The Corner & the Crane Photographic Works by Dylan Johnston & Brandon Paul Bakus

November 25 – December 1, 2012
Clothesline Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Clotheline’s first photography exhibit, The Corner & The Crane focuses on first impressions of foreign states, specifically The Bahamas (The Corner) and Istanbul (the Crane).

November 25 – December 1, 2012
Clothesline Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Closing Reception:Friday, November 30th. 2012 from 5-9 P.M.

Clotheline’s first photography exhibit, The Corner & The Crane focuses on first impressions of foreign states, specifically The Bahamas (The Corner) and Istanbul (the Crane). Shot in a social documentary and journalistic manner, the works aim to present an existence or culture unknown to many American citizens. The images create a framework, whereby the viewer is invited to understand and empathize with the subjects. Both photographers offer a unique perspective of their individual travels.

Dylan Johnston’s photographs reveal his journey 100 miles off the shores of Florida to the remote island of Grand Cay. “Whether out fishing or staying on the island…life is teeming all around you in vibrant colors,” says Johnston, “These are my experiences on the boat and in a nation trying to rebuild itself.” His photographs speak to the gritty, authentic life that exists behind the tourist image of the Bahamas.

Meanwhile, photographs by Brandon Bakus focus on economic growth in a city whose antiquity and history are richly layered. “Malls, Cinemas, Hotels, luxury apartments and cars, American & Western style Café’s and food; [these] ‘ideals’ sprout up like behemoths[…]” Bakus’ juxtapositions of old and new raise questions and add to the discussion about globalized, contemporary life.

The exhibition will be on display from November 25th through December 1st at Clothesline Gallery & Boutique. 529 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL. For more info, contact gallery@clotheslinetees.com


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10th Annual Watercolor Exhibition

November 7 – January 16, 2012
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL

Original watercolors painted by instructor Carolyn Merenda and her talented students are on display.

November 7 – January 16, 2012
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL

November 19, 2012 – Sarasota, FL – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens presents its 10th Annual Watercolor Exhibition. The exhibit is open November 7 – January 16, 2012 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Historic Selby House.

Watercolor by Carolyn Merenda

Original watercolors painted by instructor Carolyn Merenda and her talented students are on display, and for sale. Familiar Selby florals and landscapes will be represented, as well as a variety of beautiful images reflecting the interests of this diverse group of artists.

Admission to this exhibition is included in the regular Gardens’ admission fee. For further information visit www.selby.org.


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Between the Lines: Word and Image from Graphicstudio

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Featuring works by Lesley Dill, Kiki Smith, Ed Ruscha, Arakawa, and others at St. Petersburg Eckerd College.

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Featuring works by Lesley Dill (Featured Interview), Kiki Smith, Ed Ruscha, Arakawa, and others.

Opening at 6pm in the Reception Fox Hall, continuing at 7pm for th eExhibition Tour Armacost Library. It is requested that you RSVP by March 22 by calling 727-864-7713 or email advancement@eckerd.edu.

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Lesley Dill | Poem Dress of Circulation | Multimedia assemblage lithographed | image courtesy of Graphicstudio
Graphicstudio Kiki Smith
Kiki Smith | The Vitreous Body | Book of 18 woodblock prints with text by Parmenides of Elea | image courtesy of Graphicstudio
Graphicstudio Kiki Smith
Kiki Smith | The Vitreous Body | Book of 18 woodblock prints with text by Parmenides of Elea | image courtesy of Graphicstudio

About Graphicstudio
Graphicstudio is a university-based atelier engaged in a unique experiment in art and education, committed to research and the application of traditional and new techniques for the production of limited edition prints and sculpture multiples. Graphicstudio with the Contemporary Art Museum and the Public Art Program form the Institute for Research in Art in the College of The Arts at the University of South Florida.

www.graphicstudio.usf.edu


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Appreciating Abstraction: Four Artists Exhibit at The Studio at Gulf and Pine

March 21 – April 17, 2012
The Studio at Gulf and Pine invites you to an evening of experiencing and learning about abstract art.

March 21 – April 17, 2012
The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Guld Drive, Anna Maria Island, FL

Exhibiting artists include: Alyssia Lazin (Internationally Renowned Photographer), Bob Brown (Emerging Contemporary Abstract Painter), Pavel Kapic (Internationally Collected Abstract Painter), Jim Ladd (Award Winning Watercolor Artist).

Opening is Friday, March 23, 2012.

5:00pm – Painting Demo by Bob Brown, limited to 20, drawing for demo painting, reservations are required, tickets are $100. Call 941.685.0797, proceeds benefit The Studio at Gulf and Pine.

6:00pm – “The Art of Collecting”, Gene Aubry, architect for The Rothko Chapel, board member of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and a 45 year collector of contemporary abstract art will discuss collecting for enjoyment and investment.

6:30pm – FREE Wine, cheese and jazz by the MHS Island Jazz Combo.

For more information, call 941.778.1906

DFAC Prepares for BIGGEST Show of the Year

February 24 – April 13, 2012
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.

February 24 – April 13, 2012
Dunedin Fine Art Center

With over 300 works representing over 300 artists, S&M (Summa+Magna): DFAC Student / Member and Faculty Exhibitions represent the total and magnificent creative experience offered at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. Works in painting, jewelry making, pastel, colored pencil, watermedia, 35mm & digital photography, clay, printmaking, mixed media, stone carving, enameling and more will be featured.

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Arlene Richardson, A New Day, oil

“This is always such a tremendous exhibit,” says Catherine Bergmann who as Curator AND Director of Adult Education at DFAC has a deep involvement with the show. “Square footage wise this is certainly the biggest show we have! To see the breadth of talent represented in this exhibition is truly inspiring,” she concludes.

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Mary McDonell, One Red One Green, oil on panel

The opening reception for the BIG show is February 24th from 6-8pm. Admission is $5, DFAC Members admitted Free.

Exhibitions run through April 13, 2012. Admission is FREE

the Dunedin Fine Art Center – 1143 Michigan Blvd. – Dunedin, FL – 727.298.DFAC / www.dfac.org

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Dave Pauley, Spirit, orange translucent alabaster