Tag: "Sarasota Artists"

Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

An interview with Rodney Shenk by Mike Sales One of the cool things about writing this article is that it requires me to seek out musicians to write about. I wind up listening to and learning about artists who play when I do and would otherwise never hit my radar. So, when a customer came […]

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Arts on the Horizon!

Arts on the Horizon!

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

It’s all about the Arts in SRQ! February 1 to February 14 – Soul Mates – A Journey to Hitsville at the Florida Studio Theatre.  www.floridastudiotheatre.org February 1 through Feb 25 –  Living on Love at the Asolo.  www.asolorep.org February 1 through March 19 – Aidi – at the Sarasota Opera House.  www.tickets.sarasotaopera.org  February 1 […]

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Siesta Key Artist, Jan Metzler

Siesta Key Artist, Jan Metzler

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson  Artist Jan Metzler and her husband, Don, have been Siesta Key residents for 27 years. Early in her career, she focused on entering juried art festivals. This focus has allowed her to make an excellent living doing what she loved, which is painting in oils, and later in watercolors. A native of […]

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The World of Bix Mannion

The World of Bix Mannion

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Bix Mannion is a contemporary impressionist painter who focuses on the portrait, the figure and its relationship to its environment. Born in 1960, his background is unique. Bix tells the story in his own words: “I was born on the Mainline of Philadelphia, where my entire family was involved in both business and […]

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Carla's Clay

Carla’s Clay

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Carla O’Brien is a gifted clay artist. She creates lovely utilitarian pottery—bowls casseroles, goblets and the like. She also creates whimsical, sculptural forms— pieces that bring a smile to one’s face. Besides throwing, firing and glazing her own beautiful work, she is a master teacher, conducting classes for all ages at her […]

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Arts on the Horizon!

Arts on the Horizon!

July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

by Jaye Clements July is full of summertime fun! But, I’m sure you’ll be looking for a place to wind down after a day at the beach!  Here are some places to cool off, and enjoy the artsy Sarasota lifestyle… July 1 to July 6 – At the Hop – Florida Studio Theatre – A […]

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Dennis Kowal— American Sculptor

Dennis Kowal— American Sculptor

July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Dennis Kowal was born and raised in Chicago. As a child, he remembers sitting in the Music Box Theatre watching a movie. When the newsreel came on, exposing the audience to the first atomic bomb tests, the boy was so horrified that he hid beneath the seats. The experience so terrified him […]

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got sand?  Pile it, Pound it, Sculpt it

got sand? Pile it, Pound it, Sculpt it

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Brian Wigglesworth This November 14-17th twenty-four of the most talented sculptors from around the globe will gather on Siesta Key Beach to create large works of art made entirely out of sand and water, to compete in the 5th annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition. As a ‘Master’ sand sculptor myself, […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight

Who’s Playing Tonight

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Ari By Mike Sales One night, about three years ago, I’d just sat down to have coffee with a group of friends and was settling into what was bound to be the usual conversation, when an electric personality came bounding in, sat down and proceeded to light up the room. I’d heard […]

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Arts on the Horizon!

Arts on the Horizon!

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Jaye Clements Summer is finally here, the kids are out of school!  What to do, what to do?  Here are a few suggestions for entertainment this month… June 1 to 21 – Sarasota Orchestra presents the Sarasota Music Festival. You’ll enjoy the best of the best upcoming young musicians from around the world. http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/concerts?view=events&ohanah_category_id=7 […]

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The Botanical Mastery of O M Braida

The Botanical Mastery of O M Braida

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson An amazing Botanical artist lives in our midst. Her name is Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano, and her elegant works hang in major collections and museums, to great critical acclaim. She is not only an exquisite artist; she is a greatly respected teacher. The creation of Botanical Art is both detailed and meticulous, and […]

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Legacy of Valor Films

Legacy of Valor Films

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson The Sarasota Film Festival provided audiences with amazing windows into the world. Especially remarkable were the LEGACY OF VALOR films presented in partnership with the Patterson Foundation. LEGACY OF VALOR proved to be an unforgettable program of films examining the combat and post-combat experiences of American soldiers from WWI through Iraq and […]

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