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Sketchcrawlin’ at the Museum Exhibit @ Tallahassee Museum
May 23 – May 24 all-day

SketchcrawlinCheck out the Museum’s new spring exhibit, “Sketchcrawlin’ at the Museum” on display in Phipps Gallery Feb 13 through May 31! The Tallahassee chapter of Sketchcrawl, an online international sketch forum, exhibits drawings and paintings of the Museum and other city venues in the Phipps Gallery. Also, Mark Fletcher displays watercolors from his national art residency at Big Cypress Preserve in the Bird Room.

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“A Beautiful Planet 3D” in IMAX 3D @ The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
May 24 all-day
“A Beautiful Planet 3D” in IMAX 3D @ The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Starting on Friday, April 29, experience a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet — and the effects humanity has had on it over time — captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From space, Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion — a direct visualization of our changing world. But it is within our power to protect the planet. As we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home. From IMAX Entertainment and Toni Myers — the acclaimed filmmaker behind celebrated IMAX® documentaries Blue Planet, Hubble 3D, and Space Station 3D — A Beautiful Planet presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.

“A Beautiful Planet 3D” will play daily for three months. For more information and showtimes, visit www.ChallengerTLH.com.

Exhibition: the The Artists’ League Annual Summer Salon, The Artful Nude and The Tallahassee Watercolor Society’s 28th Tri-State Juried Water Media Exhibition @ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
May 24 all-day
Exhibition: the The Artists’ League Annual Summer Salon, The Artful Nude and The Tallahassee Watercolor Society’s 28th Tri-State Juried Water Media Exhibition @ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

As the population dwindles in summer when many leave Tallahassee for a semester of research or travel, the University tempo changes. Programming at MoFA changes, too: summer is a great time to work with our regional partners. In mid-May, two new exhibitions will open at MoFA: the Tallahassee Watercolor Society annually mounts a juried competition from the tri-state region and the Museum’s Artists’ League hosts a thematic project. This season’s League concept has been based on life drawing since study of the nude human form has always been a staple of academic training. Concepts for exhibitions are interpreted broadly by League artists who do not feel restricted by the themes, in this case “the artful nude.”
2016 is a milestone for the Artists’ League as a membership body: the League had a first exhibition in 1986 consisting primarily of artists who had either graduated from the arts programs at the University or who were in Tallahassee after attaining degrees elsewhere. They were a group of friendly, highly productive artists interested in the idea of lectures, workshops and group exhibition opportunities. Ceramist Cecelia Cunningham and metalsmith Peggy Simmons were part of that first historic exhibition thirty years ago. The League now has a roster of 200 members. When Curator of Education Viki D. Thompson Wylder stepped in as coordinator in 1999, the vitality and variety of League offerings increased; under her leadership—and through the efforts of League program directors and members—a season-long series of events engages artists who continue their alliance with the Museum.

The Tallahassee Watercolor Society’s 28th Tri-State Juried Water Media Exhibition opens at FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts Friday, May 20, 2016. Artists from Florida, Alabama and Georgia competed to have their paintings included in this exhibit. Don Andrews, a nationally known watercolor artist, juried fifty paintings from the many submitted to be displayed. The public is invited to meet the artists and join in the celebration Friday, May 20, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Awards will be presented at that time for the paintings judged to be the best.

The 28th Tri-State Juried Water Media exhibition can be seen at the Museum of Fine Art through July 1, 2016. MOFA is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays during the exhibition 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Don’t miss this explosion of color and creativity from regional artists.

The Artists’ League of the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts celebrates its 30th Summer Annual @ University Museum of Fine Arts
May 24 all-day

The Artful NudeThe Artful Nude opens on Friday May 20th from 6-8pm and extends through July 1. Hours are M-F 9am – 4 pm with selected weekend hours, Saturdays 1-4 pm (May 21 & 28; June 4, 11, 18 & 25).

The exhibition is open to members of the League. Dues are $15 per year and may be paid upon entry to the exhibition. The entry fee is also $15. Works must be delivered for jurying Tuesday, May 3 from 7-9 pm/evening or Wednesday, May 4 from 12-4 pm/afternoon. Entries may be any size, medium, or style. Subject matter or content may vary as long as they match the title in some way. Cash awards will be given. Artworks with selling prices will be available to the public.

Janice Hartwell and Bob Burke – a wife and husband team – will jury the exhibition. Janice Hartwell is a Professor Emerita from the FSU Studio Art Department. Bob Burke is an artist and Museum Exhibit Designer.

Questions? Contact Viki D. Thompson Wylder at 850-284-3593 or vwylder@fsu.edu. Prospectus available.

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Sketchcrawlin’ at the Museum Exhibit @ Tallahassee Museum
May 24 – May 25 all-day

SketchcrawlinCheck out the Museum’s new spring exhibit, “Sketchcrawlin’ at the Museum” on display in Phipps Gallery Feb 13 through May 31! The Tallahassee chapter of Sketchcrawl, an online international sketch forum, exhibits drawings and paintings of the Museum and other city venues in the Phipps Gallery. Also, Mark Fletcher displays watercolors from his national art residency at Big Cypress Preserve in the Bird Room.

Sun, Sand, and Speed — Florida Auto Racing @ Museum of Florida History - R. A. Gray Building
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sun, Sand, and Speed -- Florida Auto Racing @ Museum of Florida History - R. A. Gray Building | Tallahassee | Florida | United States
Please check the museum’s hours of operation before planning to visit.  

The Museum of Florida History presents the special exhibit Sun, Sand, and Speed — Florida Auto Racing, which opens January 22 and extends through July 4, 2016. Explore auto racing history from 1903 to the present, including early beach racing pioneers, NASCAR and stock car racing, Sebring and sports car endurance racing, IndyCar racing, and drag racing. Visitors can experience Florida’s racing culture in this thrilling exhibit featuring race cars, driver’s memorabilia, racing images, videos, and a NASCAR arcade game.

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Baby Time @ Leon County Library
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Librray imageFree and open to the public. Don’t forget to check out some books with your little one while you’re there. Library cards are free for Leon County residents.

Today’s Programs

  • Baby Time – 10:30 AM – Main Library (200 W. Park Avenue, downtown) – Bring $2 for parking in case you stay longer than 1 hour.
  • Baby Time – 11:30 AM – Eastside Branch (1583 Pedrick Road, near Buck Lake) – Parking is free.

Program Cancellations

Programming is usually suspended for a full week (or more) around holidays, summer time and winter break.  Please check the library’s online calendar for updates because the cancellations may not be reflected here.

What is Baby Time

Baby time is geared toward infants, babies and toddlers up to about 2 1/2 years old (older children are certainly welcome, too).  A librarian leads the group in short stories, songs and fingerplays.  Children sit with their parent/caregiver in chairs or on the ground.
Chuck E. Cheese Reading with Chuck E. @ Chuck E. Cheese's
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Chuck E. every Tuesday night for a story time.

Each child gets 10 free tokens.

Clogging Classes – Beginner & Intermediate @ Mason's School of Music
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Clogging Class hosted by Southern Steel Toe Dance Company. Beginner & Intermediate. Every Tuesday @ 6:30 and 7:30 at Mason’s School of Music, Capital Circle NE. First class free; then $20/month

Free Cuban Dance Lessons with Azucar Dance Company @ FSU Student Union State Ballroom or Room 302
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Free Cuban Dance Lessons with Azucar Dance Company @ FSU Student Union State Ballroom or Room 302 | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

This is a reoccurring event.  Please call to confirm there has been no interruption to the regular event schedule prior to attending.

Every Tuesday night from 7-10pm Azucar Dance Company offers free Cuban dance lessons to the Tallahassee community. Lessons are open to everyone, students and non-students, experienced dancers and people who have never danced in their life!

Lessons are generally in the FSU Ballroom or Room 302, but see our website www.azucarfsu.wordpress.com for the latest updates.

 

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