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
Season Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 4 pm   

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Featured Event: Community Juried Exhibition

March 4, 2017 - March 31, 2017

 

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS!

The Annual Community Juried Exhibition is one of the highlights of our Season, when our community gets to shine and demonstrate their creative drive and abilities. Take a chance and enter your work into this diverse and fun exhibition. Find that gem for your home. All artwork will be for sale with a percentage going to LBKCA. We appreciate the support of our artists as well as your support for LBKCA programming and activities. 

Public at Large $25.00 per entry (limit 4)
Friends of LBKCA $17.50 per entry (limit 4)

Receive Artwork: Tuesday, February 28, 10am - 2pm

Artwork Judging: Tuesday, February 28, 3pm - 5pm

Public Opening Reception: Saturday March 4, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Pick Up Artwork: Saturday, April 1, 10am - 2pm

 

RSVP by phone at 941.383.2345 or email at lbkca@ringling.edu.

CLICK HERE to Download a PDF of our 2017 RULES FOR ENTRY 

 

 

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. 

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

 

GLOBAL LUMINARIES

through Friday, February 24

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. For additional information regarding this exhibition please click the following GLOBAL LUMINARIES 

 

 

 

 

Community Juried Exhibition
March 4 – 30st, 2017

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. Take a chance and enter your work into this diverse and fun exhibition. Find that gem for your home. All artwork will be for sale with a percentage going to LBKCA. We appreciate the support of our artists as well as your support for LBKCA programming and activities. Receive Artwork Tuesday, February 28, 10am – 2pm Artwork Judging Tuesday, February 28, 3pm – 5:pm Public Opening Reception Saturday, March 4, 4:30 – 6:30pm Pick up Artwork Saturday, April 1, 10am – 2pm Public at Large $25.00 per entry (Limit 4) Friends of LBKCA $17.50 per entry (Limit 4) 


 

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF OUR PAST EXHIBITIONS

 


 

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

Saturday, 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: PALACES / PYRAMIDS

Through the eyes of Architect Carl Abbott, discover an acient civilization - the exotic, sophisticated World of the Maya.
Wednesday, February 22: 7 – 8:30 pm
Cultural Media Room, Bdg 100 
$15 At Door
$10 Advance Sale

Carl Abbott is known for his award-winning modern buildings, however he has also become known for his work at ancient sites... bringing his unique architectual perspective to a team of National Geographic Archeologists. Carl has practiced in Europe, the Carribean, and the Pacific Islands. His highly-awarded architecture has been widley published - the book on his Architecture is titled IN/FORMED by the LAND. He studied at the University of Florida, then received his Master's at Yale under Paul Rudolph, Louis Kahn, and Vincent Scully. He has worked in NYC in Pei's office, and in London with Yale classmates Lord Norman Foster and Lord Richard Rogers. He is an original member of the Sarasota School of Architecture and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Carl has lectured widely including World Monument Fund, Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy, DOCOMOMO, Harvard, Yale, and the Maya at the Playa Global Conference.

“I was struck by the difference that Abbott's unique architectural perspective brings to the ancient sites.” — Charles Golden, Ph.D., Archeologist, Brandeis

“Carl's talk was spellbinding... the beautiful images tie the bold simplicity of his architecture to the strong statements of the Maya.” — Ken Miller, Architect 

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  941-383-2345 

 

 

 

 

 
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