June events: Kay Kipling's guide to the month's best cultural and special events.on EXHIBIT
TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL
In this 17th-century painting by Dutch artist Karel Dujardin Karel Dujardin (Sep 27 1640, Amsterdam - Nov 20 1678, Venice), Dutch animal and landscape painter.
Dujardin was born in Amsterdam in 1640. After training with Nicolaes Berchem, he went to Italy when young, and became a member of the Society of Painters that hangs in the Ringling Museum, golden-haired angels provide water and direction to Abraham's wife, Hagar, and her son, Ishmael, who are lost in the wilderness.
Dujardin has created an idealized i·de·al·ize
v. i·de·al·ized, i·de·al·iz·ing, i·de·al·iz·es
1. To regard as ideal.
2. To make or envision as ideal.
1. and theatrical scene on canvas with nearly life-size figures to tell a story from the Bible. The four individuals are handsome and attractive, and the painting's composition offers a near-perfect balance of simplicity and elegance in the refinement of the figures, their poses and the swirls of drapery. The surface of the painting is smooth and almost photographic in its realism, and yet brush marks are evident upon close inspection. They help define the sharp, crisp contours of the clothing. In contrast, bare skin appears soft and supple because Dujardin studied the Italian Renaissance masters' painting technique of sfumato sfu·ma·to
The blurring or softening of sharp outlines in painting by subtle and gradual blending of one tone into another.
[Italian, from past participle of sfumare, to evaporate, fade out , in which the artist paints what appears to be the moist air that hovers just above the naked limbs of the figures.
Dujardin made this painting for a private chapel in the home of a Catholic family living in Calvinist Holland. He proudly placed his signature in the broken entablature entablature (ĕntăb`ləchr), the entire unit of horizontal members above the columns or pilasters in classical architecture—Greek, Roman or Renaissance. in the left foreground.--Mark Ormond
Venice Art Center. The center's student exhibition ends its run June 14; it's followed by a quilt exhibition June 20 through Aug. 10. 485-7136.
Selby Gallery. A Florida Artists Group exhibition continues through June 15, as does a show of paintings by Sarasota artist Eleanor Merritt. 359-7563.
Art Center Sarasota. The center's annual Florida Photo Open runs through June 16 in the Main Gallery, with portrait painters featured in the Front Gallery. Opening June 26 to run through Aug. 4: a juried open exhibition and an Easter Seals Easter Seals is an international charitable organization devoted to providing opportunities for children with physical disabilities. See
Sonnet Gallery. Continuing on view through June 20 is Gone With the Circus, featuring figurative works on canvas by San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden artist Kate Anderson. Opening at 6 p.m. June 22 is The Erotic Exhibition, featuring different media and interpretations of erotic work by local and national artists. (Due to its content, this show will be in a private area of the gallery.) 928-6490.
Salvador Dali Noun 1. Salvador Dali - surrealist Spanish painter (1904-1989)
Dali Museum. The museum continues its exhibition, Dali & the Spanish Baroque Spanish Baroque is a strand of Baroque architecture that evolved in Spain and its provinces and former colonies, notably Spanish America and Belgium.
As Italian Baroque influences penetrated across the Pyrenees, they gradually superseded in popularity the restrained , through June 24. (727) 823-3767.
Tampa Museum of Art The Tampa Museum of Art is located in downtown Tampa, Florida. The museum exhibits 20th-century fine art, as well as Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. A large outdoor sculpture garden has also been added. The museum can be rented for parties with up to 600 guests. . Two exhibitions, Eberhard Havecost 1996-2006: Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection and Memorials of Identity: New Media, also from the Rubell collection, remain on view here through July 8. You can also see works by "outsider" artist Purvis Young from the museum's own collection through July 22. (813) 274-5130.
Museum of Fine Arts Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, chartered and incorporated (1870) after a decision by the Boston Athenaeum, Harvard, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to pool their collections of art objects and house them in adequate public galleries. . Continuing on view through July 8 at the St. Petersburg museum are three shows: 20th-Century North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. Pottery; On the Road: Photographs Across America, featuring works by 19 artists that take the viewer on an extended road trip; and Compelling Visions: Florida Collects Folk Art, including works by the Rev. Howard Finster, Mose Tolliver and Purvis Young, among others. (727) 896-2667.
Ringling Museum of Art. In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers continues here through Aug. 12, offering viewers a chance to recapture historic moments as seen through the lenses of such photographers as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and Sebastiao Salgado. Opening June 16 to run through Sept. 16 is Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism impressionism, in painting
impressionism, in painting, late-19th-century French school that was generally characterized by the attempt to depict transitory visual impressions, often painted directly from nature, and by the use of pure, broken color to , an exhibition of some 40 paintings from the Brooklyn Museum of Art Brooklyn Museum of Art, museum in the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. Its predecessors were the Brooklyn Apprentices' Library (1823), the Brooklyn Institute (1843), and the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (1890). that includes such artists as Monet, Courbet, John Singer Sargent and Childe childe
A child of noble birth.
[Middle English childe, child, child; see child.] Hassam. And don't forget to view the "pocket exhibition" Canaletto Paired: 18th-Century Venetian View Painting, on view through July 29. 359-5700.
Palm Avenue Gallery Walk. The walk offers live music and more from 6 to 9 p.m. June 1 along the avenue. 955-1315.
State of the Arts Gallery. On view this month and next: The Writing on the Wall, featuring artists' statements and commentaries in the form of art and flags. 955-2787.
Galleria Silecchia. Works on canvas by Cary Henrie dominate the Palm Avenue gallery June 1 through July 5. 365-7414.
St. Armands Crafts Festival. More than 175 artisans participate in this annual event, which also includes live music. From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 10 on the circle; call 962-0388.
Speaking of Women's Health Women's Health Definition
Women's health is the effect of gender on disease and health that encompasses a broad range of biological and psychosocial issues. . The fifth annual WEDU conference in Sarasota is set for June 2 at The RitzCarlton, Sarasota, and welcomes keynote speakers Dr. Pamela Peeke ("Be Strong, Be Healthy, Be in Charge: At Every Age") and Nancy Coey ("What Would Happen If I DID Remove the Mattress Tag?!?!") There will also be breakout sessions, a continental breakfast, luncheon, health screenings and more. Tickets are $50; call (800) 354-9338 ext. 2241.
Starry, Starry Night Prom. Grownups get a chance to improve on their past prom experiences with this evening to benefit Community Youth Development, set for 7 p.m. June 2 at the Bari Brooks Center at the Sarasota Family YMCA YMCA
in full Young Men's Christian Association
Nonsectarian, nonpolitical Christian lay movement that aims to develop high standards of Christian character among its members. . Lots of food, drinks and dancing--but yes, there will still be chaperones. Tickets $100; call 922-5126.
McCurdy's Comedy Theatre. The lineup this month includes Irishman Jim Brick, June 1-3; and storyteller Scott Novotny, June 13-17. 925-3869.
Mystery Florida Writers' Conference. The Sunshine State's masters of mayhem and murder come to Sarasota for the third annual conference, June 1 and 2 at the Lido Beach Resort. Book signings and sellings, discussions of suspense, villains and more are all scheduled; writers include Tim Dorsey, Barbara Parker, Randy Wayne White Randy Wayne White (b. 1950) is an American writer of crime fiction and non-fiction adventure tales. He has written best-selling novels and has received awards for his fiction and a television documentary. and area authors Wayne Barcomb and Terry Griffin, and Stuart Kaminsky will be toasted for lifetime achievement. For more information on how to attend, visit mysteryflorida.com.
Savor Sarasota. A very special week for Sarasota restaurateurs and their patrons, this second annual event offers fixedprice lunch and dinner menus at more than 30 local eateries (some with Zagat ratings) June 1-10, along with interactive chef demonstrations. A Sarasota Convention and Visitor's Bureau event; go to www.sarasotafl.org to learn more.
Sarasota Music Festival. The 43rd annual summer music fest (the first under the reign of artistic director Robert Levin) gets under way June 4 and continues through June 23, with an impressive array of faculty and students collaborating on a number of concerts. Among the highlights: the Artist Showcase concerts June 7, 14 and 21, each at 4:30 p.m. at Holley Hall; the main festival concerts June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at Church of the Palms, each at 8 p.m.; and free student concerts set for June 10, 14, 16, 21 and 22, all at Holley Hall. This month's world of classical music includes Bach, Beethoven and Brahms sonatas, Schubert trios, Mozart quartets, Mendelssohn symphonies, Dvorak string quintets and much, much more; for complete schedule call 953-3434 or go online at sarasotamusicfestival.org.
Friday Fest on the Bay. Free musical entertainment on the Van Wezel bayfront, with performers yet TBA TBA
See: To be announced , from 5 to 9 p.m. June 15. 953-3368.
Cocktails at Ca d'Zan. Live music and refreshments from 6 to 9 p.m. June 21 on the mansion's grounds. 359-5700.
Sarasota Reds. Catch the minor league ball players of today (major leaguers of tomorrow) on the diamond this month, with home games at Ed Smith Stadium June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30. For ticket info call 954-4464.
Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix. The 23rd annual event kicks off with a charity golf tournament June 23 and continues with the World's Largest Offshore Party June 28 at the Hyatt Sarasota; a parade of boats June 29 down Main Street, followed by a block party; the powerboat dry pit party June 30; and of course, the big race itself July 1 from New Pass to Big Pass. (Best viewing from Lido Beach.) For more complete info call 371-8820 ext. 1800.
Kay Kipling reviews local productions in her blog, ON STAGE, on our Web site, WWW.SARASOTAMAGAZINE.COM
A Marriage Minuet A Marriage Minuet is a two-act serio-comic play by David Wiltse. It revolves around the lives and relationships of two married couples: Douglas and Lily Zweig, and Rex and Violet Franklin. . This adult comedy deals with two couples and the never-ending dance we call marriage. Through June 9 at Florida Studio Theatre. 366-9000.
Ella. Tina Fabrique stars as Ella Fitzgerald, singing her way through the story of her life in this new show, onstage through June 10 at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. 351-8000.
Darwin in Malibu. A play by Crispin Whittell that places the great evolutionist ev·o·lu·tion·ism
1. A theory of biological evolution, especially that formulated by Charles Darwin.
2. Advocacy of or belief in biological evolution. in a 21st-century beach house, where two old friends arrive to continue the debate about his Darwinian ideas. Onstage through June 10 in an Asolo Rep production in the Cook Theatre. 351-8000.
Laughing Matters ... Too. An original satiric revue of pop culture, politics and more, continuing through June 10 on Florida Studio Theatre's cabaret stage. 366-9000.
The Rocky Horror Show. The stage show based on the all-time fave fave Informal
One that is preferred above others or likely to win; a favorite.
[Short for favorite.] cult movie continues through June 10 at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.
Call Me Madam. The Irving Berlin show about a hostess-turned-ambassador continues through June 17 at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. 366-5454.
The All Night Strut. A musical celebration of the 1930s and '40s, running on Florida Studio Theatre's mainstage June 13 through July 1. 366-9000.
Johnny Guitar. You may remember Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden in the 1950s Western melodrama of this name; now get ready for a musical send-up of the original, with sultry saloonkeeper sa·loon·keep·er
One who owns or operates a drinking saloon. Vienna taking on handsome stranger Johnny. Onstage at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre June 19 through Sept. 2. 366-5454.
Alligators. Area playwright Sylvia Reed's piece about a grifting mother, her young daughter and the "Alligator alligator, large aquatic reptile of the genus Alligator, in the same order as the crocodile. There are two species—a large type found in the S United States and a small type found in E China. Alligators differ from crocodiles in several ways. Lady" in a small Florida town is onstage June 21 through July 1 at Venice Little Theatre's Stage II. 488-1115.
High School Musical. A young cast brings this popular Grease-like show about a boy, a girl and their different worlds to the Manatee Players stage June 21-24. 748-5875.
A Doll's House A Doll House (literally translated A Dollhouse from the original Norwegian title Et dukkehjem) is an 1879 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. . Ibsen's classic work about a young housewife whose financial dealings lead to a confrontation with her husband--and the very famous closing of a door. Onstage June 28 through July 15 at the Asolo's Cook Theatre in a Banyan Theater Company presentation. 358-5330.