Archive for October, 2011

10/1/2011

Highlights

Art Art Center Sarasota. On exhibit here through Oct. 22: The Other Persona, an all-media members’ show exploring issues of identity and costume. Also: Out of Mind: Costumes and Ephemera by Ray Peper; drawings, paintings and assemblages by Jo Proietti; and Food for Thought, paintings by Vicki Chelf and Jeff Schwartz. 365-2032. Selby Gallery. Continuing […]

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10/1/2011

Mr. Chatterbox

The morning of the Michele Bachmann for President rally at the Sahib Temple, I woke up with a migraine headache. Perfect, I thought. Michele gets migraines, too, and it has developed into a campaign mini-issue. Can one govern effectively with a migraine? I, for one, cannot. I can just picture myself during a bad one, […]

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10/1/2011

From The Editor

Sarasota is famous for its extravagantly beautiful homes, from the ornate mansion John Ringling built in the 1920s to such modern architectural marvels as the two (count them, two) Gulf-front homes, both designed by Sarasota’s Guy Peterson, that just made a national list of the 10 Coolest Beach Homes in America. We regularly feature homes […]

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10/1/2011

Delicious Kitchens

Kitchen No. 1 trip to tuscany As warm as the Tuscan sun, the kitchen Denise Mei designed for her husband, Roberto, is as hard-working as that of their family restaurant, Sarasota’s beloved Café Baci. The space is fully loaded with heavy-duty Wolf professional equipment, yet Denise achieved a soft, residential look that reflects the Tuscany […]

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10/1/2011

Tropical Tribute

Many of us might notice the colorful flowers in our backyard gardens, but photographer J.B. McCourtney dwells on the form of the plants surrounding his Siesta Key home—the structure of a young shoot, the lines of a leaf—as exemplified in these large-scale, black-and-white images. McCourtney immersed himself in photographing his plants for six months, constantly […]

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10/1/2011

Weekend Castaways

Long before Steve Ellis dreamt of building a grand, green vacation home with open-air stairwells and disappearing sliding-glass doors, he sat under the mangroves on the shore of his then-undeveloped lot on Jewfish Key, alongside his wife, Catherine, and their daughter, Saylor, and marveled at the cool breeze rolling off the bay. The Ellises purchased […]

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10/1/2011

Treetop Marvel

A man of few words, architect Jerry Sparkman distills the genesis of his nationally acclaimed design into a single sentence: “My client asked if I could build a house in the trees, and I said yes.” Talk about understatements. The guest residence on Casey Key has won a number of prestigious awards, including the 2010 […]

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10/1/2011

Neighborhoods: Ringling Museum Area

For a special breed of Sarasotan, the Ringling Museum neighborhood is the only game in town.

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