Rock this way: The Rockstarr Bentley Landing Party is really Five Points Collective’s first lesson in musical promotion through community collaboration

Published December 1, 2010 The Rockstarr Bentley Landing Party Presented by Five Points Collective with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Suncoast Charities for Children, 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5, Payne Park Auditorium, 2100 E. Laurel St., Sarasota,, $10 advance, $15 at the door. As I finish the last spoonful of my beef and vegetable soup, I […]

Industry standard: A Ringling photography student is working to realize Sarasota’s fashion potential

Published October 20, 2010 Industry w/designs from E Marie by Eliza Torres and music by DJ RusDeep 8 p.m.-midnight Sat., Oct. 23, The HuB, 1421 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, 586-0681 or,, $5. The coveted label of “arts destination” is something that Sarasota has boasted for quite some time. But there are a few artistic avenues […]

Arty pARTée: Organizations all over the Suncoast are joining forces to launch Festival sARTée in an effort to brand Sarasota-Manatee as a premier arts destination

Published in Creative Loafing Sarasota, October 6, 2010   The Ringling International Arts Festival was originally slated to be an every-other-year event. But after the success of last year’s kick-off, the movers and shakers of Sarasota’s governmental, arts and tourism organizations felt they had to find a way to capitalize on the event again this year […]

Golden boy: The work of Ringling Museum Conservation Technician/Gilder Dave Piurek will be available to wear at S/ART/Q’s second screen-printing party

Published September 8, 2010 S/ART/Q Print Party 5-10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 11, The HuB, 1421 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, 330-4838 or,, free, $5 per print. A little over a year ago a professional artists’ collective emerged from the shadows of Sarasota’s contemporary art scene going by the name S/ART/Q. Their first exhibition was held in November at […]

Captain Tom Stephens

Published March 24, 2010 A day on the high seas with Sarasota artist and fishing captain Tom Stephens Process: S/ART/Q Art Exhibit Opening reception 5-11 p.m. Fri., March 26, exhibition runs through April 25, G.WIZ Science Museum, 1001 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota,,,, free. As he does on most days during the summer months, Captain Tom […]

Why a Sarasota painter removed a non-nude painting from a Sarasota Orchestra gallery (Corrected)

Published February 10, 2010 I’ll Be Seeing You Runs through Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., Sarasota Orchestra’s Harmony Gallery, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 953-4252 or; Pablo Rodriguez’s next exhibit, featuring “Modern Venus” and works from recycled materials, runs Feb. 20-26 at Art Uptown, 1367 Main St., Sarasota, 955-5409 or […]