Arts on the Horizon

| September 1, 2013

…The Place for Upcoming Arts in Sarasota! 
By Jaye Clements

Have you seen The Dougherty Sculpture that rests whimsically upon the beautiful lawn in front of the old Sarasota High School?  It is an interesting work of art, by visiting artist, Patrick Dougherty and participating volunteers from our area.  The stickwork sculpture is called, "Out in Front," and was named the “Best New Work of Art” in Sarasota.  This thought-provoking formation is open to the public and free of charge.  Dougherty is from NC and has a love of nature.  He has created more than 235 sculptures.

The historic SHS stands where the much anticipated home of the Sarasota Museum of Art (SMOA) and Ringling College of Visual Arts Education Center will be.  The plan for this building is to be a hub of creativity for artists and those who enjoy the arts.  This project will allow our community to experience art on many levels.  The first floor will hold Ringling College Continuing Studies and Special Programs.  Here students will have the opportunity to learn many different forms of art, from distinguished faculty.  The second floor will house SMOA, and include art galleries and exhibits of well-known and emerging artists.  There will be an enclosed glass bridge overlooking the first floor that will allow visitors to watch the artists create.  The third floor will have more artists in the process of creating works of art.   People will be able to interact with the artists, ask questions and discover their interpretation of the artwork.

They have raised a whopping $16,428,683.85 (nearly 75%) of the $22 million goal!  With just over 5.5 million more to go, art fans can almost see the finish line!  SMOA is noted as Imagination in Action!  The building will house modern and contemporary art, and will have on display innovative and compelling visual art…  The museum will feature dynamic exhibitions, educational programs and outreach programs to promote creativity and community involvement.  SMOA intends to inspire, educate and engage people of all ages.  Included in the 57,000 square foot landmark building will be a 110 seat auditorium, sculpture court, indoor/outdoor café, classrooms, studios and meeting areas.

This arts education center and museum will be an extraordinary asset for our artsy community!

www.sarasotamuseumofart.org  Sarasota Museum of Art (SMOA) – smoa@ringling.edu

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Diana Ross Live!  At the Van Wezel.

A True Legend…

Diana Ross has had a career that has spanned four decades.  She has made an impact on pop- culture and is a top performer in the entertainment industry.  She has had many honors and awards as a singer, actress, and author.  She has been on the cover of countless magazines and sold millions of records with multiple #1 hits.   From the 1960’s she has been in the limelight…

Ross was born on March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan.   Many know her from the 1960s R&B and pop trio, the Supremes (later named, Diana Ross and the Supremes).  The trio made 12 number one hits, including "Stop! In the Name of Love" (65) and "Someday We Will Be Together" (69).  She left the trio in 1969 and the following year hit the charts with her solo "Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."  Ross began appearing in films like “Lady Sings the Blues” and was nominated for Best Actress.  She went on to star in more films in the 70’s.  In 1980, she released a new solo album with the hits “Upside Down” and I’m Coming Out.”  She continued to perform her music well into the 90’s. She made it to the small screen and starring roles in television movies.  She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and continues to wow her fans to date!  Hope you enjoy her performance at the Van Wezel!

Wednesday 11 September 2013 at 8pm – http://www.vanwezel.org

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Summer Showcase of Art – through September at the Dabbert Gallery.  Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 5pm.  The exhibit features a photographer, printmaker, pastel artist, sculptors and painters. 76 S. Palm Ave.  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Continuing in September to November 17th – Batiks Botánicos: Viva Florida by artist Angela Maria Isaza
(from Columbia) at Selby’s Museum of Botany & the Arts – The artist uses a painting technique that originated in Java.  It’s a process that uses wax, dyes, and natural fiber cloth.  She uses creative brushstrokes of dyes on cotton canvases and wax, which is later removed by ironing.  With this year’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s arrival on Florida’s coast, “Batiks Botánicos: Viva Florida” highlights many plants that are found growing in Florida, Colombia and Spain.  What better place than Selby for inspiration!  Angela Maria Isaza has a studio in Bogotá and has frequented Sarasota with many successful exhibits at Selby Gardens.

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9/1/13 at 8pm Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe FL presents “Sammy” Tonight!

Cost is $29.50 http://www.wbttsrq.org/

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Sept 6 at 6pm Music on Main, Lakewood Ranch Main Street – Free!

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Arts & Cultural Alliance

Play with Clay – Family Fun! 9/10/13 through 10/1 Tuesdays, 3pm to 5pm cost is $60 for one adult & one child.  Call (941) 474-5548 for more information.
 

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Steel Magnolias at the Players Theatre

Sept 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, at 7:30 PM cost is $25. & Sept 22-26th & Sept 29th at 2pm – $25.

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Friday Fest at Van Wezel – One Night Rodeo

9/20/2013 5:00 PM – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall – Free!

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Sarasota Orchestra presents Song Fest 2: Night Music

9/20/2013 5:30 PM – Holley Hall at Symphony Center

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