Sarasota's Season VII of Season Of Sculpture Runs Through May 30th. Whether you are driving by Sarasota's downtown bay front or taking a leisurely stroll along the bay front, you will have the pleasure of viewing 18 sculptures by 8 different artists.
In past Season of Sculpture exhibitions there were 18 sculptures by 18 different artists. Fewer artists allows the public to view a variety of sculptures from each artist. This year's artists include Heinz Aeschlimann, Hans Van de Bovenkamp, Jun Kaneko, Jae Hyo Lee, Boaz Vaadia, Robert Chambers, Richard Herzog and Linda Howard. The last two are local Sarasota artists.
The individual, large-scale sculptures of Season of Sculpture are placed along the ample trail that runs along the bay front and are sited between Marina Jack's to Selby Gardens. This is the seventh season for the biennial exhibition Season of Sculpture which began in 1999.
Two large scale sculptures from past Season of Sculpture exhibitions have been made permanent city sculptures. One is the bright red piece called "Complexus" by John Henry, and the other is the iconic and controversial "Unconditional Surrender" by Seward Johnson, based on the immortal World War II VJ Day in Times Square photograph that appeared in Life Magazine.
Each piece of sculpture is bound to elicit comments pro and con and residents and visitors alike view the exhibition. After all, isn't that what art is all about? All art is in the eye of the beholder.
Season of Sculpture is just another wonderful example of the rich cultural life available to everyone in this paradise on the Gulf of Mexico called Sarasota, a wonderful place to call home. And don't forget: Sarasota's Season VII of Season Of Sculpture Runs Through May 30th.