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Art Center Sarasota Announces 3 New Exhibitions

Sep 28, 2012 04:21PM

Art Center Sarasota is opening three new exhibitions on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Featured in the main galleries is the open, all media, juried show “It’s Political” which was timed to coincide with this year’s election. This juried exhibition invites artists to challenge themselves and create a special politically themed piece. Artists have always been the ones to hold a mirror up to society in an effort to bring about change and this exhibition is sure to hold true to that tradition. Art Center Sarasota has invited politicians running in the current election to greet guests at the opening reception on October 18, which is free and open to the public from 5-7pm.

Lite bites will be provided by Jimmy Johns and the Desoto Beach Club. Confirmed politicians who will be attending the opening include: Liz Alpert, John Torraco, Ed Brodsky, Greg Steube, Adam Tebrugge, Doug Holder and a representative for Ray Pilon.
In Galleries One and Two, Artists Who Made Sarasota Famous- Part II, a collection of artists whose careers have brought recognition to Sarasota from 1962 to the present. Artists on exhibit include: Vicky Randall, Gale Fulton Ross, Craig Rubadoux, Syd Solomon, Jean Blackburn, William Jerdon, Barbara McCann, Nat Krate and Leslie Lerner. In Gallery 3 is an exhibition by the Sarasota Chapter of the Sumi-é Society of America. This exhibit runs from October 18 – November 9, 2012.

For more information, call 941-365-2032, visit, or go to the Art Center of Sarasota at 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

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