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SRQ DAILY Aug 21, 2020

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Friday Weekend Edition

"Lately, I need my art more for my own sanity and I hope that resonates with viewers."

- Linda Richichi, Local Painter and Artist

-Photo from SRQ Magazine's Summer 2020 Feature, Annual Pets We Love.
[New Gallery Show]  530 Burns Assembles a Collection for Calmness
Andrew Fabian, andrew.fabian@srqme.com

Anxieties are high, our nervous systems the busy thoroughfares of fear, tension and worry. In the time of COVID, art has taken on a new dimension and shifted into a higher purpose necessitated by these heightened emotions. And at 530 Burns Gallery, that new purpose is to sedate the spirit.

As part of a new exhibition called Joy and Serenity: Paintings of Peace, curator Molly Lindberg has assembled works from three artists that she hopes can offer a soothing respite from the noise.

Linda Richichi is one of those artists. Her work is bright and cheerful, her technique delicate and soft. With the fluffy white clouds that feature prominently in many of her landscape paintings, the viewer is invited to linger and admire the view. “My art always tends towards feelings of peace,” she says, “my colors are usually serene and soft.” Though this might characterize the tone of her art in general, the current anxiety of the pandemic has made her sensibilities all the more acute. “Lately, I need my art more for my own sanity,” she says, “and I hope that resonates with viewers.”

Another featured artist is Katie Cassidy. Her abstract work gives the impression of a dreamlike landscape, with strokes and colors that evoke shifting waters, sands or morning light. Like Richichi, Cassidy also felt as though her art took on greater therapeutic significance in her own well-being. “When the whole pandemic started, I didn’t paint for 3 weeks,” says Cassidy, “and that’s the longest I’ve ever gone without painting.” Eventually, she began to miss the canvas like she would an old friend, craving the sense of calm inspired by the familiar pursuit of capturing a moment of beauty. “When Molly gave me the theme for the exhibition, I thought it was just the perfect time,” says Cassidy.

When seen all together, the collection of works forms a synergy of calmness, a series of much needed snap shots of idyll.

The exhibition runs through September 8th, with gallery viewings available Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Private appointments are available by request. 

530 Burns Gallery, 530 Burns Lane, 941-951-0620. Pictured: Left: Katie Cassidy, "Repose," 36 x 36 oil on canvas | Right: Linda Richichi, "Slight Breeze," 6 x 6, oil on ampersand.

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[New Classes]  Registration for OLLI at Ringling College's Fall Semester Now Open

Registration opens on August 25 for Gold members and September 1 for the general public for the fall semester at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College (OLLI at Ringling College). The fall semester features 44 courses and programs covering a wide variety of topics. Classes will be offered in a hybrid model—both on the Ringling College Museum Campus and via the Zoom platform. Classes cover a rich diversity of topics, including art and music appreciation, languages, health, global issues, philosophy, religion, digital and studio arts, photography, sculpture, painting, and more. When offered in-person, classes will be at the Ringling College Museum Campus (1001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota); masks and physical distancing will be required. 


Click here to register.

[Recognition]  Youth Photographer Voted People’s Choice

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and presenting sponsor Elizabeth Moore announce the People’s Choice winners for their inaugural Summer Photo Contest exhibit. Eleven-year-old Marley Smith received the top honor of People’s Choice Best-in-Show for her photograph titled Falcon Fury. Heading into sixth grade at Babcock Neighborhood School in Charlotte County, Smith lists photography, nature, and art as her passions, making this competition the perfect opportunity to show her skills. “I love nature photography because it’s fun to go outside and get out of the house,” says Smith. “I like taking photos that are close-up, sharp and full of natural light. Thank you Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for the great opportunity!” 

“Engaging youth and connecting them to the beauty of our natural world is a central component in Conservation Foundation’s work,” says Conservation Foundation president Christine Johnson. 


Pictured: Falcon Fury by Marley Smith.

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[Breakthrough]  Manatee Memorial, First Hospital on the Florida West Coast to Implant the Next-Generation WATCHMAN FLX™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Manatee Memorial Hospital became the first hospital on the Florida West Coast to offer patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative to long-term blood thinners with the next-generation WATCHMAN FLX™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant. A female patient, age 73 received the first WATCHMAN FLX Implant on August 18, 2020. Daniel Friedman, MD, FACC, FHRS, Bradenton Cardiology Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital’s Medical Director of Watchman, implanted the first WATCHMAN FLX device – the only FDA-approved implant proven to reduce stroke risk in people with AF not caused by a heart valve problem – at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Dr. Friedman is also the first electrophysiology (EP) physician to perform this procedure in the state of Florida. Brian Holyk, MD, Bradenton Cardiology Center, performed a transesophageal echocardiogram, required during the procedure. Manatee Memorial Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center’s Structural Heart staff assisted during the procedure.

“Manatee Memorial Hospital is thrilled to offer the next-generation WATCHMAN FLX™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant as part of our Structural Heart Program,” said Kevin DiLallo, CEO. “Patients who are taking medications on a long-term basis have this new implant option to help prevent blood clots and possible strokes.” The WATCHMAN technology, which has been implanted in more than 100,000 patients worldwide, closes off an area of the heart called the left atrial appendage (LAA) to keep harmful blood clots that can form in the LAA from entering the blood stream and potentially causing a stroke. By closing off the LAA, the risk of stroke may be reduced and, over time, patients may be able to stop taking blood thinners. The newest version of the implant has an updated design to help treat more patients safely and effectively to ensure the best long-term outcomes. 

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[Visit Sarasota]  Plan your Weekend using Sarasota Big Pass

An exciting program is underway in August and September that will connect you to dozens of deals countywide. Welcome back, Sarasota Big Pass—Visit Sarasota County’s one-stop-shop of local deals and discounts in three distinct categories: Buy One Get One Free (BOGO), 25% Off and $5 Off.

Sip and Dine

Give those homemade meals a rest and thrill your taste buds once again with a professionally prepared meal from a reopened local restaurant. Many are still offering takeout and curbside to help customers avoid unnecessary crowds. Outdoor seating is also more prevalent than ever for a brief sit down and drink, dessert, dinner or all three. Chianti Ristorante Italiano, EVOQ at Westin Sarasota and Libby’s Sarasota are offering BOGO appetizers. Siesta Key Oyster Bar and Daiquiri Deck are knocking 25% off the whole bill (food only for Daiquiri Deck). It’s a great way to support local restaurants and save!  

All these deals and more are available online. Show the deal’s digital listing on your phone or mention “Sarasota Big Pass” to redeem the discount.

SRQ MEDIA is proud to sponsor Sarasota Big Pass in partnership with Visit Sarasota County and local businesses. 

Image courtesy of Visit Sarasota

Visit the Sarasota Big Pass Website to learn more

[Grants]  Local Black-Led Nonprofit Organizations Join National Give Day

Culminating the month-long celebration of Black Philanthropy Month, several local nonprofit organizations will participate in the third annual Give 8/28, a national charitable giving day dedicated to inspiring philanthropy by and for Black communities. For 24-hours on August 28, Give 8/28 will virtually drive support of nearly 400 Black-led and Black-benefiting nonprofit organizations with the goal of raising $250,000 nationwide for causes that directly impact the communities they serve. “The power of charitable giving, at its heart, ensures everyone’s voices can be heard and that diversity is respected, celebrated, and encouraged,” said Roxie Jerde, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. "The spirit behind Give 8/28 brings into the spotlight the diversity of our community and how grand, macro societal change comes from within our community.” 

To support participating nonprofits on Friday, August 28, visit https://www.give828.org.

[RoadsManatee County is seeking public input on a p]  Manatee County Seeks Public Input for Redesign of Busy Northwest Bradenton Roadway

Manatee County is seeking public input on a planned renovation for a popular local road that leads to Robinson Preserve. County planners want residents to prioritize what amenities they’d like to see along the way, including sidewalks, bike lanes, street lighting, cross walks, landscaping, and modifications to existing vehicular travel lane widths. The County wants to meet the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists while providing enhanced safety for each type of user along the 9th Avenue NW. Designers are now looking to members of the public for input on what should be included in final roadway plans.

From now through Oct. 1, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to visit www.mymanatee.org/mobility to view a short video about Complete Streets design concepts and to provide feedback with a nine-question survey. Results from the survey will provide the design team with valuable insight as they work to complete plans for the 9th Ave NW Roadway Improvement Project.

“Traditionally, when our projects reach this part of the design process, we would hold a public meeting in order to share information about the project” said Ogden Clark, Strategic Affairs Manager with Manatee County’s Public Works Department. “Now, with limitations on gatherings due to COVID-19, we are making an effort to get important information about the project out through different means. We hope that providing an extended period for public input online will allow for more participation than we would see for a one-time meeting.”  The 9th Ave NW Improvement Project will focus on reconstruction of the west end of the 9th Avenue NW from 75th Street NW to 99th Street NW and add a new multi-use trail. The project will also add missing sidewalk links on 9th Ave NW from 75th St NW to 71st St NW. Design and permitting phases are expected to begin in late 2020 and will likely last 12-18 months. 

Click for more information on the project.

[Safety]  No Swim Advisory Issued for Siesta Beach in Sarasota County

s a precaution, Sarasota County health officials have issued a "No Swim" advisory for the following beach: Siesta Beach at 948 Beach Road, Sarasota.  The amount of enterococcus bacteria found during water quality testing on Monday, August 17 were outside acceptable limits. The beach remains open, however, wading, swimming and water recreation is not recommended as long as there is an advisory in place. Some bacteria are naturally present in the environment. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found a link between health and water quality. Signage advising the public not to swim or engage in water recreation will stay in place until follow-up water testing results meet the EPA's recreational water quality standard. The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County expects to have the next round of test results available Friday, August 21 after 2 pm. 

Click here for beach water testing results of area Gulf beaches.

[Free Classes]  CareerEdge Offers Tuition-Free HVAC Installation & Maintenance Fast-Track Training

Local heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) companies are partnering with CareerEdge and Suncoast Technical College (STC) to offer a free fast-track HVAC Installation and Maintenance program which will launch in September.  This training provides a gateway job for individuals to enter a career with upward mobility opportunities to earn higher wages with benefits. The tuition-free class will begin September 29th and concludes in December with classes held in the evening Monday through Wednesday from (5:30pm to 9pm) at STC’s main campus 4748 Beneva Road Sarasota, FL 34233.  Applicants eligibility includes residing in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, must have a clean driving record, agree to a background check prior to starting the training, ability to lift 75 lbs., physically capable to work in attics, high temperature environment. No technical experience is required for this training and all interested applicants, will need to apply for the free program and be screened by the college and employers. Interested applicants must apply by September 8th, those selected will be notified and must attend a mandatory information session.   

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[Recognition]  Local Professional Earns Public Relations Accreditation

Laitin Schwerin, of On Ideas, a member of the Central West Coast chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA), has earned professional accreditation in public relations (APR). In receiving the designation, Schwerin joins the more than 5,000 professionals nationally that represent a group of public relations professionals committed to practicing with high ethical standards. 

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[New Hire]  Kutscher Fusco Joins Doctor's Choice as Executive Director

Christina Kutscher Fusco has joined Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. through its recent acquisition of Timeless Home Care, Inc. in Broward County. Starting as the office’s Director of Clinical Services, she recently transitioned to the role of Executive Director. The facility relocated from Oakland Part to Fort Lauderdale at the beginning of June. 

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[Construction ]  Halfacre Construction Company Wraps Up Water-Resistant Project at Phillippi Estate Park

Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, recently completed a waterproofing project for the historic Edson Keith Mansion at Phillippi Estate Park. The team followed strict historical guidelines to protect the 1,756-square-foot basement inside the mansion. Halfacre Construction Company waterproofed the basement walls, performed site drainage and grading, applied exterior paint and installed new lighting, windows and dehumidification units in the basement for the $291,000 project. “While perhaps not widely known, historical renovations are among Halfacre Construction Company’s repertoire of services,” said Jack Cox, president of Halfacre Construction Company. “Sometimes the best aspect about renovation projects are the things that are discovered along the way and the history behind the buildings. Our team takes a lot of pride in restoring these community relics for future generations.” 

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[Recognition]  Local Attorney Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2021

Sarasota attorney J. Allison Archbold of the Archbold Law Firm, P.A., was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2021 for her work in Trusts and Estates in Sarasota; this is the fifth consecutive year she has earned this honor. 

[In This Issue]  UnMasked

The hands behind Sarasota's selfless sewers. 

Click here to read the full article from SRQ's Summer 2020 edition.

[Free Webinar]  Know Your Legal Rights Regarding the COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

JFCS of the Suncoast’s Healthy Families / Healthy Children Program partnered with Legal Aid of Manasota to offer free online webinars to share information about the COVID-19 eviction moratorium. Attorneys will discuss the current eviction moratorium and how it impacts individuals and families in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Information presented will include:

• Who is covered under the COVID-19 eviction moratorium?
• How are individuals and families protected?
• What is the timeframe for protection?
• What are the steps in the process?
• What if you are facing a foreclosure action?
• There will be time for questions and answers during the session.

The online informational sessions will be offered in English and Spanish. English sessions are on Wednesday, August 26, 6 to 7 pm and Thursday, August 27, 11 am to noon. A Spanish session will be offered on Thursday, August 27, 6 to 7 pm.

RSVP for the session you plan to attend, and you will receive the Zoom link to the webinar via email. Thanks to generous community support, this information is offered at no charge. For additional information and to RSVP, please contact Healthy Families / Healthy Children Program Director Katelyn Kopakin at kkopakin@jfcs-cares.org. 

[COVID-19]  The Importance of Immunizations Amidst COVID-19

As kids head back to school and people gear up for the coming flu season, SMH is working to remind everyone of the importance of staying current on vaccinations at all ages. In this Q&A Manuel Gordillo, MD, the Medical Director of SMH Infection Prevention and Control discusses the convergence of flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic and what people can do to minimize the impacts of preventable diseases during the pandemic. 

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[Postponement ]  Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Postpones 15th Annual Intertape Polymer Group Leadership Breakfast

After thoughtful consideration and input from its Board of Directors and local health officials, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County has decided to postpone the 15th Annual IPG Leadership Breakfast, which was originally scheduled to take place on September 10, 2020, to September 9, 2021. Recognition of this 15th annual event’s honorees, Archie Griffin, two-time Heisman Trophy Winner, and Lisa Bechtold, Executive Director of Take Stock in Children Sarasota, will take place in 2021. “As you can imagine, planning for such an inspiring, community-driven event during a pandemic is extremely difficult when the safety of our Club members, staff and guests is our top priority,” said Bill Sadlo, President/CEO at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. “While we are sad to not be celebrating these two incredible leaders this year, we can promise that next year’s event will inspire guests with stories of our honorees’ impact and transformational leadership.” 

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[Audition]  Four Spots Left for SCDE Auditions

Auditions August 22nd from 12pm-2pm. Be prepared to stay after 2 pm to receive feedback from the Associate Directors and SCD Artistic Director. 

Click here to sign up.

[Job Opportunity ]  Manatee County Accepting Applications for Planning Commission

Manatee County is accepting applications for two seats on the Planning Commission, a citizens advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on land use items. Applicants must be registered voters in Manatee County. Applicants with experience or training in planning, engineering, environmental science and the development industry may be given additional consideration for appointment. Applications are due Friday, September 25th. 


Click here for the application.

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Homeschool Third Thursday + ROAR , August 20 – August 31

Join a museum educator for a live virtual tour (rec. ages 8+), and a virtual Roar storytime for our littlest learners (rec. ages 2-8), on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Each month will feature a new theme, with rotating arts resources that you can use all month long.Beginning August 20th with the exhibition Being Seen, each month will feature a new theme, with rotating arts resources that you can use all month long. Tickets are required, space is limited.

The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road

[SOON]  GALLERY: Art Center Sarasota Presents The Big Show National Juried Exhibition , August 6 – August 21, Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 12pm-4pm

Art Center Sarasota invited contemporary artists from across the nation to submit work for Sarasota's premier open, all media, all subjects national juried exhibition. Visitors will have an opportunity to see diverse artistic mediums and talent both locally and nationally. First Place: Human Briar by Art Venti, Second Place: Little Blue by Richard Lamson, Third Place: Feeling Marginalized at 65 Karen Smith-Lovejoy, Merit Awards: Open Up a Box of Secrets... by Rebecca Quigley and When Cows Fly by Jillian Vida Nova, Special Award: Cold Spring House by Maeve McCool and Honorable Mention: Cape Florida Lighthouse by Miriam Esteve.

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  HEALTH: Lakewood Ranch Yoga in The Park , July 26 – August 30, 9am-10am

Join us for free yoga on the second Sunday in the beautiful setting of Bob Gardner Community Park just off of White Eagle Blvd. The Yoga Shack Florida will host the morning flows starting at 9 am. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. Mats must be placed at least 6-feet apart from others and we ask all participants to closely follow all social-distancing guidelines. Thank you to the Brain Health Initiative for sponsoring this event. Learn more about BHI on their website.

Bob Gardner Community Park, 2710 White Eagle Blvd Bradenton FL 34211

[SOON]  HEALTH: Virtual: The Players 5K , August 1 – August 31

Walk or run on your own or with a group of friends anytime between August 1 - August 31, 2020. Participants will receive an event t-shirt, lanyard and Players swag. Prizes and incentives are offered! Please list shirt size in order notes. Registration Deadline is July 15.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Selby Gardens Presents In Dialogue With Nature: Glass in The Gardens , August 8 – September 20, 10am-4:30pm

Glass Artists from the Duncan McClellan Gallery in the Conservatory and the Gardens. Selby Gardens and the Duncan McClellan Gallery (DMG) in St. Petersburg presents the third annual summer glass show. This year we are featuring the nature-inspired glasswork created exclusively by Duncan McClellan and his studio artists which will be displayed in the Conservatory and in the Gardens against a backdrop of lush flowers and plants. The beautiful botanically-themed glassworks will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Selby Gardens’ mission. 

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota, 900 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Music Compound's Drive-In Concert at Fruitville Grove , August 21, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Join the members of Music Compound for their monthly concert this installment will be outdoors, live and loud. Music Compound students of all ages will showcase their talents for friends, family and new fans during the free show, which is open to the public (but registration required). Attendees are asked to stay in or near their cars (with social distancing recommended). Kona Ice will be on-site with cool treats. Takes place at Fruitville Grove (7410 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota) from 6:00-7:30pm; gates open at 5:30pm. Register to attend on the Music Compound’s Facebook page, “Events” tab.

Music Compound

[SOON]  BUSINESS: 2020 Small Business Awards , August 28, 11:30am-1:15pm

In its 30th year, the Frank G. Berlin Sr. Foundation Small Business Awards recognizes member businesses with locally owned and operated businesses in seven (new) categories. Named in honor of the late Frank G. Berlin, Sr., whose legacy in the community and untiring support of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce epitomized the hopes and dreams of contemporary business entrepreneurs. We thank the Berlin Foundation for lending his name and financial support to our Small Business Awards program. New Categories for Recognition: Small business (1-25 employees); Medium business (25-150 employees); Large business (150+ employees); Work Force Innovation; Community Impact; Rising Star (within the first 3 years in business); Non-profit Organization.

Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Yoga on Ca'd 'Zan Lawn , August 20 – September 17, 7:00pm

Yoga Instructor Ashley Stewart will lead a yoga session the front lawn of Ca' d'Zan. With your health and safety as a top priority, these classes are limited to 50 participants and at least 7 feet of distance will be maintained between people. Class size is limited, tickets must be purchased in advance

The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road

[SOON]  HEALTH: Monthly: Lakewood Ranch Community Bike Ride , October 17 – March 20, 8am-9am

Join your Lakewood Ranch Ambassador, Greg Spring, on the third Saturday of each month from 8am to 9am October-March for a 10-mile, 1-hour casual bike ride through Lakewood Ranch. We will meet at the fountains on Main Street. This is a great way to see the Ranch. Don't forget to bring your helmet.

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: Virtual: Stelliferous at The Bishop , August 26, 7pm-8pm
The stars are the stars during this live guided tour of the upcoming month’s skies on Zoom with a staff astronomer, who will talk about where our stars, planets and constellations are headed in our night skies. We’ll also share the most current events in the world of astronomy and take questions from the online audience. Stelliferous is great for curious adults and inquisitive kids alike.
[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Sarasota Mystical Bazaar , September 26 – September 27, 11am-6pm

Come for a day of fun and mystical connections and experiences. The Sarasota Mystical Bazaar is an annual event for the public to enjoy. Only $5 admission. It is a marketplace hosting many different things: Vendors, Psychic Readers, Speakers, Message Gallery, Healers, Aura Photos, Gemstones and Jewelry, Metaphysical Items. Expect a Main Stage with entertainment and informative seminars including healing, health, physical and emotional support, intuition, and additional topics you won't want to miss, over 70 Exhibits with products and services, National and Local Speakers, psychic and Intuitive Readers including Tarot, Palm, Medium, and more, mystical Dancers and Artists who weave through the crowd at various times throughout the day, Meet and Greets with national celebrities, Mistico the live Fortune Teller Machine who provides a spoken fortune and dispenses a printed fortune in the form of a paper card, Photo Booth: have your photo takes with Mystical Bazaar characters if you'd like, Prizes and Giveaways: Take your turn and spin the wheel for a fun surprise. We have new features and exhibitors being added to our lineup every day. This is the most comprehensive and unique mystical bazaar in Florida. So, beat the heat and get indoors to enjoy some fun, psychic readings, connections and enrichment at the 2020 Mystical Bazaar.

Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, 34236

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Pumpkin Patch Express Train Ride , October 17 – October 25

October 17th & 18th and October 24th & 25th. Tickets for this popular event go on sale to the general public on August 12th at 10am, tickets will be available on the museum's website at www.frrm.org Early access for members are on sale now by calling the ticket office. The Ticket office is open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Special Note for Covid 19; For 2020 the event will operate at 50% capacity. Due to the complicity of ticketing in reserved seat cars, window seats will only be sold. However, you may consolidate your group using unsold aisle seats within your seating area. Mask requirements will be based on Manatee County mask ordinance at the time of the event.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Art Lecture Series with Baila Miller: Abbie Aldridge Rockefeller and the Founding of MOMA , September 15, 1pm-2:30pm

Join Historic Spanish Point for incredible stories on the artists that shaped and influenced history around the world. We are proud to offer this art lecture series with Baila Miller as part of our monthly programming. Baila’s unique storytelling presentations will connect you to the art world in a whole new way. All presentations take place at Historic Spanish Point’s Visitor Center Classrooms. Tickets: $15 for Historic Spanish Point members and $20 for future members.

Historic Spanish Point’s Visitor Center Classrooms, 337 N Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229

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