An Open Invitation by Kasey Lou Lindley

Hey there!

So, I moved back to Sarasota a short while ago. I was originally going to write about the fluctuating art scene in Sarasota, and why the youth feel compelled to move… but I’m over that now. I’m pretty nomadic myself, so I get it. AND, the Harvey Milk Festival happened, which was great, so thank you for that!

I’ve decided that what I would like to focus on is fostering and building up the alternative art community within, and close to, Sarasota. I’ve come to terms with its “ebb and flow” and I’ve decided I’d like to embrace it, and learn from it as well. Soooo, I’d like to propose an experiment of sorts. I’ve participated in several collectives, and I’d like to get another one going here. This “collective” wouldn’t really be about making money or specifically for visual arts either – it would mainly be for a learning experience, experimentation, and fun. Kind of like the Gutai Group, but different. I ‘m interested in bringing multiple aspects of the community together to create a contemporary Think Tank of sorts – this would entail art shows, open studios, group discussions, critiques, music, poetry; you name it. I envision this as an open group that is non-discriminatory. Are you currently a student or graduate? Great! Never been to art school? That’s great too! We can all learn from each other. I’m also interested in reaching out to writers, musicians, intellectuals, and folks outside of Sarasota as well (St. Pete? Tampa?). If you’re interested in this experiment, please feel free to contact me at Kaseylou20@gmail.com. Don’t be shy. I intend to be contacted by folks from all walks of life, which could make for something extremely interesting (and hopefully ambitious). I plan to be here for awhile!

http://kaseyloulindley.org/
http://kaseyloulindley.org/

ArtFest 2013 “Beyond Bullying”

Friday, May 17, 2013 (7pm – 11pm)
MillerBrady Fine Art Gallery, Sarasota

A group show for Harvey Milk Festival 2013 being held downtown Sarasota in the Rosemary District.

Friday, May 17, 2013 (7pm – 11pm)
MillerBrady Fine Art Gallery, Sarasota

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The Equality Gallery opening will take place on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 7pm to 11pm at MillerBrady Fine Art Gallery, 614 Florida Ave, Sarasota (in the Rosemary District) and run through the end of the festival. This year’s art gallery theme is “Beyond Bullying”.

There will also be live art installations coming to life at the HMF/ Music Festival on Saturday, May 18th at Selby Five Points Park downtown. The theme for the live art installations is “Change & Equality”.

The Harvey Milk Festival features a variety of attractions including live music, film, performing and visual artists, speakers, and vendors designed to engage a large and diverse audience. Harvey Milk Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible.

For more information visit the Harvey Milk Festival’s website: http://harveymilkfestival.com

MillerBrady Fine Art Gallery, 614 Florida Ave, Sarasota, FL

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The Goods: Weekend News (05.11.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Harvey Milk Festival, Florida Artist Group, Erik Levine, Willem de Kooning, George Segal, Louise Nevelson, Manuel Neri, Deborah Butterfield, Joan Miro, Isamu Noguchi, Evan Lovejoy

The Equality Gallery – Harvey Milk Festival

May 11 – ‘The Silent T’ Art Opening will be held at The Ivory Lounge, presenting work from local and national artists on the theme of equality.

Annual Community Exhibition: Florida Artist Group

May 11 – The purpose of the group is to stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the State of Florida. Membership is determined by a jury of current members.

Object Image / Erik Levine / Sculpture and Video

Now – This exhibition includes two recent video works, cocker (2010) and post time (2012) that explore his interest in the masculine figures. Levine is less concerned with the actual fight than with the rituals in which these men partake during fight preparation.

Masterworks of 20th Century Sculputre from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection

Now – An exhibition that allows a thoughtful consideration of the tension between the abstract and the representational that dominated 20th century aesthetic concerns. Willem de Kooning, George Segal, Louise Nevelson, Manuel Neri, Deborah Butterfield, Joan Miro, Isamu Noguchi

Clothesline Gallery Presents Hypnagogia: Works by Evan Lovejoy

Closing – “Hypnagogia is a mental space in which abstract ideas can take visual form freely,” says Lovejoy, “It is the cerebral playground where all of my paintings begin.”

The Equality Gallery – Harvey Milk Festival

May 11 – 12, 2012
‘The Silent T’ Art Opening will be held at The Ivory Lounge, presenting work from local and national artists on the theme of equality.

May 11, 2012 (6:00pm – 10:00pm)
Ivory Lounge – 1413 Main St, Sarasota,FL

‘The Silent T’ Art Opening will be held at The Ivory Lounge, presenting work from local and national artists on the theme of equality. The band Sons of Hippies is set to perform, as well as DJ Ansidis. The exhibit will also be open on May 12th, beginning at 4:00 pm.

RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/316462798424285/

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