76 S. Palm Ave, Sarasota
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Opening with Artists Reception
Friday, March 7, 2014 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm
The exhibit runs through March 31, 2014
Sunlight. It is the engine that drives the paintings of James Griffin. His work is at once classic and up-to-the minute in its focus, moving between vivid realistic depictions of sunlit streets, to rhythmic compositions that include abstraction in a fascinating painterly dance.
Sometimes the light in his images is intense, with strong definition between areas of sun and shade, at other times it is the softest glow of the post-sunset evening, washing everything with gold. But always it is the sunlight that seduces this artist.
Ed Smith Stadium
The Orioles will have the first home game of their spring training season against the Toronto Blue Jays on the first of March. This will be the Orioles’ fifth season training in Sarasota, and their fourth season in the Ed Smith Stadium where they will be playing fifteen games total this year. In addition to the season plans and group tickets available with the Orioles Spring Training Office (941-893-6300), a Spring Training Travel Package has been created that includes hotel reservations, rental car options, game tickets, and optional airfare through Southwest Airlines. For more information or to purchase this package go to www.orioles.com/springtravel or call 1-800-892-7687.
Art Center Sarasota wins WEDU "Be More" Award
On February 20, Art Center Sarasota was presented with the WEDU
"Be More Enriched" award at a televised banquet in Tampa. We are so proud that the center has been recognized for what it provides to the community. A big thank you to the staff, volunteers and everyone who participates at the center for helping us make this possible.
Be More Enriched Arts & Culture Award This award recognizes culturally-based organizations that contribute to the spirit of adventure and exploration through education in the arts and culture by creating an exciting and engaging museum experience to visitors.
4-part Lecture Series by Kevin Costello | Modern Dreams:The Influence of Freud on 20th Century Art
Thursday, February 27
$8 Members/ $10 non-members
This series will examine the Freudian insight with the intent of providing greater understanding of 20th century art movements such as Symbolism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. The works of artists Max Ernst, Giorgio de Chirico, Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dali and others will be discussed.
Art Center Sarasota presents
Save the Date...
March 28, 2014
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
Art Center Sarasota's must-see runway extravaganza showcasing the inspired results of area artists who create fashion using unconventional materials.
Join us for dinner and the runway show plus a boutique, silent auction and entertainment.
Hosted this year by Lorenzo Hubbard, award winning Designer, Television Personality & Motivational Speaker (host of iconcept 2010) and the Observer's Arts Writer, the very talented Mallory Gnaegy. Guests will be entertained by Fuzion Dance with selections from Dance Couture: Art Meets Dance
with costumes designed by iconcept artists. Call 941-365-2032 for more info
Reserve your Table or Dinner seat for the Event!
Tickets on sale now at www.artsarasota.org/iconcept
(General Admission seating on sale March 1)
Sign up for all workshops: www.artsarasota.org/workshops
or call 941-365-2032
Fun with Sumi-e Painting Keiko Romerstein
February 25-26, 2014 |10:00am - 4:00pm
Paper Arts Week with Sandy Frick, Elaine Cunningham, Elizabeth Hillmann, Judy Just, Cheryl Martin, Marge Schemanski, Linda Sharp, & Lynn Webster
Monday-Friday, Mar 10-14, 2014 5 days of papermaking, printmaking, collage, & book arts!
Watercolor Pouring and Blending
Lian Quan Zhen
March 17-19, 2014 | 9:30am - 4:00pm
Zhen Artist Demo: Sunday, March 16, 1-3pm, $20m/25nm
Chaos to Order: A Recipe for Success Kathleen Conover
March 24-27, 2014 | 9:00am - 4:00pm All Levels | $425m/$465nm
Conover Artist demo: Sunday, March 23,1-3pm, $20m/$25nm
This is your opportunity to paint experimentally and free, creating "chaos", plus engage mindful finishing with compositional "order" to produce powerful paintings.
CLASSES- See the full class schedule and register at: www.artsarasota.org/classes call 941-365-2032 for more info or assistance
Creative Kids Art Class
Drop-in Art Class
Every Saturday afternoon!
Drop off 1pm | Pick up 4pm | Ages 6-12
Daily fee per child: $20m/ $25nm
($5 sibling discount) More info
Please call: 941-365-2032
Look for Art Center Sarasota at Springfest, March 1 and Phillipi Creek Farmers market on March 12
Parents: Summer Camp starts June 9, 2014 Registration begins NOW!
Call 941-365-2032 to get the weeks you want before they are sold out
Weekly sessions beginning June 9, 2014
Monday-Friday 9:30am- 3pm | Ages 6-14
Before and after-care available at no extra cost
ACS members $195/wk Non-member $245/wk
$15 discount for additional child(ren) ($25 student memberships available to receive member price)
Fees include all supplies and a camp t-shirt!
Art Center Sarasota could not be so wonderful without the help of our dedicated volunteers.
Be one of the team- all talent is appreciated! We need: Garden Help- clean up on a weekly basis and more... Please contact Karen at 941-365-2032 or For more information
Join Art Center Sarasota
to receive discounts on services, support the programs and keep the center open to the public with no admission fees.
Events coming up
Kevin Costello Lecture
Classes & Workshops
Creative Kids & Camp
Call to Artists
Theatre of the Mind
Da Vinci Tour
Last week of the exhibition...
Reminder: Pick up Sat March 1 for "Breaking Tradition"
Call to Artists for "One World"
An Open, All Media, Juried Exhibition
March 13- April 25
Kristin DuFrain, Curator/Registrar at GraphicStudio at USF, Tampa
Any subject matter and material, open to all artists.
Awards presented: $500 First Place, $300 Second Place, $200 Third Place, Two Merit Awards and Honorable Mentions.
Online submissions taken February 1-28 at: www.artsarasota.org/callartists
Receiving day for hand-carried submissions: March 4, 2014 10am-6pm
Art Center Sarasota Rules & Regulations available Here
Open Critique: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6-8pm.
Theatre of the Mind presents
"A Voice of My Own"
by Elinor Jones
Sunday, March 2, 2014
4:00 p.m. Art Center Sarasota
This play traces the emergence and growing influence of women in literature who were forced to write under assumed male names for many years. It features deftly interwoven excerpts from words and works of 24 outstanding female writers throughout the ages. http://artsarasota.org/theatermind
Art Center Sarasota's
Paint Out! Sarasota
March 7-13, 2014
Adults,teens, professional and amateur painters, you are invited to participate in Paint Out! Sarasota.
The Paint Out!, a week of outdoor painting, promotes plein air artists and gives them an opportunity to sell work. The event will culminate in an open-air viewing and one day exhibition on March 13, 2014 in the Sam and Sally Shapiro Sculpture Garden at Art Center Sarasota.
Da Vinci MachinesTour
at South Florida Museum
Saturday, March 8 with
Peter Goldberg, AP, Board Certified, Acupuncture Physician has announced the opening of his practice in Sports Injuries Acupuncture, a highly specialized, therapeutic modality for the treatment of pain from athletic performance, military service and other traumatic events. For over 25 years, Dr. Goldberg has utilized a combination of Trigger Point acupuncture and non-needle therapies to significantly reduce painful conditions quickly and comfortably.
Office Locations 1266 First Street Sarasota, Florida 2175 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, Florida (Next to Oscar Scherer State Park) PeterGoldbergAP.com (941) 487-7590
PUBLIC INPUT MEETING ON ROUNDABOUTS
SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 27
Sarasota, FL: The City of Sarasota will host a public input meeting about roundabouts and the benefits in an urban location on Thursday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the City Hall Annex – SRQ Media Studio, 1565 First Street. The meeting will include the review of a concept of a roundabout at Ringling Boulevard and U.S. 41.
“An interactive discussion that involves our citizens at the very beginning of the process is vital for the development of proposed roundabouts,” said Alex DavisShaw, City Engineer.
Studies conducted in the United States have shown that roundabouts have better safety records than intersections with traffic signals. The design of a roundabout eliminates severe collisions caused by red light runners and also compels drivers to slow down, giving them additional time to react. Roundabouts promote a continuous, circular flow of traffic and reduce pollution as well as fuel usage. With no traffic signal equipment to install or maintain, roundabouts also provide financial savings. In addition, pedestrians only have to cross one direction of traffic at a time at each roundabout approach, with a safe harbor to pause in a median, which is not the case with signalized intersections.
For more information please contact Alex DavisShaw, City Engineer, 941-365-2200 ext. 4181.
[Spring Training] Orioles’ Sarasota Impact Goes Far Beyond Baseball David Rovine
The Orioles are thrilled to open our fifth Spring Training season at the beautifully renovated Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, March 1. Since the Orioles moved Major League Spring Training to Sarasota, we’ve set club and community records for attendance, with over 440,000 visitors enjoying Orioles baseball in Sarasota. The Orioles’ engagement with the Sarasota community has a long history and goes far beyond baseball. In fact, the Orioles have been a part of the Sarasota community for more than two decades, operating an athletic training center at Twin Lakes Park since 1991. Today, whether hosting youth activities, participating in charitable causes or partnering in efforts to boost the local economy, the Orioles are active in the region all year long, proving that our commitment to the club's southern home goes far beyond baseball. In 2009, the Orioles and Sarasota County began a 30-month construction project to renovate the training center at Twin Lakes Park and the ballpark and training center at Ed Smith Stadium to consolidate the Orioles' Major and Minor League year-round operations. The project created nearly 500 local jobs and nearly $54 million in construction-related economic impact. In addition, the club's year-round events and athletic training program generate another $35 to $50 million in annual economic tourism impact throughout the Sarasota community while providing a multi-platform, multimedia marketing package valued at more than $1 million annually. The marketing effort, unprecedented in Major League Baseball, helps Visit Sarasota County–the county’s tourism development arm–promote the Sarasota area as a tourist destination among residents of the team's Mid-Atlantic territory. In taking over the management of the stadium and Twin Lakes facilities, the Orioles committed to turning the renovated venues into centers of vibrant activity all year long. The word is getting out to tournament directors, entertainment producers and a host of other prospects. Last year, the Orioles’ Sarasota complexes hosted 14 baseball tournaments and welcomed more than 25,000 players, families and spectators to various youth baseball practices, games, tournaments and clinics. We hosted a wide range of events from weddings to job fairs and launched our own event series–Arts in the Ballpark–in collaboration with arts organizations in the community. The Orioles strongly value such partnerships and are looking to expand on them. Through Sarasota 365, the Orioles and OriolesREACH–the club’s charitable arm—demonstrate the Orioles’ year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. Over the last four years, we have donated more than $1.5 million in cash and in-kind contributions to the Miracle League of Manasota, Mayor’s Feed the Hungry Program, All Faiths’ Food Bank, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County and many more non-profits in our community. We partner with Sarasota County libraries on “Big League Reader,” a program to inspire reading among young people. Our $150,000 pledge to the “Sarasota Tomorrow-Next” initiative of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce will help create new job opportunities and economic expansion in the community. As we approach the start of Spring Training, we invite you to come out to Ed Smith Stadium to enjoy terrific baseball action and a special helping of “Orioles hospitality.” The ballpark is family- and fan-friendly and our staff is always eager to please. You can find details about tickets and stadium amenities at orioles.com/spring_training. And don’t forget to try the Maryland Crab Cakes! David Rovine is Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota. Learn more about the Orioles’ Sarasota 365 initiatives at orioles.com/Sarasota. Share:
Gloria Musicae Presents
A Night at the Opera
March 16, 7 p.m. § First United Methodist Church, Sarasota
The concert will feature favorite choruses from beloved operas, including the “Brindisi” from Verdi's La Traviata, the “Humming Chorus” from Puccini's Madama Butterfly, the “Easter Hymn” from Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana and the “Prayer” from Rossini's Mosè in Egitto.
(Sarasota, FL) Sarasota's Gloria Musicae Singers celebrates the artistry of opera with “A Night at the Opera,” March 16, 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 104 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. Tickets are $35 for general admission or $33.50 if purchased online at GloriaMusicae.org. Student tickets are $15 at the door on day of concert. For more information and to purchase tickets by phone, call 941-953-3368.
The concert, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Holt, Gloria Musicae’s artistic director, will feature favorite choruses from beloved operas, including the “Brindisi” from Verdi's La Traviata, the “Humming Chorus” from Puccini's Madama Butterfly, the “Easter Hymn” from Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana and the “Prayer”from Rossini's Mosè in Egitto. These choruses and vocal duets will be performed by guest tenor soloist Adam Bielamowicz and Gloria Musicae soloists, Amy Connours, Esther Dickmann, Johanna Fincher, Samus Haddad, Alicia Howington, James Hyde, Joy Leitner, Robyn Rocklein and Joseph Ryan.
“”The human voice is the backbone of opera,” says Holt. “Through soaring voices, audience members will experience the intense drama of human passion, vanity, love, sadness and folly. And, in honor of the Sarasota Opera’s dedication to the music of Verdi, this 35th anniversary concert will feature many of his favorite choruses.”
Office Address: 1416 State Street, Sarasota, FL 34236 Phone Number: 941.366.7040 / Fax Number: 941.366.6633