Boston Museum of Fine Arts Show

Titian's "Flora"

Here's an exhibition which just might make a summer trip to Boston worthwhile. The Museum of Fine Arts has a show entitled Titian, Tintoretto &Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice. Besides practice, practice, practice (and a good teacher), being able to see these Master's 54 paintings up close must be a learning experience unlike any other.

Speaking of learning by observing, we went to a musical/art event at the "The White House," across the street from my old alma mater Boone High School. The owners of the house, Benoit Glazer, Conductor at La Nouba of Cirque du Soleil fame, and his wife, Elaine, generously open their home to the community on a regular basis to host concerts by local musicians, side by side with an artist demonstration. They've built a stunning theatrical environment for these events, with top of the line sound and lighting (how I wish I had brought my camera!) And the nibbles are pretty good too (everyone brings a bottle of wine and a favorite delicacy.) My teacher at Maitland Art Center, Patrick McGrath Muniz, was the featured visual artist, along with Christopher Belt and his friends who performed a classical guitar recital. I must say I learned a lot just by watching Patrick paint for almost two hours while that divine concert was performed. All in all, it was a nice end to the weekend. Orlando is fortunate to have generous individuals like the Glazers' and others promoting the arts.

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