energetic shifts to the body, mind, and spirit. They are accessible and appropriate for beginner as well as experienced yoga enthusiasts.

Wooden Boat Building Classes and Open House - January 16, 2017 through January 23, 2017

Starting on Monday, 1/16, the Apalachicola Maritime Museum (AMM) Wooden Boat School (WBS) will be hosting a seven day wooden boat construction class for two touring kayaks.  The vessels are constructed from laminated strakes made of Okume, a tropical hardwood from the Congo region of Africa.  Visitors and Volunteers are welcome to come by to view or take part in the construction project under the direction of AMM WBS program manager Nicholas Cupp.  The program is paid for by a sponsor or student who takes home the fishished project at the end of the class.  There are a wide variety of vessels that are able to be constructed in the AMM WBS programs including the Passagemaker sailing / rowing dory, Whitehall rowing shell, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), Pirogue, Canoe and the most popular, wooden kayaks.  Examples of all of the foregoing constructed by the WBS staff are on display at the AMM at 103 Water Street.  Overall there are more than 60 models to select from.  Boat construction building sponsorship / student programs run from $250 to $2,500 based on the complexity and size of the vessel selected.    Week long classes start on the first and third Monday week of each month.  Contact the program manager via email at WoodenBoatSchool@AMMFL.org or by calling the AMM at 850-653-2500 or coming by the AMM at 103 Water Street in downtown Apalachicola.  A review from a the December class follows:

“First, the class in Apalachicola was a blast. The instructor, Nick Cupp, was terrific. Nick was patient, knowledgeable and skilled and made building a boat a blast.  The other student and I hit it off as well and I think we are planning a tour once we complete our boats.”

Student Pottery Reception & Exhibit - January 17, 2017 through January 28, 2017

The Apalachicola Center for History Culture and Art will host a pottery camp for children ages 5-17 with renowned potter Kirby Gregory. The pottery camp is a cooperative effort with Project Impact, the City’s after school program. During the camp, Gregory will teach students how to create small bowls. An opening night reception of art the student work will be held Saturday, January 21. Student docents, from the program, will be available to discuss the various works of art.

The student work will be on display from January 17-28 at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida.

A Winter Bacchanalia - January 20, 2017

Up the Stairs Presents the 3rd Annual Winter Bacchanalia Wine Tasting Event, held Friday January 20th, 2017 6:00 – 9:00pm. Featuring 80+ wines & brown liquor sampling heavy buffet and hor d’oeuvres. $75 per person. Call 850-653-4888 for tickets.

 

IN Concert: Jazz - January 20, 2017

ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17

IN Concert: Ivan Moschuk - January 21, 2017 through January 22, 2017

THE ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17 presents Ivan Moschuk, pianist

Saturday, January 21 at Benedict Hall at 7:00 PM
"An Evening with Ivan Moschuk" with wine and hors d'oeurves.
Only 100 advance tickets will be sold, $50 each. First Come, First Served. 

Sunday, January 22 at 4:00 PM
Regular concert beginning at 4 pm.  Tickets are $10. Doors open at 3:30 pm.  No reserved seating.

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Preforming Arts is committed to cultural enrichment, raising awareness of the musical arts and providing support for student creative development.

Bob Milne Ragtime Piano - January 21, 2017

January 21 – Bob Milne Ragtime Piano 3 PM, 8 PM

Bob is considered the best ragtime/ boogie-woogie pianist in the world. He was declared a “National Treasure” by the Library of Congress and is an active “Musical Ambassador” for the United States Dept. of State. Returning to the Dixie for his 18th year, Bob has been playing in concert halls since 1991 and plays worldwide every year. He delights audiences with his piano-playing pyrotechnics and his infectious enthusiasm for the music and the history behind the music. Call the Dixie Theatre Box Office 850-653-3200 for tickets.

African-American Art Collection - January 23, 2017 through February 28, 2017

Franklin County Tourist Develoment Council presents African-American Art Collection at the Eastpoint Visitor Center.

Original and limited edition Haitian, African and American art on display January 23 - February 28, 2017 with opening reception February 4, 2017 3:00 - 5:00 PM.

Art by John Biggers, Gwendolyn Knight, Lois Mailou Jones, Andew Turner, James Chichester and Quinton Johnston.

Forgotten Coast Film Festival - January 26, 2017

Come join us for the Forgotten Coast Film Festival highlighting movies filmed around Carrabelle and the Forgotten Coast area. A program of the Carrabelle History Museum, this series will feature a total of four dramas and documentaries. The goal of the series is to bring the best quality Forgotten Coast area films to Carrabelle and introduce people to these wonderful works featuring our very own region.  The film series will kick off Thursday, January 26 at 6-9 p.m. with a showing of the classic, “Ulee’s Gold”. The series will continue with “Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida” on Thursday, February 16, 6 pm. Then, Thursday, February 23, 6 pm, join us for “Coastlines”.  Our final film, on Thursday, March 16, 6 pm, will be “Apalachicola River: An American Treasure”, about the Apalachicola River basin.

Our premier night, January 26, will also feature a Meet and Greet with a member of the film crew from “Ulee’s Gold” and “Coastlines”, Gus Holzer, First Assistant Director. Make this your Thursday night date night. Screenings will take place at the Franklin County Senior Center - Carrabelle. There is no admission and refreshments will be available for purchase. No one under 18 please.

2017: Save These dates!

Thursday, January 26, 6:00 pm “Ulee’s Gold“ (1997) R
Thursday, February 16, 6:00 pm “Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida” (2015)
Thursday, February 23, 6:00 pm “Coastlines” (2009) R
Thursday, March 16, 6:00 pm “Apalachicola River: An American Treasure”

Presented by: Carrabelle History Museum. Funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.

IN Concert: Jazz - January 27, 2017

ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17

Coffee in the Campground - January 28, 2017

A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, birding and sea turtles.

Participation Requirements

Bringing a breakfast related dish is welcomed. Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks. The Coffee in the Campground is held in the interpretive building in the family campground.

Free with regular park admission.

Jim Croce Tribute: Reno & Gambino - January 28, 2017

January 28 – Jim Croce Tribute: Reno & Gambino 3 PM, 8 PM

Bigger Than Life… A Tribute to Jim Croce, returns for a 3rd Season. John Reno, a native of New Orleans, takes us on a musical journey through the songs of Jim Croce with his accompanist Detroit born Brett Gambino as they blend acoustic guitars and vocals to capture the essence of Jim Croce whose musical gifts transcend time. Call the Dixie Theatre Box Office 850-653.3200 for tickets.

IN Concert: Jazz - January 28, 2017

ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17

Adventures of Annabelle Lyn CD Release Party (Pop/Americana)

Apalachicola Farmers Market - January 28, 2017

This local favorite is held the second and fourth Saturday of each month at the Mill Pond Pavillion at the Scipio Creek Marina in Apalachicola. Features seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies, and other regional specialties offered from 9 am-1pm. 

IN Concert: Leon Anderson Jazz ft. Avis Berry - January 29, 2017

The ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17 presents Leon Anderson Jazz Group featuring Avis Berry beginning at 4:00 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church at 79 Sixth Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Admission is $5.

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Preforming Arts is committed to cultural enrichment, raising awareness of the musical arts and providing support for student creative development.

Coffee in the Campground - February 4, 2017

A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, birding and sea turtles.

Participation Requirements

Bringing a breakfast related dish is welcomed. Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks. The Coffee in the Campground is held in the interpretive building in the family campground.

Free with regular park admission.

Spencer Bohren at the Dixie Theatre - February 4, 2017

February 4 – Spencer Bohren 3 PM, 8 PM

Spencer Bohren’s enthusiasm for America’s music is infectious. For four decades he has been sharing his unique blend of blues, country, gospel, folk and original songs with audiences all over America and on dozens of concert tours in Europe and Asia. He lives in New Orleans, but he’s been everywhere, man! In fact, way back in 1975, Spencer spent a couple months in Apalachicola playing nightly for the locals at the Gibson Inn. His concert at the Dixie Theatre will draw from seventeen albums and feature stories inspired by a life on the road. He might even offer a glimpse into an Apalachicola from days gone by. Call the Dixie Theatre box office 850-653-3200 for tickets.

SGI Tour of Homes - February 10, 2017 through February 11, 2017

The St. George Island Tour of Homes will be held Feb. 11, 2017. The tour features distinctive homes from beach to bay. The event is sponsored by the St. George Lighthouse Association.  A kick-off event will be held on Friday, February 10 from 6-8 pm at the St. George Island Fire Station on Pine Street.

IN Concert: Jazz - February 10, 2017

ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17