Sarasota, FL – February 14, 2022 — Ringling College of Art and Design today announced the receipt of a grant totaling $35,000 from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County sponsoring 2021/2022 season programming for the College’s Lois and David Stulberg Gallery, the Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery, Campus Art Walks, and Silver Sponsorship of the Sarasota Art Museum’sJudith Linhares: The Artist as Curator exhibition. The Strategic Partnership grant was awarded from the Community Foundation’s Zella I. and Junius F. Allen Fund.
“The ongoing support of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has been vital to both helping our curatorial teams create vibrant and engaging exhibitions that capture the essence and exhilaration of contemporary art and in supporting the spaces in which to experience it,” said Ringling College of Art and Design President Dr. Larry R. Thompson. “Truly the foundation is aptly-named for they have and continue to provide the resources and direction that have proven vital to building our community.”
Located in the Richard and Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center in the heart of campus, The Lois and David Stulberg Gallery is Ringling College’s premier on-campus exhibition space. The gallery presents lively, rotating displays of contemporary painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and experimental work by student, faculty, emerging, and established artists. Currently on exhibition until March 25, 2022 in the gallery is POW! The Comic Art of Mike Zeck from the Costas Collection.
Sarasota Art Museum is Ringling College of Art and Design’s dynamic laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. As Sarasota’s only museum solely focused on contemporary artists and their work, Sarasota Art Museum offers visitors a place to see thought-provoking exhibitions and participate in education programs that start conversations and amplify the city’s creative spirit. The Community Foundation grant provides Silver Sponsorship of the current Judith Linhares: The Artist as Curator exhibition running now until April 3, 2022.
Judith Linhares will conduct an artist talk at the Museum on Wednesday, March 23, from 6-7 pm outdoors in the Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza. Moderated by the Museum’s Assistant Curator, Emory Conetta, the event is free to members and $20 for not-yet members.
The Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery is located on the first floor of the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center and features 1200 sq-ft of exhibition space with the adjoining Harold and Ronald Kendall Atrium for hosting artist receptions and other events. From January 10 to March 25, Ringling College Galleries and Exhibitions presents A Few of Our Favorite Things, Pt. 2, the 13th annual curated exhibition of works from the world-class art glass collection of Richard and Barbara Basch. This season’s not-to-be-missed exhibition features animal-themed works in “Animal Lovers’ Corner” and small-scale works in “Barbara’s Mini-Bar.” This exhibition features some of the most exceptional examples of art glass and brilliant one-of-a-kind commissions by the greatest masters of the medium from around the world: Lino Tagliapietra, Lucio Bubacco, Dale Chihuly, Laura Donefer, Baldwin and Guggisberg, Davide Salvadore, and many more.
Docent tours are led by Barbara Basch every Wednesday at 10:15 am beginning January 12, 2022. Reservations and face masks are required. To reserve your spot, please complete this form https://www.signupgenius.com/go/baschglass. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Please plan on arriving a few minutes early to allow time for parking. For any questions, please contact the Galleries and Exhibitions Department at 941-359-7563.
The next upcoming Ringling College Galleries Art Walk is scheduled for Friday, March 4, 2022 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. On these special open-campus, family-friendly evenings, come enjoy compelling exhibitions in our six art galleries, grab a bite from our food trucks, and discover special arts interactions.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community. With assets of $520 million in more than 1,570 charitable funds, the Community Foundation awarded grants and scholarships totaling $27.5 million dollars last year in the areas of education, the arts, health and human services, civic engagement, animal welfare and the environment. Since its founding, the Community Foundation has been able to grant more than $350 million to area nonprofit organizations to our community thanks to the generosity of charitable individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit www.CFSarasota.org or call (941) 955-3000.
ABOUT RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in twelve disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. Follow Ringling College on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn andYouTube and for more information, please visitwww.ringling.edu.
ABOUT SARASOTA ART MUSEUM
Sarasota Art Museum is a catalyst for appreciation and understanding of the art of our time. As a platform forexposure, education, and experimentation, the Museuminspires new ideas and new ways of being through an endless rotation of transformative, relevant, and pioneering exhibitions and programs designed to elevate and empower all by cultivating discerning visual thinkers and ethical citizens.
Sarasota Art Museum is Ringling College of Art and Design’sdynamic laboratory for the exploration and advancement ofcontemporary art. Sarasota Art Museum shares the RinglingCollege Museum Campus with Ringling College’s Continuing Studies program comprised of the non-credit Studio and Digital Arts program and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) atRingling College.
As Sarasota’s only museum solely focused on contemporaryartists and their work, Sarasota Art Museum offers visitors a place to see thought-provoking exhibitions and participate in education programs that start conversations and amplify thecity’s creative spirit.
Located in the historic Sarasota High School, Sarasota Art Museum opened to the public in 2019 in the beautifullyreimagined building by K/R Architects. The new Museum iscomprised of 15,000 square feet of dedicated exhibition space, a plaza court, the Great Lawn featuring temporary sculpture and site – specific installations, Bistro, and SHOP.
SHOP, located in the Museum’s lobby, features an eclectic collection of exhibition-related merchandise, art andarchitecture books, contemporary jewelry, and gifts.
Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum is located on the Museum’scampus in Paul Rudolph’s Sarasota School of Architecture 1959 Vocational Shops building. The Bistro fare is inspired by Florida’s regional fruit stands and farmer’s markets and emphasizes local produce, healthy proteins, and artisanal specialty items brought to you by Executive Chef KaytlinDangaran.
Sarasota Art Museum offers stunning event spaces available for rent with catering provided by the Bistro andthe Constellation Culinary team.
Sarasota Art Museum is located at 1001 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, 34236. To stay in the know, become a Sarasota Art Museum Member, sign up for Museum email updates, access our website at www.SarasotaArtMuseum.org,and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
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