March 2012 Blog Posts (38)

New York artist and TV reality star winner of Bravo's Work of Art Kymia Nawabi to speak at New College of Florida, April 18

New College of Florida’s art department and student government are pleased to present New York-based artist Kymia Nawabi, who will speak on April 18, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road. Nawabi’s talk will include the development of her studio work and recent achievements including competing in and winning Bravo’s reality TV series Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.…


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April 2, 3:30-5 pm

Women of Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Rd.

Johnson-Blalock Education Building (room 1003-1004)

Free. No reservations required. For information, call 941-487-4888.

As part of Sharing the Scholarship 2012, New College students Walter Potmesil, Rachel Robison and Irini Zervas will talk about artists Kay Sage, Dorothea Tanning and Joan Mitchell, respectively. Sage was a…


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April in The Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art + Design

April 13 - 21, 2010

2011 Best of Ringling Annual Juried Exhibitions

[OPENING awards ceremony and reception] Friday, April 13, at 5:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony in Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall followed by openings & reception in the galleries of Ringling College until 8:00 p.m.

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…


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SCF Music Program Holds Scholarship Auditions April 21

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Music Program will hold scholarship auditions for vocal and instrumental students planning to enroll in the 2012-2013 academic year at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Music and Theatre Building at SCF Bradenton, 5480 26th St. West.

Students also will learn more about the Music Program and tour the new state-of-the-art facility equipped with acoustics, classrooms, studios, offices and practice rooms with digital keyboards and…


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Taking the Asolo Rep Challenge

Did you know that Asolo Rep is one of the few theatres in the country producing plays in true repertory tradition?

Or, as Producing Artist Director Michael Donald Edwards puts it, “…one of the few theatres with rep in its name that actually does rep.” What that means is that you can see three or four different shows, all in one week, all in the same theatre. How do we do it? We invite you to TAKE THE REP CHALLENGE AND FIND OUT!

For the entire month of April, if you see three…


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The Baobab Tree Gallery to host British artist Ben Sims

The Baobab Tree Gallery in Bradenton's Village of the Arts invites you to their First Friday Opening Reception for artist Ben Sims on April 6th, 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

    The exhibition running through May 25 features paintings by British-born artist Ben Sims. Christine and Gordon Turner, owners and artists in residence of the gallery, have worked closely…


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Sarasota Guitar Company is Giving Away $1,000 Gift Card on April Fools’ Day!

No Fooling!

All you have to do is show up at the guitar, bass and accessories retailer’s Sarasota store at 2 p.m., April 1, wearing a Sarasota Guitar Company t-shirt

(Sarasota, Florida) Sarasota Guitar Company owner Scott Cook wants you to be in a video he is filming at his Sarasota location, 4333 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, on Sunday, April 1, 2012, at 2 p.m. And he is betting that a chance to win a $1,000 Sarasota Guitar Company store gift card immediately after the shoot…


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Florida's Top 100 Buildings Include Nine from Sarasota County

The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) has developed a list of what they consider to be the Top 100 Buildings in the state of Florida. Nine Sarasota County buildings were named among the top 100

The public is encouraged to participate in the selection of “Florida’s Favorite Buildings” by voting online at before midnight, April 6, 2012.

Let's put…


Added by on March 28, 2012 at 9:32pm — No Comments

"God of Carnage" through a mother's eyes

Since becoming a mother, I filter nearly everything through a new lens.  On a simple level, I am wistfully nostalgic when I see pregnant women or babies smaller than my own; but more deeply, when I see a report of a young child hurt or missing, my sorrow seems to go someplace more primal, where I am connected to all mothers who have come before me and those who will follow.

When my husband I were last in New York City for a babymoon, Broadway’s “God of Carnage,” frankly, wasn’t on our…


Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on March 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments


National Joe Day is one of those obscure holidays with the purpose of exercising some fun. Although not designated by Congress as an official national holiday, it is celebrated every year on March 27th.

The origins of this holiday are rather murky, but the gist is that everyone can call themselves Joe on this day. If you’re female, just say it is short for Josephine. Anyone can call themselves Joe on this holiday – even the real Joes.

Possibly derived from the Scottish word jo…


Added by Joe Spinella, Tenor / Singer on March 26, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Art Call – Theme “Nature” Juried Art Competition Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries with the theme “Nature” for a juried art competition for the month of April 2012. …

Art Call – Theme “Nature” Juried Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries with the theme “Nature” for a juried art competition for the month of April 2012. The gallery invites all 2D artists (including photography)…


Added by John R Math on March 22, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Yay! Not Nay: Creativity is for everyone

The first week after being laid off from eight years on the job at the Herald-Tribune – and already knowing I was not going to look for full time work (unless fear and anxiety totally took me over) I was offered the opportunity to go to a “creativity…


Added by Emily Leinfuss on March 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

How I Discovered a BETTER Way to Market My Art and Photoigraphy Busines By Using a Advertising Brokerage Service


Its a fact,art and photography marketing in today's challenging advertising environment demands knowledge,objectivity and a very specific and  "targeted" marketing plan. We had spend lots of time and money in marketing our own art photography without much success.


Recognizing the need to better "optimize" out advertising budget and marketing plans, we found out about the Art Marketing Agency,Sarasota,Florida.…


Added by on March 16, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments

The Asolo Rep's Yentl - My thoughts

      My friend asked me to go along with her to see Yentl this evening at the Asolo Rep and I was thrilled.  I don't often to the theater, although I love it.  Like everyone else, I'm watching my budget.  Honestly, Yentl might not have been my first choice because I saw the movie with Barbra Streisand when I was younger and was satisfied.  I thought I knew Yentl? I had another thing coming.

      This production did not use the music from the film. Remember "Papa can you hear me??"…


Added by Adriana Dickinson on March 14, 2012 at 11:50pm — 1 Comment

Music of Maurice Duruflé Celebrated at Church of the Redeemer Sarasota Debut of Conductor Todd Craven

The music of French composer and organist Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) will be celebrated at the Church of the Redeemer on Sunday, March 18 at 5:15 p.m., in a special concert featuring orchestra and choir under the direction of conductor Todd Craven, formerly principal trumpet of the Sarasota Orchestra and Sarasota Brass Quintet. This concert marks Craven’s conducting debut in Sarasota.

Duruflé’s most famous work, Requiem op. 9, in d minor, will be performed with Redeemer soloists and…


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That's Entertainment Mega Mixer with the Sarasota County Film Commission

"That's Entertainment" Mega Mixer

Event Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Event Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Event Location: Flight Source International, Inc.

Event Address:

1244 Clyde Jones Road

Sarasota, Florida 34243

(11 thousand sq ft hangar located at

SRQ ~ Bradenton Int'l Airport)

Located off Tallevast between 41 and old 301,



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Banyan Theater Company To Hold Auditions For Summer Season

 The Banyan Theater Company will hold auditions for its summer 2012 season on Monday, March 19 and Monday, April 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Those wishing to audition may schedule an appointment by calling 941-351-1277; prepare a five-minute maximum audition including two contrasting pieces; and bring headshots and a resume.

Men and women are invited to audition for Athol…


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Theatre Odyssey’s Ten – Minute Play Festival Features Local Talent

Theatre Odyssey will present its seventh annual Ten-Minute Play Festival April 6 – 8 at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Theater, 1646 10th Way in Sarasota. Friday and Saturday the eight plays will be presented at 8:00 pm. Sunday offers the program at a 2:00 matinee. Tickets are $15. For information or to purchase tickets, visit the web site

The lineup of playwrights and plays include:

▪Marvin Albert: All Too…


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The Hermitage Artist Retreat, along with the Greenfield Foundation, are pleased to announce a schedule of events during what has become the Greenfield Prize Weekend. FREE talks and panel discussions include time for the public to meet and interact with prizewinners, as well as internationally known arts leaders.

The weekend, beginning on Friday, March 30st and…


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Art Center Sarasota Presents ICONCEPT 2012 March 30

A select group of creative and talented artists from the Sarasota area were invited to display their work through the medium of fashion. Witness their creativity come to life in a dazzling runway show. Using mostly non-traditional materials, the artists are challenged to create unique, over-the-top pieces that express their artistic vision. iconcept 2012 will once again blow the audience away with outrageous fashion and creative performances.…


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