The Goods: Weekend News (04.13.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Claudia Ryan, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Myakka River wilderness, SCF, Best of Ringling

Featured Artist: Claudia Ryan

Claudia Ryan is one of the major female abstracts artists in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. A 2006 graduate of USF’s MFA program and Ringling College Graduate, Ryan has shown with Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, the Clayton Galleries, Bleu Acier Gallery, and currently lives and works in Bradenton, Florida.

Wild 3: Artists and Animals of Myakka

April 12 – Featuring an exciting presentation of paintings, original prints, drawings and photographs deciphering the fauna of the Myakka River wilderness by prominent artists.

“Why Sculpture Matters” by Board of Directors of the Sarasota Season of Sculpture

April 13 – Speakers and panel members include esteemed artists, arts educators and cultural critics.

2012 Best of Ringling Annual Juried Exhibitions

April 13 – Juried work by Ringling College first year students and upperclass students in the departments of Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Film, Fine Arts, Graphic & Interactive Communications, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design and Photography & Digital Imaging will be featured.

Mindy Solomon Gallery presents “Explicit Content”

April 14 – An exotic showcase of uninhibited, sexually arousing perspectives. Opening and artist talk Saturday, April 14.

SCF Showcases Student Art

April 13 – An annual juried SCF Student Art Exhibition featuring the best artwork produced by State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) students in the 2011-12 academic year.