2014 LBKCA Lectures

Longboat Key and Its Lure

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 
3:30-5:30 pm

Join Mary Lou Johnson, Longboat Key resident and professional photographer, and Tom Mayers, Longboat Key native and environmentalist, as they explore IMAGES, HISTORY and REFLECTIONS about this barrier island. Their focus will be on why this strip of land is so special for its residents and the people who visit.  

Please RSVP to lbkca@ringling.edu or call 941.383.2345


Mary Lou Johnson
Mary Lou Johnson is a Longboat Key photographer whose images have been shown locally as well as digitally huge in NY Times Square. They can be found in many private and public collections worldwide and have received national and international awards. She recently published her book, 
The Lure of Longboat Key – Sunrise to Sunset, which will be available for purchase and signing during this event

Tom Mayers
Tom Mayers was born in Tampa in 1951, but grew up on the North end of Longboat Key at a family-owned marina called Land’s End. Tom’s experience around boats as a young child has since taken him around the world designing and sailing world-class boats. When he’s not working on the building and design of a 54-foot cruising boat know as The Land’s End, Tom might be doing work with the Historical Society, environmental consulting, or just fishing for dinner off his dock. Tom is also a New College alum, a mangrove expert, and a local historian. To read the full length transcript of this interview, conducted by New College of Florida student Casey Schelhorn, visit the Sarasota Water Atlas at www.sarasota.wateratlas.usf.edu.