CENTRAL CREATIVE COMMONS ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24, 10AM – 4PM

1330-1340 Central Avenue, between 13 & 14th Streets Sarasota

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“Dawn on Sarasota Bay”,              One of 12 new images to be shown at Eastep Photography Gallery

Central Creative Commons at 1330 – 1340 Central Avenue, Sarasota, north of 10th street, is a unique enclave of studios for professional painters, a photographer, a potter and multi-media artists. The artists included for February 24, 2018 open studios: Painter Lucy Barber and Photographer Wayne Eastep.

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Eastep Photography Gallery Opening, Sarasota, Florida

February’s open studios gives you behind-the-scenes access to each professional artist’s working studio: meet the outstanding artists, see their work, explore and exchange ideas, and browse artworks available for purchase.  The open studio event is free and open to the public.

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The Central Creative Commons is located within the Central-Cocoanut Historic District and in keeping with Sarasota’s growing arts scene, is just a few blocks north of the Rosemary Arts District. Connecting to and evolving from the Rosemary District, the Sarasota arts district is growing northward. You are invited to join in this exciting new development!

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Boundary sign of Central Cocoanut Historic District, Sarasota, Florida

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Central Creative Common Artists Open Studios Saturday Feb. 24, 2018

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January 27, 2018, Central Creative Commons, Sarasota, Florida.

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Visitors to Eastep Photography gallery opening January 27, 2018

My fellow artists; Lucy Barber, Brandy Eiger, Kathy Wright and I welcomed visitors and buyers to a successful “Open Studio’s” Saturday January 27, 2018.   We appreciate the many visitors to our studios and thank those who supported our creative work with purchases.

Work is underway for our next Open Studio’s February 24, 2018 10am to 4pm.  We will be showing new photography, paintings, and multi-media art.   Visitors shared with us how much they enjoyed seeing the space where we work and being able to talk with us about our creative process.  We get so much from these interactions and look forward to welcoming you to our next opening.  –Wayne Eastep

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Successful Opening at Central Creative Commons

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Buy from the artist direct and see where they do their creative work.

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I am joining fellow artists Lucy Barbar, Brandy Eiger, and Kathy Wright at the Central Creative Commons and opening our studios to the public for one day.

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10am to 4pm,

1330 – 1340  Central Avenue, Sarasota, Fl 34236.

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Central Creative Commons Artists; Brandy Eiger, Kathy Wright, Lucy Barber, Wayne Eastep

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You have access to artists private studios at the Central Creative Commons

Central Creative Commons artists open their studios for one day January 27, 2018
1130-1340 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236

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Foggy morning over Sarasota Bayfront. Sarasota, Florida,  photo by Wayne Eastep 

My fellow artists and I have joined together and created  CENTRAL CREATIVE COMMONS, located in the Central-Cocoanut Historic District, in Sarasota, Florida.          

  

CENTRAL-COCOANUT HISTORIC DISTRICT

 Central Creative Commons is located in what is known as the Central-Cocoanut Historic District of Sarasota, on the northern fringe of the Rosemary Arts District. You didn’t know about the Central-Cocoanut Historic District? Neither did we until I did some investigative photo-footwork and located these boundary markers. “The district is along Cocoanut Avenue, between 11th and 22nd Streets to the south and north, and between Tamiami Trail and the railroad tracks to the west and east (Wikipedia).”  Central-Cocoanut Historic District was designated in 2005. 

Many of you are familiar with the two orange and green buildings at 1330-1340 Central Avenue which houses the studios of  painters, photographers, mixed-media, sculpture/ceramics, design, and more! 

 Announcing  OUR • FIRST • 2018  • OPEN • STUDIOS:

When   Saturday, January 27, 2018 

Time   10 am to 4 pm 

Location   1330 – 1340 Central Avenue between 13th & 14th Streets, Sarasota 34236.

Multiple painters and photographers will be participating.  

January 27 participating artists include: Lucy BarberWayne EastepBrandy EigerKathy Wright. 

 Artists will open their studios. We’re planning regular monthly open studios; you’ll have multiple opportunities to stop by, meet the artists, experience exciting art in professional artists’ studios, see what’s new and see what’s changing in the creative realms. The public is invited and it’s free.

Artists in the Central Creative Commons include:

Lucy Barber

Wayne Eastep

Brandy Eiger

Grace Howl

Susan Katz

Karen McKiver 

George Pratt

Kathy Wright

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Central Creative Commons Open Studios

Open Studios at Central Creative Commons, Sarasota, Florida

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Life Observed

I am a seeker and keeper of stories using visual poetry to observe the ordinary in hopes of seeing the humanity that points toward our oneness.


A constant in my photographic work is observing life and communicating those observations with images.  I am excited to participate in the current competition being sponsored by Lens Culture.  The theme is Street Photography.   Here are the five images I’ve submitted.

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In the heart of midtown Manhattan NYC, among the hard surfaces of concrete, glass and steel, a moment of childlike wonderment. A bubble one of the most delicate things there is catches the attention of preoccupied New Yorkers and gives them a moment of joyful engagement.

 

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I spontaneously gave this image the title “interchange 5th Avenue.”
Then I thought, “maybe I should check the exact meaning of interchange.
The Oxford dictionary gives this definition:
“1 (of two people) exchange (things) with each other: 2 put each of (two things) in the other’s place; alternate, exchange between two people etc: 2 alternation.”
This meaning is pertinent to my image: “road junction where traffic streams do not cross.”

 

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Observed from 15 stories up, people walking in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Broad Street in New York City, NY.

 

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Gentleman in the white suite is a member of Santeria an Afro-Caribbean religious tradition of the Yoruba people of Nigeria.

 

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View from Hotel Raquel, Old Havana, Cuba

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entry: Lens Culture / Street Photography Awards 2017

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Patti and Wayne Eastep awaiting the arrival of guests to their Kazakh Yurt

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Yurt from Kazakhstan in Sarasota, Florida

The June 2017 Heat Index section  of Sarasota Magazine, features a story about Patti and Wayne Eastep and the Yurt which they brought from Kazakhstan to Sarasota, Florida.  Click here to read the full story.      Story in Sarasota Magazine

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Story in the June 2017 issue of Sarasota Magazine about Patti and Wayne Eastep’s Kazakh Yurt.

Kazakh Yurt which Patti and Wayne Eastep brought from Kazakhstan to Sarasota, Florida.

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Artists who opened their studios today, Jan. 6, 2016 as part of the Sarasota Visual Artists Studios.
Other artist who participated but who I was unable to visit include:
Jorge Blanco, Bill Buchman, Tim Jaeger, Joseph Melancon, Tom Stephens.

The Open Studio Series is the 1st Saturday of the month January-April 11am-4pm.

This was a wonderful chance to see the Artists studios and hear what they want to say about their work.

It is a reminder that Sarasota is blessed to have so many talented and established artists. I hope this open studio series will expand awareness and appreciation of this treasure in our midst.

The next Open Studio is February 4. Put it in your calendar and when you go take your checkbook support the artists, enrich your life and bring beauty into your home with their creations.

Connect at facebook.com/sarasotavisualartistsstudios

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Sculptor Jack Dowd in his Studio.

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Artist Duncan Chamberlain

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Artist Dasha Reich

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Elena De La Ville, Visual Artist, Sarasota, FL

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Vicky Randall, Sculptor, Sarasota, Florida

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