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Sharon Harris


Poured art, photography and live theater are on tap at the Art Center of Citrus County during October.

The hilarious farce “Loves, Lies and the Doctor’s Dilemma” will close a three weekend run on Sunday. Performances of the play are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and then Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Tickets are available, but seating is limited for this final weekend.

On Monday, Oct. 7, the Camera Club will hold its first competition of this season. The competition is open, meaning there is no restriction on the subject of the photographs. The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the competition begins at 7. There will be great photographs on display during this competition.

At the monthly Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, Oct. 8, artist Donna Harms will conduct a workshop on poured acrylic painting. Poured acrylics can create marbleized effects and rich colored glazes and add fun to the painting process.

There will be a light lunch at 1 p.m. with the workshop starting immediately after lunch. There is a suggested donation of $5 for Art Center members and $10 for guests. There is a charge of $5 for materials for those who want to participate in the workshop.

Later in the month, artists are invited to submit artwork for the second judged art exhibition of the season. The artwork will be received at the Art Center on Oct. 30 and the exhibition will open on Friday, Nov. 1, the night the second play of this season opens.

“The Game’s Afoot” is a mystery/comedy set in Connecticut’s Gillette Castle, which was built by the former actor William Gillette who became wealthy by writing a play about Sherlock Holmes and then starring in the play for more than 20 years as Holmes.

The play takes place on Christmas eve, only two weeks after someone tried to kill Gillette as he was taking a curtain call after the final performance of the play on the New York stage. Gillette brings together cast members of the Holmes play and theater critic Daria Chase in an effort to flush out who might have tried to kill him, but things take a sinister turn with an unexpected death. The play will run for three weekends from Nov. 1-17.

For a host of art opportunities plan to participate in the activities at the Art Center in Citrus Hills. For more information visit our website and to register call the box office at 352-746-7606.

Sharon Harris is an artist, art teacher, play director, actor, former president of the Art Center and current president of the Ocala Art Group and public relations director of Acrylic Painters USA.

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