Artists who opened their studios today, Jan. 6, 2016 as part of the Sarasota Visual Artists Studios.
Other artist who participated but who I was unable to visit include:
Jorge Blanco, Bill Buchman, Tim Jaeger, Joseph Melancon, Tom Stephens.

The Open Studio Series is the 1st Saturday of the month January-April 11am-4pm.

This was a wonderful chance to see the Artists studios and hear what they want to say about their work.

It is a reminder that Sarasota is blessed to have so many talented and established artists. I hope this open studio series will expand awareness and appreciation of this treasure in our midst.

The next Open Studio is February 4. Put it in your calendar and when you go take your checkbook support the artists, enrich your life and bring beauty into your home with their creations.

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Sculptor Jack Dowd in his Studio.

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Artist Duncan Chamberlain

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Artist Dasha Reich

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Elena De La Ville, Visual Artist, Sarasota, FL

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Vicky Randall, Sculptor, Sarasota, Florida

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Flower Essence

About the Artist and this exhibition

The signature characteristic of Wayne Eastep’s photography is the ability to express the essence of a subject.  His images go beyond representational pictures to touch the spirit of the subject, evoking an emotional response.  In this exhibition he turns his attention to the exquisite design in nature  and inherent beauty within flowers.

Eastep’s images are commissioned and collected internationally. They garner awards for books, documentary, and commercial assignments.  His intention with each assignment is to go beyond the surface and look inside the subject.  Photography for Wayne is both vocation and avocation. He is driven by a passion for the art of image making.

Exhibition February 4 – May 14, 2015

Sunflower

The sunflower an annual plant is native to the Americas. The flower petals within the sunflower’s cluster are always in a spiral pattern. Generally, each floret is oriented toward the next by approximately the golden angle, 137.5 degrees, producing a pattern of interconnecting spirals, where the number of left spirals and the number of right spirals are successive Fibonacci numbers. This pattern produces the most efficient packing of seeds within the flower head.

Flour Parlor

Opening February 4, 2015  6 pm to 9 pm

128 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

Contact: Amy Nichols  941.993.8649      flourparlor@gmail.com          http://www.flourparlor.com

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8 – 5:30, Saturday 9 – 4

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Like a Good Bonfire

Actor, Costume Designer, Disco, Geoffrey Holder, NYC, New Yok, New York City, Photographer, Stage Director, Studio 54, Tony Award Winner, Winner of Guggenheim Fellowship, artist, dancer

Geoffery Holder Studio 54, New York NY

Passion personified, that’s the impression I had of Geoffery Holder when I photographed him at Studio 54.  He lived around the corner from my NY apartment and each time I saw him in the neighborhood I had the same response, I was in the presence of power.

When I heard on NPR that Geoffery Holder was listening to one of his favorite artists, Bill Evans moving with the music, expressing life and  his love of art at the moment of  his passing on sunday, I thought that seems about right.  He was full of life and creativity.  He expressed that passion with his last breath.

“When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.”  Shunryu Suzuki

 

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