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February 9, 2024

Date : 02/16/2024 (Fri.)
Time : 5:00PM - 7:00PM EST
Location: Lois and David Stulberg Gallery, 1188 Dr M.L.K. Jr Wy, Sarasota, FL 34234
Cost: Free, reservations are required
Reserve Tickets: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4AA9A62DA31-47867560-sydsolomon#/

Unveiling the Untold Stories

In this captivating talk, Mike Solomon will take us on a chronological journey through the life of his father, Syd Solomon. The narrative will not only unveil the highlights of Syd's remarkable career but also shed light on the transformative impact he had on both Sarasota and East Hampton. This event promises to be more than just an exploration of art; it's a testament to how staying faithful to one's deepest dreams can lead to a fulfilling and influential life.

Join for the rarest evenings as we welcome contemporary artist Mike Solomon, also known as, the son of Syd Solomon, to offer us a never before seen vision of the entirety of his influential father’s life presented through rare photographs, stories and anecdotes that render the journey Syd Solomon took from the coal towns of Pennsylvania into WWII, to the beaches of Siesta Key and the Hamptons art community of the 1950s,  on the way to achieving his artistic aspiration. Meet the charismatic man who counted as friends, such luminaries as Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Elia Kazan, Betty Friedan, John D. Mac Donald, Joy Williams, Phil Guston, Willem de Kooning and many others.  Honored the world over, Syd’s works now grace RCAD’s Lois and David Stulberg Gallery with the exquisite exhibition, Fluid Impressions.  Mike Solomon’s exclusive presentation is a unique rendering of the life and legacy of his very influential father. “Slowly Take Rise” is the title of one of Syd’s paintings and fits the arch of his artistic ascent perfectly, but we urge you to hurry and sign up.

Talk Duration: Approximately 45 to 50 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes allocated for an engaging Q&A session. This is your opportunity to ask Mike Solomon questions, gain insights, and deepen your appreciation for the artistic journey.

Who Should Attend: This talk is a must-attend for students, art enthusiasts, and anyone curious about the profound impact an artist can have on their community and the world. Whether you're an aspiring artist or someone who appreciates the power of art in shaping culture, this event is sure to leave you inspired. A cash bar and food will be provided.

Contact galleries@ringling.edu or call 941.359.7563 with any questions.

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