The Goods: Sarasota Visual Art Weekend News (9.30.11)

Sarasota Visual Arts summary report of exhibitions and events for the upcoming weekend. This features the weekend of Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2.

Sarasota Visual Arts summary report of exhibitions and events for the upcoming weekend. This features the weekend of Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2.

Friday – September 30
Annual Ringling College Faculty Exhibitions – Selby Galleries I & II and Basch Gallery: Presenting work by faculty in the departments of Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Film, Fine Arts, Game Art and Design, Graphic and Interactive Communication, Interior Design, Illustration, Motion Design, Photography & Digital Imaging, and the Liberal Arts Program.

Annual Ringling College Staff, Continuing Studies & Special Programs, Longboat Key Center for the Arts and Englewood Art Center Instructors Exhibition  – Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries: Features paintings, drawings and sculpture from the Ringling College staff and instructors from each of its divisions.

Saturday – October 1
Out-of-Door’s Community Art Gallery and Black Box Theatre Art Show present short films by Frank and Diana Colson and paintings on by Elaine Murphy and Stacey Goes.  Gallery is open at 10am, short films begin at 7:00pm.

Saturday – October 1, 2011 (5:00pm)
GADZOOKS! Starring Alex the Beck – Solo exhibit at Clothesline featuring Alexander Buckley Beck.

Starts Saturday – October 1, 2011
Reflections on Ringling – Art Uptown – Sarasota’s oldest cooperative fine art gallery, is featuring “Reflections on Ringling,” an exhibition of paintings and other works of art showcasing Ringling Museum’s landscape, architecture, art and history, as part of the Festival sARTée.

Looking Back …
Sarasota Visual Art launched our feature of State of the Art Gallery. David Steiner talks to Tim Jaeger about the gallery and Sarasota.

Hugh Davies: Paintings

November 2 – 26, 2011
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery is presenting an exhibit featuring 15 recent works by the renowned artist and Ringling College faculty member.

November 2-26, 2011
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art

The exhibit features 15 recent works by the renowned artist and Ringling College faculty member.

(Sarasota, FL) Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery is presenting an exhibit entitled, ” Hugh Davies: Paintings,” featuring 15 recent paintings by Hugh Davies, November 2-26, 2011. The opening reception with the artist is Friday, November 4, 6-8 p.m. The gallery is at 1288 N. Palm Ave., in Sarasota. For more information about this exhibit, call 941-366-2454 or visit www.allyngallup.com.

Davies, who is a faculty member in the fine arts department at Ringling College of Art and Design, says that these works “deal with an attempt to reconcile abstraction and some forms of realism. While those two positions seem mutually exclusive they share some common ground, particularly in the use of the picture plane.”

The artist notes that he often explores the concepts of time, uncertainty, and paradox in his work. “I’ve dealt with these themes both consecutively and simultaneously, moving back and forth between them and combining them in various ways and in different media,” he says. “Despite the inherent differences between these three basic archetypes, I’ve tried to use each of them as a metaphor for the condition of uncertainty, the passing of time, and the relation between the generic and the particular.”

Davies was born in Wuppertahl, Germany, in 1945, and was brought up in Nigeria and England. He studied fine art at Brighton College of Art (undergraduate), and Chelsea College of Art (post-graduate) in England. Davies has served on the faculties of a number of distinguished art schools, principally Chelsea College of Art (1980-2003), and as a visiting artist/lecturer at many other institutions, including the University of Oxford, Wimbledon School of Art, the University of East London, Brighton University, Bradford College of Art and Design and Camberwell College of Arts.

Davies’ work has been exhibited in more than 60 group and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the U.K., France, Germany, the United States and Australia. The artist has received awards from the Arts Council of Great Britain and the West Midlands Art Association, and was elected to the London Group (1985) and the Royal Society of Arts (2004).

Writing about Davies’ work, William Packer, the distinguished critic of the London Times stated: “Painting was ever a kind of game, one of which the artist is forever, indeed must always, be changing the rules, rules that yet remain always the same. The paint is paint, the surface flat, and to lay the one upon the other is to move into the deep space of the imagination. And Davies, through the games he makes up with each new canvas addresses these eternal ambiguities with a true seriousness and originality.” For more information about Hugh Davies, visit www.hughdaviespaintings.com.

Reflections on Ringling – Art Uptown

October 1, 2011
Art Uptown presents, “Reflections on Ringling,” an exhibition of paintings and other works of art showcasing Ringling Museum’s landscape, architecture, art and history, as part of the Festival sARTée.

October 1-28
Art Uptown Gallery, 1367 Main St., Sarasota

Art Uptown, Sarasota’s oldest cooperative fine art gallery, is featuring “Reflections on Ringling,” an exhibition of paintings and other works of art showcasing Ringling Museum’s landscape, architecture, art and history, as part of the Festival sARTée, Oct. 8 to 23.

Member artists of Art Uptown turned their creative talents toward Ringling for this special show, which will run to Oct. 29. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, located at 1367 Main St., Sarasota, between Palm and Pineapple avenues. The exhibit coincides with the grand reopening of the gallery after renovations.

The Festival sARTée Planning Committee selected Art Uptown as a participant in the annual two-week celebration of the arts and cultural offerings of Sarasota and Manatee counties, which is intended to expand the energy and excitement of the 3rd annual Ringling International Arts Festival.

Artists’ demonstrations, also part of Festival sARTée, will be presented on the sidewalk in front of Art Uptown on Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Artists in Action series. Demonstrations will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Uptown has been representing local artists for more than 30 years, offering paintings, photography, fine ceramics and works in colored pencil, digital art, wood and fabric. The works of more than 25 local artists are displayed in the gallery. Regular hours are Monday through Friday 11-5 and Saturday 10-4. Telephone: 941-955-5409. www.artuptown.com.

Out-of-Door’s Community Art Gallery and Black Box Theatre Art Show

October 1, 2011
Displaying paintings, sculpture and short films. View video describing the events.

October 1, 2011
Uihlein Campus at Lakewood Ranch

Meet the artists and see a special Black Box Theatre event! Doors open 15 minutes prior to screening. The first short film starts at 7:00 p.m. with the second to follow at 8:00 p.m.

Frank Colson presents sculptures and a short video presentation.

Elaine Murphy introduces her new line of jewelry and paintings on display.

Stacey Goes shows her installation presentation and paintings on display.

Diana Colson presents two “can’t miss” short films.

The Gallery will be open to visitors from October 1 – 27, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5950 Deer Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34240 | 941-554 -5950

Guests must check into The Out-of-Door Academy Administrative Office to gain a name tag that needs to be displayed in a clearly visible manner to enter the Arts Center.

Thanks to gallery sponsors: Collectors Wall Fine Art Gallery, State of the Arts Gallery, Swain Film and Video, MAC Galleries, and The Out-of-Door Academy Arts Guild.

County to dedicate historical marker at Riverview High School

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Riverview High School

The Sarasota County Historical Commission will recognize Riverview High School with the dedication of a new historical marker at the school at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4. Riverview High School is located at 1 Ram Way, on the southwest corner of Proctor Road and Lords Avenue, in Sarasota.

The marker will recognize the historical significance of the original Riverview High School, which opened in 1958 and was designed by noted architect Paul Rudolph. The original Riverview High School consisted of modern steel and glass structures set among tall native pines in one of Sarasota’s then developing suburbs. With its distinctive design, the school helped define a sense of community in this neighborhood during its 50 years of existence. Rudolph left Sarasota in 1957, the same year that he designed Riverview High School, to accept an appointment to lead the architecture school at Yale University.

The historical marker for Riverview High School was requested and funded by the Sarasota County School Board and school district administration. The marker text was prepared by architect and Rudolph scholar Joseph King. The original structures that comprised Riverview High School, much altered over time, were demolished in 2009 to make way for a school that could accommodate 21
st Century educational requirements.

“This marker for the original Riverview High School is particularly significant as it is the first historical marker dedicated for a post World War II architectural resource,” said Lorrie Muldowney, historic preservation specialist with the Sarasota County History Center. “Rudolph influenced many of his younger colleagues in Sarasota, a remarkable group of designers that collectively became known as
the Sarasota School of Architecture.”

Members of the Sarasota County Historical Commission will dedicate the marker along with representatives of Sarasota County government and the Sarasota County School Board. The marker dedication is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net.