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SSoS Offers Docent Tours for “Under Azure Skies”

Mar 14, 2012 05:50PM


SSoS Offers Docent Tours for “Under Azure Skies”
The Sarasota Season of Sculpture (SSoS) is offering free, guided docent tours of the large-scale sculptures in downtown Sarasota’s Bayfront Park.
The 2012 exhibit, “Under Azure Skies,” features works by 10 artists and runs through May 2012. John Henry, the exhibit’s curator and a Tennessee-based sculptor, says the artwork reflects a range of styles, but most share the use of natural materials, evocative and iconic subject matter and an organic emphasis. “This exhibition was curated with the idea in mind that there is a power and significance that is unique to the man-made object,” says Henry, adding that the exhibition was first shown at Art St. Urban l in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 2007, where it remained until this exhibition. After the Sarasota exhibition, the show travels to Florida International University in Miami.
Season VI’s 10 featured works include: “Big Red Tumkin” by Verina S. Baxter (steel); “Untitled” by Chakaia Booker (rubber tire and stainless steel); “Squirt” by John Clement (painted steel); “Tux” by Isaac Duncan (stainless steel); “Complexus” by John Henry (steel); “Untitled” by Terry Karpowicz (granite, steel, and wood); “Mercury, Mars, and Venus” by Peter Lundberg (copper, steel, and colored concrete); “Portal 137.5” by Albert Paley (natural patina core and steel); “Oh’d” by Bret Price (galvanized steel) and “Crown” by Douglas Schatz.
For detailed information about each artist and his or her work or to schedule a docent tour,
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