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"Although the library is a quiet space physically, it's certainly not a quiet space mentally."

- Julie Kanapaux, artist

[Education]  Ringling Unveils New Library, New Mural
Philip Lederer, Phil.Lederer@srqme.com

The Ringling College of Art and Design community came together this past Monday to celebrate the next step in the institution’s development with the opening of the new Alfred R. Goldstein Ringling College Library. To mark the occasion, a line of faculty, students, college officials and community supporters formed a human chain to transport books from the old library in the Kimbrough Building through the courtyard and across and down the street to the doors of the new facility in a ceremonial “passing of the books,” culminating in an address from Ringling College President Dr. Larry Thompson and the unveiling of a three-story mural inside the building.

Located on the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Old Bradenton Road, the $18-million construction opens just in time for the spring semester, and though the official ribbon cutting remains two weeks away, students and faculty will now have access to the new library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Coming in at 46,000 square feet, the Alfred R. Goldstein library contains, in addition to 65,000 books and periodicals, a 24-hour computer lab on the first floor, group study rooms on all three floors and collaborative spaces where students have access to technology such as digital scanners and tablets.

To further feed inquisitive minds within its walls, the Goldstein Library also plays host to a monumental mural from local artist Julie Kanapaux entitled Momentum. Wrapped around all sides of a central rectangular column running three stories tall with paired sides measuring roughly 30 and 50 feet long, the abstract and striated mural changes colors as it ascends towards the ceiling, documenting different aspects of human discovery, from the mechanical gears of one side to the artistic renderings of neural synapses on another. Comprising myriad works from Kanapaux’s last 15 years as an artist, all were transferred to digital form for the creation of the mural, something Kanapaux sees as fitting for a library on a campus where the fine arts meet future tech. Bold and colorful, the sense of energy she also finds fitting. “Although the library is a quiet space physically, it’s certainly not a quiet space mentally,” Kanapaux says. “I imagine time spent there by students sketching ideas and I wanted to stimulate new thought. What I love about abstract work is it gives the viewer the opportunity to interpret.”

A Ringling graduate herself with the class of 2000, Kanapaux remembers spending time in the old Kimbrough library, flipping through art history books for ideas and inspiration, and sees only further opportunity for today’s students in the new space. “A new space will really inspire students to visit more frequently and hopefully for longer periods of time,” she says. “There’s a tremendous amount of resources available.” 

Pictured: View of Kanapaux's "Momentum" from the second floor of the Alfred R. Goldstein Library. Photo by Wyatt Kostygan.

[Good Bite]  Yellow Gold
Aviel Kanter, aviel.kanter@srqme.com

Whether you like them soft- or hard-boiled, poached, fried or cracked on top of your pizza, eggs make everything better. So what makes the eggs themselves the very best? Non-GMO, soy-free, pasture-raised chickens are the answer. Not only do Grove Ladder Farm's chickens pop out eggs with the most glorious apricot-orange yolks, but the flavor of each mottled orb outdoes even the finest grocery store dozen. Boil a few for 10 minutes and whip those golden centers with mayo and spices for sinfully good deviled eggs; separate the yolk from the whites and toss with linguine and cream for pasta carbonara; or, stick with the all-American breakfast of two sunny-side-up with bacon and buttered toast. Grab a half or full dozen of fresh eggs from Grove Ladder's stand at the Phillippi Farmhouse Market or the Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market, or order online and pick up from one of the local drop-off locations.  

Grove Ladder Farm, 941-928-5891.

[SRQ Story Project Partner Spotlight ]  SMH Internal Medicine Practice at Newtown

For the medically underserved community of Newtown, the groundbreaking for a health care facility is a major milestone for its residents. Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) Internal Medicine Practice at Newtown is the culmination of a shared vision among the hospital, its academic partner Florida State University (FSU) and community leaders to bring a reliable source of adult primary care to the Newtown community.

It is a project that required leadership, foresight, careful planning and gracious, thoughtful philanthropy.

The medical practice is part of the newly created FSU Internal Medicine Residency at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, which will begin training its first class of resident physicians in July 2017. The practice will be located at 1825 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, between Links and Osprey avenues.

The vision and hope is that the Newtown practice will help to reshape the health of the community through the collaboration of many individuals and organizations. Reshaping healthcare begins with access to ongoing preventative care that will help patients with chronic conditions and other health issues avoid having to use the hospital’s Emergency Care Center as their primary source for health care.    

SMH Foundation

[Hires]  Massage Therapist Becky Palmer Joins Point Lumineux

Becky Palmer, LMT has joined Point Lumineux Holistic Wellness Center to provide massage therapy and Zeltiq CoolSculpting treatments and consultations. Point Lumineux is a Sarasota-based contemporary holistic wellness center that opened in November. Palmer has been a licensed massage therapist for more than 16 years. A graduate of Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY, she also earned a bachelor’s degree in health science and is currently working on her graduate degree in Oriental Medicine to become an acupuncture physician. Her repertoire of bodywork techniques includes myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Tuina, Thai massage, sports massage, cupping, hot stones, craniosacral therapy and energy work. 


Point Lumineux

[Community]  Keller Williams Staff Act as Santa's Helpers for Foster Children

Keller Williams Realty Select made Christmas extraordinary for the children in foster care who live at Everyday Blessings in Sarasota. Thanks to their internal fundraising efforts, Keller Williams Realty Select was able to donate over $5,200 in cash, gift cards and bicycles for the kids of Everyday Blessings and the young adults of the Springboard Program. Springboard residents are young adults ages 18–22 who have aged out of foster care or are in danger of becoming homeless. The mission of Everyday Blessings, Inc. is to provide high quality foster care for sibling groups through a live-in caregiver model, partnering with community agencies and the children’s families to transition each child into a safe, stable and permanent home.  

Everyday Blessings

[Hires]  Kirk Pinkerton Welcomes Elisha Robertson

Kirk Pinkerton, PA recently welcomed Elisha Robertson as an associate attorney at its Sarasota-based office.She joins her father, Bill Robertson, CEO and personal injury attorney, at the firm. At Kirk Pinkerton, the sixth-generation attorney will practice law and assist the firm’s practice areas, including personal injury, divorce and family law, civil litigation, labor and employment law and real estate. The father-and-daughter duo is continuing the legacy and tradition started by Bill Robertson’s great-grandfather and grandfather, who opened their practice in Sarasota in 1925. Prior to joining Kirk Pinkerton, the Sarasota native worked as a legal intern at the Legal Aid Service of Broward County in Plantation, FL and as a public policy intern for the Children’s Campaign, Inc. in Tallahassee, FL.  

Kirk Pinkerton

[In This Issue]  Mother Tongue

The smell of baking biscuits flows out every time a customer enters and leaves through the doors of Buttermilk Handcrafted Food, the newest bakery/cafe to make steamy waves in Sarasota. Family owned and run, the operation is steeped in Southern hospitality, with recipes and attitudes handed down through generations of hot summers. Find out more about the treats inside their doors with this month's issue in Mother Tongue.  

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[Women in Business]  4th Annual Women in Business Competition is Open!

Nominations are now open for SRQ magazine’s 4th annual Women in Business Competition, recognizing extraordinary women who have made meaningful contributions to the Sarasota and Bradenton communities through their business, nonprofit and philanthropic endeavors. Know someone who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them today! Once nominated, individuals will be invited to submit a formal application to be juried by a panel of outside judges. The finalists and winners of the 2017 Leadership Circle will be announced at the Hear Me Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The Francis where we recognize the past years’ Women in Business Leadership Circle Classes as well as the new inductees. 

Nominations are open through Friday, January 27, 2017; midnight.

Best of luck and roar on ladies! 

Nominate Someone Today!

[TODAY]  GALLERY: Gateways , December 16 – January 20, 11am-5pm

Hans Van de Bovenkamp, renowned for monumental sculpture installations with the pwoer, lyricism and grand proportions that heighten a viewer's sense of imagination and discovery, unveils Gateways at Alfstand& Contemporary. The exhibition features more than 30 pieces. The opening reception will be December 16 from 5:30pm-8pm.

Alfstad& Contemporary, 1419th 5th Street, Suite A

[TODAY]  GALLERY: Together & Apart: The Love Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz , November 17 – January 13, 5:30-8pm

Love letters, spanning more than 30 years, between Georgia O'Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz, is the subject of Together & Apart. The opening night recpetion will be held November 17th. The show will feature a 20ft x 20ft installation that includes two symbolic bedrooms, a ceiling-to-floor silo and 2,500 pieces of correspondence. 

Alfstad& Contemporary, 1419 5th Street, Suite A

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: The Great Society , January 13 – April 2

On the heels of Asolo Rep’s wildly successful All the Way, The Great Society continues Robert Schenkkan’s profound exploration of Lyndon Johnson’s turbulent years in the White House. In his second term as president, besieged by political opponents, Johnson summons all his political wiles to try to push through Congress some of the most important social programs in U.S. history. His vision of a Great Society became the most ambitious effort ever to test what American government is capable of achieving. And in doing so, to discover what it is not. Actor Nick Wyman returns to the Asolo Rep stage to reprise his role as L.B.J. in this unflinching examination of the morality of power.

The Asolo Repertory Theatre , 5555 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, 34243

[SOON]  GALLERY: createSRQ Juried High School Art Show , January 13 – January 16, 12pm–4pm

View over 200 art works on display, created by high school students from across Sarasota County. An evolution of Evening of Excellence, createSRQ is a multi-faceted initiative of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County to elevate arts education has become the area’s preeminent high school arts competition and exhibit.

Roskamp Exhibition Hall, 2700 N Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Hunter and Doe , January 13, 8pm

Two of Canada's most versatile performers come together in Hunter and Doe to create an unusually magical blend of percussive guitar, agile vocals, dynamic fiddle playing, and fiercely rhythmic tap footwork. The explosive duet of Stephanie Cadman, a world-renowned step-dancer and a fierce fiddler, and Jeremy Walmsley, a multi-instrumentalist and a stellar high tenor, is breaking musical boundaries and giving birth to a new, electric fusion of sound. Tickets start at $22.50 

Glenridge Performing Arts Center , 7333 Scotland Way Sarasota, Florida

[SOON]  THEATER: Thrillers, Chillers and Killers , January 17 – January 29

Join the Crosely Estate for the next installment of their theatre series, Thrillers, Chillers and Killers. Murder and intrigue take center stage as your hosts from the past, Gwendolyn and Powel Crosely present an evening of three, chilling classic stories from Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and Louisa May Alcott. 

Powel Crosely Estate , 8474 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: The Originalist , January 20 – March 5

Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death at age 79 has thrown a wrench into the political arena, but has brought intense interest in this daring new stage play that had its world premiere at Arena Stage last spring. When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and unexpected mentor.

The Asolo Repertory Theatre , 5555 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, 34243

[SOON]  GALLERY: Mr. Krisztian: Exordium , January 21, 7pm

Fine artist and painter Mr. Krisztian debuts new work and steps into the Sarasota arts scene with his first solo show. Meaning "beginning," Exordium is a one-night showing in the space next to Palm Avenue Fine Art.

[SOON]  GALA: A New Beginning Fashion Event , January 26, 11:30am–1:30pm

Selah Freedom presents their fourth annual A New Beginning Fashion Event from 11:30am–1:30pm at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Co–chaired by Tammy Karp and Donna Koffman, this fashion show and champagne luncheon will showcase stunning fashions from Selah Vie Boutique and Karen Roth Eco Luxe Resortwear, inspirational survivor stories and fabulous raffle prizes. Ticket and sponsorship opportunities are available. 

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  BUSINESS: SB2 GOOD EDUCATION: Learning for a Lifetime , January 26, 7:30am–9:00am

Join us on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 7:30-9:00am for the next installment of the 2016-17 SB2 Season on the adaptations going into innovative thinking in the K-100+ education experience with Keynote Speaker Mary Chance, President of the Consortium of Florida Education and panelists Jennifer Vigne of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Dr. Larry Thompson of Ringling College of Art and Design and Mireya Eavey of CareerEdge. Tickets $35/per person. Register online at www.srqsb2.com. Symposium location is at The Francis, Downtown Sarasota.

The Francis , 1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

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