SCF features 'Modern Masters' exhibit

September 26, 2013 

Work from Christian Marclay.PHOTO PROVIDED

SCF features 'Modern Masters' art exhibition

BRADENTON -- An exhibition featuring prints from the SCF Contemporary Art Collection highlighting work contributing artist Christian Marclay is on display now through Dec. 4 in the building 300 lobby at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.

"Modern Masters" is a survey of prints from the SCF Contemporary Art Collection created by artists whose work was influenced by modernism. The exhibition highlights work by Swiss-American visual artist and composer Marclay, who was named one of the world's most influential people by Time Magazine. His photogravures on display include "Vwoosh," "Splat!!" and "Pokkaa Pok."

Other artists on display in the exhibition include "Fire, Fire, Fire" by Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali; "Coffee Mill" by French-American painter, sculptor and writer, Marcel Duchamp; "Cycle of a Small Sea" by world renowned printmaker and painter, Arthur Deshaies; "Jasper Johns" by contemporary artist, Theo Wujcik; woodcuts by Norwegian painter and printmaker, Edvard Munch; and lithograph by American artist, expressionist and educator, Frank Rampolla.

The exhibit hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, The exhibit is closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 21-25.

Information: Joe Loccisano, SCF Fine Art gallery manager, 941-752-5225

St. Joseph Catholic School teachers receive grant

BRADENTON -- Coleen Curlett and Juli Ferguson, eighth- and third-grade teachers, respectively, at St. Joseph School, were accepted into the Reflex Educator Grant Program.

The grant gives the teachers access to ExploreLearning Reflex, a program that aids in second- through eighth-grade math.

The one-year subscription and individual assistance is valued at $1,625.

Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation nets $1.15M

SARASOTA -- The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee received a bequest of approximately $1.15 million from Sarasota resident Robert Michelson, who died in April. The funds will be used to provide scholarships to local Jewish and Christian students to attend post-secondary schools through the Robert Michelson Interfaith Scholarship Fund.

The bequest will allow the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee to award new scholarships annually to its pre-existing scholarship program, which was recently renamed in Michelson's honor.

For more information, call the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee at 941-371-4546.

Open houses, homecoming at USF Sarasota-Manatee

SARASOTA -- The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee will hold open houses in October for prospective students at the Sarasota-Manatee campus and the North Port instructional site. The school is also planning a homecoming kickoff and preview event for current and future students.

The first open house will be held at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 3. The second open house is at the North Port instructional site at 5920 Pan American Blvd. from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

The free homecoming kick-off 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus includes an obstacle course, photo booth and refreshments.

To RSVP for the open houses or homecoming, visit the prospective student events tab at

3 Manatee County teachers recognized by Gov. Scott

MANATEE -- Gov. Rick Scott recognized 15 teachers at a cabinet meeting Monday. Scott presented the teachers, including three from Manatee County and one from Sarasota County, with Shine Awards for positive effects on children through education.

Bethany Gerber from Bradenton Christian, Mara Curran from Saint Joseph Catholic School, Zonniwiece Simard from Edison Academics and Beth Schlabach from Tabernacle Christian School in Sarasota.

Gerber serves as Bradenton Christian director of enrichment, chairwoman of the academic excellence committee and Key Club faculty adviser.

Curran is Saint Joseph Catholic School's coordinator for the parent-school engagement program and has taught at the school 18 years.

Simard became an administrator for Edison Academics last year and is working to strengthen the school's parent involvement program.

Schlabach is involved in the Tabernacle Christian School's performing arts program.

-- Herald staff reports

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