The Goods: Weekend News (02.24.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. The Art History of Sarasota, Nancy Turner, J.M.W. Turner, Robert Rahway Zakanitch, Sungyee Kim, Kang Hyo Lee, Noelle Mason, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Cecile Moran

Sarasota has an art history, how about a future?
Even before Ringling’s school began to draw World War II veterans intent on studying art under the G.I. Bill of Rights, the Farnsworth School of Art opened in Sarasota in 1941, attracting students from the United States and Canada and from as far away as the Dutch East Indies.

Featured Artist: Nancy Turner
Nancy is an artist printmaker who derives inspiration for her work from the people closest to her, from the news media, and from other artists. She uses art as a language to convey information about issues that are important to her.



Genius Unfolding – Annotated Proofs by J.M.W. Turner
An historical look at several outstanding series of prints by J.M.W. Turner featuring artist proofs with his instructions written in the margins for published engravings of the Loire Valley and Seine Valley and bound books from the collection of Douglass Montrose-Graem

Robert Rahway Zakanitch – New monoprints
An exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Robert Rahway Zakanitch that includes one of the five paintings from his Big Bungalow Suite (11’ x 30’) and other paintings from his collection not shown in Tampa before.

Meditative Journeys: Sungyee Kim and Kang Hyo Lee
Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present the devotional works of two Korean artists, painter and ceramic artist.

“Persistent Vision” – work by artist Noelle Mason
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will display work by artist Noelle Mason in an opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton

DFAC Prepares for BIGGEST Show of the Year
An exhibition with over 300 works representing over 300 artists in painting, jewelry making, pastel, colored pencil, watermedia, 35mm & digital photography, clay, printmaking, mixed media, stone carving, enameling and more will be featured.

Florida Soliloquy by Cecile Moran
Solo exhibition of paintings embodying a sense of energy displayed through the interaction of brilliant colors. The images are created by layering and resistance techniques.

Florida Soliloquy by Cecile Moran

Feb. 25 – March 30, 2012
Solo exhibition of paintings embodying a sense of energy displayed through the interaction of brilliant colors. The images are created by layering and resistance techniques.

Feb. 25 – March 30, 2012
Art Uptown, Sarasota, FL

A prolific painter, Cecile’s paintings embody a sense of energy displayed through the interaction of brilliant colors. The images are created by layering and resistance techniques. Paint is applied and removed in selected areas to reveal new and different color relationships.

“Florida is a land of contrasts, extreme weather, differing cultures and diverse tropical terrain and flora. The large expanse of ever-changing skies and the strong horizontal impact of the landscape excite the senses and provide the impetus for my painting,” noted the artist. “I have always been intrigued by the shapes and patterns of natural forms.”

She graduated with a BFA from Boston University College of Fine Arts and an MA in Art Education from California State University. She also studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Cecile’s work is found in public and private collections throughout the United States, Canada and Spain.

As a teaching artist, her life experiences have taken her to diverse locations, from California, New York and Florida to Spain, where she lived and taught for three years. She resided in Tampa for 20 years teaching with Adult, Technical and Community College art programs before moving to Sarasota in 1998.

During this period she was one of five finalists nominated for Adult Education “Teacher of the Year.” She has brought art education to all age levels from Kindergarten to College. In Sarasota, she has conducted art and educational programs for at-risk youth. She currently gives painting workshops and demonstrations in Tampa and Sarasota.

Cecile Moran, a long-time member of Art Uptown, is a past-president of the gallery and serves on the Board. She formerly served as president of the Art Teachers Association of Long Beach and organized conferences for the Southern California Art Education Association.