Art Center Sarasota News September 21

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September 21, 2015

2015-2016 Classes Beginning October
Day Classes
All Levels, some classes have a material fee due to instructor on first day of class. Call 941-365-2032 to register
For more info, email:
[email protected]

Joseph Melancon
Expressive Landscapes with Joseph Melancon
– Oct 13 – Nov 3, Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm, $125/155

Ripped & Torn: Paint with Paper with Ali Lambert
– Oct 14 – Nov 4, Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, $115/145

Jump In & Make Art with Jill Krasner –

Oct 15 – Nov 4, Thursdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, $115/145

Introduction to Printmaking: The Basics with Judy Just – Oct 15 – Nov 4, Thursdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, $115/145


Evening Classes
6:00-9:00pm weekly Monday – Thursday. All Levels.
Students must register before classes start, NO Walk-Ins.


 If you are interested in this monthly life drawing session please make sure to sign up by one week before the session. Session will only be held if we meet our minimum student number. If you use life session card credit we still need to know that you are coming ahead of time.
Thursday, September 24 Evening Life Session has been canceled. The next Evening Life Session is on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6pm-9pm.
Unconventional Mixed Media Painting with Barbara Gerdeman, Oct 12 – Nov 2 (4 weeks) Mondays, $115m/$145nm
Nov 9-Dec 14 (5 weeks, no class Thanksgiving week),
Mondays, $150m/$180nm

Of the Moment: Art & Practice in the 21st Century with Kevin Costello, Nov 3,17, 24, Dec 1,15, Tuesdays, $150m/$180nm

Photoshop 101 – Organizing & Cataloging Your Files with Steve Stennes, Oct 7,14,16, Wednesdays, $55m/65nm

Photoshop 102 – Exploring Tools with Steve Stennes, Nov 4, 11, 25 Wednesdays, $55m/65nm

Photoshop 103 – Layers & Filters with Steve Stennes, Dec 2, 9, 16
Wednesdays, $55m/65nm
Life Session: Evenings: Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 17, $12m/$16nm

Local Instructor Workshops in October:
Run Wild with Collage with Nancy Hall – 1 day, Wednesday, Oct 21, 10-4pm, $95/$115

Joy of Pastels with Nancy Goff – 2 day, Fri-Sat, Oct 30-31, 10-4pm, $185/225

Paper Arts Week – A full week of mini-workshops November 2-6, Cost ranges: $45-$110.

 2016 Visiting Artist Workshops
Registration has begun, please call the Art Center to register at 941-365-2032

Workshop details will be available on the website soon
January 11-13 Thomas Schaller, The Architecture of Light-Watercolor   
January 25-27 Donne Bitner, Painting by Discovery -Acrylic 
February 8-10  Linda Baker, Layers of Design -Watercolor
February 22-24 Karlyn Holman, Watercolor Fun and Free -Mixed media
February 29-Mar 1 Janet Rogers, Expressive Watercolors with Flowers
Mar 2 – 4 Janet Rogers, Expressive Watercolors with Face & Figures
Mar 21 – 23 Mary Alice Braukman, Personal Painting,Make Your Art Sing with Energy
April 7-9 Jane Slivka,Freedom of Acrylics

Open, all media, juried
Receiving October 6
liveFORM Performance Art

Monday, October  5 at 3pm,

Gallery 2 at ACS free!

The third liveFORM performance entitled “RACE”is the result of a collaboration between Miami based visual artist Mirek Chudy and Sarasota visual artist and liveFORM originator Wojtek Sawa.
“RACE” explores symbol and playfulness. Viewers are asked to participate in the performance by altering and giving new meaning to a large scale painting. Super soakers filled with paint will be handed to viewers. They will transform the painting and its meaning through their actions. In the end two paintings will be created. It is our belief that art hovers between the serious and the playful and the juxtaposition is sometimes needed to provide a more meaningful and dramatically potent context. Viewer participation brings in improvisation and an element of the unknown. The structure of the event leads to a transformation of a symbol.


The 8th Annual Art Couture Fashion Show

February 21, 2016 
Saks Fifth Avenue- The Mall at UTC

Committees are being formed for those who want to take an active role in making this the most talked about event in town. Leading up to the event we need your talents in many areas.

A sign up meeting will be held at
Art Center Sarasota on Monday, October 19 at 5:30pm

We will review the event details and let you know how you can get involved.

Email [email protected] or call 941-365-2032 to let us know if you will attend
A list of committees and job descriptions is available upon request. If you are not able to come to the meeting, we would be happy to meet with you at another time.

Join these wonderful sponsors and show your support of Art Center Sarasota. Call us 941-365-2032

Martin Moore

James Danko


 The Jazz Club of Sarasota &
Art Center Sarasota
Friday, September 25 at Art Center Sarasota
Come early to see the new exhibitions
Jazz concert 5:30-7pm
Admission: $10 (at the door)

Light Snacks * Cash Bar

Featuring David Pruyn

David began playing drums in his father’s circus band at 11, then studied trombone and finally switched to trumpet. This multi-talented musician and conductor with a Mel Torme-like singing voice has performed with Dick Hyman, Chick Corea, Mel Tormé, Steve Lawrence, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Al Jarreau, Rosemary Clooney, the Manhattan Transfer, his hometown buddy Harry Connick Jr. and Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band. Over his 40-year career he has worked in musical theater (including Broadway), studios, TV, film, big bands, and on cruises and concert tours. As a conductor, Pruyn has played for Broadway stars Peter Allen, Ben Vereen and Donna McKechnie. He was music director for regional productions of 42nd Street, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Evita and played for 18 months with the Pulitzer-winning musical A Chorus Line.

Friday October 9
@ Art Center Sarasota
Free discussion group on artists.
This month’s artist is:  TBD
New Classes
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Youth Programs
Featured Article
Cuba Trip


for Painting the Classroom walls and Floor!

Still more to do if you want to help, please email

We appreciate and are grateful to those who jump in to help make the Art Center a beautiful environment in which to create.
D’ Calvert, Ali Lambert, Elizabeth Goodwill along with Carey Carlson Painting, Inc. owners Gen and Mike who recently volunteered to painted the outside of Art Center Sarasota.

This local family-owned painting business has done work throughout Sarasota.
Their attention to detail is their defining strength.
Mike is a true artist in his craft; Gen is an artist herself. They see that Art Center Sarasota supports local art and artists, so The Art Center seemed a natural fit to donate their time and expertise.

New Saturday youth program

in the Studio

for artists ages 9 and older. Classes run 3-4 consecutive Saturdays allowing teachers and students to work on longer and more complex projects.

October’s theme is

“Free Fallin” 
Oct 3,10, 17, 24

4 sessions $80members/
$100 non-members Students must sign up ahead of time, this is not a drop-in class. More information is on the website.


Looking for artists vendors for Art in the Garden, December 12 & 13, 12-5pm. Cost for a 6 ft. table (provided) is $30 for members, $35 for non-members, and $55 for community groups (community groups get two 5 ft. tables) Applications are available at the front desk and will be available online later this week. This venue is open to all artists who would like to sell their work in an outside art fair setting. More information is available with the application.

Visual Arts in Cuba: A

Panoramic View

May 7-14, 2016
January 7, 2016
Download flyer
If you missed this year’s trip with Art Center Sarasota travelers, here is your chance to travel exclusively with friends of the Art Center.

For a
Registration Packet:
Please visit,
Visual Arts in Cuba Trip
or call 978-998-0039

An 8 day/ 7 nights art-focused program to learn about the vibrant richness of the arts in Havana, Viñales and Pinar del Rio in Cuba. People-to-people exchanges take place when we have conversations with Cuban art experts and artists through a network of artists’ studios, galleries and art centers.


The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County is sponsoring a new organization whose purpose is to give you opportunities for promotion, connection and exhibition not available before.
Come to our first meeting and learn all about it!
Tuesday, September 2,
5 – 7 PM
Center for Arts and Humanity
1226 N. Tamiami Trail

Call to Artists
The John Carl Salon on 2nd street in downtown Sarasota is looking for artists to show their work in the salon.
Professional artists, if you are interested in getting your work in front of a great clientele, please call Ray Peper @ 941-330-8000
for an appointment to show your work.
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