Sarasota Sunsets

Click below for more photos of Sarasota Sunsets. Photo by Sarasota Sister City Member Betty Greenspan.

If you have sunset photos that you would like to share email them to and we will publish them to the blog.

Confluence France - Art Exhibit

Sister Cities has joined forces with the Art Center and our Sister City of City of Perpigan, France to bring art from Perpignan to Sarasota. We encourage you to visit the exhibit at the Art Center at 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 (941-365-2032). The exhibit dates are May 21 to June 26 and the admission is free.

Gallery Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Sundays

The Art Center Sarasota’s mission is to provide Sarasota with opportunities for creative expression and art
appreciation through art education, exhibitions and cultural programs.

Photos of some of the art below.

Florida Studio Theater / Embracing Our Differences

Hi Beth. 

I had a very enjoyable visit with the four international delegates who visited Sarasota (Roni Gutberg and her father Alex Gutberg from Tel Mond) (Andrew Rybin and his teacher Olga Milenkaya from Vladimir). I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with them when we visited the Sarasota Mayor at City Hall, toured the City Hall with the amazing Linda Rosenbluth, toured the Circus Museum at the lovely Ringling grounds with Leone Levy as our excellent guide, and watched the Young Playwrights plays with the awards ceremony.

Alice Cotman and Dr. Fred Bloom spent time with them on Sunday as tour guides for Embracing Our Differences. Many other Sister Cities members worked very hard too such as Gila Meriwether, Yuliya Gaukhman, Ron Gossett, Dr. Dave Harralson, and Pauline Mitchell. Sarasota residents Dori Goldfarb and her daughter Julianna hosted the Gutbergs. I was happy to see several Sister Cities members at the Young Playwrights and witness the wonderful plays written by Roni and Andrew acted by the professional actors at Florida Studio Theatre. 
Kim Sheintal
Sister Cities Association of Sarasota
Tel Mond Vice City Director

Lectures Series Schedule

Dave Harralson gave another great presentation on "The Golden Age of Sarasota" on May 4 at the Selby Library. There was excellent attendance again for his second presentation.  

Based on the good response it was decided to continue with our own Sarasota Sister City lecture series and the schedule of lectures is given below.  The presentations will be followed by our Meet & Greets, hopefully at a nearby restaurant.  The locations for the lectures and Meet & Greets will be conveyed well ahead of the sessions.  Thank you to all our presenters, we know how much work goes into preparing the lectures. 

Each presentation should start off with one or two slides introducing the Mission of SCAS and our list of Sister Cities. The presentations will provide good exposure for SCAS, hopefully increase our membership and garner a bit of financial benefit.

Ray Young

Lectures Series Schedule
Sister City Meet & Greet will follow Presentations

Sept 16, 2015 Firth of Forth in Fife - The Scottish Contribution to the World, America and Sarasota 

William Wallace

Oct 21, 2015 Essential Oils & Perfumes of the World – An Olfactory 
Raymond Young, Ph.D.  

Nov 18, 2015 History of the Israel Connection to Sarasota-Manatee
Kim Sheintal

Jan 20, 2015 The Origins of the First Five Books of the Old Testament
Dave Harralson, Ph.D.

Feb 17, 2016 Flub-dub and Farfetchedness: China Behind the Travel Posters
Carolyn Bloomer, Ph.D. and Lolly Baerveldt

Mar 16, 2016 France:  A Tale of Two Cities: Paris and Perpignan
Emile Langlois, Barbara Frey, Eva Frank & Gloria Grenier

Apr 20, 2016 Polynesian Cultures of the South Pacific
Raymond Young, Ph.D.

A donation of $5.00 to SCAS is suggested for each presentation. All presentations will start at 4:00 pm and our monthly Sister City Meet & Greet will follow at 5:00 pm. Locations for each TBA.

For further Information, Contact:
Ray Young, Sarasota Sister Cities Assn
phone: 941-225-1268