Creative Happiness Institute and Taylor and Seale Publishing, together with thirty-six writers, artists and musicians, will present the annual BAMFest Daytona (Books, Art, Music) Festival, to be held on November 10, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Port Orange-South Daytona Chamber of Commerce Building, 3431 S. Ridgewood Avenue in Port Orange.
The event, made possible in part by funding from the Cultural Council of Volusia County, is open free to the public. This year will honor two prominent arts-and-culture administrators. Stephanie Mason-Teague is a founder and former CEO of Cinematique, and is now the Director of Development for the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach. Joseph Cavanaugh was an officer and then President of the Florida State Poetry Association, and now is a Vice President of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. The honorees will be brought to the stage at 6:30 p.m. when friends and officials will recap their careers and make presentations.
The festival, in its third year, seeks to showcase Volusia County as a vibrant arts community. Artists from The Hub in New Smyrna Beach include Renee Lewis, Oralba Valera-Smith, and Pamela Ramey Tatum. Several Florida presses—Writers Ink Press, CHB Media, and Taylor and Seale—will feature their titles. Local authors will offer their works to the public including novelist Jeanelle Brown, as well as author and playwright couple Veronica and Robert Hart. Among the musicians will be harpist Melody Anglin.
There will be special performances every half hour throughout the festival in addition to books, art and music for sale. For more information email MaryCustureri@aol.com, or call David B. Axelrod, director of Creative Happiness Institute, 386-337-4567. Weblink: http://www.creativehappiness.org/2016/10/16/bamfest-daytona/