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
Click for menu and to reserve
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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BOOK SIGNING WITH SARASOTA ARCHITECT CARL ABBOTT FAIA

Friday, March 29, 2013 (2pm-5pm)
Barnes and Noble, Sarasota

The work of locally-rooted Architect Carl Abbott FAIA has been published by ORO Editions internationally in a 256-page hard-cover book full of breath-taking photography of selected projects from the Architect’s repertoire.

Friday, March 29, 2013 (2pm-5pm)
Barnes and Noble, Sarasota

Internationally noted Architect Carl Abbott will sign books on his work at the Sarasota Barnes and Noble Friday March 29, 2013 from 2 ‘til 5 pm.

published by O R O Editions
published by O R O Editions

In/Formed By the Land, features the award-winning Architecture of modernist Carl Abbott melding his interests in ancient design concepts, sculptural forms, and the ever- changing dance of light and Nature.

The work of locally-rooted Architect Carl Abbott FAIA has been published by ORO Editions internationally in a 256-page hard-cover book full of breath-taking photography of selected projects from the Architect’s repertoire. Friday March 29th, the Architect will be at the Sarasota Barnes and Noble at 4010 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231, to sign books and speak with fans interested in modern architecture and its local roots in the Sarasota School of Architecture. Abbott’s book ‘IN/FORMED by the LAND: The Architecture of Carl Abbott’ has just been released and will be available for sale at the event.

Abbott received his degree from UF and his Masters Master’s under Paul Rudolph at Yale then worked in Hawaii, in New York with I.M. Pei, and in London with Yale classmates Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. He became part of the recognized Sarasota School of Architecture — for over four decades the firm has been one of the most highly awarded in the Florida /Caribbean Region.

Sarasota Barnes and Noble at 4010 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231

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The Work of Chakaia Booker: An Overview

Chakaia Booker, one of America’s most respected and influential sculptors will present an overview of her work in the Auditorium at Ringling College of Art and Design Academic Center, 6:30 PM Friday, March 15. Pre-lecture reception held at 5:30 PM.

Friday, March 15, 2013
5:30 – 6:30 pm. Reception
6:30 pm. Lecture Presentation
Academic Center Auditorium
Ringling College of Art and Design
Directions

RSVP at Creative@NickelCommunications.com
For more information 941-945-0600

Misleading Circumstances 2005, rubber, tire and wood
Misleading Circumstances
2005, rubber, tire and wood

Annual Creators & Collectors Art Tour

March 8th & 9th, 2013
Various Locations

Enjoy the unique opportunity of visiting 8 Sarasota area Artists at their studios plus the Galleria at Ringing College featuring 12 additional artists.

March 8th & 9th, 2013
Various Locations

Enjoy the unique opportunity of visiting Sarasota area Artists at their studios plus the Galleria at Ringing College. Meet the artists and learn about their techniques. Explore their studios and view their art. Art works will be available for purchase.

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This annual two day tour is a unique event featuring hundreds of works of art by well established working artists in Sarasota County. This self-guided tour will be held on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, 2013. There are 7 studios to visit on the tour featuring the art work of 8 Artists. The studio Artists for the tour are: Bill Buchman, Larry Forgard, Ki Woon Huh, William Kelley, John Seerey Lester, Suzie Seerey-Lester, David Wilson, and R.O. Woody. The Ringling College of Art + Design’s Ulla Searing Student Center will showcase the art work of the following Galleria Artists: Aline Blanchard, Joanna Coke, Susan Copley, Patricia Curtis, Diana Kahlenberg, Judy Kramer, Felicia Liban, Madeby Gallery, Joe Palmerio, Elizabeth Van Riper, Amy Webber, and Anita Wexler. The Madeby Gallery offers a fine selection of student and alumni art work available for purchase. The Ulla Searing Student Center will also be open on March 8th & 9th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Tickets for the tour can be purchased in advance for $20.00 directly on www.fineartssarasota.com . There you can see additional ticket outlets. Tickets are $25.00 at the door.

Each year the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota plans various events that help to promote the importance of the arts in our community and to provide funding for student scholarships from the proceeds of these events. In addition to these scholarships, the society presents educational programs and guest speakers at its monthly meetings for FASS members. Our events also impact our acquisitions program, providing the necessary funds to purchase art work for our art collection. Since 1970, many art works have been purchased through the years and are now on display at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. This wonderful collection is open to the public as part of our collaboration with the Van Wezel. Art and Backstage tours are held once a month and are open to the public for a nominal fee. The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota
PO Box 1432, Sarasota, Fl. 34230-1432
941.330.0680 / www.fineartssarasota.com

Embracing Our Differences Announces Winners for its 10th Anniversary Outdoor Art Exhibit

More than 25 area residents were among the 39 winners selected to participate in the 10th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity. More than 2,400 entries were submitted by individuals from 44 countries and 32 states. This year’s exhibits will be on display March 31-June 2 in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park; March 31-April 29, in the Anthony T. Rossi Waterfront Park in downtown Bradenton; and May 1-June 2 at North Port High School.

Embracing Our Differences, SIBLINGS BY MELANIE CHATOT SARASOTA
Embracing Our Differences, SIBLINGS BY MELANIE CHATOT SARASOTA

For 10 years, “Embracing Our Differences” has drawn on the passion and perception of artists, children and others to create powerful statements of diversity and acceptance in its annual outdoor public art exhibition consisting of 39 billboard-sized works of art, each accompanied by an inspirational quote. The response to this year’s call for artwork and quotes was strong with more than 2,400 entrees pouring in from 44 countries and 32 states. The winning quotes and art will be showcased in the 10th-anniversary edition of the exhibit in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park, March 31-June 2, 2013. This year, the exhibit will also be on view at the Anthony T. Rossi Waterfront Park in downtown Bradenton, March 31-April 29, and at North Port High School, May 1-June 2. For more information about this exhibit or Embracing Our Differences, please call 941-323-1010 or visit www.embracingourdifferences.org.

“Our jury committee spent the past two weeks in almost total lockdown reviewing thousands of submissions,” says Michael Shelton, executive director of Embracing Our Differences. “Throughout the process, we’ve been excited by the high quality of the work and moved by the heartfelt passion that animates it,” he says. According to Shelton, the winning art is judged on how effectively its message can be read when enlarged to billboard size. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Winners each receive $1,000.

Embracing Our Differences, BEST IN SHOW, DIFFERENCES WORK BY LIAT WAKS
Embracing Our Differences, BEST IN SHOW, DIFFERENCES WORK BY LIAT WAKS

The Best-in-Show adult winner is Liat Waks from Petach-Tigwa, Israel, for her work entitled, “Differences Work, Just Ask a Fork.” The Best-in-Show student winner is “Cyber Bullying: Beware of the Big Bad Predator” by Steven Staub, Bobby Alvarez, and Gennadity Kazimirov, 7th-grade students at Heron Creek Middle School in North Port. Dottie Cory is their art teacher.

Embracing Our Differences, YOU ME THEM EVERYBODY BY OLIVIA JUNGHANS, SARASOTA
Embracing Our Differences, YOU ME THEM EVERYBODY BY OLIVIA JUNGHANS, SARASOTA

Submissions for the exhibit arrived from people of all ages from around the world, including from Israel, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Malaysia, Singapore, Iran, the Philippines, and the United States. Students in 85 elementary, junior and high schools made up almost 60 percent of the individuals submitting art and quotes, including students from 43 schools in Sarasota, Manatee and Port Charlotte counties.

“We’re always especially impressed with the entries we receive from our own community,” says Shelton, adding that work from 25 local residents was selected for display in this year’s show, including an entire kindergarten class from Phillippi Shores Elementary. Works by two Ringling College students were also among the winners.

Embracing Our Differences, BEST IN SHOW, CYBER BULLYING BY STEVEN-STAUB, BOBBY ALVAREZ GENNADITY KAZIMIROV, NORTH-PORT
Embracing Our Differences, BEST IN SHOW, CYBER BULLYING BY STEVEN-STAUB, BOBBY ALVAREZ GENNADITY KAZIMIROV, NORTH-PORT

A critical part of the exhibit, says Shelton, are the quotations that accompany the artwork. “The combination of visual art and the written word adds a deeper dimension to the overall experience,” he explains. “We’ve received over 2,000 quotes for consideration and, with the artwork selected, we can now begin the process of finding those perfect companion quotes.”

The annual outdoor art exhibit is the centerpiece of a year-round program of activities designed to further Embracing Our Differences’ mission to use art as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting the value of diversity. Aside from the annual outdoor exhibition, Embracing Our Differences’ ongoing educational outreach programs and initiatives include:

  • Teacher workshops developed by nationally acclaimed educators to provide curricula and lesson plans relating to art appreciation, character building and diversity education.
  • The “Make-a-Day-of-It!” program, providing free bus transportation for area students and teachers to the outdoor exhibit and to other cultural venues, including Florida Studio Theatre, Mote Marine Aquarium and Ringling Museum.
  • A docent program that, via partnerships with Riverview, Southeast and North Port high schools, provides student-led docent tours of the annual exhibit, with more 200 student docents participating in 2012.

According to Embracing Our Differences founding co-chairman, Dennis McGillicuddy, “Of the nearly 24,000 students who visited last year’s exhibit, 18,000 were area students brought in via our free bus program.” Since 2004, he adds, “more than 117,000 students have participated in Embracing Our Differences’ various education initiatives. We look forward to expanding on this during this 10th anniversary season.”
For more information about this exhibit or Embracing Our Differences, please call 941-323-1010 or visit www.embracingourdifferences.org.

About Embracing Our Differences
Embracing Our Differences is a project of Coexistence, Inc., a local non-profit that began in 2004. The project showcases a community-based outdoor exhibit promoting positive, inspirational artistic and verbal expressions of inclusion, tolerance, acceptance and respect. The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use the arts as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting, throughout our community, the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice.