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.

Featured Gallery: State of the Arts (video)

sVA features State of the Arts Gallery. Co-owner David Steiner talks to Tim Jaeger about the gallery and Sarasota.

State of the Arts Gallery has become the foremost source for collectors focusing on acquiring contemporary fine art created by Sarasota artists. From its inception six years ago, the gallery has spotlighted professional, local career artists residing in the Sarasota area.

The Sarasota community is rich with visual arts and these artists have dedicated their lives to creating fine art, adding to Sarasota’s cultural “canvas.”

Photos by Scott Braun

The gallery’s collection of contributing artists includes artists and sculptors who have been dedicated, accomplished artists for as many as 50 years. This is quite an accomplishment to have made a living and a lifestyle as creators. The gallery is honored to represent these visual arts iconoclasts.

The gallery’s co–owners, David Steiner and Tre Michel, are partners in marriage and in the gallery and they are truly passionate about both. Their philosophy about dealing and collecting art is based on a simple mantra, “We do not sell art, it sells itself.” For this reason the gallery space is inviting and engaging. Whether you are a seasoned collector or a Ringling college student, the space offers inspiration. The gallery has recently expanded to include double the original space. The original space is a classic “white box” gallery setting, while the new space is a more esoteric art lounge with black gloss floors and 15′ cream draperies.

Photos by Scott Braun

The art lounge includes a large selection of art books to peruse while taking in the art. Due to the expansive volume of space, the gallery collection includes many large-scale paintings, which range up to 10′ square. The artists represented produce art in all imaginable mediums including paintings, mixed media on paper, collages, metal, wood and stone sculpture, as well as some innovative mediums which are “outside of the box.” Located on State Street in the center of Sarasota’s historic downtown district, the gallery aims to be an anchor in the arts and culture community.


State of the Arts Gallery
1525 State St
Sarasota, FL
(941) 955-2787

Photos by Scott Braun

Ongoing – Galleria Silecchia

Sarasota Gallery currently exhibiting eight artists on display through mid-October.

September 15 – October 15, 2011
Galleria Silecchia, 20 S. Palm Avenue

Yuri Gorbachev, Russian Painter and Sculptor
Contemporary and traditional oils on textured canvas with 24K gold and silver, bronze and gold leaf. Gorbachev combines the history, mythology and cultural heritage of his homeland with references to Russian and Balinese Folk Art, African rock drawings and masks.

Ulla Darni presents new Original and Multi-Original reverse, hand-painted chandeliers, sconces and lamps.

Italian artist, Alessandro Casson
Contemporary blown and carved art glass in the Venetian tradition

Cary Henrie, American Mixed-Media Painter
Unique oil and acrylic works layered on canvas with plaster for a fresco-like patina that capture a symbolic landscape with an abstract sensibility.

Richard Hunt, Pacific Northwest Coast Native Sculptor
Ceremonial totems in limited edition glass and bronze

William Berra, American Oil Painter
Original oils on canvas of Impressionistic beach scenes and landscapes of France and Italy

Paul Tamanian, American Mixed Media Artist
Unique abstract paintings and sculpture in aluminum that demonstrate dynamic movement and organic forms.

American Oil Painter, Glenn Harrington
Original oils on canvas of figurative subjects, landscapes and portraits.

Summer Showcase

Exhibit runs through September 30, 2011
Dabbert Gallery, 76 South Palm Avenue

This exhibit features 6 sculptors, 1 printmaker, 18 painters 1 pastel artist and 1 photographer. This is a diverse award winning group from Southern California to Sydney, Australia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec, Canada to Vero Beach, Florida, including eleven of Sarasota’s best.

Gallery hours: Tues. – Sat. 11:00 – 5:00pm