Sunday, September 21, 2014

Melbourne Civic Theatre

One June 20th I got an invitation to sketch at the Melbourne Civic Theatre (817 E Strawbridge Ave, Melbourne, FL). The Theatre is Bevard County's longest running arts organization. I was invited by actress Nellie Brannan who is also an artist and she found out about my work from the Urban Sketcher's site. It was an adventurous drive to the East coast to catch the show which was Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance."

The sky opened up and it poured for the entire trip East.  Thankfully as I arrived in Melbourne, the rain stopped. The Theatre has recently been renovated and expanded. The front lobby was recently purchased from another establishment. La Galerie is a walkway lined with stores. The Theatre entrance used to be in the back but now there is a large lobby where patrons can mingle before finding their seats.

I arrived early, got my ticket at the box office and then sat across the street in front of City Hall to sketch the Theatre. The building to the right was all boarded up. As I noticed people entering the Theatre, I started sketching faster, because I knew it was show time...

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