Archive for June, 2012

06/1/2012

Only In Sarasota: Over Lido Key

Skydive Sarasota’s John Ledbetter (at back of harness) has helped thousands of passengers make the leap from a plane two miles high over Sarasota. After the thrill of free-falling at 120 miles an hour, they pull the cord and float over "one of the most sublime skydiving views in the world," he says. "You even […]

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06/1/2012

June 2012 Highlights

Art Ringling Museum of Art. Peter Paul Rubens: Impressions of a Master continues through June 3 in the Searing Wing. Also on view, through Oct. 14: installation artist Sanford Biggers’ Codex, featuring a constellation series based on the use of quilts by Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. 359-5700. Art Center Sarasota. The Sum of […]

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06/1/2012

Fashion I.Q.: Guy Stuff

State Street Eating House has revived such handcrafted classic cocktails as the Pimm’s Cup, French 75, Manhattan and the divine Bramble. Here’s their take on that one. Muddle 3 blackberries in a rocks glass, add crushed ice, set aside. In a shaker with ice add: 2 oz. Plymouth gin (or vodka) 1 oz. fresh lemon […]

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06/1/2012

From The Editor: Remembering Chamberlain

When sculptor John Chamberlain died last December, the art world lost a giant. But as Robert Plunket writes in "Master and Commander" in this issue, many of those who knew John during the years he lived and worked in Sarasota (1980-1995) lost something more personal: a friend and lifelong inspiration. I met John in 1992, […]

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06/1/2012

My Medical Nightmare

Ralph Smith has worked on a number of well-known comic strips, including Hagar the Horrible, and his own Captain Vincible was nationally syndicated by King Features. Click here to view “My Medical Nightmare.” This article appears in the June 2012 issue of Sarasota Magazine. Did you like what you read here? Subscribe to Sarasota Magazine […]

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06/1/2012

Master & Commander

I first heard of John Chamberlain when I was a freshman in college. I was taking a survey course in art history and finally, after Greek, Gothic, Renaissance, Old Master, Impressionism, and Abstract, we reached the present day—1964. The professor singled out two artists as emblematic, and he made it clear that he hated them […]

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