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Paradise Gallery — “Tapestries.” Featuring Bunny Hawley’s creations through February. 366-7155. Island Gallery West — “Color Splash.” Art with a splash of color is on exhibit through March. 778-6648. Missing Link Gallery — showcasing indigenous art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas and contemporary photographs by Mario Algaze, Javier Silva Meinel, Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann and Bill West. 366-6600. Palm Avenue Gallery — “Oils by Bette Caffrey.” The artist’s florals, still lifes and landscapes are featured through Jan. 31; “Visions in the Sky,” features work by Key West artist, Denny Arant, from Saturday, Feb. 1, through Feb. 28. 953-5757. The Art Studio of Colleen Cassidy-Berns — “Animal Kingdom.” Uncaging the artist’s highly-detailed watercolors of African fauna, through Feb. 28. 924-1200. Museum of Asian Art — “Fantastic Animals.” Dragons, demons and 4,000-year-old horses are featured in this fantastic bestiary of Asian art. 954-7117. Kaos Gallery South — abstract paintings by Vick Vercauteren are on exhibit through Feb. 1. 747-0823. Manatee Players — Miki Boni’s whimsical “Barnyard Animals” series are on exhibit through Feb. 9. 747-0823. Rosalie Silver Gallery — “Two Colors & Texture.” Featuring art in a limited palette of watercolor and pen and ink through Feb. 20. 330-9817. Seaweed Gallery — featuring innovative work by 55 area artists. 782-1128. South Florida Museum — “Treasures: Silver and the Age of Opulence.” The museum’s collection of gilded age pieces shine through April 27. 746-4131.

“Tango Buenos Aires” — hitting the floor at the Van Wezel.

festivals, etc.

“Fine Art and Backstage Tour” — the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota hosts this tour of the fine art backstage at the Van Wezel, at 10 am. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Admission is $5. 955-7676. Sarasota Film Festival — see page 14C.


Florida West Coast Symphony — “Masterworks 4.” Its next set of “Masterworks” concerts features Glinka’s “Russlan and Ludmilla” overture, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. Concerts takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in Neel Auditorium at Manatee Community College.(Tickets are from $26 to $40); and at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Van Wezel. (Tickets are from $22 to $50). Leif Bjaland will conduct; violinist Daniel Jordan, cellist Christopher Pegis and pianist Jonathan Spivey will perform with the orchestra and as soloists. Call 953-3434. Van Wezel Performing Arts Pianist Jonathan Spivey joins Hall — Alisa Weilerstein, the upcoming FWCS the noted cellist, performs at “Masterworks 4” concerts. 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Tickets are $38, $40 and $42; “Tosca.” The Russian State Opera performs this passionate masterpiece at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 5. Tickets are $48, $46 and $44. 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303. The Jazz Club of Sarasota — presenting Jerry Rabinowitz, at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the Bayfront Room in the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Tickets are $2 for members, $4 for guests; “Jazz Jam” with Johnny Varro at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Holley Hall. Tickets are $3 for members, $5 for guests. 316-9207. Tuesday Tunes at Noon — featuring entertainment by area bands, Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Twin Lakes Park. Bring lawn chair or blanket. 316-1172.


Van Wezel — “Tango Buenos Aires.” Argentina’s ambassadors of the tango perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Tickets are $40, $36 and $32. Call 953-3368 or 1-800826-9303. Sarasota Ballet of Florida — “Anne Frank.” This worldpremiere ballet will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, through Feb. 3, at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Call 3518000 or 1-800-361-8388 for tickets and details. 1303



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