Arts on the Horizon

| October 1, 2013

Sarasota Art Highlights for October 
 by Jaye Clements

 

October 9-12:  Ringling International Arts Festival (RIAF)

The Ringling and Baryshnikov Arts Center will present artists from around the world!  Enjoy the arts on the Ringling’s beautiful, 66-acre waterfront estate by the beautiful Sarasota Bay. 

For four days dancers, performers, and musicians from around the world will take their place on stage at the Ringling International Arts Festival.  The event will include after-hours access to the museum’s galleries, jazz concerts by the bay and magnificent sunsets in the James Turrell Joseph’s Coat Skyspace.  Ringling will be filled with performers and entertainment for everyone to enjoy!

Experience Sunset In the Skyspace

The James Turrell Skyspace, Joseph’s Coat, creates an entirely new and distinctly unique sunset experience.  The 3000 square-foot outdoor space features a 24-foot aperture in a 35 foot-high canopy.  Synchronized LED lights change in color, enhancing the color features of the sky.  This high-tech engineered work is sure to delight you with awe inspiring colors.  James Turrell is an internationally renowned artist. 

Oct 10 & 11: Jazz Sunsets on the Bay.  5 to 8pm.  Jazz on the Bay features live music on the lovely Ca’d’Zan promenade.  Refreshments available.

Oct 1 – 27: Witness to War exhibition honoring Veterans at the Ringling Museum.

Photos on display were taken by soldiers during their war experiences, documenting action on the front lines.  The photographs from these personal collections were gifted by veterans offering a historical perspective of WWII servicemen.

Included in the exhibition are photographs from Warren J. and Margot Coville.  Mr. Coville served as part of the U.S. Army Air Force.  He photographed from a B-17, images of dangerous bombing missions over Europe.  The Coville collection includes photos of raids, documenting the life of U.S. Airmen during this time in history.

Other photographs included are on loan from the Institute on World War II and reveal the magnitude of the war, documenting the service of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the European and Pacific areas. These photographs from veterans will be on display alongside well-known war photographers in order to compare iconic historical images to those more personal and seldom seen photos of the sacrifices that these men made for our country.

Oct 1 to Oct 27:

Oct. 8 :   Design vs. Style and other Eames Philosophies  (5:30 – 8:00PM)  

The Sarasota School of Architecture
Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail, FL

Sarasota was and is known for its high concentration of artists, writers, and architects. In the 1950s architects in the area developed styles known as Sarasota School of Architecture or Sarasota Modern. With attention to climate, they developed distinctive open floor plans, use of glass and clean, functional lines, with innovative ventilation systems, large sunshades, oversized sliding glass doors and jalousie windows. Many were built between 1941 and 1966 and remain a defining characteristic of the history of Sarasota.

Grandson, Eames Demetrios takes you behind-the-scenes at the remarkable careers of his grandparents, Mid-Century designers Charles and Ray Eames and their philosophies. A complimentary reception will follow.  For questions call 941.364.2199 or info@saf-srq.org to reserve.

Art after 5” at Ringling every Thursday from 5 to 8pm – Admission $10.

Ringling Underground – First Thursday of every month – Oct. 3 from 8pm to 11pm.  This month will include three great groups on stage: The Other Ryan Willis, RAEF, Bearstronaut.  Admission $10, students $5, local students are free!  Enjoy the block party atmosphere on the grounds at the Ringling!

www.ringling.org

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        Sailor Circus Arena

  • Oct. 4th 7pm & Oct. 5th (2pm & 7pm)  Entertainment for the whole family.Performances will include trapeze, aerial acrobatics, motorcycle stunts, clowns, performing stallions and more.
  • http://circussarasota.org/buy-tickets/

 

  • Oct 5   Croctoberfest at Myakka State Park 11am to 8:30 pm – Live music, beer & fun!

 

The Tropical Conservatory will boast exotic rainforest plants sparkling with semi-precious gems!

Selby’s only public greenhouse will be full of beautiful epiphytes and splendid orchids… 

 Fall Music Series  Every Sunday from 1 to 3pm throughout October.  

Relax under the gorgeous Banyan trees and enjoy music on the lawn.  Bring a blanket or chair. 

Oct 6:  Red, White & Brass: American Salute.  A tribute to veterans!  Admission $5.    www.selby.org/

 811 South Palm Avenue 811 South Palm Avenue

Oct 19  6pm to 8pm – Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy – Season Opening Party!

Pirate or Mermaid attire suggested.  Free!  Discover what's new at the museum!  Light refreshment, free admission & parking.  www.whimsymuseum.org/    Regular Season Hours: Thurs. – Sat. 1 to 4pm.

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October 19th & 20th – Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm – Free!  19th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival
Handmade American fine crafts from over 100 talented artists!  There will be jewelry, pottery, photography, painting, plants, orchids, soaps, freshly popped kettle corn…and more!  Main Street in  Downtown Sarasota.

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Dr. Idol 2013 – Friday, Oct. 25th at the Hyatt in Sarasota – 7pm.

It’s the battle of the bands between local physician musicians.  Let’s rock to help raise funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota.  
For more information call 941.953.1234

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FSU Center for the Performing Arts at the Asolo.  
5555 N Tamiami Trail  Sarasota

October 25 to 27: Theatre of Dreams

Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Choreographed by The Sarasota Ballet  www.sarasotaballet.org/

 

Presented with the Sarasota Orchestra. 

 

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 Crazy for You at the Players Theatre – 10/24 & 10/26 10/29 10/30 & 10/31 at 7:30 and 10/27 at 2pm (musical)
www.theplayers.org/

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So You Think You Can Dance at the Van Wezel! 10/27 at 7pm.

www.vanwezel.org/

 

 

 

 

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