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The Goods: Weekend News (03.09.12)

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

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.
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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


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.

The Goods: Weekend News (02.17.12)

Todd Smith on Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections
The Tampa Museum of Art is pleased to present an exhibition of approximately 70 works of art that span the career of ROMARE BEARDEN. Executive Director of Tampa Museum of Art, Todd Smith, interviews with Sarasota Visual Art about the exhibit.

Romare Bearden close up from "On the Block"

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.

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Head, Hands & Feet, Nancy Turner

Olda Reviews: Contain It! … Ok, Not So Much.
Review of the Dunedin Fine Art Center – Contain It!

2012 New College Juried Student Art Exhibition
Current – The fourth annual New College Juried Student Art Exhibition features sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking work by 16 New College of Florida students.

ICON: The Work Of Three Artists Re-Examines Iconography
Monday – An image, picture or representation. A sign or likeness that stands for an object, a symbol. Featuring artists; Robert Lovejoy, Vadim Bolshakov, and Gwendolyn Fryer at Art Center Sarasota.

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ICON: The Work Of Three Artists Re-Examines Iconography

February 20 – March 10, 2012
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail

ICON: an image, picture or representation; a sign or likeness that stands for an object, a symbol.

Robert Lovejoy might be considered more an iconoclast than an icon painter. His bold, single images are graphic and narrative, and often reflect his need to question assumptions and presumptions. Some are quirky, some have hidden meanings, yet all grab your attention and present the idea of icon in an unexpected way.

Vadim Bolshakov is a Russian icon painter of traditional religious images, the kind that usually defines the word ‘icon’.

Gwendolyn Fryer’s work is a meditation on what it means to be human. She makes found object contructions in wood, copper, and plaster that have been seen locally at the Selby Gallery of the Ringling College of Art and Design in 2007.