October 2013

Found 6 blog entries for October 2013.


Theo Wujcik continues investigating popular culture in new works displayed in a solo show titled The Previously Unseen opening at Selby Gallery on the campus of Ringling College of Art and Design. The gallery welcomes the public to attend the opening reception 5-7pm Friday, October 25, 2013.

Wujcik will give an artist’s talk and preview at 7pm Thursday, October 24, and a Director’s Tour takes place at 11:30am Monday, October 28. The exhibit continues through December 11. All events are FREE and open to the public. Selby Gallery is located on the Ringling College of Art and Design campus, one-half block east of 2700 N. Tamiami Trail on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Sarasota, Florida USA.

After a career as a professor of art at the

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Here are the September 2013 statistics for the real estate market in Sarasota County. These statistics offer a clear-eyed view of exactly what's happened in the Sarasota County real estate market during the past 12 months. Community stats for a particular ZIP Code appear on the neighborhood pages.

These results have not yet been released to the public by the Sarasota Association of REALTORS®.

Note that these four charts are updated frequently and automatically from Multiple Listing Service (MLS) feeds. For the date of the most recent update, please see the line below each chart.

  • The Market Activity chart tracks inventory trends;
  • The Pricing chart tracks median and average sale price changes;
  • The Days On Market chart tracks length of
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Single-Family home builders shared results of a June 2013 survey about how room sizes compare in homes measuring 3,000 square feet or more.

That set me thinking about larger residences in Sarasota & Her islands.

I recently held an open house at a 7,452-square-foot residence in Country Club Shores on Longboat Key where the Master Bedroom measured 441 square feet or about 6 percent of the finished floor space. The National Home Builders Association (NAHB) special study of space allocations in new homes (released October 1, 2013) gives a way to see how finished floor space is distributed in homes these days.

Let's look at Master Bedroom as an example. Interestingly, the Master Bedroom is the only completely separate type of room present in

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The first FREE opportunity to see The Ringling’s new “Icons of Style” exhibition happens tomorrow (Monday, October 7, 2013). Every Monday, the Museum of Art, including special exhibition galleries (but not the circus museums or Ca d’Zan), open free to the public as a legacy gift from museum founder John Ringling.

The show includes 132 items that curator Lauren Whitley, Curator of Textiles and Fashion Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Boston chose from their collection. In addition to gorgeous evening gowns, there are beautifully fashioned men’s suits, fashion sketches, swatches of fabric and other materials as well as references to famous fashionistas.

“I didn’t even look at the info card. I could tell that was Elizabeth Taylor,” a woman said about a

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Recycled or repurposed materials alter ideas about costuming as illustrated by the Art of the Costume “Reinvented” at State College of Florida SCF) Fine Art Gallery through Wednesday, October 16.

The designers hail from almost a dozen local performing arts companies, and they present fabulously beautiful creations made from a crazy assortment of objects. Macaroni hair, garbage-bag skirts, pool-noodle sleeves, Gummy Bear jewels and postage-stamp bodices hint at the variety of trash-to-treasure ideas on display.

Watch Ken Erickson fashion his Renaissance and Elizabethan outfits on YouTube. He has great ideas that you can co-opt for your Halloween costume. You have a few weeks to bring your version to trick or treat.

For more information, call

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For art’s sake, bring your empty and most colorful cereal boxes, office supply boxes, shoe boxes, liquor boxes to Sarasota High School, 1001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Here are the drop-off times: 11am-2pm October 19, November 9 and December 14.

Your brightly printed cardboard trash will make a splash onto a site-specific art installation that artist Lisa Hoke will create early next year. The artist transforms trash to colorful art at major museums, and now she will work her wizardry in Sarasota. Her new installation will grow inside the historic high school, the future home of Sarasota Museum of Art (SMOA) as part of the ARTmuse program.

“It’s most important that the boxes be colorful, not ripped or crinkled. No plastic,” said Wendy Surkis, president

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