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"I hope this will mean a new chapter."

- David Dabbert, Dabbert Gallery

[Gallery]  Art Parade on Palm for Dabbert's Big Move
Philip Lederer, Phil.Lederer@srqme.com

It’s noon on a Tuesday, but David Dabbert is not in Dabbert Gallery—at least not the familiar location down at 76 South Palm Avenue. And he’s traded out his traditional suit for a set of (still rather dapper) work clothes—shorts and a white button-down. With the deafening sound of power tools in the background, he steps outside of what will very soon be Dabbert Gallery’s new home on 46 South Palm Avenue, previously Hodgell Gallery, to talk about the new space and the Art Parade on Palm he and gallery co-founder Pat Dabbert have planned for their triumphant move this Friday.

“I hope this will mean a new chapter,” says Dabbert. Since leasing the space, remodeling and revamping have been extensive, calling in plumbers, electricians, painters and, having fun with the power tools in the back, carpenters constructing cabinetry and storage. But it will all be worth it once people see the new gallery, he says. Coming in at 1,500 square feet, the relocation represents a sizable upgrade for Dabbert Gallery, with an additional 400 square feet to display more artwork from member artists and let more viewers in. Once inside, the new Dabbert Gallery exudes a far more modern atmosphere than the old. Gone are the carpets and deep color walls, replaced with pure white, unadorned floors and walls embracing the clean line. And with an extended frontage sporting great glass windows for easy viewing from the street, the gallery’s presence on Palm should be more prominent than before.

But more than increasing the gallery’s presence, says Dabbert, the upgraded space should increase the artists’ presence, which is what really matters. “It’s all about the artist,” he says. “If the artist is successful, then we’re successful.”

With all of the dirty work well underway, what remains is to transport the almost 70 paintings stored within the old Dabbert Gallery into their new home down the street. Towards that end, and enlisting the help of member artists such as James Griffin, Dabbert Gallery will be hosting an Art Parade on Palm this Friday, Sep. 29 at 4:30pm. Along with the Dabberts, the artists and their families and friends will march from the former Dabbert Gallery to the shiny new one, carrying their artwork and delivering it to the gleaming white walls of the new Dabbert Gallery. But the party isn’t limited to artists. “Bring your friends and relatives,” says Dabbert. “And if you know anyone who plays a musical instrument, bring them along and join in the fun.” Times are hectic, post-Irma, but he hopes they can wrangle a trumpet player or a drummer to lead the march Big Easy-style.

Afterwards, the gallery is open and all are invited in for some wine, cheese and the Dabbert’s famous Sarasota Citrus Champagne Punch. “We may not have everything hanging just right,” says Dabbert, “but we’ll be open.” 

Pictured: "Evening Breeze" by James Griffin. Photo courtesy of Dabbert Gallery.

[SRQ Story Project Partner Spotlight ]  Making Sense of Everyday Miracles

Pulling off miracles isn’t easy. But on 17th Street they are happening every day, thanks to the 18 determined nonprofits located at The Glasser Schoenbaum “Campus of Caring”. These nonprofits provide services ranging from housing the homeless, to literacy training, to children’s medical care. Last year, they collectively served over 45,500 individuals.

Glasser Schoenbaum’s role in these miracles is simple: providing quality offices and amenities for rent at nearly half the current market rate. Tenant partner agencies pay $8.50 per square foot per year, which covers approximately 50% of the annual expenses to run the Center. This nominal rent includes all utilities, security, maintenance, cleaning, and building insurance. The reduced overheard cost turns those dollars back to accomplishing their missions and serving people who are in need. The icing on the cake? The proximity of the campus community means each nonprofit has more opportunity for partnerships and referrals right where they live on 17th Street. 

To learn more, you are invited to Miracles on 17th Street, an evening at The Glasser Schoenbaum’s Campus of Caring on November 19th at 5:30pm. www.GS-HumanServices.org/Event/Miracles


Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center

[Exec Moves]  Humbarger Joins First Physicians Group

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has welcomed a veteran Internal Medicine specialist to the health system’s First Physicians Group (FPG) network and community this month.  With more than 30 years experience, Jeffrey Humbarger, MD, joined the FPG Internal Medicine practice, providing a full spectrum of adult and geriatric care. He joins Drs. Lalita Bhamidipati, Joseph Ferrari, Elizabeth Jungst, Sherri Sanders and Maria Velasco-Ferrari in FPG’s Internal Medicine practice. Humbarger relocated to Sarasota from Boca Grande, where he spent the past six years as physician and three years as medical director of the Boca Grande Health Clinic. From 1996-2011, he served as consultant in Executive and International Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. In addition to his practice, he serves as a preceptor for students in the University of South Florida’s nurse practitioner program. His research and clinical focus includes fractures and rehabilitation in the elderly, early diagnosis of cardiac disease and environmental risks associated with the Zika virus, red tide and other marine-related illnesses and injuries. 

First Physicians Group

[Recognition]  Casanueva Ranked in "Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors"

Dominic Casanueva, senior vice president, and senior financial advisor of the Merrill Lynch Branch Office in Sarasota, FL, was recently named to Forbes’ inaugural “America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors” list. Casanueva focuses on retirement planning strategies for businesses and individuals, helps corporations develop 401(k) and retirement plans for their employees and works with individuals to help develop wealth management strategies. Within Merrill, his team, GBSDC & Associates, is one of the top groups for 401(k) planning for companies and corporations. The list, developed by SHOOK Research, acknowledges the industry’s future leaders, who were born in 1980 or later. According to Forbes, to qualify for this ranking, advisors must have been born in 1980 or more recent; and Forbes/SHOOK considered advisors building their own teams, and those on teams that are likely to assume a leadership position. In addition, advisors were interviewed by telephone and in person, and measured qualitatively, examining service models, investing processes, experience levels and integrity. Each advisor completes a lengthy survey and factors considered include: compliance records, client retention, revenues produced for their firms and assets managed. 

GBSDC & Associates

[Recognition]  Mounted Patrol's Valor Named Thoroughbred of the Year

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight has announced that Mounted Patrol member ‘Valor’ was recognized as the 2017 Thoroughbred of the Year through the The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P). The Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or law enforcement work, and includes a $5,000 grant to a non-profit organization. In Valor’s name, the funds will be donated to the Sheriff’s Activities League of Sarasota County, also known as ‘SAL’, where Valor is one of two horses used in the organization’s SADDLES program, which was developed for at-risk youth to learn about team building, non-verbal communication and how to care for horses. 

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

[TODAY]  BUSINESS: Grid Un-locked , September 25 – October 30, 6:00-7:00pm

Join The Chamber, in partnership with Gulf Coast Community Foundation and SRQ Media, as we explore the facts, plans, and future of mobility and transportation in the Sarasota region. This six-week series will cover everything from traffic basics and land use impacts, to traffic studies and roadway improvement plans, and will wrap-up with a look at creative solutions. This session will be an introduction to automobile congestion, peak hours, and peak season and will cover local and national facts plus information on peer communities. Demian Miller, Principal at Tindale Oliver will be the featured speaker for this weeks’ event. Each event in the series is $10 and will be hosted at The Francis.  Click here for more info.

The Francis, Downtown Sarasota, 1289 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  THEATER: The Will Rogers Follies , September 28 – October 15

Anyone who has heard of Will Rogers knows his signature phrase:  “I’ve never met a man I didn’t like”. This philosophy is the jumping off point for this showy piece of Americana that follows his many accomplishments as well as his tumultuous personal life. It was the winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best original score!

The Players Theatre, 838 N Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: Beehive: The '60s Musical , September 28 – October 22, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm

This musical will go back in time to the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power. Told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in this enigmatic decade, the muscial looks back on the challenges they facesd alongside memorable songs from the era. Tickets are $30 for adults, $17 for college students and $15 for children.

Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice

[SOON]  FOOD: Dining for a Difference , September 28, 5pm to close

Dine at one of 18 participating restaurants to support local nonprofits through this event. Restaurants will donate 15% of food and beverage sales from 5pm to close to the Designing Daughters Grant Program, which will benefit a variety of Sarasota area charities and causes.

[SOON]  SPORTS: Row for the Cure , October 1

In honor of the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a "Row for the Cure Erg-a-Thon" will be hosted. Stationary rowing machines on land will be used to provide access to participants who do not have any previous rowing experience. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Forty Carrots 15th Anniversary Educational Community Speaker Event , October 3, 7:00pm

The not-for-profit Forty Carrots Family Center is commemorating 15 years of free annual education talks with its most prominent speaker to date. Dr. Siegel will explain how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that children can lead balanced, meaningful and connected lives by drawing insights from his best-selling book, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind.  Dr. Siegel will offer parents, teachers and other professional strategies to nurture children’s minds at all ages, survive everyday parenting struggles, and help your family thrive. Along with Dr. Siegel’s sage advice, attendees will receive a free copy of the book and Sarasota County educators will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits (CEUs). While admission is free, tickets are required and available starting August 1.

Riverview High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL 34231

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: William R. Mote Memorial Snook Shindig , October 6

Don't let Mote's snook tournament be "the one that got away!" On October 6 and 7, 2017, anglers can join our William R. Mote Memorial Snook Shindig- a catch, sample and release tournament targeting snook released by scientists from Mote’s Fisheries Ecology and Enhancement Program and our colleagues at Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Anglers of all ages can take home prizes (and new fish stories) in this tournament on Sarasota Bay. Participants will help Mote scientists find out how snook fare after being raised and released into the wild by Mote and FWC staff. 

Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Prkwy., Sarasota

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Aftermath: The Fallout of War - America and the Middle East , October 8 – January 21

Active in the US and Middle East, the artists in the exhibition depict the conditions and people caught in the crossfire of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, and Israel from a variety of perspectives. The artists included are Lynsey Addario, Jananne Al-Ani, Jennifer Karady, Gloriann Liu, Rania Matar, Eman Mohammed, Farah Nosh, Suzanne Opton, Michal Rovner, Stephen Dupont, Ben Lowy and Simon Norfolk.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota

[SOON]  GALA: 12th Annual Key To The Cure , October 12, 5:30-9:00pm

This year marks the 12th Anniversary that Saks Fifth Avenue is partnering with Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation to present Key to the Cure! To date, this event has raised more than $1,300,000 to further breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical cancer research and related projects in the Sarasota/Manatee community. This year's "Party with a Purpose" event will feature food, beverages, entertainment, shopping and an exclusive "chance drawing" that is sure to engage, excite and empower!


Saks Fifth Avenue, 120 University Town Center Drive Sarasota, Florida 34243

[SOON]  DANCE: SCD + Piazzolla , October 12 – October 15

The highly anticipated collaboration with renowned Harpist, Ann Hobson Pilot and Violinist, Tai Murray is a performance inspired by and to the music of Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla.

Jane B Cook Theatre, FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: Anna in the Tropics , October 12 – October 29, 8pm

Go back in time to a Cuban-American cigar factory in 1929 Florida. Lectors are employed to educate and entertain the workers, and when a new one comes to a certain factor and reads aloud from Anna Karenina, he influences the lives of his listeners. 

Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarah Mac Band , October 14, 8pm

Sarah Mac Band has been called the "Next Big Thing in Florida." Musicians Sarah Mac, Claire Swindell, and Charlie Vanture make up the twelve year old trio. The group create original music that blends the styles of all three artists.

Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: Remembering Red: A Tribute to Red Skelton , October 14, 2pm, 8pm

Take a trip down memory lane and reminisce Red Skelton. Brian Hoffman portrays the man and some of his popular characters in a spot-on depiction. Meet characters from Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Clem Kadiddlehopper and Freddy the Freeloader and bust you gut from laughter. Arrive early to enjoy a half hour pre-show video with celebrities from the screen in the 50s to 70s. 

Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

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