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"When in doubt, put an egg on it."

- Andrew Fabian, Contributing Editor

-Pappou's Table, as seen in SRQ's February 2021 edition out now. Click photo for the full article.
[The Dish]  Put an Egg on It at Sunnyside Cafe
Andrew Fabian, andrew.fabian@srqme.com

If the last few years have proven anything, it’s that a dish can always be improved by putting an egg on it. Hamburger? Put an egg on it. Fries? Put an egg on it. Stir fry? Put an egg on it. Most often fried, an egg just adds a richness and heft that cannot be attained any other way, especially when the yolk drips into every nook and cranny to bind everything together. But an egg can also turn anything into a breakfast food, from tacos and burritos to shakshouka and pizza. At Sunnyside Cafe, on special days when conditions are just right, The Great Egg Experiment even makes its way into chili.

The cafe’s vegan chili comes chock full of kidney beans, faux sausage and all the tasty spices that make chili such a savory soup to eat like a meal. But what if the chili is topped with two eggs your way and two slices of buttered toast? Breakfast. Chili. Though people prone to heartburn might worry that a bowl of chili might have too much acid or spice for the morning, those of us less inclined to painful hot burps find a rich, filling breakfast to start the day. There is a touch of heat in the broth, to be sure, but between the familiar flavor of the egg and the absorbent qualities of bread, this breakfast will inspire little regret or confusion. When in doubt, put an egg on it. 

Photo by Andrew Fabian

Sunnyside Cafe, 4900 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 941-359-9500.

[Pop-Up Event]  Paws for Love Fundraiser Pop-Up Event

Pop-up kitchen takeover with The Pantry. Animal lovers, pet owners, and everyone in between, grab a sing friend and join us for Pal-entines Day. Tuesday, February 16th from 5pm to 9pm at 99 Bottles Tap Room, Downtown. Proceeds to benefit lead SRQ local animal charity supporting aniaml shelters and pet adoption services.  

Click here for more information.

[New Program ]  Girls Inc. Running Club

In partnership with the Manasota Track Club, Girls Inc. launched a Running Club for girls attending the afterschool program. Every Friday interested girls have the chance to run laps around the soccer field on their campus. The Manasota Track Club generously donated t-shirts and running incentive charms to inspire girls to reach their running goals. As of now, several girls have already completed a 5K with their combined weekly totals. The club has also earmarked donations to cover registration fees for any high school girls interested in registering for a 5K next month! 

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[Donations ]  Community Day School Makes 'Healthcare Hero Bags' to Honor Medical Community

The students at Hershorin Schiff Community Day School enjoyed the annual Panther Pride / Spirit Day, with various activities to build teamwork and showcase school spirit, with the added bonus of a Valentine's Day-related "Ahavantine" community service project to help spread some love. ("Ahava" means "love" in Hebrew.) This year's community service activity featured the making of "Healthcare Hero Bags" in appreciation of those on the front lines of the pandemic who are working to protect our community from infection and heal those who fall ill. "Our Ahavantine activities are our take on celebrating love, celebrating friendship, and celebrating community," said Head of School Dan Ceaser. "Our students take such great pleasure and pride in helping others and trying to brighten someone's day. With COVID-19, our students felt like those on the front lines of the pandemic were most deserving of anything we could do to show our appreciation for all they do." 

Pictured: Community Day School students Alliada Fotiou, Verity Moore, Stephanie Castaneda-Romero and Anise Sickler show their 'Panther Pride'

[New Partnership]  The Patterson Foundation Partners With HundredX to Offer Nonprofits Revenue-Generating Pilot Project

The Patterson Foundation has partnered with mission-based data and analytics company HundredX, Inc. to connect regional nonprofits with HundredX’s Express Feedback for Good™ program. “While the pandemic has made some traditional forms of connection challenging, nonprofits have the ability to build their relationships digitally and utilize them to fuel their missions,” said Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation. “Through this pilot project with HundredX’s program, The Patterson Foundation is exploring an opportunity that has the potential to open up an additional source of revenue while cultivating important relationships.” The organizations participating in this pilot project include: Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte Players, Inc., Humane Society of Manatee County, Literacy Council of Sarasota, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity, Manatee Performing Arts Center, Peace River Wildlife Center and Visual Arts Center. 

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[New Position ]  Visible Men Academy Announces Change in Leadership

Mark Smith, the board chairman of Visible Men Academy (VMA), announced today that Neil Phillips, VMA’s President, CEO, and co-founder, has resigned from the position, effective February 12, 2021. Louis Parker, VMA’s co-founder and executive vice president, will serve as interim CEO. VMA is a tuition-free public charter school for at-risk boys of color, K-5, located in Bradenton. 

[New Lecture]  Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning’s “Global Issues” Series

 SILL launched its 50th season in January with two series. Its hard-hitting “Global Issues” series features acclaimed experts exploring topical issues. Its “Music Mondays” series features performances and lively conversations with renowned and emerging performers and conductors. Before the pandemic, both series were offered in Sarasota, Venice, Lakewood Ranch and Longboat Key. This year, they are being offered free of charge on a virtual platform. “Global Issues” are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am.; “Music Mondays” are on Mondays at 10:30am Registration for both series is required at www.sillsarasota.org. 

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[Shopping Event ]  The Lake Forest Shop’s Ellen Stirling Exclusive Algo of Switzerland Pop Up Event

Gather your friends and join The Lake Forest Shop’s Ellen Stirling for an exclusive Algo of Switzerland pop-up event at the Hyatt Sarasota. Escape the winter doldrums and slip into a spring frame of mind as you sip champagne and explore an exclusive sneak peak at Algo’s stunningly wearable luxury pieces. Ten percent of sales will support Selby Gardens and Mote Marine Lab. Monday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 3, from 10am - 5pm. Champagne Reception, March 1, 5am - 8pm. 

[Job Opportunity ]  Sarasota Bradenton International Airport to Host Job Fair

Looking to start a meaningful career at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport? The Airport is hosting a Job Fair on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 12pm to 4pm. Airport Tenants are hiring Full and Part-time positions for Transportation Security Officers (TSO’s), American Airlines and United Ground Express Passenger Service Agents and Ground Operations, Bartenders, Cooks, Servers, Dishwashers, Food Preparers, General Cleaners, Travel Retail Sales Associates & stockers and Parking Lot Cashiers and Night Inventory Clerks. Airport Tenants will be available to discuss career opportunities and accept applications. 

[New Artwork]  Sarasota Chamber’s Centennial Celebration Begins with Mural Reveal

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County invite you to the launch of two, new 30-foot murals in celebration of the Chamber's centennial anniversary. The artist, Matt Meyers, with Ringling College, created the murals to highlight and represent 100 years of achievements and leaders in our Sarasota community. Share in this colorful celebration of the Chamber’s history and the latest arts destination in our community.  Event will be Wednesday, February 17 from 4pm to 4:45pm at The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. 

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, 1945 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34236

Click here for more information.

[Virtual Tour]  Junior League of Sarasota's 44th Annual Simply Sarasota Tour of Homes Goes Virtual

The Junior League of Sarasota’s 44th annual “Simply Sarasota” Tour of Homes will be March 5 – 7, completely virtual for the first time in the event’s history. This event will take a look into some of the most sought-after homes in the area, ranging in styles from modern, traditional, historic and new construction. Hosted by John McCarthy, VP of Historic Spanish Point at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. All event proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Sarasota’s charitable community initiatives, including its signature project of Aging out of Foster Care. Tickets are $35-$45. The event can be viewed at the time of choosing and will be accessible via most devices. 


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[New Product]  Mixon Fruit Farms New American Distributor of the Broghie

Mixon's has been making Broghies in the store for 5 years.  The company base is located in Canada and they recently reached out to Dean Mixon to see if Mixon's would be interested in doing all the American shipping for the company.  "So far, so good" say Dean Mixon as he sent out the first shipment of 30 cases with 180 Broghies in each case.  "We are makeing the Broghies non stop" says Janet Mixon. "The nice thing is, It is allowing us to give extra hours to our employees." A Broghie is a crunchy, bread-plate sized, round, disc-shaped, bowl-shaped bread substitute with no fat, low carbs, no preservatives, no artificial flavours or artificial colours, no sugar, and only 20 calorie food that is suitable for many diets.Broghies can be purchase at Mixon's or ordered and shipped to anywhere in the United States.   

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[Achievement]  First in Manatee County to Offer Innovative TCAR Procedure to Treat Carotid Artery Disease

Manatee Memorial Hospital is now offering a new option to treat carotid artery disease and prevent future strokes using a new procedure called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). TCAR (tee-kahr) is a clinically proven, minimally invasive and safe approach for high surgical risk patients who need carotid artery treatment. Manatee Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in Manatee County to offer the TCAR procedure. 

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[In This Issue]  Mover and Shaker

A retrospective of Leymis Bolanos Wilmott and the path to Sarasota Contemporary Dance's quinceanera. 

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

[Job Opportunity ]  ALSO Youth in Search of New Executive Director for Expanded Operations

ALSO Youth’s work to support the LGBTQ community has officially expanded (with the merger of Prism Youth Initiative in Manatee County) and is now searching for a new Executive Director to lead the combined non-profit serving both Sarasota and Manatee counties. The new Executive Director will act as the CEO of ALSO Youth Sarasota/Manatee and is responsible for the overall administration and management of the Center(s), including: all personnel, fiscal and operational matters. The Executive Director will provide leadership in executing ALSO YOUTH strategy and oversight on all programs, services, fundraising development, and community outreach. 

For more information, and applicants, please submit resume and questions to: resumes@alsoyouth.org

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: The Bishop: Shores of Jezero , February 17 – February 21, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm

In “Shores of Jezero” — a new Planetarium show created by The Bishop to celebrate the Perseverance landing — Museum visitors will have the opportunity to explore Jezero Crater, the site where NASA’s Perseverance rover will land from February 17 to 21. Could we find the remains of microbes that lived in the lake that was there more than 3 billion years ago? Only time will tell. Showtimes will be 10:30am and 12:30pm Wednesday-Saturday and 12:30pm and 2:30pm on Sunday.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Virtual: 5th Annual State of Talent Conference , May 12

CareerSource Suncoast's 5th Annual State of Talent Conference on Wednesday, May 12 is our region's premier workforce conference experience, delivering inspiring content focused on the future of talent development. We're preparing a lineup of experts who will provide unique insights into the state of talent and what you can do - whether your professional role is private, public, educational or philanthropic - to keep moving forward. We're working hard on an engaging virtual experience and look forward to sharing it with you. Registration opens soon, and in the meantime save the date and visit us at stateoftalent.org for updates.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Virtual: Art Center Sarasota: Skins In It: Work by Neil Bender and Cynthia Mason , February 12 – March 5

Skin’s in It: Cynthia Mason’s low-relief and sculptural wall pieces create abstract forms that riff off of grids and known structures that are uncanny and disarming vurtually through March 5. Some of the soft sculptures recall solid objects (shelves, windows), but lack rigidity. Some recall the body but lack smooth contours. Sewn from coarse fabrics and stuffed with shredded documents, they bloat and pudge. Gender is rendered in provocative shapes noisily on display, questioning gender performance in politics and how we consume it. Neil Bender’s work explores the complexity of sexuality and the body through paper and paint, making flattened images that play with the shallow spaces of slightly overlapping images, and the shallow spaces of popular cultural vernaculars. Recent images range from small-scale collages and sketchbook drawings to shaped, cut-paper garments, and large, expansive wall murals. Both artists use whimsy and play to make viewers aware of the potency of negotiating and reconciling art amongst other bodies in public spaces. Bender and Mason also collaborated on a site-specific atmospheric wall painting that will serve as a stage for the actors (the paintings, drawings, and sculptures) to have enhanced dialogues This is a kinetic, tactile, and immersive collaborative experience that is sensorily-engaging, ribald, and pleasurable.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Virtual: Art Center Sarasota: Found Forms: Sculpture by Carl Abbott , February 12 – March 5

Found Forms: Sculpture by Carl Abbott: This exhibition features vibrant sculptures by the internationally acclaimed architect Carl Abbott FAIA virtually through March 5. Comprised of reformed metal ductwork and antique, agricultural implements, Abbott’s sculptures are both playful and monumental. Abbott is one of the most highly awarded architects in the Florida/Caribbean region. He received his degree in architecture from University of Florida, and his master’s degree from Yale, studying under Paul Rudolph. For several years, he worked with Mayan archaeologists in Mexico and Central America. “In/Formed By The Land” is a book about Abbott’s architecture.

[SOON]  GALA: ALGO Spring Pop-Up to Benefit Selby Gardens and Mote Marine Lab , March 1 – March 3, 5pm-8pm and 10am-5pm

Gather your friends and join The Lake Forest Shop's Ellen Stirling for an exclusive ALGO of Switzerland pop-up event at The Hyatt Regency Sarasota from March 1 to 3 from 10am to 5pm. Champagne reception will be held on Monday, March 1 from 5pm to 8pm. Escape the winter doldrums and slip into a spring frame of mind as you sip champagne and explore an exclusive sneak peek at ALGO's stunningly wearable luxury pieces. 10% of sales to support Selby Gardens and Mote Marine Lab.

[SOON]  GALA: Fashion Funds the Cure for Pediatric Cancer: Fashion Show , March 6, 6pm

Fashion Funds the Cure brings the exciting world of runway fashion together with the dreams of pediatric cancer patients for an upbeat fashion show and silent auction at The Mall at University Town Center on Saturday, March 6 at 6pm. Guests will enjoy high fashion, delicious foods catered by Season’s 52, and a cocktail reception. This is the perfect opportunity to show support for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer. Join us by supporting an event where dreams never go out of style.

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Online: The Ringling: Gallery Conversation, Lots of Love , February 16, 10:30am

Love is in the air! In this virtual conversation, we’ll examine all types of love—from doting mothers to amorous couples—that give us a wide-ranging look at how the emotion manifests in art at 10:30am on February 16, 2021. $5 / Free for Members.

Online, Online

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Virtual: Art Center Sarasota: Artrageous Paint Pouring Workshop , February 15 – February 16, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Artrageous Paint Pouring Workshop with Jenni Messina will take place February 15 and 16 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on Zoom. Learn all about the hot new painting method of pouring paint! Jenni will teach you the ins and outs of paint pouring and plenty of tricks that will create amazing and unique results. She has been pouring and experimenting with this technique for three years now and is so excited with the results. All ages welcome. Come and join Jenni for this FUN workshop and let the pouring begin. This is an online course. When you register (and are paid in full), a Zoom link will be emailed to you. If your teacher has additional handouts, those will also be emailed to you. Other Sessions: Thursday & Friday, March 18 & 19; Thursday & Friday, April 8 & 9, 2021.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Virtual: Bookstore1Sarasota: Try Your Hand at Poetry a Writing Workshop led by Doug Knowlton , February 16 – March 9, 6pm

Try Your Hand at Poetry a Writing Workshop led by Doug Knowlton will take place over the course of four Zoom sessions on Tuesdays at 6pm, including February 16, February 23, March 2, and March 9. Have you always wanted to write poetry, but thought the genre was just too difficult? This is your chance to give it a try using Mary Oliver's A Poetry Handbook as a guide. With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built - meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound, and sense. She talks of iambs and trochees, couplets, and sonnets, and how and why this should matter to anyone writing or reading poetry. Doug's been writing poems and lyrics since the 1960s. He emceed the open mic at Java N'Jive Coffee House in Palmetto in 2002-2003. He was a regular at the Fogartyville Cafe Open Mic in 2002-2005 and hosted the Village Bookshop Poets and Writers from 2006-2011. Doug finds it especially fulfilling to encounter readers and listeners who are awakening to poetry's vast potential. A fee of $21 is required for participation. This includes a copy of A Poetry Handbook and all four sessions. The book can be picked up curbside or at the store (We will send you an email when the book is ready for pickup). The cost is $26.50 to have the book shipped to you via US Mail.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Virtual: Sarasota Opera: Meet the Artists Maid to Mistress , February 16, 6pm-7pm

You’ve experienced the power of live opera from your seat—now get the insider perspective from the comfort of your home. Join us on February 16, 2021 at 6pm to 7pm. Signup for this FREE event. You’ll receive a zoom link and password within 24 hours of reserving your tickets. A Zoom account is not required if you are joining Zoom Meetings as a participant. Maestro Victor DeRenzi will interview conductor Marcello Cormio, stage director Mark Freiman, soprano Anna Mandina, and bass Stefano DePeppo about the upcoming production of Pergolesi's "Maid to Mistress" (La serva padrona).

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Virtual: Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning: The New Normal with Margaret Jay , February 16, 10:30am

SILL launched its 50th season in January with two series. Its hard-hitting “Global Issues” series features acclaimed experts exploring topical issues. This year, they are being offered free of charge on a virtual platform. The current view is that the Coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way our economies will work. In the U.K. the BREXIT problem has been replaced by new concern about how business can be successful in a much more regulated global world. On Tuesday, February 16 at 10:30am Jay will discuss whether the “new normal” will really be permanent or will we all slip back into the old ways more quickly than we think?

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Virtual: Art Center Sarasota: Art Marketing: The Business of Selling Your Art Lecture Series with Kate Burridge , February 16 – February 18, 6pm-8pm

Art Marketing: The Business of Selling Your Art Lecture Series with Kate Burridge will take place on February 16 and 18 from 6pm to 8pm on Zoom. Two informative lectures on marketing yourself, your work, and your brand presented by Kate Burridge. Want to sell your Art? Kate will answer your questions - "Do this...not that," is the focus of these workshops, all geared to help you be a successfully selling artist. February 16: Artist Self-Promotion, Websites & Social Media - Use social networking to your benefit, why have a website, write great artist promo statements and how to put together a winning portfolio. February 18: Basic Training: Pricing, Commissions and Solo Exhibitions - Get your act together! Establish a pricing structure, learn the why of copyright law, all about licensing and goof-proof commissions, and how to negotiate and navigate solo exhibitions. This is an online course. When you register (and are paid in full), a Zoom link will be emailed to you. If your teacher has additional handouts, those will also be emailed to you.

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: Selby Gardens: Roy Lichtenstein: Monet's Garden Goes Pop , February 13 – June 27, 10am-5pm

This exhibition showcases the legendary Pop artist's screen prints based on Monet's world-famous paintings of waterlilies and haystacks from February 13 until June 27, 10am to 5pm. Lichtenstein's rarely seen Water Lilies and Haystacks provide an unexpected homage to a staple of the public imagination - Monet's paintings of his garden and home at Giverny that inspired them. The display of Lichtenstein's art in the midst of a horticultural evocation of Giverny creates a unique experience for more than 100,000 garden visitors. Selby Gardens, transformed into Monet's famed gardens at Giverny through the Pop Art lens of Roy Lichtenstein, includes iconic elements of Monet's garden such as the green Japanese bridge, trellises, and benches. This conjuring of Lichtenstein's world also serves as the dynamic backdrop to the lush plantings and mixed borders for which Monet's paintings were renowned. An avid gardener, Monet once said, "My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece." Marie Selby Botanical Gardens evokes this crowning achievement with a surprising Pop Art twist.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Sarasota Opera: The Happy Deception , February 12 – February 25, 1:30pm and 7:30pm

Gioachino Rossini's The Happy Deception will play at the Sarasota Opera House on February 12 at at 7:30pm, February 14 at 1:30pm, February 17 at 7:30pm, February 20 at 1:30pm, February 23 at 7:30pm, and February 25 at 7:30pm. A duchess disappears and then washes up on a beach in a small mining town. A kind miner takes her in and cares for her, until ten years later when her grieving husband and his entourage pay a visit. Abduction, menace, passion, and comedy all swirl towards a happy conclusion. Tickets starting at $25 and online streaming is available.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Art Uptown Gallery: Color & Clay , January 30 – February 26, 11am-5pm, 11am-3pm, 12pm-5pm

Color & Clay, an installation by Joan Libby Hawk, ceramist, and Jana Millstone, painter, presents a unique conversation between artists and mediums at Art Uptown gallery, Sarasota. Artists Joan Libby Hawk, a ceramist, and Jana Millstone, a painter, present Color & Clay - A Duet, their unique conversation between artists and mediums. The collaborative exhibit of clay objects and paintings, on view at Art Uptown from January 30 to February 26, 2021, celebrates color, light and form. Sharing a contemporary visual sensibility, the artists explore the connections between their three-and two-dimensional work, riffing off the play of light, negative space and transparent color. The artists will host a Zoom conversation in early February to talk about their collaboration and the installation’s visual goals. Details to come. Visit this engaging installation at Art Uptown, located at 1367 Main Street, open Monday through Friday, 11am to 5pm, Saturday, 11am to 3pm and Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. You can meet the gallery artists all day on Saturdays. Private appointments can be arranged by calling 941.955.5409. The gallery continues its commitment to visitor and staff safety by the use of masks, sanitizer, frequent cleaning and social distancing.

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: Mote Marine: Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure , January 30 – June 6, Museum hours.

Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure - a new exhibit created by Minnesota Children's Museum and the creators of the top-rated PBS Kids TV series "Wild Kratts" - will open soon at Mote Aquarium. The exhibit focuses on building STEM-based skills for children ages 3 to 9. It will be at Mote from January 30 to June 6, 2021. Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure transports visitors to the Wild Kratts world, immersing them in whole body explorations of ocean habitats. Using Wild Kratts technology and the powers of science and teamwork, children and their families will join the Wild Kratts team to solve problems, help marine animals, and foil the villains' nefarious plans. 

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: The Bishop: Sea of Stars: Sail Through the Milky Way , January 29 – February 28, Times vary.

Have you ever wondered what happens when a star is born? Our newest Planetarium show helps you find out. “Sea of Stars: Sail Through the Milky Way” takes you on a journey to visit baby stars in a stellar nursery, see the nebulas left by dead stars (like the one pictured to the right), and explore the supermassive black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. Prepare to be star struck. Also showing: "Mars Revealed," where we fly you from Earth to the Martian surface where you’ll discover some of the geographical features that could indicate whether life ever existed on the Red Planet, and "Flight Through Our Solar System," which takes you from the sun past Pluto to the icy outer reaches of the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud. Show times include “Mars Revealed” 10:30am and 12:30pm Wednesday through Saturday and 12:30pm and 2:30pm Sunday, “Sea of Stars: Sail Through the Milky Way” 11am and 2pm Wednesday through Saturday; 1pm and 3:30pm Sunday, and “Flight Through Our Solar System” 12pm and 2:30pm Wednesday through Saturday; 2pm and 4pm Sunday. Planetarium shows are included in the price of admission. Due to social distancing guidelines, guests are asked to sign up for their preferred showtimes when they arrive at the Museum.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Florida CraftArt: Members' Show: Contemporary Craft at its Finest , January 29 – March 20, 6pm

Members’ Show: Contemporary Craft at its Finest is a juried exhibition of original art showcasing the best of handcrafted work by Florida CraftArt members. Forty-six artists created 79 pieces from intricate jewelry to glass sculptures. Visitors will have the opportunity to virtually meet the artists and the show’s judge Susana Weymouth at the virtual opening reception on Friday, January 29 at 6 p.m. The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82206474125. The show runs through March 20 when the People’s Choice Award will be presented at the closing reception. People can vote for their favorite work of art in the Florida CraftArt Exhibition Gallery.

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Embracing Our Differences 2021 Outdoor Exhibit , January 20 – April 1, Hours vary.

Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. One way it accomplishes this is through its annual, juried international outdoor art exhibition consisting of 50 billboard-sized works of art, each accompanied by an inspirational quote. The response to the call for artwork and inspirational quotes brought 15,912 entries pouring in from 128 countries and 48 states. Students from 412 schools around the world submitted artwork or quotes to the juried exhibit. The winning quotes and art will be showcased in the 18th annual exhibit, January 20 through April 1, in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Center for Architecture: Designing Sarasota an Architectural History , January 12 – April 17, Gallery hours.

In collaboration with the Sarasota Architectural Foundation, the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation and the AIA Gulf Coast Chapter, this exhibit will examine the unique history of architecture in Sarasota from the time of Native Americans to the present and will run from January 12 until April 17, 2021. Timed reservation information will be available soon.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Virtual: Art Center Sarasota: Painting Animals in Watercolor Workshop , February 20 – February 22, 11am-5pm

Painting Animals in Watercolor Workshop with Visiting Artist Dylan Scott Pierce February 20 through 22 from 11am to 5pm on Zoom. Dylan will guide the class in how to create more than the likeness of the animal but also to convey a mood and message. Demonstrating how the elements of art can be thoughtfully used to convey the feeling of an animal and the mood and message. Principles of creating depth and realism will also be demonstrated as well as Dylan’s technique for achieving beautiful skin tones by juxtaposing colors. Using sketches to establish a synchronized order of importance, Dylan will explain how to make artistic decisions to create and effective composition and communicate what is important to the viewer. Also, Dylan will demonstrate how using color studies will help discover unexpected ways of expressing ones message. This is an online course. When you register (and are paid in full), a Zoom link will be emailed to you. If your teacher has additional handouts, those will also be emailed to you.

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