What's New

A Standing Ovation
Donna Maytham
The Arts
On Wednesday, November 13 at the ART Ovation Hotel, Arts Advocates launched the new "Speaking of The Arts …" series.  Gayle Williams, M...
Scholarship Interview: Brandy Zarle, Actress
Elizabeth Rose
Where Are They Now?
Arts Advocates members may sometimes wonder how impactful a $1,000 scholarship can really be for a student.  I agree that while $1,000 ...
Elling Eide Center Tour
Debbie Grovum
The Arts
Arts Advocates members discovered a Sarasota hidden gem on the November 6, educational tour to the Elling Eide Center.  Located at the ...
Ken Knowlton speaking at Arts Advocates meeting
Computer Art Pioneer Ken Knowlton
Nanette Crist
The Arts
"It's a long story", Ken Knowlton began. Indeed it is. It's been more than 50 years since Knowlton and fellow Bell Labs engineer Leon H...
Scholarship Interview: Matt Dendy, Violinist
Elizabeth Rose
Where Are They Now?
Sarasota violinist Matt Dendy was a five-time Fine Arts Society of Sarasota scholarship recipient from 2005-2009.  Matt graduated from ...
Speaking of the Arts... Marin Alsop Video
Elizabeth Ferguson
The Arts
Speaking of the Arts... Marin Alsop, Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony and Sao Paulo Symphony Music Director, will speak 11/13/19 at the A...
Scholarship Interview: Nicole Riccardo Flutist, Music Teacher and Digital Media Expert
Elizabeth Rose
Where Are They Now?
This month's interview is with Fine Arts Society scholarship recipient and flutist Nicole Riccardo.  Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude f...
Fine Arts Society rebrands as Arts Advocates
Elizabeth Ferguson
The Arts
For 50 years, the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota has been working to preserve and support a variety of art forms and their creators. It will ...
Art Ovation Hotel presents Robert Doyon: Walkabout
Nanette Crist
The Arts
I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's the rare hotel that has its own cultural curator. I'm not talking a concierge who can secure tick...

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