The Goods: Weekend News (01.27.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Romare Bearden, John Cage, John Sims, Aaron Blackall, Alan ReNae Neal, Alicia Tura Stein, New Deal Gallery, Joe Loccisano, SCF Fine Art Gallery, Sarasota Masters Arts Festival


Open letter to the Downtown Merchants Alliance
Miami Beach gets the Basel Art Fair and we get Sarasota Masters Art Festival. Classing a street fair as a “Sarasota Masters Art Festival” and touting unnamed vendors as “the nation’s finest artists” …

Featured Gallery: SCF Fine Art Gallery
Sarasota Visual Art interviews Curator, and Gallery Manager, Joe Loccisano. “My dream exhibition, therefore, would effectively eliminate the perceived barriers between “artist” and “non-artist” and show that art and life are inseparable as they were in ancient culture.”

Biladeau installation

Winter Season Art Exhibit @ New Deal Galllery
January 27 – The free exhibit is part of a visual art program sponsored by the City of Sarasota which showcases local artists for three months.

Anita Wexler

Senior Thesis Art Show – Alan ReNae Neal and Alicia Tura Stein
January 27, 2012 – Closing Reception exhibiting two Ringling College students at Crossly Gallery at Ringling College.

Ringling Senior Thesis Exhibit

Things could have been different
January 28 – JohnSimsProjects presents the first event of the Art and Poetry Salon Series featuring the exhibition, Things could hove been different by Aaron Blackall with poetic response by Matt “Matteo” Kelly.

Aaron Blackall

John Cage’s 33-1/3Performed by Audience
January 28 – In celebration of his enduring legacy and the 2012 centenary of his birth, the Museum is pleased to present John Cage’s 33-1/3 – Performed by Audience – an interactive installation guest curated by Jade Dellinger.

John Cage, Paris 1981 - Marion Kalter

Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections
January 28 – The Tampa Museum of Art is pleased to present an exhibition of approximately 70 works of art that span the career of this internationally renowned artist.

Romare Bearden close up from "On the Block"