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In this issue: 4
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
22 EXHIBIT SPOTLIGHT:
SEPTEMBERS WITH THE SMITHSONIAN A month-long celebration of our Smithsonian affiliation with events, exhibits and more
EDUCATION NEWS MOAS Robotics Team wins third place in National SeaPerch Competition
ZACH IN TIME Family Science Nights
24 A groundbreaking
SUMMER PULL-OUT CALENDAR
don't miss moas this summer Spectacular summer exhibitions you won't want to miss
Volunteer News Volunteer of the Quarter Annual Volunteer Brunch
PERSIAN FANTASY A Treasury of Indian and Persian Miniature Paintings
future for moas Recap of the official groundbreaking of the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art
28 GUILD NEWS 32 OVER & OUT
Have Planetarium, Will Travel
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Letter from the EXECUTIVE director
ANDREW SANDALL Administration Staff RENE BELL ADAMS, Director of Communications SHERMAN COLEMAN, Director of Finance Eric Goire, Director of Operations JESSi JACKSON SMITH, Director of Grants and Development BRANDY MAHLER, Development Assistant Israel Taylor, Physical Plant Assistant Patricia Nikolla, Guest Relations Manager JENNIFER GILL, Visitor Services DAN MAYNARD, Facilities Assistant ROBERT WOHLRAB, Security and Visitor Services Tyler K. Adair, Security Lee Ashton, Security ROGER BOWERS, Security BILL CHRISTIAN, Security CODY ROGERS, Security ROY SHAFFER, JR., Coordinator - Dow Museum of Historic Houses Curatorial Staff Cynthia Duval, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art J. ”Zach” Zacharias, Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History Seth Mayo, Curator of Astronomy Luis Zengotita, Science and Education Associate Eric Mauk, Collections Manager and Registrar Bonnie Jones, Conservator - Paintings Ed Van Hoose, Conservator - Furniture Executive Director Emeritus GARY R. LIBBY
Editor RENE BELL ADAMS Contributing Writers RENE BELL ADAMS CYNTHIA DUVAL Joan Horneff BRANDY MAHLER Seth Mayo J. ”Zach” Zacharias Luis Zengotita Art Director NIKKI Mastando, MASTANDO MEDIA
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MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall with Congressman John Mica at the 2013 Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference IN JUNE. Congressman Mica was instrumental in the 2012 award of a FEMA Grant to rebuild the Museum's flood-damaged west wing.
Summer is in full bloom here at MOAS. The Summer Learning Institute is into its second month, exhibitions featuring highlights from the permanent collection are on view and construction is moving steadily on the ANDREW SANDALL forward new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art – the groundbreaking for which is covered in this issue of Arts & Sciences. The excitement surrounding this new addition to the MOAS campus is building, as well, and it is becoming exciting news on a community, state and national level…. In June, I had the privilege to attend the 2013 Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference which is an opportunity for all of the Affiliates to learn the resources available to us through affiliation, but also to connect with one another and exchange ideas, best practices and on a more tangible level, sometimes even exhibitions. It is also an opportunity to see programming and exhibitions through the Smithsonian’s special and unique perspective and a chance to engage with curators and staff to learn the most impactful ways to take advantage of the resources and relationship we have. This was also a chance to see so many familiar faces, such as our National Outreach Director, Alma Douglas, who presented us with our 10-year Affiliation honor at our very first Septembers with the Smithsonian in 2011; Dr. Harold Closter, Smithsonian Affiliations Director, who has been an integral part in helping bring exhibitions to life – such as this January’s Florida Celebrates Space in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, NASA and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; and of course, Ken Kimery, Executive Director of the Smithsonian
Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO), with whom I discussed the upcoming Septembers with the Smithsonian concerts to be held September 28th. This year, a special vocalist, Lena Seikaly, will join the SJMO and we will be treated to pieces from the Ella Fitzgerald song book. With the addition of a children’s matinee concert, this year is sure to bring the beautiful sounds of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to an even larger audience. For details about all the exciting lectures, programs and activities this year, please see the special Septembers with the Smithsonian section in this issue. In addition to working with our friends at the Smithsonian, I also had the opportunity to visit with Congressman John Mica, who was so instrumental in helping the Museum secure the much-needed FEMA grant in 2012 to restore the flood-damaged West Wing, for which construction is scheduled to begin later this year. During an historical tour of the capital and its array of galleries, Mr. Mica and I were also able to discuss the importance of historical preservation with U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis as well as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jon Boehner. It was exciting to learn that they had not only heard about the Museum of Arts and Sciences, but they were interested at the impact an institution our size can have on its own community while contributing to art, science and history on a national level. To know our Museum is part of that conversation is exciting and humbling at the same time, and with that knowledge comes the understanding that there is great responsibility in all we do – a responsibility I am privileged to share with the Board of Trustees and staff, as well as our members and the greater community. Your continued support in the Museum’s mission to inspire, cultivate curiosity and promote lifelong learning in art, science and history is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you around the Museum throughout the summer!
2013 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Carol Lively Platig, President Barbara Coleman, Past President Jill Warren, Vice President Janet Jacobs, Assistant Vice President Cici Brown, Assistant Vice President Melinda Dawson, Secretary Chris Lydecker, Treasurer Amy Workowski, Assistant Treasurer Thomas Zane, Trustee Liaison Bridget Bergens Thurman Gillespy, Jr., M.D. Tom Hart Kim A. Klancke, M.D. Carl W. Lentz III, M.D. Dr. Evelyn Lynn Eileen McDermott Bill McMunn Allison Morris Zacharias Ellen O’Shaughnessy Cory Walker Linda Williams Barbara Young HONORARY TRUSTEES Miriam Blickman Anderson Bouchelle (Deceased) J. Hyatt Brown Alys Clancy (Deceased) Tippen Davidson (Deceased) Susan Feibleman Herbert Kerman (Deceased) Chapman Root (Deceased) Jan Thompson (Deceased)
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ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCES The Museum of Arts and Sciences is a not-forprofit educational institution, chartered by the State of Florida in 1962 and accredited by the American Association of Museums. Museum collections and research include Cuban and Florida art, American fine and decorative arts, European fine and decorative arts, preColumbian and African artifacts, Pleistocene fossils, Florida history and regional natural history. Permanent and changing exhibitions, lectures, and classes highlight educational programs. The Museum houses changing arts and sciences exhibition galleries, permanent collection galleries, a gallery of American art, paintings, decorative arts and furniture, Cuban Fine and Folk Art Museum, a planetarium, library, the Frischer Sculpture Garden, maintains nature trails in a 90-acre preserve in adjacent Tuscawilla Park, and operates Gamble Place in Port Orange and the Dow Museum of Historic Houses in St. Augustine. The Museum also houses the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum. The Museum of Arts and Sciences is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives major funding from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Major Museum programs and activities for members, school children and the general public are also supported by grants from the County of Volusia, the Guild of the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Junior League of Daytona Beach, Target®, Elfun Community Fund, and the UCF Educational Partnership. MUSEUM HOURS: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays The Museum of Arts and Sciences is committed to the Americans with Disabilities Act by making our facility and programs accessible to all people. If you have any special requirements, suggestions, or recommendations, please contact our representative, Andrew Sandall, at 386.255.0285. If you prefer, you may contact the Cultural Council of Volusia County representative at 386.257.6000, or the Division of Cultural Affairs, The Capitol, Tallahassee 850.487.2980, or TT 850.488.5779. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. THE TOLL FREE NUMBER IS 1.800.435.7352. Florida Registration #CH-1851
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September 2013 heralds the Museum’s 3rd Annual Septembers with the Smithsonian and with it, even more exciting programming than before! Each week, MOAS will welcome a special Smithsonian speaker on topics such as archeology, biology and paleobiology. The Natural History Festival is a fossil-filled day for the whole family to enjoy! The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO) will treat us to “Swingin’ with the Smithsonian,” complete with a vocalist and featuring the Ella Fitzgerald song book! This year, we’ve added a special matinee concert for children, too! Details are included in this special section as well as in the calendar and on our website at www.moas.org
featuring the ella fitzgerald song book
September 28, 2013 | 7pm to 9pm The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO) is the orchestra-in-residence at the National Museum of American History whose mission it is to explore, present, promote, and perpetuate the historical legacy of jazz. Under the executive direction of Kennith Kimery, and conduction of artistic director and principal saxophonist, Charlie Young, SJMO brings to Daytona Beach the music of legendary songstress
Ella Fitzgerald with special guest vocalist Lena Seikaly to help bring those songs to life. Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. With 13 Grammy Awards amongst her innumerable lifetime achievements, Fitzgerald's performances popularized the songs of America's greatest composers, including Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Join us September 28th for this rare opportunity to see one of the nation's most celebrated jazz ensembles pay tribute to this legendary songstress. Admission for the Swingin' with Smithsonian concert is $15 for members and $30 for non-members and can be purchased in-person at MOAS or by calling 386.255.0285. Event does sell out, so it is strongly recommended to reserve your seat in advance.
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September 28, 2013 | 2pm to 3pm What is Jazz? SJMO Artistic Director Charlie Young and musicians from the ensemble demonstrate what “swing” is and how players create their own tone and sound. Featuring vocalist Lena Seikaly. Admission for Swingin' with the Smithsonian JUNIOR is free for members and $7 for non-members and can be purchased in-person at MOAS or by calling 386.255.0285. 6 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE
Established in 1996, Smithsonian Affiliations is a national outreach program which develops long-term collaborative partnerships with museums, educational, and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian artifacts, scholars, educational programs, and professional development opportunities. The longterm goal of Smithsonian Affiliations is to facilitate a two-way relationship among Smithsonian Affiliates and Smithsonian museums, research, education, and outreach organizations to increase discovery, inspiration, and lifelong learning in communities across America. More information about the Smithsonian Affiliations program and Affiliate activity is available at www.affiliations.si.edu
SEPTEMBERS WITH THE SMITHSONIAN EVENTS
Kennith R. Kimery
Executive Producer of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
Turn to page 17 for full event details.
Kennith R. Kimery, Executive Director of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Jazz Oral History Program, has produced over 300 concerts in Washington, D.C. Since 1994, the SJMO has traversed the United States taking the Museum to the four corners of our country. Some of the many highlights include concerts - Symphony Hall in Atlanta, GA for the 1996 Olympic Games; nationwide in 1996 for the Smithsonian’s 150th traveling exhibition and birthday celebration on the National Mall; the Washington National Cathedral for Duke Ellington’s Centennial; the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in 2007 and Strathmore in 2012.
September 10 2:00pm-3:30pm Coffee, Chocolates and Collections: Welcome to The Florida Highwaymen September 12 2:00pm-3:00pm Exploring Florida’s Marine Environments at the Smithsonian Marine Station
LENA SEIKALY Vocalist
Lena Seikaly began her classical training at age 4 with piano, continued with classical voice in her teens, and went on to complete a B.M. in classical vocal performance at the University of Maryland School of Music. It was in college where Lena discovered a strong passion for jazz, and embarked on a fervent education of jazz history, styles, theory and composition before pursuing a jazz career in the Washington, D.C. area. She was a participant at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass program directed by Christian McBride, performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival (The Netherlands), the Jazz Ascona Festival (Switzerland), the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee (CA), and other national and international venues. In 2009, she was a participant at the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. There, she studied closely with greats Curtis Fuller, George Cables, Nathan Davis and Carmen Lundy. She was also a Strathmore Artist-in-Residence for the 2009-10 performance season at Bethesda, Maryland’s renowned Strathmore Music Center. Lena has sold out performances at Blues Alley, the Strathmore Mansion, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Twins Jazz, and various Smithsonian venues. In February 2009, Lena released her first album, “Written in the Stars.”
September 18 2:00pm-3:00pm St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum September 21 10:00am-3:00pm MOAS Florida Natural History Festival September 25 12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch and Learn with the Curators: The Florida Highwaymen and Women Painting Florida September 28 2:00pm-3:00pm Swingin' with the Smithsonian Jr.
Artistic Director & Lead Saxophonist of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Charlie Young has had a rich career of performing and recording with various bands and orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra, the US Navy Band, the Count Basie Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Likewise, Mr. Young has shared the concert stage with many of the music industry`s leading icons ranging from Clark Terry and Ella Fitzgerald to Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones. Performance venues have ranged from London’s Royal Albert Hall to New York's Carnegie Hall. In 1988, Charlie Young was recruited as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra where he has served as conductor. Presently he holds the position as lead saxophonist. Young joined the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in 1995 and has served as the ensemble's principle saxophonist for over 15 years.
September 28 7:00pm-9:00pm Swingin' with the Smithsonian Concert
ENJOY FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 FOR SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE MUSEUM DAY LIVE! Smithsonian.com/museumday for details
Does not include admission to Swingin' with the Smithsonian or Swingin' with the Smithsonian JUNIOR concerts.
MOAS VOLUNTEER NEWS
Volunteer of the Quarter
MOAS honors volunteers at Annual Volunteer Brunch By: Brandy Mahler, Development Assistant
I was born and raised in Germany but I have lived in Florida for most of my life. I married and raised a family in Ormond Beach, Florida and I can remember visiting the Museum when it was still just one wing, the West Wing. My hobbies include traveling, canoeing, gardening, reading and most of all enjoying my grandchildren. I began volunteering at MOAS in 2000 because I was drawn to the life-enriching experience that the Museum provides. I love being able to see the art first hand and see how it can change people’s lives. It is a very exciting time to be a volunteer at the Museum and to watch all of the new projects unfolding. At the front desk, I meet Museum guests from all over the country and abroad and I look forward to being there every week for many years to come.
On April 22, 2013 the Museum of Arts & Sciences held our Annual Volunteer Brunch, in conjunction with National Volunteer Month, to celebrate another wonderful year at the Museum and to thank those who helped make it possible. Thanks to contributions made by Wal-Mart and Riverside Catering, volunteers were treated to a delightful brunch and mimosas. Our very own Luis Zengotita entertained with beautiful piano music.
Volunteers are crucial to every aspect of the Museum’s operations. Volunteers serve as docents, friendly faces in the Museum store and at the admissions desk, engineers (GE Elfun) in the Children’s Museum, educators in the Summer Learning Institute, landscapers to help keep the Museum grounds beautiful and archivists in the Museum library - wherever the Museum needs helping hands to help fulfill our mission. During 2012, volunteers donated 14,871.5 hours of service to MOAS and their generosity cannot be overstated.
38 Volunteers were in attendance, and we celebrated 23 anniversaries. ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Marion Alleva, Museum Store Dot Davis, Museum Store Cindy Gerow, Museum Store Margaret Greer, Docent Sally Hannaway, Museum Store Stacey Hessler, Administration Sara Oesch, Administration Emily Whelan, Library Marlene Tattner, Administration Stella Seibert, Planetarium Sena Zane, Library Tom Zane, Library Carol Zofko, Museum Store THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Jackie Hanes, Docent Katie Kuhn, Docent Fredrika Paulig, Museum Store FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY Mary Minnis, Admissions Desk TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARIES Brenda Axelsen, Admissions Desk Janet Ingrahm, Admissions Desk Peggy King, Admissions Desk Carla Topper, Docent FIFTEEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY Rita Highly, Docent
V O LU N T E E R S N E E D E D ! Volunteers are needed in the Gift Shop and at the Admissions Desk. Contact Brandy Mahler, 386.255.0285, ext. 315 or email@example.com, for more information. 8 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE
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MOAS EDUCATION NEWS
BY: Luis Zengotita, Science and Education Associate
MOAS Robotics Team wins third place in National SeaPerch Competition
Luis Zengotita and the MOAS Robotics Team representatives, Alexander, Nicholas and Abby
This May 18th, three of the MOAS 13-15 year old home school students - Abby, Nicholas, and Alexander competed at the National SeaPerch Challenge in Indianapolis, IN. SeaPerch is an underwater robotics program that provides teachers and students with the resources to build underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting (www.seaperch. org). The MOAS team was among 88 teams from 27 states and Puerto Rico. The students were competing with an aquatic robot they made in the MOAS weekly home school class beginning in February, 2013. The project was initialized with the submission of a grant to SeaPerch wherein the students requested an aquatic robot kit. Once the kit was received, the 15 students began learning about underwater robots, the tools needed and the best techniques for building the robot. The students began creating what they thought would work best for various underwater challenges. They designed the robot, soldered the pieces and put the entire machination together with only a little advice from me and lots of supervision. The road to the national SeaPerch competition began at the regional challenge held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach on April 6th. Four students were able to attend and represent the MOAS Robotics Team among the 30 other competitive teams. MOAS won second place, qualifying to represent the Museum at the national competition. After the experience of Regionals, the 10 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE
students decided to improve a few things on the robot - they made it smaller, added netting on top and tested using LEDs (or glow sticks) to help with underwater â€œvision.â€? When the time came for Nationals, the team had practiced and practiced. They put the finishing touches on their presentation board and worked on their speech about their project. A portion of the score in both competitions is based on the presentation given by the students regarding their overall knowledge of robots, their creation of the aquatic robot and what they learned through the process. They did an excellent job with their presentation. One of the challenges in the competition included manipulating a set of rings on a hook - the robot had to remove the rings, pick them up and place them in a basket for points. Alternatively, it could place the rings in a more difficultly placed lower basket for even more points. The winning team would acquire the most points in fifteen minutes and have the fastest time. Another task was steering the robot though an obstacle course. At Nationals, the course was a set of six hoops. The robot had to go through all six, surface and return back through those six hoops and touch the wall. The fastest time of two attempts would win that round. When it came time for the ring game, Nicholas was at the controls and Abby assisted - he knocked down all the rings in a matter of seconds and then began maneuvering the rings.
the moas ROV submission
Within seven minutes, he was done. All the rings were in the [more challenging] bottom basket. At this time some of the competing groups had not yet knocked down their rings. Only a few other teams completely finished before time ran out. The obstacle course was next. Abby went first and made good time. Alexander also tried and did a great job. We knew we had done well, but were unsure as to how we performed in relation to the other teams. Later that evening the winners were announced and MOAS had won third place in the ring competition! This was especially exciting since it was our very first year and we were unsure what to expect. I am very proud of all my students who worked on this project! I cannot wait to try it again next year. For more information about SeaPerch go to www.seaperch.org
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BY: J. â€?Zachâ€? Zacharias
Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History
The Education Department recognizes that our role in the community is not only opening our doors to visitors and school groups, but reaching out to those members of our community who might not otherwise have the chance to experience the Museum.
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This is made even more critical with the economic downturn of the last several years. Over the last five years, the Education Department has developed many special outreach programs that link the Museum to the community. One of our biggest and most successful programs is "Family Science Nights"a comprehensive program offered to public and private schools throughout Northeast Florida. Since the inception of this program, the Museum has reached audiences from Brevard to Duval Counties. These unique education programs provide hands-on science learning to students and their families.
High impact programs such as these help students think outside the box and reinforce core standards taught in the classroom. One of the reasons our outreach programs are so in demand is that they are fun and exciting and the learning is relaxed and informal. Many of our Family Science Nights have an average attendance of 200 students and family members and last about an hour and a half. Family Science Nights allow our institution to show its expertise, tighten the bond between the Museum and the school system and leave a deep impression with pupils, family members, teachers and the school community. We currently offer five different Family Science Nights that schools can choose from - General Science Night, Ecology Night, Math Night, Astronomy Night and finally a Family “Combo” Night which combines four handson stations from the aforementioned themes. Families attending these nights, usually held in a school’s cafeteria, can learn how to use a robot arm, work on an electrical circuit board, discover real fossils, use an x-ray box or view Jupiter through our high-end telescope. These are just a few examples of how students’ whole families can explore, discover and learn together in an exciting environment.
One of the reasons our outreach programs are so in demand is that they are fun and exciting and the learning is relaxed and informal. thousands of families and provided valuable and effective learning tools. In the coming years, we will focus on expanding our outreach on a more regional level, giving the Museum a wider audience and creating a greater awareness of our institution.
The Education Department also conducts outreach to all types of adult community groups - local and regional libraries, nature organizations, civic The Education clubs, historical Department societies and many is not alone in other service creating these organizations. A great hands-on wide variety of topics learning stations. from astronomy, We work in close art, fossils, MOAS partnership collections, and with the GE Florida history Elfun Volunteers have been popular to design, presentations. These build, create programs help and maintain build community Education Associate Luis Zengotita works with students our science awareness, engage and their families on a recent Family Science Night outreach stations. new audiences and This productive ultimately welcome partnership has produced over 80 handsnew visitors and potential members to the on stations. It is a true blessing to have Museum. top engineers help achieve the Museum's educational mission. In the end, it is all about reaching out to our community and creating an environment that As a result of this growing program, last school helps bring art, science and history to life. year the Education Department conducted a record 27 Family Science Nights! We served
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summer exhibits Through August 25, 2013
Compares and contrasts views of the North's rigid and ice-covered mountain ranges with the tranquility of Florida's limpid waterways.
Through Fall 2013
Highwaymen: African-American Folk Artists of Florida
Significant artworks from the Florida Art Collection of Cici and Hyatt Brown, chosen as an overview for the achievements by women artists. In each of the works is a piece of the wonder that is the State of Florida.
Women Painting Florida
Contemporary Paintings from the MOAS Collection Through Summer 2013
Drama and Beauty in Black and White: Photographs from the MOAS Collection
Colorful selections from the MOAS Art in Public Places program.
A Treasury of Indian and Persian Miniature Paintings May 18 through August 18, 2013 "...Indian miniature painting, with its saturated colors and its symbolic, exotic imagery, is directly seductive. It has the magical power to transport us from everyday reality to that enchanted world full of delightful wonder and fantasy...." - Roy C. Craven, Jr., former Professor of Art, Emeritus, University of Florida, in A Treasury of Indian Miniature Paintings.
September 6 through Fall 2013
Richly evocative and expressive landscapes prized as part of the history of Florida’s landscape painting as well as for their recordings of Florida’s once pristine lands. On loan from the Orange County Regional History Center.
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The Beauty of Watercolors: From the MOAS Collection Through September, 2013 Art that is both poetic and restful, displaying in luminous washes of tender color the inspiration of talented artists.
Exhibits and dates subject to change.
SEPTEMBERS WITH THE SMITHSONIAN EVENTS September 10 2:00pm-3:30pm Coffee, Chocolates and Collections: Welcome to The Florida Highwaymen
Join Chief Curator, Cynthia Duval, and Senior Curator of Education and History, James “Zach” Zacharias, to learn about the amazing folk art of the Florida Highway. Free for members or with paid admission
September 12 2:00pm-3:00pm Exploring Florida’s Marine Environments at the Smithsonian Marine Station
Join Dr. Valerie Paul, Director of the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida, and administrator at the Smithsonian’s Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program based in Belize, to learn about the cutting edge science conducted with tropical marine life from Florida to the Caribbean. Free for members or with paid admission
September 18 2:00pm-3:00pm St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum
Join Smithsonian Affiliate and Underwater Archaeologist, Chuck Meide, from the St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum. Learn about British Revolutionary Warship, the “Storm Wreck,” which sank off the Northeast Coast of Florida in 1872 while evacuating loyalists from Charlestown to St. Augustine. Free for members or with paid admission
September 21 10:00am-3:00pm MOAS Florida Natural History Festival
Bring your family for a great day of exploring natural history specimens from the Museum’s collection. Enjoy displays from the Tomoka Gem and Mineral Society, Orlando Fossil Hunters, Marine Discovery Center, Lyonia Preserve, Halifax Audubon Society and many more. Free for members or with paid admission
Schedule of Events:
10am - Hands-on displays and vendors 11am - Dr. Kathleen Lyons, Department
of Paleobiology National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution 1pm - Dr. Rachel K. Wentz, RPA, Regional Director, Florida Public Archaeology Network- Florida on Fire: How Fire has Transformed Human Civilization 2pm - Dr. Kathleen Lyons, Department of Paleobiology National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution
September 25 12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch and Learn with the Curators: The Florida Highwaymen and Women Painting Florida
Bring your lunch or order a box lunch and join Chief Curator, Cynthia Duval, and Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History, James “Zach” Zacharias, and learn about the amazing landscapes of the Florida Highwaymen. RSVP with payment required for a preordered box lunch – 386.255.0285 Free for members or with paid admission
September 28 2:00pm-3:00pm Swingin' with the Smithsonian Jr.
What is Jazz? SJMO Artistic Director Charlie Young and musicians from the ensemble demonstrate what “swing” is and how players create their own tone and sound. Featuring vocalist Lena Seikaly. Free for members or $7 for non-members
September 28 7:00pm-9:00pm Swingin' with the Smithsonian Concert MOAS presents the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra featuring vocalist Lena Seikaly singing songs from the Ella Fitzgerald song book. Admission $15 for members/$30 for non-members Reserve in advance at 386.255.0285 or in-person at MOAS. Event does sell out.
FEATURED SPEAKERS DR. KATHLEEN LYONS Department of Paleobiology National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution
Dr. Kate Lyons has been a research scientist in the Department of Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC since 2008 and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Lyons received a B.S. in Biology with Honors at Wayland Baptist University, 1991 and served as Valedictorian; an MS in Biology at Texas Tech University, 1994; an M.S. in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in August 2001.
Smithsonian Affiliate, Underwater Archaeologist, St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum Chuck Meide received his Bachelor's (1993) and Master's (2001) degrees in Anthropology, with a focus on Underwater Archaeology, from Florida State University. There, he participated in and supervised maritime archaeological projects, including the wrecks of 16th- and 17th-century Spanish galleons, a 1622 Spanish patache (dispatch vessel), a Confederate ironclad and Union supply ships and La Salle's ship la Belle. He is currently completing his PhD research through the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has been at LAMP (Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program) since 2006.
DR. VALERIE PAUL
Director of the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce Valerie Paul received her B.A. from the University of California San Diego in 1979 with majors in Biology and Studies in Chemical Ecology and her Ph.D. in Marine Biology in 1985 from the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. At the University of Guam Marine Laboratory, she served as Director from 1991-1994, and as full Professor from 1993-2002. Valerie is currently Director of the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida, and administers the Smithsonian’s Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program based in Belize.
DR. RACHEL WENTZ Archaeologist
Dr. Wentz graduated from Florida State University with a PhD in Anthropology and specializes in the analysis of human remains with foci on ancient disease and population health. Her master’s thesis was an analysis of fracture frequencies among the Windover skeletal population, a 7,000-yearold site in Titusville, FL. She has taught courses in physical anthropology, human osteology and forensic anthropology at Florida State University. She sits on the board of the Florida Archaeological Council and is a Brevard County Historical Commissioner.
October 3 10:00am-11:00am Africa! An exploration of the many faces of Africa with Chief Curator, Cynthia Duval. Free for members or with paid admission
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Florida Time Machine A Selection of Fascinating Florida History Tales
October 15 1:30pm-2:30pm The Fall Season and the Tuscawilla Preserve Take a leisurely stroll through the Kim A. Klancke, M.D., and Marsha L. Klancke Environmental Education Complex in Tuscawilla with Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History, James "Zach" Zacharias, and discover the beauty of the Fall season in this rare and unique ecosystem. Free for members or with paid admission
August 6, 2013 2:00pm-3:00pm The Archaeological Network of Northeast Florida
Join Sara Miller, Director of the Northeast Florida Public Archaeology Network, to learn about recent archaeological discoveries in Northeast Florida. Discover how this organization promotes and preserves Florida’s archaeological past.
Florida Time Machine programs are free to the public and are held at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
August 15 10:00am-11:00am Classicism and Romanticism Join Chief Curator, Cynthia Duval, and explore the elements of classical and romantic art throughout the MOAS collection. Free for members or with paid admission August 20 2:00pm-3:30pm Coffee, Chocolates and Collections with Preston Root Enjoy remarkable stories from Preston Root as he takes you through the Root Family Museum collection of CocaCola®, race cars, trains, teddy bears and more. Discover how this unique collection came to be. Free for members or with paid admission
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August 24 3:00pm-4:30pm Afternoon with Florida History Enjoy a special Florida history reenactment with Joseph Vetter and Ron and Alice Howell as you travel back to the west side of Volusia County. Learn about the amazing historical sites along the St. Johns corridor and join us for trivia, prizes and a book signing. Free for members or $5.00 for nonmembers
september See "Septembers with the Smithsonian Events" on page 17
october October 2 3:00pm-4:00pm St. Augustine: America's Most Paintable City Join Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History, James "Zach" Zacharias, to discover the history of St. Augustine through historical paintings from 1867 to 1950. Learn about the Castillo de San Marcos, the city gates and the quaint streets and famous buildings in this unique exploration of art and history. Free for members or with paid admission
October 19, 2013 6:30pm-8:30pm Museum at Night: Astronomy at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse with the Museum of Arts and Sciences Climb the lighthouse and view the rising full moon, enjoy stargazing through the MOAS telescopes with Curator of Astronomy Seth Mayo, learn and discover with 10 hands-on astronomy stations $1.50 for ages 11 and under and $5.00 for ages 12+ Teacher appreciation night for all public and private school teachers with ID Contact MOAS at 386.255.0285 or the Mary Wentzel, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Programs Manager, at 386-761-1821 ext. 18 or email@example.com for more information. October 25 6:00pm-10:00pm 13th Annual Night of the Paranormal Join us for a spooky night of ghosts, goblins, psychics and other paranormal activity. Florida’s Master of the Weird, Charlie Carlson, will be on hand to guide you through the night, filled with unusual and bewitching tales beyond the natural and scientific laws of human understanding. Presentations will begin at 7pm. $5.00 for members and $7.00 for nonmembers
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING September 3 1:30pm-3:00pm Ages 4-6 Preschool Rhythm Improve and understand recognition patterns in music $10.00 for members $15.00 for nonmembers September 5 12:30pm-1:30pm Ages 13-15 Entomology (Session 1 of 4) Learn about this very diverse class of invertebrates and start a collection of insects $5.00 for members $10.00 for nonmembers September 5 1:30pm-3:30pm Ages 7-13 Vikings Discover how Vikings lived and invaded Europe $10.00 for members $15.00 for nonmembers September 10 1:30pm-3:00pm Ages 4-6 Preschool Dinosaurs Discover more about these extinct reptiles $10.00 for members $15.00 for nonmembers September 12 12:30pm-1:30pm Ages 13-15
Entomology (Session 2 of 4) Learn about this very diverse class of invertebrates and start a collection of insects $5.00 for members $10.00 for nonmembers September 12 1:30pm-3:30pm Ages 7-13 Aztec Learn about the ancient peoples of Mexico $10.00 for members $15.00 for nonmembers September 17 1:30pm-3:00pm Ages 4-6 Preschool Prehistoric mammals Learn more about these animals that predated people in Florida $10.00 for members $15.00 for nonmembers September 19 12:30pm-1:30pm Ages 13-15 Entomology (Session 3 of 4) Learn about this very diverse class of invertebrates and start a collection of insects $5.00 for members $10.00 for nonmembers September 19 1:30pm-3:30pm Ages 7-13 Inca Empire Discover what was once the largest empire in the Americas $10.00 for members $15.00 for nonmembers
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September 24 1:30pm-3:00pm Ages 4-6 Preschool Pirates Discover more about this group of people who ruled the high seas. Did they really dress like Captain Hook and bury their treasure? $10.00 for members $15.00 for nonmembers September 26 12:30pm-1:30pm Ages 13-15 Entomology (Session 4 of 4) Learn about this very diverse class of invertebrates and start a collection of insects $5.00 for members $10.00 for nonmembers September 26 1:30pm-3:30pm Ages 7-13 Mayan Civilization Compare with Aztec and Incan civilizations to discover the differences. Learn about their inventions. $10.00 for members $15.00 for nonmembers
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Don't Miss MOAS This Summer As the sun beats down on tarmac and beach this summer, the cool inside the Museum creates a welcome oasis where the beauty of art is wrapped in the arms of history and intermingles with the sciences. By: Cynthia Duval, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art With the long-term planning of a revised and revitalized West Wing well under way, it is the perfect moment to review the collection and take a fresh approach to art that has been in storage for a while; in some cases never even previously exhibited due to constriction of space. Such is the case with Drama in Black and White: Photographs from the MOAS Collection, which compares and contrasts views of the 20 20 ARTS ARTS & & SCIENCES SCIENCES MAGAZINE MAGAZINE
North’s rigid and ice-covered mountain ranges with the tranquility of Florida’s limpid waterways. On view in the north wing corridor through August 25, 2013 The Beauty of Watercolors: From the MOAS Collection explores another aspect of the collection - art that is both poetic and restful, displaying in luminous washes of tender color the inspiration of talented artists. Subject matter is diverse, ranging from city and landscapes to animal studies, as well as figural and architectural compositions. On view from through September 2013
Contemporary Paintings from the MOAS Collection are from a grouping of 250 revolving artworks in a variety of materials and styles shared with the community through loans to public buildings. Currently, selections may be viewed at the County offices, Deland; the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ormond Beach; and the newly opened Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Education Center, Daytona Beach. Many were Museum purchases from the Halifax Art Festival; others were donated by the artists themselves or by generous collectors – a wonderful range of mixed media, acrylics, oil paintings, pen and inks, pencil drawing and sculpture. On view through Summer 2013
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From left: Rustam in a Cave; Nushabeh Receives the Portrait of Iskander; Rustam Rescues Bihzan from the Pit
he Persian Miniatures on exhibition embrace the styles and dramatic yet delicate artwork of many unknown artists, identified by the group or “school” they belonged to and the stories they tell. The stories illustrate epic poems and fables starring animals, legendary heroes and villains, royalty and everyday personalities. Some tales were intended to instruct young princes in morality, such as that of the great Lion King and the Ox. We see Alexander the Great (Iskander) presented as a Mongol warlord and an interpretation of his teacher, Aristotle. Rustam, a “hero of heroes” from the Shanameh - the great Persian Book of Kings - is shown fighting a white Div (demon) in one scene and rescuing
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a friend from a pit in another. There are beautiful maidens, exotic palaces, romantic landscapes, a kneeling man with glorious mustaches, a lover and his beloved’s letter and a common dervish or mystical beggar.
Just as all blossoms smell sweet, so all of the miniatures on display flaunt an exotic imagery that equally dazzles the senses. These and more, donated to the museum in 1989 by Mary Mohan Dow and Kenneth Worcester Dow, date from the Timurid Dynasty (1379-1500), the Safavid Dynasty
(1502 – 1736), and the Qajar Dynasty (1876 – 1925). Although displayed alongside the Dow collection of Indian miniatures, to compare Persian miniatures to those from India would be like comparing the Persian fields of brilliant anemones with the lush roses of the Himalayas. Just as all blossoms smell sweet, so all of the miniatures on display flaunt an exotic imagery that equally dazzles the senses.
A Treasury of Indian and Persian Miniature Paintings will be on exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Sciences through August 18, 2013.
Cici AND hyatt Brown Museum of art NEWS
A Groundbreaking Future for MOAS
The Museum of Arts & Sciences was the proud host of the official groundbreaking of the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art this April. The event was attended by Volusia County and City of Daytona Beach officials, Museum Trustees and staff from BOMAR Construction and architecture firm RLF as well as Museum staff and media. Following speeches by Museum of Arts & Sciences Executive Director, Andrew Sandall; Cici and Hyatt Brown; and former Daytona Beach Mayor, Glenn Ritchey, the crowd was ushered the short distance from the MOAS main entrance to the site of the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, on the MOAS property along Nova Road, via two Votran Gillig Hybrid
From left: Patrick Henry, Daytona Beach Commissioner, Zone 5; Pam Woods, Daytona Beach Commissioner, Zone 2; Andrew Sandall, MOAS Executive Director; Carol Lively Platig, MOAS Board of Trustees President; Hyatt and Cici Brown; Glenn Ritchey, Daytona Beach Mayor 2006-2012; Joyce Cusack, Vice Chair, Volusia County Council; Frank Bruno, Volusia County Chair 1997-2012; Josh Wagner, Volusia County Council, District 2; James T. Dineen, Volusia County Manager
Diesel-Electric buses, for the official event. Wielding golden shovels and donning hard hats with the MOAS logo, a group including Cici and Hyatt Brown, City and County officials and Museum representatives launched the construction project which has garnered much
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attention since ground clearing began at the site this past January. The innovative Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art will be the new 26,000 square foot home for the Brown’s extensive collection of more than 2,600 Florida oil and watercolor paintings to be donated to MOAS over the next several years. In addition to a large, permanent gallery including a mezzanine, which will showcase the collections’ signature pieces, the new Museum will include six smaller, changing galleries, ranging from 900 to 2,000 square feet, conference and education rooms, a café with outdoor seating and a gift shop. Conference rooms and meeting and event spaces will be available to the public on a rental basis. The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art is currently slated to open in 2015. Hyatt Brown stated, “Cici and I are very pleased to institutionalize our Florida painting collection by gifting to the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The groundbreaking of this building is the culmination of countless hours of work and planning by the Museum Trustees; Andy Sandall, Museum Executive Director and staff; City and County elected officials and staff plus the professional efforts of our architects, engineers and general contractors. Upon completion and opening, this structure will house a pictorial history of old and new Florida and will be available for the pleasure of all people now and in the future.” Andrew Sandall, the Museum’s Executive Director noted, “This is an exciting period of growth for the Museum and we are looking forward to sharing the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art with our community as well as welcoming state, national and international visitors to experience this important collection that is so significant to Florida’s history.” Works from the Brown’s unprecedented collection, which is the largest and most comprehensive collection of Florida art, dating from the 19th century, have been featured in the successful Reflections and Reflections II exhibitions, which had their debuts at MOAS. In the coming months, capsule exhibits will be featured at the Museum of Arts & Sciences to highlight some of the significant works to be on exhibit in the new Museum. A capsule exhibit now open at MOAS, Women Painting Florida, is a preview of what’s to come with the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art.
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BY: Joan Horneff, MOAS GUILD PRESident
Working Together for the Future September 10 Welcome back…it’s been a while!
Come mingle, explore and be energized by a refreshing new season of events and possibilities for involvement and enjoyment…and did I mention great refreshments and door prizes?
October 5 Oktoberfest
Dust off your lederhosen and get ready for a fun night at the Palmetto Club. As always, good music, great food and wonderful friends. More details to come. Contacts Denise Goins and Christine Downs
October 8 Destination: Fashion
A destination in itself, the picturesque Sunset Harbor Yacht and Conference Center is the setting for this year’s fashion show. Come sip a cocktail alfresco on the waterfront patio, dine in the allwindowed dining room on a luscious luncheon created for us by the famous Stonewood culinary staff, and be WOW’d by a show featuring resort and holiday wear modeled by our friends. RSVP Kathy Wilson $35 Pam Quillian of the Ponce Inlet Women's Club Presents $3,000 donation for the MOAS Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum Brenda and Sam Rivers at the Finale Tropical Pool Party
“Working Together for the Future” These are the words you will see and hear for the next two years as we eagerly work toward fundraising for continuation of MOAS programs and look forward to the changes in the near future. It is an honor to be elected the president at this exciting time. The
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new board was installed at our annual meeting and has already been working hard to put together a wonderful year of fun, learning and fundraising. Please check out all our planned events and see which you would like to attend or volunteer to help. We can only be as successful as you make us.
October 20 Dinner Cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway/Artful Interlude
5pm - 7pm Experience a relaxing 2-hour cruise in elegant surroundings aboard the 117’ yacht, Sundancer. This interlude provides a unique opportunity to meet and greet Guild members in a distinctive setting. The beautifully appointed yacht features a lounge with fireplace, 2 full bars, and an enclosable rear deck. You can look forward to a delicious prime rib dinner. Prepaid reservations limited to 40 Contact Sue Fream
November 2nd-3rd 51st Halifax Art Festival
Beach Street is ready to come alive with tents, music, food, and art. Please ask yourself…”What can I do to help?” and plan to volunteer your time at the 51st Annual Halifax Art Festival. Contact Gloria Keay
November 12 Guild meeting: VOILA!
Yes, your one-of-a-kind photograph or painting can be brought back to life in reproductions virtually undistinguishable from the originals. Giclee Lab will explain the Giclee process and challenge your eyes with the “before and after” reproductions crafted onto museum-quality papers and canvas. Members are invited to bring their artwork or original photos for consultation.
November 14 Festival of Trees Opening Gala
6pm - 9pm Enjoy a sampling of foods from over 20 area restaurants, drink complimentary champagne and enjoy musical entertainment. Join us to stroll through a winter wonderland of professionally decorated holiday trees and wreaths up for bid and don’t forget to shop at our “Holiday Boutique” for smaller trees and swags available for purchase. Contact Carol Ann LaRoza
November 15-30 Festival of Trees
Professionally decorated holiday trees and wreaths are up for viewing and silent bids through the Root Museum at MOAS until the close of the Museum on December 1. Smaller trees and swags will be available in the lobby. Contact Carol Ann LaRoza
November 29 Holidazzle at the Ponce Inlet Women’s Club 3pm–5pm Contact Kay Brawley
December 10 Members Give Back Holiday Celebration
Our annual holiday party will be hosted by Diane Rogers. All we ask is $10 and canned goods to be donated to our county Food Banks. Come prepared to “eat, drink and be merry.” Contact Diane Rogers (Continued on page 30)
The Guild of the Museum of Arts & Sciences would like to thank our many sponsors of the 2013 Children’s Museum Golf Classic. SILVER SPONSOR THE CADDIES OF THE GUILD OF MOAS BRONZE SPONSOR MRS. CHERIE KEEMAR DRIVING RANGE SPONSOR DR. KAY BRAWLEY AND JOHN HAKEMIAN CART SPONSOR NORTHEAST BENEFITS TEE SPONSORS Autism Speaks Team Hunter Acme Trophies Fox Landscaping Cici Brown Chem Dry Safe Ship Rendez-Vous Restaurant Guiseppe’s Pizza Neil Hennessy Consulting Continental Granite and Marble Bill McCabe State Farm Insurance Radiology Associates Energizer Personal Care The Donut Shop
Miss Priss Rod’s Carpet and Tile Gupta Sports and Spine Center Benjamin Butera AIA La Fiesta Restaurant Ben’s Paint Shop Mr. Gary Libby Publix Supermarkets Miracle Ear Orlando Electric Inc. Jon Hall Hyundai Certified Pest Control Lighthouse Financial Planning and Consulting
THANKS TO OUR MANY DONORS Walt Disney World Sweet Pea Vintage and Urban Findings Dr. Kay Brawley and John Hakemian E’lan Salon Antigua Sportswear Daytona Cubs Marilyn Sternberg Marsha Spar Kathy Light Cason Photography Diane’s Rum Cakes and More Pirates Cove Minature Golf Daytona Lagoon Leo and Jeff Mauricio Lighthouse Key LPGA Golf Club Bonefish Restaurant Blue Restaurant Encore Catering Mary Kay Cosmetics Ocean Golf Club Peter’s Wines Pevonia PGA of America Bob Wilson Riverview Spa
Stella & Dot Java Hair MLewis Venetian Bay Golf Club Shear Dimensions Betty’s Restaurant Big Easy Restaurant Hershey’s Ice Cream Patchingtons Oceanside Restaurant Turtle Shack Restaurant Olive Garden Outback Peach Valley Stonewood Cracker Barrel Zappi’s Restaurant Vince Carter’s Restaurant Lee Nails Amaris Salon McCormick & Schmicks Spruce Creek Golf Club Daytona Beach Symphony Spring Island Nails Roseann Magone Lisa Konetsky
January 14 Guild Meeting: Florida History with Humor and Mystery
March 1 Mardi Gras Casino Night
In celebration of Florida’s 500th Birthday, historian/author Marian Tomblin’s historical fiction is turning our state’s unique history, geography and contributions to the arts into a fun, multimedia adventure destined for Florida’s statewide school curriculum.
Come join the Guild of MOAS to celebrate Mardi Gras at the Palmetto Club. Activities include great food selected especially for Mardi Gras, Black Jack, Texas Hold ‘em, Silent Auction, Chinese Auction, dancing to Mr. DJ and many other surprises. Contact George Fortuna
January 17 Wine Tasting hosted in an elegant 1920s Spanish Villa/Artful Interlude
March 11 Guild meeting: Aviators, Engineers and Scientists - Oh My!
5pm-8pm This interlude will feature tastings of South America and Spanish wines from Peter’s Wine Shop, Port Orange with appropriate tapas. A Spanish guitarist will provide music for this event. The Villa Bed and Breakfast, located 1¾ acres in the heart of Daytona is authentically decorated with fine antiques. The three star Frommer-rated inn will include a tour of the beautifully appointed guest rooms and lovely public rooms. Reservations limited to 30 Contact Sue Fream
January 30 Howl at the Full Moon at the MOAS Planetarium
Join us for wine, cheese and a full moon in the Planetarium Contact Diane Rogers
February 11 Guild meeting: Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale Performs
It is our honor to host the University’s premiere performing group and the pride of Daytona Beach. The Chorale has traveled more than a half million miles singing its way throughout the United States and five foreign countries. Do not miss this event!
February 18 Champagne Brunch and Memoir Writing Workshop/Artful Interlude
10am-12:30pm This interlude will be presented in a wonderful Spruce Creek Fly-in home. The interlude will be hosted by the original “Writers of the Lost Art,” a Guildsponsored group begun 6 years ago - an introduction to writing about our lives. The featured workshop will include a discussion of memoir writing and personal reflections. Reservations limited to 16 Contact Dee Lane 30 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE
Who’d expect a group of gifted EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University students to be accomplished a capella singers? Prepare to be surprised and delighted by the four-part harmonies of The ACAFELLAS, whose repertoire spans many genres.
March 22 MOAS 4th Annual Gala Fundraiser Passport to Japan 6pm-9pm At The Shores Resort & Spa Reservations and information at 386.255.0285
April 7 Children’s Museum Golf Classic
Come and “Play for the Kids” at our 4th Annual Children’s Museum Golf Classic. Dust off those clubs and play 9 or 18 holes on a spectacular private golf course at Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club. Contact Mike Armstrong
April 8 1st Annual Garden Party and Luncheon
It’s spring and our Museum courtyard will be bursting with potted seasonal plants, herbs, and flowers to purchase and take home to brighten your outdoors. Indoors in the Museum’s Root Hall, join us for a tasty luncheon, libations and a musical interlude. Remember to wear your spring finery! Contact Kathy Wilson
April 19 Jazz on the River with Ponce Inlet Lions
Join us at the 3rd Annual Jazz Fest on the river in Ponce Inlet. Bring your lounge chairs and blankets and enjoy jazz, food, and arts and craft tables. Contact Kathy Wilson
April 22 Cooking with Mary Maggio/Artful Interlude
5:30pm-7:30pm This experienced, highly praised chef will present a two-course menu of Italian specialties. This interlude will include wine and dinner to enjoy her innovative interesting demonstrated recipes. At the Bayshore Bath and Tennis Club demonstration kitchen. Reservations limited to 15. Contact Sue Fream
May 13 Guild meeting: From Rendering to Reality
Join us for an update on the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art which will house their collection of over 2,600 Florida paintings being donated to MOAS. Cici Brown will join us to update the membership on this exciting building project.
May 20 Lunch at Lilian Place/Artful Interlude
11am-2pm Picture a deli picnic lunch by the river at historic Lilian Place, a wonderful Victorian house - the very first house Daytona beachside home build in 1884. Several fascinating re-enactors will reveal the home’s history and some of the intriguing stories of the original owners, the resident ghost, and the amazing connection to the famous author, Stephen Crane. Contact Sue Fream
If you are not yet a member, I invite you to join. I hope to see you at our September meeting and I will thank you in advance for your support! As Vice President for Fundraising for two years it has been a pleasure working with all the committees. We are a group of active men and women with the same vision, “To increase community awareness and interest in the Museum and its programs, sustain an enthusiastic membership, and strive to ensure the future growth of our Guild.”
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The MOAS Planetarium has been an integral part of our mission to provide captivating science education to thousands of guests for several decades. The planetarium is a highlight of any MOAS visit. Excitingly, this vital aspect of our Museum can now be shared with the surrounding community in a new way.
Go-Domeâ„˘ portable planetarium recently acquired by MOAS
A view from inside the MOAS portable planetarium
... the best part of the experience is the ear-to-ear smiles from the children who enjoy the new MOAS portable planetarium. The inspiration and curiosity we see in their eyes is exactly what we strive for and we hope it is something they will never forget. An ambitious and long-term dream of ours has been to obtain a movable or “portable” planetarium. Such an instrument could be used as an incredibly effective outreach tool to inspire children of all ages with the astronomical wonders of the universe. This lofty dream finally came true through my attendance last summer at the biennial International Planetarium Society Conference. Held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in conjunction with the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, the extraordinary meeting of planetarium professionals (or planetarians) from all around the world provided enriching experiences and useful lessons. I brought back something more than even that – our own portable planetarium.
The Stars Align My memorable time at this international conference was jam-packed with intriguing talks from planetarium leaders, workshop sessions, and a chance to mingle with astronomy educators from all over the world. Equally impressive was the grand exhibition hall of the Baton Rouge River Center which was filled to the brim with blow-up, portable planetarium domes of all sizes and shapes, as well as ongoing demonstrations of innovative new planetarium technologies. On my second busy day at the Conference, I fortunately learned about a drawing for a portable planetarium system from the company, Go-Dome™. Much to my surprise, not many entries were submitted into this drawing, so I decided to throw in my MOAS business card. The winner 34 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE
of the planetarium drawing was to be drawn during the closing award ceremony banquet. Near the finale of the ceremony, a single business card was pulled out of all the submissions and to my astonishment “Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum” and “Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach” was read loudly over the speaker system. I was floored. As if in a dream, I got up and slowly, unbelievingly ambled toward the presentation stage to claim the prize. As the realization of winning our very own portable planetarium struck, I was absolutely ecstatic for the opportunities in store for the Museum. Three weeks after the conference, the planetarium dome as well as the Newtonian™ 2 mirror projection system arrived. These were both graciously donated by Go-Dome™ and valued at close to $15,000. The Museum’s good fortune continued as we also applied for and received a $5,000 grant from the Publix Super Market Charities - monies that could be used for essential equipment needed to operate the portable planetarium system. Seeing this new portable planetarium up and running for the first was truly a spectacular sight. With the use of an industrial blower, the soft fabric dome expands to full capacity, spanning 20 feet in diameter and standing almost 13 feet tall. In the world of portable planetariums, this is considered mid-size. Inside, the Newtonian™ 2 mirror dome system can be set up to hold an HD
projector. The compact Newtonian™ 2 bounces the light from the projector onto a curved mirror which in turn warps and projects the image onto the domed screen. This projection method allows us to display a beautifully digitized night sky, embark on tours through the universe, enjoy full dome animations of the Curiosity Rover landing on Mars and explore breathtaking views from the Hubble Space Telescope. In fact, we are able to project almost any view that we want to present and explore.
Outreach for the Stars A welcome new component of the Museum’s educational outreach programming, the portable planetarium has already been shared with numerous schools (as well as at fairs and festivals) throughout Volusia County and beyond. Thousands of students and families have enjoyed these astronomy shows and we hope to continue to reach out to those who may not be able to make it to the Museum to visit the Planetarium. It was wonderful to win a portable planetarium, receive a generous grant and learn how to use really cool new equipment. However, the best part of the experience is the ear-to-ear smiles from the children who enjoy the new MOAS portable planetarium. The inspiration and curiosity we see in their eyes is exactly what we strive for and we hope it is something they will never forget.
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