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Nov 01
2018

North Trail's Asolo Rep Theatre Receives Grant

Posted by ntadmin in Sarasota Arts , North Trail , Asolo Rep

Asolo Rep Receives $100,000 Grant from Barancik Foundation

Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced that it is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. The grant will provide key support for Asolo Rep's 2018-19 season, which kicks off in November with The Music Man, directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and starring Broadway song and dance man Noah Racey. It will also support Asolo Rep's Access to the Arts Programs: Main Stages and the annual fall Shakespeare tour. Main Stages provides area students with the opportunity to see a world-class production at Asolo Rep. Through the fall Shakespeare tour, live theatre is brought to the students at schools and community venues throughout Florida. Both Main Stages and tour performances are supplemented with teaching artist-guided workshops, study guides and other materials to enhance students' experience before and after the performance. The Barancik Foundation grant will also help to underwrite the cost of the annual FSU/A solo Conservatory for Actor Training London Study Program. Each summer, the rising third-year Conservatory MFA students spend six weeks in London. When they return from this enriching training, they become the acting company for the annual Shakespeare tour and then join Asolo Rep's main stage acting company for repertory season.

Original article published October 30, 2018, by SRQ Daily.

Oct 11
2018

North Trail's Ringling College Braces for Second ArtWalk of the Season

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College , North Trail , Art Walk

The Ringling College of Art and Design campus overflows this Friday, October 12, with an ArtWalk from 4pm to 7pm featuring the opening of seven new exhibitions. From faculty art to student creations, featured photographers, college-wide collaborations and even a former New York Times journalist looking to activate local democracy through art, folks may just have to run if they’re going to see it all.

Technically, the day begins at 11am, when journalist-turned-artist-for-democracy Sheryl Oring will be on campus with her “I Wish to Say” performance, seeing the artist adopt the role of a secretary out of the 1960s, armed with a typewriter so students and other passersby can dictate their own postcard to the president. It’s something she’s done since 2004, hoping to activate democratic impulses in her audiences, especially students. “That’s been important to me because young people sometimes feel like they’re not listened to,” says Oring. “Maybe they’ll actually write a letter to one of their elected officials or take action in some small way in their community.”

In the Basch Visual Arts Center, audiences will see selections from Oring’s past projects, as well as a new series incorporating statements ripped from news articles about the #MeToo movement and another new series exhibiting past postcards sent to President Trump through Oring in 2017.

Oct 01
2018

North Trail's Ringling College Among Top 10

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College , North Trail , Colleges

Rookies Rank Ringling College in International Top 10

The Rookies came out with its annual lists of Best Creative Media & Entertainment Schools in the World 2018, ranking Ringling College of Art and Design among the Top 10 Schools for 3D Motion Graphics, Digital Illustration and Game Development. Moving up two slots from last year, the college ranked #3 worldwide for 3D Motion Graphics. Among the world’s best Digital Illustration schools, Ringling College placed #6. And finally, the college placed #3 in the world for Game Development and highest of any school in the United States. All of the rankings are determined by the quality of the student work that is submitted for those categories. More links and info can be found below. 

2018 Best Creative Media & Entertainment Schools

Sep 26
2018

North Trail's Arts Alliance Calls All Sarasota Sherlocks!

Posted by ntadmin in Sarasota , North Trail , Arts and Cultural Alliance

Calling All Sarasota Sherlocks
Philip Lederer, Phil.Lederer@srqme.com

In a town full of theaters, galleries and all sorts of indoor artistic enterprises, it can be all too easy to overlook all the public art dotting the streets, populating the parks and even adorning the architecture. “We take it for granted,” says Jim Shirley, executive director for the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. And to draw public eyes to public art, the Alliance has this month launched a Sarasota Public Art Scavenger Hunt, inviting art enthusiasts of all ages to join the hunt and take a moment to stop and smell the statuary.

Free and open to the public, the rules of the scavenger hunt are simple, and the Alliance has taken care to make the adventure accessible to near everyone who wants to participate. The hunt begins with the hints—numbering nine and available via the Arts and Cultural Alliance website. Centered in Downtown Sarasota, the hunt begins at Five Points Park, with the entire journey taking place within a single square mile, before returning to Five Points Park for the final clue. Contained by design, the scavenger hunt requires no additional transportation once begun and should accommodate even short legs that tire easily or dodgy knees that can’t handle an afternoon marathon.

Sep 24
2018

North Trail's Asolo Rep Unveils New Website

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , Asolo Repertory Theatre , Asolo Rep

Asolo Repertory Theatre Unveils New Website

Asolo Repertory Theatre has proudly launched a new, completely redesigned website. As the theatre embarks on its 60th season, this new website is designed to provide patrons with a much-improved, intuitive web experience. The newly designed site features a streamlined ticket-buying platform, with an easy-to-read and navigate calendar feature. This is particularly helpful given Asolo Rep's rotating repertory producing model, with up to three plays rotating on and off the Mertz stage, two often on the same day, throughout the season and another production running in the Cook Theatre in April. The website will also offer behind-the-scenes content, including video, photos, casting, and insight into the world of each play to enrich patrons' experience in the theatre. Learning more about the theater's various outreach programs has also been simplified, with an easy-to-navigate drop-down menu highlighting ways to engage beyond the stage. 


Aug 10
2018

North Trail Residential Projects Move Forward

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail

As stakeholders continue to clamor for growth along a stretch of U.S. 41, two new developments offer a sign of hope.

 

by: David Conway Deputy Managing Editor

 

Read article published August 2, 2018, in The Observer .

Jul 06
2018

North Trail's SRQ Airport Adds Non-Stop to Chicago

Posted by ntadmin in SRQ Airport , North Trail

New Nonstop Flights Between Sarasota and Chicago Start in December

American Airlines will offer nonstop flights between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and O’Hare International Airport.

By Staff  7/5/2018 at 1:00pm

American Airlines will begin offering nonstop flights between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in December. The seasonal flights will be offered daily beginning Wednesday, Dec. 19. American last month announced that it will begin offering nonstop flights to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in December, as well.

Jul 05
2018

North Trail's New College Ranked No. 7

Posted by ntadmin in Universities , North Trail , New College

New College Named One of America’s Most Affordable Small Colleges

New College of Florida was recently ranked No. 7 in a list of America’s 20 most affordable small colleges.

By Staff  7/3/2018 at 9:46am

New College of Florida was recently ranked No. 7 in a list of America’s 20 most affordable small colleges published by the student loan management company Student Loan Hero. To create the rankings, the company surveyed tuition, fees and average student debt at 626 colleges with graduating classes of 500 students or less. The top small colleges in the rankings are the College of the Ozarks, Berea College and Alice Lloyd College.

Original article published by Sarasota Magazine.

Apr 20
2018

North Trail's The Reserve Offers Something for Everybody

Posted by in The Reserve , Sarasota , North Trail

The Reserve offers something for everybody — especially the creative-minded.

by: Marty Fugate Contributor

Sarasota is proud of its reputation as an arts community. But along with museums and galleries, any good arts community needs good hangouts. 

Mar 19
2018

North Trail's "The Reserve" Now Offering Wine!

Posted by ntadmin in The Reserve , North Trail , North Tamiami Trail

Coffee and Book Shop Adds Wine to Retail Offerings

The Reserve now offers curated varieties of red and white wine.

By Staff  3/16/2018 at 2:10pm

 

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