Longboat Key Center for the Arts


Longboat Key Center for the Arts

A Division of Ringling College of Art and Design

Longboat Key Center for the Arts (LBKCA) is a division of Ringling College that specializes in bringing top quality education, exhibitions, programs, and events to the community of Longboat Key and beyond. Nestled on the north end of picturesque Longboat Key, LBKCA offers inspired exhibitions from regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists, along with visiting artist lectures, demos, and studio classes to create a platform for cultural conversation and community gathering.


Map

6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key, FL 34228
941.383.2345
lbkca@ringling.edu

Hours
Summer hours: Tuesday - Friday  11 am to 4 pm   

Current Exhibitions
"Old Florida" A 21st Century Interpretation, October 7-November 10, 2016
 

Information request form PDF

 


Featured Event: After Hours

October 7-November 10

 

"Old Florida" A 21st Century I
October 7-November 10

Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 5:30-7:30pm

To begin our Fall Season we are bringing together three of our region's top artists who are visually interpreting the nostalgia, memory, and viseral appeal of a Florida that once existed in our history, our community, and in our minds. Come and experience "Old Florida" inspirations and interpretations.

 


 

 

Classes & Workshops

Download the Course Registration Form

 

Drawing Essentials

RCAD Student Mentor
Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm
Building 300, Studio 1
Jan 13,20,27
$40 per 3-hour session (includes all materials)

Develop your drawing skills by learning about the essential elements of composition and design, line variety, communicating form, placement of shapes, and how a simple palette of color can enhance your creation. In each 3-hour Learning Lab through the month of January, discover how the principles associated with the simple act of drawing can provide the foundation for any successful piece of artwork created inside or outside of the classroom. All skill levels welcome. All materials provided.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Painting Essentials

RCAD Student Mentor
Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm
Building 300, Studio 1
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
$40 per 3-hour session (includes all materials)

Dive into the art of painting in this introduction to the medium. Explore color and discover how hue, value, tone, and temperature play a critical role in all visual art. Build confidence and your skill-set as you follow guided exercises and instruction. Enjoy experimenting with a sampling of brushes, paints and mediums to see where this creative process takes you. Through the month of February, the Ringling College Student Mentor will assist in opening up your creative mind and finding expression through paint.All skill levels welcome. All materials provided.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Navigating the Electronic World

RCAD Student Mentor
Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm
Building 300, Studio 3
Jan 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar 2, 16, 23

$40 per 3-hour session (includes all materials)

The RCAD Student Mentors have developed 10 three-hour workshops to help you master the next generation of technology, communication and media. More and more individuals are relying on their electronic devices to communicate, engage and participate within a wide variety of groups and families. Whether it is as simple as sending photos to your family and friends, reaching out to business associates, or engaging in cultural, social or political debate, these Learning Labs are for you! Whether you want to fully engage or just get your feet wet, the RCAD Student Mentors are the perfect guides to help you navigate this new age of electronic communication and creativity.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Intro to Creativity & Self Expression

RCAD Student Mentor
Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm
Building 300, Studio 1
Mar 2, 16, 23
$40 per 3-hour session (includes all materials)

Creativity and personal expression are keys to ensuring an active, vital mind as one experiences the aging process. Through the month of March, our RCAD Student Mentors will work with you to explore various visual exercises and methods to loosen you up, relax your mind, and help you find personal visual self expression. While you work using a variety of mediums, you will luxuriate in experimentation, open mindedness, play and joy as you become on with your visual expression. All skill levels welcome. All materials provided.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Painting Classes

For the Love of Painting

Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Thursdays: 1 pm – 4 pm
Bldg. 300, Studio 1
$135 4-week session

Jan:    7, 14, 21, 28
Feb:    4, 11, 18, 25
Mar:    3, 10, 17, 24
Apr:    7, 14, 21, 28

Enter the world of brush and canvas and discover the timeless art form of painting.  Learn how artfully placed strokes of paint can create and transform inspiring works of art. Discussions will introduce and refine your understanding of the visual elements of painting, including composition, color theory, perspective, and value. Working from a still life as a foundation, you will learn how to control your brushwork to allow your distinct style and personality to emerge. Individual projects can be incorporated based on the student’s interests and goals. Students may choose to work in oils or acrylics. All skill levels welcome.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Supply list

Exploring Painting Through Landscape

Instructor: Tony Rich
Tuesdays: 1pm–4pm
Bldg. 400, Studio B
$135 4-week session 

Jan: 5,12,19,26
Feb: 2,9,16,23
Mar: 1,8,15,22
Apr: 5,12,19,26

Demystify landscape painting in this enjoyable, easy-to-understand approach to the subject matter. Follow a series of simplified steps based on techniques used by today’s leading landscape painters. This dynamic class includes presentations, discussions, and ample studio time. Students will work from photographs, in either oil or acrylics, and will be given individually-tailored instruction while working at their easels. All skill levels welcome.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Supply list

Into the Landscape

(outdoor class)
Instructor: Tony Rich
Thursdays 9am-12pm
Locations: To Be Announced
$135 4-week session

Feb: 4,11,18,25
Mar: 3,10,17,24

As we view an outdoor landscape scene we plan to paint, we can quickly become overwhelmed with the vast amount of information before us. How do we deal with the varying light and atmospheric conditions, the numerous color variations and the many shapes and their edges? To be successful we need to simplify. This outdoor class teaches the methods and tools you need to succeed. These methods and tools cover how to effectively select and compose as well as how to manage light and color. Weather permitting, the class will meet outdoors either on Longboat Key or at The Ringling Museum. In case of rain, students will work in the studio. All skill levels welcome.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Supply list

Discovering Abstraction

Instructor: Lolly Owens
Wednesdays 1pm-4pm
Building 400, Studio B
$135 4-week session

Jan 6,13, 20, 27
Feb 3,10,17, 24
Mar 2,9,16, 23
April 6, 13, 20, 27

The abstract method of painting is a way of working in which you consciously get to know about yourself and artist's tools. Abstract painting comes from our inner nature combining artistic skills with feeling for color, shape, texture, composition, and harmony. Students will be encouraged to use an intuitive process of painting, combining technique, experimentation, and a healthy curiosity. Every lesson is provided with one or more examples which are not intended to be copied but will be used as reference. All skill levels welcome.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Supply list

Radiant Watercolor

Instructor: Marilyn Charlotte
Wednesdays 1pm-4pm
Building 300, Studio 2
$135 4-week session

Jan: 8*,13,20,27
Feb: 3,10,17,24
Mar: 2,9,16,23
Apr: 6,13,20,27
*First class in January session is Friday, January 8, 2015 

Learn how to capture the beauty and spontaneity of watercolor—even if you've never painted before!  Explore both traditional and innovative approaches to watercolor as you discover the essential techniques of the medium.  Learn how to create luminous washes, work wet-into-wet, explore value changes, and establish color and light. Creative self-expression and good design will be emphasized.  All skill levels welcome.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Supply list

Techniques and Critiques

Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Saturdays 1pm-4pm
Building 300, Studio 1
$135 4-week session

Jan: 9,16,23,30
Feb: 6,13,20,27
Mar: 5,12,19,26
Apr: 2,9,16,23

No artist is an island, and in this informative and supportive studio class you will learn how to take your creative expression and techniques to the next level with a practicing artist and Ringling College Alumnus. Learn how to assess and critique your own works of art independently and in a group setting. Explore various techniques in a variety of media, get feedback on how to more effectively use the basic principles and elements of design in your work, and studio time to apply new found skills. Take advantage of this opportunity for feedback, critique and technical/visual guidance. All levels welcome. All mediums included.

Supplies: Each participant provides his or her own materials, and is invited to bring any drawing or painting supplies that they are comfortable using (subject to faculty/LBKCA approval)

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Open Studio: Painting Lab

RCAD Student Monitor
Fridays 11am-4pm
Building 300, Studio 1
$20 per 5-hour session
$65 for 4 sessions (paid in advance)

Jan: 8,15,22,29
Feb: 5,12,19,26
Mar: 4,11,18,25
Apr: 1,8,15,22

This non-instructed open studio is a great opportunity for serious beginning and experienced artists to improve their painting skills.  By working independently each participant pursues his own direction from working on class assignments, to experimenting with materials to putting the finishing touches on self-directed work. Each participant provides his or her own materials. All levels welcome.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

 

Painting Workshops

Sign up for a one day Painting workshop, let by instructor Julie Kanapaux. All materials are provided!

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Hands-on Art History

Friday, Jan 15, 11am - 4pm
Building 300, Studio 1
$85 per 5-hour session

Working with pastels, paper collage, pencil and paint supplied by the instructor, students will explore the history of abstract painting through this unique hands-on approach. Starting with Impressionism of the late 19th Century, moving through the early 20th Century with Cubism and culminating in mid-Century Abstract Expressionism, students will use the techniques of each movement to create original artwork and enhance their understanding of art history. All levels welcome. 

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Discovering Your Visual Language

Friday, Feb 5, 11am-4pm
Building 300, Studio 1
$85 per 5-hour session

Learn to develop your personal imagery and symbolism in this exploratory 5-hour workshop. With direction and feedback from Julie, students will spend the first half of the workshop creating content using various mark-making techniques on papers and foils. The second half of the workshop will bring things together as students collage the content they’ve created. Various techniques will be covered including layering and multi-dimensional collage. All levels welcome. 

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Loosen Up with Non-Brush Painting

Friday, Feb 19, 11am-4pm
Building 300, Studio 1
$85 per 5-hour session

Get loose with expressive and intuitive painting! Students will paint on various surfaces exploring non-brush mark making techniques using utensils, cardboard, string and other elements. In this workshop, you will learn how compositional elements such as line, value, texture, and form strengthen artwork. Expect to create one work on paper and one work on canvas. All levels welcome.  

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Your Visual Journey

Friday, Mar 11, 11am-4pm
Building 300, Studio 1
$85 per 5-hour session

Explore the art of image integration while depicting a journey (inner or outer) in visual form. Using personal photographs and meaningful text, students will explore various transfer techniques and learn to incorporate color and texture into mixed media works. Expect to create one work on paper and one work on canvas board. All levels welcome. 

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

 

Drawing Classes

For the Love of Drawing

Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Tuesdays: 1 pm – 4 pm
Bldg. 300, Studio 2 
$135   4-week session

Jan 5,12,19,26
Feb 2,9,16,23
Mar 1,8,15,22
Apr 5,12,19,26

Expressing yourself through the act of drawing is like discovering a new language – and incredibly freeing! Take the guesswork out of drawing as you learn foundational techniques to capture what you see. This class will explore methods for creating light and shadow, blending, measuring to retain proportion, and capturing reflection. Students will experience the joy of creative expression as they learn to interpret their own mark making through practice and critique. An overview of the basic principles of illustration will be covered as well. All skill levels welcome.

Supply list

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Drawing in Color

Instructor: Janine Hoffman
Thursdays: 1 pm – 4 pm
Bldg. 300, Studio 2
$135 4-week session 

Jan 7,14,21,28
Feb 4,11,18,25
Mar 3,10,17,24
Apr 7,14,21,28

Discover the pleasurable, little-known medium of colored pencils.  Develop your mark-making skills as you explore techniques for layering, blending, and achieving intense color and unusual hues.  This medium requires time and deliberate work, and your results will produce compelling pieces well worth your efforts. Student should have basic drawing skills and knowledge of basic color.  Previous drawing experience recommended.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

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Figure Drawing Exploration

Instructor: Douglas Land
Tuesdays 1pm-4pm
Building 300, Studio 1
$150 4-week session

Feb 2,9,16,23
Mar 1,8,15,22

Learn to render expressive figure drawings through a study of structure, anatomy, planes, and light and shade in this inspired 4-week class. You will study general proportion, form, value and gesture and learn to implement these techniques in your final drawings. Lessons will be given in hand-eye coordination, blocking-in mass shapes, as well as how to create both quick studies and contour drawings. Students will use a variety of material including charcoal, graphite, and conte crayon. This course uses live models situated in simple background environments to help students understand the figure structure as well as overall composition and to work towards artwork that can later be framed. Short gestural poses are practiced with longer poses studied to capture the complexities of the figure. Lessons will progress throughout the season for those who want to continue with new projects and challenges – including more in depth studies of black/white and specific sections of the figure as well as incorporating limited pastel colors and toned eraser techniques. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned artist, all are welcome in this relaxing, inspiring, and fun live figure drawing class. All skill levels welcome throughout the season!

Supply list

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Open Studio: Figure Drawing 

RCAD Student Monitor
Fall and Spring times vary. See below for details.
Building 400, Studio B

$25 per 3-hour session
$80 for 4 sessions (paid in advance)

Offered on Fridays all season: November, 2015 – April 2016 
 
November – December, 2015, 10am-1pm
Nov 13,20
Dec 4,11,18
 
January – April, 2016, 1pm-4pm
Jan: 8,15,22,29
Feb: 5,12,19,26
Mar: 4,11,18,25
Apr: 1,8,15,22
 

This non-instructed open studio is a great opportunity for serious beginning and experienced artists to improve their drawing skills by using the living human form as subject.  By working independently, each participant pursues his own direction that may range from classical or realistic renderings to expressionistic or stylized interpretations.  Practice with a community of passionate and dedicated artists as you challenge your abilities and expand your skills. Short and sustained poses.  Each participant provides his own materials.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Open Studio: Drawing Lab

RCAD Student Monitor
Fridays 11am-4pm
Building 300, Studio 2
$20 per 5-hour session
$65 for 4 sessions

Jan 8,15,22,29
Feb 5,12,19,26
Mar 4,11,18,25
Apr 1,8,15,22

This non-instructed open studio is a great opportunity for serious beginning and experienced artists to improve their drawing skills.  By working independently, each participant pursues his own direction from working on class assignments, to experimenting with materials to putting the finishing touches on self-directed work. Each participant provides his own materials. All levels welcome.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Techniques and Critiques

Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Saturdays 1pm-4pm
Building 300, Studio 1
$135 4-week session

Jan: 9,16,23,30
Feb: 6,13,20,27
Mar: 5,12,19,26
Apr: 2,9,16,23

No artist is an island, and in this informative and supportive studio class you will learn how to take your creative expression and techniques to the next level with a practicing artist and Ringling College Alumnus. Learn how to assess and critique your own works of art independently and in a group setting. Explore various techniques in a variety of media, get feedback on how to more effectively use the basic principles and elements of design in your work, and studio time to apply new found skills. Take advantage of this opportunity for feedback, critique and technical/visual guidance. All levels welcome. All mediums included.

Supplies: Each participant provides his or her own materials, and is invited to bring any drawing or painting supplies that they are comfortable using (subject to faculty/LBKCA approval)

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

 

Jewelry Classes

Concept + Fabrication: Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry

Instructor: Donna Carrion
Fridays: 1 pm – 4 pm
Bldg.  400, Studio A
$150   4-week session 

Jan 8,15,22,29
Feb 5,12,19,26
Mar 4,11,18,25
Apr 1,8,15,22

Making jewelry takes thoughtful planning as well as skillful construction. With guidance from your instructor every step of the way, you will learn how to create simple to complex forms as you build on your existing skill level. Students will make a variety of pieces from pendants and earrings to bangles and cuff bracelets.  Techniques to be covered include stone setting, stick soldering, construction, and finishing. Materials are purchased during class.  Please wear closed toe shoes.  All skill levels welcome.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Jewelry Independent Study

Instructor: Clara Ricker
Tuesdays: 11-3 pm
$200 4-week session

NEW Fall Session: Nov 10,17 and Dec 1,8
Jan 5,12,19,26
Feb 2,9,16,23
Mar 1,8,15,22
Apr 5,12,19,26

This Independent Study is designed to help intermediate to more advanced metalsmith students build on the skills they already have and develop new ones in a fun and creative environment. Execute a new individual jewelry project or complete one with emphasis placed on problem solving and mastering new techniques. New techniques will be demonstrated weekly. Please wear closed toe shoes.
Prerequisite: Concept + Fabrication: Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry or equivalent.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Open Studio: Jewelry Lab

Monitor: Myron Bernstein
Thursdays 1pm-4pm
$35 per 3-hour session
$110 for 4 sessions (paid in advance)

Please register in advance.

This non-instructed open studio is a great opportunity for experienced jewelers to spend time fabricating, creating, and executing in the studio.  By working independently, each participant pursues his own direction from finishing class projects to experimenting and creating new work. Please wear closed toe shoes.

Prerequisite: Concept + Fabrication: Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry or equivalent, and pre-approval by LBKCA.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

 

Jewelry Workshops

Sign up for a one day jewelry workshop, let by instructor Donna Carrion

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Fold Formed Jewelry

Instructor: Donna Carrion
Saturday, February 20, 11am - 4pm
$90 per 5-hour session

Please register in advance.

Fold Forming is an exciting new jewelry technique where sheet metal is folded like paper and manipulated to create textured, three-dimensional organic forms. In this 5-hour session, you will learn to work with your materials, creating ridges and textures that are the hallmark of the Fold Forming technique. With this method, it is possible to create impressive forms in a short amount of time, allowing the student to experiment and learn quickly, as well as complete a finished piece of jewelry within the workshop if that is their goal. Materials are purchased during class. All levels welcome.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Hollow Bangle Workshop

Instructor: Donna Carrion
Saturday, March 5, 11am - 4pm
$90 per 5-hour session

Please register in advance.

Jewelry making is an art form that is grounded in the ability to transform raw materials and create 3-dimensional constructions. Marvel in the experience of changing a flat sheet of metal into a unique, hollow form in the "Hollow Bangle" workshop. Enjoy the time in our professional jewelry studio and leave with a wearable work of art! Materials are purchased during class. All levels welcome.

Photography Classes

Intro to Digital Photography

Instructor: James Corwin Johnson
Firdays*: 1 pm – 3 pm
*One session per month: Jan 15, Feb 26, Mar 25
Bldg. 300, Studio 3
$35 per 2-hour session

This two hour session will be held once a month to introduce students to the possibilities of modern photography and the camera. We will explore the basics of digital photography and the mechanics and various functions of the digital camera, while also letting students know what avenues they can choose to explore further. Students will leave the class with the ability to take better pictures either for fun or as a hobby. In addition, the class will touch on the capabilities of photo editing and programs available, as well as discover what to do with images once they are taken, including storing, saving, re-sizing, and editing. All levels welcome.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics

Instructor: James Corwin Johnson
Thursdays: 1pm–4pm
Bldg. 300, Studio 3
$140 4-week session 

Jan:    7, 14, 21, 28
Feb:    4, 11, 18, 25
Mar:    3, 10, 17, 24
Apr:    7, 14, 21, 28

This four week class is designed for the photographer with a solid understanding of the camera including program modes and manual, ISO settings. In this class, we will explore more advanced techniques including metering and exposure control, flash operation and control of ratios, exposure, composition, and white balance. Each class will also include a class critique to learn from your classmates and understand the assignments from another perspective. Students will have the opportunity to work in the field and, under the guidance of James, practice the principles and advanced techniques taught in the classroom. Following the shoot, students will return to the new photography lab to learn photo editing techniques and gain control over the outcome of their final work. The class is 50% shooting, hands on work and 50% in the lab. Prerequisite: Intro to Digital Photography or equivalent.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Digital Photography Independent Study

Instructor: James Corwin Johnson
Saturdays, 1pm - 4pm
Building 300, Studio 3
$140 per 4-week session

This Independent Study is designed to help intermediate to more advanced photography students build on the skills they already have and develop new ones in a fun and creative environment. Execute a new body of work or complete a project you currently have underway with emphasis placed on problem solving and mastering new techniques. New techniques will be demonstrated weekly. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics or equivalent.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

Software Basics for Your Digital Photographs

Instructor: Alexis Schultz
Tuesdays, 1pm - 4pm
Building 300, Studio 3
$140 per 4-week session

Jan 5,12,19,26
Feb 2,9,16,23
Mar 1,8,15,22
Apr 5,12,19,26

This 4-week class is a hands-on photography course in which students will learn the basics of digital editing including working with RAW images, cropping, color management, saving your files and keeping them organized. In a small group, you will learn the fundamentals of the latest professional photography software such as Photoshop CS6, Lightroom, cell phone apps, and how these tools will help to improve your images and your artwork.  Prerequisite: Intro to Digital Photography or equivalent.

Register at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

 

 

Other Learning Opportunities

 

Exhibitions

 

 

After Hours
May 20th – June 24th

Durante Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, May 20th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Art teachers share their heart and creativity with students on a daily basis. In this exhibit we are honoring the working/teaching artists in the Sarasota County Public School System by showcasing their art created when not in the classroom or “After Hours”.
Support our working/teaching artists and the very important role they play in the classrooms in Sarasota County as well as in their own studios

Good Bye to the 2016 SEASON!
Thanks so much for the creative days, fun filled nights,and all of the glorious ART we experienced together!  The last of the car carriers have left the island, the roads are cleared of back-ups, reservations are easy to get, and at LBKCA we begin to turn our heads to plan for the 2017 season.

Save these dates for our 2017 Season:

“Old Florida” A 21st Century Interpretation
October 7 – November 11, 2016

Drawing Re-Imagined
November 18 – January 19, 2016/2017

SAVE THE DATES: Third Annual Contemporary Studio Glass Weekend
January 26-29, 2017

Community Juried Exhibition
March 4 – 31st, 2017

Along with our studio classes, in 2017 we will be offering a number of series with different topics and experiences. Stay tuned to learn more about our Saturday Matinee Series, World Series (involves food!), and our 21st Century Lecture Series with topics pertinent to those interested in the arts and culture.  And, no season would be complete without music concerts. For 2017, we are planning 3 distinctly  different concerts that our music supporters will love.

 


The Best of Longboat Key Exhibition
April 9 - May 12

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Longboat Key, LBKCA is presenting the Best of Longboat Key inviting work inspired by or created on Longboat Key.

We are inviting work inspired by or created on Longboat Key.
Receiving Artwork: Saturday, April 2, 11 am - 3 pm

Opening Reception: Sat., April 9 4:30 - 6:30 pm

All artwork in the show will be for sale with 40% going to LBKCA to support on-going cultural programming on Longboat Key.
During the opening reception guests will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite artist in the exhibit. At the end of the exhibit the artist receiving the most votes will be awarded a $500 prize.

 


 

Annual Community Juried Show

March 9 - March 30

Private Preview and LBKCA Fundraiser
Saturday, March 5
6:30 - 7:30 pm Cocktails and Heavy Appetizers
7:30 - 9:30 pm Reverend Barry and Funktastic Soul Dance Party!
Tickets: $75 at the door / $65 in advance and for "Friends of LBKCA"

Call 941.383.2345 or email lbkca@ringling.edu to RSVP

Public Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 9
5:30 – 7:30 pm

The Annual Community Juried Exhibit is one of the highlights of our SEASON when our community gets to shine and demonstrate their creative drive and abilities. This year we’ve added a fundraiser to help us continue bringing everyone who visits LBKCA an entertaining and engaging experience. So, put on your dancing shoes and be prepared to be amazed! 


 

Lifelines

January 5, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Works by William Robert Ball IV

As his  mother battled her  illness, she  displayed stoicism, a characteristic that  remained in his memory. It is the  subject of his  latest art  project: a photographic series of a 25-foot sheet  of paper slowly sinking into oblivion. "It represents my experience as a bystander," Ball said. "As  sad  as it was  to lose  her,  it was beauti­ful to see her  strength in the  process." Ball set  the paper  adrift in Sarasota Bay, just  off  Greer  Island, where his  mother's ashes  were  dis­persed. He then  tread water  with a disposable camera to capture the  paper's graceful descent.

William Robert Ball IV received his  BFA in Fine  Art  from Ringling College of Art  and Design. His  work  has  been  shown in galleries in New York,  Massachusetts, and Florida. William's work  is drawn from per­sonal experiences and  makes reference to his  lifelong quest to find purpose and meaning within his  existence. The aesthetic and procedures evident in his  work reflect his  connections to the various and sometimes random experiences encoun­tered in his  life-journey. The end  product condenses these experiences down to their simplest forms.  Erasure and removal are the two  most common themes found in his body of work.


COMMENTARIES: STORIES TOLD IN GLASS

January 30, 2016 – February 26, 2016

This exhibition explores narrative works with amazing visual statements accompanied with commentaries written by the artists. The presentation offers a rare glimpse into each artist’s inspiration. Each artist and sculpture has been carefully selected by Habatat Galleries in Michigan who represents the most current and highly regarded studio glass artists from around the world.

Artists Represented: Shelley M. Allen, Dean Allison, Martin Blank, Christina Bothwell, Latchezar Boyadjiev, Emily Brock, Robin Grebe, Martin Janecky (Czech Rep), Michael Janis, Richard Jolley, Marta Klonowska (Germany), Lucy Lyons, Debra Moore, Jenny Sabrina /Pohlman Knowles, Clifford Rainey (Ireland), Davide Salvadore (Italy), Tim Tate, Janusz Walentynowicz (Denmark), Vivian Wang, Clements Wingfield, and Loretta Yang (China)


 

BEAUTY IN THE ABSTRACT: ARTISTS EXPRESSIONS IN GLASS*

January 31, 2016 – February 26, 2016

*please note the location of this exhibition as it is a few blocks away from LBKCA in the Whitney Beach Plaza (see address and hours below)

HABATAT GALLERIES POP – UP
6840 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Space 6810)
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Tuesday – Saturday       
11 am to 4 pm

This exhibit is designed to work in conjunction with “Commentaries” at LBKCA. It explores sculpture in which references are often obscure but whose end results allow us to explore our own imagination. Space, human emotions, color, motion, nature – even music are translated into visual forms.

Artists Represented: Alex Bernstein, Martin Blank, Rick Beck, Michael Behrens (Germany), Christina Bothwell, Peter Bremers (The Netherlands), Peter Borkovics (Hungary), Laura Donefer (Canada), Michael Glancy, Wilfried Grootens, Daniel Clayman, Matthey Curtis (Australia), Petr Hora (Czech Rep), /David Huchthausen, Toshio Iezumi (Japan), Gyorgy Gaspar, Eric Hilton (Scotland), Tomas Hlavicka (Czech Rep), Colin Reid (UK), Tim Tate, Marvin Liposfsky, Kathleen Mulcahy, Michael Taylor,  and Toots Zynsky



 

 

 

The Interpreted Landscape

Works by Cindy Mason and Malcolm Robertson
November 13 - January 16

Discover the distinct ways in which our two artists, Cindy Mason and Malcolm Robertson, break down and re-imagine the landscapes around them. Both artists take the time to breathe in their surroundings and craft works that dive into the external forces that shape these places. Come explore a new way to look at the world around you.

Opening Reception
Friday, November 13
5:30-7:30 pm

Artists Speak
Wednesday, December 2
6:30-8:30 pm

Please RSVP to attend at lbkca@ringling.edu or 941.383.2345.

 
 

 

Spring Moon Bow, Yosemite Valley 
by James Corwin Johnson

 

Documented Travel Photography by James Corwin Johnson 

On display in our Cultural Corridor
Thru December 18

Explore the world through the lens of local photographer and instructor, James Corwin Johnson. This collection documents a number of photography adventure trips that James regularly leads to capture wildlife, landscapes, and exotic natural beauty from the local shores of Florida to the mountains of Yosemite National Park and even to Tanzania’s varied and vast vistas. 

James will deliver a lecture on the travels, goals, and creative processes that inspired the pieces in this exhibition this December. RSVP to attend!

Artist Talk & Opening Reception
Wednesday, December 9
5:30-7 pm



 

KEY Influence: SARTQ in Residence on LBK

KEY influence is a two month residency at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts for members of local, contemporary art collective, SARTQ, to draw inspiration from LBK and create new works for our first Fall exhibition of the Season. 

Take part in one of our KEY influence events! RSVP at 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu For more information about SARTQ, visit www.sartq.org

 

Key Influence Events 


Friday, October 9, 5:30-7:30 pm 
Key Influence Opening Reception 
Celebrate the completion of the SARTQ artist Open Studio experience as we unveil the collection of contemporary, LBK inspired works along side their process pieces of video, materials samples, and actual vignettes from the artists’ LBKCA workspaces. Explore the KEY influence exhibition, listen to remarks from select SARTQ artists, and peruse the accompanying Collector’s Gallery for additional artworks for sale by the SARTQ artists. 

Light refreshments and the musical stylings of Bill Buchman will be playing to make this a festive, inspiring and thought provoking experience. You won’t want to miss this opening as our FALL season begins!! 

Wednesday, October 21, 6:30-8 pm 
Key Influence Panel Discussion 

Engage with SARTQ artists as they discuss their studio experiences, both on LBK and in their private studios and the influences that shape their works. Hear more about the SARTQ non-profit initiative and what they hope to bring to our local artistic and cultural community. Moderator: Christopher Jones, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions, The Ringling Museum.

 

 

Become a Friend of LBKCA

Thank you for supporting our efforts by becoming a FRIEND OF LBKCA today. Your financial gift ensures creativity and culture flourish on Longboat Key and supports educational opportunities for artists and designers of all ages to imagine a positive and productive future.

To become a FRIEND OF LBKCA, please contact Jane Buckman, Director at 941.383.2345 or email jbuckman@ringling.edu.

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