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April 26, 2013

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Disney Music and Comic Illustration combine for an evening at the UF Cultural Plaza on May 10

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The Gainesville Orchestra and the Harn Museum of Art will present an evening of art demonstrations and music featuring animation and honoring the musical scores from Disney films on Friday, May 10.

“Around the World with Disney” performed by the Gainesville Orchestra will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. This performance will include a musical journey to far off places visited through Disney-animated films such as “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins,” “Aladdin,” “Hercules” and “Tarzan.” Musical scores from these films and others will be performed with animated images displayed behind the performers. Tickets are $35 for general admission, $25 for seniors 65 and older, and $15 for UF students and children under 12. Tickets may be purchased at www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

Prior to the performance will be an illustrator demonstration and activity at the Harn Museum of Art from 5 to 7 p.m. Watch characters come to life under the pens of the Sequential Artists Workshop illustrators, a Gainesville non-profit organization dedicated to the prosperity and promotion of comic art and artists. These nationally-known artists and instructors will also lead children in the development and drawing of their own characters. This event at the Harn Museum is free and open to the public.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to dine in the Camellia Court Café, located in the Harn Museum of Art, from 5 to 7 p.m. on this evening. The café offers salads, sandwiches and soups, as well as kid-friendly options. Reservations are recommended and are available at 352.392.3463.

About the Gainesville Orchestra
The Gainesville Orchestra’s mission to entertain, enrich and educate a diverse and broad-based audience through the presentation of quality programs in traditional and contemporary repertoire is as pertinent today as it was in our first season, 30 years ago. Music nourishes our souls, comforts our spirits and provides unique opportunities for us to come together.

About the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Founded in 1990, the Harn Museum of Art is an integral part of the University of Florida. The Harn contributes to an interconnected, international community by integrating the arts and culture into curricula throughout the university’s system of colleges and centers. Its holdings include more than 9,000 works in five main collecting areas: Asian art, African art, photography, modern art of the Americas and Europe, and international contemporary art. In addition to rotating installations drawn from its permanent collection, the Harn organizes traveling exhibitions, public lectures, panel discussions, academic symposia and educational programs for adults, students and children.

The Harn Museum, at Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road in Gainesville, Fla., is part of the University of Florida’s Cultural Plaza, which is also home to the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is open until 9 p.m. the second Thursday of every month for Museum Nights. The Camellia Court Café is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 352-392-9826 or visit www.harn.ufl.edu.


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Media contacts :
Tami Wroath
Harn Museum of Art
twroath@harn.ufl.edu
(352) 392-9826 x2116





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