Sarasota has been the winter headquarters for a number of circuses, most notably the Ringling Brothers Circus (there is of course, their legacy: Ringling Museum, Ringling School of Art and Design, for example).
Here from the pages of LIFE magazine are some day-in-the-life photos of the circus girls in Sarasota in and around 1949.
This guest post is from actor Devereau Chumrau.
Devereau may be a native of Los Angeles, but it is also the time she spent in Ghana, in Europe and the UK, and largely as a student of the Asolo Conservatory in Florida, that has shaped her vision as an actor and as an artist. She has, all along the way, worked to develop her interest and experience in acting for the stage and for the screen.
Catch her show LOVECRAFT: Nightmare Suite opening Jan 31 at the Visceral Company in Hollywood.
Just call me yogini from now on!
This awesome exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, “Yoga: The Art of Transformation," has redefined my understanding of yoga with its 17 centuries of images and objects documenting yoga's history.
It's so great to be able to geek out on my fascination with both yoga and art history.
The exhibit page on the Smithsonian site has so much enthralling history in the very specific stories that go along with the beautiful images.
An apartment on the Right Bank owned by Madame de Florian, an affluent Parisian socialite and actress, was left suddenly when the Nazis rolled into Paris.
Even though she never returned, she kept paying the rent all the way up to her death at 91.
Among the exquisite architectural details, the tapestries, the view into a bygone era, was found the painting discovered to be Madame de Florian herself, painting by renowned 19th century Italian Giovanni Boldini. The painting, and several handwritten love letters from Boldini seem to confirm that she was in fact his muse.
Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party, which was stranded in a hut when their ship blew out to sea, left a box of never-before-seen negatives when they were finally rescued. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old exploration hut.