Sarasota and Bradenton’s 2017-2018 cultural season has begun and (lucky for you) we are here to guide the way. Our October 2017 Arts and Culture issue highlights all things visual arts, performing arts and culture —from sculpture to film, dance to theater and much more.
Culture Canvas: Between celebrating Leonard Bernstein with the Sarasota Orchestra and lamenting the star-crossed lovers on the Sarasota Opera Stage, expanding the mind at the fourth annual PINC Sarasota conference and diving into the political at the Ringling Museum of Art, this year’s cultural season expects nearly as much from the audience as the audience does of it.
SRQIST- Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown
- Heavy Lifting: Robrady and Lockhead Martin bring future tech to Sarasota.
- CCA 2.0: Cross College Alliance enters its next phase.
- Students on Set: Partnering with Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions, Hollywood actor Dylan McDermott has for the last year worked with Ringling students in Ringling facilities to bring his latest project to life—a web-series called Sugar, about a young woman exploited by Florida’s sex trafficking industry and looking to rebuild her life—while working simultaneously with local nonprofit Selah Freedom to spread awareness in conjunction with the production.
- The Greatest Match on Earth: The youngest two Ringling brothers each left indelible marks upon Sarasota, but armed only with their achievements and legacies, who will be victorious in the an SRQ Deathmatch for the ages between John and Charles Ringling?
CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet
- Astral Art: Former astronaut Nicole Stott makes re-entry in the world of art.
- Kaleidoscope City: Painter Ricky Otto interprets the urban landscape in vivid color.
- Directing the Classroom: Ringling College’s Brad Battersby builds a Hollywood-worthy film program right here in Sarasota.
CARGO- The GoodS, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Nest
- The Goods: Explore your inner rocker with these Grunge-inspired pieces.
- Beauty in Grief: More than 200 years later, the mourning of Dorothy Toplis endures.
- Book It: From cookbooks to noir novels, check out the recently revamped cooking section at A. Parker’s Books and this month’s new release book recommendation, Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.
FORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, 5 Indgrediants, Pantry, Foodie Life
- Crumbs: New fall menus grace the tables at Louies Modern and Libby’s Café
- Five Keys to Our Heart: We catch up with 3 Keys Brewery, a new family-friendly pub in Bradenton.
- Elodie: This French restaurant in Bradenton is growing family roots.
RECONNOITER- Collaborative Dialogue, Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag
- Form Based Future: Can new city codes offer an accurate glimpse at Sarasota in years to come?
Check out the special Culture Primer Guide to the 2017-18 Season in print and in the online digital edition!
While we can’t wait for you to soak in the creativity within the October issue, we’d rather you get out there and experience for yourself the fire within the Creative Coast!
-The SRQ team
Click here to access the pages of the October SRQ digital edition.