Ringling Underground, Contemporary Art On the Lawn

Thursday, November 1st, (8pm – 11pm)
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota FL

Ringling Underground is a series of one night only events that invites emerging contemporary artists to exhibit sculpture, installation, performance and interactive media in the courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art. This series encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice by exhibiting without the luxuries of gallery walls or lighting, while also transforming the function of the Museum. The Ringling transcends its role as an archiving and collecting institution, into one that seeks to actively engage the contemporary artists and patrons within its community. Ringling Underground is proud to present these outstanding artists currently working in the Sarasota and Tampa Bay area, and is excited to feature many more throughout the season.

Vince Kral is a Tampa Bay artist exhibiting work in Florida, Baltimore, Chicago, and West Virginia. He is also the mastermind behind the So You Think You Can Paint competitions held in the Bay area and beyond. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an Emphasis in Electronic Media in 2007. For more information, visit www.vincekral.com

Kasey Lou Lindley was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Utah. She studied at the New York Studio Program, received her BFA from the Ringling College of Art & Design, and her MFA from the University of Connecticut. More of her work can be seen at www.kaseyloulindley.org

Andrew Sink is an Energy Technology student at the State College of Florida. He works in research and development at an electronics company and volunteers at the G-WIZ science museum in the Fabrication Laboratory. Sink uses explores the artistic uses of laser cutters and 3D printers. He spent last May in Spain on a scholarship received through the National Science Foundation, studying alternative and renewable energy. His work is often documented on his blog: www.andrewsink.tumblr.com

Sarah Viviana Valdez is a Kansas born artist who lives and works in Tampa, Florida. Graduated with class of 2010 from Ringling School of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting. She also participated in Spring 2009 New York Studio Program Residency in DUMBO, NY. She is currently working on a upcoming 2013 solo exhibition, “Where Current Can Flow”, with 621 Gallery located in Tallahassee, FL. She also performs music project i_like_dog_face in local Tampa performance spaces such as Cyborg City, Branch Ranch Pervert Pit and Cafe Hey.

Jazz Leeb is a fourth year Fine Arts major at Ringling College of Art + Design.

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