Registration deadline is January 11!!
(Sarasota, FL) Art Center Sarasota presents “Raku Happening,” an educational and creative workshop with Frank Colson, Saturday, January 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Carla’s Clay, 1733 Northgate Blvd., Sarasota. The workshop fee is $65 for Art Center Sarasota and Carla’s Clay members; $85 for non-members. The deadline to register for the workshop is January 11, 2014. To register for the workshop or for more information, call 941-365-2032 or www.artsarasota.org/rakuhappening.
This workshop, which is open to all ages and skill levels, will include demonstrations on pottery and raku firing. Participants will glaze two vessels for firing and then fire the vessels in a raku kiln. Students will go home with two finished one-of-a-kind bowls that they have made. More information can be found at: www.artsarasota.org/rakuhappening.
Frank Colson has enjoyed a long and varied career as a potter, sculptor, and fabric artist. He has served on faculties of Florida State University, University of Tampa, Penland School of Crafts, and Haystack School of Crafts at Deer Isle in Maine. Colson operated his own studio in Australia for nearly two years and was a visiting guest lecturer for the New Zealand Potter’s Guild, as well as the Hobart Potters’ Association in Tasmania. He built a large art-casting foundry in San Jose, Costa Rica, established an art tile factory in San Miguel d’ Allende, Mexico, and designed an indigenous pottery in Oaxaca, Mexico. Colson’s extensive exhibitions have included a one-man show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, International House in Tokyo, and at the City Gallery, in Stockholm. In 2002, Frank Colson published a series of eManuals on “Hand Made Tiles.”
Art Center Sarasota 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 exhibition cycle runs March 13-April 25, 2014. It features “Confluence: Israel,” an exhibit of works by emerging Israeli artists in Gallery 1; “The Secret Life of Jewelry,” featuring fine art jewelry in Gallery 2; MASHterpieces, a collaboration with Goodwill Manasota and ThisWeekinSarasota.org of repurposed donated artwork 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.