Florida Fantastica by MF Cardamone

January 9 – March 3, 2013
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL

Science inspires art in colorful mixed media show, Florida Fantastica by Philadelphia native MF Cardamone. Her clear and insightful artwork illuminates people’s relationship with plants.

January 9 – March 3, 2013
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL

MF Cardamone, Tree of Life
MF Cardamone, Tree of Life

Science inspires art in colorful mixed media show, Florida Fantastica by Philadelphia native MF Cardamone. Her clear and insightful artwork illuminates people’s relationship with plants. The exhibition is included in Selby Gardens admission and will be on display in The Museum of Botany and the Arts January 9 – March 3, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Cardamone at the free public opening on January 10.

In this unique form of art, Cardamone records a plant’s life history, ecology, folklore, wildlife value and medicinal uses by combining specimens with digital imagery, inks and hand drawn touches that playfully modernize the traditions of plant specimen mounting and botanical illustration. Like Selby Gardens, Cardamone has a passion for the education and preservation of plants, but above all, her artwork strives to express the connections between plants and people. She explains, “I like to create visual puzzles with my work and try to evoke a sense of mystery and wonder in the viewer because that’s the way I feel about the natural world. I’m in awe of its power to sustain and heal us – and its beauty!”

Together with Selby Gardens’ Botany Director, Bruce Holst, Education Director, Jeannie Perales, and Horitculture Director, Mike McLaughlin, Cardamone developed a list of plants representing both the Gardens and Florida. Many of these selections will be featured in the Florida Fantastica exhibition which coincides by design with statewide celebrations of Florida’s 500th anniversary.

Special Programming:

1. Public Opening Reception – Museum of Botany and the Arts, January 10, 5:30 pm

2. Associates’ Luncheon Lecture by Jeannie Perales – Mattison’s Forty-One, January 21, 11:30 am

3. “The Art of Plants” – Plant & Garden Festival, Selby Gardens, February 23, 24, 10:00am–5:00pm

4. Free Noon Lecture: Of Plants & People with Dr. Matthew Mclendon, February 26, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL

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Stephen McFadden shoots 10×10

Stephen McFadden provides you with a video tour of the most recent 10×10 Event held at State of the Art Gallery, March 2012.

See the speakers at this particular 10×10 event here: Introducing Thursday Night’s Leaders: 10×10

The intention of this event is to showcase and introduce a diverse group of leaders from the local creative community. Each speaker will present 10 images. The images will automatically advance every 30 seconds. In 300 seconds and 10 images, each speaker will give us an overview of their background, current work, or interests.

Learn more about Stephen McFadden: www.mcfaddencreative.com

Introducing Thursday Night’s Leaders: 10×10

March 15 will host a lecture series by 10 of Sarasota’s local creative leaders. Sarasota Visual Art gives a look into who these people are ahead of time as a visual amuse-bouche to Thursday’s event.

The intention of this event is to showcase and introduce a diverse group of leaders from the local creative community. Each speaker will present 10 images. The images will automatically advance every 30 seconds. In 300 seconds and 10 images, each speaker will give us an overview of their background, current work, or interests. Scroll down for time and location.


Carl Abbott (Architect)

Carl AbbottCarl Abbott’s Architecture has been recognized internationally — for the past four decades his office has been one of the most highly awarded firms in the Florida / Caribbean Region. Carl is also a member of the original Sarasota School of Architecture. Among his many recognitions, Carl is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has been awarded the AIA Florida Caribbean / Region’s Medal of Honor for Design and the Architectural Firm Honor Award. The University of Florida recognized him as a Distinguished Architectural Alumnus. He has taught and lectured in many places including Yale, Harvard and the World Monument Foundation.¬ From Yale, Carl received his Masters with studies under Paul Rudolph, Vincent Scully, Louis Kahn (University of Florida), a Bachelors with studies under Bill Stewart, Buckminster Fuller. He has worked in Hawaii, in New York with I.M. Pei, and in London with Yale classmates Richard Rogers and Norman Foster.
Ann Albritton (Art Historian) Ann AlbrittonPh. D., teaches contemporary art history and women artists in history among other art history subjects at the Ringling College of Art and Design. She’s taught in France, Eastern Europe, New York, Washington State and Ohio. She also publishes articles, writes reviews and presents papers for major art conferences.. For two years, between 1993 and 1995, Ann Albritton, Ringling College of Art and Design, taught modern and contemporary art history at the Grigorescu Academy of Art (now the National University of Fine Arts) in Bucharest, Romania.

View our featured article here: Interview with Ann Albritton

Dasha Reich (Artist) Dasha ReichAndrea Dasha Reich was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in a creative and progressive environment. Her Father was a lawyer and political activist and her mother was a graduate of the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. She was raised in a Bauhaus designed apartment building filled with inspiring original artwork of that era. When her family relocated to Israel in 1960, Dasha studied art and design at the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, under renowned modernist painters Yossi Stern and Moshe Rosenthalis.

After emigrating to the United States in 1966, Dasha enjoyed successful careers working in fashion design, accessories, home furnishing, textile design, tableware, and commercial space design. Her abstract paintings reflect her travels to Eastern and Western Europe, the Orient, the Middle East, and Mexico, and she draws inspiration from various aspects of our inter-connected, global culture.

Jeannie Perales, (Director of Education Selby Gardens) Jeannie PeralesJeannie Perales has been the Director of Education at The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens since 2010. Prior to that, she was a Museum Educator at The Denver Art Museum followed by The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. A Florida native, Jeannie returned to her hometown of Sarasota in 2005 after giving birth to her first child in Spain. With degrees in Communications, Cultural Anthropology and Educational Psychology coupled with her museum experience, Ms. Perales’ skill is in feeding information to the public in digestible bites through informal programs such as lectures, tours, interactive elements, and classes. Professionally, she’s spent twelve years in art museums and botanical gardens working with content specialists to design programs for visitors. A self-proclaimed generalist, Jeannie claims that “although not an authority on any one topic, I am an educator which means that the only thing I like more than information is sharing it in accessible and fun ways.” Ms. Perales lives in Sarasota with her husband, Daniel Perales and their two children, Kique, 6 ½ and Lucia, 5.
Kevin Dean (Artist, Selby Gallery Director) Kevin DeanB.A., M.A., Director of Selby Gallery, Co-Coordinator of American Humanities. He has written for the Galesburg Registered Mail, Chicago’s New Art Examiner, Longboat Observer, Bradenton Herald, Sarasota Magazine, Art Voices Magazine, Sarasota Arts Review and numerous exhibition catalog essays. In 1985 Dean began teaching studio and art history at Sarasota’s internationally-renown Ringling College of Art and Design and became the director of the art college’s Selby Gallery nine years later where he now works today.
Maribeth Clark (Musicologist) Maribeth ClarkNew College – Associate Professor of Music, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, M.A., University of North, Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.M. (Musicology), Rice University

In both her research and teaching, Professor Clark moves among the disciplines of musicology (music history), ethnomusicology (anthropology of music), and dance history, striving to demonstrate the ways that experiences of music are culturally constructed and historically situated.

Most of Professor Clark’s research has focused on French opera and ballet of the nineteenth century; however, she has recently developed strong interests in representations of nature in music and the tradition of music education at Lutheran liberal arts colleges. She teaches on a wide range of topics in music history, including courses on the history of opera and music and the environment.

Dr. Matthew McLendon, (Ringling Museum Curator) Associate curator of modern and contemporary art is responsible not only for overseeing all aspects of the museum’s permanent collection from 1850 onward, but also curating new exhibits. Prior to his appointment, Dr. McLendon, a native Floridian, was appointed the first Curator of Academic Initiatives at The George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College. Dr. Matthew McLendon is an alumnus of Florida State University where he received Bachelor of Art degrees in both Art History and Music. While at FSU, he was the first intern in the department of Interpretation and Education at Tate Britain, London. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. McLendon returned to London to study at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London where he received his MA and PhD.

View our featured article here: Interview with Matthew McLendon

Matt Walsh, (CEO and Editor Observer Group) Matt WalshBorn in St. Louis, Walsh is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and attended the University of Kansas Graduate School of Business. Matt Walsh is CEO and co-owner of The Observer Group Inc. — publisher of the Gulf Coast Business Review, Gulf Coast Commercial, The Sarasota Observer, The Longboat Observer, The East County Observer, The South Sarasota Observer, The North Manatee Observer and Season magazine. Since then, through a combination of four startups and three small acquisitions, the company has grown from 18 employees to 60 and increased revenues more than sixfold.

The Observers are a group of free community weeklies that reach 200,000 readers per week in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The Review, in contrast, serves as highly targeted audience of 5,000 CEOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders from Tampa Bay to Naples and is the only weekly business paper covering the west coast of Florida.

Rick Rados (Architect / Painter) Rick RadosAIA studied art at the University of Tampa prior to transferring to the University of Florida to pursue an architectural degree. While there he also studied painting under Hiram Williams. He earned his architectural degree from the University of Florida in 1963 and became a registered Florida Architect in 1965.

His Architecture has received dozens of awards for design excellence and has been published in numerous periodicals, journals and books. He has been an adjunct faculty member in design studios and an occasional visiting critic at the Schools of Architecture at the University of Florida and the University of South Florida. He has been elected to the rank of “Distinguished Alumni” at the University of Florida School of Architecture and was awarded the 2003 “Medal of Honor” by the Tampa Bay area chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

During the course of his architectural practice he routinely utilized drawing and painting as instruments of architectural design research and development. In 2003 he closed his architecture practice and returned to painting. Currently, he is also a part time adjunct faculty member at the University of South Florida where he teaches a graduate level architectural design studio.

Uzi Baram (Anthropologist) Uzi BaramProfessor, Anthropology, Director, New College Public Archaeology Lab

Uzi Baram is an anthropologist who teaches a wide range of archaeology and cultural anthropology courses. As a New College professor, Professor Baram has moved his principle area of research from the eastern Mediterranean to the west coast of Florida. In the eastern Mediterranean he has studied the material culture, cultural landscapes, Western travel accounts, and social identities of the Ottoman Empire. Current research on the Middle East examines the intersection of archaeology and heritage tourism.


Where: State of the Art Gallery
1525 State Street, Sarasota, FL

Time: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Presentations

Cost: $10 tickets are available at the door or can be purchased at the State of the Art Gallery or by calling 955-2787, includes passed H’orderves and complimentary glass of wine.

Facebook Event RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/237161116373480/


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The Goods: Weekend News (03.09.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Morean Arts Center, Gale Fulton Ross, Andy Warhol and Friends, 10×10, Art Center Sarasota, Iconography

Olda Reviews: I LIKE MY ART LIKE MY VEGGIES…
Art hasn’t always been (and presumably won’t always be) bought and sold the way it is today. St. Petersburg’s Morean Arts Center is putting another option on the table. Introducing the farm box of art[…]
Featured Artist: Gale Fulton Ross
Currently, my work is abstract. However, I am still in love with the face and figure. I speak in two art languages. My figures are stronger because I have been doing them a lot longer and I am known for emotional expression.
Gale Fulton Ross
Mouth of the Basin
ANDY WARHOL & FRIENDS
March 10 – An exhibit of vividly hued screen prints as well as photographs and photo booth strips from 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. They feature portraits of such celebrities as John Wayne, Liza Minnelli, Sting, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone, Grace Jones and Dennis Hopper. Also included are Warhol’s famous self-portraits.
Andy Warhol
Liza Minnelli, 1977 © 2012 The Any Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
10×10: ten images by ten presenters
Upcoming – Showcasing and introducing a diverse group of leaders from the local creative community. Each speaker will present 10 images. Ann Albritton, Carl Abbott, Dasha Reich, Jeannie Perales, Kevin Dean, Maribeth Clark, Matthew McLendon, Matt Walsh, Rick Rados, Uzi Baram

10x10

Artists Who Made Sarasota Famous & The Story of the Sarasota Art Association
Closing – Recognizing over 40 artists who established Art Center Sarasota as a dynamic and vital community art center, and chronicling the Art Association’s formative years through photography and unique memorabilia.
ICON: The Work Of Three Artists Re-Examines Iconography
Closing – An exhibit presenting Robert Lovejoy, Vadim Bolshakov, and Gwendolyn Fryer at the Art Center Sarasota.

10×10: ten images by ten presenters

Showcasing and introduce a diverse group of leaders from the local creative community. Each speaker will present 10 images. Ann Albritton, Carl Abbott, Dasha Reich, Jeannie Perales, Kevin Dean, Maribeth Clark, Matthew McLendon, Matt Walsh, Rick Rados, Uzi Baram

Thursday, March 15, 2012 (5:30pm – 7:00pm)
1525 State Street, Sarasota, FL

The 10×10 event is open to the public. The intention of these events is to showcase and introduce a diverse group of leaders from the local creative community. Each speaker will present 10 images. The images will automatically advance every 30 seconds. In 300 seconds and 10 images, each speaker will give us an overview of their background, current work, or interests. The informal and fast paced 10×10 events are organized quarterly.

Speakers:

Ann Albritton (Art Historian)
Carl Abbott (Architect)
Dasha Reich (Artist)
Jeannie Perales, (Director of Education Selby Gardens)
Kevin Dean (Artist, Selby Gallery Director)
Maribeth Clark (Musicologist)
Matthew McLendon, (Ringling Museum Curator)
Matt Walsh, (CEO and Editor Observer Group)
Rick Rados (Architect / Painter)
Uzi Baram (Anthropologist)

Cost: $10, at the door, includes passed H’orderves and complimentary glass of wine

The 10×10 event is organized by Architect Michael Halflants of Halflants + Pichette and Artist, Tim Jaeger in an effort to provide a forum to discuss art, design, research / creative interest, and community stewardship. The event is sponsored by State of the Art Gallery, State Street Eating House, SarasotaVisualArt.com, and SRQ Magazine.

10x10

For more information call Tim Jaeger (941.400.0598, email: regeajstudio [at] gmail.com) or visit 10×10 on FaceBook