“Shorelines” Presented At Sarasota Orchestra Gallery

I am pleased to have been selected by the Sarasota Orchestra to be the first artist whose work will be shown in the orchestra’s Harmony Gallery during the 2010-2011 season. My recent large acrylic paintings on canvas will be presented in a solo exhibit from September 15 through October 25, with a public reception on October 5 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Harmony Gallery is located the atrium of the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center at 709 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, between Art Center Sarasota and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. It is the brainchild of Artistic Director Leif Bjaland, who believes there is great power in the collaboration of the visual and performing arts.

The Gallery and exhibition are free and open to the public from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as during concerts and other special events that take place in the Symphony Center’s Holley Hall.

My series of eight mixed-media collages called Beach Paths and some of the larger acrylic paintings were shown last winter at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, in Anna Maria. The current Harmony Gallery exhibit, “Shorelines,” looks at the coast from a variety of perspectives. In January, 2011, through newer work, my perspective will move completely out onto the water, in an exhibit titled “Offshore,” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine.

Without my planning it, the point of view in my painting has progressed in a natural way, starting with the intimate, vegetated beach paths, emerging onto the wide open beach, and then moving out onto the water.

—Maro Lorimer