Saturday, February 17, 2018

Blue Box 8.


27 Blue Boxes are painted on sidewalks in Downtown Orlando. These boxes are for panhandlers and buskers. Busking is possible only during day light hours. Although set up for panhandlers, police often insist street performers must use the blue boxes. Performing outside the boxes can result in 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. I  set up the Blue Box Initiative to get talented Orlando artists from all creative fields to occupy a blue box while I sketch.

To date, I have completed 16 sketches. I have about 9 more sketches to complete. If you know a talented local performer who might want to share their talents on a street corner for a couple of hours, please let me know. Originally the city ordinance only allowed busking in the blue boxes during day light hours, but now the ordinance was changed to allow their use at night.

Blue Box 8 is located near the Lynx bus station downtown. Local film makers Jen Vargas and Jay De Los Santos occupied the box as a form of protest for how the city discourages film production in Orlando. Most southern films are created up in Georgia since there are tax incentives up that way. It was a blistering hot May day with little to no shade when I  completed this sketch.

A space-themed film titled "Hidden Figures," is about three African-American mathematicians who overcome racial and gender bias to help launch American into space in the early 1960s from Florida's Space Coast. But the irony is that no scenes from the film were shot at Kennedy Space Center, or anywhere else on the Space Coast, for that matter, except for historic stock footage.

Space Coast Film Commissioner Bonnie King said people connected with the film had contacted her to talk about locations for filming on the Space Coast. But, largely because Florida no longer offers incentives for film and television productions, "the higher-ups decided not to film here."

Instead, much of "Hidden Figures" was shot in Atlanta and other locations in Georgia, a state that has "fantastic film incentives" that make it attractive to shoot movies there, King said. Those incentives include transferable tax credits for the film productions. Film Florida estimates that Brevard County's economy lost $10 million because the film was shot in Georgia, rather than the Space Coast. It seems like Florida was on the verge of amazing change in the 1960's but today the state falls back on a lazy status quo as if we are just fine with our heads in the sand.


Due to my impending divorce, I am no longer ALLOWED to sell my artwork. I therefore have no means of income. I apologize to any interested buyers. I will post when I am again allowed to earn a living.

Friday, February 16, 2018

WeekendTop 6 Picks for February 17th and 18th.

Saturday February 17, 2018
4 PM to 9 PM Free. 4th Annual Sanford Mardi Gras. West End Trading Co. 202 S Sanford Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771. 4th Annual Mardi Gras benefiting Meals on Wheels, Etc. at West End Trading Co. Sashay (walking, golf cart, biking parade) at 4pm sharp at the corner of 6th and Sanford Ave. March down to the 2nd and Palmetto Ave where the party begins! Kid Dutch and his brass Perseverance Band will take the stage directly after the sashay, followed by local bands. Emcee work from everyone's favorite local Michael Nall of Park and Seventh!!! Check out all the vendors and attractions like face painters, stilt walkers and more! Food trucks provided Kona Food Truck Luaus, so plenty of choices!! Party sponsored by Magic Hat Brewing Company!!

6 PM to  Midnight. Saturday and Sunday. Nude Nite Orlando.  Warehouse - Central Florida Fairgrounds 4603 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32808-8158. America's Largest Nude Art Exhibition is more than an art show. It is an annual art and entertainment event showing over 200 juried art works for sale, world class body painters, national burlesque acts, interactive installations, performance art, cirque performers and a cast of strolling characters both in costume and out.... 21+

7 PM to 9 PM Free.  UCF Symphony Orchestra. Rising Star a Local Legend. Saint Luke's Lutheran Church (2021 West SR 426 Oviedo FL.)  UCF Symphony Orchestra. Rising Star a Local Legend - Chung Park Director with guest composer Stella Young.

Sunday February 18, 2018
Noon to 3 PM Donation based. Music at the Casa. Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Members of the public are invited to visit our historic home museum on a Sunday afternoon from 12 to 3 pm, listen to live music and take a tour of our historic home museum and the James Gamble Rogers II Studio by trained docents.

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM Free. Concert.  Winter Park's Central Park Main Stage. Park Avenue.
Celebrating 10 seasons of Winter park Institute.
Bob James Jazz Trio
Chip Weston and the Gazebos
Will Patrick
Rich Walker
Shannon Caine
Rollins student will play City of Winter Park Fanfare by Dr. John Sinclair.

10 PM to Midnight. Free. Comedy Open Mic. Austin's Coffee, 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL. Free comedy show! Come out and laugh, or give it a try yourself.


Due to my impending divorce, I am no longer ALLOWED to sell my artwork. I therefore have no means of income. I apologize to any interested buyers. I will post when I am again allowed to earn a living.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Things Come Apart at the History Center.


What makes a watch tick? How does a sewing machine stitch? Where does an iPod get its shuffle? For those who have ever asked questions like these, Things Come Apart is a revelation. The Orange County Regional History Center (65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801) is home for this Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit until May 6, 2018.

Through extraordinary photographs, disassembled objects and fascinating videos, Things Come Apart reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. Images of dozens of objects explore how things are designed and made and how technology has evolved over time. For example, the individual components of a record player, a Walkman, and an iPod illustrate the technical changes in sound reproduction over the years, and images of the parts of a mechanical and digital watch demonstrate different approaches to timepiece engineering.

After photographer Todd McLellan disassembles each object, he spends hours arranging its components in the order in which they were taken apart to achieve a cohesive photograph. With the eye of an artist and the precision of a scientist, he then captures a moment in time of the components falling to the ground. Things Come Apart includes four disassembled objects permanently mounted in acrylic for display in cases to be provided by exhibitor, in addition to short videos documenting Todd's artistic process.

The History Center added it's own Central Florida items to the exhibit such as a Disney World Singing Cockatoo animatronic from the Tiki Room. A vintage video from Walt Disney himself introduces the inner working of the mechanical bird. The staff also disassembled a Beefy King sandwich to highlight the inner workings of the local flavor sensation. The youngest person at the VIP opening was particularly absorbed in the Tiki Bird and a slow motion video of a piano being dropped to the pavement.

Things Come Apart strikingly reveals the design and engineering behind some of our most common, useful, and prized possessions.


Due to my impending divorce, I am no longer ALLOWED to sell my artwork. I therefore have no means of income. I apologize to any interested buyers. I will post when I am again allowed to earn a living.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

DRIP is Closing their Internationsl Drive Location.


I was there sketching as DRIP opened  its International Drive Location with its grunge underground bar vibe, the shows featured modern dance, water effects and colorful paint. The walls were painted black and would get covered each performance with bright splashes of color. After 5 successful years of bringing innovative, edgy dance shows and art events to the I-Drive area, DRIP will be closing the location to focus on new projects.

“Closing this location is bittersweet but exciting for our team.  We put a huge amount of passion into everything created in that space and have amazing memories from the team interacting with the guests. We had terrific experiences over the last 5 years and are eager to re-focus and inject our creativity into the next project."  explains DRIP founder and creative director Jessica Mariko. "We appreciate our fans and are looking forwards to playing with them again soon."

Since DRIP opened their International Drive location, they have produced over 700 shows, artistic events, concerts, festivals, fashion shows, private parties and corporate events. Experiences in the DRIP venue have included a super-hero show during the Megacon Convention, The Blind Date experience for couples during Valentine's Day, the Underground Vampire Bar experience in October, Gay Days events, Local Art Night, BASE Body Painting Art Events, and many more. DRIP has also been commissioned to develop creative experiences for companies such as Timex, Siemens, L'Oreal, Wrestlemania, and Kawasaki.

The sketch above is from a DRIP Art Night which always featured the talents of local artists. Paint the Trail was using cut out stencils to create quick colorful portraits of celebrities. As soon as he was done spraying another artist would blow dry the paint to get it to dry fast. The same portrait might involve 5 different layers which were built up, one on top of another. A pile of the portraits build up to the table on the artists right. People rifled through the art as the artist worked.

I produced a small book about the history of DRIP. I am amazed that it now documents a past history. The venue did so much to help promote the arts in Orlando. It is a bright beacon that will be missed. I hope that the cutting edge dance company will resurface in a new and unexpected form. The loss of Drip reminds me that I need to continue documenting unique Orlando culture. Even the brightest lights will fade or transform.




Due to my impending divorce, I am no longer ALLOWED to sell my artwork. I therefore have no means of income. I apologize to any interested buyers. I will post when I am again allowed to earn a living.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Corsets and Cuties at the Venue.


I went to sketch a dress rehearsal of Corsets and Cuties Fan-Frickin'-Tastic February Show! along with Pam Schwartz and her sister Jenny form Iowa. We arrived at the Venue (511 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803) and walked under the tree of light. There was a crowd in the front bar at the venue, so for a moment I thought there might be a show rather than the rehearsal.

The entire cast performed in the opening number which was rehearsed several times. It was set to Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield." The  opening lyrics however rang true to the Orlando rally cry after the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. Barbie Rhinestone rose up from behind the back stage wall and lip synced "We are Strong!"In that moment it felt like a rally cry in the face of recovering from tragedy.

The show is already sold out, so if you didn't get your tickets you will miss this hilarious show.The Divine J-9 sang a song shortly after Teddy had finished an aerial silks act. He tried to introduce Divine to the silks with absolutely hilarious results. She wedged herself into the fabric swing with her arms over the fabric and her breasts crushed under the weight. He lifted her legs and flew her around the stage. She was laughing so loud that she couldn't sing. I was laughing so loud, I couldn't sketch.

Jax N. Augh performed a strip lease wearing bubble wrap. He snapped the bubbles with attitude and emerged from the wrap in a muscle print jump suit. Debbie Dulce performed a classic striptease in white and worked the room and rubbed against me leaving behind some glitter that had to be answered for later.

The cast is always fun and frivolous. The show is not for the faint at heart, but for those with a sense of humor and adventure. There was an intermission half way though the show. There is a full bar available in the front of the Venue for those wishing to imbibe, and the Cuties are always more friendly to those with tips. Everyone has a chance to win fun door prizes from our fab sponsor Premier Couple's Superstore.


Due to my impending divorce, I am no longer ALLOWED to sell my artwork. I therefore have no means of income. I apologize to any interested buyers. I will post when I am again allowed to earn a living.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Loose Lips at Lil Indies.


I stated the new yer off with a trip to Lil Indies (1036 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803) to sketch Loose Lips. Hosted by Tod Caviness, Loose Lips has Local writers read works inspired by current events. Authors all read their text in their digital devises before taking to the stage. The humble typewriter or pen and paper seems to have fallen to the wayside. For most of the time I spent sketching, people struggled to get the microphone system working. The lighting situation at Lil Indies is less then perfect anyone at the mic is lit from behind making them appear as a black silhouette.

Lil Indies reminds me of my parents basement in their small post WWII home. My older brothers artistic endeavors consisted of paint by number clown portraits. These same creepy clowns adorn the walls of Lil Indies along with a classy nude behind the stage. I don't think she was paint by numbers, but I didn't get close enough to tell. This sketch was a digital experiment to use different colored pencils to start the sketch. It came about after seeing the work of Howard Brody. He used just three colored pencils to do his sketches and he achieved so much with so little.

With Trump in office, it seems there is endless material for lampooning the news. As frightening as the news might be, there is plenty of room for laughter. Kerouac House resident writer, Sean Patrick Mulroy, read a visceral story about substance abuse. He recalled his significant other overdosed while they were making love, dying in his arms. This was a wake up call that he needed to make changes in his life. Such a gut wrenching story shocked me in it's sincerity. The room grew quiet because this was a departure from the light hearted attitudes of the other writers. I don't understand how people can lock themselves at home staring at insipid stories with laugh tracks on their TVs when there are such amazing stories being related at our local dive bars.


Due to my impending divorce, I am no longer ALLOWED to sell my artwork. I therefore have no means of income. I apologize to any interested buyers. I will post when I am again allowed to earn a living.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Festival of the Arts at Epcot Center.

Crealde School of Art invited me to offer a one hour workshop at the Festival of the Arts at Epcot Center. My workshop proposal was titled "Sketchbook Savvy." This was the first time I had been on Disney property since Orlando Disney Feature Animation closed its doors in 2004. I parked in the back stage blue lot which was set aside for instructors. There was a bread trail of signs leading to the place where the workshop would take place. Unfortunately, I lost track of the signs and ended up lost underneath the test track attraction. The cars on tracks rumbled by overhead. A cast member offered to guide me but he ran into a dead end because Disney landscapers had added a hedge blocking our route since the last time he passed that way.

Like a scene from Goodfelles, I walked through the kitchen and made my way to the hostess who guided me back stage. I was about half an hour early, and rather than wait back stage, I decided to sketch the Disney artist sketching a character for the audience. Based on his description, it sounded like he was drawing Donald Duck, but I can't be sure. The workshop attendees followed along every step of the way. Actually, one of the attendees wearing the mouse ears contacted me and she might correct me if I am wrong.

I was set up with a mic as I sketched and then the tech crew told me to walk on stage as soon as the introduction music started. My goal was just to share a couple of sketchbooks and then talk about how carrying a sketchbook everywhere you go can become a lifestyle. I started off with the story of my first day at Disney in what the animators called "The Fishbowl." A glass wall was set up to overlook the artists at work and as a new artist my animation desk was right next to the glass. Work on my first day became frustrating because people kept knocking on the glass and giving me a thumbs up. The guard who ushers people through was pointing down into my work space. Since the glass was thick, we couldn't talk. I finally realized that he was pointing at the bottom ledge above my head that supported the glass wall. I found some tape there and peeled it up. It said, "Hi my name is Tom, if you like my work, please knock on the glass and give me a big thumbs up." The animator next to me laughed. I was initiated. This story always gets a laugh and it warmed up the crowd.

I talked about my last 9 years sketching everyday here in Orlando and how this habit of remaining curious and sharing my experiences has changed my life. I introduced the idea of sketch crawls and the Orlando Urban Sketchers. Then I showed the audience the sketch I had done of the venue we were in. It was rough and incomplete but that is the definition of a sketch. Afterwords there was a line of about 10 people who wanted to share their sketches and shake my hand. A Disney intern asked my advice on how to prepare a portfolio to get into a movie studio. My Disney portfolio had been sketches much like the sketches I do everyday today. They liked what they saw and then asked me to prepare a portfolio of just sketches of animals. I went to the zoos around NYC every day for months and sketched. That portfolio got me into the studio to work on the Lion King. Of course today, everything is digital, so it is a Whole New World. I sang that song to myself as my plane flew through the clouds on my way down here to Orlando. I measure my success today by the fact that I remain artistically productive, not by an appraised value to every sketch I did over the years.


Due to my impending divorce, I am no longer ALLOWED to sell my artwork. I therefore have no means of income. I apologize to any interested buyers. I will post when I am again allowed to earn a living.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Shakespeare in Love at the Shakes.


Shakespeare in Love is based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. It was adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. I was just familiar with the movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes. In Shakespeare's day only men were allowed to perform on the theater stage. However Viola De Lesseps was in love with the bards poetic words. She knew how to breath life into his words better than any man, so she dressed as a man named Thomas Kent to audition for a part in his latest play which was being written for the queen (Anne Hering.) Shakespeare (John Keller) was drawn to her performance in the audition but she ran away when he wanted to see her without a hat. Shakespeare follows Kent to Viola's house and leaves a note with the nurse, asking Thomas Kent to begin rehearsals at the Rose. Shakespeare sneaks into Viola's garden, finding her on her balcony, where they briefly confess their mutual attraction to each other before he is discovered by her nurse and flees. Inspired by Viola, Shakespeare writes quickly, completely transforming the play into what will become Romeo and Juliet.

Some of the biggest laughs come when "Thomas Kent" has difficulty kissing a man dressed as Juliet. She gives him a peck on the forehead instead. In an attempt to get the scene right Shakespeare himself steps in as Juliet and Romeo finally kisses with gusto. Thomas (Viola) pauses for a moment and then jumps up on the bard wrapping his legs around the playwright. The theater is shut down when Viola is discovered as a true woman. However another theater owner who saw the play in progress decides to allow the production to open in his theater. Viola can no longer perform as Romeo so she sits back stage. Shakespeare himself takes the part of Romeo. Then the actor playing Juliet looses his voice. It turns out that Viola knows every line, so she is thrust out on stage to perform as Juliet. The star crossed lovers perform the final scene which mirrors the fact that they can not stay together despite their love, because Viola is promised to a Lord Wessex (Duncan Bahr). She sails off with a man she doesn't love looking back at the love of her life.

This romance tragedy is a reminder that sometimes love is not enough and that sometimes a couple is torn apart due to obligations and different life paths. It is a bitter sweet pill to swallow.

Shakespeare in Love runs through March 25th and shows are selling out fast.
Where: Orlando Shakespeare Center 812 E Rollins St, Orlando, FL 32803.

Tickets are $25 to $50.



Due to my impending divorce, I am no longer ALLOWED to sell my artwork. I therefore have no means of income. I apologize to any interested buyers. I will post when I am again allowed to earn a living.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for February 10th and 11th.

Saturday February 10, 2018
10:30 AM to 230 PM. Free to sketch, $8.00 to watch the 1950s movie Born Yesterday. Sketching at the Enzian.  Enzian Theater 1300 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, Florida 32751.
Orlando Urban Sketchers is sketching the Saturday Matinee Classics at the Enzian, and we will be there to capture in sketches a time, an era and a space. Surrounded by weeping oaks, a bubbling fountain, and a beautiful courtyard, Enzian is a unique cinema-going experience, a dine-in theater packed with old-time charm we wish to document into our sketchbooks.
We plan on sketching in the Eden-Bar garden outside the theater at 10:30 am first.
At 12:00 pm the 1950's film Born Yesterday will be featured inside the theater. We plan on moving indoors as soon as doors open to sketch the theater interior where we can also grab lunch bites and watch the movie.
At 2:00pm we'll meet back at Eden Bar garden for our traditional Sketchbooks-throw down ceremony.
Watching the film is not mandatory. Sketching can be kept going outdoors to capture the moviegoers, the Eden Bar crowd, and Enzian's garden views.
There's an $8.00 general admission for those who wish to watch the film. Tickets can be purchased at the box-office or online (recommended) @ https://enzian.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F3600000EZIELEAS All skills are welcome. Bring your sketchbook and sketching supply of your choice.
Invite your friends and family and anyone who likes to sketch, or to spend a quality morning at the Enzian!


11 AM to 4 PM Donations. Paws in the ParkLake Eola Park 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801, pet lovers from all over Central Florida will gather at beautiful Lake Eola to support Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s mission to educate, shelter, place, and heal pets and their families with compassionate, responsible care.
This community wide fundraising event provides support for the more than 8,000 homeless pets who will be cared for at our two shelters this year. 
Schedule of Events Stage Schedule
11am - Welcome and Memorial Bubble Release hosted by The Pet Loss Center
11:15am - Walk Start led by Commissioner Patty Sheehan and The Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band & Color Guard
12pm - Fundraising Awards
12:15pm - Best in Show Contest with Celebrity Judges
1:15pm - Dog & Owner Look-a-Like Contest
2:15pm - Best Dog Trick Contest
3:15pm - Sit & Stay Contest
3:30pm - Raffle Winners Announced
Ongoing throughout the day
Splash Dogs Dock Diving
Disney Kids and Family Zone
Canine Sports Arena
Lucky Dogs Lure Course
Food Trucks
Vendors
Beer Garden featuring Tito's Vodka, beer from City Beverage and Barefoot Wines
Sign up, form a team and invite your friends and family to join us for a day filled with fun for everyone including, of course, your pets! Register and raise $75 or more and on event day, you'll receive a commemorative event t-shirt and a Pet Alliance dog bandana.
Top Fundraising Prize:
Four-Two Day Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World
Additional top fundraising prizes include:
Trophies
Medals
Gift Baskets
Chefs Table for 8 at Earls at Mall at Millenia (includes appetizers, main course, dessert, cocktails, beer and wine).


Noon to 5 PM Free. Mennello Museum Indie folk Festival. The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803.
The Indie-Folkfest presented by PLR Florida will  bring the community together again and showcase local, national and regional art, music and culinary talent.  The family-and pet-friendly event promises to be the biggest yet!
 This past February, we welcomed nearly 5,000 guests to the museum grounds for Indie-Folkfest 2017.  Guests enjoyed beautiful weather, local music, food, beverages and art.
This annual free event serves as a gift from the Museum’s City-Appointed Board of Trustees in an effort to promote local art and community. A portion of all proceeds benefit the Mennello Museum of American Art’s education and family-friendly programs.

Sunday February 11, 2018.
10 AM to Noon Free. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Class. University, 5200 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. The Method of Heartfulness A simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources.

1 PM to 3 PM Free. Hidden Medicine Class with John Two-Hawks. Christ Church Unity Orlando 771 W Holden Ave, Orlando, Florida 32839. Grammy® nominated recording artist and author John Two-Hawks is a victim and a survivor of child abuse. It has taken him 30 years to arrive at the place in his life where he could finally tell his story. His new book and CD is a revealing window into the inner sanctum of John's very personal life journey from severe child abuse to victorious triumph, and how the sacred ways of indigenous wisdom revealed a profound truth hidden within. John wrote the book and music with the hope that it would help others to bravely blaze a path through their heart to find their own Hidden Medicine. In this class/workshop, John Two-Hawks will share his inspirational insights about how to be fully liberated from hurt and empowered by what we find within. There are three phases of that journey, and the third is often not realized. John will share the pathway of all three, with an emphasis on how to take that final step. An enlightening and uplifting experience for all.
* learn how your experiences can be your vehicle to transform
* feel empowered through deep acceptance and Native wisdom
* learn to rise above past trauma and experience joy


1 PM to 4 PM $5 Film Slam. Enzian Theater, South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL. Film Slam continues to be a popular outlet for indie and student filmmakers throughout the State of Florida.
Film Slam will usually be held on the second Sunday of each month at 1PM at Enzian.
This month we've booked the craziest Film Slam line up of the year.
Experimental Films, Puppet Films, Art Films, Bartenders throwing bottles, Gangsters, a Music Video....this has to be the most amazingly eclectic line we've had for all of 2012.
Program starts at 1pm sharp.  Q and A with the filmmakers to follow screening.
 




Due to my impending divorce, I am no longer ALLOWED to sell my artwork. I therefore have no means of income. I apologize to any interested buyers. I will post when I am again allowed to earn a living.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Death Day Players.


Sunshine (Mallory Vance) of Phoenix Tears Productions, invited me to a dress rehearsal with an audience in Davenport Florida which is just west of Kissimmee. The Death Day Players offered an evening of fun and exciting interactive theater.  This acting troupe of ghosts  travels around performing the night of their death for living audiences. Audience members are invited to interact with the players as they take on characters from the Ghost of the Evening's death. For those just wishing to be onlookers, the amount of interaction is up to you. In my case, I quietly sketched the entire time. Miss Clara White (Michelle Jacqueline Papaycik) asked me about the digital tablet I was using to sketch. I explained that it was like drawing on paper, but the paper was behind glass. Being from the Edwardian era, she didn't understand. She gently poked the surface to feel the paper's surface and left quite confused.

The evening was a Valentines Part in Clara White's honor. Each ghost in the cast was from a different era. Sunshine was a flower child from the 60s. She spun under the ceiling fan in the center of the room enjoying her the way her dress billowed. Ghost Lord Ernest Bray was played by a modern day ghost with a leather jacket (Logan Blake). On slender woman in a black pants suit looked like she was from the 80s. An argument erupted between her and Lord Bray in the middle of the party. Everyone in the room listened. In this production, the audience is as much a part of the action as the cast. I would have discovered more about the story had I interacted and asked questions of each of the ghosts.

Clara's story takes place in England on the evening of Valentine's Day in 1907. Travel back to the Edwardian age of ragtime, horseless carriages, and courtship as the cast recreates the evening of Lord Ernest Bray's (Logan Blake) Valentines Party. All of the rich young ladies around have been invited to the party at the Bray Estate, Hensley Court, in hopes of finding Ernest a wealthy wife to save the failing estate. Enjoy the romance, courtships, and music as the events of the evening of Clara’s death unfold before your eyes. Was it a scheming sister who wants their inheritance for herself, a poorly treated maid, the very suitor vying for her hand and money, or a scorned lover? The clues will be there for you to find and decide for yourself who you think murdered Clara White.
 
The show runs Saturday Feb. 10th at 7pm. For Tickets CLICK HERE. Tickets are $15 online and at the door, Or take advantage of our Valentine's Special and buy two tickets for $20 online only.


Due to my impending divorce, I am no longer ALLOWED to sell my artwork. I therefore have no means of income. I apologize to any interested buyers. I will post when I am again allowed to earn a living.