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.

Download a PDF of our 2017 Season Brochure

 


Map

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

Hours
Fall 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 Exhibition: Drawing Re-Imagined"

November 18,2016 - January 19, 2017

 

Drawing Re-Imagined

November 18, 2016 - January 19, 2017
 
Opening Reception: Friday, November 18, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Artists Talk: Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 - 8pm
Closing Reception w/ Artists Talk: Friday, January 13, 6:30 - 8:00pm
 

Longboat Key Center for the Arts presents Drawing Re-Imagined opening November 18, 2016 - January 19, 2017. The exhibition will feature work by artists Will Corr and Jack King. Drawing is defined as the art, activity or practice of creating images usually consisting of lines. In the 21st century, the materials used to create lines have become ambiguous, but the permanent expressive gesture remains. Both Will Corr and Jack King through their paintings, drawings, sculptures and reliefs are creating art where line, gesture, shade, and pattern form their creative expression and point of view.

 


 

Featured Event: 3rd Annual Contemporary Glass Weekend"

January 26, 2017 - January 29, 2017

 

Event Info

Beginning January 26, GLOBAL LUMINARIES of the Studio Glass Movement will ascend on the Sarasota area for the Third Annual Contemporary Studio Glass Weekend. Leading artists from around the world will represent their countries in spectacular exhibitions of studio glass.

You’re invited to an amazing 4 day studio glass experience which includes exhibitions, auctions, studio tours, talks by internationally noted artists, glass blowing demonstrations, and private tours of museums featuring glass. Longboat Key Center for the Arts, a division of Ringling College and Habatat Galleries of Michigan have collaborated once again to bring you this extraordinary collection of art and artists from around the globe. This weekend is designed to excite seasoned collectors as well as anyone who enjoys the medium of glass. 

All contemporary glass exhibitions run through Friday, February 24. Go to www.ringling.edu/lbkca for days and times of operation.

 

CLICK HERE to Download a PDF of our 2017 GLOBAL LUMINARIES Art Glass Weekend Brochure

THURSDAY JANUARY 26, 2017 

 
5:30 – 8:00pm   
Opening Reception for Glass Artists Kathleen Mulcahy and Ron Desmett  
Alfstad& Contemporary 
 
ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Kathleen Mulcahy’s glass works provide an opening into her soul and into nature. The water-like drops in her latest works represent notes and pauses in the silent musical score of a tone, a murmur, a slow vibration, a low distant hum. Ron Desmett produces some of the strangest objects ever created in glass. Irregular, lumpy and black, his intentionally crude forms are at complete odds with the refined and sensual qualities normally associated with decorative glassworks. Desmett’s vessels are at once terribly homely and utterly captivating – standing solidly, inevitably at the nexus between natural representation and artistic abstraction. 
 
EVERYONE WELCOMED, RSVP REQUIRED!

 

FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2017

 
10:30am - Tour to St. Petersburg, the Chihuly Collection and More!
 
Downtown St. Petersburg is a thriving arts district composed of galleries, museums and businesses. We will visit, pre-opening, a new glass museum venture, enjoy a hot-shop demonstration from one of our visiting artists, as well as have a guided tour with Executive Director, Andy Schlauch of the Chihuly Collection in their new facilities. Lunch will be provided.
 
12 – 1pm      VIP Tour, pre-opening, new glass museum 
1 – 2pm     Hot Shop Demonstration with Visiting Artist 
2 – 3pm     Guided Tour through the Chihuly Collection
 
Bus will pick up at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota and return no later than 5:00pmEVERYONE WELCOMED! PARTICIPANTS WITHOUT WEEKEND PASS: $75 (includes transportation, lunch, tickets, glass demo, and guided tour of the new Chihuly Collection.)
 
6:30pm - Masterworks Auction and Strolling Dinner  
 
Longboat Key Center for the Arts You’re invited to the Longboat Key Center for the Arts to attend a delicious strolling dinner and preview Habatat’s “Acquire a Piece of History” Masterworks Auction presenting the legendary collection of Jean and Hilbert Sosin. This auction will feature works from one of the earliest and most historically significant collections ever offered. 
 
7:30pm  - Auction Begins
 
During the auction a short history of each work or artist will be discussed by Ferdinand Hampson, who was intimately involved in the development of this collection —an enjoyable and educational live audience experience.  Free catalogues with photos of each work and estimated values are available. Bids can be made by phone, online or from the audience. 
 
THE AUCTION IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP REQUIRED.
Individual preview of auction items by special request.

SATURDAY JANUARY 28, 2017 

 
Ringling College of Art and Design
 
9:30 – 10:00am         Continental Breakfast  
10:00 – 10:30am     Tour of the Basch Gallery with Glass Collector Barbara Basch featuring works by Davide Salvadore and his sons 
10:30 – 11:30am       Contemporary Glass Artist Talks 
11:30 – 12:30pm      Tour of Ringling College campus (optional)
 
1:00 – 3:00pm   The Ringling Museum
 
The Ringling invites AACG members and glass Weekend Pass participants to visit the museum for a hard hat tour of the new Kotler/Coville Glass Pavilion under construction and slated to open in the Spring of 2017. In addition, AACG members are invited to view the new installation of the 20th and 21st century collections which feature new glass acquisitions as well as paintings, sculptures, modern furniture, and photography.
 
2:30 – 3:30pm   Home Tour Glass Collector
Second option for the afternoon.
 
5:00 – 7:00pm   Private Preview Opening with Dinner 
 
Concurrent Opening Receptions for:
 
Longboat Key Center for the Arts 
Global Luminaries: Czech Republic   
 
Habatat Pop-up – Whitney Plaza 
Global Luminaries: Work from Hungary, Germany,  France, Australia, Canada, Japan, China, England,  Sweden, Netherlands, and Austria 
Global Luminaries: The American Pavilion
 
7:00 – 9:00pm   Public Opening Reception   
 
A courtesy Trolley car will be available to take people to and from LBKCA and the Habatat Pop-up location in Whitney Plaza.Ten of the most preeminent Czech artists will be on display in the Durante Gallery at LBKCA. Twenty three artists representing 11 Countries as well as 20 artists from the United States will be represented in the American Pavilion curated by Habatat Galleries. No other time has so much diversity in contemporary glass sculpture been on display in this area! This is a “must see” event of our 2017 SEASON!
 
EVERYONE WELCOMED! RSVP REQUIRED.

SUNDAY JANUARY 29, 2017

 
11:00am   Glass Artists Studio Tour  
 
Visit the studios of contemporary glass artists: Marlene Rose, Susan Gott and Duncan McClellan all located in the Tampa Bay area. Lunch is provided. Light refreshments will be served and a glass blowing demonstration will be offered during our last stop at the Duncan McClellan Studio.  Bus will pick up at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota and return no later than 5:00pm
 
EVERYONE WELCOMED! PARTICIPANTS WITHOUT WEEKEND PASS: $50
(includes transportation, lunch, light refreshments, and glass blowing demo at the Duncan McClellan Studio.)

Ticket Information

 
WEEKEND PASS - Cost: $200 
*$25 of the Weekend Pass will be donated to Longboat Key Center for the Arts 
 
Weekend Pass includes: 
 
THURSDAY
Opening Reception at  Alfstad& Contemporary
 
FRIDAY
St. Pete Bus Tour* for Lunch, Hot Shop Demo, and Chihuly Collection tour
Auction and strolling dinner
 
SATURDAY
Brunch at Ringling College and Basch Gallery tour with Barbara Basch 
Artists’ lectures
Tour of Ringling Campus
Collector’s Home Tour*
Visit to The Ringling Museum
Private dinner and opening preview of Global Luminaries
Opening reception* at Habitat Pop-up 
 
SUNDAY
Glass Artists Studio Tour*. Includes lunch. 
 
*Transportation will be provided 
 
HOW TO PURCHASE YOUR WEEKEND PASS 
To purchase your Weekend Pass, please contact Jane Buckman at 941.383.2345 or email lbkca@ringling.edu
 
WEEKEND PASS + HOTEL PACKAGE  
Includes 3 nights at the Hyatt Hotel in Sarasota and all Weekend Pass events 
 
$950 Single Occupancy  |  $1000 Double Occupancy
 
HOTEL INFORMATION  
All weekend participants will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236. Enjoy all of the resort amenities and activities as well as experience nearby fine dining and shopping from downtown Sarasota to St. Armand’s Key. The Hyatt Regency Sarasota is located 56 miles from the Tampa Airport and only 3 miles from the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. 
 
HOW TO PURCHASE YOUR WEEKEND PASS + HOTEL PACKAGE 
All reservations involving out-of-town guests staying at the Hyatt will be managed by Habatat Galleries. You can book your weekend now by calling Debbie at 248.554.0590 or emailing info@habatat.com.
 
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
(for people without a weekend pass)
Opening Reception at Alfstad& Contemporary:  Free, rsvp required. 
Friday Bus Tour to St. Pete: $75
Masterworks Auction: Free, rsvp required. 
Public Opening Reception for Glass Luminaries:  Free, rsvp required.
Sunday Bus Tour to Artists Studios: $50 
 
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS OR RSVP FOR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS 
All bus tours, and rsvp’s to events open to the public will be managed by Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Please contact Jane Buckman at 941.383.2345 or email lbkca@ringling.edu

Exhibited Artists

 
LOCATION: LONGBOAT KEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS 
 
CZECH REPUBLIC  
Petr Hora  
Tomas Hlavicka  
Martin Janecky  
Stephan Pala  
Ivan’s Sramkova  
Libensky/Brychtova 
Jan Exnar 
Vladimir Klumpar 
Zara Palova 
Pavel Hlava
 
LOCATION: HABATAT GALLERIES
INTERNATIONAL VENUE – POP UP
 
HUNGARY 
Zolton Bohus 
Peter Borkovics 
Maria Lugossy 
Magrit Toth
 
NETHERLANDS
Peter Bremers 
Mesa Mesaros
 
GERMANY 
Michael Behrens 
Wilfred Grootens
 
FRANCE 
Steve Linn 
Udo Zembok
 
AUSTRALIA 
Matthew Curtis 
Nick Mount
 
CANADA 
Laura Donefer 
Irene Frolic
 
JAPAN 
Toshio Iezumi 
Hiroshi Yamano
 
CHINA 
Loretta Yang 
Vivian Wang
 
ENGLAND 
Thermon Statom 
David Reeke 
Clifford Rainey (Small Works)
 
SWEDEN  
Ann Wolff 
Bertil Vallien
 
AUSTRIA 
Robert Comploj
 
THE AMERICAN PAVILLION 
Shelly Allen 
Christina Bothwell 
David Huchthausen 
Michael Glancy 
Daniel Clayman 
Leah Wingfield
Tim Tate  
Emily Brock  
Toots Zynsky 
Janusz Walentynowicz 
Martin Blank 
Kathleen Mulcahy
Dale Chihuly 
Michael Taylor 
Marlene Rose 
Deborah Moore 
Jack Schmidt 
Alex Bernstein 
Paul Stankard 
Rich Royal 
Rick Beck

 


 

Education

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Community Art Classes

FOR THE LOVE OF DRAWING  

Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Tuesdays:  10 am – 12:30 pm
Building 300, Studio 2      
$135 4-week session
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

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. 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 also be covered. All skill levels welcome.


DRAWING IN COLOR

Instructor: Janine Hoffman
Thursdays:  10 am – 12:30 pm
Building 300, Studio 2     
$135 4-week session
Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23
Apr 6, 13, 20, 27

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.


TRADITIONAL FIGURE DRAWING  

Instructor: Douglas Land
Saturdays:  10 am – 12:30 pm
Building 400, Studio B      
$150 4-week session
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

The beauty and complexity of the human figure has inspired artists through the ages. This time-honored tradition provides the foundation for all forms of art-making including hand-eye coordination, the ability to accurately see and render details, and regular practice. In this class, students will learn to render expressive figure drawings through a study of structure, anatomy, light and shade. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned artist, all are welcome in this relaxing, inspiring, and fun live figure drawing class. Price includes a professional figure model.


ACADEMIC ANATOMY FOR THE ARTIST    (3 Day Workshop)

Instructor: Jack Shapiro  
Tuesday – Thursday February  14 – 16  
12:30 pm – 3pm  
Building 400, Studio B
Cost: $90

In this detailed three day masterclass with the human figure, explore articulation of the skeleton and muscles in both the male and female form. Figure sculptor, and former engineer, Jack Shapiro invites students to try using any media of their choice as he simplifies the complex academia of anatomy. Students will work with both live models and a life sized skeleton to apply both surface and internal information into their work in 2-D,   3-D, or digital media. Each session will focus on a different section of the figure creating a comprehensive and holistic view of one of art’s most precious and provocative subjects. All levels welcome. Students may choose any medium to work in including but not limited to 2-D, 3-D and digital formats. Basic skills in selected medium required. 

FOR THE LOVE OF PAINTING  

Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Thursdays:  10 am - 12:30 pm
Building 300, Studio 1
$135 4-week session
Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23
Apr 6, 13, 20, 27

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.  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.


EXPLORING PAINTING THROUGH LANDSCAPE (Studio Class) 

Instructor: Tony Rich
Tuesdays:  10 am – 12:30 pm 
Building 300, Studio 1     
$135 4-week session
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

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 studio class includes presentations, discussions, and ample work 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.


INTO THE LANDSCAPE (outdoor class)

Instructor: Tony Rich
Thursdays:  9 am – 11:30 am     
Location: Ringling Museum Grounds     
$135 4-week session
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23

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. Weather permitting; the class will meet outdoors on The Ringling Museum Grounds. In case of rain, students will work in the studio. All skill levels welcome.

Tony’s landscape classes compliment each other perfectly. Consider taking them concurrently during February and March in order to accelerate your understanding of landscape painting!


RADIANT WATERCOLOR

Instructor: Marilyn Charlotte
Wednesdays:  10 am – 12:30 pm
Building 300, Studio 2    
 $135 4-week session
Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26

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 design will be emphasized.  All skill levels welcome.


TECHNIQUES AND CRITIQUES

Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Saturdays:  10 am – 12:30 pm
Building 300, Studio 1      
$135 4-week session
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22

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 Alumna. Learn how to assess and critique your own works of art independently and in a group setting. Explore various techniques in different media and get feedback on your work.  All levels welcome. All mediums included. Each participant provides his or her own materials.


OPEN STUDIO: PAINTING  

Fridays:  10 am – 12:30        
Building 300, Studio 1        
$25 per 5-hour session
Purchase 4 open studio sessions for $80
Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28

This uninstructed open studio is a great opportunity for serious beginning and experienced artists to improve their painting skills. By working independently, each participant pursues their own direction that may range from classical or realistic renderings to expressive or stylized interpretations. Practice and share with a community of passionate and dedicated artists as you challenge your abilities and expand your skills. Each participant provides his own materials. All levels welcome.

BEFORE AND AFTER CAPTURE

Instructor: James Corwin Johnson
Wednesday:  10 am – 12:30 pm    
Building 300, Studio 3       
$140 4-week session

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

In this class, you’ll learn 50% in the field and 50% in the digital lab as James takes you through all of the stages of digital before and after capture. The “before capture”sessions include discussion and practice on how to use your camera manually to control your creative choices before pressing the shutter. Subjects will include people and nature as well as how to use camera settings and flash to optimize your creativity. In the “after capture” sessions, you’ll explore the digital processing workflow for industry standard programs like Photoshop as well as how to use skills file sizing, layers, and color techniques to finish your photograph. All skill levels welcome.


CREATIVE IMAGING WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE

Instructor: Jeffrey Paul Gunthart
Tuesdays:  10 am – 12:30 pm
Studio 300, Studio 3  
$140 4-week session
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

In our new age of technology, the face of photography is ever changing. Today, amateurs and professionals are all "at the same party." In this 4 week class, you’ll learn how to make creative choices while using the moveable touch screen of your smartphone, as a tool for making images. Explore the importance of post production through apps on your phone, like Snap Seed, while also learning how and why to implement choices using classic photography principles. Jeffrey Paul Gunthart will take you on a journey through light, color, and critique while never leaving the palm of your hand. Learn what really sets apart a photograph from a snapshot in our new age of digital technology. Smartphone or iPhone with internet access required.


PHOTO ADVENTURE TOURS: INCLUDING SOLOMON'S CASTLE

Instructor: Jeffrey Paul Gunthart
Tuesdays: 10 am – 12:30 pm
Location itinerary provided upon registration. 
$190 4-week session (includes transportation and lunch to Solomon’s Castle)
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

Experience the thrill of learning in the field during this location photography class. Each class session will meet at a different location and explore artistic and technical choices appropriate for that environment. Students will learn how to work with elements of nature and architecture in interesting ways through manual settings in their camera. The last class session will include a critique slide show in which students can present their creations and share with others their ideas about their artistic choices. Locations include: The Ringling Grounds, Longboat Key beaches, and Solomon’s Castle. All skill levels welcome. Please bring your camera. Tripod recommended.

Our Outsider Art Series pairs well with Jeffrey Paul Gunthart’s Photo Adventure Tours class. 
Consider taking them both in March to fully appreciate Outsider Art and add to your adventure tour experience. 


PHOTOGRAPHY INDEPENDENT STUDY: POST PRODUCTION

Instructor: Jeffrey Paul Gunthart
Saturdays:  10 am – 12:30 pm
Building 300, Studio 3 
$140 4-week session
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22

Which of these images has a better composition? Would this image look better in color or black and white? How should I print and present this image? Sometimes, while working on a creative project, we get caught up in the details. In this class, work at your own pace, guided by an instructor to make subjective decisions about your photography. Bring in any project, from your landscape images to an assorted set of children’s portraits, on your camera card, phone, or disk along with your ideas and questions. Work with Photoshop, Lightroom, and our print lab to achieve unique solutions to your photo projects. Basic understanding of photography recommended. All skill levels welcome. 

CONCEPT + FABRICATION: BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE JEWELRY

Instructor: Donna Carrion
Fridays:  10 am – 1 pm     
Building 400, Studio A     
$145  4-week session

Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar 3, 17, 24, 31 (no class on the 10th)
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28

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.  All skill levels welcome.


JEWELRY INDEPENDENT STUDY:  INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED JEWELRY

Instructor: Clara Ricker 
Tuesdays:  10 am – 2pm
Building 400, Studio A     
$200 4-week session

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

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. Materials are purchased during class. Prerequisite: Concept + Fabrication: Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry or equivalent.   


IMPRECIOUS TO PRECIOUS

Instructor: Steven Russell
Wednesday: 10am – 1pm
Building 400, Studio A 
$145 4-week session 
Jan 4, 11, 18, 25
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26

Do you have a special found or gifted item that you wish could be made into art? Enjoy this exciting new class making adornments out of found objects guided by our newest jewelry instructor, Steven Russell. In this class, students will work with a wealth of materials in order to create one of a kind jewelry pieces out of everyday objects. No material will be turned away! Students are invited to bring any found object to this class to create their jewelry. Additional materials may also be purchased during class.

CREATING IN MIXED MEDIA

Instructor: Julie Kanapaux
Fridays:  10 am – 12:30 pm
Building 300, Studio 2  
$135 4-week session
Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar 3, 10, 17, 24
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28

Explore the art of integrating various materials using collage and transfer techniques. Combining tools and alternative media breaks traditional principles of visual fine art, allowing students to discover their own unique visual voice. Work with different types of paper, paint, charcoal and more in this creative class that allows students to discover personal style with multiple mediums. Enjoy the freedom to be as messy or as clean as you wish in this world of blended media and tools. 


DISCOVERING ABSTRACTION  

Instructor: Lolly Owens
Wednesdays:  10 am – 12:30 pm
Building 300, Studio 1   
$135 4-week session
Jan 4, 11, 18, 25
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26

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.

 

One-Day

HANDS-ON ART HISTORY

Instructor: Julie Kanapaux 
Thursday, January 19         
10 am – 2 pm 
Building 400, Studio B
 $60 (includes materials)

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

DISCOVERING YOUR VISUAL VOICE

Instructor: Julie Kanapaux 
Thursday, February 2        
10am-2pm 
Building 400, Studio B
$60 (includes materials)

Learn to develop personal imagery and symbolism in the exploratory workshop. Students will create content by mark-marking on paper with direction and feedback from the instructor. The second half of the workshop will bring things together as students collage their content using layering and multi-dimensional collage techniques. All levels welcome. 

 

LOOSEN UP WITH NON-BRUSH PAINTING
Instructor: Julie Kanapaux 
Tuesday, March 7    
10 am – 2 pm 
Building 400, Studio B
$60 (includes materials)

Get loose with expressive and intuitive painting! Students will paint on several surfaces exploring non-brush painting techniques with utensils, cardboard, string, and other non-traditional tools. Learn how compositional elements such as line, value, texture and form can strengthen your artwork. Expect to create work on paper and canvas. All levels welcome.  

HOW TO DOCUMENT YOUR ARTWORK
Instructor: James Corwin Johnson 
Thursday:  10 am – 2pm 
Feb 2
Mar 2
Building 300, Studio 3
$60 per 4-hour session

Have you ever wanted to create a portfolio website, enter your artwork into a competition, or document your sculpture process? In this workshop you’ll work through techniques and problem-solving for creating beautiful photographic documents for your art portfolio or website using any level of camera. Learn how to eliminate glare on your paintings, shiny jewelry, and glass covered art. Work with both your 3-D and 2-D pieces. Students are invited to bring 1 or 2 pieces of artwork to document. 

GICLEE: PREPARING YOUR FILES FOR PRINT
Instructor: James Corwin Johnson 
Thursday:  10 am – 2 pm 
Feb 9 
Mar 9
Building 300, Studio 3
$60 per 4-hour session

What makes a print “Giclee” quality? In this class students will work with their own digital files and prepare them for print using restoration, retouching, and color correction techniques. Explore what is meant by Giclee quality in this digital Photoshop based workshop. It is recommended that students bring their own files to class to maximize their learning experience.

THE OFF CAMERA FLASH
Instructor: James Corwin Johnson 
Thursday:  10 am – 2 pm 
Feb 16 
Mar 16
Building 300, Studio 3
$60 per 4-hour session

The flash is one of the most powerful tools the photographer has as it allows us to see details in our photographs that more closely simulating in our human vision. This class will cover how to use your flash in the creative modes of your camera, as well as teach you about “bouncing light” and fill flash. If you are ready to take those great family beach shots, or take those Sunset pictures where you can see your subjects, and see the sunset, then this is the class for you. Basic understanding of photography is recommended. Bringing your own flash is recommended to maximize your learning experience. 

 

Three-Day

ACADEMIC ANATOMY FOR THE ARTIST    
Instructor: Jack Shapiro  
Tuesday – Thursday February  14 – 16  
12:30 pm – 3pm  
Building 400, Studio B
Cost: $90

In this detailed three day masterclass with the human figure, explore articulation of the skeleton and muscles in both the male and female form. Figure sculptor, and former engineer, Jack Shapiro invites students to try using any media of their choice as he simplifies the complex academia of anatomy. Students will work with both live models and a life sized skeleton to apply both surface and internal information into their work in 2-D,   3-D, or digital media. Each session will focus on a different section of the figure creating a comprehensive and holistic view of one of art’s most precious and provocative subjects. All levels welcome. Students may choose any medium to work in including but not limited to 2-D, 3-D and digital formats. Basic skills in selected medium required. 

For 2017 we are introducing shorter workshops where you can learn a new technique, review a technique, or dive into an artistic area in order to become more expert. Improving technique does help to improve your final artistic project. You can purchase these “Creativity 1.5” courses in a group of 4 or purchase each class individually. We’ve timed them so you can take a Community Art Class in the morning, bring your lunch, and continue your creative exploration in the early afternoon. If you haven’t taken a class in the morning, grab a friend and come explore the varying aspects of communicating visually and creatively. Most supplies provided, but it is suggested that you bring your own supplies to maximize your creative learning experience.  

Each “Creativity 1.5” Workshop runs from 1:00 – 2:30 PM
4 “Creativity 1.5” Workshops - $55
Individual “Creativity 1.5 Workshops - $15

 

Contemporary Landscape Painter’s Lecture
Tuesday, Jan 10 
Tuesday, Mar 7
Building 300, Studio 1 
Instructor: Tony Rich
This lecture and discussion explores the inspiration of leading landscape painters today including Rackstraw Downes, Kathleen Dunphy and more.

Historical Color Strategies Lecture
Tuesday, Feb 7 
Tuesday, Apr 4
Building 300, Studio 1
Instructor: Tony Rich
This lecture presents the alternative approaches in color choice and pigment from the Impressionists’ revolution to The Cape Cod School.

Color Clinic: Color Wheel
Thursday, Jan 5
Thursday, Feb 2
Thursday, Mar 2 
Thursday, Apr 6
Building 300, Studio 1 
Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Take the complexity out of color and create an understanding of how color and light works. Learn to decipher the secrets of the color wheel as a tool in analyzing color. Students will create their own color wheel, tailored to their choice of medium.

Color Clinic: Color Vibrations
Thursday, Jan 12
Thursday, Feb 9
Thursday Mar 9
Thursday, Apr 13
Building 300, Studio 1
Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Within a single color exists an infinite variety of hues and values. Students will learn the how to control a hue in a multitude of different directions and variations.

Color Clinic: Color Cocktails
Thursday, Jan 19
Thursday, Feb 16
Thursday, Mar 16
Thursday, Apr 20
Building 300, Studio 1
Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Students will learn how to decode complicated color recipes using the fundamentals of hue, value and saturation to mix any color.

Crash Course in Critiques
Saturday, Jan 28
Saturday, Feb 25
Saturday, Mar 25 
Saturday, Apr 22
Building 300, Studio 1 
Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
This course is an introduction to art critic vocabulary and theory by which all visual art is understood. Students are invited to bring any of their own pieces for a supportive group critique.

Meditation and Expression
Wednesday, Jan 4
Wednesday, Feb 1
Wednesday, Mar 1
Wednesday, Apr 5
Building 300, Studio 1
Instructor: Lolly Owens
Students will engage in 20 minute instructor lead mediation prior to making a painting, exploring the insight of self-emerging expression.

Haiku Poetry
Wednesday,  Jan 11
Wednesday, Feb 8
Wednesday, Mar 8
Wednesday, Apr 12
Building 300, Studio 1
Instructor: Lolly Owens
Students will explore the art of Japanese poetry alongside creating an abstract painting. Students are invited to write their own poem or use one provided.

Sub-Conscious Exploration
Wednesday,  Jan 18
Wednesday, Feb 15
Wednesday, Mar 15
Wednesday, Apr 19
Building 300, Studio 1
Instructor: Lolly Owens
In this workshop, students will explore the power of their sub-conscious creation, using methods of free flow painting to create images.

Abstract Open Studio
Wednesday, Jan 25
Wednesday, Feb 22
Wednesday, Mar 22
Wednesday, Apr 26
Building 300, Studio 1 
Instructor: Lolly Owens
This open studio provides students with a safe environment to fully experiment with abstract painting with instructor support.

Posing & Drawing a Subject with Feeling
Wednesday, Jan 4
Building 300, Studio 2
Instructor: Marilyn Charlotte
This demonstration, discussion and workshop will cover posing, composition and combing photo reference to sculpturally approach the drawing as a finished portrait or structural base for a painting.

Watercolor Skin Tones (Advanced)
Wednesday, Feb 1
Building 300, Studio 2
Instructor: Marilyn Charlotte
This demonstration and workshop focuses on balancing the tightrope between careful planning and delightful freedom while mixing colors to create pale, medium and dark skin tones in watercolor.

Acrylic Skin Tones (Advanced)
Wednesday, Mar 1
Building 300, Studio 2
Instructor:  Marilyn Charlotte
The demonstration will show students how to anticipate the way acrylics will change when they dry while working with the subtleties of skin tones.

Developing an Eye for Art Lecture
Thursday, Jan 5
Thursday, Feb 2
Thursday, Mar 2
Thursday, Apr 6
Building 300, Studio 2
Instructor: Janine Hoffman
This lecture will instruct students how to break down the human face or any object into simpler forms to help translate them onto a sketch. This skill can be used as a foundation for any type of visual art.

One Point Perspective, It’s All About Your Point of View
Tuesday, Jan 10
Tuesday, Feb 7
Tuesday, Mar 7
Tuesday, Apr 4
Building 300, Studio 2
Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Learn to interpret the lines and angles that make up the world we live in. Students will be introduced to vocabulary and landmarks used to create depth within a picture.

Two Point Perspective, It’s All About Your Point of View
Tuesday, Jan 17
Tuesday, Feb 14
Tuesday, Mar 14
Tuesday, Apr 11
Building 300, Studio 2
Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Students will learn how to build a believable space and navigate from multiple vanishing points.

Three Point Perspective, It’s All About Your Point of View
Tuesday, Jan 24
Tuesday, Feb 21
Tuesday, Mar 21
Tuesday, Apr 18
Building 300, Studio 2
Instructor: Alexandra Lillis
Students will learn how to create towering structures or plummet through the depths of the picture plane.

OPEN STUDIO: PAINTING  
Fridays:  10 am – 12:30                                                                                                                                                              
Building 300, Studio 1      
$25 per 5-hour session
Purchase 4 open studio sessions for $80

Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28

This uninstructed open studio is a great opportunity for serious beginning and experienced artists to improve their painting skills. By working independently, each participant pursues their own direction that may range from classical or realistic renderings to expressive or stylized interpretations. Practice and share with a community of passionate and dedicated artists as you challenge your abilities and expand your skills. Each participant provides his own materials. All levels welcome.
 

OPEN STUDIO: FIGURE DRAWING WITH MODEL  
Fridays: 10 am – 1pm                                                                                                                                                                 
Building 400, Studio B      
$25 per 3-hour session
Offered all season!
November  2016 – April 2017
Buy a 4 session pass for $88

Nov 4, 11, 18
Dec 2, 9, 16
Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28

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

OPEN STUDIO: JEWELRY LAB
Monitor: Myron Bernstein
Tuesdays: 2 pm – 4 pm   
Building 400, Studio A 
$15 per 2-hour session

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

This uninstructed open studio is a great opportunity for serious beginning and experienced jewelers to spend time fabricating, creating, and executing in the studio.  By working independently, each participant pursues his or her own direction from finishing class projects to experimenting and creating new work. Materials are purchased during class.  Prerequisite: Concept + Fabrication: Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry or equivalent.

 

 

Other Learning Opportunities
 


 

Exhibitions

 

"Old Florida" A 21st Century Interpretation
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.

Artist Bios:

Joseph Arnegger - Sarasota, for Joseph Arnegger, has become not only his home but part of what inspires and influences his work. He came to this area in 1990 to study for his BFA degree at Ringling College of Art and Design.  This began an intense 10 year period of study exploring painting, materials and techniques. Through this experience he began to use metaphors from past eras along with advertising imagery to give homage to his family’s history and his own personal nostalgia. This approach and homage to the past in combination with Arnegger’s signature painting style of saturated light and the washed out color of the Gulf, caught the eye of local collectors and dealers. He’s been showing in galleries across the country since 1998 and has work in various private collections across the United States.  In 2007, along with other area artists, Arnegger co-created the arts collective known as sARTq.

Tim Jaeger - A 2002 BFA graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, Jaeger decided to remain in the resort coastal town of Sarasota where he now works, paints, and is raising his family.   Born in Michigan and raised in Paducah, Kentucky, Jaeger is attracted by the colors, warmth and light of Florida, as well as its sophisticated and growing artist communities. Though poised with paintbrush in hand, his creative mind expands into the business and politics of our city’s visual arts. As co-founder and president of the arts collective sARTq, Jaeger works toward engaging the community and fostering new artistic partnerships. His paintings are featured in both public and private collections across the United States.

Tom Stephens - In Stephens current body of work he takes the viewer on a visual hike through landscapes of dense, painterly textures and exaggerated color; where compositions of distant reaching spaces form an opening for the viewer to enter into a natural world of fluid paint and expressive energy. Influences from vivid memories of places visited along the Florida coastal environment are especially evident in his work. His work can be seen across the state of Florida and the East Coast. When he is not in the studio, you will find him fishing in the Gulf Coast waters. Stephen’s graduated with his BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in 1997.

Drawing Re-Imagined

November 18 – January 19, 2016/2017

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 18  5:30 – 7:30pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, Dec. 7  6:30 – 8:00pm
Closing Reception: Friday, Jan. 13  6:30 – 8:00pm

Longboat Key Center for the Arts presents Drawing Re-Imagined opening November 18, 2016 - January 19, 2017. The exhibition will feature work by artists Will Corr and Jack King. Drawing is defined as the art, activity or practice of creating images usually consisting of lines. In the 21st century, the materials used to create lines have become ambiguous, but the permanent expressive gesture remains. Both Will Corr and Jack King through their paintings, drawings, sculptures and reliefs are creating art where line, gesture, shade, and pattern form their creative expression and point of view. 

Artist Bios:

Will Corr received his Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, VA and a MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. His works have been included in numerous national venues, corporate and private collections. Currently, he is an art instructor at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL and is an adjunct faculty in the Fine Arts program at State College of Florida in Bradenton, FL. His current body of work involves a return to drawing – the core of his artist practice.

Corr’s large motif-driven paintings provide the viewer with historical and social iconography, executed through contemporary applications. The tangible surface of his work has a direct relationship with the underlying layers of under painting and drawing. Turmoil, struggle, and immediacy are all interacting with each other through layers of time and history. More often that not, the motifs, imagery and subjects are merely a point in which to begin. Once the process gets underway, the work begins its evolution.

Jack King has been a Professor of Art at the University of Tampa since 1992. He held previous faculty appointments at Augusta University in Augusta, GA and Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. His work can be found in numerous museums as well as corporate collections. His work is noted for its powerful mastery of raw materials such as bronze, iron, stone and wood which he adapts with precision to construct sculptural forms and relief wall pieces.  King creates dynamic compositions using familiar imagery in unexpected ways – transcending his sculptural object-making into current, cultural themes. King’s work represents the inseparable alliance between the gesture, medium, and process intertwined with the artist’s concepts which radiates sheer confidence of its own necessity to exist.


 

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.

 

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


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.

 

 


 

Events

Come and enjoy the best live musical entertainment Longboat Key has to offer that covers all of your favorite genres. This is a series of musical experiences you won’t want to miss! 

Bill Buchman’s Art of Jazz Featuring Nancy Pastore

Friday, January 14
Durante Gallery, Bdg 100
Doors open at 7 pm, Concert begins at 7:30 pm
$40 – At Door
$35 – Advance Sale

The “Art of Jazz” is an exciting and colorful jazz group whose joyful style crosses over the usual borders and covers the spectrum from New Orleans jazz, music of the swing era, boogie woogie, blues, modern, contemporary, and Latin jazz…all with skill, energy, and musical panache.  Vocalist Nancy Pastore has performed with Lionel Hampton, toured with the Broadway musicals, “HAIR” and “West Side Story” and opened in supper clubs for a long list of show biz luminaries, including Robin Williams, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bob Hope. Pianist Bill Buchman has appeared with jazz greats such as Jo Jones, Bobby Hackett, and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and performed in venues in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Oslo. They are ably joined by Joe Bruno on Bass, Lennie Balistreri on Drums and Benetsito Campoverde on Conga. Light refreshments will be available along with a cash bar

“Stone Crab” - Steve Arvey’s Island Music With Rick Andre on Steel Drums

Saturday, March 11
LBKCA Courtyard
$75 – At Door
$65 – Advance Sale

There’s no better place to enjoy some tropical rock than Longboat Key, so throw on your sandals, grab a margarita and come groove with local legend Steve Arvey and his band with guest appearance by steel drum player Rick Andre! Together these musicians will bring you that island feel with beachy covers of popular artists like Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney and even Blondie. 

Thanks to one of our great sponsors Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub  who once again will be providing the food and the drink for this enjoyable afternoon! This event is a “Fun-Raiser” for the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Come out and enjoy the afternoon and support our arts and cultural programming!

Laura Mcghee Presents: Celtic Music with Steve Arvey

Friday, March 31 
Durante Gallery, Bdg 100 
Doors open at 7:00 pm, Concert begins at 7:30 pm  
$30 – At Door
$25 – Advance Sale

Join us for an enchanted evening of music that will delight and thrill your soul! Laura McGhee and Steve Arvey will perform the music of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Laura is a native of Scotland, raised on classical and Celtic fiddle and has performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Steve Arvey is a renowned performer of both blues and Celtic music. From their own modern day originals to the classics, experience the true Celtic sound with these two accomplished musicians on a journey that is sure to please one and all. Light refreshment will be available along with a cash bar. 

Saturday Afternoon Matinees

Looking for something to do on Saturday afternoon? Take advantage of these independent art films we’ve selected with you in mind.

Cultural Media Room – Bdg 100
All Films begin at 1 pm
$15 (light refreshments provided)
Register for all 4 matinees - $50.00 

2046

This artful romantic drama follows the unconsummated affair of two lovers in Hong Kong in the 1960s. Along with elements of science fiction, the film frequently references the date December 24 in which many significant story events take place. Noted for its beautiful cinematography and “end-of-an-era” look and feel, this film may be viewed on its own or as the third story to the two previous films: Days of Being Wild (1991) and In the Mood for Love (2000). Directed by Wong Kar-wai, Starring Faye Wong and Tony Laung Chiu-wai, Released in 2004

 

Lost in Translation

Nominated for four Academy Awards, this romantic comedy tells the story of two Americans who meet in a Tokyo hotel. Bob is an aging movie star and Charlotte is a young wife of a celebrity photographer. The two of them create an unlikely bond and friendship. Directed by Sofia Coppola, Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, Released in 2003

 

Winter's Bone

Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, this adaptation of Daniel Woodrell’s 2006 novel depicts the life of a teenage girl as she attempts to locate her missing father. Set in the Ozarks mountains of the central United States, the film explores themes of self-sufficiency and poverty against the backdrop of the meth lab underground of the rural Midwest. Directed by Debra Granik, Starring Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes, Released in 2010

 

Outside Art: Film and Bus Tour

Outsider art is defined as art produced by self-taught artists who are not part of the establishment of the art world. This season we are taking a closer look at what makes "outsider art" exciting as well as exploring local "outsider art" in the area.  Facilitated by Jeffrey Paul Gunthart.

$75 - includes film, but tour, and lunch
Sign up before March 1st - $65.

I Build the Tower

This documentary explores the life and mind of outsider artist Sabato Rodia, the Italian immigrant who conceived and created the Watts Towers in Los Angeles, with a determination to “build something big” as he recovered from alcoholism. The film’s original score features classical arrangements inspired by Verdi alongside hip-hop ones incorporating Rodia’s own voice. The film has been praised by filmmaker Ken Burns and critic Leonard Maltin as “lyrical” and “heartfelt.” Directed by Edward Landler and Brad Byer, Released in 2006.

Bus Departs at 10:30 am from LBKCA

In a vague location in rural Hardee County, artist Howard Solomon created his own gallery to house his sculptures, fashioned to look like a metallic fairytale castle with stained glass details. The grounds include a gallery, garden, and restaurant, which is presented like a boat in the “moat” of the castle. Join in on our bus tour and enjoy this eccentric look at one of our own “Outsider Artists” right here in southwest Florida. Attend out Outsider Art film to appreciate the entire Outsider Art experience and open your understanding to art outside of the conventional gallery.

Tuesday Film Breaks

Take a break from all your other activities and come to LBKCA on Tuesdays to watch films selected specifically for those seeking to engage and become more familiar with the art of film-making as well as understanding the life and times of artists and creative people. Grab lunch and head over to watch film documentaries on artists and their lives, their art, and their history as it relates to our culture and our environment.

Media Room 3, Bdg 300 
All Films begin at 1 pm 
Ticket Price: $10 
Purchase package of 5 films in advance for $40 

January 10: Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (2010)

A Serbian performance artist prepares for her retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

January 17: The Art of the Steal (2009)

The true story of the struggle to control Dr. Albert C. Barnes’ 25 billion dollar art collection.

January 24: Eames: The Architect and the Painter (2011)

A collection of personal stories from the life of husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames. 

January 31: Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (2015)

The history of land art during the 1960s and 1970s and the artist who risked their careers to create it.

February 7: Levitated Mass (2013)

The narrative of Michael Heizer’s megalith installation and its travel over the course of 10 nights through Southern California’s neighborhoods. 

February 14: Who Gets To Call It Art (2006)

New York curator Henry Geldzahler, of the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the pop art scene of the 1960s

February 21: Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

A portrait of a New York City art couple in a 40 year marriage, each seeking to define their own vision and success. 

February 28: Ai Weiwei: Never Story (2012)

An examination of the strife of a Chinese contemporary artist and his clash with the Chinese government. 

March 7: Pina (2011)

A featured tribute to German choreographer Pina Bausch who uses water, dirt and gravity to create otherworldly dances. 

March 14: Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012)

This documentary follows an internationally renowned surrealist portrait photographer over a period of 10 years.

March 28: Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (2008)

A look at the life of one of America’s most famous graphic designers, best known for the design of the iconic “I ‘heart’ N.Y.” logo

 

Maya To Modern: Designing with the Land

Discover the creative world of Carl Abbott 
Wednesday, February 22: 7 – 8:30 pm
Cultural Media Room, Bdg 100 
$15 At Door
$10 Advance Sale

The highly awarded Florida architect reveals connections in his work from studies with both ancient and modern masters. This program is in partnership with the Sarasota Architectural Foundation. Abbott’s fascination with ancient design began during his student days at Yale. Carl is strongly informed by his experience of the sacred architecture of the Ancient Civilizations — the manner in which their buildings respond to the land and movement of the sun and stars. Carl shows connections in his Architecture along with images from his recent work with National Geographic Archeologists to reveal the exotic, sophisticated world of the Maya.

“Carl has a boundless enthusiasm to share his passion for Architecture.” — Lord Norman Foster

Experience Italy! with Robert Gaglio 

March 9: THE ART OF OLIVE OIL
March 16: SICILY: ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND FOOD
March 23 : HOW ITALIAN FOOD CONQUERED THE WORLD

Cultural Media Room, Bdg 100
Thursdays  1 – 2:30 pm
$30 per person per session
$75 for all 3 dates – Advance sale

Come join us for a lectures and tastings with Robert Gaglio! Born and raised outside of Detroit, Robert discovered the beauty of Southwest Florida later in life, first in Ft. Myers and later Sarasota.  When he's not providing culinary tours around the local community, Robert owns and operates Italian Culinary Tours, a specialty travel company that offers unique dining experiences and educational tours through the diverse regions of Italy, and Ciao Bella Productions, an innovative, private party catering company. Each lecture includes a relevant tasting  of food in order to enhance the experience of the lectures. 

 

Artist Talks

“Old Florida” A 21st Century Interpretation

Wednesday, Nov. 9: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Artist Talk with artists Tim Jaegar, Joseph Arsnegger and Tom Stephens

Join us for an artist talk with all three artists participating in our “Old Florida” exhibition. Artists will discuss how they each are visually interpreting the nostalgia, memory and visceral appeal of a Florida that once existed in our history, our community, and in our minds through their work presented in the exhibition. This is a great opportunity to hear from three successful Ringling College alumni. Their works are a testimony to the conviction of their art to this location as well as the support of our community that keeps them here.

Drawing Re-Imagined

Wednesday, Dec. 7  6:30 – 8:00p

Artist Talk with artists Jack King and Will Corr
Join artists Jack King and Will Corr as they discuss their works shown in our Drawing Re-Imagined exhibion, and how these works challenge coventional ideas about drawing as a method of art making. Drawing is defined as the art, activity or practice of creating images usually consisting of lines. In the 21st century, the materials used to create lines have become ambiguous, but the permanent expressive gesture remains. Both Will Corr and Jack King through their paintings, drawings, sculptures and reliefs are creating art where line, gesture, shade, and pattern form their creative expression and point of view.


 

Become a Friend of LBKCA

Our facility has a long and wonderful history in the community. Starting in 1952 and including the merger with Ringling College of Art and Design in 2007, we continue to offer programs and exhibitions most valued by our community. As we continue to improve and amplify our offerings, we ask that you become a FRIEND of the Longboat Key Center of the Arts to keep this treasure on Longboat Key strong and viable for future generations. 

To become a “FRIEND” of Longboat Key Center for the Arts please contact Jane Buckman, Director at 941-383-2345 or jbuckman@ringling.edu 

 

 

 

 

 
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