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Tag: Sarasota Artists

The Botanical Mastery of O M Braida

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 Read More

Legacy of Valor Films

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 Read More

A DREAM LAST NIGHT to be filmed in Southwest Florida

By Diana Colson Independent film producer K.C. Schulberg recently addressed a group of film enthusiasts at a Sarasota Film Commission Mixer. Jeanne Corcoran, Director of the Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office, had invited this third generation film executive to Read More

Arts on the Horizon!

By Jaye Clements Another month of great line-ups.  See what’s in store for April…     April 1 @ 8pm – at the Van Wezel – Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual with Paul Ford on Piano.  http://www.vanwezel.org/ …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… April 1 to Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight?

An interview with Derek Decesare by Mike Sales When I came to Siesta Key for the first time; I naturally gravitated to the village and wound up at SKOB, where I found an open air party on the porch, bustling Read More

THE DRAMATIC WORLD OF JACK GILHOOLEY

By Diana Colson  A gifted and prolific playwright lives in our midst. Jack Gilhooley has been the recipient of dozens of grants, awards, staged productions and readings of his work not only in the United States but also in Scotland, Read More

Arts on the Horizon

By Jaye Clements March is filled with concerts, art exhibits, plays, and celebrity entertainers.  With so much to see be sure to take in some of the wonderful entertainment available.   Below are some highlights of what’s coming on the horizon. Mar 1, Read More

Arts on the Horizon

By Jaye Clements Something new at the Ringling Every Friday and Saturday, 10:30am to noon – Garden tours at the Bayfront Gardens.  A guided tour of the incredible grounds at the Ringling!  You’ll learn about their interesting living collections.  Wear comfortable shoes, the Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight?

An interview with “Democracy” lead singer Damie Caines by Mike Sales About six or seven years ago, when I was still fairly new to the area, I’d met up with some of my restaurant friends on Anna Maria Island, after Read More