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.

Lucy Barber, Paintings, Art, Gallery

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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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Bathing at hot baths overlooking Kyoto, Japan

Ms. Tokko Nakamura at a traditional Japanese hot bath.  Mt. Hiei Japanese inn overlooking Kyoto, Japan

 

I am curious about the human story so my photography is focused on people around the world.  My presentation Jan. 23rd, 2018 at The Longhaus has been curated to show the way observing people via photography tells the human story.

The images will be grouped to show various ways photography illustrates stories about the human condition:

  • Gesture 
  • The human condition within 1/250th of a second 
  • Ambiguity and the what we can learn from looking at peoples backs
  • The person as a character within a dramatic setting
  • A sense of the person within the  portrait 
  • The role a person plays in the story of a place. 

 

Cuba, La-Guarida,

Enrique Nunez owner of La Guarida restaurant in Havana Cuba

January 23 at 5:30 The Longhaus,

1878 University Parkway

Sarasota, FL 34243

(941)-952-8279 (Sarasota area code)

sorcha@thelonghaus.com

See you at The LonghausWayne Eastep

 

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Your are Invited to see a presentation of newly curated images about peoples around the world.

Presentation of newly curated images of peoples from around the world.

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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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Froglet: a young frog; specifically: one that has recently metamorphosed from a tadpole. In the swimming pool post-hurricane Irma. Sarasota, Florida

Tadpole you’ve been metamorphosized, now you’re a Froglet, congratulations.  

Forget the phrase “they breed like rabbits”  a frog will lay 20,000 eggs, yes you heard me right 20,000 eggs, yikes. 

See more images at: https://www.WayneEastep.com

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Your not a frog, nor a tadpole or pollywog omg…..You must be a FROGLET

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2017 Great American Total Solar Eclipse 

Sarasota, Florida U.S.A.

Latitude 27.341274 Longitude -82.82267

2 pm to 4 pm Eastern Standard Time

August 21, 201
80% coverage of the sun by the moon

While photographing the 2017 eclipse on Lido beach in Sarasota, Florida a gentleman from Ireland came up to show me his watch and asked, what do you think is going on”? The minute and hour hands were moving on their own spinning freely on the face of his watch.

Two women walked along the beach each with a Cheerios cereal box with two holes cut into the narrow end of the box making it a pinhole viewing device for safe viewing of the eclipse.

A woman from Argentina wanted to know if that was a fisheye lens.  “Yes”, I answered.  “I thought so, I learned about that in a photography class I took”, she said.

Two women from South America sat down on a towel beside me.  After awhile they asked, “has it started or is it finished”.  I answered, “it’s about 75% complete”.

A man who had been walking in the surf came up and asked, “Can I take a look”?  “No, I am working” I answered.  “I see, ok” he replied and walked back into the surf.

Having seen images of other total eclipse’s I was eager to see the corona around the sun. Lesson one in photography, often what you think you’ll photograph won’t happen. So it was with this eclipse, no corona.  The second lesson of photography, stay put and accept what’s before you, move beyond looking and SEE.  I realized I was standing at the water’s edge with the sky above and within this stage set a celestial drama was playing out.  The poetry of earth, ocean, sky, sun, and moon seemed good enough to me.  So I made the images you see here.

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2017 Solar Eclipse, Sarasota, Florida

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2017 Solar Eclipse, Sarasota, Florida

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2017 Solar Eclipse, Sarasota, Florida

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2017 Solar Eclipse, Sarasota, Florida

 

 

 

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2017 Solar Eclipse

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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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