Arts & Culture

Arts Notes

'Broad Strokes' featured in Long Beach on Friday

The Coast Episcopal School, Gail Keenan Art Center, 5065 Espy Ave., Long Beach, will host an art reception titled "Broad Strokes" with Carol Leake and Joey Rice on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. New Orleans artist Leake is known for her figurative watercolors, landscapes in oil and depictions of Mardi Gras. Rice is a paper artist that will feature work from "The Cloudscape Series." The "Broad Strokes" exhibit will be on display through May 13. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturday and Sunday. Details: 452-9442.

Wheel-throwing workshop is coming to Ohr-O'Keefe

The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, will offer a Stretching with Technique Workshop with Steve Loucks and Lynnette Hesser at 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and April 17. This workshop is a part of the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art's Becky Feder Workshop Series and is designed for ages 16 and older. Hesser and Loucks will demonstrate wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. Students will alter, assemble and embellish clay plates using the wheel.

The artist exhibition reception and slide presentation will be 5:30 p.m. Friday. The artwork will be on display from May 3. The cost is $200 for nonmembers and $180 for members. Class size is limited to 25. Details: 374-5547.

Arts by the Sea set for April 15-17 in Gulfport

St. Peters by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 1909 15th Ave., Gulfport, will host the Spring Arts by the Sea Exhibition Sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be an artist reception on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will be from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday,10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on April 17.

Pottery, paintings, photography, sculptures, art glass, note cards, ornaments, jewelry, artisan soap and more will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Details: 760-0179.

Christian Collegiate will present "Willy Wonka"

Christian Collegiate Academy's Elementary Drama Team will present "Willy Wonka" on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in the school office. Christian Collegiate Academy is located at 12200 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Details: 832-4585.

Amour Danzar will host classes, workshops

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport, will host a variety of classes and workshops. Programs include 45-minute dance lessons with Al De Salvo, country-dance series and West Coast Swing and Tucks and Turns with John Malone.

Ages, schedules and costs vary for each program. Private lessons are available with some classes. Details: 233-5930 or 324-3730.

Auditions for 'Shrek' in Gulfport start Monday

Auditions for "Shrek--The Musical" will be held by Downstage Productions on Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at 3450 Giles Road, Gulfport. Auditionees should be prepared for a one-minute audition song and a short dance.