October 21 • 6-8 p.m. • Art Center Sarasota
The artist will also conduct a three-day, on-location gesture drawing workshop, October 22-24.
(Sarasota, FL) Art Center Sarasota presents “The Burma Project,” a multimedia presentation about art, culture, and travel with artist and writer, Amy D’Apice, Monday, October 21, 2013, 6-8 p.m., at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota. Tickets at the door are $10 for ACS members; $12 for non-members. In addition to the presentation, D’Apice will offer a three-day gesture drawing workshop, October 22-24 1-4 p.m. each day. Students of all levels are accepted. The workshop fee is $150 for ACS members; $180 for non-members. To register for the workshop or for more information, call 941-365-2032 or visit www.artsarasota.org/workshops.
Amy D’Apice is an international artist, writer, and teacher. She has been an instructor of media arts and animation at the Seattle Art Institute for the past 13 years. In her presentation at Art Center Sarasota, D’Apice, who currently lives and works in Thailand, will share her recent experience in Myanmar, a country largely hidden from the eyes of the world. To begin to understand and relate to the people and places in this fascinating, rich, and often misunderstood culture, D’Apice made it her mission to create one drawing per day for 27 days. She documented the work, recorded observations and then left the drawings there as gifts. Using photographs, drawings, music, and storytelling, she’ll share the beauty, humor, challenges, and humanity of her experiences in Myanmar. In addition to the presentation, D’Apice will conduct a three-day drawing workshop, combining traditional and contemporary drawing techniques to get students of all levels sketching out in the world.
“Amy has the ability to tell a fascinating story about a culture that the world has not had access to in many years through words and images,” says Lisa Berger, Art Center Sarasota’s executive director. “Her beautiful renderings of life in Myanmar are simple, yet lively, and will inspire the students in her workshop to create quick sketches for their own travel diaries.”
Art Center Sarasota launches its 2013-2014 season on November 7, 2013, with “CUBEMUSIC,” a site-specific installation created by Craig Colorusso, who explores the intersection of sound, light, and space in his sculpture. The work is comprised of six, four-foot metal cubes that emanate light and music. This exhibition will be accompanied by “Sun Boxes,” a solar-powered sound installation, also created by Colorusso. In partnership with the city of Sarasota, Twenty speaker boxes will be placed in sites around Sarasota, inviting viewers to experience an ever-changing environment of space, sound and light. The season opener also includes “Pulp Culture,” a group exhibition showcasing the many ways paper can be used to create art. A juried exhibition, entitled “miniatures,” will showcase works smaller than 12″ x 12″. Art Center Sarasota’s “Instructor’s Exhibit,” featuring work by ACS class and workshop instructors, will also be exhibited during this cycle, which runs through January 3, 2014.
The center’s second exhibit cycle of the season runs January 16-February 28, 2014, and features “Nature’s Voice: Quilts by Regina Benson,” in Gallery 1; “Tradition Gone Wild: Venetian Society of Basket Weavers,” in Gallery 2; “Black Muse: Works by Members from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)” in Gallery 3; and “Breaking Tradition,” an open, all-media, juried exhibition in Gallery 4.
The third cycle runs March 13-April 25, 2014, and features “Confluence: Israel,” an exhibit of works by emerging Israeli artists in Gallery 1; “The Secret Life of Jewelry,” featuring fine art jewelry curated by Susan Snyder in Gallery 2; a Black Box Projects installation in Gallery 3; and “One World,” an open, all-media, juried exhibition in Gallery 4.
From April 28 through May 10, 2014, Art Center Sarasota will showcase the “North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show,” featuring works by art students in grades K-12.
The fifth exhibition cycle runs May 22-June 27, 2014, and features “Unconventional Inventions,” a partnership with Sun Hydraulics, Architectural Salvage and the Sarasota public school system, showcasing kinetic sculpture by area high school students in Gallery 1. An exhibit presented by the Lemur Conservation Foundation will be in Gallery 2; a Black Box Projects installation in Gallery 3; and “Perspectives,” an open, all-media, juried exhibition in Gallery 4.
The “Second Annual Florida Flavor Exhibition,” an all-media, juried exhibition highlighting the talented artists of the Sunshine State, runs July 10-August 15, 2014, in all four of the center’s galleries.
Closing the season, August 28- September 30, 2014, is “Organic Mechanic,” featuring the sculptures of Russ Bellamy in Gallery 1; “Back Roads to Back Homes,” featuring Florida photography in Gallery 2; a Black Box Projects installation in Gallery 3; and “Coming Home,” a members-only, all-media, juried exhibition in Gallery 4.
For more information about Art Center Sarasota, call 941-365-2032 or visit www.artsarasota.org.
About Art Center Sarasota
Art Center Sarasota was the first arts and cultural institution in Sarasota. It was founded in 1926 as the “Sarasota Art Association” by Marcia Rader, the art supervisor for the Sarasota County schools district. 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 is now a membership-based organization that offers curated and juried exhibitions, adult and youth education programs, outreach initiatives 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
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