Vlad the Educator: One of the world’s greatest pianists teams up with his former student to open Cultural Center Miracle in North Port

Published December 15, 2010 Cultural Center Miracle Grand Opening Open house noon-4 p.m., Black Tie charity dinner 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 18, Cultural Center Miracle, 5400 S. Biscayne Dr., Suite C., North Port, 564-6215 or culturalcentermiracle.org, free. Among Sarasota County’s municipalities, the city of North Port has always been overshadowed by Sarasota’s vast cultural offerings. But […]

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 matthewholler.com,matthewholler.blogspot.com, $5. The coveted label of “arts destination” is something that Sarasota has boasted for quite some time. But there are a few artistic avenues […]

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 sartq.com, ringling.org, 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 […]

Textbook example: Tim Sukits wades into the battle between Rich Swier and the Sarasota County School Board

Published July 28, 2010 I approach the Sarasota County Schools building a bit after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20 to see a handful of people in front passing out white T-shirts with green lettering that reads “Choose History, not His-Story.” As I pass through the foyer and enter the meeting room I spot about three […]

Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences teams with ShelterBox USA to help Haiti

Published March 3, 2010 Last Thursday the entire student body at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences left their final class of the day 10 minutes early to send text messages. The kids were stoked, especially because cell phones normally must be kept in lockers during school hours. Seconds after the announcement came out over the […]

Brand aid: Ringling College’s fourth annual International Design Summit highlights the importance of design in building a business

Published February 3, 2010 Sarasota International Design Summit Various times Feb. 4-6, Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 351-5100 orsarasotadesignsummit.com/2010; Larry Thompson: noon Thurs., Feb. 4, Ken Robinson: 1:15-5:45 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 4 (invitation only) and 9-9:30 a.m. Fri., Feb. 5; Marty Neumeier: 5:15-5:50 Fri., Feb. 5; see website for […]