Summer events: Kay Kipling's guide to the month's best cultural and special events.
A HERO'S HAND
Photographers often have no idea how important their split-second decisions may be to the future of the subject. But Leonard Freed, who took this picture in 1963, after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. , knew he was recording for history the image of a man who in the first few decades of his life could claim many accomplishments.
The main focus of the photograph--and of almost every person whose face we see within the frame--is King's hand. Everyone wants to touch him and congratulate him. As a historical document, the photo has elements that seem to suggest the danger of King's position. The figure to the right plays the role of a bodyguard. People are extending their arms to congratulate King, yet the number of hands gripping his looks painful. The two policemen, who are white, remind us of segregation and the power structure in the early '60s, as well as the protection that could not guarantee King's future safety. Two years later, King would be shot dead by an assassin's bullets.
This photograph is part of the exhibition In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers, and can be seen through Aug. 12 at the Ringling Museum of Art.
Galleria Silecchia. Continuing on view at the Palm Avenue gallery through July 5 are works by mixed media painter Cary Henrie. Opening July 6 to run through Aug. 2: an exhibition of abstract paintings and sculpture in aluminum by Paul Tamanian, followed by a show highlighting the blown glass forms of Hiroshi Yamano, Aug. 3 through Sept. 6. And then comes a show with Colombian oil painter Homero Aguilar, Sept. 7 through Oct. 4. 365-7414.
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. . Eberhard Havekost 1999-2006: Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection and Memorials of Identity: New Media from the Rubell Family Collection remain on view through July 8. You can also see works by "outsider" artist Purvis Young at TMA TMA Turnaround Management Association
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TMA Tooling & Manufacturing Association through July 22. Opening July 21 to run through Sept. 23 is Color: Ten African-American Artists, while the National Sculpture Society Founded in 1893, the National Sculpture Society was the first organization of professional sculptors formed in the United States. The purpose of the organization was to promote the welfare of American sculptors, although its founding members included several renowned architects. annual award exhibition opens the same date but runs through Sept. 30. And The Big Picture: 2006 Photographer Laureate Steven Gregory features digital images capturing the city of Tampa, July 28 through Oct. 7. (813) 274-8130.
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. . On the Road: Photographs Across America, and Florida Collects Folk Art continue here through July 8, as does an exhibition of 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. (727) 896-2667.
State of the Arts Gallery. The Writing on the Wall, artists' statements and commentary in the form of art and flags, continues here throughout the month. 955-2787.
Art Center Sarasota. Continuing here through Aug. 4, an open exhibition in both the Main and Member Galleries, and an Easter Seals juried show in the Front Gallery. 365-2032.
Venice Art Center. A quilt exhibition continues here through Aug. 10. 485-7136.
Ringling Museum of Art. On view in the new Ulla R. and Arthur F. Searing sear 1
v. seared, sear·ing, sears
1. To char, scorch, or burn the surface of with or as if with a hot instrument. See Synonyms at burn1.
2. Wing through Aug. 12: In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers. 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 , featuring 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). , continues here through Sept. 16. Opening Sept. 30 to run through Jan. 4 is Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos, a series of etchings by the great Spanish artist dealing with such themes as the Spanish Inquisition, witchcraft and the corruption of the Catholic church of the time. And continuing in one of the museum's "pocket exhibitions" through July 29 is Canaletto Paired: 18th-Century Venetian View Painting. 359-5700.
Selby Gallery. Opening July 6 to run through Aug. 8 is the show John Howey, Architect, featuring models and drawings for his projects, shown in a recent book about his work; also for those dates, an exhibition of designs for the new Sarasota Museum of Art from the ADP (1) (Automatic Data Processing) Synonymous with data processing (DP), electronic data processing (EDP) and information processing.
(2) (Automatic Data Processing, Inc., Roseland, NJ, www.adp. Group. Those shows are followed by a retrospective featuring the works of David Byrd and a Social Issues in Graphic Design show, both running Aug. 17 through Sept. 19. The Ringling School faculty exhibition, Part I, opens Sept. 28. 359-7563.
Dabbert Gallery. The gallery offers a Summer Showcase featuring works by Yuqi Wang, Craig Rubadoux, Barbara Krupp, Robert Baxter, Ben Stahl, Eric Boyer, Daniel Bilodeau and others, through Sept. 30. 955-1315.
Salvador Dali Museum. In St. Petersburg, this museum presents Dali in Focus, July 13 through January 2008, a collection of the artist's oils, watercolors and drawings. Also on view, through Aug. 19, Dali's Biblia Sacra sa·cra
Plural of sacrum. , illustrations related to the Bible; Part II of this exhibit runs Aug. 24 through January 2008. And Traces, displaying works by Catalan videographer A person involved in the production of video material. Videographers shoot the images with a video camera (analog or digital) and may perform minimal or extensive editing of the resulting footage. Mabel Palacin, opens Sept. 29. (727) 823-3767.
McCurdy's Comedy Theatre. Comic Ralphie May entertains July 19-22. 925-3869.
South Florida Museum The South Florida Museum, located in Bradenton, Florida, is a museum specializing in the natural and cultural history of Florida's gulf coast. The museum includes the Bishop Plantarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium, the home of Snooty the manatee. . Pirates! Florida's East Coast Pirates and Scoundrels, Scalawags scalawags (skăl`əwăgz), derogatory term used in the South after the Civil War to describe native white Southerners who joined the Republican party and aided in carrying out the congressional Reconstruction program. and Treasure! continue on view at the Bradenton museum through Aug. 19. Tales of real-life pirates are told, and there will also be Gasparilla Fest memorabilia and pirate paintings by Sarasota artist Don Maitz. 746-4131.
Fourth of July Fourth of July, Independence Day, or July Fourth, U.S. holiday, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Celebration of it began during the American Revolution. Family Celebration. The birthday of our country is marked with events downtown courtesy of the Downtown Merchants Association, as well as a planned pops concert at the Van Wezel and, at dusk, fireworks fireworks: see pyrotechnics.
Explosives or combustibles used for display. Of ancient Chinese origin, fireworks evidently developed out of military rockets and explosive missiles and accompanied the spread of military explosives westward to over the bay at Sarasota Bayfront Park. For information call 928-9002.
St. Armands Boat Show. Check out the big boats, July 7 and 8 on the circle. 388-1554.
Oldies Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the '50s, '60s and '70s.
Oldies are typically from R&B, pop and rock music genres. Concert. Opening act The Boyds, followed by Bandana featuring Tony "Butch" Gerace, formerly of Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, at 8 p.m. July 14 at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.
FridayFest on the Bay. Live music and refreshments on the Van Wezel bayfront, from 5 to 9 p.m. July 20 (the Robert Harris Group), Aug. 17 (Suzette Jennings & Moodswingz) and Sept. 21 (Project SRQ SRQ Service Request
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Cocktails at the Ca d'Zan. Refreshments and live entertainment on the grounds of the Ringling property, from 6 to 9 p.m. July 19 and Aug. 16. 359-5700.
Florida West Coast Symphony Chamber Music. With a theme of "Forbidden Music,"the symphony explores "The Power to Inspire" (Sept. 13), "The Power to Endure" (Sept. 20) and "The Power to Survive" (Sept. 27). All performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Holley Hall, and works by Schubert, Schonberg, Weill and Beethoven are included. 953-3434.
Florida Brass Quintet. The symphony's brass ensemble performs pieces by J.S. Bach and Gershwin, among others, in a Chamber Afternoon concert at 4 pm. Sept. 16 at Holley Hall. 953-3434.
Florida String Quartet. The quartet plays Mozart's "Dissonant dis·so·nant
1. Harsh and inharmonious in sound; discordant.
2. Being at variance; disagreeing.
3. Music Constituting or producing a dissonance. " Quartet, Shostakovich's Quarter No. 8 and Mendelssohn's Quarter in A Minor, at 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at Holley Hall. 953-3434.
New Artists Piano Quartet. Pieces by Mahler, Martinu and Faure are set for this ensemble's performances at 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Holley Hall. 953-3434.
Sarasota Reds. The Florida State League The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. Before 2002, it was classified as a "High-A" league, indicating its status as a Class A league with the highest level of competition within that classification, and the fifth step team continues to play home games at Ed Smith Stadium all this summer, through Sept. 2. For a full schedule call 954-4464 or visit SarasotaReds.com.
Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix. The festival winds up its summer run with the really big boat race (from New Pass to Big Pass, best viewing from Lido Beach), in two heats at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on July 1. An awards ceremony is set for 5 p.m. at the Van Wezel. 371-8820 ext. 1800.
The All Night Strut. Musical memories of the 1930s and '40s are showcased in this revue, ending its run on the Florida Studio Theatre mainstage July 1. 366-9000.
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. . Echoes of Ibsen's masterpiece about that famous housewife, Nora, continue to reverberate re·ver·ber·ate
v. re·ver·ber·at·ed, re·ver·ber·at·ing, re·ver·ber·ates
1. To resound in a succession of echoes; reecho.
2. onstage and off; see the original, in an adaptation by Frank McGuinness, through July 15 in a Banyan Theater Company production at the Cook Theatre. 358-5330.
Johnny Guitar. A family-friendly musical version of the Western melodrama that starred Joan Crawford, onstage through Sept. 2 at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. 366-5454.
The Play's the Thing. The Players of Sarasota's annual playreading festival takes place July 9-14, with readings of new works by local and national playwrights scheduled for 7:30 p.m. each evening. 365-2494.
Venice Little Theatre Summer Rep Series. Four plays are presented in rotation July 10-22, including Wonder of the World, Beast on the Moon, Polish Joke and Don Juan Don Juan (dŏn wän, j`ən, Span. dōn hwän), legendary profligate. in Chicago. For specific dates and times, call 488-1115 or go to venicestage.com.
Enigma Variations. The meeting between a Nobel Prize-winning author and a journalist, on a remote island in the Norwegian Sea, is the catalyst for revelations about relationships, July 10 through Aug. 5 in a Banyan Theater Company offering, again at the Cook. 358-5330.
The Lady With All the Answers. That lady would be none other than Ann Landers, aka Eppie Lederer, who's profiled in this one-woman play starring Carolyn Michel. Onstage at Florida Studio Theatre July 11-29. 366-9000.
A Grand Night for Singing. A Venice Little Theatre cabaret show spotlighting the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Aug. 3-26. 488-1115.
Rabbit Hole. David Lindsay Abaire's Pulitzer Prize winner about a family trying to fight their way back to the light after a shattering loss closes out Florida Studio Theatre's summer season, running Aug. 8-26. 366-9000.
Faith Healer. Brian Friel's play about a charismatic Irishman peddling miracles, his long-suffering wife, and his devoted manager takes to the stage Aug. 9-26 as the Banyan's final summer play at the Cook Theatre. 358-5330.
Oklahoma! The wind is sweepin' down the plain at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, as the season begins with this Rodgers and Hammerstein perennial pleaser. Playing Aug. 30 through Sept. 16. 748-5875.
Big Bang. A spoofy musical about a show attempting to cover the history of the world, running Sept. 7-23 as a Venice Little Theatre cabaret production. 488-1115.
Fame Forever. Remember the kids from Fame, the musical about New York's High School of Performing Arts The High School of Performing Arts, more formally known as The School of Performing Arts: A Division of the Fiorello H La Guardia High School of Music and the Arts, informally known as "PA", was a public alternative high school in New York, New York, USA that existed from 1948 ? Want to know what happened to them 30 years later? Then you'll want to see this musical sequel, onstage Sept. 27 through Oct. 7 at the Players of Sarasota. 365-2494.
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