Annual medieval fair returns to the Sarasota Fairgrounds

Annual medieval fair returns to the Sarasota Fairgrounds

With its warm climate and thriving opera scene, it is no surprise that Sarasota remains a popular destination for snowbirds, in search of a place with no winter coats or income taxes. Each November, though, the city also becomes a...
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Fats, Freaks and Queers: Photography by Shoog McDaniel

Fats, Freaks and Queers: Photography by Shoog McDaniel

All photos courtesy of Shoog McDaniel. With almost 50,000 Instagram followers, Shoog McDaniel has made a name for themself posting ethereal photographs of individuals who inhabit what McDaniel calls “marginalized bodies.” By featuring individuals who ident...
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Outdoor photography exhibit “The FENCE” comes to Sarasota

Outdoor photography exhibit “The FENCE” comes to Sarasota

All photos Cait Matthews/Catalyst. As November comes into full swing in Sarasota, so does “The FENCE,” an annual photography exhibit that is open to submissions from anyone. This year, the self-proclaimed largest outdoor traveling exhibit in North America ...
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Sarasota Opera kicks off its fall season with The Barber of Seville

Sarasota Opera kicks off its fall season with The Barber of Seville

Sarasota Opera kicked off its fall season this week with three performances of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. The upcoming performances will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. “The...
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Artpool hosts a Boo-tiful show

Artpool hosts a Boo-tiful show

“Every show that we do is super themed, but this one is out-of-the-box crazy,” Marina Williams (‘06), owner of Artpool and New College alumna, said, referring to the annual Halloween Costume Bash ART pARTy that took place on Oct. 27....
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30th Annual Pumpkin Festival sparks fall feelings in SRQ

30th Annual Pumpkin Festival sparks fall feelings in SRQ

All of the senses are stimulated as one makes their way from the parking lots to the grounds of the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival; the air is a medley of kettle corn, foods fried in Canola oil and a thriving...
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Sheryl Oring’s ‘Agitype: Changing the World One Letter at a Time’ at RCAD

Sheryl Oring’s ‘Agitype: Changing the World One Letter at a Time’ at RCAD

The act of questioning is a central aspect of Sheryl Oring’s artistic process. Questions—and their answers—serve as the inspiration for a number of the work featured in Oring’s current exhibition at Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD).  Entitled...
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Sarasota celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride

Sarasota celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, crowds of rainbow-clad Sarasotans gathered in J.D. Hamel Park to celebrate Pride Fest 2018. A number of free activities were available to festival-goers. Flag-toting high school students and senior citizens alike lounged in lawn ...
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Selby Gardens embraces ‘endless forms’ in annual orchid show

Selby Gardens embraces ‘endless forms’ in annual orchid show

As October winds down, fall is finally here, bringing with it pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating and, just maybe, temperatures below 75 degrees. In Sarasota, there’s one sure sign of the new season: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ annual Orchid Show, which ...
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NCF alumnus showcases art at first Ringling Underground of the year

NCF alumnus showcases art at first Ringling Underground of the year

After a persistent rainy season forced the organizers to postpone the event in September, Ringling Underground came back in full force for the first Thursday in October. The replica of Michelangelo’s “David” statue towered over the crowd of attendees as....
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