Galleries & Museums: Aug. 9

August 9, 2012 

ART GALLERIES & Museums: Great spots to see local art and take in some history

Editor's note: Exhibit listings are published on a rotating basis as space allows.

SARASOTA

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Gallery: 1288 N. Palm Ave.

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 6-8 p.m. during First Friday Artwalk; or by appointment. Information 941-366-2454 or www.allyngallup.com.

Apple & Carpenter Galleries: 64 S. Palm Ave.

The gallery has a variety of art available, including glass, sculpture, pottery, Italian masks, paintings and more. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. First Fridays.

Art Center Sarasota: 707 N. Tamiami Trail

"Wonders of the Sea," "Resident Spirits," Everything is Touhcing By Underground Wires," "Deep See," through Sept. 28. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Information: 941-365-2032.

Art Uptown: 1367 Main St.

"Tropical Gems," featuring oil paintings by Bradenton artist Patricia Sor, on display now. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-955-5409 or www.artuptown.com.

Artista Visual and Performing Arts Studio: 37 S. Beneva Road

An Open House will be held noon-5 p.m. Aug. 11. The studio offers an arrayof art classes to students of all ages Mondays-Saturdays. Information: 941-345-7032.

Artists on the Court: 1943 Morrill St.

An art gallery, artist studio and art class complex with a focus on Sarasota artists. Children's classes are ongoing and adult art classes will begin in the fall. Summer hours: noon-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-706-4805.

Ashby Art and Antiques, 1920 Adams Lane

Paintings by Francesco Agresti. The gallery features paintings, prints, jewelry, antiques and decor.Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and6-10 p.m. third Friday Art Walks. Information: 941-954-4263.

Back Allie Art: 1938 Adams Lane, Suite 102, Towles Court

Back Allie Art features hooked and woven rugs, painted silk, jewelry and more. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday,6-10 p.m. during gallery walks. Information: 941-365-4222.

BAS studio/gallery: 537 S. Pineapple Ave., Suite 203, Towles Court

Beverly A. Smith's studio features abstract art. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Information: 955-4390 or www.beverlyasmith.com.

Bits and Pieces: 1303 13th Ave. W.

Fabric by the yard, abstract acrylic paintings, fabric wall art and vintage quilts and gifts. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Information: 941-744-2487.

Black Bird Home Gallery: 1540 Main St.

The gallery displays and sells pieces of furniture and art combining the glamour of Los Angeles and the coastal living of Sarasota. Fine jewelry pieces by Cresta Bledsoe. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Monday by appointment. Information: 941-366-0941.

The Celery Barn: 266 S. Links Ave.

Basha Maryanska exhibits her art and teaches a variety of workshops 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Information: 518-965-1524 or 518-504-0792 or visit www.bashamaryanska.com.

Clair Mitchell Gallery: Towles Court, 1920A Adams Lane

Each month, a variety of artists will offer demonstrations, workshops, lectures, films and lessons. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and during Friday Art Walks, every third weekend from 6-10 p.m. Information: 941-328-9133 or www.towlesourt.com.

Custom Frames and Displays of Art Gallery: 7910 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 105

Featuring the works of Janet Mishner, Herb Morgan, John Slawik and potter Scott Gregory, plus those of international artists Janusz Blachowicz and Val Andre. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Mondays by appointment. Information: 941-232-1461.

Dabbert Gallery: 76 S. Palm Ave.

Group exhibit "Summer Showcase," through Sept. 30. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and until 9 p.m. during the First Friday Gallery Walks. Information: 941-955-1315 or www.dabbertgallery.com.

Design Impressions Gallery: 33 S. Palm Ave.

Studio owners Werner and Carol Meier host an ongoing display and sale of work by local artist Gay Germain, whose media include fine antique reproduction, accessories, lighting, interior design and paintings. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Information: 941-373-9660 or www.designimpressionsgallery.com.

Edfish Gallery: 3615 Webber St.

Group show with featured artists Jim Roberts, Ed Walsh, Mel Stauffer and Mike Balas. Information: 941-706-2659.

Elizabeth Stevens Gallery: 1945 Morrill St.

Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 6-10 p.m. during the ArtWalk on the third Friday of each month. Information: 941-587-9851.

Equinox Gallery: 1968 Adams Lane

The gallery features handcrafted sterling jewelry, minerals, contemporary art and more. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-954-8774.

Galleria Silecchia: 20 S. Palm Ave.

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. first Friday of each month. Information: 941-365-7414 or www.galleriasilecchia.com.

Gallery 53: 53 S. Palm Ave.

Miniatures by international artist Iris Baranski-Daniels are on display. More than 40 artists and their eclectic mix of art are displayed in the gallery year round. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-650-8223 or 941-365-4442.

Hastings on the Court: 416 Burns Court

Hastings on the Court is proud to introduce artists new to the area, Thomas Frontini and Hilary Wallis. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-993-7612 or www.thehastingscollection.com.

Jack Dowd Gallery: 1269 First St.

This museum presents the work of sculptor and painter Jack Dowd. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. Information: 941-922-4140.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: 5401 Bay Shore Road

"A Horse and a Ring," through Sept. 17. "Deco Japan: Shaping Modern Culture, 1920-1945," through Oct. 28. "Mythic Creatures of China," Aug. 17-July 28, 2013. The Howard Bros. Circus, the largest miniature circus in the world, is on permanent display in the Tibbals Learning Center. Twentieth century abstract art in the Searing Wing and "From the Vaults: John Ringling's Asian and Cypriot Art," are on permanent display. General admission includes the Ringling Museum of Art, Ca d'Zan Mansion, the Circus Museum, the Rose Garden and grounds: $25 adults, $20 seniors 65 and older and U.S. military with ID, $5 children 6-17 and students with ID, $10 for Florida teachers. Local students with valid ID from The Florida State University, New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida, the University of South Florida and pre-booked student groups are free. Free for children 5 and younger and museum members. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Advance tickets: 941-358-3180. Information: 941-359-5700 or www.ringling.org.

Kathleen Bernhardt Gallery: 1419 Fifth St., Suite B

A group show ofseven gallery artists on display. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 312-213-4996.

Lazare Gallery: 10 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota

The gallery displays an inventory of over a thousand masterworks by some of Russia's most influential artists. Information: 941-487-7134.

The Little Art Gallery at Towles Court: 1911 Morrill St.

Contemporary fine art, sculpture and photography featuring works by Todd Warner, Monte Nagler, Mi Young Lee, Mouly, Fanch and Bellet. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and Sunday and Monday by appointment. Information: 941-957-0609.

Madonna Stella: 1900 Main St., Suite 105A

The gallery represents local artists Wendy Thurlow, Karen Johnson, Deborah Reed, Jan Friend-Davis, Donna B. Raymond, Liz Vercruysse, Jennie Sikora-Muehl, Madonna Stella, Yanira and Tricia Salzano. Classes in clay and studio space available. Information: 941-706-2119.

MillerBrady Fine Art Gallery: 614 Florida Ave.

Contemporary minimalist original paintings and glass fiber reinforced concrete framed works of art by Eric Miller and Jake Brady. Hours: by appointment only. Information: 941-232-1411.

Muse Galleria: 3801 McIntosh Road

The gallery showcases jewelry, clothing, accessories, fiber art, painting, collage and more by 50 regionally based artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-706-3328 or visit www.musegalleria.org.

New Deal Gallery: Federal Building, 111 S. Orange Ave.

Information: 941-400-5217

Paradox Gallery: 301 Southgate Plaza

An ongoing exhibit of acrylic work and digital prints by Janet Mishner. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 941-362-3715.

The Pop Culture Vaults: 368 St. Armands Circle

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-893-4083.

Ringling College Academic Center: 2363 Bradenton Road, Sarasota

"American Studio Glass-50 years of Extraordinary Achievement," featuring selections from the Richard and Barbara Bash Collection, showcasing more than 30 works by major artists in the American Studio Glass movement, on display now. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-351-5100.

S/ART/Q: 1549 State St.,

Artworks of four new artists: Ariana Franco,Amy Williamson Miller, Jennifer Nugent, and Steve Strenk, now on display. One-of-a-kind art and art events by Sarasota collective of professional contemporary artists. Information: 941-330-4838 or sartq.com.

Scarlett's Feathers Gallery: 53A S. Palm Ave.

The gallery featuresone-of-a-kind fiber and wearable art, collageand paper art, mosaic, furniture, jewelry, rugsand more by regional artists and artisans. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Selby Gallery: Ringling College of Art and Design campus, a half-block east of 2700 N. Tamiami Trail on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Call for schedule of workshops. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: 941-359-7563 or 941-351-5100, www.ringling.edu/selbygallery.

Sonnet Gallery: 1480 Main St.

Original paintings,glass sculptures and accessories are on display year-round. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. Information: 941-955-6443.

Stakenborg Fine Arts: 1545 Main St.

The gallery offers an enticing collection ofprints, drawings and other media by renown artists spanning four centuries. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-487-8001 or www.stakenborgfineart.com.

State of the Arts Gallery: 1525 State St.

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-955-2787.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota; 3975 Fruitville Road

Gallery Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Sundays. Information: 941-373-0530.

Victoria B. Cooley Studio/Gallery: 1920 Adams Lane

Original oils, watercolors and giclee prints. Floral, shell and still-life motifs as well as hand-painted items and miniature canvases are on display. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (or 10 p.m. during art walks) Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-374-1988.

Vista Gallery: Harbor Vista Hotel and Marina, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail

Women Welders Working Wonders with SkillsUSA state gold medal winners Heide Parson and Brenda Cook. Information: www.harborvistahotel.com.

Women's Resource Center: 340 S. Tuttle Ave.

"Abstract Expressions of Spirit and Nature," featuring paintings and ink drawings by local artist Marjorie C. Crawford, through September. Information: 941-366-1700.

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