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FALL 2012



George Pappas in his studio

AGELESS CREATIVITY AWARD 2012 GEORGE PAPPAS “The First Sixty Years” DURANTE GALLERY October 12 – December 14 Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 2012, 5:30 – 7:30 pm RSVP required: 941.383.2345 or Longboat Key Center for the Arts is proud to honor George Pappas with our 4th annual “Ageless Creativity” Award along with an exhibition of his artwork.

Ageless Creativity Lecture and Gallery Tour Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 2 – 4 pm Join George Pappas as he discusses his history as an artist and educator, his travels and inspirations. Small reception will follow. RSVP required: 941.383.2345 or

“Empty Vestment” George Pappas

ABOUT THE ARTIST: GEORGE PAPPAS earned his B.S. form the Massachusetts College of Art, an M.A. with study at M.I.T and Harvard University and a doctorate in education from Penn State University. In his 40 years as an artist and educator, Mr. Pappas has held teaching positions at Northern Iowa University, Penn State University and the University of South Florida. His paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States in over 150 juried exhibitions including the Corcoran Biennial, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has had over 60 one-person exhibitions in museums and galleries.In 2011, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art acquired Double Trouble, 2002, the first painting in the Ringling Museum’s permanent collection of noted Florida artists. His work is represented by Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art in Sarasota, Clayton Galleries in Tampa and Arts on Douglas Gallery in New Smyrna Beach.

EXHIBITIONS A MIGHTY LIGHT FLIGHT DURANTE GALLERY Dustin Juengel, 2008 Alumnus, Ringling College Mark Humphrey, 2004 Alumnus, Ringling College

LIGHTY MIGHT FLY CULTURAL MEDIA ROOM Ringling College and New College students curated by Juengel and Humphrey July 10 – October 5 Reception for the Artists: Friday, September 21, 2012, 5:30 – 7:30 pm RSVP required: 941.383.2345 or

“Bicycle” Scott Prather

OVERLOOKED CULTURAL MEDIA ROOM Scott Prather, 2012 Illustration Alumnus, Ringling College Stefan Jennings Batista, 2011 Photography Alumnus, Ringling College October 12 – December 14 Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm RSVP required: 941.383.2345 or

MASTER CLASSES Soul Speak Poetry Writing Master Class

$100 (2- classes)

Justin Spring October, 19 - 20, 1 – 3 pm Course Description: Students will learn about the intuitive, spontaneous creation of written and oral narrative poems. You will learn simple intuitive techniques that will allow you to create written and/or spoken poems spontaneously and without forethought.

“Three Trees” Tony Rich

Painting the Florida Landscape Painting Master Class

$120 (2- classes)

Tony Rich November 9 - 10, 1 – 4 pm Course Description: The unique qualities of the land, water and sky in Florida create both opportunities and challenges for the outdoor painter. This workshop will focus on approaches for capturing these opportunities through design considerations and painting techniques. Weather permitting, the workshop will be held outdoors on Longboat Key. In case of rain, students will work in the studio. Go to for a supply list.

SHIFT! – A Right Brain Drawing Exercise Drawing Master Class $50 Melissa Mudd November 17, 1 – 4 pm Course Description: This Master Class workshop is designed for individuals with little or no drawing experience. Learning to draw is a matter of “shifting” your perception or seeing things differently. In this course, you will be taken through a series of exercises that will strengthen your ability to visualize and capture what you see onto a piece of paper. You will leave this workshop having a better sense of communicating through your drawing that ultimately will boost your creativity and confidence. Supplies will be provided. For instructor bios, go to


$20 per day

Studio: Studio B, Bdg 300 11am – 4pm | Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October through December Call 941.383.2345 to reserve your space

Jewelry Open Studio

$40 per day

Studio: Studio A, Bdg 400 Tuesdays, 1 – 4 pm November 6 and 13 December 4 and 11 Monitor: Ed Brickman

Figure Open Sketch

$20 per day

Studio: Studio 1, Bdg 300 Fridays, 11 am – 2 pm October 5, 12, 19, 26 November 2, 9, 16, 30 December 7, 14 Monitor: Karen Geck

$75 for 4-dates

Whenever possible we encourage all students to register in advance.

MEMBERSHIP Since December 3, 1952 LBKCA has provided the Longboat Key community an array of unique artistic experiences including art classes and workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and a variety of special events. As we celebrate 60 years of creativity, we ask for your support to continue our mission of providing quality artistic and cultural programming for the residents of Longboat Key and beyond. Please help us preserve and protect this valuable resource by considering becoming a member. Memberships begin at $100.


PHONE: 941.383.2345 WEB: Visit, print a registration form and mail to: Longboat Key Center for the Arts 6860 Longboat Drive South Longboat Key, FL 34228 FAX: Fax your registration form to 941.383.7915 IN PERSON: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm More detailed information about our registration policies, programs and events by going to our website

For questions or inquiries:

©2012 Ringling College of Art and Design Designer: Ray Vazquez ‘14, Graphic & Interactive Communications

6860 Longboat Drive South Longboat Key, FL 34228

Long Boat Key Center of the Arts Brochure  

A brochure of the Fall 2012 Gallery openings and classes.

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