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“A 1960s Sarasota School Architect: Frank Folsom Smith”

Curated by Nathan Skiles
Frank Folsom Smith earned his architecture degree from the University of Virginia and worked for Victor Lundy and William Zimmerman in Sarasota before opening his own practice in 1961.  This exhibition is an appraisal of Smith’s 1960s built work, including Plymouth Harbor, Lawyers Professional Building, Sandy Cove and The Terrace condominium complex on Siesta Key, providing a perspective into the development of Sarasota at this time.
 

FREE

Friday
Opening Reception
12 Noon - 3 pm

Saturday
10 am - 4 pm

Sunday
10 am - 4pm

Art Center Sarasota
707 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

 
 
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Saturday Morning Program: “Sarasota in the Sixties”

Includes Breakfast
Join SAF as it explores Sarasota’s development in the 1960s.  The morning begins with the screening of a wonderfully retro promotional short “David of Sarasota,” produced by the Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce in 1965.  Native Floridian John McCarthy, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Heritage Association and Historic Spanish Point, will provide a colorful overview of the town during this this decade, followed by a panel of architects and historians moderated by Christopher Domin, co-author of “Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses.” The morning will finish with a talk by Sarasota School architect Frank Folsom Smith, providing insight into his work of the 1960s.  Special thanks to SAF’s educational program partner, the Sarasota Art Museum.

$50

Saturday
8:30 am - 12 Noon

Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
709 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

 
 
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“Making Your Mid-Century Modern an Architectural Gem” Sunday AM Panel Discussion


Join SAF at the BOTA Center in the Rosemary District, as we provide ideas about how to save a mid-century modern structure and bring it up-to-date. The panel will include the BOTA Center’s developer and architects, as well as local homeowners who have updated their homes with today’s tastes in mind. Learn about the architectural gems of Sarasota — the celebrated structures we know and love, as well as the hidden treasures. What are the features that characterize mid-century modern homes in southwest Florida? How can these homes be adapted for today’s challenges without compromising their original designs? Learn how to preserve your architectural treasure from homeowners, architects and builders who will share their stories as well as offer ideas and practical advice.

 

FREE

Sunday
10:00 am - 12 Noon

BOTA Center
1570 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236


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