Arts Advocates will begin a silent auction for three sculptures during their Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County member art show reception on November 14
SARASOTA, FL – Arts Advocates artist members’ works are on display as part of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County’s 2019-2020 member exhibit schedule. Nearly 70 paintings by 21 Arts Advocates artists are displayed on the first and third floors of the Center for Arts and Humanities, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota. The exhibit runs through December 14, with the opening reception on Thursday, November 14, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Three sculptures from the Arts Advocates’ art collection will be up for sale through a silent auction, which begins during the opening reception on November 14. The public can view and bid on the pieces through November 21.
Two sculptures by Thomas Williams will be auctioned. “The Flame,” made of walnut and standing 84 inches tall, evokes spiritual contemplation much as the flames of a real fire will do. “Lyric Motion,” also made of walnut and 30 inches tall, is a visual representation of music and dance. Williams studied at the Art Students League in New York City and did many commissions for corporate office buildings, including International Telephone & Telegraph.
The third piece being deaccessioned is Stanley E. Marcus’ “Jazz at the Bar,” which is a sculpture of welded and cast aluminum with mini musical instruments (26.5 x 24.5 x 7 inches). Marcus said of this piece, “‘Jazz at the Bar’ reflects both the rhythm of the music and the dancing movements of the musicians who are ‘lost’ inside their musical world.” He taught sculpture at N.Y.U. and held solo exhibitions at Lincoln Center, Southern Vermont Art Center, and Gerald Ford Foundation in Vail, among others.
For more information about Arts Advocates, visit artsadvocates.org or call 941-330-0680.
The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, Inc. Arts Advocates, founded in 1969 as The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to inspire creativity, advance education and connect the community to the arts. Arts Advocates awards scholarships to local students pursuing careers in the arts; supports local arts and educational organizations and sponsors art-related events; and promotes the creative works of Florida artists by purchasing, collecting, exhibiting and presenting these works to residents and visitors. To learn more, visit artsadvocates.org.