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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Why go to a museum?      Well, probably for as many reasons as there are works of art on display – paintings, sculptures, wall hangings, etc. But, of course, going to a museum entails a great deal of effort – finding a large block of time, putting on your museum shoes […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore How do we know hurricane season is over?      One indicator is when the Snowbirds start winging their way south. And how can we forecast when this will begin to happen? Why, when we see that the first Masterworks concert of the season is to be performed by the Sarasota Orchestra. […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

September 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore How do you pronounce RIAF?    The Ringling International Arts Festival (RIAF) has been an evolving thing. “Evolving” as in something continually changing. “Thing” as in we don’t always know what to make of it. And that is a good thing. What we do know is that it is always in October and […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Thanksgiving in August      The pilgrims arrived in the land of the Wampanoag and Mahigan on November 9th, 1620 after leaving England on September 6th. They were probably buying supplies in August of that year, but those free market acquisition activities are not what we are celebrating. The pilgrims that settled in America were […]

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Absolute Brightness

Arts on the Horizon

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore George Orwell’s Newspeak      In Orwell’s novel, 1984, “blackwhite”  referred to the usage of a word with the understanding that it meant its opposite. Thus, when the leaders spoke of peace, everyone understood them to mean war, and it is sometimes the same with theater. When one says Absolute Brightness everyone […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore When is 13 a lucky number?  When it’s June in Sarasota, that’s when. Spring is turning into summer and the Sarasota Music Festival is turning in a stellar series of 13 performances at the Sarasota Opera House and Holly Hall. Composers, they have a few – from the well known to the […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore The Hurricane that missed Sarasota      Hurricane season is June – November, and October is one of the season’s peak months. The areas affected include the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. The storms usually form off the southern edge of Africa and are driven west as far as […]

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Carle Mayle - Losing his marbles

Arts on the Horizon

January 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Transition   Noun: the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. synonums: change, passage, move, transformation, metamorphosis, alteration, etc. Painting material and a painting are things that are static, they are not things in transition. While they are the “before” and the “after”, they are certainly not […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore How old does New Music have to be to no longer be new?      Have you ever been to Berlin? Were you there in 1912? Bummer, as you missed the premiere of Arnold Schoenberg’s tour de force Pierrot Lunaire, which was a resounding success. But not to worry, it still sounds […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Still circling, in a roundabout way Our fair city has recently put out a national call to artists for the placement of a sculpture at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Ringling Blvd. This is part of an ongoing effort to put art within the 16 proposed roundabouts that will be built […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Sarasota incubator The world premiere of the musical 1776 (actually a remake of the 1997 original, but who’s counting) was held in Sarasota back in 2012. Not just that it opened here, but that this version was developed locally at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and went on for a try on Broadway. […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Round and round we go Like death and taxes, roundabouts seem to be in our future. Yes, we have a few now, but the city has plans for 16 more. While we may wish to scream and shout (or applaud and give thanks) we all will have to deal with them. Music […]

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