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Presenting the 2016 InspireSarasota!
Be the Artist · Be the Spectator · Be INSPIRED!
The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County invites you to join us for the 2016 InspireSarasota! We are committed to supporting all of the arts and culture in Sarasota and present this 14 day celebration of Sarasotas arts and culture beginning on October 24 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and ending on November 5 with the Inspire Celebration in Five Points Park (downtown Sarasota).
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Rachel Denton Communications Manager, Arts and Cultural Alliance 941-365-5118 x304 [email protected]
Urbanite’s Highly Anticipated
Summer Season Debuts
Urbanite Theatre presents Dry Land
June 24 – July 24, Tues. Sat. at 8 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m.
1487 Second St., Sarasota
The first of Urbanite Theatre’s two-show summer season debuts have arrived! Dry Land is set in the girls locker room of a Florida high school. This portrait of an unlikely friendship follows Ester, a hopeful collegiate swimmer, and Amy, a girl in need of an ally. Traversing female sexuality, eating disorders, suicide, bullying, and the political landscape of reproductive rights in America, Dry Land is a brave portrayal of the contemporary American teenager and the impossible pressures that build up at the brink of adulthood.
Contains adult language and graphic adult content. Viewer discretion is advised.
Learn More and purchase tickets!
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Ringling College’sART Network Exhibition
The Ringling College of Art and Designs Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery presents an ART Network Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: June 20 – September 7
Gallery Hours: Mon. Fri., 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Ground floor of the Academic Center building on the Ringling College campus at 2363 Old Bradenton Rd., Sarasota
Opening June 20th, an exhibition celebrating the Ringling College of Art and Design All Ringling Television Network (ART Network) will showcase the achievements of this five year-old student-driven organization, while also introducing visitors to the various elements of video production. This exhibition will demonstrate ART Networks mission of offering immersive experiences while demystifying the process of digital content creation. Visitors will have the opportunity to view first-hand the driving energy of this groundbreaking creative network while also actively taking on the role of director, actor, and cinematographer through a number of activities.
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Fly away with FST’s Come Fly With Me!
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents Come Fly With Me!: The Sammy Cahn Songbook Opens in the John C. Court Cabaret June 16
and runs through July 17.
1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota
Come fly with me as we travel through the Sammy Cahn Songbook – the most recorded songwriter of the 20th century. Featuring songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Mario Lanza, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Jo Stafford and more. Featuring songs such as Come Fly with Me, Three Coins in the Fountain, High Hopes, and All the Way.
Subscriptions and single tickets are available online by clicking the links, or by caling the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000. Subscribe now to the Cabaret Season and see three shows for as little as $39!
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Hermitage Beach Event
Hermitage Artist Retreat presents June Beach Event June 24 at 7 p.m.
Program begins in the Palm House – 6630 Manasota Key Rd., Englewood
The Hermitage Artist Retreat will hold a beach event featuring two visual artists and a writer. Painter and Mixed Media Artist Lorenzo Segovia and Painter, Sculptor and Greenfield Prize finalist Diana Al-Hadid will show and talk about their work. At approximately 8 p.m., the program moves to the beach, where Poet, Essayist and Professor Sheryl St. Germain will read from her work. Mother Natures sunset ends the program at 8:30 p.m. Visitors should bring their beach chairs or blankets, along with any refreshments to enjoy outside.
Reservations are recommended, should the program need to move entirely indoors, as space is limited. To reserve, call the Hermitage at (941) 475-2098, ext. 8 or email [email protected]Learn More!
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Friends of Sarasota County History
Center‘s Genealogy Program
Friends of Sarasota County History Center presents
A Genealogy Program with Rebecca O’Sullivan FREE and open to the public. June 25 at 11 a.m. Chidsey Building
701 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Rebecca O’Sullivan from the Florida Public Archaeology Network covers the ways different historical maps such as Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, Plat maps, and Coastal Survey maps can be used in your research, as well as the many digital and paper sources for these maps, how to locate the maps you need, and the possible information about your ancestors the maps might contain.
For a reservation call: 941-361-2453.Learn More!
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Opportunity Grant Workshop
Join the Arts and Cultural Alliance on June 27 at 11 a.m. in Venice at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation (601 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285), or on June 28 at 10 a.m. in Sarasota at the Center for Arts and Humanity (1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236) as we explain the guidelines of the State of the Arts Opportunity Grant.
The Arts and Cultural Alliance has established this grant program to provide assistance to Sarasota County nonprofit organizations for artistic projects. The funding for this grant is from the Florida Arts License Plates in Sarasota County and other funds. This Opportunity Grant is intended for organizations that do not qualify or did not receive the Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant. The program provides support for the organization’s projects that demonstrate artistic merit, community involvement and administrative competence. It is expected that all programming within our arts and cultural community will help create an environment that is attractive to tourists and visitors from outside our county.
Check out the UPDATED guidelines here.
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John Ringling Towers Grant Workshop
Join the Arts and Cultural Alliance on June 27 at 1 p.m. in Venice at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation (601 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285), or on June 28 at 2 p.m. in Sarasota at the Center for Arts and Humanity (1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236) as we explain the guidelines of the John Ringling Towers Fund Grants.
The John Ringling Towers Fund Individual Artist Award was designed to recognize practicing, professional, creative artists residing in Sarasota County through monetary fellowship awards. The program provides support for artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability to continue to produce work. The John Ringling Towers Fund Individual Artist Award provides up to $5,000. The number of awards will vary according to the number of applications reviewed, the recommendations of the panel and the funds available.
The John Ringling Towers Fund Historic Preservation Award is given to nonprofit organizations or governmental agencies located in Sarasota County, to be used for historic rehabilitation, capital (bricks and mortar), preventive maintenance projects or national register designations. The program provides grants of up to $5,000 in recognition of historic preservation projects. The number of awards will vary according to the number of applications reviewed, the recommendations of the panel and the funds available.
Check out the UPDATED guidelines for the Historic Preservation grant here.
Check out the UPDATED guidelines for the Individual Artist grant here.
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Enter the Arts and Culture Guide
The Arts and Cultural Alliace of Sarasota County has just announced its Arts and Culture Guide COVER Contest!
Local artists, including college and high school students, are invited to submit artwork representative of our vibrant arts and culture scene. The winning selection will be used as the cover of the Arts and Culture Guide. Over 40,000 copies of the guide will be distributed throughout the community in early October. There is extensive recognition for the winning artist from SCENE Magazine as well as the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County.
Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2016. Digital entries only will be accepted via email to [email protected] no later than July 1. For guidelines and specs, please contact Rachel Denton, Alliance Communications Manager, at 941-365-5118 ext. 304 or email [email protected]
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Opportunity: Become a
Patriot Plaza Guide!
The Arts and Cultural Alliance will provide two six-hour training sessions for individuals in our community who would like to become guides for Patriot Plaza at the Sarasota National Cemetery. The tours given by the guides provide details about the beautiful amphitheater and five large public artworks. The art includes brass sculptures, a mosaic mural, etched glass, marble tablets and plinths, and documentary photographs.
The themes of Patriot Plaza are: Honor Service, Inspire Patriotism, and Embrace Freedom. The training sessions will take place as needed. In addition to the training sessions, guides are also expected to spend additional time on their own learning about the artworks, shadowing current tours, and perfecting tour presentations for adults and students.
For an application and more information, please contact Cindy Balistreri, Arts Education Manager/Patriot Plaza Tour Manager at the Arts and Cultural Alliance, 941-365-5118, x301 or [email protected]
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In This Issue
Ringling College of Art and Design
Florida Studio Theatre
Hermitage Artist Retreat
Friends of Sarasota County History Center
Opportunity Grant Workshop JRT Grant Workshop
Reminder: Arts and Culture Guide Cover Contest!
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