Glimpse of the Artist: A Community Celebration
Feb 7 – Apr 30
Presented by (SAACC) Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition
Glimpse of the Artist: A Community Celebration is a 2D interactive experience that immerses viewers in the lives of Sarasota artists. The show has three sections entitled “History, Present, and Future.” This exhibition highlights the cultural diversity in Sarasota and focuses on Newtown, a predominantly African American neighborhood. Glimpse was created in response to the pandemic to connect artists and art enthusiasts during a period of uncertainty. Multiple artists participated in interviews for selection. The exhibition includes works by Sean Presley, Gregory Rumph, Clifford McDonald, and other community members.
The Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition (SAACC) began in 2019. Its mission is preserving and sharing the cultural, aesthetic, and historical legacy of African Americans in Sarasota and beyond. We invite you to explore the rich history of our community and celebrate with us the courage, dignity and determination of residents and pioneers.
This exhibition is sponsored by Bank of America
Many thanks to co-curators La’Tiara Love and Lauren David.
Special thanks to the Young Black Climate Leaders for their generous support.
To visit: The Ringling’s Community Gallery is always free and open to the public. The public exhibition space is located on the ground floor of the museum’s Center for Asian Art. If you wish to visit the Community Gallery please ask for a free wristband at the Visitors Pavilion upon your arrival at The Ringling.
The Community Gallery is generously funded by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.