(Sarasota, FL) Art Center Sarasota’s solo exhibition African Nouveau featuring the sculptures by nationally and internationally collected African American artist, Woodrow Nash has been extended to July 17, 2014. Woodrow Nash, the acclaimed sculptor, will be present in the gallery at Art Center Sarasota on July 17 from 11am to 12:30pm to greet guests and meet those who have purchased his pieces from the exhibition. The public is invited, at no charge, to come and meet Nash and talk informally with him about his work. Art Center Sarasota | 707 N. Tamiami Trail | Sarasota 34236 | 941-365-2032 | www.artsarasota.org
Woodrow Nash’s signature style, which he has coined “African Nouveau”, combines 15th century Benin and 18th century French Nouveau characteristics. He utilizes stoneware, earthenware, terracotta and porcelain to achieve striking embodiments of the human soul and sensuality through expression, complex symbolism and sophisticated aesthetics. “I’m looking for that expression that cuts across a cultural grain”, says Nash. That search lead him to the very foundation of mankind – Africa and world tribal culture. The adornment of the human form in Africa in particular, was one of the ways that cultures interacted with each other and many different tribes and groups can be recognized by their jewelry and body art. The work of Woodrow Nash is collected by everyone from working professionals to affluent sports figures and entertainment superstars. http://www.theragegallery.com/site/home.html
This exhibition was paid for in part by the Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues
Woodrow Nash exhibition gallery photo
About Art Center Sarasota:
Art Center Sarasota was the first arts and cultural institution in Sarasota. Founded in 1926 as the “Sarasota Art Association” by Marcia Rader, Art Supervisor for the Sarasota County Schools. In the early years, the group met monthly and sponsored exhibits in rented facilities. The Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1943 and has been in its current location in the Sarasota Bayfront Cultural District since 1949. Art Center Sarasota today is a membership based organization but welcomes the entire community with affordable and accessible curated and juried exhibitions, art education for adults and youth, outreach for underserved youth and culturally related public programming.
Art Center Sarasota’s mission is to inspire individual creative expression, nurture artistic talent and provide the community with accessible and diverse visual art opportunities.
Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236