Discover RIAF (Ringling International Arts Festival) 2015
RIAF (Ringling International Arts Festival) presents:
Jazz Sunsets on the Bay
Oct. 16 & 17 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Enjoy jazz under a tent each evening as the sun sets on Sarasota Bay. Free of charge with your RIAF ticket stub or museum admission. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Peni Candra Rini
Oct. 16 – 18 at 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
Hailed for her mastery of traditional music and innovative creativity, this Indonesian composer and singer evokes the mysterious and infinite manifestations of Rahim (the womb) with music, movement, and imagery. This performance is part of Ringling International Arts Festival.
Tonight! FST Cabaret presents Soulmates: A Journey to Hitsville
Developed and written by Bill Castellino with Human Nature and David Rudder. The greatest memories and music of the sound that changed America forever. Motown had an irresistible force of social change through generations by groups such as the Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Commodores and more. Featuring songs such as: “My Girl,” “ABC,” “I’ll Be There,” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
For one weekend only, The Circus Arts Conservatory proudly presents the 2015 Sahib Shrine Circus. On Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th the Sailor Circus Arena, located at 2075 Bahia Vista Street in Sarasota, will be home to three performances that are guaranteed to entertain circus fans of all ages. The Shrine Circus always has performing acts filled with thrilling stunts, incredible human feats, and much, much more!
Students in Grades 5 experienced a Language Arts study using Patriot Plaza to help them learn the American values of honoring service, inspiring patriotism, and embracing freedom. The tour of Patriot Plaza focused on Language Arts and Visual Arts standards and allowed students to interpret vocabulary and engage in text complexity. Students participated in a tour of the art at Patriot Plaza and in learning activities that focused on the special words featured in many of the artworks. All of the art at Patriot Plaza is narrative and tells stories of honor, dedication, and patriotism.
Sarasota Ballet opens its 25th season with a Special Tribute Program
The Sarasota Ballet’s 25th Anniversary Season will open with five performances October 23 25, 2015 at the FSU Center for Performing Arts. The program titled The Best of Theatre of Dreams will feature reprisals by five company dancers and Ballet Master Pavel Fomin who has worked with The Sarasota Ballet since inception.
“I introduced Theatre of Dreams 5 years ago to showcase the choreography of our company dancers,” said Director Iain Webb. “The program became an instant audience favorite. As a tribute to the 25th Anniversary season I wanted to highlight some of my favorites from the past programs as well as introduce Pavel’s Hommage à Chopin to pay tribute to his 25 years with the company.”
Artist Exhibit Opportunity
at the Center for Arts and Humanity
A monthly juried art exhibit at the Center for Arts and Humanities runs from September through June of each year.
Artists who are members of the Arts and Cultural Alliance 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 ten percent 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 Alliance office at 365-5118, x 313. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Betty Morris, Events and Volunteer Coordinator, at 809-9304 or [email protected].
Artist Exhibit opportunity
Art Walk at the Ubiversity Town Center
The Art Walk at University Town Center is an opportunity for artists to exhibit their visual and performing work one day a month at the area’s premiere shopping mall.
The Art Walk takes place inside participating stores on the second Saturday of each month, November through January and February through May, from 2 pm to 5 pm.
This opportunity is intended to be a win-win. Participating stores hope that having a resident artist” on site will increase foot traffic and encourage their customers to return monthly to see and meet with the artist. Artists are being given their own “mini retail store” in a major shopping mall where they can display their work at no cost!
Participation is limited to members of the Arts and Cultural Alliance. There is no cost to participate and artists are allowed to sell their works. The Alliance does request a donation of 10-percent of sales.
Artists and store managers are required to sign an Alliance agreement of participation. The agreement stipulates the responsibilities of each party and requires both parties to participate from November-January or February through May during the 2015-2016 season.
To complete an exhibit application form, please click here.
For information about membership, please call the Alliance office at 365-5118 x313. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Betty Morris, Events and Volunteer Coordinator, at 809-9304 or [email protected].
Art Center Sarasota’s 2015-2016 exhibition season, entitled “In the Studio,” opens with four dynamic exhibits, which run October 15 to November 21. “Hue and Your Shadow,” in Gallery 1, features two large installations by South Dakota-based artist, Molly Wicks, whose work focuses on color theory, shadow, refraction of color and light, and topography. “A Delicate Balance,” in Gallery 2, features works by Sarasota-based artists Joan Lyons and Meg Pierce, including a collaborative site-specific installation. “Project: Imaging Modalities,” in Gallery 3, features the work of Gigi Lage and Jeanine Tatlock, and “Daily News,” in Gallery 4, is an open, all-media, all-subject juried exhibition juried by Marty Fugate, visual arts columnist for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Lemon Bay Playhouse presents Murder at the Howard Johnson’s
For its second production of the 2015-2016 season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s,” by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick. This show, directed by Bob La Salle, opens on October 21 and runs through November 8, 2015.
Theatergoers who enjoy suspense along with lots of laughs will enjoy this romp: Is all fair in love and even murder? This light and funny comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson’s Motor Inn is filled with mirth-provoking situations. There are plots with twists and turns that make each member of this love triangle targeted as the victim. Do any of the would-be murderers accomplish their goal? A performance filled with suspense and laughs!
The SARASOTA CULTURE COLLECTIVE gives those interested in the arts (ages 21-39) the chance to experience Sarasotas 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 gets you:
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 isnt the same with out the audience.
Meet the Artists of La boheme Sarasota Opera House
Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.
Executive Director Richard Russell will interview the singers and artistic staff responsible for bringing La bohème to the Sarasota Opera stage. Learn More!
Key Influence Panel Discussion
Longboat Key Center for the Arts
6860 Longboat Dr. S.,
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Oct. 21 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Engage with SARTQ artists and hear more about the SARTQ non-profit initiative, contemporary arts in the region, and their artistic goals for our community. Christopher Jones, Assistant Curator at The Ringling Museum will be the Moderator for this informative evening. Learn More!
Architect Toshiko Mori
Center for Architecture Sarasota
Oct. 16 & 17
The Center for Architecture Sarasota announced today that internationally-recognized architect Toshiko Mori, FAIA, will be their keynote lecturer for October Architecture and Design Month on Friday evening, October 16that the Center. Mori is known for over thirty years of innovative and influential work in a diverse body of projects that has received numerous design awards around the world. She also has a direct connection to Sarasota. In 1998 the current owners of the Burkhardt/Cohen House on Casey Key asked Mori to design two additional buildings for the property. The original house was designed by Paul Rudolph in 1957. On Saturday, October 17th, Ms. Mori will lead a CFAS members-only tour of the home — listed in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture as one of the world’s 1,000 most important buildings. Learn More!