Sunday, November 16, 2014

Interesting Programs

At Selby Galleries until December 10: Evan Roth: Intellectual Property Donor, an exhibition that engages issues of graffiti, popular culture, art, hacking, and intellectual property. 

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At the Basch Gallery (1st floor of Academic Building where films are shown) until November 25: “The First Time”, in filmed interviews 15 students recall milestones in their life experience that profoundly affected them.  Description at
Both galleries are open 10-4 Monday through Saturday
“social” Sunday, December 4, 5:30 pm, at Super Buffet on Fruitville at Honore. All are welcome – mention  you are with GCAA and you’ll be directed to our seating area (and get a 10% discount on your bill).  
Don’t miss the spectacular aerial performances of Chinese artist Li Wei 李暐 on Monday November 17 on the grounds of the RINGLING MUSEUM at 10 am and 2 pm – FREE and open to the public!  The public is also welcome to a discussion with the with the artist in which Dr. Carolyn Bloomer, SCAS City Director for Xiamen, China, has been invited to participate:  5-6 pm Thursday (November 18th), followed by a light reception.    For details go to: These events are part of the current exhibition of contemporary Chinese art “Seeing the Unseen” continuing at the Museum until February:

Fall 2014
Ringling College of Art and Design / Academic Center Room Room 207
Admission is free.
All films have Mandarin sound-tracks and English subtitles.

November 22:  1:30 p.m.

In Love We Trust
左右 Zuo-you

Director Wang Xiaoshuai 王小帅, 2011
110 min. 

A couple learns that their five-year old daughter has leukemia and can only be saved by a bone marrow transplant from a close relative or the umbilical cord blood of a sibling.  Unable to find the necessary genetic match and desperate to do anything necessary to give her daughter a chance to live, the mother prevails upon her ex-husband, the child’s biological father who is likewise now remarried, to contribute sperm to impregnate her with a sibling for the daughter.  But because of China’s one-child policy, this would deprive the stepfather of having his own child with the mother.  The ex-husband’s young wife also wants a child and is angered at her husband’s willingness to create a child for his ex-wife.  Although the dilemma is exacerbated by China’s family planning policy, the issues of trust, obligation, and fidelity are far more universal.

 Series is designed and hosted by Dr. Carolyn Bloomer to supplement her Cross-Cultural Perspectives course Modern China at Ringling College,
and is co-sponsored by the Gulfcoast Chinese American Association,
the Sarasota Chapter of the U.S.-China People’s Friendship Association, and Sister Cities Association of Sarasota.
For more information contact:
Location:  Films will be screened on the campus of Ringling College of Art and Design in the new Academic Building on the west side of Old Bradenton Road south of Martin Luther King Boulevard. The building is #34 on the campus map available on line at