Performance In Sculpture 2011-2013
A JURIED EXHIBITION PRESENTED BY THE NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY AND THE STRAZ CENTER
In partnership with the New York-based National Sculpture Society, the pre-eminent organization for sculptors, the Straz Center presents a multi-piece art exhibit as part of the 11-12/12-13 programming seasons. Thirteen new pieces are displayed in the Ruth Silbiger lobby of Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center from October 2011 through June 2013.
Additionally, the exhibit includes the larger version of Academia, which was part of the previous season's exhibit, and Furioso retains his prominent position at the foot of the grand stairway. The exhibit is open during shows in Carol Morsani Hall and during regularly scheduled tours. Special tours can also be arranged.
"This is an opportunity for us to add even more drama to our environment," said Judy Lisi, president and CEO of the Straz Center. "We're enhancing our patrons' experience even before they see the show they're attending." As an added bonus for Straz Center audiences, the pieces are available for acquisition.
Those working on this project include the Straz Center Visual Arts Committee members Michael Urette, Ann McKeel Ross, architect James Jennewein (NSS Board Member) and Straz Center staff members, Judy Lisi, Lorrin Shepard, Michael Kilgore and Dominick Furlano.
Sculptor Richard Blake, FNSS, and Robin Salmon, Vice President for Collections and Curator of Sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina, joined in the selection process.
This project is funded in part by the National Sculpture Society.
Photos of the sculptures below from left to right are:
Row 1: Academia by Paige Bradley; Carrying on the Tradition by Curt Mattson; Furioso by Kathleen Friedenberg; Limber and Lean by Myra Weisgold; Reach for the Sky by Rosetta
Row 2: Angle of Repose by Kent Ullberg; Ete by Gwen Marcus; Goldy's Locks by Marilyn Newmark; Liquid Flight II by Darrell Davis; Stage Fright by Dan Ostermiller
Row 3: Big Heart by Joy Kroeger Beckner; Folklorico by Eugene Daub; In the Winds of History by Carter Jones; Pas de Deux Elegance SII by Richard MacDonald; The Walking Man by Lee Hutt
For more information on these sculptures, download the brochure. To see larger photos, click on the thumbnails below.
The Straz Center is also pleased to partner with the Tampa Museum of Art to present studio glass from the museum's permanent collection. The exhibition includes works by Dale Chihuly, Toots Zynsky and Dante Marioni, on view through August 2012 in the Center's Ferguson Hall.
In addition, the Tampa Museum of Art will display a collection of large contemporary paintings by William Pachner and Richard Protovin in the mezzanine level of the Ruth Silbiger Lobby in Carol Morsani Hall.
The exhibitions are open before all Louise Lykes Ferguson Hall and Carol Morsani Hall performances, during regularly scheduled tours and by scheduled appointment.