The Goods: Weekend News (10.21.11)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of exhibitions and events for the upcoming weekend. This features the weekend of Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23.



Interview with Kim Anderson, curator of Material Matters http://bit.ly/oic7dw


Going to an art opening this weekend? Email us your pics of art openings at info@sarasotavisualart.com

Friday, October 21:

Towles Court, Third Friday Artwalk. Visit galleries, view demonstrations and listen to music. 6-10 p.m. Adams Lane, west of U.S. 301 (south of Ringling Boulevard) 374-1988 towlescourt.com.

Kim Russo: Family, [Opening Night] a solo exhibition at the Cornell Museum of Fine Arts Cornell Museum of Fine Arts

Family (Kitchen), 2011 / Watercolor and graphite / 23 in. x 28-1/2 in.

Kim Russo, department head of the Fine Art department of the Ringling College of Art + Design opens Family, a solo exhibition at the Cornell Museum of Fine Arts. Family is a series of drawings of Florida families with lesbian parents. By representing these families in situations from their everyday lives, my intent is to question the fear and anger that surrounds debates about gay marriage and adoption in America. The final three works are life size drawings on paper that measure 10 x 6 feet. The exhibition will also include smaller studies. For more information visit: http://www.rollins.edu/cfam/exhibitions/future.html

Silver Springs: The Underwater Photography of Bruce Mozert
Opens Oct. 21 in Temporary Exhibition at South Florida Museum

Bruce Mozert

A traveling exhibition featuring more than 40 black and white photographs depicting Bruce Mozert’s innovative work will be showcased in “Silver Springs: The Underwater Photography of Bruce Mozert” in the South Florida Museum’s East Gallery, Oct. 21, 2011 – Jan. 15, 2012. The exhibition is based on a book of the same title created by Gary Monroe and organized by a former curator of the Appleton Museum, Dr. Leslie Hammond. Access to the exhibition is included with general admission to the South Florida Museum.

The Annual Empty Bowls Event, benefiting the Food Bank of Manatee, is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 21 (Renaissance on 9th in Bradenton) and 22 (Main Street in Lakewood Ranch). Enjoy a variety of delicious soups from local restaurants and take home a unique, handcrafted ceramic bowl made by local potters, all for $20. To purchase tickets, call (941) 749-0100 or visit foodbankofmanatee.org

I Dream of Paris, paintings of famous Paris landmarks by Sarasota artist Françoise Mandonnaud Stotts, will be on display at The Alliance Française in the Towles Court Pavilion, 200 S. Washington Blvd. in downtown Sarasota, from October 21 to November 15. An artist reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. on October 21.

Crossley Gallery Exhibit: White Out, [Last Day of Exhibit] Crossley Gallery Ringling College of Art and Design 2700 N. Tamiami Trail www.ringling.edu

Celebrating the Art of Beverly A. Smith, Jini Mount and Moving Ethos 6 – 10pm, The Celery Barn in Towles Court – Celebrating the Art of Beverly A. Smith , Jini Mount and Moving Ethos / Festival sARTee runs currently with Ringling International Arts Festival. The Celery Barn in Towles Court, 266 S. Links Ave., Sarasota, FL 34231

Enviro-Art Competition, 6 p.m. Village of the Arts, Bradenton, FL
A celebration for the artists involved in the 2011 enviro-art competition. Tickets $25/per person and include a glass of wine and an appetizer courtesy of Ortygia Ristorante. Those who are not of drinking age and students can get in for a reduced $10 ticket price. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/nVLe3d

Monday, October 24

Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County Annual Awards Celebration

13th Annual Awards Celebration on Monday, October 24 at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The Awards Celebration will feature special performances by Sarasota Ballet, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and Sarasota Youth Opera. We will be announcing the recipients of this year’s Arts Leadership Awards, John Ringling Towers Fund Invidual Artist and Historic Preservation Awards, Tourist Development/Cultural Arts Grants, and Opportunity Grants. Admission is complimentary.