Sarasota Museum of Art's 2013 ARTmuse Inaugural Bash with Renowned Sculptor Patrick Dougherty
General Event Information
The Sarasota Museum of Art/SMOA, a division of Ringling College of Art and Design, is celebrating its 2013 ARTmuse program with the SMOA Inaugural Bash on the grounds of the historic Sarasota High School. The public is invited to meet this year’s ARTmuse artist, Patrick Dougherty, enjoy libations and cuisine from The Sarasota-Manatee Originals, and enjoy the stirring sounds of Tampa's premier dance band, Ace Factor. Tickets start at $125. For tickets and more information about this event, call 941-309-0118 and specify SMOA Inaugural Bash. For information about sponsorship and benefactor opportunities, contact Mary Lee Richey at 941-309-4732.
Dougherty's imaginative monumental sculptures made of trees, twigs, vines, and other natural materials can be seen around the world. During his three-week Sarasota project, the artist will build a site-specific installation on the grounds of the historic Sarasota High School, which will become the future home of the Sarasota Museum of Art/ SMOA.
A division of the Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota’s first museum of modern and contemporary art will be a dynamic destination for exhibiting innovative and compelling visual art of the 20th and 21st centuries. A vital part of Sarasota’s rich cultural legacy, the museum will interweave exhibitions, educational programs and community outreach initiatives to engage a diverse audience and serve as a stimulating hub for creative discovery and discourse. For more information, visit www.sarasotamuseumofart.org.