An exciting project to benefit the artists and city. Through putting local artists in government locations, the city will benefit from the aesthetics and the community will benefit by being able to display and sell their art out of public location for free.
The Showcases Public Art project is now officially underway with the opening of the “New Deal Gallery” in the Federal Building. This new program invites local artists to display their art in one of the City’s Public Buildings for a quarter of the year. There is no cost to the City and no charge to the artist to participate in the Showcases program. To celebrate the opening of the “New Deal Gallery” exhibit and this new program, an Artists Reception will be held at the Federal Building on Thursday November 10th 5:30-9:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend the first exhibit and light refreshments will be offered. Hopefully building on this successful effort in the Federal Building, other City Buildings can be included in the Showcases program in the near-term.
For more information contact Senior Planner Dr. Clifford Smith 356-2200 Ext 4361, Clifford.Smith@sarasotagov.com
For more information on the program contact Public Art Volunteer Virginia Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-400-5217.
Program requirements and an application are available on the public art portion of the city’s website, www.sarasotagov.com/publicart.
Virginia Hoffman is the lead as the City Arts Coordinator. The first cycle of artists are: Brian Brian (photography,) Kate Lowman (paintings,) Julie Trigg (paintings,) Tim Raines (paintings,) and Marcile Powers (graphic art and multimedia display on the evening of the event.)
November 10th 5:30 – 9:00pm.
The first set of work went on display on October 1st, 2011 and will end December 31, 2011. There will be a second set of artists. Applications are encouraged for future seasons.
The Sarasota Federal Building
111 Orange Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236
The event is free and open to the public. There will be free refreshments offered. There will be a live multimedia display by Marcile Powers of 3d graphics of her mandalas mixed with the photography of Brian David Braun.