Escape to Create Celebrates 23rd Season of Artists and Performances

January 8, 2014 by Teresa Lischka

Seaside’s Escape To Create artist residency launches its 23rd season with the arrival of six artists selected from an international pool of applicants for the renowned creative retreat.

The only artist residency of its kind in the Florida Gulf Region, "E2C" and the community of Seaside have welcomed artists to Scenic 30A since 1993. Drawing audiences from throughout the southeast, a variety of cultural programs showcasing the multi-disciplinary artists are offered throughout this January and February.

The 2014 performance season opens on Saturday, January 11th at 7:30 pm at Seaside RepertoryTheatre with a program featuring an artistic pairing of international art + environmental journalism.

Multi-media artist and photographic journalist Jenny Krasner has documented the cross-cultural clashes inherent in globalization throughout China, India, and Thialand. Currently shooting at the Pushkar Camel Fair in Cambodia, Krasner will present her pictorial and creative new world, Made In China.

Award winning environmental journalist Cynthia Barnett addresses the #1 environmental concern of most Americans: WATER. In her presentation, Blue Revolution: A Water Ethic for America and Florida, Barnett outlines an efficient and proven shared water ethic as practiced by communities from San Antonio to Singapore. 

Multi-media artist and photographic journalist Jenny Krasner

Schedule of E2C performances coming in January and February:

Jan 11: art | ideas

Photography and mixed-­‐media works by artist Jenny Krasner expose social and environmental issues underlying the rapid modernization of China. Awarded journalist and author Cynthia Barnett explains how fresh water sources are vanishing and what we can do about it in Blue Revolution: A Water Ethic for America and Florida. Tickets $25, 7:30 pm at Seaside Meeting Hall Theater.

Jan 23: film

Filmaker Elam Stoltzfus screens his stunning cinematic journey through the proposed Florida Wildlife Corridor in a trek from the southern tip of the Everglades to the northern edge of the great Okefenokee Forest with a special preview of his 30A Dune Lakes documentary. $10 donation is suggested, 7:30 pm at Seaside Meeting Hall Theater.

Jan 25: magic | music

An unforgettable evening with master illusionist Jeanette Andrews, praised in national media for her inspired "magic for the twenty-first century". Groove to the jazz and tango-inspired rhythms of celebrated Kansas City pianist Mark Lowrey in a captivating performance of original compositions and beloved standards. Tickets $25, 7:30 pm at Seaside Meeting Hall Theater.

Jan 30: music

Granville Automatic returns from their national tour documenting endangered Civil War batlefields in video and original songs of perseverance and los. Recording artist, author and singer-songwriter Tommy Womack's searing lyrics and bluesy rock/country-folk music have earned the Nashville favorite multiple awards. Tickets $25, 7:30 pm at Seaside Meeting Hall Theater. 

Feb 15: drama | music

Celebrate the season of romance with our second annual Valentine to 30A. Seaside Repertory Theatre actors bring heart and soul to the most loveable lines written for stage. Enjoy the sultry vocals and smart, sexy lyrics of awarded singer-songwriter Lisa McCormick. Tickets $25, 7:30 pm at Seaside Meeting Hall Theater.

Feb 22: drama

Compelling drama with acclaimed playwright Kevin Doyle and Shakespearean actor Alan Tilson. Doyle's multi-faceted characters spring to life in animated readings and Tilson's powerful monologue Poor Lear portrays Shakespeare's tragic king in a contemporary setting. Tickets $25, 7:30 pm at Seaside Meeting Hall Theater.

Tickets for all performances are available online at Seaside Repertory Theatre website or by calling The REP at 850-231-0733. Tickets can also be purchased at Amavida coffee locations in Seaside and Rosemary Beach.

Come out during this winter season to take part in several evenings of art, ideas, drama, film, magic and music in the intimate Seaside Repertory Theater setting in Seaside, Florida. Thanks to Escape to Create artists, authors, filmmakers, playwrights, and musicians for bringing a little magic to the South Walton community. 

For more information about Escape to Create in Seaside, Florida: Groups + Orgs | Escape to Create
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A Birmingham native, Teresa could never get enough of the beach so she moved to SoWal as soon as she could. She loves sharing all things SoWal with the world.

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