July 31, 2019
Poised for Performance
The Ringling is going worldwide with its tribute to international performing arts, opening in fall 2019.The Art of Performance will feature dancers, musicians, and theater ensembles from around the world in this two-season series. Many of the performers will offer masterclasses and post-performance conversations in addition to their performances, making this a great opportunity for immersion in another culture's performance art traditions.
First up in the fall are an Indian dance troupe doing classical Indian dance, then a Flamenco dance masterclass and performance, followed by a Grammy-decorated Cuban pianist/composer. This promises to be an enlightening and exciting series. Find out more and get tickets here.
Art in Abundance
I first shared information on the Dog Days of Summer Juried Art Show at Art Uptown earlier this summer when it was taking submissions, but now the exhibit is on! The opening reception for this exhibit featuring local artists is this Friday, during the Palm Avenue Gallery Walk, from 6-9pm.
Art Center Sarasota is finding inspiration in the technology of our times, with an exhibit this month featuring Instagram photography. Each week the Florida Collective, a small group of aspiring photographers on Instagram, rise to a challenge designed to get them out of their comfort zone, and this exhibit highlights 16 of the 28 members' photography. Very 2019!
If the most au courant isn't your thing, return to beautiful basics with Judy Saltzman's breathtaking watercolors exhibit, The Spirit of America, also at Art Center Sarasota. Her paintings, which blend realism and impressionism technique, are of ecologically protected areas in American nature, meant to highlight our country's natural beauty.
A Humbling Honor
It's an honor to have been named one of Sarasota's Women of Influence 2019! And congratulations to my fellow recipients, including other women of the arts such as the ladies at Florida Studio Theater, the Executive Director of the Sarasota Art Museum, and the CEO at the Van Wezel Foundation. I'm delighted to be recognized among all these inspiring women from all over the Sarasota area.
Beach Buying Dreams
Have you been thinking about buying in Sarasota recently? Now might be a good time for you to make those dreams a reality. Take a look at my recent blog, which outlines how the current real estate market conditions favor buyers, and of course, please call me if I may assist you in finding your perfect piece of paradise.