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“The Blue Persian,” by Dale Chihuly, was the first piece Richard and Barbara Basch bought in 1993. Within one year, they collected 10 works by Chihuly.

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Glass Dr. Richard and Barbara Basch’s glass collection spans two decades and features more than 250 works of contemporary artists from the 20th-and-21st centuries. ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT COVER STORY CONTINUED ON PAGE 2



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ne must mind their elbows when they walk through Dr. Richard and Barbara Basch’s Sarasota home — any false move could result in a shattering disaster. The home is covered with treasured and coveted pieces of colorful contemporary glass art that the retired couple has collected since the early ’90s. Their collection features a breadth of work from famed artists of the glass world, such as Dale Chihuly, Lucio Bubacco, Richard Marquis, Martin Blank and Giampaolo Amoruso, to name a few. Many of the artists the Basches have come to know personally. “(We have them) everywhere: bathrooms, kitchen, study — everywhere! And outside, too,” Barbara Basch says. They have so many that Barbara Basch worries they need to slow down collecting. She would hate for her home to resemble a retail store. “Maybe we’ll go back to collecting paper weights and perfume bottles,” she jokes. As Curator of Exhibitions Mark Ormond and two additional Ringling College of Art and Design staff carefully pack and load more than 35 of the Basches’ pieces, Barbara Basch raises her eyebrows while telling herself, “Don’t look, Barbara.” But, the packing has become easier with the fourth time the couple has lent their pieces for an exhibition. “I have faith in these guys,” says Barbara Basch. The pieces are being taken to the Basch Gallery in the Ringling Academic Center where the fourth annual exhibit, from their collection, “Whimsy & Spontaneity in Glass,” will open Jan. 11 and run through March 23. Come March 24, the pieces will return to their designated spots

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“We love to share it … We like to answer questions and get people enthused,” Barbara Basch, with her husband, Richard, says about their exhibitions. throughout the Basches’ home. Every one of the Basches’ 250plus pieces, with the exception of about 10 that have been claimed by their two children, have been donated to and are now owned by Ringling College — but the college doesn’t have a place to store them until Sarasota Museum of Art/SMOA’s doors open. Therefore, Barbara Basch calls her home “The Warehouse.” In addition to the glass collection, the couple also made a significant monetary donation to SMOA, a division of Ringling College of Art and Design, making them the largest individual donors in Ringling College’s history. Dr. Richard Basch, a retired radiologist, is on the Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees, and Barbara Basch is on SMOA’s board of directors. But the Basches’ history with glass dates back farther than their

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Richard Basch will give a lecture on the art of collecting and a tour of notable pieces of the Basch collection

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history with the college. Barbara 10th Chihuly piece that they optBasch owned Footnotes, a re- ed to expand their collection to tail store on the North Trail next include other artists. door to the now-defunct Image Barbara Basch has plenty of of Sarasota gallery that contained anecdotes about the glass pieces smaller glass pieces. The late gal- they’ve collected and the artists lery owner Ruth Katzman, whom who created them. She has also Barbara Basch calls an “art pillar become quite the encyclopedia of the city” and a friend, encour- of glassmaking over the years. She aged Richard and Barbara Basch shares her stories and knowledge to attend a small Chihuly show in on weekly docent tours that she 1993, in Tampa. leads in Basch Gallery. “I didn’t even know who he was, During one visit to Chicago, but that started it,” Barbara Basch the Basches were having dinner says. “It was an epiphany and it with artist Lucio Bubacco, who just blew our minds ... we didn’t had just finished a series depictknow glass could do that!” ing Greek myths and mythologiThe couple bought their first cal figures. One he featured was piece, “The Blue Persian,” by Chi- Leda, the queen who was seduced huly at that exhibit, and then as by Zeus in the guise of a swan. Barbara Basch says, they “went “Richard said, ‘Why don’t you crazy from there.” They met Chi- do nude female bodies with swan huly for the first time in their first wings and heads and call them year of collecting and have come ‘Dirty Birds?’’’ Barbara Basch says. JOTB Observer ad 5x8.pdf 1 1/4/2013 1:35:33 PM to know him and his wife well. It And, sure enough, six months was after the purchase of their later, they came across “Swans’

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I had the pleasure of sitting next to supporters of The Players, Joanna Brown and Shirley Foss, and board member Dick Pell, at the season-announcement party Saturday, Jan. 5. When the season was announced, here are the shows in need of sponsors: • “Steel Magnolia’s” Sept. 18 through Sept. 29 • “Crazy for You” Oct. 23 through Nov. 3 • “White Christmas” Dec. 4 through Dec. 15 • “Carousel” Jan. 8 through Jan. 19, 2014 • “Sordid Lives” Feb. 12 through Feb. 23, 2014 • “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” March 19 through March 30, 2014 • “Urinetown The Musical,” April 16 through April 27, 2014

 You can take it with you (to San Francisco)

Asolo Rep’s season opener, “1776,” had much acclaim in Sarasota. So much so that the costumes, the set and most of the professional cast is heading to San Francisco for a run at a theater there. Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards announced more details will come at a later date. Another interesting announcement from Edwards was that following each showing of “You Can’t Take it With You,” the set hands strike it within 30 minutes, and the technical process begins for “Glengarry Glen Ross.” Asolo Rep is one of three theaters in the nation to be able to accomplish such a feat in such little time.

 Volunteers branch out There are more than 100 volunteers signed up to participate in the building of Patrick Dougherty’s outdoor exhibit (read the article on Dougherty at President of Sarasota Art Museum/SMOA, a Division of Ringling College of Art and Design, Wendy

Hot Ticket Sunset Boulevard: The Players’ production of “Sunset Boulevard” has been extended through Jan. 27. See it opening night at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 838 N. Tamiami Trail. Tickets are $25; 365-2494 Surkis said at the volunteer barbecue, held Jan. 6, that the turnout was because of the article’s call for volunteers. I’m one of the said volunteers who will be working with Dougherty to help build his sculpture made of crepe myrtle, which averages 1-to-2 inches in diameter. Beginning Jan. 7 and continuing through the next three weeks, you can see Dougherty and his volunteers erecting the sculpture from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 2 p.m. daily docent tour. Prior sculptures have lasted anywhere from two-to-four years.

by Yaryna Klimchak | Staff Writer Students at The Perlman Music Program played for an audience at an orchestra rehearsal Friday, Jan. 4, at the University of South Florida SarasotaManatee. Students from around the world attended this intensive twoweek music program founded by Toby Perlman, the wife of internationally acclaimed concert violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman. Itzhak Perlman conducted the orchestra of students in a tent while the audience enjoyed the music. “Practice makes perfect,” said Director of Programs Anna Kaplan.

Itzhak Perlman conducts the group of students between the ages of 13 to 20.

Students played in a tent that seats up to 1,000 people.

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 Judge Barbieri gives her marks Last weekend, Assistant Director of Sarasota Ballet Margaret “Maggie” Barbieri was a judge at the Youth America Grand Prix at Tampa’s David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. “I enjoyed watching and judging the competition,” Barbieri says. “It was good to see some amazing talent participate and interesting to see the different schools and training techniques.” She said she couldn’t be more proud of the Sarasota Ballet students. There were 10 female and two male students from the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory of Dance, including the youngest pas de deux entry of Olivia Ratner and Eddie Duffy, both 11. “All the judges gave most of our students excellent marks,” she says. “I’d like to give credit to Isabel, Javier (Dubrocq) and Dex (Honea) for all their hard work.” See photos of the Sarasota Ballet students’ last dress rehearsal on pages 6 and 7.



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heights never before seen on screen. Watts deserves an Oscar for her riveting work. McGregor (“Beginners”) also deserves accolades for his unflinching portrayal of a father who never gives up hope. There’s ferociousness in his body language and physical demeanor while he endures an excruciating quest to find his loved ones. And Holland is outstanding as Lucas, the son who never falters, as he becomes his mother’s keeper. It took a year to create the sequence depicting the tsunami’s killer wave and it’s the most terrifying 10 minutes you’ll ever spend in a movie theater. The natural disaster claimed more than 275,000 lives. All of the participants in “The Impossible” honor those lost lives by visually and emotionally arousing our heartfelt empathy. The film stands as a mighty tribute to the power of the human spirit. — Pam Nadon


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When: through April 20

Asolo Rep continues its 2012/13 theme of “The American Character Project,” which began with “1776,” with yet, another spectacularly relevant production of a great American classic, “You Can’t Take it with You.” This play is politically en pointe for today and reminds us that the “pursuit of happiness” does not lie in the bottom of a pocketbook.  It’s the tale of an eccentric, creatively inclined extended family who eschew the more conventional trappings of success in favor of supportiveness, individuality and harmony in their daily living.  The patriarch of the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan, in conversation with Wall Street titan Mr. Kirby, asserts the central idea of the famed play, “You’ve got all the money you need. You can’t take it with you.” Nonetheless, the line which got the most laughs from the opening night audience was when Grandpa Vanderhof declares he has never paid income tax because the government would just squander it. There’s something for everyone in this play. George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart brought their acclaimed, Pulitzer-winning play to the stage in 1937, during the Great Depression. It was immediately made into a film in 1938 by Frank Capra, and stared James Stewart. The Asolo revival, under the suburb direction of Peter Amster, continues

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Info: to glorify the comical genius of these revered writers. A marvelously talented cast contributes its all to make this an immensely enjoyable, heartwarming and celebratory production. The large ensemble of performers work together as one perfect effervescent bubble of delightful drollery. Peggy Roeder, as Penny Sycamore, and David S. Howard, as Martin Vanderhof, drive the show and deliver the best lines, but the rest of the cast members shine just as bright.  Lindsay Tornquist plays Essie Carmichael, who ballet dances through most days; Joseph McGranaghan is her xylophone-playing husband; Tyla Abercrumbie plays the tomato and cornflakes-serving housemaid aided by her husband, Donald, who’s “on relief,” played by Christopher Wynn. David Brietbarth plays Paul Sycamore, who makes fireworks in the basement with his assistant, Mr. De Pinna, played by Francisco Rodriguez. Wilbur C. Henderson is played by Jesse Dornan. Daughter Alice Sycamore, played by Brittany Proia, precipitates the major plot point by her engagement to Tony Kirby, played by Brendan Ragan. Eric Hissom, as Boris Kolenkhov, and Carolyn Michel, as The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina, nail their Russian caricatures. Douglas Jones, as Mr. Kirby, and Gail Rastorfer, as Mrs. Kirby, are delightful snobs with hearts of gold. Gay Wellington oozes silly sluttiness as Kelly Campbell. — Paula Atwell



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From ‘Viagra Falls’ to Betty White, Lou Cut-ells it to the chase Most people recognize Lou Cutell because of his many memorable cameos in television and movies: from “Mary Tyler Moore” and “The Golden Girls,” to “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” His just wrapped up filming the second season of “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” a prank show where mischievous seniors pull pranks on unsuspecting youngsters. But what brought Cutell to Sarasota in late December was The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre’s re-opening for the production of the comedy, “Viagra Falls.” Cutell is the play’s co-writer and also plays the role of Charley. Cutell and longtime director of the Golden Apple, Robert Turoff, first met in the ’50s at Barn Theatre, in Augusta, Mich., where Turrell was directing and Cutell was one of his actors. This is his first visit to Sarasota, but he is enjoying the white sands of Siesta Key Beach and calls Sarasota, “a great little arts colony.” He would love to come back in the future for a second round. He even has one of his other plays in mind.

Talk to me about writing “Viagra Falls,” and how you came to be the co-writer. One guy, Joao Machado, and his friend saw me and said, “We have a play for you,” and I said, “Really?” The next day they brought it over… I thought, it wasn’t really a play, but I love the ending. I thought the ending was really special. So I gave it to my friend, Don Crichton (the future play’s original director). Don said, “Louie, there’s no play here!” But there was something about it, so I put it aside for three weeks … all of a sudden it was like magic. The ideas kept flowing … I continued on and on and three years later we had a reading at my home and I invited all my friends. The applause kept going on and on, and they said “Louie, what a great play!” Well, I couldn’t believe it.

find life funny. ❝ISometimes I laugh at the silliest things … people’s foibles, maybe a look or something. I think that comes out in ‘Viagra Falls.’ — Lou Cutell

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The character Charley, whom you play, decides to celebrate his birthday with his friend Moe by taking a Viagra and ordering a call girl. Did you create the character Charley based on personal experience? Well, that’s an interesting question. Thank God, I don’t have any problems with my prostate. The urologist who lives next door to me told me that he has analyzed people who have prostate cancer and has a (unproven) theory that people that (have it) have given up sex or their libido is gone. So, there’s the idea (in the play) that if you

don’t use that thing, everything in life stops up. Like the line when Charley says, “Come on, Moe, I know there’s still a wolf in you.” That conversation inspired parts of the plot.

Well, if you haven’t had a similar birthday celebration to Charley’s, what was the most memorable birthday you ever celebrated? (In 2007, my cousin Chris) threw me a surprise party and invited all my friends and relatives. That was the only time (someone has ever done that for me), and I thought it was amazing.

What do you hope people take from your play when they see it? A joy of life. “Have fun,” as I say in the play. My theme is about doing something; be out there. Sometimes life will throw you a curve ball, but you just gotta have fun and live one day at a time. Enjoy life as long as you have your health. You just gotta keep thinking positively about life … I think a lot of people give up really early in life and miss the boat. I’m having as much fun now as ever, and I think the play has a couple of tears, but it’s mostly laughter — that’s life. Speaking of laughter, tell me about your work on “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.” I basically play a little older man with little frameless glasses, a kindly man counterpart of Betty White … What I’ve learned from that show is that people are wonderful. People are willing to help out old people; they are supportive. Humanity is great! What’s it like working with Betty White? The best. She’s an amazing lady, she really and truly is. What you see on screen is so wonderful, but there’s even more to her in person. I’ve known her since the “Mary Tyler Moore Show”… and then “Golden Girls.” She even comes to my house during dinner. People just love her!

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Sarasota Ballet conservatory students compete The Sarasota Ballet School’s Margaret Barbieri Conservatory of Dance had 12 students compete starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in the Youth America Grand Prix, at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Coaches Isabel and Javier Dubrocq worked with the students for more than three months to help them

perfect their pieces for the competition. The Conservatory had the youngest pas de deux entry with Olivia Ratner and Eddie Duffy, both 11, performing the Bluebird pas de deux from Sleeping Beauty. The 10 girls from the conservatory competed with two classical variations, the most allowed. An awards ceremony was hosted Sunday, Jan. 6 .

 Ashlynn Rutherford, 12, practices “Tango Fever,” her dance for the Junior Contemporary Competition.

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Results from the award ceremony: Yamil Maldonado, 17, practices the pas de deux from “Le Corsaire.”

* Olivia Ratner: Top 12 Classical Variations for the Pre-Competitive Division (ages 9 to 11) * Caitlin Gish and Nikki Jennings: Top 12 Classical Variations for the Junior Division (ages 12 to 14) * Allison Forsyth: Top 12 Classical Variations for the Senior Division (ages 15 to 19)

Names of all 12 students who competed: The girls: Olivia Ratner, Susan Wyatt, Juliet Noble, Ashlynn Rutherford, Rachel Silverman, Courtney Joseph, Anna Zimmerman, Caitlin Gish, Nikki Jennings and Allison Forsyth The boys: Eddie Duffy and Yamil Maldonado

 Allison Forsyth, 16, rehearses one of her two pieces.

 Susan Wyatt,11, practices the Fairy variation from “Sleeping Beauty.”

Rachel Silverman, 12, Allison Forsyth, 16, and Caitlin Gish, 14, look in the mirror while pinning their hair up before their final rehearsal.

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These days, I like to buy citrus from the Frutville Grove store, on Fruitville Road about oneand-a-half miles east of I-75. Its citrus is grown at that location, so the quality and freshness are as close to my backyard tree as I have found. If you are so inclined, you can even pick your own. Orange varieties available at press time included Ambersweet, pineapple orange, Murcott, Temple and the first Minneolas (aka Honeybells). Grapefruit, lemons and limes are on the wane; call to see what’s available before you go: 377-0896. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. News flash: after being closed all last season, the Albritton Fruit store on Proctor, just east of Honore is open again. The store is currently offering red grapefruit and Honeybell oranges. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; call 923-2573.

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Instructions: • Peel and section the grapefruit. • Quarter the avocado lengthwise, then peel and slice thinly lengthwise. • Divide the watercress between four salad plates and mound slightly. • Arrange alternating grapefruit and avocado sections over the greens, and spoon the dressing over. Advance preparation: Make the dressing and section the grapefruit as far ahead as you like. Assemble the salad immediately before serving.

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To Section Grapefruit • Using a thin-bladed, sharp knife, slice off both ends of the fruit so you can see the thickness of the rind. • Working over a bowl to catch the juices, peel it away, cutting from top to bottom, and following the curve of the fruit.

• Remove any bits of bitter white pith that you may have missed. • Cut close to the membranes to remove segments. A serrated knife works well for this. You can process a lot of fruit in a single session, because the segments keep well when refrigerated in a container with a tight cover.

Citrus Salad Combinations to Try • Watercress, oranges and red onion; red-wine vinaigrette. • Italian parsley leaves with Nicoise olives and toasted walnuts; orange dressing • Romaine with oranges, sweet onions, pitted green olives; red-wine vinaigrette • Butter or bibb lettuce with orange slices; orange dressing

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The finished piece inside the studio before it was taken down and transported to Selby Gallery.

Light is shed on the inner workings of an installation by Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor People have come to see hundreds of exhibits since Kevin Dean, director of Selby Gallery, a Division of Ringling College of Art and Design, started running it in 1994. “No one knows what goes into it,” Dean says. “We have five days to take a show down and put (the next) up.” The current featured installation, Carol Mickett’s and Robert Stackhouse’s “Phases of Identity” exhibit that uses both Selby Galleries I and II for a series featuring two paintings and a sculpture, required an intensive set-up process. The collaborative duo, based in St. Petersburg, has been working together for more than 12 years, and they seem to have the setup down to a science. This particular three-piece installation, created for Selby Gallery, was built in the artists’ St. Petersburg studio. Getting the sculpture portion of the installation to Selby Gallery took twoand-a-half days. “We got a 26-foot truck and made sure it had an 8-foot ceiling so (the installation) would fit — but the door wasn’t 8 feet!” Mickett says. “We couldn’t get it through the door.” They ended up having to rent a trailer, instead. The sculpture portion of their installation, “Breath of Cypress,” features an 8-foot-

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7:00 pm in the Beatrice friedman Theater on the federation Campus, 582 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. tickets: $10. *All students attend for free with valid ID. Rich Cohen’s brilliant historical profile the Fish that ate the whale unveils Samuel Zemurray kmown as el amigo, the Gringo, or simply Z, the Banana man who lived one of the great untold stories of the last hundred years.

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7:00 pm in the Beatrice friedman Theater on the federation Campus, 582 mcintosh Road. tickets: $10. *All students attend for free with valid ID. investigative reporter leslie maitland grew up enthralled by her mother’s accounts of forbidden romance and harrowing flight from the nazis. her book, Crossing the Boarders of time, is a tale of memory that reporting made real and a story of undying love that crosses the borders of time.

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Robert Stackhouse attaches the collar to a wooden frame.

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tall wall, with cypress frames that stem off of each side of the wall, similar to the rays of the sun. The sides mirror each other, but one side is dark and the other side is light. Two circular wooden collars are attached, one to the outer perimeter and one to the inner. On the litghted side, vertical strips of paper are attached to each frame. To recreate the installation at Selby Gallery, each piece was measured, numbered and carefully packaged. The takedown to transport was the most difficult step in the process. It took both artists; their assistant, Michael Massaro; two gallery employees, Robert Doyon and Dimitri Lykoudis; and Dean approximately 20 hours spread over three days to get the piece back up in its temporary location at Selby. After the reconstruction, the studio’s lighting had to be readjusted to have the right effect — which took another two hours. The installation was inspired by the moon, which isn’t used as a subject matter, but to reflect a philosophical way of thinking. “The moon acts as a vehicle for how people see the light of the sun,” Mickett explains. It gives a sense of how people come to know other things in life, “all knowledge is based on (the dynamic) of this relationship.” The shadows the exhibit creates when lighted emphasize this relationship. Because the exhibit features paintings made of white-on-white and a sculpture that draws attention to the shadows it creates, “if the lighting isn’t right, it can just look blah,” Mickett says. But the artists are happy with the outcome. “These are always labor-intensive,” Mickett says of their installations. There are no plans for the installation’s future once it comes down, but Mickett and Stackhouse are contemplating taking it back to their studio, which would require them take it down and reinstall it … again.

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Sticking with tradition, many of the women wore pearls to the 9th annual Perlman and Pearls Gala, which took place Saturday, Jan. 5 at Michael’s On East, following The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast Celebration Concert at the Sarasota Opera House. Three-hundredtwenty people attended the event, 36 of which were students ranging in ages from 12 to 19. The floral centerpieces featured sprays of white orchids and branches strung with

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