Sign up NOW for Fall 2014 Classes at the Studio
The Studio at the Elliott Museum is pleased to announce our 2014 Fall Art Class Schedule. Classes begin Saturday, September 27th and continue through the second week in November. Sign up at the front desk in the Museum, or on line below by clicking on the Registration Form. Please come back often to our website– new classes and workshops are always being added.
LECTURE: Alligators! Outlaws! And Tourists! Oh, my! Mary E. Dawson September 18, 7 p.m.
In Mary E. Dawson’s award winning new historical novel, The River Way Home, she invites her readers to “Fall in love with the Florida that used to be.” In her entertaining and amusing talk, Dawson uses old photographs from the Treasure Coast area to take a journey back in time to 1914 to meet the people who inspired her book, the places they lived, and the history they made. Mary E. Dawson is a former Martin County Commissioner and attorney who has lived in Martin County for half her life. Before coming here, she worked as mission support for NASA’s Apollo Program and as a professional photographer. She was inspired to write The River Way Home by historical research she did in an effort to have the Martin Grade, CR 714 in western Martin County, designated a Florida Scenic Highway. The River Way Home has won numerous awards including Best Florida Fiction and Best Florida Young Adult Book of 2013, and the Florida Historical Society gave it the 2014 James D. Horgan Award for a book that encourages young people to study history.
Special Tours: Thursdays at 11:30 am
Join Associate Car Curator John Giltinan for a special tour of the Auto Gallery and Garage every Thursday at 11:30 am. Meet at the front desk.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 4-8pm
Unique Art Workshop to Benefit Friends in Pink!
Bring a bra to make into artwork to be auctioned off later this fall at a fundraiser for the Friends in Pink. All bras created at the Workshop will be donated and displayed for auction at the Mimi McCallum Studio & Gallery in Harbour Bay Plaza. A small entry fee of $10 will be collected from each participant to be donated to Friends in Pink. The Studio will provide paints, brushes, and other materials to decorate your creations, and we will have volunteer professional artists to help guide you if you need it. Artworks must be in good taste reflecting the spirit of the event. The Workshop at the Elliott will be held from 4pm – 8pm on Tuesday, September 23rd. To participate in the Workshop, please call 772-225-1961. Please allow at least two hours to create, or come at 4 and stay the whole time. You may also email the info to Robin at RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org.