Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, ARTbeat! 12.30.2015

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Arts and Cultural Alliance
art beat Dec. 30, 2015
Your source for news on arts and culture around Sarasota County.

The Alliance will be closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2016. Next week, ARTbeat will return to its regular publication day of Friday.

Happy New Year!!
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Happy New Year from the Staff at the Alliance!

May 2016 be filled with creativity and inspiration!

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Announcement: The Players Theatre announces New Studio Opening

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Just Announced: The Players Performing Arts Studio, the educational arm of The Players Theatre, will relocate to a brand new facility in Sept. 2016 with the help of donor Arnold Simonsen. The Arnold Simonsen Players Studio will be a new state-of-art facility located within walking distance of the existing theatre, on Boulevard of the Arts in the new Rosemary Square development.

In its 20th year, the current studio provides vital training to over 300+ students from ages three years old and up.

There are still interior naming opportunities at the new studio. Please contact Michelle Bianchi Pingel for additional information regarding naming opportunities at 941-365-2494 or [email protected]

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Sarasota Orchestra presents
Masterworks Series: Winter Dreams

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Under the baton of Music Director Anu Tali the Sarasota Orchestra celebrates winter with an all-Russian program featuring the music of Dunayevsky, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.

Masterworks Series: Winter Dreams highlights include Estonian pianist Mihkel Poll’s rendition of Rachmaninoff‘s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Jan. 7, 8:00 p.m. – Neel Performing Arts Center
Jan. 8, 8:00 p.m. – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hal
Jan. 9, 8:00 p.m. – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Jan. 10, 2:30 p.m. – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Tickets from $30. Please call the box office at 941-953-3434, or visit www.SarasotaOrchestra.org to purchase tickets.

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Bookstore1Sarasota’s
Beyond the Book Club

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Bookstore1Sarasota presents their latest Beyond the Book Club special event with Author Nancy Reisman on Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St.

Reisman will discuss her book Trompe L’Oeil. The event is free. Purchase of Trompe L’Oeil at Bookstore1Sarasota is highly recommended to help you engage in the meet and greet event. Italian pastries and coffee will be served.

Reserve a seat by clicking here!

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Amer Kobaslija – A 10-Year Survey Opening Reception
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Ringling College Willis Smith Gallery presents Amer Kobaslija – A 10-Year Survey with an Opening Reception on Jan. 15 from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at Willis Smith Gallery, Academic Center, 2363 Old Bradenton Road. (Art is on display from Jan. 15 – Feb. 20, 2016). 

Amer Kobaslija – A 10-Year Survey is a selection of over two dozen large and small-scale paintings exploring a variety of subjects that have occupied the artist’s attention over the past decade. The exhibition will include views of Kesennuma, Japan where the tsunami came ashore in 2011, paintings of the artist’s studio, Balthus’s studio and Switzerland, miniature paintings, and Florida landscapes.                                                                                 

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Artist Reception for Dabbert Gallery’s Realism, the Art of Make Believe

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Dabbert Gallery presents a free Opening Artist Reception on Jan. 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. for the exhibit Realism, the Art of Make Believe. The gallery’s Sarasota artists will be in attendance. Beverages provided and live music duo on street. (Exhibit runs through Jan. 31).

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Art Uptown Gallery hosts
Artist Public Reception
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Art Uptown Gallery hosts an Artist Public Reception for bold, new digital paintings by Janine Hoffman on Jan. 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. at 1367 Main St., Sarasota.

Iconography: New Pop Images speaks to our culture’s saturation with images that sell a lifestyle, a look, and, in this case, women. (The show is featured at the gallery from from Jan. 2 – 29).

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NEW! View the Arts Calendar for
Sarasota County Schools
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It’s easy! View the Sarasota County Schools Arts Calendar for information on performances in our area that are often inexpensive or free! Support local schools, our community, our children, and the arts.

Just go to http://sarasotacountyschools.net/calendar.aspx and click on Arts Calendar on the right to download the PDF calendar.

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Reception for January Art Exhibit
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The Alliance cordially invites you to the January Art Exhibit Reception featuring the photography of Caryn J. Koffman on Jan. 15 from 5 – 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Center for Arts and Humanity, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Enjoy refreshments, great conversation, and a photographic visit to a fascinating area of the world.

The exhibit is titled A Glimpse of Galapagos and Beyond and runs from Jan. 4 – Jan. 30, 2016.

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Artist Exhibit Opportunity
at the Center for Arts and Humanity
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A monthly juried art exhibit at the Center for Arts and Humanity runs from Sept. – June of each year.

Artists who are members of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County and have not exhibited at the Center for the past two years are eligible to apply. As a member, there is no charge to participate. The Alliance does request a donation of 10% of sales.

The Alliance promotes the exhibition and invites Alliance members to a reception hosted by the artist.

To complete an exhibit application form, please click here.

For information about membership, please call the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County at 941-365-5118 x313. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Betty Morris, Alliance Events and Volunteer Coordinator, at (941) 809-9304 or [email protected]

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Join the Culture Collective!
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The SARASOTA CULTURE COLLECTIVE gives those interested in the arts (ages 21-39) the chance to experience Sarasota’s world-class organizations at a dramatically discounted rate and exclusive access to pre- or post-show mix and mingle events. This can include cocktails, appetizers, a chance to schmooze with the younger set in Sarasota and a short up close and personal presentation by a performer, director, etc. from the arts organization. Memberships are $99, which includes:

• ONE ticket to ONE performance at each of the following organizations: Asolo Repertory Theatre, The Sarasota Ballet, Circus Arts Conservatory, Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Orchestra and The Ringling.
• Discounts to other arts organizations in the area.
• Meet up events hosted by the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County.

Sound good to you? Snap up your membership today. Art just isn’t the same without the audience.

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Events & Happenings
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The Pineapple Drop, New Year’s Eve Celebration in Downtown Sarasota
The New Year’s Eve Party in downtown Sarasota will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. Carnival rides, climbing walls, trampolines, and slides open throughout the afternoon with the party ending at 1:30 a.m. At midnight, at the intersection of Lemon Avenue and Main Street, crowds will gather for the annual Pineapple Drop that will welcome in 2016.

The final public night of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Lights in Bloom is tonight, Dec. 30, from 6 – 9 p.m. at 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Guests can enjoy the amazing light display, live music and dance performances, as well as games and refreshments. Family friendly.
Tickets: $20 Members, $25 Guests; Children 5-12 $7.50; Children under 5 Free.
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In This Issue
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Announcement: The Players Theatre New Studio Opening

Sarasota Orchestra

Bookstore1Sarasota

Amer Kobaslija – A 10-Year Survey

Dabbert Gallery Artist Reception

Art Uptown Gallery

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