October 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - April 14, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
The Independent Eye
Upcoming SVAS Group Exhibition at The Art Ovation Hotel From October 17th through April
This upcoming year’s SVAS show, which promises to be extensive and wide ranging, is entitled “The Independent Eye”. The curator is Francine Birbragher and it will be at the Art Ovation Hotel, where it will be visible from October, 2019 to April, 2020.
The Sarasota Visual Artists Studios (SVAS) group is a collaborative of established and prolific artists who are each dedicated to an individual and distinctive vision. Independent of one another or any particular canon, they have each demonstrated a resolute long term commitment to their craft and to making artworks along their own lines of inquiry and on their own terms.
The artists met on the Sarasota art scene and recognized this independent quality in each other and felt it would be a good idea to work together to give wider public access to their activities. They have created a unique artistic and educational experience in Sarasota by opening their studios to the public on the first Saturday of every month from December to March each year. This cooperation has proved to be very inspiring for both the artists and the participants. This popular tour gives the public the opportunity to see an abundant variety of new work from these artists and to learn about their work processes in their natural environments where exciting visual experiences and good conversations abound. The upcoming 2019-20 season will be the fifth year of these studio tours and exhibitions.
The artists participating in the exhibition are:
Barbara Banks Bill Buchman Dasha Reich Duncan Chamberlain Grace Howl Larry Forgard Michael Halflants
As a painter I am deeply engaged in contributing to the inspirational and therapeutic impact that art has in our world. My visual language is built around the idea of communicating harmony, optimism, and joy through a fusion of the elements of music and painting.