Coronavirus Florida: 24 (or more) ways to get your Sarasota-Manatee arts fix online April 16-22

Coronavirus Florida: 24 (or more) ways to get your Sarasota-Manatee arts fix online April 16-22

Jay Handelman Arts Editor Our guide to local arts events this weekend and in the week ahead. This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. Sign up for our daily or breaking newsletters to stay informed. If local news is important to you, consider becoming a digital subscriber to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. *** With performances canceled and arts venues closed because of the coronavirus, many organizations are trying to stay connected with supporters online. Here are some examples of what is available from Sarasota area groups. Fun with Painting Assistant Curator Megan Salazar-Walsh of The Ringling is encouraging arts lovers to join in a worldwide activity to recreate classic paintings with modern photos. Walsh and some of her colleagues have joined in a program that started with a Dutch Instagram account and has been picked up around the world. People are using household objects and clothes they have in their closet to recreate the look of famous and not-so-famous paintings. She said it started as a fun way to pass the time and turned into something meaningful. Once you’ done, share it on social media with the hashtag #tussenkunstenquarantaine. And be sure to check out what others have posted on the Instagram page. Behind the scenes at Asolo Rep One unexpected benefit of the closures caused by the coronavirus is that patrons are getting to learn more than usual about the operations of some of their favorite arts organizations. Asolo Repertory Theatre launched its #AsoloRepEngage program which is providing some behind-the-scenes videos that look at the artistic and educational aspects of the company. Check out: On the theater’s YouTube page you can see the announcement of what shows are coming next season, and a recorded video of the […]

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