GetShotByElla.com @ Dr. Lou Miele event to benefit Alzheimer’s support

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Dr. Louis Miele, PhD, professor and author and dance choreographer and performer for film The Godfather. Photo courtesy Dr. Lou Miele.

Dr. Louis Miele, PhD, esteemed professor and author AND dance choreographer, Master of Ceremonies, and singer for the 1972 Francis Ford Coppola directed movie The Godfather, co-hosted with the Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, 1600 25th Street, Vero Beach, Florida, the Viva L’Italia, Italian Show, Dinner and Dance on Saturday, January 27, 2018, benefiting the Morning Star Society at http://www.alzheimerconsultant.com/, a member of the National Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and a 501c3.

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Italian singing star Daniela Martino. Photo courtesy Dr. Lou Miele.

A highlight of the event was a performance by Italian singing star Daniela Martino. Born in a village of Gargano, named San Giovanni Rotondo, Martino is presently in the United States entertaining audiences with traditional Southern Italian and folk music, Swing, Latin, Country and Blues numbers. She has become known as the nightingale of Gargano for her compelling and melodic voice. Discover more about Martino at
https://www.instagram.com/daniela_music_martino/ or search @danielamusicmartino on facebook.

The evening was all about Italian American heritage.  Dinner was served and the show and dance will commenced at 6 pm. In addition to Martino’s beautiful voice, radio DJ Gioacchino Jack Di Giorgio made an appearance, and Dr. Lou was on the dance floor with new dances to share.

The event was open to the public.  For information about The Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, FL and upcoming events at the Club call (772) 778-1522.

 

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GetShotByElla.com shares the latest news @ Ivo David fine art studio

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Fine artist Ivo David in front of one of his many works  depicting scenes of Dante’s Divine Comedy at his Florida studio. Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC.

Artist Ivo David is going through a lot of charcoal for his latest project. Mark Holt, senior account manager at ABC Printing in Vero Beach, Florida and his team are assisting the artist with printing. “We have the privilege at ABC Printing to begin helping the Maestro Ivo David to create a digital record of his works depicting the 14th century Italian writer Dante Alighieri’s poem The Divine Comedy. ABC Printing is working with David on reproductions of Inferno, the first 35 images in a three group series of David’s’s charcoal sketches that lead to the creation of one of the most treasured masterpieces from his collection.” says Holt.

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Mark Holt, left. Ivo David right. Photo courtesy ABC Printing

 

 

 

“Religious subjects form the soul of my art,” explains David. Pictured below during a visit to David’s Florida studio is the Reverend Michael Massaro, admiring the artist’s painting Raising of Lazarus, on the left, and looking at several other religious paintings in David’s studio, on the right.

 

The son of Italian Immigrants, from the regions of Naples and Benevento, Reverend Massaro moved to Vero Beach, Florida in 2000, where after serving one year at St. Helen’s Church and twelve years at Holy Cross Church, he commenced his present position ministering to the spiritual needs of parishioners at Saint John of the Cross Church.

“It was an honor to have a surprise visit from the Reverend Massaro in my studio,” says David. “The Father was particularly interested in my religious and Bible subjects, including my new version of  The Last Supper and Raising of Lazarus. Father Massaro is a great and knowledgeable admirer of my art work, as well as an Italian from my same County of origin. We have been good friends for a long time. He is extremely   knowledgeable about the subjects of my religious art and a fine classical adviser in these matters.”IMG_1215 Last Supper Ivo David

David’s detailed sketch of The Last Supper is pictured to the right. To view additional religious sketches by David, see his depictions of 14th century Italian writer Dante Alighieri’s poem The Divine Comedy, including the main religious characters present in Dante’s masterpiece, at the following link:  http://ivodavidfineart.com/DivineComedy.html

Stepping into fine artist Ivo David’s Florida studio, visitors experience an immediate immersion in a rare hue of yellow light, evoking sunshine and the purest gold, a color of hope, radiantly intertwining with a rainbow of colors in numerous paintings, covering walls and neatly stacked, in David’s well kept work space. David uses a unique shade of yellow paint specially blended in Europe for his oil paintings.

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Numerous works fill the well organized Florida studio of fine artist Ivo David. Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC.

A third generation artist, David was born in San Leucio del Sannio, a city in the Province of Benevento in the region of Campania in Italy.  With a paint brush in hand from the time his small fingers could grasp, David’s works have shown internationally and become part of the world’s finest galleries and collections. A world traveler, David resided in New Jersey for many years before moving his studio to Central Florida, after a visit with one of his clients in the Sunshine State.

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Fine artist Ivo David at work in his Florida studio. Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC

David’s lifelong artistic journey is a story that encompasses ultimate highs, youthful rebellion, time in a Franciscan monastery, interactions with master artists, including an artistic debate with Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí  in 1954 when they were exhibiting in Rome, and a share of triumphs and struggles that would fill many books: in fact, they do! David’s work and events have been covered by numerous news media. In 1956, he launched an artistic movement, originating in Europe,  known as the theory of Fusionism 56, detailed in his writing entitled Manifesto of Fusionism56. An accomplished poet, his poems were compiled in the book Memories of an Artist first published in 1994.

 

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Fine artist Ivo David. Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC

Above photos, Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC, depict (left) artist Ivo David in his studio with his book of poems and (right) a shelf filled with a few of many books about his work and his Fusionism 56 artistic movement.

David is a prolific sketch artist and his studio houses stacks of immense pads filled with the detailed drawings that precede each of his paintings.

The moods of David’s works are ever changing. The artist’s sketches and paintings of 14th century Italian writer Dante Alighieri’s poem The Divine Comedy, of Hell,  Purgatory and Paradise, commenced in 1975, encompass a complete scale of chromatic intensity. He weaves pure colors with just the right values of dark and light to create the diverse scenes from Dante’s narrative poem. Very few artists have undertaken the arduous challenge of depicting Dante’s poetic visions of the afterlife, regarded among the world’s greatest literary works. Many of David’s most recent works capture the warmth and light of the tropical landmarks and landscapes near his Florida studio.

In 2017, The Fusionist Art work of Ivo David was a solo exhibition at the Emerson Center Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida. See video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bOzznidgR4

Circle photos above, Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC, show posters advertising recent exhibitions in Florida of artist Ivo David’s fine art.

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Fine artist Ivo David. Photo Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC

For more information about fine artist Ivo David, go to http://ivodavidfineart.com/ or email at IVODAVID53@GMAIL.COM

 

 

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GetShotByElla.com @ Blue Cypress Bluegrass band performance at Marsh Landing Restaurant

IMG_3966 (2)There’s a dark blue alligator shaped cloud looming in the twilight sky over Fellsmere, Florida on a Friday evening. Marsh Landing Restaurant, 44 North Broadway Street, Fellsmere, FL, renowned for both its authentic Florida fare and decor, is filling up fast as it approaches 6:30 pm when the Blue Cypress Bluegrass five piece band begins to play. Consisting of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and upright bass players, this band is the real deal. Fans of grassroots, genuine American bluegrass and classic country are in for a rare night of musical entertainment.

Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Blue Cypress Bluegrass can be heard frequently on Friday nights from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Marsh Landing, no cover charge, but dining reservations are recommended.

For more information about Blue Cypress Bluegrass or their upcoming performances, go to https://www.bluecypressbluegrass.com/ or follow their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/bluecypressbluegrass/about/?ref=page_internal

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GetShotByElla.com sings Wanda’s Karaoke at Vero Beach Italian Club

KaraokeAn array of favorite songs fill the air at The Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, 1600 25th Street, Vero Beach, Florida on a Tuesday evening. Wanda’s Karaoke is in the house and several unsung, but talented and entertaining Florida singers are at the mike.

Aspiring or polished song birds, seeking an outlet to sing, are encouraged to join Wanda’s Karaoke at the Vero Italian Club the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. The event is open to the public and a range of beverages are available for purchase at the club bar.

For more information about Karaoke and other upcoming events at the Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, Florida call (772) 778-1522.

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GetShotByElla.com @ Thana Alexa and The Jordan Thomas Orchestra’s spectacular performance in Vero Beach, FL

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Thana Alexa performs with The Jordan Thomas Orchestra at The Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, 1600 25th Street, Vero Beach, FL, on November 18, 2017. Photo by Shot By Ella Photoart, LLC

 

International vocal artist Thana Alexa was in the house with The Jordan Thomas Orchestra at The Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, 1600 25th Street, Vero Beach, FL, on November 18, 2017. There was not a seat to spare in the Bella Italia Ballroom at the club for the sold out Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, First Lady of Song, honoring the 100 year anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth in 1917. Like the Fitzgerald recorded song “Too Darn Hot” (from the 1956 album “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook”) sung by Alexa during the evening, this performance was a blazing ray of sunshine that left the audience uplifted and inspired. All positives were heard as guests took their time leaving the premises at the end of the show, many making an effort to express appreciation to the phenomenal vocalist, as well as to conductor Jordan Thomas and his talented orchestra members.

 

For information about upcoming events at the Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach or to inquire about membership, call (772) 778-1522.

 

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Acting Star Tony Darrow and celebrated tenor Frank Tenaglia perform at Vero Beach, FL Italian Club

 

Goodfellas 2Two renowned stars alighted in Vero Beach, FL! Screen, television and night club actor and singer Tony Darrow, an original cast member of the Goodfellas film directed by Martin Scorsese, and acclaimed tenor Frank Tenaglia appeared in Goodfellas Night at the Opera at The Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, 1600 25th Street, Vero Beach, FL on December 2, 2017.

GoodfellasDarrow’s character in the Goodfellas film was Sonny Bunz, owner of the Bamboo Lounge. Darrow is also well known for his role as Larry Barese in the hit television show The Sopranos.  An accomplished night club singer, Darrow frequently performs in premier clubs in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

Philadelphia native Tenaglia, the recipient of numerous accolades and ovations for his performances and exceptional tenor voice, paid tribute to Italian American tenor and actor Mario Lanza, a top grossing film star, million selling hit singer, and Academy Award nominee with the Metro Goldwyn Mayer studio in the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Doors opened at 4:00 pm with a variety of cocktails for sale in the club bar and a varied menu of classic Italian fare for purchase from the Bella Italia dining room. The show commenced at 7:30 pm.

For information about upcoming events at The Italian American Civic Association of Vero Beach, call (772) 778-1522.

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Growing Healthy Kids presented The Art of Healthy Living with Rock Painting and Healthy Snacks

IMG_2257 (2)The Art of Healthy Living, a class for adults, featuring rock painting and healthy snacks, was featured at Raven Nest Design pop-up gallery in Sebastian, Florida on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

The class was held from 10:30 am until 12 pm. Participants sampled heart healthy snacks and art materials were included. The fee for the class was $15, payable to Growing Healthy Kids, Inc. Proceeds from the class benefited the Growing Healthy Kids non-profit organization’s workshops at schools and children’s non-profits that inform kids and parents about how to make healthy food choices.

Ella Chabot, Florida artist and GetShotByElla.com creator, partnered with Nancy Heinrich, M.P.H., non-profit Growing Healthy Kids, Inc. wellness architect, in presenting The Art of Healthy Living.

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Nancy Heinrich Growing Healthy Kids INC

Chabot  conducted a rock painting workshop focused on sea turtles. The project was designed to encourage self-expression and immersing in the creative process.  Chabot, a multiple media artist, photographer, and former children’s art director, was on exhibit at the former Raven Nest Design gallery and offered painting tips and guidance to participants.

Heinrich shared garden based snacks and food advice aimed to lower blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and weight.

For information on future The Art of Healthy Living workshops contact Heinrich at growinghealthykidsnow@gmail.com

Growing Healthy Kids, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to improve the health of children. For more information: http://www.growinghealthykids.blogspot.com

 

 

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