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<strong>DECEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

TERRY<br />

RYAN<br />

Founder of<br />

Sarasota Pickleball<br />

Organization, LLC<br />


Season Preview, Part 2<br />

■ Arts Highlights, news<br />

and more<br />

■ Choral Artists<br />

■ Perlman Music Program<br />

■ Ukrainian Dancers<br />

■ Must See Art Exhibits


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contents<br />

Editor and Publisher<br />

Louise M. Bruderle<br />

Email: westcoastwoman@comcast.net<br />

Contributing Writer<br />

Carol Darling<br />

Contributing Photographer<br />

Evelyn England<br />

Art Director/Graphic Designer<br />

Kimberly Carmell<br />

Assistant to the Publisher<br />

Mimi Gato<br />

season highlights<br />

We’ve got even more events we think<br />

you’ll find interesting or unique from Artist<br />

Series, La Musica, Key Chorale, Venice<br />

Theatre, ArtCenter Manatee, Sarasota<br />

Opera and lots more.<br />

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season preview<br />

Here’s a look at Choral Artists of<br />

Sarasota’s <strong>2022</strong>-2023 Season -<br />

their 44th entitled “United in Song”<br />

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Here are our columns:<br />

n Out & About: includes<br />

fundraisers, concerts, art exhibits,<br />

lectures, dance, poetry, shows &<br />

performances, theatre, film,<br />

seasonal events and more.<br />

n You’re News: job announcements,<br />

appointments and promotions,<br />

board news, business news and<br />

real estate news.<br />


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/<br />

WCWmedia<br />

season preview<br />

The Perlman Music Program<br />

Suncoast Presents “An Evening<br />

with Violinist Randall Goosby” with<br />

pianist Zhu Wang on Dec. 8.<br />

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email:<br />

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website:<br />

www.westcoastwoman.com<br />

also in this issue<br />

Just what is pickleball and why is<br />

it so popular? Fun, friendly and a<br />

decent workout<br />

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west coast<br />

WOMAN<br />

departments<br />

4 editor’s letter<br />

7 Out & About: listings for things to do<br />

9 healthier you: how to quit tobacco<br />

11 happening this month: Kolo: The<br />

Dance Show from Ukraine<br />

13 healthier you: Sunshine from Darkness<br />

14 feature: the pickleball craze —<br />

what’s it all about?<br />

16 west coast woman: Terry Ryan<br />

18 season preview: Season Highlights<br />

21 season preview: Perlman Suncoast<br />

23 season preview: Choral Artists<br />

24 season preview: ArtCenter Sarasota<br />

25 What is Craniosacral Therapy?<br />

26 season preview: Major exhibits to see<br />

30 dining in: Just don’t tell them it’s vegan<br />

■ on the cover: West Coast Woman Terry Ryan.<br />

■ Photo by Evelyn England<br />

<strong>DECEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong> WEST COAST WOMAN 3

just some<br />

thoughts<br />

Louise Bruderle<br />

Editor and Publisher<br />

West Coast Woman Terry Ryan<br />

Terry Ryan<br />

Photo by Evelyn England<br />

I’ll say up front, I’m a tennis person - been<br />

playing since high school and always felt it<br />

was “my” game - meaning it fit me well athletically<br />

and was enjoyable. But I was curious<br />

and all those articles about the sport made<br />

me say, hey, let’s check it out. It is also near<br />

impossible to find a tennis buddy and a court,<br />

most of them have been repurposed as, you<br />

guessed it, pickleball courts.<br />

So with all this in mind, I went to CoreSRQ<br />

(the former YMCA) where I’ve had a membership<br />

since I first arrived in Sarasota back<br />

in the eighties. They have a really nice, large<br />

and bright auditorium-like room where all<br />

the exercise classes are and where pickleball takes place.<br />

Right away I felt tremendous positive energy and saw some matches<br />

going on - men and women. But I immediately have to add, they were<br />

serious about their game, but smiling and congratulating each other<br />

between points.<br />

The pickleball leader of the group is Terry Ryan and she’s our WCW<br />

this month. Terry does it all - organize locations and schedules, coach,<br />

compete and keep everyone’e spirits running high and enjoying the<br />

game of pickleball - the fastest growing sport in U.S.<br />

Venice Theatre Update<br />

Venice Theatre isn't letting Hurricane Ian stop them from getting back<br />

on the stage. While their main theater was completely destroyed, they<br />

are constructing a temporary stage at their education building. And<br />

they’re putting on The Christmas Carol in December!<br />

“There were about 15 minutes that day looking at the building the<br />

day after the<br />

storm where we<br />

were all kind of<br />

numb, and then<br />

within just a<br />

few minutes, we<br />

started making<br />

plans and saying<br />

here’s what’s<br />

next. Here’s<br />

what we can<br />

do," said Murray<br />

Chase, the Producing<br />

Executive<br />

Director at<br />

Venice Theatre.<br />

“A tremendous amount of work has gone into figuring out a way to<br />

present as many shows from our original <strong>2022</strong>-23 season as possible.<br />

Losing our main 432-seat theatre will not stop us from sharing these<br />

great stories with our community. We are excited that we can still present<br />

Up On the Roof, The Cemetery Club, Gypsy, Arabian Nights, Xanadu,<br />

The Silver Foxes, and Pinky's Players and we’ve changed a couple of<br />

titles,” says Chase.<br />

Coming up, A Christmas Carol runs December 2-19. While their mainstage<br />

Jervey Theatre is undergoing major repairs, the show will be performed<br />

on the temporary stage in the Raymond Center directly behind<br />

their main building. Tickets: https://venicetheatre.org/tickets/.<br />

December Season Preview<br />

We need the arts now more than ever - a hurricane, a near hurricane, a<br />

difficult economy and acrimony in many places in our lives - all can be<br />

soothed through the arts whether it’s a musical at the Van Wezel, a play<br />

at one of the many theaters in our area or viewing art at a museum. And<br />

there’s no shortage of events, venues or artforms to choose from - choral<br />

music, classical music, drama, musicals, comedy, classical ballet or contemporary<br />

dance, classes of all types as well as informative lectures - and<br />

so much more.<br />

And somehow we managed to squeeze in tons of events in over 10 pages<br />

in this issue - from calendars to features. Enjoy!<br />

Comings and Goings<br />

Our WCW from a few months ago, the amazing Luz<br />

Corcuera has announced she will be stepping down as<br />

the executive director of UnidosNow at the end of <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Luz wants to devote her full attention to her family.<br />

Kelly Kirschner, UnidosNow’s co-founder and current<br />

board chair, describes Corcuera as a transformational<br />

leader. “Luz has ushered in an era of remarkable growth<br />

for the organization,” he says. “It’s rare to find a leader<br />

with vision, integrity and the ability to inspire others.<br />

Leaders who combine all of these qualities, as Luz does,<br />

are unicorns. Luz poured her talent, love, and passion<br />

into UnidosNow and made a significant impact on the<br />

region. It is with good reason, as a result, that Luz has<br />

Luz Corcuera<br />

been recognized nationally for her work. She will be deeply missed by all<br />

of us, particularly by the families and students our organization serves.”<br />

During her seven-year tenure at UnidosNow Luz strengthened and<br />

expanded UnidosNow’s educational programs designed to put predominantly<br />

low-income, first-generation Latinx students on a path to<br />

a post-secondary education. Corcuera’ s transformation of these programs<br />

has empowered more than 3,000 high school graduates to build<br />

a post-secondary path, securing over $14 million in scholarships and<br />

grants, the great bulk of dollars coming from outside the southwest Florida<br />

region to support these local students.<br />

Additionally, Corcuera expanded the reach of the organization,<br />

launching new intergenerational programs including the Future Leaders<br />

Academy for Girls (FLAG) for elementary students, Future Leaders Academy<br />

for Middle Schoolers (FLAM), and the Parenting Leadership program.<br />

During the pandemic, Luz led the organization in establishing key partnerships<br />

to provide emergency assistance, health education/vaccine and<br />

treatment access to hundreds of Hispanic families in the region.<br />

“It has been an honor and a privilege to have joined the UnidosNow<br />

family,” says Luz. “I'm deeply grateful for a visionary board, a talented and<br />

passionate team, amazing community partners, and generous friends and<br />

donors who believe in our mission and life-transforming work. I have no<br />

doubt that UnidosNow will continue its success and impact in our region.”<br />

The board has selected Cintia Elenstar as the new executive director to<br />

start in January 2023. For more information, visit UnidosNow.org for more<br />

information. We wish you well, Luz, and thank you for all that you have<br />

done for our community.<br />

Also on the move is Susie Bowie. The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation’s<br />

Board of Directors has announced that Susie,<br />

currently Executive Director of the Manatee Community<br />

Foundation, will become its next CEO effective<br />

March 1, 2023. As previously announced, Carol Butera,<br />

the Foundation’s current CEO, will retire in April 2023.<br />

Board Chair and lead in the search effort, Barbara<br />

Zdravecky, noted “Susie’s demonstrated leadership in<br />

the local Foundation arena compliments the values<br />

of our founders, Bill and Marie Selby. The attributes<br />

of humility, collaboration, stewardship, innovation<br />

and social responsibility match well with her style and<br />

accomplishments.”<br />

Butera added that she has worked closely and collaboratively<br />

with Bowie for many years. She added “Bowie’s deep experi-<br />

Susie Bowie<br />

ence in working with our region’s nonprofits and developing grants and<br />

scholarship programs will be a huge asset for our Foundation.”<br />

“I have been privileged to spend the past 17 years in philanthropy<br />

at community foundations, immersed in the work of supporting donor<br />

aspirations, building strong nonprofits, and bringing people together to<br />

contribute their lived experiences to address the challenges of our time.<br />

For me, leading this work has been a function of recognizing the strength<br />

and leadership of others, understanding the gifts every community member<br />

brings to their rightful seat at the table, ” says Susie<br />

Bowie has served as Executive Director of the Manatee Community<br />

Foundation (MCF) since April 2016 where she has led all aspects of MCF<br />

under the direction of a board of directors.<br />

Photo by Karen Arango<br />

Louise Bruderle | Editor and Publisher |<br />

westcoastwoman@comcast.net<br />

We welcome your thoughts and comments on this column and on other columns and features in this issue.<br />

You can reach us at westcoastwoman@comcast.net. We’re on the web at www.WestCoastWoman.com.<br />

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out &about<br />

Holiday Events<br />

The Sarasota Ballet School in<br />

partnership with The Venice Symphony<br />

will present a new version of<br />

The Nutcracker December 9-10 at the<br />

Venice Performing Arts Center, One<br />

Indian Ave., Venice.<br />

The production will be performed<br />

by all sections of The Sarasota Ballet’s<br />

education programs; The Sarasota<br />

Ballet Studio Company, students<br />

from The Sarasota Ballet School, the<br />

Margaret Barbieri Conservatory, and<br />

Dance – The Next Generation. The<br />

ballet will be accompanied by the<br />

Venice Symphony orchestra playing<br />

Tchaikovsky’s score and led by Conductor<br />

Joseph Caulkins.<br />

The production will feature sets<br />

and costumes created by internationally<br />

renowned ballet designer Peter<br />

Farmer. Tickets are available at the<br />

VPAC Box Office and at veniceperformingartscenter.com.<br />

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Ring Sarasota is making music<br />

throughout the Gulf Coast. As the<br />

area’s premier handbell ensemble,<br />

these musicians offer a unique combination<br />

of entertainment, education,<br />

and community engagement.<br />

In December, they’ll be performing<br />

at Historic Spanish Point in<br />

Osprey. Enjoy holiday favorites, carriage<br />

rides, tasty treats, and much<br />

more throughout the weekend. Ring<br />

Sarasota will perform on December<br />

3 at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. and December<br />

4 at 1:30 p.m.<br />

On December 17 at 6 p.m. they’ll<br />

perform at Lights in Bloom: An<br />

Open-air Holiday Light Show at Selby<br />

Gardens in Sarasota. Lights in Bloom<br />

features more than two million lights<br />

illuminating the gardens and walkways.<br />

They’ll also be children’s arts<br />

and crafts, activities, and entertainment.<br />

Info: www.ringsarasota.org/.<br />

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Manatee Village Historical Park<br />

will host “An Old Florida Christmas.”<br />

Experience an old-fashioned<br />

Florida holiday celebration with vendors<br />

selling handmade goods, food,<br />

and offering free make and take seasonal<br />

crafts. The buildings of Manatee<br />

Village Historical Park will be<br />

dressed with splendid Victorian and<br />

Florida pioneer inspired décor. While<br />

on the museum grounds, explore<br />

landmarks like the “Old Cabbage<br />

Head” locomotive, Junior Junction<br />

playground, museum exhibits, and<br />

the Whistle Stop Gift Shop.<br />

The festival is on December 10,<br />

from 11 am to 4 pm at Manatee Village<br />

Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue<br />

East, (State Road 64), Bradenton. Free.<br />

For information call (941) 749-7165<br />

or visit www.manateevillage.org.<br />

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Special Events<br />

This year’s Sunshine From Darkness<br />

Inspiring Hope Dinner, themed<br />

“Shining a Light on Mental Illness,”<br />

will be held on Friday, January 13,<br />

2023 at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.<br />

Grammy and Tony Award-winning<br />

actress – and the original star<br />

of “Dreamgirls” – Jennifer Holliday<br />

will be the keynote speaker and will<br />

perform at the event. The gala will<br />

also feature dancing to the music of<br />

Quintessence, and a performance by<br />

the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe<br />

Young Artists Ensemble. During the<br />

festivities, the Lee and Bob Peterson<br />

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Joan and Bob Geyer of the Academy<br />

at Glengary.<br />

Proceeds will benefit Harvest House<br />

and Teen Court of Sarasota, and the<br />

mental health research funded by the<br />

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.<br />

For more information, contact<br />

Marlene Hauck (941-504-6717 or marlene@sunshinefromdarkness.org)<br />

or<br />

visit sunshinefromdarkness.org.<br />

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LuLus Lifelines invites you to join<br />

in a raw and honest group discussion<br />

about the challenges a woman faces in<br />

these times regarding relationships of<br />

all kinds. LuLusLifelines.com encourages<br />

women to share their voice on all<br />

the topics important to navigate this<br />

life with grace and healing.<br />

Join in for a short and sweet evening<br />

book reading, “LuLus Life A Testimony<br />

To Divine Intervention” and share<br />

your opinions. Champagne, sparkling<br />

water and munchies will be offered.<br />

Held on December 6, 4:30-6 p.m.<br />

at Osteostrong, 1702 Ringling Blvd.,<br />

December 15, 5:30-7 p.m. at Mindful<br />

Medicinals, 5483 Fruitville Rd.<br />

and Fem City group at Art Ovation on<br />

December 17 at noon. RSVP to LuLu<br />

at 941-914-6594.<br />

Artist Series<br />

Concerts of<br />

Sarasota<br />

Next up is in their Lunch & Listen<br />

Series: Vision Duo: Ariel Horowitz,<br />

violin and Britton-René Collins,<br />

marimba, on December 15 at the<br />

Sarasota Yacht Club this. Concert is at<br />

11 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:15 p.m.<br />

Double Feature: Blake Pouliot and<br />

Simone Porter, violins, with Hsin-I<br />

Huang, piano is on December 6 at<br />

the Sarasota Opera House. This program<br />

features two young artists. Blake<br />

Pouliot and Simone Porter who have<br />

electrified audiences worldwide with<br />

their virtuosity and musicality. Sparks<br />

will fly when they come together for an<br />

evening of duo magic, including works<br />

by Strauss, Beethoven, and Chausson.<br />

The 442s: Adam Maness, multi-instrumentalist/composer;<br />

Shawn<br />

Weil, violin; Michael Casimir, viola;<br />

Bjorn Ranheim, cello; Bob DeBoo,<br />

bass, will perform on December 13 at<br />

the Historic Asolo Theater.<br />

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Celebrate an Old Florida Christmas at Manatee Village Historical Park on Dec. 11<br />

Combining three members of the St.<br />

Louis Symphony Orchestra and two of<br />

the St. Louis region’s finest jazz musicians,<br />

The 442s are an acoustic quintet<br />

named for the modern standard tuning<br />

of 442 Hz. This ensemble blends virtuosic<br />

musicianship, group singing, and<br />

improvisation, and breaks down barriers<br />

between jazz, classical, folk, and pop<br />

music. They present a program of holiday<br />

favorites and original compositions.<br />

Dover Quartet: Joel Link, violin;<br />

Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van<br />

de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello,<br />

perform on January 10, 2023, at the<br />

Historic Asolo Theater. Named one of<br />

the greatest string quartets of the last<br />

100 years by BBC Music Magazine, the<br />

Grammy-nominated Dover Quartet<br />

has quickly become one of the most<br />

in-demand chamber ensembles in the<br />

world. Their performance includes<br />

works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.<br />

For more information, visit<br />

ArtistSeriesConcerts.org or call 941-<br />

306-1202.<br />

Meetings<br />

The Manatee Genealogical Society<br />

will host a hybrid meeting and<br />

program on December 6, 10 am to<br />

noon. The program speaker is Peggy<br />

Jude who will present “All About Your<br />

Name.” This program is a broad look<br />

at surnames. Topics covered include:<br />

the history of surnames, ways to learn<br />

more about yours, and those who<br />

share your name. Get tips on places<br />

to research your name, DNA options,<br />

and groups you can join.<br />

Jude has been conducting genealogical<br />

research for her family and<br />

clients for over 40 years and specializes<br />

and teaches in five areas of<br />

genealogical interest: DNA, Preserving<br />

Family History and Heirlooms,<br />

Genealogical Methods and<br />

Records, Genealogical Technology<br />

and Swedish Genealogy.<br />

Members of the public are welcome<br />

to attend. Meetings are held at<br />

the Manatee Central Library, Main<br />

Auditorium, located at 1301 Barcarrota<br />

Blvd West, Bradenton. Guests<br />

attending via Zoom must register at<br />

least one day in advance by emailing:<br />

info@mgsfl.org. For more information,<br />

visit mgsfl.org.<br />

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Choral Artists<br />

The Choral Artists of Sarasota<br />

present: Peace on Earth. The holidays<br />

will ring with traditional holiday<br />

carols resounding with themes<br />

of peace that are interspersed with<br />

“In Terra Pax,” a work of childlike<br />

serenity that is both intimate and<br />

universal by British composer Gerald<br />

Finzi. Guest artists: Danielle Talamantes,<br />

soprano, and Kerry Wilkerson,<br />

baritone. Held December 11, 7<br />

p.m., at Church of the Redeemer, 222<br />

S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota.<br />

To purchase tickets, visit www.<br />

ChoralArtistsSarasota.org or call<br />

941-387-4900.<br />

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The Sarasota<br />

Orchestra<br />

Masterworks: Luminous Colors<br />

is on December 2-4 at the Van Wezel<br />

with Lina González-Granados, conductor,<br />

Bomsori Kim, violin. Performing<br />

Nina Shekhar – Lumina; Bruch<br />

– Violin Concerto No. 1 and Dvo˘rák –<br />

Symphony No. 7.<br />

• January 5, 6, 7, 8: Mahler: View<br />

of Heaven – James Ehnes, violin<br />

| Laquita Mitchell, soprano performing<br />

Sibelius – Violin Concerto;<br />

Mahler – Symphony No. 4.<br />

• Great Escapes: December 7-11<br />

Great Escapes: Seasonal Gifts is<br />

on in Holley Hall with Steven Jarvi,<br />

conductor<br />

• The Discoveries: Discoveries<br />

performances will take place at the<br />

Sarasota Opera House.<br />

• December 21: The French Influencers<br />

–Sarah Ioannides, conductor.<br />

They’re performing Farrenc – Overture<br />

No. 1, Liszt – “Pastoral Music at<br />

the Manger” from Christus and Bizet<br />

– Symphony in C Major.<br />

For information, visit www.SarasotaOrchestra.org.<br />

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At The Hermitage<br />

On December 9 on the Hermitage<br />

Great Lawn: “Angélica Negron:<br />

Playing a Plant.” Hermitage Greenfield<br />

Prize Winner Angélica Negrón is<br />

inspired by nature and the music all<br />

around her.<br />

Her wide-ranging performance and<br />

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compositional practice extends beyond<br />

the traditional repertoire to include<br />

unconventional instruments such as<br />

plants and found objects, often layering<br />

in vocals and other electronics.<br />

On December 15 on the Hermitage<br />

Beach: ”Notes: On Writing and Music”<br />

with Hermitage Fellows Chigozie<br />

Obioma and Levy Lorenzo. These<br />

two artists both bring an international<br />

perspective and the program<br />

spans literature and music. Nigerian-born<br />

Chigozie Obioma, whose two<br />

novels The Fisherman and An Orchestra<br />

of Minorities were both shortlisted<br />

for the Booker Prize in Fiction, reads<br />

selections of his work and discusses<br />

his creative process. He is joined by<br />

Filipino-American musician, instrument<br />

designer, and returning Hermitage<br />

Fellow Levy Lorenzo.<br />

Hermitage Artist Retreat, 6630<br />

Manasota Key Road, Englewood. Register<br />

at: HermitageArtistRetreat.org<br />

Venice Symphony<br />

A Holiday Season Spectacular<br />

runs December 16-17. The concert<br />

includes classic carols, music<br />

from the films such as A Nightmare<br />

Before Christmas and How the<br />

Grinch Stole Christmas and timeless<br />

works from The Nutcracker<br />

Suite and Babes in Toyland. They’re<br />

joined by Sarasota’s Key Chorale for a<br />

traditional sing-a-long.<br />

• Night at the Museum is on January<br />

6-7, 2023. The Venice Symphony will<br />

transport you to your favorite museum<br />

with music from Indiana Jones and the<br />

Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Mummy,<br />

Night at the Museum and The Da Vinci<br />

Code. Concertmaster Marcus Ratzenboeck<br />

dazzles with his violin solo on<br />

Camille Saint Saens’ Danse Macabre.<br />

Then music and art meet in fashion in<br />

Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an<br />

Exhibition, orchestrated by Maurice<br />

Ravel and performed by The Venice<br />

Symphony at full strength.<br />

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Galleries<br />

Art Uptown Gallery will exhibit<br />

“Joan Libby Hawk’s Ceramics/On<br />

& Off the Wall.” Hawk exploits clay’s<br />

shape-shifting nature and technical<br />

versatility to reveal inventive<br />

contemporary forms with plenty of<br />

attitude. Whether viewed on a pedestal<br />

or wall, the artmaker treats each<br />

piece as a distinct named individual,<br />

melding her palette of studio-mixed<br />

personal glazes to vessels and sculpture.<br />

Runs through December 30.<br />

Art Uptown Gallery: 1367 Main Street<br />

gallery. Info: www.artuptown.com.<br />

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Ringling College Galleries presents<br />

Lost Summer; a collection<br />

of landscape paintings created by<br />

Ringling College Alumna, Lee Mayer<br />

(Commercial Art 72’). For thousands<br />

of years, the human race has been<br />

hooked by landscape art whatever<br />

the medium, although it only become<br />

a recognized genre of art in the late<br />

15th century. As nineteenth century<br />

Swiss essayist, Henri Frederic Amiel,<br />

wrote, “Landscape is a state of mind”.<br />

In this collection of small and midscale<br />

paintings, Mayer explores the<br />

light, nature, harmony, and color of<br />

the natural beauty of Canadian summers.<br />

Runs to March 17, 2023.<br />

Ringling College of Art + Design,<br />

Patricia Thompson Gallery is located<br />

on the first floor of the Keating Center,<br />

2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.<br />

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out and about continued<br />

Art Center Sarasota has three solo<br />

exhibitions:<br />

“Alexandra Hammond” revolves<br />

around the artist’s “Quantum Blue”<br />

series of acrylic paintings. According<br />

to the artist, they invite the viewer to<br />

enter “a zone of pure possibility—a<br />

field of active emptiness from which<br />

all forms arise out of formlessness.”<br />

Runs December 8-January 21.<br />

They also have “Jason Hackenwerth”<br />

which reveals the painter’s latest<br />

body of work — abstract paintings,<br />

bursting with dynamic scenarios.<br />

According to the artist, they’re his<br />

way of working through his emotions<br />

under the constant bombardment of<br />

media and life drama.<br />

There’s also a juried show: “Black<br />

& White” which showcases monochromatic<br />

works created in a range<br />

of artistic mediums. Elana Rubinfeld,<br />

the founder of the New Art Agency<br />

and former director at Yossi Milo Gallery<br />

in NYC, will jury this exhibition.<br />

Opening reception for all exhibits:<br />

December 8, 6-8 p.m. Art Center<br />

Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.<br />

www.artsarasota.org.<br />

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Sarasota Orchestra’s Harmony<br />

Gallery has Jim Stewart. His exhibition<br />

is titled: Minor Passages.<br />

Stewart’s drawings and paintings are<br />

influenced by his career as a graphic<br />

designer. Fine arts and photographic<br />

experiences also inspire him to find a<br />

balance of impact and legibility with<br />

these abstractions: possibilities for<br />

describing nature. Stewart’s drawings<br />

are created using waterproof, lightfast<br />

India Inks. Runs to December 12.<br />

Claire Desjardins Exhibition,<br />

Living in Color, runs December<br />

16-January 23. Desjardins is an<br />

award-winning abstract painter based<br />

in Quebec and Sarasota. She exhibits<br />

her paintings in galleries across North<br />

America and her work can be found in<br />

both private and corporate collections<br />

worldwide. Desjardins’ paintings,<br />

though abstract, take their visual cues<br />

from forms, colors, textures and patterns<br />

in nature. Beyond the canvas,<br />

Claire’s art transforms commercial<br />

and residential interiors, urban exteriors,<br />

housewares, furniture, package<br />

design and women’s apparel. Her work<br />

has appeared in major motion pictures<br />

and popular television shows.<br />

The Harmony Gallery is at Beatrice<br />

Friedman Symphony Center at 709<br />

North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Exhibitions<br />

are free and open to the public.<br />

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ArtCenter Manatee has the 11th<br />

annual exhibit of the International<br />

Society of Scratchboard Artists<br />

(ISSA) in their galleries. The “drawings<br />

in reverse” will be on display<br />

through December 30 with an opening<br />

reception on December 1, 5-7 p.m.<br />

In 2021, artists from the USA, China,<br />

Canada and Australia were represented.<br />

ArtCenter Manatee, 209 9th Street<br />

West, Bradenton.<br />

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Elling Eide Center<br />

November 10 at 11am (free to<br />

attend in person or online via ZOOM)<br />

they have “The Meaning(s) of Birds<br />

on Spirit Jars (Hunping): The Religious<br />

Imagination of Second to<br />

Fourth Century Southeastern<br />

China” This lecture will discuss the<br />

more than 200 heavily decorated<br />

jars with five mouths that have been<br />

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excavated from<br />

tombs in Southeastern<br />

China.<br />

One of their<br />

most notable<br />

features is<br />

that they are<br />

adorned with<br />

figurines of<br />

many birds. Although<br />

several<br />

analysts believe<br />

the birds represent<br />

the souls<br />

of the departed<br />

flying to the<br />

heavens, that<br />

does not explain<br />

why there<br />

are so many.<br />

This lecture<br />

will discuss<br />

these Spirit Jars<br />

and explain<br />

the presence<br />

of these birds<br />

in terms of the local legend that sparrows<br />

stole rice from Heaven and introduced<br />

its cultivation to humans. Birds<br />

thereby were seen as grain and fertility<br />

gods and thus emblems of good fortune<br />

for both the dead and the living.<br />

Tickets: www.eventbrite.com .<br />

Elling Eide Center, 8000 South Tamiami<br />

Trail, Sarasota.<br />

Perlman Music<br />

A evening with Randall Goosby is<br />

on December 8 at The Sarasota Opera<br />

House. It’s a rare special performance<br />

by internationally acclaimed violinist<br />

and PMP Alum, Randall Goosby and<br />

pianist Zhu Wang.<br />

The PMP Winter Residency returns<br />

once again in December. They are<br />

looking forward to seeing everyone in<br />

the tent at USF Sarasota-Manatee to<br />

watch and hear the new and returning<br />

“Littles” as they train with the esteemed<br />

faculty led by Itzhak Perlman.<br />

The PMP Winter Residency runs<br />

December 28-January 7 and offers<br />

unparalleled musical training for<br />

gifted students ages 12-18 who play<br />

the violin, viola, cello and bass. PMP’s<br />

world-class faculty, led by Itzhak Perlman,<br />

oversees a curriculum of solo,<br />

chamber music, and orchestral repertoire<br />

at the highest level. The public is<br />

invited to watch these orchestra and<br />

chorus rehearsals and works-in-progress<br />

recitals in a performance tent on<br />

the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus.<br />

• Tent Rehearsals, Works in Progress,<br />

and Recitals: December 29-January<br />

7 on the USF Sarasota-Manatee<br />

campus. Non-reserved seats are free to<br />

the public; reserved and VIP seats are<br />

also available. The Winter Residency’s<br />

daily schedule will be available at www.<br />

PerlmanSuncoast.org in November.<br />

• Celebration Concert: January 5<br />

at the Sarasota Opera House. Tickets:<br />

call Sarasota Opera House’s box office<br />

at 941-328-1300 or at www.sarasotaopera.org.<br />

• Celebration Gala is on January 5<br />

in the tent on the USF Sarasota-Manatee<br />

campus. The evening includes<br />

dinner and entertainment with PMP<br />

students, faculty and the Perlmans.<br />

Tickets are $250 and are available at<br />

www.PerlmanSuncoast.org.<br />

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The Chamber Orchestra of<br />

Sarasota has launched its sixth<br />

season featuring Baroque, Classical,<br />

Romantic, contemporary and<br />

popular music performed by a string<br />

orchestra under the direction of<br />

Music Director Robert Vodnoy.<br />

The season opens on December 1<br />

at 7:30 pm with Happy Holidays, featuring<br />

Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto”,<br />

Vaughan Williams’ “Five Variants of<br />

Dives and Lazarus”, Grieg’s “Holberg<br />

Suite”, Holcombe’s “Christmas Wishes,”<br />

and more. Soloists are Giuseppina<br />

Ciarla, harpist, and Scott Kluksdahl,<br />

cellist. The concert will be performed<br />

at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota,<br />

the orchestra’s first performance<br />

in this venue.<br />

The Chamber Orchestra of Sarasota<br />

will join forces with the Venice High<br />

School Orchestra, Christopher Riley,<br />

conductor, to present a free concert titled<br />

Making Music Together on January<br />

13, 2023 at the Venice Performing<br />

Arts Center.<br />

For information and to order tickets,<br />

visit chamberorchestrasarasota.<br />

org/ or call 219-928-8665.<br />

At The Ringling<br />

Running through February 12,<br />

2023, is Highlights from the Stanton<br />

B. and Nancy W. Kaplan Collection<br />

of Photography—a selection<br />

of works donated to The Ringling in<br />

2019, includes over 1000 photographic<br />

objects and images, representing<br />

some of the most important photo-based<br />

artists of the nineteenth and<br />

twentieth centuries.<br />

The Kaplan Collection includes<br />

works by Berenice Abbott, Manuel<br />

Álvarez Bravo, Eugène Atget, Ruth<br />

Bernhard, Margaret Bourke-White,<br />

Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lewis<br />

W. Hine, André Kertész, Robert<br />

Mapplethorpe, Edward Weston, and<br />

James Van Der Zee to name but a few.<br />

The John and Mable Ringling<br />

Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Rd.,<br />

Sarasota. Info: www.ringling.org.<br />

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Theatre<br />

Sarasota Players has Miracle On<br />

34th Street, A Live Musical Radio<br />

Play, running through December<br />

11. Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio<br />

BroadcastWhen a department store<br />

Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle,<br />

his case gets taken all the way to the<br />

Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief<br />

makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’<br />

With live Foley effects and a score of<br />

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holiday carols,<br />

Miracle on<br />

34th Street is a<br />

beloved musical<br />

radio version<br />

of the classic<br />

film that<br />

will melt even<br />

the most cynical<br />

of hearts.<br />

Held at Studio<br />

1130, The<br />

Crossings at<br />

Siesta Key, 3501<br />

S. Tamiami<br />

Trail, Sarasota.<br />

Visit www.theplayers.org.<br />

Manatee<br />

Performing<br />

Arts Center<br />

has The Music<br />

Man, December<br />

1-18. In<br />

River City, Illinois,<br />

the town was promised a marching<br />

band by a salesman named Harold<br />

Hill. What they don’t know is that he is<br />

a con man who has no understanding<br />

of music. He plans to skip town after<br />

receiving money to buy the instruments,<br />

but the plan doesn’t go exactly<br />

as he expected when he meets the<br />

town’s librarian, Marian. As he falls in<br />

love with her, and starts to see things<br />

differently, is it enough for him to<br />

change? Watch as in The Music Man we<br />

learn that Harold either becomes the<br />

biggest con of the town, or the man<br />

who brought music to it.<br />

Information: www.manateeperformingartscenter.com.<br />

On December 9 on the Hermitage Great Lawn: “Angélica Negron: Playing a<br />

Plant.” Hermitage Greenfield Prize Winner Negrón is inspired by nature and the music<br />

all around her.<br />

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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe<br />

During the holiday season—back by<br />

popular demand—WBTT presents<br />

Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity.”<br />

This production is a celebration of the<br />

Nativity story with gospel, blues, spiritual,<br />

and Christmas music, paired<br />

with the poetry of Langston Hughes<br />

and the creativity of WBTT. Children<br />

and adults alike will be enthralled<br />

by this high-energy, inspiring show.<br />

Jacobs will direct. Show runs through<br />

December 23.<br />

Call the Box Office at 941-366-1505<br />

or visit westcoastblacktheatre.org.<br />

Asolo Rep has Cabaret running<br />

through December 31. Willkommen<br />

to Kander and Ebb’s iconic CABARET,<br />

which transports us to 1939 Berlin and<br />

the dynamic and pleasure-filled Kit<br />

Kat Klub. As a dark shadow falls over<br />

the city and the power of the Third<br />

Reich begins to mount, the Klub’s<br />

performers and patrons must decide<br />

if they’ll wake up to the evil on their<br />

doorsteps or continue to escape to the<br />

alluring fantasy world of the cabaret.<br />

Since its debut in 1967, this classic<br />

musical has won countless awards,<br />

including the Tony Awards® for Best<br />

Musical, Best Score and Best Revival<br />

of a Musical. Packed with vibrant and<br />

beloved songs like “Willkommen,”<br />

“Maybe This Time,” “Money,” “Don’t<br />

Tell Mama” and “Cabaret.”<br />

Tickets: asolorep.org.<br />

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At Venice Theatre: A Christmas<br />

Carol. Venice Theatre is delighted to<br />

announce that its original musical<br />

version of A Christmas Carol will go<br />

on, despite major damage to the theatre’s<br />

main performance space. The<br />

21st annual Christmas Carol will be<br />

performed in The Raymond Center<br />

from December 2-19. Tickets: www.<br />

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venicetheatre.org.<br />

The Raymond Center is the new<br />

name for the former Hamilton Building<br />

which had most recently served as<br />

the temporary Venice Public Library.<br />

Situated on the north end of the theatre’s<br />

three-building campus at 140<br />

Tampa Ave. W., the building is slated<br />

to serve as the theatre’s Arts Education<br />

Center, but for now it will house a<br />

temporary 128-seat thrust theatre.<br />

Venice Theatre’s team is putting the<br />

final touches on a plan to use its other<br />

spaces on campus for presenting a<br />

variety of shows. The 90-seat Pinkerton<br />

Theatre on the west side of the<br />

main building is expected to be ready<br />

for use in January 2023.<br />

Community members are encouraged<br />

to donate to the theatre’s hurricane<br />

recovery at www.venicetheatre.<br />

org/donate.<br />

FST’s Mainstage Series has Something<br />

Rotten! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick<br />

and John O’Farrell; music and<br />

lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey<br />

Kirkpatrick. Runs through January 1,<br />

2023, in FST’s Gompertz Theatre.<br />

• What the Constitution Means to<br />

Me by Heidi Schreck runs December<br />

7 - February 26, 2023, in FST’s Keating<br />

Theatre.<br />

• The FST cabaret series has The<br />

‘70s: More Than a Decade by Rebecca<br />

Hopkins, Richard Hopkins and Sarah<br />

Durham. Musical arrangements by<br />

Jim Prosser. Runs through February<br />

12, 2023 in FST’s Court Cabaret<br />

An original Florida Studio Theatre<br />

musical revue<br />

• A Place in the Sun: A Tribute to<br />

Stevie Wonder by Jason Cannon,<br />

Richard Hopkins, and Sarah Durham.<br />

Runs through March 26, 2023<br />

in FST’s Goldstein Cabaret<br />

Visit www.floridastudiotheatre.org/<br />

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At The Van Wezel<br />

A sampling of upcoming shows:<br />

• Million Dollar Quartet Christmas<br />

on December 7<br />

• The Hip Hop Nutcracker on December<br />

10<br />

• Cirque Música: Holiday Wonderland<br />

on December 17<br />

• A Christmas Carol on December 18<br />

• Jim Brickman: A Very Merry Christmas<br />

on December 22<br />

• The Nutcracker presented by<br />

International Ballet of Florida on<br />

December 23<br />

Pre-show dining is available<br />

through Mattison’s at the Van Wezel<br />

which is located inside the theatre.<br />

Reservations can be made on Van-<br />

Wezel.org or through the box office.<br />

Information: www.VanWezel.org.<br />

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Concerts /<br />

Live Music<br />

WMNF presents “An Evening with<br />

Keller Williams” on December 9 at<br />

Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper<br />

Rd, Tampa. Unbeholden to conventionalism,<br />

Williams seamlessly crosses<br />

genre boundaries. The end product<br />

is music that encompasses rock,<br />

jazz, funk, and bluegrass, and always<br />

keeps the audience on their feet.<br />

Williams built his reputation initially<br />

on his engaging live performances, no<br />

two of which are ever alike. His stage<br />

shows are rooted around Williams<br />

singing his compositions and choice<br />

cover songs, while accompanying<br />

himself on acoustic guitar, bass, guitar<br />

synthesizer, and drum samples; a<br />

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technique called live phrase sampling<br />

or “looping”. The end result often leans<br />

toward a hybrid of alternative folk and<br />

groovy electronica, a genre he jokingly<br />

calls “acoustic dance music” or ADM.<br />

For information, call the station<br />

at 813-238-8001 or visit www.wmnf.<br />

org/wmnf.<br />

Lectures<br />

TOWN HALL’s 42nd season kicks<br />

off on January 17, 2023 with Maria<br />

Ressa. Maria is the co-founder, CEO,<br />

and executive editor of Rappler.com,<br />

an online news organization in the<br />

Philippines.<br />

Maria, one of TIME’S “Person of the<br />

Year” for 2018 and TIME’s “100 Most<br />

Influential People” in 2019, has been<br />

honored around the world for her courageous<br />

and bold work in fighting disinformation,<br />

fake news, and attempts<br />

to silence the free press.<br />

In 2021, she was awarded the Nobel<br />

Peace Prize for her work in exposing<br />

abuses of power and growing authoritarianism<br />

under the Philippine president.<br />

She is the first journalist, since 1935, to<br />

win the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts<br />

to safeguard freedom of expression.<br />

All lectures will be presented at Van<br />

Wezel. Morning lectures begin at 10:30<br />

a.m. and evening talks begin at 7:30<br />

p.m. Call 941-309-5100 to subscribe:<br />

www.rclassociation.org<br />

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Key Chorale<br />

On December 16 and 17 they have<br />

“A Holiday Season Spectacular”<br />

with the Venice Symphony. This<br />

festive concert includes classic carols,<br />

music from the films A Nightmare<br />

Before Christmas and How the Grinch<br />

Stole Christmas and timeless works<br />

from The Nutcracker Suite and Babes<br />

in Toyland.<br />

Information: keychorale.org.<br />

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Art Classes<br />

Registration is now open for<br />

Art Center Sarasota’s <strong>2022</strong>-2023<br />

adult education season, which runs<br />

through April and features more<br />

than 100 classes, workshops, and<br />

open studio sessions.<br />

Classes are offered Monday through<br />

Saturday and cover a rich diversity of<br />

topics, including painting, photography,<br />

sculpture, mixed-media, drawing,<br />

and pastel and taught by more<br />

than 25 esteemed art instructors.<br />

Course highlights include “Happy<br />

Accidents: Beginning Abstract Watercolor<br />

Florals,” “Freedom in Landscapes,”<br />

“Party Time Chix,” “Gelli<br />

Printing,” and a “Mindfulness Workshop<br />

Series.” To register and for more<br />

information, visit www.artsarasota.<br />

org or call 941-365-2032.<br />

Here’s a sample: January 6, 13, 20,<br />

27, February 3. Discover the whimsical<br />

world of papier-mâché with<br />

mixed-media artist Kathy Carrier as<br />

she hosts a five-week workshop exploring<br />

this creative medium with a fanciful<br />

twist. More than a hen party, the<br />

class starts with balloons and birthday<br />

hats and covers the entire process of<br />

creating a papier-mâché chicken.<br />

Information: www.artsarasota.org.<br />

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Art Around<br />

the State<br />

At The Baker Museum: Recent<br />

Acquisitions: 2019 – Present. The<br />

Baker Museum’s permanent collection<br />

has grown steadily over the past<br />

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two decades in both<br />

breadth and quality<br />

within the museum’s<br />

clearly defined scope,<br />

which encompasses<br />

American, Latin<br />

American and European<br />

art from the 1880s<br />

to the present day. This<br />

exhibition presents<br />

over 50 works that<br />

have been added to<br />

the permanent collection<br />

since 2019. Runs<br />

through January 8.<br />

The Baker Museum:<br />

https://artisnaples.<br />

org/baker-museum.<br />

Artis—Naples is at<br />

5833 Pelican Bay<br />

Blvd, Naples, FL.<br />

artisnaples.org<br />

At The Dali: Paul<br />

Éluard: Poetry, Politics,<br />

Love is on display<br />

through Jan. 8, 2023.<br />

Paul Éluard: Poetry,<br />

Politics, Love explores<br />

the world of one of the<br />

most celebrated and<br />

idealistic surrealist poets. Éluard, the<br />

ex-husband of Dalí’s wife Gala, helped<br />

found Surrealism, the French art movement<br />

whose poetry celebrated dreams,<br />

love and freedom. The exhibition presents<br />

selections of Éluard’s poetry in<br />

context with photographs and selected<br />

books, giving visitors a glimpse into the<br />

life of the man who became known as<br />

“the Poet of Freedom.”<br />

During his lifetime, Éluard published<br />

more than 70 books dedicated<br />

to two main themes: the rejection of<br />

tyranny and the search for happiness.<br />

The exhibition examines the poet’s<br />

beginnings, passionate relationships<br />

and important publications. In<br />

addition, the exhibition delves into<br />

Éluard’s connection to the origins of<br />

Surrealism and André Breton as well<br />

as his later communications with Pablo<br />

Picasso. Located on the first floor<br />

of the Museum, access to this community<br />

exhibition is free by reserving<br />

Ground Floor tickets at https://thedali.org/exhibits/current/<br />

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The Museum of Fine Arts has<br />

Multiple: Prince Twins Seven-Seven<br />

through January 15, 2023. This exhibition<br />

highlights the visionary work of<br />

Prince Twins Seven-Seven, who was<br />

the only surviving child out of seven<br />

pairs of twins born to his mother.<br />

Because of this, and the associated<br />

traditional religious beliefs of the<br />

Yorùbá people of Nigeria, he held that<br />

he possessed unique spiritual insight<br />

and power. His perceptions in turn<br />

had a profound impact on his artistic<br />

expression as a printmaker, painter,<br />

and sculptor. Blending abstracted<br />

images of the physical world and evocations<br />

of the spirit world, Prince Twins<br />

Seven-Seven created a unique, powerful,<br />

and international style that bridges<br />

traditional and contemporary arts.<br />

Multiple: Prince Twins Seven-Seven<br />

features 14 total pieces, including 10<br />

works on paper by Prince Twins Seven-Seven<br />

and four other Yorùbá works<br />

of art from the MFA’s collection. The<br />

MFA is at 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg.<br />

Visit https://mfastpete.org/<br />

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Classical Dance<br />

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Sunshine From Darkness<br />

Inspiring Hope Dinner<br />

will be on January 13,<br />

2023 at the Ritz-<br />

Carlton, Sarasota.<br />

Grammy and Tony<br />

Award-winning<br />

actress Jennifer<br />

Holliday will be<br />

the keynote<br />

speaker and<br />

will perform<br />

at the event.<br />

The Sarasota Ballet’s winter season<br />

begins at the Sarasota Opera<br />

House December 16-17 with Program<br />

3. Opening with the return of a<br />

Sarasota Ballet classic, Ashton’s Les<br />

Patineurs depicts a Victorian skating<br />

party that takes place on a frozen<br />

pond during a winter’s eve.<br />

Continuing on from his recent critically<br />

acclaimed World Premiere, A<br />

Comedy of Errors, Sir David Bintley<br />

returns to The Sarasota Ballet for the<br />

long-awaited premiere of The Spider’s<br />

Feast. Bintley’s original iteration of<br />

the ballet was created in 1997 for The<br />

Royal Ballet School’s Golden Jubilee<br />

celebrations; returning to the ballet<br />

over 20 years later, and complete with<br />

extravagant new designs by Dick Bird,<br />

Bintley aims to re-choreograph this<br />

entertaining and humorous work for<br />

The Sarasota Ballet. Set to the music of<br />

Albert Roussel’s 1913 “ballet-pantomine”<br />

Le Festin de l’araignée, audiences<br />

are whimsically transported to a bustling<br />

garden of wasps, caterpillars, and<br />

their fellow insectoids, while a menacing<br />

spider surreptitiously stalks its<br />

prey. www.sarasotaballet.org<br />

Selby Library<br />

On December 14, 6-7:30 p.m.:<br />

Steve Kramer Presents: Rachmaninoff<br />

String Quartet 6 p.m. The<br />

internationally acclaimed ensemble:<br />

‘Rachmaninoff String Quartet’ was<br />

established by award winning international<br />

concert cellist, music pedagogue<br />

and entertainer, Steve Kramer.<br />

Kramer is the award-winning recipient<br />

of the internationally prestigious<br />

Jacob Gade Foundation’s 36th Grand<br />

Prize. The prize supports an outstanding<br />

musician who possesses progressive<br />

and penetrating musicality and<br />

pizzazz and who desires to have a lifelong<br />

career as a major international<br />

artist and performer.<br />

Since receiving the award in 1998,<br />

Steve Kramer has collaborated with<br />

composers from all over the world. He<br />

has performed contemporary music<br />

by composers Jennifer Higdon, David<br />

Finko, Ben Steinberg, Nimrod Borenstein,<br />

Daniel Dorff, Sidney Grolnic,<br />

Eleonor Sigal, Andrea Clearfield,<br />

Cynthia Folio, Eugene Magalif, Victor<br />

Frost and Ib Nørholm, as well as compositions<br />

by Scandinavian composers<br />

and composers who lost their lives in<br />

World Wars I & II.<br />

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In addition, he was<br />

awarded the Talent<br />

Prize and Gold Medal<br />

at the national music<br />

competition, the Berlingske<br />

Music Competition,<br />

in Copenhagen,<br />

Denmark, and garnered<br />

an Artist Prize<br />

given by Pope John<br />

Paul II in Orvieto at the<br />

Orvieto Musica festival<br />

in Italy. Numerous<br />

Danish foundations,<br />

including the Jacob<br />

Gade Foundation,<br />

Augustinus Foundation,<br />

the Royal Danish<br />

family and English<br />

benefactors, generously<br />

subsidized Steve<br />

Kramer’s early education.<br />

Registration<br />

required. scgovlibrary.<br />

librarymarket.com/<br />

event/steve-kramer.<br />

Selby<br />

Gardens<br />

Marie Selby Botanical<br />

Gardens will host Seeing the<br />

Invisible at its Historic Spanish Point<br />

campus. The most ambitious and<br />

expansive show to date of contemporary<br />

artworks created with augmented-reality<br />

(AR) technology, the exhibition<br />

launched last year at 12 botanical<br />

gardens around the world. Selby<br />

Gardens is one of four inaugural sites<br />

that will continue to host the show for<br />

a second year, through September<br />

2023. Six new garden and museum<br />

sites will join the global exhibition in<br />

October.<br />

Seeing the Invisible features works<br />

by more than a dozen internationally<br />

acclaimed artists, including Ai Weiwei<br />

of China, El Anatsui of Ghana, Isaac<br />

Julien CBE RA of the United Kingdom,<br />

and Sarah Meyohas of the United<br />

States. At Selby Gardens’ Historic<br />

Spanish Point campus, the show’s 13<br />

AR works are installed in carefully curated<br />

locations throughout the 30-acre<br />

preserve. Visitors engage with the art<br />

through an app that can be downloaded<br />

to a smartphone or tablet.<br />

Seeing the Invisible is the first exhibition<br />

of its kind to be developed<br />

as a collaboration among botanical<br />

gardens around the world. The same<br />

commissioned artworks are placed in<br />

outdoor settings at the participating<br />

institutions, creating parallels and<br />

contrasts between them. The AR nature<br />

of the exhibition has allowed for<br />

the creation of expansive, immersive<br />

works that engage with existing features<br />

of the natural landscape, going<br />

beyond the limitations of what is possible<br />

with physical artworks.<br />

For more information visit www.<br />

selby.org.<br />

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UF/IFAS Extension<br />

Sarasota County<br />

On December 14, 9-10 a.m.:<br />

EcoWalk: Holiday Meditation in the<br />

Parks - Red Bug Slough. Join in for<br />

an exploration of finding peace within<br />

nature during the holiday season.<br />

They’ll draw upon many traditions<br />

and cultures for a non-denominational<br />

approach to connecting with<br />

ourselves and nature and get healthier<br />

along the way. Register at ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com.<br />

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meditation, focus, contemplation,<br />

reflection, or breath work to quiet the<br />

mind and center the body and spirit.<br />

Recent scientific research has shown<br />

that Shinrin yoku (a form of “forest<br />

bathing” practiced in Japan) decreases<br />

levels of cortisol - a stress hormone,<br />

lowers pulse rate and blood pressure,<br />

and decreases sympathetic nerve activity<br />

(our fight or flight response). Research<br />

also indicates being in nature<br />

increases brain alpha waves (relaxed<br />

awareness), improves concentration<br />

and problem-solving ability, improves<br />

self-esteem, and has immune system<br />

benefits that may decrease our risk for<br />

developing disease.<br />

No prior experience needed. Recommended<br />

to wear comfortable, loose<br />

clothing and bring water and a portable<br />

chair or blanket to sit upon as<br />

they’ll stop to sit along the trail<br />

For questions or information, call<br />

941-861-5000 or email sarasota@ifas.<br />

ufl.edu. du. Register: www.eventbrite.<br />

com/e/ecowalk.<br />

Contemporary<br />

Dance<br />

Sarasota Contemporary Dance is<br />

prioritizing diversity through collaboration<br />

with local musicians, reviving<br />

acclaimed SCD repertory, and presenting<br />

nationally acclaimed guest choreographers<br />

by bringing their never-before-seen<br />

original works to Sarasota.<br />

All performances will be held at the<br />

Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center<br />

for Performing Arts.<br />

Next up: SCD +enSRQ on December<br />

1-4. This season, SCD will<br />

collaborate with Samantha Bennett<br />

and George Nickson of enSRQ on a<br />

program exploring rhythms, dance,<br />

and song from around the world. SCD<br />

+ enSRQ also features scenic design<br />

by St. Petersburg-based multidisciplinary<br />

artist Sharon McCaman.<br />

For more information, visit www.<br />

sarasotacontemporarydance.org.<br />

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Save The Date<br />

The 25th Annual Thunder By The<br />

Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival has<br />

two two headline acts performing<br />

live on stage at next year’s Festival –<br />

38 Special (February 18) and Colt<br />

Ford (February 19. The iconic threeday<br />

Festival, organized by and benefitting<br />

Suncoast Charities for Children,<br />

is scheduled for February 17-19<br />

at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.<br />

Continuous live music will be featured<br />

throughout the weekend, and attendees<br />

are encouraged to bring lawn<br />

chairs and blankets for outdoor seating<br />

in front of the stage. Support acts include<br />

Nuthin Fancy (Lynyrd Skynyrd<br />

Tribute), H2H (AC/DC Tribute), Bobby<br />

Friss, Maiden Cane, Nobody’s Fool,<br />

and Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio.<br />

The Festival plans to feature over 100<br />

vendors, a 17-class bike show, a motorcycle<br />

stereo sound off competition,<br />

motorcycle freestyle demonstrations, a<br />

tented full bar area with seating, a “little<br />

riders” kid zone, a food court, “Thunder<br />

Alley” inside Robarts Arena and so<br />

much more. On February 19, a “United<br />

We Ride – America Strong” charity motorcycle<br />

ride will once again take place<br />

honoring veterans, active duty military,<br />

and first responders. The ride will begin<br />

at Adrenaline Harley-Davidson and end<br />

at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.<br />

For tickets, vendor information,<br />

sponsorship opportunities, and a<br />

complete listing of all Festival events<br />


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10 WEST COAST WOMAN <strong>DECEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong>

happening this month<br />

Join us for Listening to Women<br />

January 26-March 2, 2023<br />

Thursdays 1-2:30 pm<br />

Kolo: The Dance Show<br />

Celebrating<br />

The Artistic<br />

and Cultural<br />

Heritage of<br />

Ukraine<br />

“Listening to Women” is a sixsession<br />

series that features<br />

women whose innovations and<br />

accomplishments, locally and<br />

globally, are having an impact<br />

and influencing lives. Each week<br />

we will meet women who are<br />

driven by a cause and who have<br />

the passion and determination<br />

to have achieved outstanding<br />

success in a variety of fields.<br />

KOLO is a brand-new theatrical<br />

dance show and immersive<br />

visual experience<br />

celebrating the dance, visual<br />

and musical heritage of<br />

Ukrainian culture. KOLO will make its<br />

North American premiere at the Van<br />

Wezel on December 26.<br />

KOLO is the brainchild of award-winning,<br />

Ukrainian-bred competitive ballroom<br />

dancers and partners, Iaroslav<br />

and Liliia Bieliei, both natives of Kyiv,<br />

Ukraine, who now call Los Angeles<br />

home. Serving as executive producers<br />

of KOLO, Iaroslav and Liliia are well<br />

known in the dance sport community<br />

with over 25 years of experience. Both<br />

Liliia and Iaroslav are US National Champions,<br />

US Open Champions and World<br />

Show Dance Vice-Champions.<br />

Iaroslav began his dance career at<br />

six years of age and has been named<br />

Ukrainian National Champion, US National<br />

Professional Rising Stars Champion,<br />

as well as winner of the prestigious<br />

UK Open Championship in England.<br />

Liliia began her ballroom dance career<br />

at just four years old and has racked up<br />

prestigious awards including Ukrainian<br />

National Champion, European Championship<br />

finalist, famous International<br />

Championship winner in London, UK.<br />

Additionally, many of the day-today<br />

KOLO staff are based in Ukraine –<br />

bridging the connection between the<br />

world, a country amid turmoil. “We are<br />

deeply honored to present the KOLO<br />

Dance Show to the world,” shares Iaroslav<br />

and Liliia Bieliei. “The upcoming North<br />

American Tour has been our dream ever<br />

since we began to dance in our home<br />

country of Ukraine. Ballroom dancing is<br />

such a beautiful form of Art and we have<br />

produced this performance to showcase<br />

the artform, the music and the extraordinary<br />

visuals that truly have never<br />

been presented. This show will allow<br />

audiences not only to be immersed in a<br />

once in a lifetime experience into our rich<br />

and diverse culture, but also witness the<br />

Ukrainian pursuit of freedom in the cycle<br />

of modern history.”<br />

Executive Producers<br />

Liliia and Iaroslav Bieliei<br />

KOLO is a collaboration celebrating<br />

the arts and culture of Ukraine during<br />

one of the most crucial and determining<br />

moments in history.<br />

The American people have commiserated<br />

with the Ukrainian people and<br />

from that, a bond between the countries<br />

has formed. Bringing KOLO to the United<br />

States will deepen that connection,<br />

allowing the Ukrainian story to be told<br />

through music and dance.<br />

Featuring U.S. and World Professional<br />

Theatre Arts and Ballroom Champions,<br />

KOLO brings a message of strength,<br />

courage, unity, and the journey to freedom<br />

representative of the Ukrainian<br />

people to highlight to the world.<br />

Performed to contemporary settings<br />

of authentic music and celebrating<br />

the rich musical heritage of<br />

Ukraine. KOLO strives to share the true<br />

meaning of the Ukrainian spirit.<br />

KOLO will also perform at the Mahaffey<br />

Theater in St. Petersburg on December<br />

29. In 2023, KOLO will continue its<br />

multi-city tour in the U.S. with stops at Los<br />

Angeles, New York, Dallas, Houston, Las<br />

Vegas, and several other cities to be announced.<br />

For tickets and information, visit www.<br />

koloshow.com.<br />

For information or to register, call 941-309-5111 or visit<br />

www.OLLIAtRinglingCollege.org<br />

Listening to Women six-session series fees:<br />

Gold Member: $81; Silver Member and General Admission: $90<br />

Registration opens Tuesday, Nov. 29<br />

January 26: “Optics of<br />

Storytelling When Told by<br />

Women Journalists<br />

of Color” with Renée James<br />

Gilmore and Mercedes Soler<br />

February 2: “Cracking the<br />

Code: Robotics, Programming<br />

& Loving I.T.” with Neirda<br />

Thompson-Pemberton,<br />

Deshjuana Bagley, and Jane<br />

February 9: “When Vision Meets<br />

Reality: Strength, Leadership,<br />

Tenacity” with Sandra Frank,<br />

Jennifer Rominiecki, Virginia<br />

Shearer, and Felice Schulaner<br />

OLLI is located at Sarasota Art Museum<br />

on the Ringling College Museum Campus<br />

]1001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota<br />

941-309-5111<br />

OLLIatRinglingCollege.org<br />

February 16: “Confronting the<br />

Issues of the Day: The Art of<br />

Patricia Anderson Turner”<br />

with Patricia Anderson Turner<br />

and Nanette Crist<br />

February 23: “From Adversity to<br />

Advocacy: Changing the Mental<br />

Health Landscape” with Carrie<br />

Seidman, Erika Quartermaine,<br />

Helen Neal, and Sarah Miller<br />

March 2: “From Coal Miner’s<br />

Daughter to the Boardroom”<br />

with Michele J. Hooper<br />

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Sunshine From Darkness:<br />

Shining a Light on<br />

Mental Illness<br />

<strong>DECEMBER</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong> 7:30 PM THE SARASOTA OPERA HOUSE<br />

Violinist Randall Goosby, an alum of The Perlman Music Program, is<br />

acclaimed world-wide for the sensitivity and intensity of his<br />

musicianship alongside his determination to make music more<br />

inclusive and accessible. Don’t miss this special performance when<br />

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December 29, <strong>2022</strong> - January 7, 2023 USF Sarasota Manatee<br />


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January 5, 2023 The Tent at USF Sarasota Manatee<br />



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ccording to the Sarasota<br />

County Mental Health<br />

Needs Assessment Task<br />

Force, the behavioral<br />

health system in Sarasota<br />

County is in danger of becoming a<br />

system in crisis unless steps are taken<br />

soon to shore up the system.<br />

Indeed, Florida currently ranks 49th in<br />

the nation for access to mental health care,<br />

according to Mental Health America. This<br />

ranking is based on nine measures, ranging<br />

from adults and youth who did not get<br />

treatment, to those who are uninsured or<br />

unable to afford care, to the availability of<br />

and access to mental health workers.<br />

As noted in recent studies:<br />

• In the U.S., of the 8.9 million young<br />

adults who reported having a mental<br />

illness in 2018, more than two in five<br />

went untreated.<br />

• And, of the 5.1 million with a substance<br />

use disorder, nearly nine in 10<br />

did not get treatment.<br />

• Sarasota County has far fewer mental<br />

health providers than other top-performing<br />

counties nationally, with one<br />

provider for every 570 residents, compared<br />

to one for every 270 nationally.<br />

• The rate of opioid overdoses in Sarasota<br />

is among the highest in the state.<br />

According to Andrea Blanch, Ph.D.,<br />

consultant, Here4Youth, “The Sarasota<br />

mental health system is blessed<br />

with some really exceptional providers<br />

and leaders. However, decades of under-funding<br />

have left major gaps<br />

that make it hard to maximize<br />

outcomes. Recent efforts to address<br />

these gaps and to focus<br />

on systemic issues are a major<br />

step in the right direction,” she<br />

said. “Sunshine From Darkness<br />

is raising public awareness that<br />

mental health issues do not just<br />

affect a small minority of people<br />

- they impact every person and every<br />

business and every institution in<br />

the county.”<br />

Mental health disorders - disorders that<br />

affect your mood, thinking and behavior<br />

– include depression, anxiety disorders,<br />

schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive<br />

behaviors, among many others.<br />

Those suffering with mental health<br />

issues range from young children to the<br />

elderly. No one is immune. Last year,<br />

31.6 percent of adults in Florida reported<br />

symptoms of either anxiety or depressive<br />

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<strong>DECEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong> WEST COAST WOMAN 13

feature<br />

Fun, friendly<br />

and a decent workout<br />

Pickleball is going strong in Sarasota<br />

Pickleball is<br />

everywhere<br />

it seems and<br />

has become<br />

very popular<br />

as a way to get<br />

some exercise that won’t<br />

blow out your joints (depending<br />

on how you<br />

play, of course). The rules<br />

are simple and the game<br />

is easy for beginners to<br />

learn, but can develop<br />

into a quick, fast-paced,<br />

competitive game for experienced<br />

players.<br />

The basics: it’s a fun sport<br />

that combines many elements<br />

of tennis, badminton<br />

and ping-pong.<br />

It’s played both indoors<br />

or outdoors on a badminton-sized<br />

court and<br />

a slightly modified tennis<br />

net.<br />

Equipment needed?<br />

A paddle and a plastic<br />

ball with holes. It can be<br />

played as doubles or singles,<br />

can be enjoyed by all<br />

ages and skill levels and no, it isn’t that game<br />

you played on the beach with the round paddles<br />

and plastic ball.<br />

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge<br />

Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle,<br />

Washington. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill<br />

Bell, and Barney McCallum — whose kids<br />

were bored with their usual summertime activities<br />

— are credited for creating game. In<br />

<strong>2022</strong>, pickleball was adopted as the official<br />

state sport of Washington.<br />

Pickleball has evolved from original handmade<br />

equipment and simple rules into a<br />

popular sport throughout the US and Canada.<br />

The game is growing internationally as<br />

well, with many European and Asian countries<br />

adding courts.<br />

Everyone and their mother seems to be playing<br />

(wait, isn’t that your mom on the court?). There<br />

are some 4.8 million pickleball players, or “picklers,”<br />

in the United States, according to a <strong>2022</strong> report from<br />

the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. Pickleball<br />

grew nearly 40 percent between 2019 and 2021, making<br />

it America’s fastest-growing sport.<br />

The sport has trended older in the past — half of all<br />

serious pickleball players (those who play eight or<br />

more times a year) in 2021 were 55 and older, according<br />

to USA Pickleball. But the vast majority of casual<br />

players are under 55, and the fastest-growing segment<br />

of all pickleball players are under 24. So don’t<br />

go thinking this is “your parents’ thing.”<br />

Shown are this month’s WCW, Terry Ryan (center and in front of the net) and some of her many players<br />

at Sarasota’s CoreSRQ. Do they look like they’re having fun or what?<br />

IMAGE: Evelyn England<br />

Growing interest in the sport is attributed to a number<br />

of factors including a short learning curve, appeal<br />

to a wide range of ages and fitness levels, and<br />

low startup costs. There are now thousands of pickleball<br />

tournaments throughout the US, including<br />

the US National Championships and the U.S. Open<br />

Tournament, along with two professional tours and<br />

one professional league.<br />

Besides being easier to learn than tennis, pickleball<br />

is also slower paced and there’s less ground to cover;<br />

you could almost fit four pickleball courts onto one<br />

tennis court, and most picklers play doubles.<br />

Pickleball involves two players (singles), or four players<br />

(doubles) who hit a perforated hollow polymer<br />

ball over a 36-inch-high net using solid faced paddles.<br />

The two sides hit the ball back and forth over<br />

the net until one side commits a rule infraction.<br />

The appearance of a pickleball court, and the manner<br />

of play, resemble tennis, but the court is the size of a<br />

doubles badminton court, less than a third the size<br />

of a tennis court. Court lines and rules are specific<br />

to pickleball and include<br />

two 7-foot-areas on either<br />

side of the net known<br />

as the non-volley zones,<br />

where the ball cannot be<br />

hit with the paddle unless<br />

the ball bounces first.<br />

All serves are made with<br />

an underhand stroke, so<br />

don’t get any ideas about<br />

serving like Nadal.<br />

That’s the overview of the<br />

sport and the local scene<br />

is hot with lots of opportunities<br />

to play. Our West<br />

Coast Woman this month<br />

runs Sarasota Pickleball,<br />

LLC. Her name is Terry<br />

Ryan and she sends out a<br />

weekly schedule with updates,<br />

so to know about<br />

availability, sign up at her<br />

website https://sarasotapickleball.com/home/.<br />

Terry now has more than<br />

1000 subscribers to her<br />

conversational and informative<br />

newsletter that offers<br />

tips on playing as well<br />

as where to find a place<br />

to play. You can play beginner, intermediate<br />

or advanced or just come by and sample it -<br />

they’re a friendly bunch, happy to offer tips<br />

and show you the ropes.<br />

Terry, who is an accomplished player, explains<br />

why she enjoys pickleball, “The wonderful<br />

fellow players, the drop-in play, the fun<br />

of starting your day off with a great sport, the<br />

ability to meet new people and to make new<br />

friends, and a fantastic way to get some exercise.<br />

Plus, I can go anywhere and look up on<br />


pick up a game of pickleball with strangers.<br />

What other sport can you do that? None that<br />

I can think of.” Indeed, a visit to Core SRQ on<br />

Bahia Vista (the former Sarasota Y) shows a<br />

group of men and women playing hard, but<br />

also having lots of fun. That’s also Terry’s vision<br />

- keep it fun.<br />

A sign of the game’s popularity can be seen in the<br />

fact that Sarasota County has seven air-conditioned,<br />

recreational facilities that offer a wide variety of play<br />

times. For outdoor play, there are currently 54-lined<br />

pickleball courts available on a first-come, first-serve<br />

basis year-round. You could never say that about<br />

tennis courts, past or present.<br />

Finally, with the holidays upon us, ask Santa for a<br />

pickleball set and in January, resolve to get in shape<br />

trying this sport - oh yeah, and you’ll also add more<br />

fun to your life.<br />

STORY: Louise Bruderle<br />

with information from USA Pickleball<br />

(https://usapickleball.org/what-is-pickleball).<br />

For more information visit Terry’s site:<br />

https://sarasotapickleball.com/home/<br />

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TERRY<br />

RYAN She<br />

and her enthusiastic<br />

“picklers” are enjoying the<br />

fastest growing sport in the U.S.<br />

today: Pickleball. Terry knows<br />

the game very well and is a USA<br />

Ambassador of pickleball<br />

through the USA Pickleball<br />

Association and is a<br />

certified PPR instructor.<br />

Locally, she keeps<br />

picklers informed,<br />

organized and always<br />

having fun.<br />

16 WEST COAST WOMAN <strong>DECEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong>

My notes<br />

had her as<br />

“pickleball<br />

Terry” for<br />

the longest time because it was the name<br />

I always saw on the Sarasota Pickleball<br />

website (https://sarasotapickleball.<br />

com/home/). But of course she has a<br />

last name and it’s on her informative<br />

and chatty e-blasts that are all about the<br />

sport known as pickleball.<br />

Pickleball is the uber popular sport<br />

with the paddles and wiffle ball that you<br />

play on a shrunken tennis court and everyone<br />

says it can be tougher than tennis<br />

while offering a super workout.<br />

And, great fun. Don’t forget the fun I’m<br />

told as I walk on the edges of the pickleball<br />

playing area inside CoreSRQ on<br />

Bahia Vista Street in Sarasota. Men and<br />

women, let’s say over 40, are on the court<br />

mostly playing mixed doubles and oblivious<br />

to anything but the game.<br />

The center of the Sarasota pickleball<br />

universe is Terry Ryan, CEO and Founder<br />

of Sarasota Pickleball Organization, LLC.<br />

She’s the energy behind the organization<br />

which means keeping members informed<br />

about court availability and tips<br />

to improve your game delivered with a<br />

sprinkle of humor to keep things light.<br />

Terry knows the game very well and is<br />

a USA Ambassador of pickleball through<br />

USAPA (USA Pickleball Association) and<br />

is a certified PPR instructor. She also give<br />

clinics and host tournaments.<br />

There’s debate about how much of a<br />

workout pickleball is - but then, there are<br />

always people who question the merits<br />

of things, it seems. One thing I found<br />

by chatting with Terry and some of the<br />

women awaiting their next game, is that<br />

the social aspect of the sport is amazing.<br />

One after another told me how much it<br />

meant to them - the camaraderie, the<br />

socializing and yeah, that great feeling<br />

when you smack that ball right down<br />

the middle or deep in the corner for that<br />

awesome killer shot.<br />

There are 4.8 million pickleball players,<br />

or “picklers,” in the United States,<br />

according to a <strong>2022</strong> report from the<br />

Sports & Fitness Industry Association.<br />

Pickleball, often described as a combination<br />

of tennis, Ping-Pong and badminton,<br />

grew nearly 40 percent between 2019 and<br />

2021, making it America’s fastest-growing<br />

sport.<br />

Terry kind of fell in to the game. “I was<br />

at the [then] YMCA and out of the corner<br />

of my eye were a group of seniors playing<br />

a game with paddles and a whiffle ball,<br />

and they all had smiles on their faces. I<br />

went over to check it out and was handed<br />

a paddle and started to play. Haven’t<br />

stopped since. That was around four<br />

years ago. I caught the fever, the pickleball<br />

fever. It took me awhile to figure out<br />

all the rules…I was just thrilled that I was<br />

able to get up to hit the ball over the net.<br />

But, I persisted.”<br />

That persistence paid off and now<br />

games are played at dozens of locations<br />

in Sarasota County and she knows every<br />

one of them. Terry is from Lake George,<br />

New York, and for a time, she worked in<br />

New York City. “My previous career of<br />

working for an investment group located<br />

on 57th Ave. in Manhattan is what honed<br />

my marketing and teaching skills,” she<br />

says. And she is a good teacher — patient<br />

and knowledgeable, a bit tough (she says)<br />

but no yelling.<br />

Terry took over from a volunteer who<br />

was the de facto leader at the time. “She<br />

wanted to give it up and I stepped in. I<br />

was going to sophisticate the system with<br />

signup forms and blogs so I needed a domain<br />

name. SarasotaPickleball.com was<br />

available. Since then, there have been<br />

other Sarasota somethings showing up,<br />

but I am the original. Officially Sarasota<br />

Pickleball Organization LLC.”<br />

Taking in the job, she found there<br />

were lots of places to play, “but it was a<br />

bit confusing- where and what level” so<br />

she organized things. She once called for<br />

information on a place and was told to<br />

“Call Terry, “ she says with a laugh.<br />

Terry gives clinics and competes in<br />

tournaments. She has her own Youtube<br />

channel, Instagram page, blog and<br />

TikTok account that are informative, but<br />

again, fun. People started to ask where to<br />

get paddles so she became a dealer.<br />

As for the sport of pickleball, people<br />

tend to stick with it. While 50 percent of<br />

people quit exercising six months after<br />

starting, research shows that picklers<br />

keep coming back to the court again and<br />

again, in good part because the game is<br />

so social.<br />

Her picklers socialize with each other.<br />

“We have lunch together, celebrate<br />

birthdays,” she explains. And her newsletter<br />

has readers who have never even<br />

been to Sarasota.<br />

Terry’s days managing property in<br />

New York City gave her the right skillset<br />

for managing a growing organization<br />

and keeping her picklers happy. “They<br />

expected nothing but the best efforts. I<br />

bring that to my loyal subscribers and<br />

students.” It all entails managing all<br />

these locations with different environments,<br />

some have nets, some don’t, some<br />

are indoors and some outdoors which<br />

means watching the weather.<br />

“Besides keeping my subscribers informed<br />

and coaching, I am busy promoting<br />

pickleball in Sarasota and helping<br />

it grow and grow. My ultimate goal is to<br />

make Sarasota a pickleball destination<br />

by seeing through a complex like Pickleplex<br />

in Punta Gorda or Pictona in Holly<br />

Hill, all built with private funds.”<br />

“And right now, Sarasota County is an<br />

excellent place to play pickleball indoors<br />

or outside. We have many locations and<br />

players at all skill levels. Whether you<br />

are a beginner looking to learn, or an<br />

advanced player who wants a competitive<br />

game, Sarasota can offer all of the<br />

above.” Sounds like fun. (https://sarasotapickleball.com/home)<br />

STORY: Louise Bruderle<br />

IMAGES: Evelyn England<br />

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Season Highlights:<br />

events we think you’ll find interesting or unique<br />

La Musica’s New Artistic Director<br />

La Musica has a new Artistic Director,<br />

Wu Han – a pianist, educator and cultural<br />

entrepreneur. She replaces Bruno Giuranna,<br />

artistic director and co-founder, who<br />

was recently named Artistic Director<br />

Emeritus.<br />

A recipient of Musical America’s Musician<br />

of the Year Award, one of the highest<br />

honors granted to artists by the music<br />

industry in the United States, Wu Han<br />

enjoys a multi-faceted musical life that<br />

encompasses performing, recording and<br />

artistic direction at the highest levels.<br />

Currently artistic co-director of the<br />

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center<br />

and Music@Menlo, she also serves as<br />

artistic director for Wolf Trap’s Chamber<br />

Music in the Barn series and for Palm<br />

Chamber Orchestra<br />

Chamber Orchestra<br />

Sarasota’s final concert<br />

of the season, will be<br />

performed on March 23,<br />

2023 at First Presbyterian<br />

Church in Sarasota.<br />

The program includes<br />

music by five Jewish<br />

composers in celebration<br />

of the 75th Anniversary<br />

of the founding of the<br />

State of Israel. Levenberg’s<br />

“Hasidic Scene”<br />

features concertmaster<br />

Christina Adams.<br />

Aslanyan’s “Trumpet<br />

Concertino” features<br />

trumpeter Robert Smith.<br />

Levenberg and Aslanyan are living Israeli<br />

composers. The program opens with Mendelssohn’s<br />

youthful String Sinfonia No. 10.<br />

Gershwin’s “Lullaby” rounds out the<br />

program. Bloch’s “Concerto Grosso for<br />

String Orchestra and Piano Obbligato”<br />

with Ann Stephenson-Moe concludes the<br />

concert and the season.<br />

La Musica has a new<br />

Artistic Director,<br />

Wu Han<br />

Beach’s Society of the Four Arts. she is<br />

the founder and artistic director of ArtistLed,<br />

classical music’s first artist-directed,<br />

internet-based recording label, which<br />

has released her performances of the<br />

staples of the cello-piano duo repertoire<br />

with cellist and husband, David Finckel.<br />

During this past season, Han designed<br />

and produced more than 200 digital<br />

media projects, including concerts and<br />

innovative educational programs, which<br />

have sustained the art or chamber music<br />

in dozens of communities across the<br />

United States.<br />

La Musica’s 37th Festival program, now<br />

with two additional concerts starts in<br />

February and March.Visit www.lamusicafestival.org/<br />

Concertmaster<br />

Christina<br />

Adams<br />

The Chamber Orchestra of Sarasota<br />

features Baroque, Classical, Romantic,<br />

contemporary and popular music performed<br />

by a professional string orchestra<br />

under the direction of Music Director<br />

Robert Vodnoy.<br />

Tickets: chamberorchestrasarasota.<br />

org/ or call 219-928-8665.<br />

Sarasota’s own<br />

Broadway star<br />

Maria Wirries<br />

Artist Series’ Lighter Fare<br />

Series offers classic jazz and<br />

musical theater favorites outdoors<br />

at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens<br />

Downtown Campus and indoors<br />

at Plantation Golf & Country Club<br />

in Venice.<br />

Sarasota’s own Broadway<br />

star Maria Wirries (Dear Evan<br />

Hansen) presents a homecoming<br />

concert on February 23.<br />

For more information, visit<br />

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(941) 306-1202.<br />

A place of sound and movement<br />

experimentation<br />

For one evening, The Palladium is<br />

transformed into a place of sound and<br />

movement experimentation designed<br />

by new renaissance artist The Honourable<br />

Elizabeth A. Baker and<br />

interdisciplinary artist Jinghong<br />

Zhang, alongside local Tampa Bay and<br />

Sarasota artists John C. O’Leary,<br />

III, Tihda Vongkoth, Melanie Lavender,<br />

and Kristopher James - all<br />

blending poetry and music.<br />

Incorporating one-of-a-kind musical<br />

instruments such as the “Heaven and<br />

Earth” designed and played by Jinghong<br />

Zhang as well as “Black Moon<br />

Lilith” a double-sided non-resonant<br />

amplified zither designed by John C. L.<br />

Jansen and played by The Honourable<br />

Elizabeth A. Baker. Elizabeth pairs<br />

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spaceship incorporating multiple<br />

computers and semi-modular analog<br />

synths. Jinghong pairs his instrument<br />

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The power of language with collaborative<br />

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world takes stage with original poetry by<br />

Melanie Lavender and Kristopher James,<br />

alongside music by Yamaha Artist John<br />

Maria<br />

Wirries<br />

The Honourable<br />

Elizabeth A. Baker<br />

C. O. Leary, III (piano/synth) of La Lucha<br />

and Tihda Vongkoth (percussion) of Modern<br />

Marimba.<br />

Held at the Palladium Theater in<br />

downtown St. Petersburg on January 25<br />

in Hough Hall. Tickets: mypalladium.org/<br />

events/<br />

Famed Conductor Muti’s Final Season<br />

Music Director,<br />

Riccardo Muti<br />

The Chicago Symphony<br />

Orchestra with Riccardo<br />

Muti will perform<br />

on March 1, 7:30 pm at<br />

the Van Wezel. In his<br />

final season as Music<br />

Director, Riccardo Muti<br />

leads the internationally-acclaimed<br />

Chicago<br />

Symphony in Beethoven’s<br />

Symphony No. 8 and<br />

Prokofiev’s Pictures at an<br />

Exhibition. Visit https://<br />

scasarasota.org/greatperformers/<br />

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December 6, 7:30 pm • Sarasota Opera House<br />

Marking its Southeastern premiere, Pouliot will perform Derrick Skye’s<br />

“god of the gaps,” an Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum commission<br />

which premiered in Boston on November 6, <strong>2022</strong>. Pouliot and Porter,<br />

joined by Hsin-I Huang on piano, will perform works by Strauss,<br />

Beethoven, Chausson, Bach, and more!<br />

THE 442s<br />

December 13, 7:30 pm<br />

Historic Asolo Theater<br />

A holiday concert<br />

for the whole family!<br />

A genre-defying acoustic quintet, this unique ensemble blends virtuosic<br />

musicianship, group singing and inventive improvisation, all while<br />

breaking down barriers between jazz, classical, folk, and pop music.<br />

These St. Louis-based musicians will present a program of holiday<br />

favorites and original compositions.<br />

This project is supported in part by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs,<br />

the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25 Florida Statutes); The Exchange; Gulf Coast Community Foundation;<br />

National Endowment for the Arts; the Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; and the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.<br />










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season highlights continued<br />

Nepal —<br />

NB Gurung<br />

— Portrait of<br />

an Old Man<br />

A Play about a Remarkable Woman<br />

ArtCenter Manatee’s Aqueous Exhibit<br />

In February/March ArtCenter Manatee<br />

will have the International Society of<br />

Watercolor Artists Florida USA and<br />

the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society<br />

Annual Aqueous Exhibit. Two<br />

Venice Theatre Update<br />

December<br />

2-19<br />

don’t miss watercolor exhibits. On<br />

display February 28-March 21. Opening<br />

reception Thursday, March 2, 5-7 p.m.<br />

For information, visit ArtCenter<br />

Manatee.org.<br />

“A tremendous amount of work has gone<br />

into figuring out a way to present as<br />

many shows from our original <strong>2022</strong>-23<br />

season as possible. Losing our main<br />

432-seat theatre will not stop us from<br />

sharing these great stories with our<br />

community. We are excited that we can<br />

still present Up On the Roof, The Cemetery<br />

Club, Gypsy, Arabian Nights, Xanadu,<br />

The Silver Foxes, and Pinky’s<br />

Players…we’ve changed a couple of<br />

titles,” says Murray Chase, Producing<br />

Executive Director.<br />

“We suffered significant damage from<br />

Hurricane Ian. Together, sooner rather<br />

than later, and stronger than ever, “we<br />

will find a way.” The Venice Theatre<br />

board will match all gifts to the theatre<br />

– up to $500,000 – through Dec. 31, <strong>2022</strong>,”<br />

he adds.<br />

Their box office is working to exchange<br />

and reschedule tickets for all<br />

subscribers and single ticket holders.<br />

Coming up, A Christmas Carol runs<br />

December 2-19. While their mainstage<br />

Jervey Theatre is undergoing major repairs,<br />

the show will be performed on the<br />

temporary stage in the Raymond Center<br />

directly behind their main building.<br />

• Here are their upcoming concerts:<br />

• Up On the Roof, The Songs of Carole<br />

King and James Taylor: Jan. 10<br />

– 29, Raymond Center<br />

• The Cemetery Club: Jan. 20 – Feb. 12,<br />

Pinkerton Theatre<br />

• Gypsy, A Musical Fable: Feb. 17 –<br />

March 19, Raymond Center<br />

• Arabian Nights: Feb. 24 – March 5,<br />

Pinkerton Theatre<br />

• Xanadu: March 24 – April 16, Pinkerton<br />

Theatre<br />

• The Silver Foxes: March 28 – April 2,<br />

Raymond Center<br />

• Graceland: April 21 – May 7, Raymond<br />

Center<br />

• Teen Improv: April 30, Raymond<br />

Center<br />

• The Complete Works of William<br />

Shakespeare (abridged): May 5 – 21,<br />

Pinkerton Theatre<br />

• Adult Improv: May 14, Raymond<br />

Center<br />

• Pinky’s Players:<br />

May 19 – 21,<br />

Raymond Center<br />

• Kinky<br />

Boots has<br />

been moved<br />

to the 2023-24<br />

Season and will<br />

be performed<br />

Jan. 12 - Feb. 11,<br />

2024<br />

Tickets: https://<br />

venicetheatre.<br />

org/tickets/<br />

SILENT SKY is the true story of Henrietta<br />

Leavitt, one of the pioneering<br />

women astronomers working at Harvard<br />

Observatory in the early 1900s who took<br />

on the astronomy establishment in order<br />

to discover the mysteries embedded in<br />

the sky.<br />

Henrietta transcended the odds while<br />

navigating love, family, and the universe,<br />

A Sarasota Opera Debut<br />

Sarasota Opera<br />

has Thérèse by<br />

Jules Massenet. It’s<br />

the story of a love<br />

triangle during the<br />

French Revolution.<br />

In this rarely heard<br />

work, Thérèse is torn<br />

between love for her<br />

former lover and her<br />

affection and duty<br />

towards her husband.<br />

Moments of lyrical<br />

beauty are punctuated<br />

by the drama of<br />

the “Reign of Terror”<br />

in this opera, which will be receiving its<br />

U.S. professional premiere. Thérèse will<br />

be sung by Lisa Chavez.<br />

going on to make a world-altering advancement<br />

to the field of astronomy that<br />

forever changed our view of the cosmos.<br />

Written by Lauren Gunderson, this<br />

drama is directed by Seema Sueko, who<br />

recently brought this work to life at Washington<br />

D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre. Runs January<br />

19 to March 5. Tickets: https://www.<br />

asolorep.org/events/detail/silent-sky.<br />

A Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams<br />

Chorus, orchestra and soloists sing of<br />

ships and their captains, wind and waves,<br />

the voyage of every human soul, and<br />

music so vivid you can almost taste the<br />

sea spray in the air. Vaughan Williams’<br />

setting of Walt Whitman’s sea texts elicit<br />

thrilling viscerality in its climactic vision<br />

of the individual soul sailing forth ‘for the<br />

Five performances: March 17, 19, 21, 23,<br />

and 25, 2023. It’s a Sarasota Opera debut.<br />

Tickets: SarasotaOpera.org.<br />

deep waters only, where mariner has not<br />

yet dared to go.’<br />

This large-scale symphony was one of<br />

the first to incorporate choir throughout<br />

the work and is considered one of the<br />

mightiest first symphonies ever composed.<br />

Baritone Jamal Sarikoki and soprano<br />

Suzanne Karpov add their stunning<br />

virtuosity<br />

English<br />

composer,<br />

Vaughan<br />

Williams<br />

Thérèse<br />

will be<br />

sung by<br />

Lisa Chavez<br />

to this epic<br />

masterwork.<br />

Held<br />

February<br />

10-11 at<br />

Church of<br />

the Palms<br />

on Bee<br />

Ridge Road<br />

in Sarasota.<br />

Tickets:<br />

https://keychorale.org/<br />

concerts/<br />

20 WEST COAST WOMAN <strong>DECEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong>

The Perlman Music Program<br />

Suncoast Presents<br />

An Evening with Violinist Randall<br />

Goosby with Pianist Zhu Wang Dec. 8<br />

“<br />

For me, personally, music<br />

has been a way to inspire<br />

others,” says 26-year-old violinist<br />

and Perlman Music Program<br />

alum, Randall Goosby.<br />

Regional audiences<br />

will have the rare<br />

opportunity to<br />

see this highly acclaimed<br />

performer,<br />

accompanied by<br />

pianist Zhu Wang,<br />

as part of The Perlman<br />

Music Program<br />

Suncoast’s<br />

“An Evening with<br />

Randall Goosby,”<br />

Thursday, December<br />

8, 7:30 p.m.,<br />

at the Sarasota Opera<br />

House.<br />

The concert’s<br />

program features<br />

Deux Morceaux<br />

pour Violin et Piano<br />

by Lili Boulanger;<br />

Randall Goosby<br />

Maurice Ravel’s<br />

Violin Sonata No. 2;<br />

Suite for Violin and Piano<br />

by William Grant Still; and<br />

Beethoven’s Violin Sonata<br />

No. 9. The program is<br />

subject to change.<br />

Randall Goosby joined<br />

The Perlman Music Program<br />

(PMP) at the age of<br />

15. Before this, he made<br />

his debut with the Jacksonville<br />

Symphony at age<br />

Zhu Wang<br />

nine, and at 13 became the youngest recipient<br />

ever to win the Sphinx Concerto<br />

Competition.<br />

Goosby has since performed with the<br />

New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra,<br />

and New World Symphony. He is<br />

acclaimed for the sensitivity and intensity<br />

of his musicianship alongside his determination<br />

to make music more inclusive<br />

and accessible, and to bring the music of<br />

under-represented composers to light.<br />

Goosby’s 2021 critically acclaimed<br />

debut album, “Roots,” explores the evolution<br />

of African American music—from<br />

the spiritual through to present-day<br />

composition—paying homage to the<br />

pioneering artists that paved the way for<br />

him and other artists of color. Goosby<br />

earned both undergraduate and graduate<br />

degrees at The Juilliard School, and recently<br />

received an Artist Diploma there,<br />

studying under Itzhak Perlman and Catherine<br />

Cho. Visit RandallGoosby.com.<br />

Praised by The New York Times as<br />

“a superb pianist,” Zhu Wang’s engaging<br />

performances exhibit a remarkable<br />

depth of lyricism and poise. His 2021<br />

Carnegie Hall debut recital was named<br />

“Best of 2021” by Anthony Tommasini in<br />

The New York Times.<br />

As the Winner of 2020 Young Concert<br />

Artists International Audition, he was<br />

awarded the Stern Young Artist Development<br />

Award and continues to show<br />

his artistry as a charismatic soloist and<br />

an exceptional chamber musician. Wang<br />

holds a Bachelor of Music degree from<br />

The Juilliard School and is<br />

pursuing his Artist Diploma<br />

at Curtis Institute of Music.<br />

Visit ZhuWangPiano.com.<br />

“We are thrilled to welcome<br />

Randall back to Sarasota,”<br />

says Lisa Berger, executive<br />

director of Perlman Suncoast.<br />

“Many of us remember this<br />

extraordinary young man<br />

during his years attending<br />

the PMP Winter Residency.<br />

Seeing him now as an accomplished<br />

and recognized artist<br />

is a testament to The Perlman<br />

Music Program and a joyful<br />

reunion for local audiences.”<br />

• Perlman Suncoast’s<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023 Season<br />

at a Glance •<br />

• PMP Winter Residency:<br />

December 28-January<br />

7 The PMP Winter Residency<br />

offers unparalleled musical<br />

training for gifted students<br />

ages 12-18 who play the violin,<br />

viola, cello and bass.<br />

PMP’s world-class faculty, led<br />

by Itzhak Perlman, oversees a<br />

curriculum of solo, chamber<br />

music, and orchestral repertoire<br />

at the highest level.<br />

The public is invited to watch<br />

these orchestra and chorus rehearsals<br />

and works-in-progress recitals in a<br />

performance tent on the USF Sarasota-Manatee<br />

campus.<br />

• Tent Rehearsals, Works in<br />

Progress, and Recitals:<br />

December 29-January 7 on the USF<br />

Sarasota-Manatee campus. Non-reserved<br />

seats are free to the public; reserved and<br />

VIP seats are also available. The Winter<br />

Residency’s daily schedule will be available<br />

at www.PerlmanSuncoast.org in<br />

November.<br />

• Celebration Concert:<br />

January 5 at the Sarasota Opera House.<br />

Tickets are $40 to $80 and will be available<br />

for purchase starting October 20<br />

by calling Sarasota Opera House’s box<br />

office at 941-328-1300 or at www.sarasotaopera.org.<br />

• Celebration Gala:<br />

January 5 in the tent on the USF Sarasota-Manatee<br />

campus. The evening<br />

includes dinner and entertainment with<br />

PMP students, faculty and the Perlmans.<br />

Tickets are $250 per person and will be<br />

available for purchase starting October<br />

20 at www.PerlmanSuncoast.org.<br />

• For tickets, visit https://tickets.<br />

sarasotaopera.org/6059/6060.<br />

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Choral Artists of Sarasota’s <strong>2022</strong>-2023 Season<br />

The ensemble’s 44th season is entitled “United in Song”<br />

Artistic<br />

Director<br />

Joseph<br />

Holt<br />

Choral Artists of Sarasota’s<br />

44th season, entitled<br />

“United in Song,”<br />

continues with four concerts<br />

in December, March,<br />

April, and July. A season highlight<br />

includes the Florida premiere of “The<br />

Children’s March,” a moving oratorio by<br />

composer Andrew Bleckner that takes<br />

audiences on a journey to an historical<br />

event during the Civil Rights Era of the<br />

1960s, with Charlayne Hunter-Gault as<br />

narrator.<br />

Other performances include “Say a<br />

Little Prayer,” featuring spiritual songs<br />

from different cultures and faiths;<br />

“Peace on Earth,” a holiday concert<br />

with traditional holiday carols that are<br />

interspersed with “In Terra Pax,” a work<br />

of childlike serenity by British composer<br />

Gerald Finzi; and an April concert<br />

featuring Bach’s pastoral setting of the<br />

Twenty-third Psalm paired with Mozart’s<br />

Requiem, a poignant contemplation of<br />

eternity. The group’s July 4th concert,<br />

“American Fanfare,” will be performed<br />

at the Sarasota Opera House with the<br />

Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble.<br />

Artistic Director Joseph Holt says,<br />

“These performances speak to our common<br />

humanity as people of faith, people<br />

yearning for peace in a discordant<br />

world, people seeking justice, people<br />

finding consolation in music, and people<br />

enjoying the freedoms afforded us by<br />

our American principles. Five performances<br />

that bring us together through<br />

song, a symphony of vocal sound that<br />

expresses our inner thoughts and emotions.<br />

‘United in Song’ takes us on a journey<br />

of renewal, with hope for a brighter<br />

future for all.”<br />

Holt will also illuminate the creative<br />

process, presenting “Meet the Music”<br />

prior to each concert throughout the<br />

season. Each will focus on the upcoming<br />

concert with a special guest joining the<br />

conversation and performance. “Meet<br />

the Music” programs are held at Art to<br />

Charlayne Hunter-Gault<br />

Walk On at 16 South Palm Avenue in<br />

downtown Sarasota, 5:30-7 p.m., with a<br />

wine and hors d’oeuvre reception.<br />

Planned dates are December 1, February<br />

23, April 13 and June 22. Guest<br />

artists for the performance season include<br />

sopranos Adelaide Boedecker and<br />

Danielle Talamantes; Laurel Semerdjian,<br />

alto; tenors John Kaneklides and J. Warren<br />

Mitchell; and baritones Kerry Wilkerson<br />

and William Socolof.<br />

For more information and to purchase<br />

tickets, visit www.ChoralArtists<br />

Sarasota.org or call 941-387-4900.<br />

The Choral Artists of Sarasota’s<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023 season schedule:<br />

• Peace on Earth: The holidays will<br />

ring with traditional holiday carols<br />

resounding with themes of peace that<br />

are interspersed with “In Terra Pax,” a<br />

work of childlike serenity that is both<br />

intimate and universal by British composer<br />

Gerald Finzi. Guest artists: Danielle<br />

Talamantes, soprano, and Kerry<br />

Wilkerson, baritone. Sunday, December<br />

11, 7 p.m., at Church of the Redeemer,<br />

222 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota.<br />

• The Children’s March: A moving<br />

and dramatic oratorio by Philadelphia<br />

Adelaide Boedecker<br />

composer Andrew Bleckner, which<br />

takes us on a journey to an historical<br />

event during the Civil Rights Era of<br />

the 1960s. Incorporating traditional<br />

African-American styles and spirituals,<br />

the work shows the incivility of<br />

segregation through the innocence<br />

and optimistic spirit of children.<br />

Guest artist: J. Warren Mitchell,<br />

tenor and Choral Artists soloists<br />

Maiya Stevenson, soprano; Amy Jo<br />

Connours, alto; Krista Laskowski,<br />

mezzo-soprano; Baron Garriott, tenor;<br />

John Whittlesey, baritone and Jesse<br />

Martin, baritone. Narrated by Charlayne<br />

Hunter-Gault. Sunday, March 5,<br />

7 p.m., at Church of the Palms, 3224<br />

Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.<br />

• Bach Du Hirte Israel, höre<br />

(Shepherd of Israel, hear us)<br />

Cantata, BWV 104 and Mozart<br />

Requiem, K.626: Passages of life<br />

expressed through the beauty of majestic<br />

choral music: Bach’s pastoral<br />

setting of the Twenty-third Psalm<br />

paired with Mozart’s Requiem, a poignant<br />

and dramatic contemplation of<br />

eternity. Guest artists: Adelaide Boedecker,<br />

soprano; Laurel Semerdjian,<br />

alto; John Kaneklides, tenor; William<br />

Socolof, bass. Sunday, April 16, 7<br />

p.m., at Church of the Redeemer, 222<br />

S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota.<br />

• American Fanfare: Celebrate<br />

America with choral fireworks, rousing<br />

marches and patriotic fervor. Old<br />

Glory and Uncle Sam are feted in this<br />

annual performance featuring the<br />

Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble and<br />

Choral Artists of Sarasota. Musical<br />

fireworks abound in this annual salute<br />

to America. July 4, 4:30 p.m., at<br />

Sarasota Opera House, 61 North Palm<br />

Avenue, Sarasota.<br />

The Choral Artists of Sarasota comprises<br />

32 regional professional singers.<br />

Eight young singers, ages 16 to 22, are<br />

also invited to join the group each year,<br />

as part of the organization’s educational<br />

outreach. One of these singers will be<br />

awarded the new Ann Stephenson Moe<br />

Apprentice Scholarship, a funding program<br />

to support either private lessons or<br />

vocal training at an institution of higher<br />

learning. “Ensuring the future of choral<br />

music means investing in the next generation<br />

of music lovers,” says Susan Burke,<br />

executive director of Choral Artists of<br />

Sarasota. “That means engaging young<br />

people on their own terms.”<br />

The group celebrates the rich, artistic<br />

expressiveness of choral music through<br />

innovative repertoire, performances and<br />

educational outreach under the artistic<br />

direction of Dr. Joseph Holt. Their repertoire<br />

spans four centuries, and includes<br />

symphonic choral works, intimate madrigals,<br />

folk songs, close-harmony jazz,<br />

and Broadway show music.<br />

The ensemble also specializes in premiere<br />

performances of lesser-known<br />

choral works—particularly music by living<br />

American composers. Choral Artists<br />

of Sarasota has performed premieres<br />

by René Clausen, Dick Hyman, Robert<br />

Levin, Gwyneth Walker and James<br />

Grant. For more information, visit www.<br />

ChoralArtistsSarasota.org.<br />

<strong>DECEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong> WEST COAST WOMAN 23

Art Center Sarasota’s New Exhibitions:<br />

Their season continues with four exhibits running Dec. 8-Jan. 21<br />

Alexandra<br />

Hammond’s<br />

exhibit “Atmospheric<br />

River”<br />

centers around the artist’s<br />

“Quantum Blue” oil<br />

paintings. According to<br />

Hammond, they invite the<br />

viewer to enter a zone of<br />

pure possibility — a field<br />

of active emptiness from<br />

which all forms arise out<br />

of formlessness. In her<br />

paintings, a vibrant sky is<br />

the common background<br />

to a select group of objects<br />

that become<br />

frames for witnessing<br />

the ground of<br />

being itself.<br />

Hammond’s exhibit<br />

“Atmospheric<br />

River” centers<br />

around the artist’s<br />

“Quantum Blue” oil<br />

paintings. According<br />

to Hammond,<br />

they invite the<br />

viewer to enter a<br />

zone of pure possibility<br />

— a field of<br />

active emptiness<br />

from which all<br />

Alexandra Hammond The Fraying Edge by Alexandra Hammond<br />

forms arise out of<br />

formlessness. In<br />

her paintings, a<br />

Fools Bargain by Jason Hackenwerth<br />

The Aristocrat by Jason Hackenwerth<br />

vibrant sky is the common background<br />

to a select group of objects that become<br />

frames for witnessing the ground of being<br />

itself.<br />

Hammond’s work investigates symbolic<br />

possibility. As opposed to uncovering<br />

the root meaning of symbols, she invites<br />

us to experience how symbols shift,<br />

play and influence us on an individual<br />

and collective basis. With 18 paintings<br />

on display, “Atmospheric River” is set to<br />

provoke introspection and reflections on<br />

the nature of consciousness. Hammond’s<br />

projects have been shown nationally and<br />

internationally.<br />

According to the artist, these flights<br />

of imagination are his way of working<br />

through the constant bombardment of<br />

media and life drama. Hackenwerth’s<br />

work has been exhibited in galleries and<br />

museums around the world. His work<br />

has been mentioned in a number of magazines,<br />

including Creative Review UK,<br />

American Craft, Design Journal, Art In<br />

America, Sculpture Magazine, The New<br />

York Times, Creative Review, and London<br />

Metro. Hackenwerth lives and works<br />

in St Petersburg.<br />

“Black & White” showcases this<br />

beauty in an all-media, juried exhibit. The<br />

juror, Elana Rubinfeld, is a certified art<br />

including the Orlando Museum of<br />

Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Sundance<br />

Institute, Lever House and SOCO<br />

Gallery.<br />

The opening reception for<br />

all four exhibits is Thursday,<br />

December 8, 6-8 p.m. They also<br />

have Artist Talks! With Alexandra<br />

Hammond on Wednesday,<br />

December 7, 5:30 - 7 p.m. and<br />

with Jason Hackenwerth on<br />

Thursday, December 15,<br />

5:30 – 7 p.m.<br />

Jason Hackenwerth is a multidisciplinary<br />

artist who responds to social,<br />

political and personal issues with spontaneous<br />

creativity. “Empire” reveals the<br />

artist’s most recent body of work — abstract<br />

paintings, bursting with dynamic<br />

scenarios and enigmatic messages.<br />

“Fool’s Bargain” shows the censored<br />

smear of a message in a bright field of<br />

yellow. Below it, the word “Faust” in<br />

graffiti-like cursive — a nod to the tragic<br />

the Dr. Faustus who sold his soul in a<br />

fool’s bargain with Mephistopheles.<br />

appraiser with the Appraisers Association<br />

of America and is the founder of New<br />

Art Agency, an art advisory and appraisal<br />

firm based in Sarasota. Since 2003 she<br />

has worked as an artist, publicist, gallery<br />

director, curator, researcher, artist liaison<br />

and, primarily, an art advisor.<br />

She has more than 20 years of experience<br />

working at galleries and institutions,<br />

including the Museum of Modern Art,<br />

Yossi Milo Gallery and P.S.1 Contemporary<br />

Art Center and has curated numerous<br />

exhibitions at various institutions,<br />

by Claire McCauley<br />

Still Dreaming by Alexandra Hammond<br />

Thieves And Liars by Jason Hackenwerth<br />

Also at ArtCenter Sarasota and just<br />

in time for any art lover’s holiday gift list,<br />

the Holiday Shop offers original works<br />

of art by locally based artists for purchase.<br />

Everything is priced at $200 and<br />

under, including small paintings and<br />

prints, functional and decorative ceramic<br />

art and hand-crafted jewelry<br />

by seven artists—Nika Zusin,<br />

Claire McCauley, Alissa Silvers,<br />

Ry McCullough, Jen Kroeger,<br />

Brenden Deasy, and<br />

Jason Hackenwerth.<br />

by<br />

Nika<br />

Zusin<br />

Art Center Sarasota<br />

is located at<br />

707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.<br />

For information, visit<br />

www.artsarasota.org<br />

or call 941-365-2032<br />

24 WEST COAST WOMAN <strong>DECEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong>

your healthier health you<br />

Craniosacral Therapy Can Be Life Changing<br />

CST treats the whole body physically, physiologically, mentally, emotionally and energetically<br />

Clients come to me because they are in physical<br />

pain such as neck, back, pain and TMJ as well as<br />

for chronic headaches and migraines.<br />

Pain and stress caused by<br />

shortened Fascia<br />

Fascia (strong connective tissue) encases all<br />

our muscles, organs, brain and spinal cord.<br />

Whenever fascia shortens any place in the<br />

body, the entire network of fascia creates an<br />

increased tension affecting the functioning<br />

of our physical body as well as our organs,<br />

our brain and spinal cord.<br />

Our body is the history of every major<br />

trauma we have experienced physically and<br />

emotionally beginning with birth issues, falls,<br />

head trauma, car accidents, childhood abuse<br />

issues, death, divorce and other emotional<br />

issues. Our body tries to minimize each trauma<br />

by shortening fascia to isolate the energy<br />

coming into the body from that trauma.<br />

Shortened fascia results in pain, loss of mobility<br />

and range of motion, organs becoming<br />

less efficient and with parts of the brain and<br />

spinal cord becoming stressed.<br />

To keep the brain functioning, the body<br />

transfers some of your functional work play<br />

energy (7:00 AM-10:00 PM) to the brain resulting<br />

in less energy to make it through each<br />

day. As we age, the accumulation of all the<br />

tightened fascia, from every major trauma<br />

in life, begins to restrict every aspect of our<br />

body’s functions resulting in pain, loss of mobility,<br />

mis-functioning organs, loss of energy,<br />

as well as our brain losing some its sharpness.<br />

How Craniosacral<br />

Therapy Works<br />

The Craniosacral Therapist creates a safe<br />

place, with gentle holding techniques, that<br />

engages your body’s ability to self correct,<br />

reorganize and heal itself with the release<br />

of some of that tightened fascia during<br />

each session. As the Craniosacral Therapist<br />

engages your body, you will feel fascia releasing.<br />

As the fascia releases, pain begins to<br />

decrease, range of motion and mobility improve,<br />

organs begin functioning better and<br />

with less stress on the brain feels, it returns<br />

the energy it borrowed at the time of each<br />

trauma resulting in an immediate increase in<br />

your energy levels. Rarely does anyone leave<br />

from my first session not feeling better.<br />

Short Leg Syndrome<br />

Eighty-five percent of my clients have one<br />

of their legs pulled up 1/2 to 1 by shortened<br />

fascia. The tension from short leg syndrome<br />

on the sacrum (5 fused vertebrae at bottom<br />

of the spine) is transferred up the dural tube<br />

that encases the spinal cord into the lower<br />

and upper back, the neck, the cranium and<br />

The physical stress in bodies caused by shortened<br />

fascia (connective tissue) shuts down<br />

energy flows to certain organs. Short leg syndrome<br />

by ½ to 1 in (where one leg is pulled up<br />

by shortened fascia) shuts down energy flow to<br />

the spleen (an important part of your immune<br />

system) and the small and large intestine. With<br />

the release of that shortened fascia, energy returns<br />

to these organs.<br />

the brain. Headaches, migraines, TMJ and<br />

neck problems can originate from the fascial<br />

stress in the sacrum.<br />

Releasing this sacral stress increases energy<br />

in the bladder, sex organs, kidneys and<br />

the chakras as well as releasing major stress<br />

in the upper part of the body.<br />

Cause of Shallow Breathing<br />

A great majority of the clients who come to<br />

me for various problems are also shallow<br />

breathers. Fascial stress in the diaphragm<br />

restricts the depth of breathing by restricting<br />

energy flow to the lungs, the pericardium<br />

and the heart. With the release of fascial diaphragm<br />

restriction, the client immediately<br />

starts breathing deeply and energy is restored<br />

to the pericardium and the heart.<br />

Shoulder blades that are cemented to the<br />

body also restricts how much the rib cage can<br />

open and thereby also restricting depth of<br />

breath. Without proper breathing, your cells<br />

do not get enough oxygen. Everyone, especially<br />

people suffering from bronchitis, asthma<br />

and COPD as well as shallow breathing can<br />

benefit when the fascial stress is released.<br />

Specialized Training<br />

to work with Brain<br />

Dysfunctions<br />

Just as the body physically gets stressed from<br />

physical and emotional trauma, the functioning<br />

of the brain is also affected by fascial stress. For<br />

our brains to remain healthy, we need dynamic<br />

production of craniosacral fluid which performs<br />

the important function of bringing nourishment<br />

to all the cells in the brain and spinal<br />

cord as well as cleansing all the metabolic<br />

wastes given off by those same cells.<br />

Once the craniosacral fluid cleanses these<br />

metabolic wastes, efficient drainage of these<br />

metabolic wastes into the lymph system is<br />

absolutely necessary. Research has shown,<br />

that at night, craniosacral fluid cleanses amyloid<br />

plaques from the brain. If the drainage<br />

is inefficient, then the brain is being bathed<br />

in a toxic slurry. How does 15 or 20 years of<br />

your brain being bathed in a toxic slurry<br />

affect you: senile dementia, Parkinson’s,<br />

Alzheimer’s and other brain dysfunctions?<br />

A Craniosacral Therapist, who has received<br />

training in working with the brain, can reverse<br />

that stress on the brain that eventually can<br />

result in those brain dysfunctions. As we all<br />

know, the proper functioning of the body is<br />

dependent on a healthy functioning brain.<br />

Babies and Children can benefit<br />

■ Our little boy Leo, four years of age, had a<br />

difficult birth and at 7 months was put on antibiotics<br />

for an ear infection and as a result developed<br />

c-diff. His development came to a stop.<br />

At 3 years, with the help of an OT, he started<br />

to walk and talk. In spite of the improvements,<br />

he was unable to answer questions and his<br />

communication skills were very poor. Leo<br />

had very poor muscle tone, a lot of stress in<br />

his body and physical activities such walking,<br />

jumping and climbing were difficult for him.<br />

Beginning with the first session with Terry,<br />

he began showing improvement and with each<br />

following session. Everyone from his teachers<br />

to his grandparents noticed an increase in his<br />

■ “I was in awful pain and the<br />

MRI showed 2 pinched nerves<br />

and stenosis. I scheduled surgery.<br />

My daughter suggested Craniosacral therapy.<br />

After only 2 visits the pain was reduced to<br />

advanced craniosacral about 80% and therapy I canceled the surgery. I went<br />

for a 3rd visit and I am about 90% better.”<br />

■ “Simply Amazing! One visit was all it took for<br />

Terry to relieve 85% of my year long, nagging<br />

(sometimes severe) neck/shoulder tightness/<br />

pain!! My breathing improved tremendously.”<br />

physical strength, as well as improvements in<br />

comprehension, speech and communication<br />

skills. For the first time, he started participating<br />

in class lessons and interacting with his<br />

classmates. Terry has made a huge impact on<br />

getting Leo to a place a little boy should be at<br />

age four. We cannot thank Terry enough.<br />

■ Terry’s treatment helped our 6 week old<br />

baby boy from recent hospitalization into<br />

the first series of healthy bowel movements<br />

when seemingly nothing could help. Our son<br />

was able to latch onto the breast and for the<br />

first time completed his feeding. He was much<br />

calmer after working with Terry.<br />

■ “He was able to relieve tension that I have<br />

been carrying around for 15 years or more.<br />

I left his office table with more energy than I<br />

have had in years.”<br />

■ “I began working with him because I was<br />

dealing with anxieties, depression and lots of<br />

emotional pain inside and out. You don’t realized<br />

how much stress can cause damage to<br />

your body, mind and soul. I can say Terry was<br />

a big help.”<br />

Terrence Grywinski<br />

of Advanced<br />

Craniosacral Therapy,<br />

B.A., B.ED., LMT #MA 6049<br />

Testimonials from Clients<br />

SOURCE:<br />

■ Terrence Grywinski of Advanced Craniosacral Therapy,<br />

B.A., B.ED., LMT #MA 6049. Terry has specialized in Craniosacral<br />

Therapy since 1994 when he began his training at the Upledger<br />

Institute. Described by his teachers, clients and colleagues<br />

as a “gifted healer”, Terry’s intuitive sense and healing energy<br />

provides immediate and lasting relief from injury, pain, mobility<br />

issues as well as dysfunctions of the body and the brain. Part<br />

of Terry’s ongoing education, he has completed 4 craniosacral<br />

brain and peripheral nervous system classes which enables him<br />

to work at a cellular<br />

level and with brain<br />

dysfunctions.<br />

Call 941-321-8757<br />

for more information,<br />

Google Advanced<br />

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■ “On a recent vacation to Siesta Key, I re-injured<br />

my back. I found Terry online. I can say<br />

with complete joy that was the best decision<br />

I made in the history of my back pain. I have<br />

sought many modalities and visit a CST regularly<br />

and never have I had such a healing in<br />

my entire body.<br />

After 3 sessions, I made a 16-hour drive<br />

home with no pain or discomfort in my entire<br />

body. Unbelievable. My body has a sense of<br />

moving freely and that is completely new. I’m<br />

advanced craniosacral therapy<br />

so grateful to Terry for his knowledge, for his<br />

sensitivity to my needs and his kind generosity<br />

in healing my body. I will see him when I return<br />

next year.”<br />

■ “I am a snowbird who spends 7 months<br />

in Sarasota. I have had back problems for 25<br />

years. Terry’s techniques have led to a great<br />

deal of release and relief in areas that have<br />

been problematic. I have been seeing him over<br />

the years when my body says ”it’s time”. Usually<br />

after a few sessions, I can tell a huge difference.”<br />


<strong>DECEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong> WEST COAST WOMAN 25

Some Major Art Exhibits to Experience<br />

The New Season includes Matisse, Modigliani, Cubism, Ruscha, Hopper and more<br />

• The Philadelphia<br />

Museum of Art<br />

does Matisse<br />

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, in<br />

collaboration with the Musée de<br />

l’Orangerie in Paris and the Musée<br />

Matisse Nice, will present the first exhibition<br />

ever dedicated to the pivotal<br />

decade of the 1930s in the art of Henri<br />

Matisse (1869–1954).<br />

Opening first in Philadelphia, the only<br />

U.S. venue, the exhibition Matisse in<br />

the 1930s has more than 100 works,<br />

ranging from both renowned and rarely<br />

seen paintings and sculptures, to drawings<br />

and prints, to illustrated books. It<br />

also features documentary photographs<br />

and films.<br />

Because this transformative decade in<br />

Matisse’s career has never been treated<br />

in a standalone exhibition before, visitors<br />

have a rare opportunity to immerse<br />

themselves in the very process through<br />

which Matisse generated a new creative<br />

approach and outlook in the later part<br />

of his career, while also witnessing the<br />

dramatically revitalized production that<br />

followed from his eventful visit to Philadelphia<br />

in 1930.<br />

Between works on view at the Philadelphia<br />

Museum of Art and complementary<br />

holdings down the street at<br />

the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia is<br />

an exciting city in which to experience<br />

Matisse’s art.<br />

Matisse spent most of his life in Nice,<br />

and Mediterranean splendor permeates<br />

his work. He came back from the U.S. to<br />

France with a broadened vision of the<br />

world that had long-lasting effects, as<br />

the ’30s were rejuvenating for this pioneer<br />

of modernity. The Musée Matisse<br />

in Nice, whose collection is rich in art<br />

linked to this period of creation, has collaborated<br />

with the Philadelphia Museum<br />

of Art and the Musée de l’Orangerie to<br />

demonstrate the renewal in the artist’s<br />

work during this period.<br />

The Dance (1931–33), Matisse’s decoration<br />

for the Barnes Foundation, is<br />

closely linked to the artist’s return to a<br />

modernist style in the 1930s. In 1930,<br />

Matisse had achieved significant international<br />

renown, and yet he found himself<br />

in a deep creative slump.<br />

A dozen years before, he had switched<br />

his base of operations from Paris to<br />

Nice. There he had focused<br />

on the theme of<br />

female models in elaborately<br />

decorated studio<br />

setups bathed in the crystalline<br />

light of the Mediterranean.<br />

Some critics<br />

wondered whether Matisse,<br />

who had been such<br />

a radical force in modern<br />

painting, had lost his experimental<br />

edge. By the<br />

later 1920s, Matisse himself<br />

had developed second<br />

thoughts, and for a<br />

couple years he produced<br />

nearly no new paintings.<br />

The turning point came in<br />

the fall of 1930, when the<br />

artist visited the Barnes<br />

Foundation in the suburbs<br />

of Philadelphia, and<br />

received the commission<br />

for a three-part mural,<br />

The Dance. Matisse<br />

used this commission to<br />

turn his work around.<br />

Afterward, he returned to easel painting<br />

with new procedures and a new<br />

approach. He started using photography<br />

systematically to document the cumulative<br />

process of building his motifs and to<br />

test his own reactions as he went along.<br />

He also began using pre-colored cut papers<br />

to plan his compositions; this procedure<br />

led him away from the illusion of<br />

modeling and deep space and toward a<br />

style of flat tones and bold shapes that<br />

gave his compositions of the 1930s a<br />

new impact.<br />

Matisse in the 1930s has an array of<br />

works from public and private collections<br />

in the U.S. and Europe. It explores<br />

the changes in style that followed as Matisse<br />

discovered different ways of working<br />

across the mediums of easel and decorative<br />

painting, sculpture, printmaking,<br />

drawing, and the illustrated book. The<br />

exhibition will demonstrate that what he<br />

achieved during the 1930s represented a<br />

total revitalization of his artistic vision.<br />

In 1941, Matisse underwent a risky<br />

operation for abdominal cancer; after<br />

this brush with death, he spoke of embarking<br />

on a second artistic life. At first,<br />

he painted little, but instead focused<br />

on a major effort in drawing: a corpus<br />

of 158 drawings of models in the studio<br />

and fruit and floral still lifes known<br />

as Themes and Variations.<br />


• Philadelphia Museum of Art, through<br />

January 29, 2023<br />

• Paris, Musée de l’Orangerie, February<br />

27, 2023–May 29, 2023<br />

• Musée Matisse Nice, June 23, 2023–<br />

September 24, 2023<br />

The Philadelphia Museum of Art:<br />

philamuseum.org<br />

• The Barnes<br />

Foundation Presents<br />

Modigliani Up Close<br />

The first exhibition to spotlight<br />

conservation research exploring<br />

Modigliani’s working methods and<br />

materials runs to January 29, 2023 at<br />

the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia<br />

(a short distance from the Philadelphia<br />

Art Museum).<br />

The Barnes Foundation has Modigliani<br />

Up Close, that offers new insights<br />

into his working methods and materials<br />

that’s on view through January 29, 2023.<br />

Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920)<br />

is among the most celebrated artists<br />

of the 20th century. While<br />

many exhibitions have<br />

endeavored to reunite his<br />

paintings, sculptures, and<br />

drawings, Modigliani Up<br />

Close offers an opportunity<br />

to examine their production<br />

and explore how Modigliani<br />

constructed and composed<br />

his signature works.<br />

Featuring new scholarship<br />

that builds on research that<br />

began in 2017 with the major<br />

Modigliani retrospective at<br />

Tate Modern, this single-venue<br />

exhibition is the culmination<br />

of years of research by<br />

conservators and curators<br />

across Europe and the Americas.<br />

Modigliani Up Close furthers<br />

understanding of<br />

Modigliani’s approach to his<br />

art, refines a chronology of<br />

his paintings and sculptures,<br />

and helps to establish the<br />

locations and circumstances<br />

of where he worked.<br />

Featuring nearly 50 works<br />

from major collections, and<br />

organized into thematic sections,<br />

the exhibition presents<br />

paintings and sculptures alongside new<br />

findings that have resulted from the<br />

technical research of collaborating conservators,<br />

conservation scientists, and<br />

curators. Using analytical techniques,<br />

including X-radiography, infrared reflectography,<br />

and X-ray fluorescence<br />

spectroscopy (XRF), conservators and<br />

conservation scientists reveal previously<br />

unknown aspects of Modigliani’s work.<br />

Visitors will feel closer to Modigliani as<br />

an artist, seeing his work through the<br />

eyes of the experts, catching glimpses<br />

of the artist’s hand hidden beneath the<br />

surfaces of his work.<br />

This exhibition holds a special significance<br />

at the Barnes, as Dr. Albert C.<br />

Barnes was one of Modigliani’s earliest<br />

collectors in the U.S. and helped shape the<br />

artist’s critical reception in this country. In<br />

addition to works on paper, there are 12<br />

paintings and one carved stone sculpture<br />

by Modigliani in the Barnes collection.<br />

With 12 paintings each, the Barnes and<br />

the National Gallery of Art in Washington,<br />

DC, have the largest collections of<br />

Modigliani paintings in the world.<br />

Visitors can use Barnes Focus, a<br />

mobile guide that works on any smartphone<br />

with a web browser. This is the<br />

first occasion Barnes Focus can be<br />

used to explore loaned works in an<br />

exhibition. Visitors simply open the<br />

guide by navigating to barnesfoc.us<br />

on a mobile browser and focus on a<br />

work of art; the guide recognizes the<br />

work and delivers information about<br />

it. Barnes Focus also leverages the<br />

Google Translate API, so you can automatically<br />

translate the guide into a<br />

variety of languages.<br />

The Barnes Foundation:<br />

barnesfoundation.org.<br />

continued on page 28<br />

26 WEST COAST WOMAN <strong>DECEMBER</strong> <strong>2022</strong>

Presented by<br />



2021-22 <strong>2022</strong>-23 Author Author Lecture Series<br />

October Wednesday, 12, 2021 December – May 3, <strong>2022</strong> 14<br />

at 7pm 21 Authors at Temple • 20 Events Emanu-El<br />

10 “in-person” events (also available on Zoom)<br />

Steve and 10 Katz Zoom-only events<br />

Blood, Sweat, and<br />

My Rock ‘n’ Roll Years<br />

Steve Katz was a founding member of the legendary Blues<br />

Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears. He played the Monterey<br />

Pop Festival and Woodstock. His blues-folk-rock memoir<br />

is an honest and personal account of<br />

a life at the edge of the spotlight – a<br />

privileged vantage point that earned him a bit more objectivity<br />

and earnest outrage than many of his colleagues, who were too<br />

far into the scene to lay any honest witness to it. Set during the<br />

Greenwich Village folk/rock scene, the ’60s most celebrated<br />

venues and concerts, and behind closed doors on international<br />

tours and grueling studio sessions, this is the unlikely story of a<br />

rock star as nerd, nerd as rock star, a nice Jewish boy who got to<br />

sit at the cool kids’ table and score the hot chicks.<br />

In addition to his presentation, Steve will perform a mini-concert!<br />

Tickets are $25 in advance<br />

and $30 at the door<br />

Temple Emanu-El is located at 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota<br />

For tickets and more information,<br />

visit jfedsrq.org/books<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023 SEASON<br />


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January 6-7, 2023<br />



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major art exhibits continued<br />

• Cubism and the<br />

Trompe l’Oeil at<br />

The Metropolitan<br />

Museum of Art<br />

At The Metropolitan Museum of<br />

Art, Cubism and the Trompe<br />

l’Oeil Tradition are presented in<br />

an entirely new understanding of Cubism<br />

by connecting it to the strategies, motifs,<br />

and playful provocation of trompe l’oeil<br />

(“deceive the eye”) illusionism.<br />

This transhistorical, international loan<br />

exhibition brings together more than 100<br />

objects, the majority being by the three<br />

Cubists who addressed the practice of<br />

trompe l’oeil in the years 1909-1915:<br />

Georges Braque, Juan Gris, and Pablo<br />

Picasso. Their paintings and collages<br />

(and, in the case of Picasso, sculptures)<br />

are paired with works by European and<br />

American artists from the 17th through<br />

the 19th century—from Samuel van<br />

Hoogstraten and Cornelius Norbertus<br />

Gijsbrechts, to Louis Léopold Boilly and<br />

William Harnett.<br />

Though these trompe l’oeil painters<br />

were often disparaged for merely copying<br />

nature, they filled their pictures with<br />

ingenious tricks and allusions, elevating<br />

the seemingly humble genre of still life.<br />

As the exhibit reveals, the Cubists both<br />

parodied and paid homage to classic<br />

trompe l’oeil devices, while inventing<br />

new ways of confounding the eye and the<br />

mind. Despite vast differences in overall<br />

appearance, both art forms interrogated<br />

the nature of representation, raising philosophical<br />

questions about the real and<br />

the fake, and the ephemeral and the enduring,<br />

that resonate powerfully today.<br />

Cubism and the Trompe l’Oeil Tradition<br />

unfolds across ten thematic rooms,<br />

charting the dialogue between Cubism<br />

and the past and the three-way competition<br />

between Braque, Gris, and Picasso.<br />

The exhibition includes an ensemble of<br />

collages and papiers collés (paper collage)<br />

by Braque, Gris, and Picasso, most<br />

of them rarely seen. Picasso’s Still Life<br />

with Chair Caning (1912)—the first Cubist<br />

collage—is displayed in the United<br />

States for the first time in 30 years.<br />

Information: www.metmuseum.org/.<br />

• Edward Hopper<br />

at The Whitney<br />

Edward Hopper’s New York runs<br />

through Mar 5, 2023 at The Whitney.<br />

The city of New York was<br />

Edward Hopper’s home for nearly six decades<br />

(1908–67), a period that spans his<br />

entire mature career and coincides with<br />

a historic time of urban development.<br />

Edward Hopper’s New York is the<br />

first exhibition of its kind to focus on<br />

the artist’s rich and sustained<br />

relationship with the city that<br />

served as the subject, setting,<br />

and inspiration for so many of<br />

his most celebrated pictures.<br />

The survey takes a comprehensive<br />

look at Hopper’s life<br />

and work through his depictions<br />

of the city—from his early impressions<br />

in sketches, prints,<br />

and illustrations, to his late<br />

paintings, in which New York<br />

served as a backdrop for his<br />

evocative distillations of urban<br />

experience.<br />

Drawing from the Whitney’s<br />

extensive holdings by the artist<br />

and amplified by key loans, the<br />

exhibition brings together many<br />

of Hopper’s iconic city pictures<br />

such as Automat (1927), Early<br />

Sunday Morning (1930), Room<br />

in New York (1932), New York<br />

Movie (1939), and Morning<br />

Sun (1952), as well as several<br />

lesser-known yet critically important<br />

examples including the<br />

artist’s watercolors of downtown New<br />

York and his painting November, Washington<br />

Square (1932/1958).<br />

The presentation also includes a variety<br />

of materials from the Museum’s<br />

recently acquired Sanborn Hopper<br />

Archive—printed ephemera, correspondence,<br />

photographs, and journals<br />

that together offer new insights into<br />

Hopper’s life. whitney.org/exhibitions/edward-hopper-new-york.<br />

• Looking Ahead…<br />

MoMA has Ed<br />

Ruscha/Now Then<br />

The Museum of Modern Art has<br />

ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN, the<br />

most comprehensive presentation<br />

of the artist’s work, and his first<br />

solo exhibition at the Museum, September<br />

23, 2023 through January 6, 2024.<br />

This is great timing for a fall 2023 visit in<br />

New York so you can plan ahead.<br />

Spanning 65 years of Ed Ruscha’s<br />

career and mirroring his own cross-disciplinary<br />

approach, the exhibition<br />

features over 250 works, produced<br />

from 1958 to the present, in various<br />

mediums—including painting, drawing,<br />

prints, film, photography, artist’s books,<br />

and installation—displayed according to<br />

a loose chronology.<br />

Alongside the artist’s most acclaimed<br />

works, the exhibition highlights lesser-known<br />

aspects of his practice, offering<br />

new perspectives on one of the most<br />

influential figures in postwar American<br />

art and stressing Ruscha’s role as a keen<br />

observer of a rapidly changing world.<br />

Raised in Oklahoma City, Ed Ruscha<br />

(American, born 1937) moved<br />

to Los Angeles in 1956 to<br />

study commercial art at the<br />

Chouinard Art Institute (now<br />

CalArts). Beginning with these<br />

formative years, the exhibition<br />

includes rarely seen paintings<br />

and works on paper made<br />

during, or in reference to, his<br />

extensive travels throughout<br />

the United States and Europe,<br />

revealing the artist’s keen<br />

attention to everyday sights—<br />

including vernacular architecture,<br />

consumer items, and<br />

public signage.<br />

The exhibition also reunites<br />

a number of breakthrough<br />

paintings, which Ruscha made<br />

shortly after graduating from<br />

Chouinard, in order to demonstrate<br />

his foundational and enduring<br />

interest in language for its plastic and<br />

sonic qualities. For instance, OOF (1962,<br />

reworked 1963), a painting in MoMA’s<br />

collection, depicts a one-syllable word<br />

with a bold shape and guttural sound<br />

that not only recalls the dynamic exclamations<br />

found in comic strips, but also<br />

highlights Ruscha’s acute understanding<br />

of design and typography. https://www.<br />

moma.org/artists/5086.<br />

Cross-media installations throughout<br />

the retrospective offer insight into Ruscha’s<br />

working methods. Viewers have<br />

the opportunity to trace the migration<br />

of subjects across mediums—following,<br />

for example, an image of a Standard<br />

gasoline station from its small blackand-white<br />

reproduction in his self-published<br />

artist’s book, Twentysix Gasoline<br />

Stations (1963) to the<br />

monumental, brightly<br />

rendered oil paintings<br />

made shortly<br />

after, which remain<br />

as some of Ruscha’s<br />

most recognizable<br />

works.<br />

These displays<br />

will also highlight<br />

the artist’s continual<br />

experimentation with<br />

unconventional materials<br />

and techniques,<br />

including drawings<br />

made with gunpowder,<br />

airbrushed paintings<br />

of enigmatic<br />

silhouettes, and vintage<br />

drum skins emblazoned<br />

with double<br />

negatives. https://<br />

www.moma.org/.<br />

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1 cup barley flour*<br />

1 cup brown rice flour*<br />

1 tablespoon baking powder<br />

1 teaspoon baking soda<br />

1/4 teaspoon salt<br />

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice<br />

mix**<br />

1 tablespoon flax meal*<br />

1 tablespoon arrowroot<br />

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1 tablespoon cornstarch<br />

1 banana<br />

1/2 cup sweet potato puree***<br />

or<br />

1/2 cup pumpkin puree***<br />

1/2 cup maple syrup<br />

2 tablespoon molasses<br />

3 tablespoons brown sugar<br />

1 cup candied ginger, chopped<br />

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin tin with a light layer of grease or<br />

nonstick cooking spray.<br />

Whisk the barley flour, brown rice flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin<br />

pie spice together in a medium bowl.<br />

Whisk flax meal and arrowroot or cornstarch together in a small bowl. Add 3 tablespoons<br />

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not to leave any chunks.<br />

Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until well combined. Spoon<br />

the batter into the muffin tins until they are 3/4 of the way full. Press the candied ginger<br />

onto the tops of each muffin. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until toothpick comes out dry.<br />

2 lb. large head cauliflower<br />

– broken into florets<br />

1 Tbsp. coconut oil<br />

1 large sweet onion, diced<br />

2-3 garlic cloves, pressed or<br />

minced<br />

2 tsp. turmeric powder<br />

1 Tbsp. curry blend<br />

1 piece of ginger, 2inch<br />

long, peeled and chopped<br />

2 Tbsp. Thai red curry paste<br />

or harissa paste<br />

3 cups low sodium veggie broth<br />

1 can (14oz) coconut milk<br />

Serves 6<br />

Melt coconut oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until<br />

softened, about 4-5 minutes. Add in garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, curry, and harissa/<br />

curry paste, then cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.<br />

Add in the cauliflower and broth, and bring to a simmer.<br />

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***Use up leftover cooked sweet potatoes<br />

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F Curried Cauliflower Soup<br />

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This soup is made creamy thanks to coconut milk and cauliflower and it takes just<br />

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Sea salt and pepper, to taste<br />

2 Tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro<br />

1 red chili, sliced to garnish<br />

Cover with a lid and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15-20 minutes, or until<br />

cauliflower is tender.<br />

Stir in coconut milk, then remove from heat. Using a hand blender, process until it<br />

reaches a thick creamy consistency. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.<br />

Ladle soup into bowls, sprinkle chili, fresh chopped cilantro and garnish with lime slices.<br />

Best served hot.<br />

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One and a third<br />

cups pastry flour<br />

1/2 tsp fine sea<br />

salt<br />

5.6 ounces vegan<br />

butter<br />

1/3 cup plus 1<br />

tbsp cold water<br />

PASTRY<br />


Place flour in a<br />

medium bowl and<br />

add salt and mix<br />

well to combine.<br />

Break the butter<br />

into chunks and<br />

add to the flour<br />

and rub it into the<br />

flour. Don’t rub the<br />

butter in too much.<br />

You want to see<br />

chunks of butter<br />

as this is will make<br />

your pastry flaky.<br />

Add the water little<br />

by little and mix<br />

until you have a dough. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.<br />

Form the dough into a rectangle and roll it out until it is 3 times its original length.<br />

Fold the top third of the dough onto the middle of the dough and the bottom third<br />

on top of that.<br />

Give the dough a quarter turn and roll it out again until it is 3 times its original length.<br />

Again fold the top third to the middle and the bottom third on top of that. Wrap in plastic<br />

wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Repeat another 2 times and pastry is ready to use.<br />


4 large portobello mushrooms stalks<br />

trimmed and cleaned<br />

3 large onions peeled and chopped<br />

3 tbs olive oil<br />

10.5 ounces baby spinach<br />

4 sprigs of thyme leaves picked<br />

1 vegan puff pastry<br />


1 tbs dijon mustard<br />

salt and pepper to taste<br />


1 tbs chickpea water<br />

1 tbs almond or cashew milk<br />

1 tsp neutral flavored oil<br />

1/2 tsp maple syrup or brown rice syrup<br />

Place a large frying pan over a low to medium-low heat. Add the 1 /2 tbs of olive oil<br />

followed by onion and reduce heat to low. Season with salt and pepper and cook,<br />

stirring occasionally 15-20 minutes, until the onions are golden brown.<br />

Remove onions from the pan and return the pan to the heat. Add baby spinach and<br />

cook until wilted. Remove baby spinach from the pan and leave to cool.<br />

Increase heat to medium/high and return pan to the heat. Add remaining olive oil and<br />

place mushrooms, top side down. Cook until lightly golden (about 5 minutes) before<br />

turning over and cooking for 5 minutes more or until golden.<br />

Remove from heat, and drain on paper towel top side up as they will release a lot of<br />

liquid as they cool. Transfer onions, spinach and mushrooms to the refrigerator and<br />

cool completely.<br />

Preheat oven to 390. Place a sheet of baking paper on the baking tray and then place<br />

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the pastry, making sure to leave an extra ¾ inch, border at the edge of the pastry. Top<br />

with half of the baby spinach. Spread Dijon mustard over the mushrooms and season<br />

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Carefully roll pastry over the top of mushroom mixture until you have a log. Press down<br />

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