Friday, January 11, 2013
Philadelphia artist MF Cardamone interprets native Florida plants in a whimsical way at Selby Gardens.
If you've ever flipped through those science textbooks in school looking at the diagrams of plants and flowers, maybe you thought they could use a little life. Philadelphia artist MF Cardamone has taken these diagrams used for ages and decided to infuse them with art, personal connections and history and her latest collection features plants and specimens from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and native Florida plants. "I'm always interested in learning about new plant species, and it was very exciting for me to get this opportunity to document different plants from Florida—from the collection of epiphytes and the collection of native plants, which I'm very interested in," Cardamone tells Patch. " The exhibit, Florida Fantastica, is displayed…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Three local artists are featured in a new exhibit at the Federal Building.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Art is in season at the Federal Building where the autumn exhibit is underway at The New Deal Gallery. The free exhibit showcases local artists for three months, and is sponsored by the City of Sarasota. The exhibit runs through December and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. An artist reception will be held Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery, which is located inside the lobby of the Federal Building. Light refreshments will be served. Four times a year, local artists are selected to have their work displayed inside city-owned buildings as part of a public art program that began in 2011. The three featured artists are: Linda Larisch A painter for over 40 years, Linda Larisch has been represented by …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Prolific local artist, Anita Wexler, has a new exhibition at the Sarasota Arts Council.
Anita Wexler's art is anything but dull. Vivid, bright colors; bold lines, and subtle symbols permeating the background. Inevitably, predictably for Wexler, in the forefront, figures of men and women and the backgrounds full of suggestion. Cally Lajeunesse, new to Sarasota and an art student, commented on Wexler's art. "There is a great deal of symbolism she incorporates. The owl, the Native American head. Much of her work seems to be about love, about loving and at the same time it is uncomfortable." Also at the exhibit, Tanya Champagne remarked, "I love the bright colors, the bold lines. Her work is dynamic, moving." The theme of discussions throughout the exhibit reflected the art itself. Parties standing closer to the brighter…