It was great fun to sit on a panel with four really smart people talking about art and its making. Many common themes criss-crossed among the many different points of view and experiences the panel brought to the program. The discussion took place in the Historic Asolo Theatre on the campus of the John and Mable Ringling Museum in Sarasota. The museum is in the middle of the Ringling International Arts Festival (RIAF) this weekend with over 100 international artists in theater, dance, music as well as performances in strange and wonderful combinations of those disciplines. The Festival is produced in collaboration with the Baryshnikov Center in New York City who curates the programming with the Museum. Congratulations to the Ringling Museum for creating this wonderful festival – yet another reason why Sarasota is such a great place to live, work, and visit.
By the way, in this picture did you notice how everyone is looking one direction and and I’m looking the other? For some reason this is not unusual for me. I can’t explain it. Thanks to Jay Handelman, critic for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, for the picture. I stole if from his blog about the event which can be read at: Handelman Blog