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"The work is a way of activating democracy."

- Sheryl Oring, artist

[Gallery]  Ringling College Braces for Second ArtWalk of the Season
Philip Lederer, Phil.Lederer@srqme.com

The Ringling College of Art and Design campus overflows this Friday, October 12, with an ArtWalk from 4pm to 7pm featuring the opening of seven new exhibitions. From faculty art to student creations, featured photographers, college-wide collaborations and even a former New York Times journalist looking to activate local democracy through art, folks may just have to run if they’re going to see it all.

Technically, the day begins at 11am, when journalist-turned-artist-for-democracy Sheryl Oring will be on campus with her “I Wish to Say” performance, seeing the artist adopt the role of a secretary out of the 1960s, armed with a typewriter so students and other passersby can dictate their own postcard to the president. It’s something she’s done since 2004, hoping to activate democratic impulses in her audiences, especially students. “That’s been important to me because young people sometimes feel like they’re not listened to,” says Oring. “Maybe they’ll actually write a letter to one of their elected officials or take action in some small way in their community.”

In the Basch Visual Arts Center, audiences will see selections from Oring’s past projects, as well as a new series incorporating statements ripped from news articles about the #MeToo movement and another new series exhibiting past postcards sent to President Trump through Oring in 2017.

Photography enthusiasts want to head for the Cooley Photography Center, where Meaning/Material explores these themes through the work of 11 photographers who search for meaning in a materialistic world. And be sure to swing by the Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery to see Kindred: Recent Photographs by Noelle McCleaf, highlighting two of the artist’s four-year projects through large-scale photographs made from film negatives.

Recent student work can be viewed at the 8th annual juried show in the Madeby Gallery, as well as in the Brizdle-Schoenburg Special Collections Center in the Goldstein Library, where an ongoing exhibition of photographs and wearable animal heads showcases the work of students learning costume design. For those curious about the other side of the equation, an exhibition in the William G. and Marie Selby Foundations Gallery shines a spotlight on work from all of the new additions to the college’s illustration department.

And to see what faculty and students can accomplish together, along with faculty and students from Saint Lucas College of Art and Design, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and other European universities dedicated to design, the Willis Smith Gallery presents A Tale of Two Cities, Mapping a Site. A six-year international collaborative project involving an ever-changing cast of contributing artists, the result is a multi-media sprawling artistic expression of the two cities, Sarasota and Antwerp.

For a taste of the Halloween spirit, swoop into the Crossley Gallery, where gallery directors Savannah Bonnette and Meagan Hindel indulge their dark sides with Macabre, a show full of “the gruesome, the grotesque, the grim.”

The Ringling College ArtWalk begins at 4pm on October 12 and runs through 7pm. 

Pictured: Sheryl Oring at a Pittsburgh event in 2017. Photo by Renee Rosensteel.

[Community Foundation]  Signed, SEAled, Delivered
Brittany Mattie, brittany.mattie@srqme.com

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is thrilled to announce its second year in a row jumping in the deep end with Community Foundation of Sarasota County, with a recent partnership grant for $55,000 for the upcoming season. The support comes from two funds at Community Foundation, the Martha Leither and Nancy Streeman Fund III and the Walter Haskins Fund in memory of Stacey K. Haskins. This year’s grant will provide support for several Mote programs such as the Strategic Partnerships Program for underserved and underrepresented youth, children and special-needs adults. Representative partners for this community-based marine science education program include AMI Kids, Booker High School, The Boys & Girls Club, Children First, Easter Seals, Girls Inc., Oak Park School, R.L. Taylor Community Center and others.

“The Community Foundation is once again proud to support a local leader in marine research and education,” says Roxie Jerde, the Community Foundation’s President & CEO. “Their commitment to providing access to marine science education and experiences to all, including underserved youth and young women, is unparalleled, and with this partnership grant, we look forward to another year of being a part of the positive impact Mote has on our community.”

The generous grant will also help a bright young woman dive into her dreams of following in the footsteps of Eugenie Clark. Community Foundation’s support will benefit Mote Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) student intern Maria Shehata, the recipient of Mote’s Eugenie Clark Marine Research Fellowship. This fellowship provides Shehata the support to continue her opportunity to advance her research skills and experience through the four-year internship at Mote. “Mote Marine Laboratory deeply values the support of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County,” says Erin Kabinoff, Mote’s Director of Development. “The Community Foundation’s commitment to Mote’s mission ensures we are able to provide opportunities for the next generation of women interested in science and increase access to marine science programming for children and youth in our community.”

Lastly, the grant allows for sponsorship support of Mote’s keystone events throughout the year, including Tea for the Sea, World Oceans Day, Teach-A-Kid Fishing & Ecology Clinic and the closest one to date, Oceanic Evening, taking place on October 27.

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is proud to partner with SRQ Media Group to highlight stories about community impact powered by philanthropy in our region, thanks to the support of donors and our local nonprofit partners. The Community Foundation is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community. 

Photo of AMIKids (Associated Marine Institutes) going out on the boat in Tampa Bay for a floating classroom session, where they discuss the environment around them. Credit info: Conor Goulding / Mote Marine Laboratory.

Mote Marine Event Calendar

[The Crow's Nest Restaurant & Marina]  Puttin' on the Ritz in Venice
Cori Spruiell

Although the name Rockefeller may conjure images of towering skyscrapers and crowded New York City plazas, the origin of oysters Rockefeller is decidedly southern. Born in the New Orleans kitchen of Jules Alciatore, the name came from the gloriously rich and elegant nature of the dish; but the recipe itself remains a mystery. Alciatore refused to divulge the exact ingredients, and ultimately took the original, definitive recipe to his grave; it remains a closely guarded family secret to this day.

The intrigue surrounding oysters Rockefeller is a blessing in disguise, as it allows chefs the opportunity to test the limits what could potentially be a restricting guideline. The Crow’s Nest Restaurant & Marina’s Chef Jon DeRue is one such opportunist, putting a brunch-time twist on the classic dish. Fresh oysters on the half-shell are topped with bacon and spinach, as well as Anisette, a liqueur with a slight licorice flavor. Smothered in a rich hollandaise sauce, Chef DeRue’s oysters Rockefeller is modern and exciting, while still maintaining the decadent luxury of the New Orleans original. 

1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice

[Museum]  Ringling Names Steefel-Moore Head of Educational Programs

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has announced the appointment of Laura Steefel-Moore to Head of Educational Programs. In this role, Steefel-Moore will oversee the diverse educational offerings at The Ringling, which include docent training, museum tours, family programs, student and teacher programs, adult programs and outreach and accessibility initiatives. Steefel-Moore joined The Ringling in 2015 as the Museum Education and Training Specialist. In this role she managed the museum’s active docent corps of over 120 volunteers and significantly revised the docent-training program to increase visitor engagement and reflect innovative gallery teaching theory. She created ongoing series of staff and volunteer trainings to increase institutional awareness of museum content and initiatives. She has also been instrumental in the museum’s inclusion and accessibility efforts, working to remove barriers to participation throughout the institution. 

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

[Government]  Early Voting Announced for Sarasota County

Early voting for the November 6 general election will begin on Monday, October 22 and continue through Saturday, November 3, from 8:30am to 6:30pm daily, Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner has announced. During the early voting period, voters may cast their ballots at any one of the following six locations: Supervisor of Elections Office, 2001 Adams Lane, Sarasota; Supervisor of Elections Office, 4000 Tamiami Trail S, Venice; Supervisor of Elections Office, 13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port; Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota; North Sarasota Library, 2801 Newtown Boulevard, Sarasota; and Westfield Sarasota Square Mall, 8201 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Florida Law requires voters to present a current and valid photo and signature ID prior to voting. A voter who appears at a polling location without photo and signature ID will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. 

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Office

[Government]  ITN Suncoast Offering Free Rides to Polls

With the General Election fast approaching on November 6, ITN SunCoast has announced that the nonprofit organization will offer free rides to the polls to people age 60+ and adults with vision challenges. ITN SunCoast will provide free round trip rides in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, North Port and Longboat Key, as well as anywhere else in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Rides are available during early voting and on Election Day, November 6.  

ITN Suncoast

[Government]  Sarasota County Issues "No Swim" Advisories

Sarasota County health officials have issued a "No Swim" advisory for the following beaches: Longboat Key Beach, North Lido Beach, Lido Casino Beach, South Lido Beach, Siesta Key Beach, Turtle Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty Beach, Service Club Beach, Venice Pier Beach, Brohard Park Beach, Manasota Key Beach and Casperson Beach. The amount of enterococcus bacteria found during water quality testing on Monday was outside acceptable limits. The beaches remain open, however, wading, swimming and water recreation is not recommended as long as there is an advisory in place. Due to the weather effects from Hurricane Michael the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County will not conduct the next round of testing until seas are forecast to be 3 feet or less and there is a lower risk for rip currents. 

Sarasota County Beach Water Test Results

[Law]  Staggs Joins Blalock Walters

The law firm of Blalock Walters has pleased welcomed attorney Matthew A. Staggs to its corporate and real estate practice groups. Staggs earned his Juris Doctor from Penn State Law and his Bachelor’s in Science in Economics from University of Florida. In his corporate law practice, he counsels clients regarding entity formation, business governance issues, business transactions and regulatory matters. His services include: drafting and negotiating transaction documents such as asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, operating, partnership and shareholder agreements, and employment agreements; structuring and effectuating the sale and purchase of businesses, assets or divisions and joint ventures. 

Blalock Walters

[SRQ Events]  SRQs Modern Home Symposium: *INSPIRE, November 8

Join SRQ MEDIA this November, for *INSPIRE, Modern Home Symposium as we dig deeper into one of our most anticipated annual publications, Modern Home magazine, which published in the July 2018 edition of SRQ magazine. Come hear about the inspiration behind some of Sarasota's most iconic home designs. 

Meet the panelists here!

[TODAY]  GALLERY: Cycle One: Lerner, Jounquil, Onghena , October 11 – November 16

The first exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Natalie Lerner, daughter of Leslie Lerner, features a series of intimately scaled etchings and graphite on paper drawings. Miami-based installation artist Brookhart Jounquil brings his mesmerizing and illusory glass- and light-based sculpture. An Onghena, brings her diaristic take on traditional and contemporary printmaking to create a series of daily prints.

Art Center Sarasota, 707 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota.

[TODAY]  DANCE: SCD + NOW Ensemble , October 11 – October 14

Sarasota Contemporary Dance kicks off the season with their live music and dance collaboration, "SCD + NOW Ensemble." NOW Ensemble is a dynamic group dedicated to making new chamber music for the 21st century. This evening-length performance, led by Mark Dancigers (Composer) and Leymis Bolaños Wilmott (Choreographer), will feature a world premiere composition and choreographic work inspired by Joan of Arc and, by popular demand, a restaging of "Dreamfall," co-choreographed by longtime company dancer, Xiao-Xuan Dancigers.

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

[TODAY]  GALA: Key to the Cure , October 11, 5:30pm-9pm

Don’t miss Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundations's Key to the Cure on October 11. In partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, Key to the Cure has raised more than $1,500,000 to further research for women’s cancer services, which include breast, ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. Proceeds are reserved for SMH Cancer Care Programs and continue to benefit the prevention and treatment of women’s cancers including state-of-the-art technology and surgical approaches.

Saks Fifth Avenue , 120 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: 8th Annual Gulf Coast Open , October 12 – October 13, 5pm

Brought to you by NBOA Marine Insurance and Sara Bay Marina, the Gulf Coast Open is celebrating its 8th annual King Mackerel Fishing Tournament this Fall. Their dedicated staff, many of whom are avid boaters and anglers themselves, are excited to team up with The Seafood Shack (in Cortez, FL) to host another fun-filled event benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida

The Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill, 4110 127th St W, Cortez, FL 34215

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Pirates in Paradise , October 13, 9am-4pm

Aargh!  Listen up, Matey!  Don’t miss the 80th Annual Flower Show presented by the Scallywags of the Sarasota Garden Club. Enjoy a fun flower show both inside and out as you view the creative and beautiful floral designs, the lush and diverse horticulture and the stunning photography. While enjoying the flower show, be sure to stroll through the acre-plus of botanical gardens, a real Pirates Treasure you won’t want to miss. Avast ye! You ain’t done yet! Don’t miss the Annual Plant Sale & Gardenfest in conjunction with the Flower Show with a variety of plants and flowers propagated by club members priced typically lower than retail.

Sarasota Garden Club , 1131 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Coco Fusco: Twilight , October 14 – February 17

A solo exhibition presenting recent video projects by internationally acclaimed writer and interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco. Works explore the current political and social climate in Cuba as the Revolution enters its twilight years. Fusco will be premiering her lasted video project currently in production. This newest project, made possible by her 2016 Greenfield commission at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, is a short video-essay on contemporary Cuba that reflects on the anxieties emerging as the country faces an uncertain future. Fusco will also be unveiling a new sculpture on The Ringling’s grounds.

The Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: SWAC Lecture , October 15, 6:30pm

Join the Sarasota World Affairs Council for the first program in its 2018-19 lecture seriesFrom PIGS to Hot Spot:  How Portugal Is Engineering the Great Comeback Story of Post-Crisis Europe, featuring Dr. Michael Baum,Director of the Study in Portugal Network and an Executive Board member of the Luso-American Development Foundation. A dual-national of Portugal and the United States, Prof. Baum describes how Portugal has defied critics who insisted on austerity as the only way out of Europe’s debt crisis.  Each SWAC lecture is followed by a members-only reception with the speaker in a historic building on Sarasota Bay.  The lecture is free, but reservations are suggested 

[SOON]  GALA: An Evening in India , October 19

The world needs saving, and Poonam Maini believes the world can do it together. Join Poonam Maini and the Share Care Global team for this second annual fundraising gala. This year’s program of focus is a girl’s home designed to help spark a change in the lives of 10 troubled youth. Participation will allow Share Care Global to encourage women and children to live their most authentic lives.

Michael's On East, 1212 South East Ave., Sarasota.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Robert McKee: STORY , October 19 – October 21

The story-crafting maven who has taught Hollywood notables such as Peter Jackson, Geoffrey Rush and Kirk Douglas brings his famous seminar to Sarasota. An opportunity for not only professional writers, aspiring writers, producers, directors, and numerous creative individuals in many genres, but also for educational institutions, their faculty and staff, and students of all ages, in many creative disciplines. Interested parties can call the Sarasota County film commission for registration and details: (941) 309-1200 extension 104.

Ringling College Academic Center Auditorium, 2700 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

[SOON]  HEALTH: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer , October 20, 7am

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks raise awareness and funds to help save lives from Breast Cancer. The event at Nathan Benderson Park, will raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and help people reduce their risk and find it early when it is easier to treat. From the opening ceremony to the post walk entertainment, the Making Strides event is a celebration of survivors and an opportunity to honor loved ones lost. It’s a day that won’t be forgotten and should not be missed.

Nathan Benderson Park , 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235


Join SRQ MEDIA as we celebrate 20 years of superlative 
coverage, community engagement and living hyper-local at 
LaStrada | SRQ’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival!

Dolphin Street, Downtown Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  MUSIC: The Singing Harp , October 21 – October 22

Program includes Giuseppina Ciarla’s original Butterfly Invasion, Claude Debussy’s Claire de Lune, Livingstone/Evans’ Que Sera Sera and even popular hits like Sting’s Roxanne and Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean. Tickets are $48 and include food and drink.

Fischer/Weisenborne Residence

[SOON]  MUSIC: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike , October 25 – November 11

This Tony Award-winning comedy from Christopher Durang follows three siblings as they live, love and argue in their family’s home—that just happens to be located in a cherry orchard. (Yes, there are some great Chekhov moments.) Fun, smart and the Drama Desk Award winner for outstanding new play.

The Players Centre for Performing Arts, 838 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota.

[SOON]  GALA: Out of the Blue , October 25, 6pm-8:30pm

Join us for Out of the Blue, Sarasota's largest fundraiser for mental health at Sarasota Architectural Company on October 25. Enjoy fabulous food provided by premier caterer Simply Gourmet, beer donated by Gulf Coast Eagle Distributors, wine and great musical entertainment. You don't want to miss this event benefitting NAMI Sarasota County. Dress is casual or just come from work as you are and relax to the great tunes of Rallo Pucci.

Sarasota Architectural Salvage, 1093 Central Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Wine & Stein , October 25, 6-9:30pm

Don't miss the 3rd Anual Wine & Stein Fundraiser, A Taste of Hearing. Celebrate with Hear Care Connection Sarasota and raise money to give the gift of hearing. Enjoy, Live and silent auction, live entertainment, wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres. 

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7051 Wireless Ct, Sarasota, FL. 34240

[SOON]  GALA: Share the Light Luncheon , October 25, 11am

Join Second Chance Last Opportunity for the 23rd Annual Share the Light Luncheon on October 25 at Michael’s on East. The event will honor Hillary Dumbroski of Iberia Bank, Sarah Kupiec of Nathan Benderson Park and Circuit Court Judge Rochelle Curley. Standard tickets are $65/person or $520 for a table of eight.

Michaelís on East, 1212 S East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239

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