Art Centra Featured Artist, Photographer, Wayne Eastep.
CENTRAL CREATIVE COMMONS ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24, 10AM – 4PM
1330-1340 Central Avenue, between 13 & 14th Streets Sarasota
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.
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.
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!
January 27, 2018, Central Creative Commons, Sarasota, Florida.
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–
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.