The Goods: Weekend News (03.02.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Gale Fulton Ross, Janet Echelman, Sarasota Museum of Art, Lynn Davison, Aaron Board, Sean Pearson, Kyle Petreycik, Robert Baxter, Beatrice del Perugia, Helen Romeike-Wisniewski

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Featured Artist: Gale Fulton Ross
My only challenge is what do I want to paint on what day. I paint because I am free to do so; not to become famous. I am grateful for this blessing; I have the ability to make marks that people want.
Gale Fulton Ross
Red Tide
Taking Imagination Seriously – Janet Echelman visits SMOA
Janet Echelman is an artist who works mainly with commissioned pieces. She approaches her work as a challenge or problem to be solved and only accepts an invitation to create work that betters herself and the community it interacts with.
Janet Echelman at SMOA (Photo Credit: Aleksandr V.Gleyzer, WSLR)
Janet Echelman at SMOA (Photo Credit: Aleksandr V.Gleyzer, WSLR)
“In Your Face” – Figurative paintings by Lynn Davison and Aaron Board
Current – Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery presents an exhibition featuring figurative paintings. The opening reception, with artists in attendance, is March 2, 6-8 p.m.
Lynn Davison
Party Time, Lynn Davison
Beach: Works by Sean Pearson and Kyle Petreycik
Closing March 2 – This exhibition serves as an undergraduate thesis exhibition that reflects each artist’s development in the past months in terms of artistic practice with a focus on sculptural works. Attention to materials, spatial relationships as well as ideas of escape serve as a common conceptual thread between both artists’ work.
Contemporary Contrast: Works by Robert Baxter and Beatrice del Perugia
March 2 – Beatrice del Perugia – “My offbeat way of seeing things makes me laugh. I hope it makes you wonder and smile.”
Dabbert Gallery
"Summer Solsice" by Robert Baxter, oil on canvas 28" x 39"
Hocus – Pocus: Works by Helen Romeike-Wisniewski
March 3 – Helen Romeike-Wisniewski’s roots on Anna Maria Island run deep. Her parents, German immigrants, built the 1950s island home where she currently resides and still spends time creating. Her life, much like her canvas, is rich in experiences.