"I'm enjoying learning about this community and college [Ringling College of Art + Design, of which SMOA is a division].
in art history, she sees SMOA as presenting a forum for a "lot of diverse voices" when it comes to future exhibitions.
In addition to the ceiling projections, many of the guests, me included, are also admiring a balloon art installation created for SMOA with a special video produced by Ringling students Adrian Pumarejo, Corey Allen, Glenna Dame-Baker, Harrison Lemire, Josette Yarn, Kyle Kavanaugh, Mrak Orzechowski and Tammy Zeitler under the direction of faculty members Claudia Cumbie-Jones and Michael Wyshock.
It's SMOA president Wendy Surkis whose attention I seek, but this tiny woman is difficult to locate.
Enjoy superb food from the Sarasota-Manatee Originals, dancing under a tent at historic Sarasota High School - home of SMOA
and an opportunity to make your eternal mark.
To learn more about SMOA
, which is a division of the Ringling College of Art and Design, go to ringling.edu.
Despite a tough economy, the SMOA
board has now raised 65 percent of their $22 million goal ($14 million for renovation, $8 million for endowment).
The Sarasota Museum of Art, which is still in the planning stages, is already using the acronym SMOA
. That's OK, I guess, but it sounds like a sleeping pill or something the lactose-intolerant would drink.
In a previous life, Sarasota Museum of Art (SMOA
) president Wendy Surkis built a one-office New York advertising agency into an international company with 18 branches and more than $100 million in sales.
A division of Ringling College of Art and Design, SMOA
will be Sarasota's first museum devoted to modern and contemporary art.
But no one was more exuberant than SMOA
president Wendy Surkis.
A recent risk was Ringling's decision to merge with the Sarasota Museum of Art (SMOA
), an organization formed to create a modern and contemporary art museum in Sarasota.