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The Baker Museum's




    Artis—Naples’ The Baker Museum hosts two new exhibitions this summer. ‘True Likeness’ will feature traditional portraits in a variety of media and ‘Recent Acquisitions’ will present more than 50 works that have been added to the museum’s permanent collection since 2019. 

   ‘True Likeness’ presents contemporary portraits from diverse artists in media including video, photography, painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. These artists, some familiar, others more on the fringe of the art world, hail from all over the United States. The exhibit addresses the idea that portraits serve as expressions of identity, popular taste and social standing, as well as documentations of personal and communal events and experiences, and individual and collective identity. Their works provide a snapshot of the country’s identity, highlighting and celebrating its diversity. 

   ‘Recent Acquisitions: 2019-Present’ showcases growth of The Baker Museum’s permanent collection over the past two decades. With generous gifts and through museum purchases, the art collection has continued to expand in both breadth and quality within the museum’s clearly defined scope, which encompasses American, Latin American and European art from the 1880s to the present day.

    Outstanding recent acquisitions are Deborah Butterfield’s ‘Charlemagne’, an equine sculpture made of driftwood and other found materials, and Dale Chihuly’s outdoor installation ‘Red Reeds, as well as large-scale paintings by Donald Sultan (’Sultan’s Steer’) and Hunt Slonem, (‘Hutch Hutch’). 

   Other highlights of the exhibition include photographs by Mariana Yampolsky, Philip Perkis and Jack Leigh; two print suites by Louise Nevelson (11 silkscreens from her ‘Façade: In Homage to Edith Sitwell’ (1966) and six lithographs from Ernest Trova’s ‘Falling Man’ series; drawings by two noted French surrealists, André Masson and Max Bucaille; oil paintings by the Mexican surrealist Enrique Chavarria; and the cubist painting ‘The Three Musicians’, by Ukrainian-born, Jewish-American artist William Meyerowitz, as well as paintings by Mally Khorasantchi and Antonio Guerrero, two Florida-based artists who have created multi-panel, mixed-media paintings demonstrating the continued importance of surrealism and abstraction in contemporary art.

   ‘True Likeness’ will be on view thru September 25, and ‘Recent Acquisitions: 2019-Present’ will be on view through January 8. 

   The Baker Museum, located at  5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. in Naples, is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 12-4pm, thru July 24. The museum will be closed for summer maintenance July 25-September 6. For information, call 597-1900.

Art After

The Holocaust


   The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center in Naples has been gifted a variety of Holocaust-themed artwork since it founding. ‘Art After the Holocaust:  - Selected Works from the Museum’s Collection’ will exhibit a cross section of the media in their permanent collection, including:

   • Black & White photographic images of contemporary Auschwitz, by Arnold M. Hodes

   • Pencil drawings of pre-holocaust life in Eastern Europe, by Sander Gordon Bergman 

   • Oil paintings created by Bill Farnsworth for the children’s book, Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto 

   • Woodcut print portrait of Elie Wiesel, by Sr. Mary Charles McGough

Some of the larger works on display, which were donated to the Museum, include:

   • ‘Flames of Remembrance’, by Hans Godo Fräbel

   • ‘Real People ... Real Numbers’, by Henry Schiowitz

   Sculptures include:

   • Raoul Wallenberg bust, by Ladislav Vina

   • ‘The Defiant Man’, by Dee Clements.

“Art After the Holocaust” will be on display thru August 31 at the Holocaust Museum & Janet G. & Harvey D. Cohen Education Center, located at 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., suite 108 in Naples. The Museum & Education Center is open Wednesday-Sunday 1-4pm. For information, call 263-9200.

Marisol & Warhol

in Miami


   The Pérez Art Museum Miami is presenting, ‘Marisol and Warhol Take New York’, an exhibition featuring iconic artworks and ephemera by artists Marisol Escobar and Andy Warhol. The exhibition chronicles the artists’ friendship, early careers, and rise to success in 1960s New York. It not only offers a glimpse into Marisol and Warhol’s close bond as friends and artistic collaborators, but explores the development of both artists’ careers over an eight-year span from 1960-1968, while highlighting their influence on each other, their parallel rises to success, and their savvy navigation of the highly competitive 1960’s gallery world.

   Marisol became a central figure in the burgeoning American Pop Art Movement that erupted onto the New York art scene in the 1960s. During this time, Marisol and Warhol developed a deep friendship, often emerging from their studios to attend social gatherings together. 

   By featuring Marisol’s work in conjunction with Warhol’s, the exhibition seeks to highlight Marisol’s importance within the Pop art movement.

   The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photographs, and archival material, along with rarely seen films by Warhol. 

   Visitors will see Marisol’s version of Pop — her use of American subjects like John Wayne, Coca-Cola, and the Kennedy family — alongside Warhol’s earliest paintings, sculptures, and films.

   ‘Marisol & Warhol Take New York’ is on view thru September 5. The Pérez Art Museum Miami is located at 1103 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. The museum is open Friday-Monday 11am-6pm & Thursday 11am-9pm. Call 305-375-3000 for information.

Summer Circus


Returns to

the Asolo Theatre



   The Circus Arts Conservatory is again partnering with The Ringling to present the acclaimed 2022 Summer Circus Spectacular at the Historic Asolo Theater thru August 13.

   The lineup for the Summer Circus Spectacular includes a wide range of acts, including duo lyra, adagio, hand balancing/contortion, rolla bolla, and more The lineup includes:

   Heidi Herriott: Master of ceremonies, Herriott is a third-generation American circus artist. She performs as an aerialist, equestrian and Ringmaster. 

   Chris Allison: After graduating from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Clown College with a major in pie throwing and a minor in pratfalls, he spent the next 11 years touring with the circus, the final three years as the Boss Clown.  

   Olga Coronas, Holly Legare: Aerial dream team fuses dance and aerial acrobatics. Coronas is an accomplished aerialist and Legare is an award-winning dancer.

   Seida Maite Ramírez Lobaina & Julio Fajardo: Award-winning hand-to-hand balancing and adagio act.

   Abrehem Mola: Born and raised in Ethiopia, Mola joined the first of many circuses, performing as an acrobat and juggler before perfecting his rolla bolla routine. 

   Ricardo Sosa: An accomplished contortionist, Sosa began studying ballet at the age of 6 and went on to train in the state-sanctioned circus school in Havana, Cuba. Three years into his professional career, he became a highly-regarded teacher and mentor.

   The Historic Asolo Theatre is located on the grounds of The Ringling, at 5401 Bay Shore Rd. in Sarasota. Show times are 11am & 2pm Tuesdays-Fridays, and 2pm & 5pm Saturdays. 

   Summer Circus Spectacular patrons can enjoy The Ringling’s Circus Museum on the day of their show for only $5.

For information, call 941-360-7399.


Van Gogh

in Sarasota


   The multimedia presentation, ‘Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience’, the multimedia presentation captivating art lovers in city after city, is on view in Sarasota  thru August 5.

   Beyond Van Gogh takes viewers on a journey through over 300 of the painter’s iconic artworks in a three-dimensional experience set to a symphonic score and using the artist’s own dreams, thoughts, and words to drive the experience as a narrative. 

   Including instantly recognizable classics such as ‘The Starry Night’, ‘Sunflowers’, and ‘Cafe Terrace at Night’, as well as lesser known works, Van Gogh’s art comes to life by appearing and disappearing, flowing across multiple surfaces and heightening the senses with their immense detail. Guests will leave with a new appreciation of Van Gogh’s stunning work.

   ‘Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience’ is at the Starry Night Pavilion in the East District at University Town Center, located at 195 University Town Center Drive in Sarasota.

   The presentation can be experienced Sunday & Tuesday-Thursday 10am-6pm and Friday & Saturday 10am-7pm. For information, call 800-441-0819.

The Ringling


Works on Paper


   The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art presents the exhibition, ‘The world is just so small, now: Works on paper from The Ringling’s Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art’ thru October 23.

The exhibition brings together prints, watercolors, and drawings by artists working on paper, highlighting the medium as fundamental to the artists’ practice. Most of the pieces are on display for the first time. Shown along with these are several rarely seen lithographs, woodblocks, and a relief print on glass acquired between the early 1960s and late 1990s. 

   This exhibition features the work of Abel Barroso, Romare Bearden, Francesco Clemente, Elisabeth Condon, Mary Beth Edelson, Leon Hicks, Corita Kent, Ibrahim Miranda, Duke Riley, John Scott, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Cauleen Smith, Linda Stein, and William Villalongo, among others.

   The Ringling Museum of Art, open daily 10am-5pm, is located at 5401 Bay Shore Rd. in Sarasota. Call 941-359-5700 for information.

Masters of



at The James



   The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg brings together two masters of landscape photography, with two concurrent exhibitions: ‘Ansel Adams: The Masterworks’ and ‘Clyde Butcher: America the Beautiful.’

   The exhibitions examine the power and fragility of the natural world through the beauty, grandeur, and complexity of the American landscape as interpreted by Adams and Butcher in a series of distinctive black and white photographs. 

   ‘Ansel Adams: The Masterworks’ includes 32 black & white gelatin silver prints, spanning four decades of photography. The exhibition, contains some of Adams’ most well-known images of the National Parks, the peoples of New Mexico and the ever-changing landscapes of America. 

   ‘Ansel Adams: The Masterworks’ and ‘Clyde Butcher: America the Beautiful’ are on view through July 31.

   The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art features more than 400 works of art depicting the peoples, landscapes, wildlife and history of the American West. The museum, located at 150 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, is open daily from 10am-5pm & Tuesday 10am-8pm. For more information, call 727-892-4200.


The Circus Arts Conservatory’s

Summer Circus Spectacular

is at The Ringling’s Historic 

Asolo Theatre in Sarasota

thru August 13.


The multimedia presentation,

‘Beyond Van Gogh:

The Immersive Experience’

is in Sarasota thru August 5.


Donald Sultan’s ‘Sultan’s Steer’

is one of the artworks on view in

‘Recent Acquisitions: 2019-Present’ 

at The Baker Museum in Naples

thru Janury 8.


The Holocaust Museum &

Cohen Education Center in Naples

presents ‘Art After the Holocaust’,

an exhibition of artworks from

their collection, thru August 31.


The James Museum of Western

& Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg

presents exhibitions of photographs

by Ansel Adams and Clyde Butcher

thru July 31


‘Marisol & Warhol Take New York’

is on view at the Pérez Art Museum

Miami thru September 5.


Hammond Stadium

Lee County Sports Complex

14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy.

Fort Myers


Jul 1: vs Dunedin Blue Jays

Jul 2: vs Dunedin Blue Jays

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Jul 12: vs Clearwater Threshers

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Jul 17: vs Clearwater Threshers *

Jul 26: vs Tampa Tarpons

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Aug 23: vs Lakeland Flying Tigers

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Aug 28: vs Lakeland Flying Tigers *

Sep 6: vs St Lucie Mets

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Sep 9: vs St Lucie Mets

Sep 10: vs St Lucie Mets

Sep 11: vs St Lucie Mets * 


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except *1pm, **12pm


The exhibition, ‘The world is just

so small, now’ showcasing works on

paper from The Ringling’s Collection

of Modern & Contemporary Art,

is on view thru October 23.