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SRQ DAILY Nov 13, 2020

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"On top of working and being a student, you never have enough time to talk to people you care about."

- Amanda Miller, Ringling College Film Major

-Dish Art, as seen in SRQ's November 2020 edition. Click photo for the full article.
[ShopTalk]  Local Business Owners Come Together to Create 1st Annual Small Business Holiday Market
Brittany Mattie, brittany.mattie@srqme.com

A group of small, locally-owned businesses are banning together to create the 1st Annual Small Biz Holiday Market to take place on Small Business Saturday, November 28 from 10 am- 1 pm in Downtown Lakewood Ranch. The street market will kick off with a free 20-minute outdoor class hosted by Barre 3, followed by shopping down Main Street with various tables/booths of participating businesses/vendors from the Sarasota/Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch area set up to promote their services or selling their products. 

Event coordinators include Nikki Roenicke of Barre 3 Lakewood Ranch, Lindsay Wood of Blossom & Burn Candle Co., and Kati Ramage of Abide Designs Interiors, a full-service interior design firm located in Lakewood Ranch. "We have the opportunity to make this something fantastic and an integral part of growing all of our businesses," they say. Though Black Friday weekend tends to be a heavily-trafficked shopping time, the push for small business support is needed now more than ever. With the market, the women hope to remind people to try and shop locally this holiday season when they can, and thus, build back up some community support after the last nine months of social isolation and shopping online. "This has been a crazy tough year for many small business owners, and we all feel fortunate to still be kicking!" says Ramage. "Our hope is to gather as many local businesses as possible, providing all different goods and services, in an attempt to promote community and prosperity for locally-owned, small businesses during this important time of year." 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for Small Biz Holiday Market, contact katiramage@abidedesignsinteriors.com 

[Mini-Documentary]  Ringling College Film Student Makes Heartfelt Tribute During Quarantine
Andrew Fabian, andrew.fabian@srqme.com

For better or worse, many found themselves spending more time with family following the shutdowns this past Spring. For Ringling College film major Amanda Miller, it was for the better. Over the years, her father’s war stories intrigued her with their harrowing, larger-than-life exploits—a near fall out of a helicopter, the gore of jungle warfare, a search for normalcy upon returning—but she just never had the time or space to pick her father’s brain about them. “On top of working and being a student, you never have enough time to talk to people you care about,” she says. That changed in the Spring.

When Ringling College sent out the email officially shutting down the campus, Miller was knee-deep in both a cinematography and a directing class. The courses saw her and her peers collaborate on projects, with assigned roles assuring that each student got an opportunity to learn a different skill. Now, her course work would require each student to do it all themselves. “We switched to more of a monologue project where we had to tell a story about us,” she says, “and we now had to shoot it, produce it, direct it; all on our own.” While the task seemed daunting, Miller at least knew where to start. “I’ve wanted to tell my dad’s story for a long time,” she says.

She set out to make a mini-doc about her father’s life, and as part of the project, her father dusted off the old 8 mm films he had stowed away from his time in Vietnam. They sent the films to a company in California that digitizes old media and then sat down to rehash the footage. “He actually hadn’t seen these since he filmed them,” she says, “and every image was a new story.” His reactions to and commentary on the footage formed a vital part of Miller’s film, drawing out some raw, compelling emotion from the man that lived through a hellscape halfway around the world. “Being behind the camera was so rewarding,” says Miller.

But life in front of the camera yields heartfelt moments too, even when the subject also has to set up the shot. “I got super frustrated setting up the lighting and stuff,” she says, “and my dad was very supportive, but once it was my turn in front of the camera, I got so emotional.” In her speaking segments, she celebrates her father’s impact in her life and the way his example of perseverance has been a source of inspiration to her—hence the film’s title, “My Father’s Daughter.”

“I just talked like I was talking to my future self,” she says, “and when I hit cut, I thought, ‘whoa.’ I’m really glad I got this out.” 

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[New Book]  SRQ Book Club: The Silence by Don DeLillo
Roxanne Baker, Bookseller at BookStore1

Reincarnate Ernest Hemingway, shut him away for a month with all of our contemporary technology; cell phone, apps, Apple TV, in home theaters, and then give him a pen. The result might be a close facsimile to Don DeLillo’s newest novella The Silence.

The premise’s plane crash and power outage affect at least the major Metro New York City area, disabling electrical power and with it, all gadgets with screens. The action centers on two couples and one of the wives’ former students who is now a professor of high intellect and a penchant for Einstein. Mix in a globalist perspective (one of the couple’s had just returned from France) and a Kaufmanesque fixation on trying to remember the details of life and you have classic Delillo cynicism stew.

Besides the Hemingwayesque writer’s voice, there are also literary whiffs of Sartre’s No Exit with each of the five characters receiving his or her own monologue, Rod Serling’s The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street with the ‘out of the mouths of babe’ wisdom of the youngest Einstein expert. DeLillo himself uses an allusion to Joyce’s Finnegans Wake which prompted me to relisten to one of the most timeless 2020 moments when Jennifer Hudson sang a perfect rendition of For All We Know at Kobe Bryant’s memorial service.

DeLillo’s novella forces one to recognize we are part of the collective and the individual and in my optimistic mind, a plea to recognize the preciousness of each other and the present moment rather than overanalyze.

Roxanne Baker is a Bookseller at BookStore1 Sarasota. Bookstore1Sarasota was opened in 2011 with one mission: to bring a high-quality independent bookstore to the Sarasota area. Their passion for the joy of books inspired them in the beginning and continues to drive them today. They offer a shopping experience curated with their customers in mind, and are gratified by the long-term relationships they have built with those who have come through their door: patrons and authors alike.  

Bookstore1, 12 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, 941-365-7900, georgia@sarasotabooks.com

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[Digital Shows]  The Sarasota Ballet Fall Digital Season

The Sarasota Ballet continues their Digital Fall Season with Digital Program 2, another exciting world-class ballet program delivered directly into your home.  The lineup includes Balanchine’s Tarantella; extracts from The Four Temperaments; the pas de deux from Donizetti Variations; the 2nd Movement (Adagio) from Western Symphony; and extracts from Who Cares? Digital Program 2 will be viewable November 20-24 on most internet-capable devices. Digital Single Tickets can be purchased for $35 at https://www.sarasotaballet.org/events/digital-program-2, available until November 24 at 2:00pm. 

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[New Gallery]  Kabuki Modern Is Now Open at Ringling

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to present the opening of Kabuki Modern in the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Center for Asian Art. Curated by Dr. Rhiannon Paget, the exhibition presents multiple superb recent acquisitions of kabuki imagery created between 1868 and the 1950s. Dr. Paget will also deliver a virtual gallery talk Dec. 2, 1 p.m. The fee is $5.00 and is free for members. Participants may register and additional information pertaining to the exhibition is available at Ringling.org. 

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[New Shows]  Van Wezel Announces Additional Virtual Performances

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has just announced additional virtual events. Dave Koz and Darlene Love present virtual concerts this holiday season, and BroadwayHD allows viewers to experience the magic of Broadway right in their own homes. A Killer Party returns with exclusive, never before seen footage and Jagged Little Pill returns to the stage for a special virtual performance. Many virtual events and socially distanced shows, as well as Variety shows on the main stage, are on sale now for the 2020-2021 season. New live Cabaret by the Bay shows will be announced shortly.  

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[Mural]  The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County Coordinates Sarasota Murals

 The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County is dedicated to expanding art in the community and providing opportunities for local artists. As arts and cultural organizations began to close in spring of 2020 due to the pandemic, the Alliance coordinated several opportunities for artists to create murals in the community. Not only do these murals provide the community with a sign of hope, but they also provide income for the artists.  

Pictured: Artist Simoné Corbert - Westcoast Black Theatre,1012 North Orange. Mural Images by Daniel Perales

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[Art Project]  Jewish Family & Children Services Launches Diversity Coloring Book

JFCS of the Suncoast proudly announces the release of “Finding Joy in Our Differences: An Activity and Coloring Book.” The book was designed by Ringling College of Art & Design students Emily Murphy and Courtney Jones to help children understand the deep importance of diversity and inclusion. The book is sponsored by JFCS's “Take-a-Look Buy a Book” and co-sponsored by Embracing Our Differences, carrying on the mission to help fight illiteracy in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. “Finding Joy in Our Differences” will be provided free to first grade students at local Title I schools and to JFCS clients. Books are also available free with a $10 donation by visiting jfcs-cares.org.  

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[Movie Premiere]  Focus on Film Explores Ammonite

Join Burns Court Cinemas for a save our cinema fundraiser and film discussion on Sunday, November 15th at 10am with local host Roxanne Baker. Ticket price includes a $5 donation, coffee and danish as well as the Q&A after the film. The featured movie follows two women in 1840s england who develop an intense relationship starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan in Ammonite, a film by Francis Lee.  

Learn more about Focus on Film here.

[In This Issue]  Postcard Time Stamps

Orange Moon Interiors brings new life to a 1960s Holmes Beach vacation rental through vintage postcard finds. 

Click here to read the full article in SRQ's November 2020 edition.

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Venice Museum: Selling Venice, Advertising in the 1920s , January 21 – January 13, Museum hours.

The Venice Museum & Archives’ new exhibit, “Selling Venice: Advertising in the 1920s,” opens January 21, 2020 and ends January 13, 2021. This small exhibit located at the historic Triangle Inn will feature enlarged advertisements pulled out of the Venice News, published from 1926-1928. Come enjoy seeing the huge marketing campaign to sell properties and goods in Venice during these initial “boom years” in the city’s history. During museum hours.

The Historic Triangle Inn, 351 Nassau Street South Venice, FL 34285

[SOON]  MUSEUM: The Ringling: Syd Solomon, Concealed and Revealed , December 19 – January 24, Museum hours.

Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed offers a unique selection of paintings by the artist, along with numerous objects from the Solomon Archive on view for the first time. Syd Solomon (American, 1917-2004) described himself as an “Abstract Impressionist” alluding to the fact that his work infused impressionism into the processes, scale and concepts of Abstract Expressionism. Solomon moved to Sarasota in 1946 with his wife Annie. His was the first work of contemporary art to be collected by The Ringling in 1962. His paintings were greatly influenced by climatic factors and reveal a fascination and concern for Florida’s aquatic environment. Solomon incorporated his experience as a camouflage designer during World War II into his painting. It is not well-known that he was also an accomplished graphic artist, who in his early years designed commercial signage for prominent hotels and businesses in Sarasota. Like his work in camouflage, Solomon’s calligraphic skill was essential to the development of his later gestural abstraction. The exhibition began December 19, 2019 and will end January 24, 2021, during museum hours.

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

[SOON]  MUSEUM: The Ringling: Kabuki Modern , November 13 – June 27, Museum hours.

In response to developments and the rise of photography, publishers, print designers and painters updated their stylistic and technical approaches to yakusha-e, thereby propelling the genre into the modern era. Kabuki Modern presents superb recent acquisitions of kabuki portraits between 1868 and the 1950s. Visitors will see works by Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900), Yamamura Kōka (Toyonari, 1885–1942), and Natori Shunsen (1886–1960) — the foremost print artists of their time. Two stunning screen paintings by Murakami Michiho (1899–1938) and Torii Kiyotada IV (1875–1941) that recently returned to the Museum following conservation treatment are also on view. Featuring portraits of actors in character, these prints and paintings capture the dynamic poses, elaborate stage make-up, and sumptuous costumes that have enthralled audiences for over 400 years. The exhibit began November 13, 2019 and will end June 27, 2021, during museum hours.

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

[SOON]  GALLERY: Ringling College: Regan Dunnick: Plum Bobs Ulysses pt. 1 , October 19 – February 12

Featuring original paintings and drawings by renowned illustrator and long-time Ringling College Faculty member, Regan Dunnick (Class of 1976). The Patricia Thompson Gallery features rotating exhibitions by Ringling College Alumni from all majors on the first floor of the historic Keating Center. BIO: Regan Dunnick is an internationally known illustrator. He has won numerous awards and his works are in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. He has been selected to such major exhibitions as the United Nations Environmental Show, The New Pop Show which toured Europe and chronicled innovators, American Illustration, and The Hiroshima Memorial Design Show (Hiroshima, Japan). This exhibition is open by appointment only. Please email galleries@ringling.edu to request an appointment. The exhibit began at the Keating Center on October 19, 2020 and will end on February 12, 2021, during museum hours.

Keating Center, 2621 Bradenton Rd, Sarasota, FL

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Empty Bowls Fundraiser , November 12 – November 13, 11am-1pm

Join celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser. While the luncheon this year will look very different, the purpose is the same, uniting to show support for the critical work of Meals on Wheels PLUS through The Food Bank of Manatee. With a generous sponsorship, you can treat your staff/organization to a socially-distanced appreciation luncheon with an assortment of soups, fresh-baked bread, and dessert delivered from our event to your location. Show your support for Meals on Wheels PLUS and The Food Bank of Manatee. The fundraiser will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on November 12, 2020 at Manatee Performing Arts Center 503 3rd Avenue West in Fowntown Bradenton and on November 13, 2020 at Main Street in Lakewood Ranch.

Manatee Performing Arts Center, Nov 12: 503 3rd Avenue West, Downtown Bradenton Nov 13: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch

[SOON]  MUSIC: Live at Sarasota Opera , November 13 – November 15, 7:30Pm on Friday 1:30PM on Sunday

Join us for favorite opera selections with piano accompaniment by Jesse Martins and George Hemcher, featuring principal artists from past seasons.

Sopranos Hanna Brammer, Anna Mandina and Caitlin Crabill
Tenors Andrew Surrena and Samuel Schlievert
Baritone Alexander Boyd
Bass Young Bok Kim

Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  MUSIC: Online: Live from the Sarasota Opera House , November 13, 7:30pm

Sarasota Opera's first live-streamed performance will take place on Friday, November 13 at 7:30 PM at the Sarasota Opera House, featuring favorite opera selections by Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, Wagner, and Mozart, accompanied by piano. A limited number of tickets will be available for an in-person, distanced audience at $25-45. Tickets for the live stream are $10. The live stream will be available for viewing for two weeks.

[SOON]  FILM: Starlight Movie Night Event , November 14, 7:30pm

The Florida Cultural Group Inc will produce Starlight Movie Night, sponsored by the Bradenton Area Arts & Culture Department, on the heels of the destination's month-long National Arts and Humanities celebration. Four family-friendly films will be shown on big screens set up at four outdoor locations (on land and water) found throughout the Bradenton Area. Attendees must reserve a free viewing spot at the location of their choice to secure their space and ensure a safe and socially distant movie night under the stars.

Holmes Beach Community Park:
“Dolphin Tale” (rated PG) will be featured at Holmes Beach Community Park at 5900 Flotilla Drive in the City of Holmes Beach. Reserve a spot and bring your own chairs, blankets and coolers. This screening also includes a guest speaker from Clearwater Aquarium starting at 6:30 p.m., presented by The Center of Anna Maria Island. Masks are required when not in your viewing section.

Manatee Performing Arts Center: This community hub for arts and culture at 502 3 rd Ave W in Bradenton will transform into an outdoor movie theatre, showing “Swiss Family Robinson” (rated G). At this location, attendees can reserve a section and set up their own lawn chairs and blankets outside, or reserve a parking spot and enjoy the movie from their vehicle. Coolers are allowed, and Manatee Performing Arts Center will be providing popcorn.

Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch: These sprawling fields located at 5895 Post Blvd in Lakewood Ranch provide plenty of room for guests to set up their lawn chairs and blankets and get comfortable for an outdoor showing of “Pelé: Birth of a Legend” (rated PG). Concessions will be available at this location, and guests are welcome to bring coolers.

Palmetto on the Manatee River: Cruise over and anchor your boat for a unique movie experience on the water. “Peanut Butter Falcon” (rated PG-13) will be shown from the big screen on the west side of the Palmetto Pier and the north side of the Manatee River. There are no reservations at this location, so be sure to arrive early and anchor boats 10’ apart to maintain
social distancing.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Bay Music Live at the Van Wezel , November 14, 4pm

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has just announced a premiere outdoor concert event, Bay Music Live. On Saturday, November 14, Jah Movement's signature sound will electrify the lawn and terrace outside of the Van Wezel in this socially-distanced, sunset show. The event kicks off at 4pm with music starting promptly at 4:30pm Lawn spaces and tables will be arranged for social distancing, and guests can enjoy fresh air and a stroll on the newly developed Mangrove Bayou Walkway. Food and beverage by Mattison's will be available for purchase, with beer by Michelob Ultra & Gold Coast Eagle Distributing.

[SOON]  FOOD: Jazz Brunch , November 15, 11AM-2PM

Join Hamlet’s Eatery for a Jazz Brunch on Sunday, Nov. 15 in the gorgeous outdoor courtyard of The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime. Relax under the covered patio at 821 Apricot Ave, Sarasota from 10am - 3pm.

Menu options will include both traditional and vegan dishes from build your own omelettes with fresh organic eggs to tofu scrambles. Free mimosa with entree.

Starting at 11am until 2pm, enjoy live jazz music from the Father & Son Jazz Duo. Norm and Jack Gagne, have been playing together for many years. Norm, a new member of the Sarasota Jazz Society, studied with Lenny Tristano and has played with such luminaries as George Coleman, John Stubblefield, and Houston Person. Norm was a founding member of the Paul Brown Quartet, where he arranged and produced several recordings. He was an active member of the Hartford Jazz Society and, after leaving New England, played regularly in the Hilton Head area.

The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime, 821 Apricot Ave, Sarasota

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Online: WUSF's Listen Up Livestream Event , November 16, 12pm-1pm

Join WUSF for a virtual event to benefit WUSF Public Media featuring Ari Shapiro, host of NPR's award-winning All Things Considered. Shapiro has reported from above the Arctic Circle and aboard Air Force One. He has covered wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel. In addition, he's a singer and makes frequent guest appearances with the "little Orchestra" Pink Martini.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Virtual: The 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit , November 16 – November 19

The 3rd annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit (GCSSS) will be held virtually for the first time from November 16 to 19, 2020. The Summit is an educational event that brings together national speakers, public officials, technical staff, sister counties, and community partners to elevate our efforts on how to design and implement safe and equitable transportation facilities for all modes of transportation. Registration for the event is open until November 9. 

November 16: Sarasota/Manatee Safety Policy Panel, AICP Credits Pending! Join us for a panel discussion on how to reduce traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries in the Sarasota/Manatee region. The panel convenes leaders in the realms of transportation planning, public health, engineering, as well as policy, community advocacy, and the private sector to develop and share promising strategies and to support strong, distributed leadership that make Vision Zero a reality.

November 17: ADA D-Lite Virtual Training, PE & AICP Credits! Join us for an exclusive sneak peak, as Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Puerto Rico Highway Transportation Authority (PRHTA), Florida Division of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Florida LTAP Center present the essentials of accessible design for transportation professionals. This brand new course represents a substantial departure from more traditional ADA training events. Not only significantly shorter, it foregoes complicated legal discussion to focus on plain description of the minimum accessibility requirements for planners, engineers, risk managers and other transportation specialists working in Florida and Puerto Rico. The partners will beta test ADA D-Lite in Florida and Puerto Rico during 2021 in virtual, 1 and 1.5 day versions, but you'll see its first compliments at the Third Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit (GCSSS). 3.5 PE credits, AICP credits pending.

November 18  and 19: Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit, AICP Credits Pending! Join us for two days of educational sessions ranging from public involvement techniques to bicycle and pedestrian design best practices. Listen to national speakers, public officials, technical staff, sister counties, and partners to elevate our efforts on how to design and implement safe and equitable transportation facilities for all modes. A more detailed agenda for the two-day event can be viewed. Register at https://www.gulfcoastsafestreetssummit.org/. Tickets prices for this two-day event are $15 for students and citizens or $40 for professionals. AICP credits pending.

Online, Online

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: SCD + Piazzolla Collaboration with Ann Pilot , November 19 – November 22, 7:30pm except Sunday 2:00pm

Back by popular demand, SCD continues to bring their collaborations to a nuevo level with renowned harpist, Ann Hobson Pilot. This performance is originally choreographed by Leymis Bolaños Wilmott, inspired by la música of Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla. Pilot’s arrangement for the harp, violin, and bandoneon, inspired by Piazzola’s compositions, infuses the composer’s melodías into a contemporary mix of música de tango with jazz and classical influences. Through an invigorating visual and emotional experience, SCD brings a passionate and poignant performance to the Historic Asolo Theater with Piazzolla from November 19, 2020 until November 22, 2020. Performances at 7:30pm, except Sunday at 2pm.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Orchestra: Heartstrings , November 19 – November 22

Three moving works for string quartet showcase the powerful expressive potential of these instruments in the hands of a master composer. The program opens with the single movement Quartettsatz by the 23-year old Franz Schubert. Originally composed as the opening movement of what was to be a multi-movement string quartet, the work could have been lost had Johannes Brahms not recognized its brilliance and arranged for a posthumous premiere. The centerpiece of the program is another single movement from a larger work, the iconic Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. Composed when Barber was 26 as the second movement of his String Quartet Op. 11, the searing music is one of the most poignant in the repertoire, with many references in movies and popular culture.   Anton Arensky was 31 when he dedicated his brilliant String Quartet No. 2 “to the memory of Tchaikovsky”, whose death 2 years earlier had profoundly affected Arensky. The work is unique in that it is scored for two cellos rather than two violins, lending an extra darkness to this deeply affecting music. $10 Streaming Access from November 26 through December 1.

Holley Hall, 709 North Tamiami Trail

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