KEY Influence, Opening Reception – SARTQ

Longboat Key Center for the Arts
Friday, October 9 (5:30-9pm)

Experience the unveiling of the SARTQ collection of contemporary, LBK inspired works including video, material samples of actual vignettes from the artist’s LBKCA workspaces. Light refreshments and music performed by Bill Buchman will make ehis a festive, inspiring and though provoking experience. Nick Reichert, Arts & Culture Editor of the Observer Media Group, will be on hand to introduce the artists.

Key Influence Panel Discussion
Wednesday, October 21 (6:30-8pm)

Engage with SARTQ artists and hear more about the SARTQ non-profit initiative, contemporary arts in the region, and their artistic goals for our community. Christopher Jones, Assistant Curator at The Ringling Museum will be the Moderator for this informative evening.

SARTQ, Sarasota Visual Art Collective, Longboat Key Center for the Arts

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To RSVP: Call 941-383-2345 or email LBKCA@ringling.edu

Longboat Key Center for the Arts
6860 Longboat Key Drive South
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Architects @ The Ringling, Howey + Seibert…Back-to-Back

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Historic Aslo Theater Sarasota, FL

Architect John Howey, FAIA
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013
Award-winning architect John Howey, was the first to document the Sarasota School of Architecture’s designs and theories. His book, The Sarasota School of Architecture, 1941-1966 (MIT Press, 1995), captures this high point in the development of regional American modernist architecture, and will be available for purchase.

10:30 – 11:30 am: Interview, Historic Asolo Theater
Free for SAF (identify yourself as a member when calling to reserve), Ringling Members, and General Public museum admission; all others $5
Reservations suggested: 941.360.7399

12:30 – 2 pm: Luncheon, Treviso Restaurant
Limited, Advance Payment Only: $25 per person, limited to 35 people
Questions: 941-487-8728

 

Architect Tim Seibert, FAIA
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Recognized as a leader in the Sarasota School of Architecture, Seibert’s commitment to architecture as an art form has resulted in a distinguished career of creating provocative and elegant designs on an international scale. Seibert Architects, founded in 1955, is the oldest continuing architectural practice in Sarasota.

10:30 – 11:30 am: Interview, Historic Asolo Theater
Free for SAF (identify yourself as a member when calling to reserve), Ringling Members, and General Public museum admission; all others $5
Reservations suggested: 941.360.7399

12:30 – 2 pm: Luncheon, Treviso Restaurant
Limited, Advance Payment Only: $25 per person
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Questions: 941-487-8728

 

Riverview High School, Sarasota
Riverview High School, Sarasota

 

Trevisio Restaurant
5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243

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Painter Trenton Doyle Hancock Wins 2013 Greenfield Prize

The Hermitage Artist Retreat along with the Greenfield Foundation are pleased to announce that Painter Trenton Doyle Hancock is the winner of the $30,000 Greenfield Prize, awarded this year in visual art. Hancock was selected from a small group of finalists that included Nicole Eisenman, Maureen Gallace and Byron Kim. The jury that selected Hancock included Dan Cameron, chief curator of the Orange County Museum of Art; Valerie Cassel Oliver, head curator of Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, and James Rondeau, chair and Dittmer curator of the department of contemporary art at The Art Institute of Chicago. The award will be presented to Hancock at a special celebration dinner on Sunday, April 21, in The Francis Ballroom, 1289 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL. Jerry Saltz, senior art critic and columnist for New York Magazine, will be the keynote speaker.

Trenton Doyle Hancock SCAD portrait (2011)_small

“We congratulate Trenton Doyle Hancock and look forward to meeting him in April,” commented Bruce E. Rodgers, executive director of the Hermitage Artist Retreat. “The award presentation is the official kick-off for a two-year process in which he will create a new piece of art that eventually will be shared with art lovers across the country and around the world. Bob Greenfield’s vision when he created the Greenfield Prize was to support individual artists in a way that would allow them to work unencumbered by boundaries and create meaningful work that impacts our society. We look forward to doing whatever we can to assist Trenton in fulfilling that goal.“

Trenton Doyle Hancock is an American Painter whose work has been featured in exhibitions since even before receiving his undergraduate degree, a B.F.A. from Texas A&M University in 1997. He went on to get an MFA from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2000. Hancock’s work has been shown in both group and solo exhibitions since 1995 around the US and the world. In this country, exhibitions have been enjoyed in Texas and New York, Florida, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Washington state, to name a few. His global reach has included shows in Singapore and Shanghai, Italy, Scotland, The Netherlands, Poland and Spain. He is represented by two galleries, James Cohan in New York City and Talley Dunn in Dallas. In addition to the Greenfield Prize, Hancock has been honored with the Joyce Alexander Wein Award from Studio Museum Harlem, S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Prize from the National Academy Museum, Penny McCall Foundation Award, as well as others. The list of public and corporate collections that display Trenton Doyle Hancock paintings include Baltimore Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, High Museum of Art (Atlanta), Warhol Museum (Philadelphia), Whitney Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art (NYC). For a complete listing please visit his artist page on the James Cohan website
http://www.jamescohan.com/artists/trenton-doyle-hancock/

“I count it as a great honor to be a recipient of the Greenfield Prize and the Hermitage residency,” remarked Hancock. “Lately, I’ve been wanting to explore some new and exciting avenues in my art. The Greenfield Prize will allow me the time, space, and means to see these new ideas to fruition.”

The Greenfield Prize was established in 2009 by longtime Sarasota residents Bob and Louise Greenfield through the Philadelphia-based Greenfield Foundation. The prize is a means by which a groundbreaking, enduring work of art will be created each year at the Hermitage Artist Retreat. The Prize consists of a $30,000 commission of an original work of art rotated among three disciplines visual art, drama and music, a six-week residency at the Hermitage, and a partnership with a professional arts organization to develop the work and assistance in moving the work forward into the American arts world. A distinguished seven-person panel consisting of some of the most highly respected authorities in American art select each Greenfield Prize recipient. Three voting members on each jury are joined by a producing partner representative, Joni Greenfield of the Greenfield Foundation, Hermitage Greenfield Prize Director Patricia Caswell and Hermitage Executive Director Bruce Rodgers who facilitates. Since its inception, past prize winners include playwrights Craig Lucas and John Guare, composers Eve Beglarian and Vijay Iyer, and visual artist Sanford Biggers.

For more information on the Greenfield Prize, visit the website at www.greenfieldprize.org. For more information on the Hermitage Artist Retreat, visit the website at www.hermitage-fl.org or contact Executive Director Bruce E. Rodgers at 941-475-2098.

About the Hermitage Artist Retreat: The Hermitage is a not-for-profit artist retreat located on Manasota Key in Englewood, FL. It brings mid-career painters, sculptors, writers, playwrights, poets, composers and other artists from all over the world for extended stays on its 8.5 acre campus. Each artist is asked to contribute two services to the community during their stay. So far, Hermitage artists have touched over 8,000 Sarasota County children and adults with their unique and inspiring programs. For more information about the Hermitage, call Bruce Rodgers, Executive Director at (941) 475-2098.

About the Greenfield Foundation: The Greenfield Foundation is based in Philadelphia, PA, but funds charitable initiatives across the country. Its president and most of its trustees are members of the family of Louise and Bob Greenfield of Sarasota, Florida. Its net income, which exceeds $500,000 a year, is devoted to improving quality of life through contributions to not-for-profit institutions in the arts, education, health care and other services. The foundation originates and participates in innovative projects, which have a ripple effect beyond the immediate impact of the expenditures.

SAF Lecture Series: Paul Rudolph

Thursday, January 10, 2013 (5:30 – 8pm)
Presented by Sarasota School of Architecture

Lecture about architect Paul Rudolph and the Sarasota School of Architecture presented by architect Gregory Hall, AIA, president of Hall Architects, PA.

Rudolph_Umbrella House_1953 The lecture will trace Rudolph’s career from his earliest works for local architect Ralph Twitchell to his departure from Sarasota to become the Chairman of the Department of Architecture at Yale University. During the span of only 12 years, Rudolph’s work evolved from being simple regional derivatives of European modern architectural archetype to become some of the most sophisticated examples of modern architecture constructed during the post-World War 2 period. Rudolph is widely considered to among the most influential architects of the 20th century.

5 – 5:30pm Check-in
5:30 – 7pm Presentation, Q&A
7 – 8pm Reception

Suggested Donation:
$10 SAF Members
$15 Non-Members
$5 Students with ID

Advance reservations recommended
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RSVP, pay at the door, cash or check:
info@saf-srq.org
Questions: 941-364-2199

Sarasota Herald Tribune Community Room, 1714 Main Street Sarasota, FL 34236

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Chip Kidd, Chris Ware and John Canemaker Presentations

November 15 & 16, 2012

Author, editor, and graphic designer, Kidd is best known for his book covers. His work is strongly influenced by American popular culture. John Canemaker is an independent animator, animation historian, author, teacher and lecturer. Chris Ware is a comic book artist and cartoonist, notable for his Acme Novelty Library series and the graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth.

November 15 & 16, 2012
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

Selby Gallery is sponsoring presentations by Chip Kidd, Chris Ware and John Canemaker Nov. 15 & 16 along with the Illustration and GIC Depts. in conjunction with Winsor McCay’s “Little Nemo: The Exhibition.” The presentations are free, but you will need a ticket to get in. Tickets are available at the Selby Gallery, Mon.-Sat., 10-4 and Tues., 10-7. Instructors that intend to bring their classes should notify Laura Avery, Selby Ass’t. Director, to reserve tickets.

Chip Kidd Presentation: Thurs., Nov. 15, 12:30 pm, Academic Center Auditorium. Author, editor, and graphic designer, Kidd is best known for his book covers. His work is strongly influenced by American popular culture. Kidd is as a fan of comic book media, particularly Batman, and has written and designed book covers for several DC Comics publications. In 2010, Kidd collaborated with the writing staff of the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold on the episode “Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!” He will sign any of his books that you bring to the presentation.

Portrait of Chip Kidd, Photo © John Madere

John Canemaker Presentation Followed by Panel Discussion with Chip Kidd and Chris Ware: Thurs., Nov. 15, 7 pm, Selby Lecture Hall. John Canemaker is an independent animator, animation historian, author, teacher and lecturer. In 1980, he began teaching and developing the animation program at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television Department. Since 1988 he has directed the program and is currently a tenured full professor. In 1987 his book, Winsor McCay: His Life and Art, was published.

Chris Ware Presentation: Fri., Nov. 16, 8:30 am, Academic Center Lecture Hall. Chris Ware is a comic book artist and cartoonist, notable for his Acme Novelty Library series and the graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth. His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression. His works tend to use a vivid color palette and are full of realistic, meticulous detail. His lettering and images are often elaborate and sometimes evoke the ragtime era or another early 20th-century American design style. He is considered by some critics and fellow notable illustrators and writers to be among the best currently working in the medium. He will sign any of his books that you bring to the presentation.


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