The venerable Art Center Sarasota, founded in 1926, doesn't live in its past. Current shows are "Unconventional Inventions" with kinetic sculpture by NewGate School and Out-of-Door Academy students; "Black Box Projects: Summation," work by MFA candidates at the University of South Florida; "Perspectives," an all-media show juried by Chris Jones of the Ringling Museum and Diane Shelly of Florida Craftsmen, and "Vanishing," curated by Mark Ormond, from the Lemur Conservation Foundation collection. This one caught my eye. It's a Myakka-based organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of Madagascar lemurs, a lovely little primate made internationally beloved by that animated movie. Shown here is a work by Alexis Rockman. All continue through June 27. The center, 707 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free. artsarasota.org; (941) 365-2032.
Shows on kinetic sculpture, lemurs at Art Center Sarasota
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