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"It's a long story", Ken Knowlton began. Indeed it is. It's been more than 50 years since Knowlton and fellow Bell Labs engineer Leon Harmon created what is thought to be the first computer produced nude. It started as a prank. Knowlton and Harmon decided to see if they could create a portrait of choreographer Deborah Hay by scanning her pictu...
Sarasota violinist Matt Dendy was a five-time Fine Arts Society of Sarasota scholarship recipient from 2005-2009.  Matt graduated from Booker High School in 2005 and attended The University of South Florida where he was Assistant Concertmaster and, in 2010, earned his Bachelor's degree in Music Performance. It's well known that music can have ...
Speaking of the Arts... Marin Alsop , Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony and Sao Paulo Symphony Music Director, will speak 11/13/19 at the Art Ovation Hotel on "Adventures On and Off the Podium".  Tickets available here:  https://www.artsadvocates.org/alsop . Gain insight into Ms. Alsop in this video where she answers a quick 20 question...
This month's interview is with Fine Arts Society scholarship recipient and flutist Nicole Riccardo.  Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University with degrees in Music Performance, earning her Bachelor's degree in 2012 and her Master's degree in 2014.  She resides in Austin, TX where she is a professional classical music...
For 50 years, the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota has been working to preserve and support a variety of art forms and their creators. It will continue doing that under a new name.  The organization announced Monday a rebranding program that ...... Read the full article >   https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190916/fine-arts-s...
I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's the rare hotel that has its own cultural curator. I'm not talking a concierge who can secure tickets for a show or suggest a local restaurant. The job of a cultural curator is to ensure cultural experiences within the hotel for its guests and the public. Enter Lisa DiFranzo and Art Ovation Hotel. On my ina...
ADRIANNE ANSLEY, DANCER/CHOREOGRAPHIC ARTIST AND COMMNUNITY ENGAGEMENT  COORDINATOR IN NEW YORK CITY   Adrianne Ansley was born and raised in Sarasota and is a graduate of the Booker High School VPA program.  Awarded a FASS college scholarship in 2011, Adrianne attended Santa Fe College in Gainesville and then earned her Ba...
I suspect I'm not the only person guilty of rushing into a theater without taking the time to enjoy my surroundings. Sure, I'll notice the architectural elements of the performance space, but it's unlikely I'll walk the building to check out the art. And when it comes to the Van Wezel, there's definitely some art worth enjoying. Happily, the Fine A...
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