We invite you to join us as we explore all things art and design with some of our favorite locals. Susan Benjamin, owner and curator of syd entel galleries/susan benjamin glass, etc, hosts Emily Frick and Barbara Krai for an open panel discussion on how to choose art that is right for you, and then how to approach the details of designing your space around what moves you.
Experience room vignettes that demonstrate how to incorporate art and design into every space. Start with Art and you can transform any room into a transcendent space.
The lecture will begin at 1 pm and will feature a short presentation by each professional, followed by an open question and answer forum. All three presenters will also be available for consultations and scheduling for private appointments.
Please contact syd entel galleries with any questions or for large group accommodations at 727.725.1808.
Owner & Curator
frickin' fab furniture & design
Barbara Krai Interiors, ASID
About this Event
For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations have brought a visual realization to his fantastic and imaginary worlds. His artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and yet, to this day, his Secret Art Collection is virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) created paintings and sculpture, which he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate.
Syd Entel Galleries will share a compelling selection of artworks from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection at the 247 Main Street, September 14-September 29. Visitors may explore and acquire works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, as well as The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork, which Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure. Perhaps the wackiest and most wonderful elements of the collection are Dr. Seuss’s three-dimensional “Unorthodox Taxidermy” sculptures with names such as Carbonic Walrus, Two-Horned Drouberhannis, and Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast, to name a few.
Additionally, Ted’s cat was never far from his artist thoughts. He drew himself as The Cat Behind the Hat, his cat was the protagonist in several of his Secret Art paintings and, as a fun aside, many of his early advertisements and cartoons had a “cat bystander” witnessing all the action. They hinted at his adventures across the world, his reclusive sensibility despite his fame, and his penchant for the childlike fantasy and humor, which infused nearly every facet of his life.
Despite the unprecedented demand during his lifetime, no limited edition artworks were ever conceived, authorized, or created until this historic project began in 1997, six years after Geisel’s death. That year, this exclusive project put into motion a series of artworks and exhibitions, which firmly established him as one of the most iconic artistic talents of the 20th century.
Each of these Estate-Authorized limited editions has been adapted and reproduced from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, or sculptures. Additionally, each work bears a posthumously printed or engraved Dr. Seuss signature, identifying the work as an authorized limited edition commissioned by the Dr. Seuss Estate.
In her preface to the popular coffee table book on this collection, The Cat Behind the Hat, Audrey Geisel (Ted Geisel’s widow) writes, “I’m gratified to carry out Ted’s wishes and have these works revealed to the world.” Join us for a fascinating glimpse into the unique artistic vision of Theodor Seuss Geisel!
Join us for Art Makes a House a Home 2 at Syd Entel Galleries
August 17th through September 7th.
Choosing the right art can set a mood and spirit for your home. The gallery will be transformed into room vignettes featuring Syd Entel Galleries' fine art and glass inventory, accented with unique and innovative designs from local ASID designer Barbara Krai and owner of Frickin' Fab Furniture & Decor, Emily Frick.
Buy what you love and be inspired everyday.
"OPEN HOUSE" TRUNK SHOW
Hundreds of unique works of original art available to transform any room.
Appointments & in home consultations available.
Tuesday - Friday 9:30AM-5:00PM & Saturday 10:00AM-3:00PM
Join us for our lecture series START WITH ART.
Friday, August 23rd at 1pm.
Fine art as a focal piece in a room can transform any space into something transcending.
Join Susan Benjamin, Barbara Krai (ASID Interior Designer), and Emily Frick (Frickin’ Fab Furniture & Decor) as they discuss the importance of design and how to select art for any space.
Susan Benjamin - owner/curator
Barbara Krai - ASID Interior Designer
Emily Frick - frickin' fab furniture & decor
Alex describes the intricate detail work in his jewelry as universal with a focus on basic forms, structures and textures. I stopped making sketches years ago, he said. I imagine the piece I want to make in my head, and the hands work by themselves. Sometimes I get surprised at what comes out.
Alex begins with a wax model, which is eventually cast in 18kt gold, or platinum and then hand-finished. “I have no technical secrets,” says Sepkus. “The main trick is in the very intricate manual work that goes into the process. I can explain the process to everybody. But at the same time, I don’t think that I have ever seen a copy of my work somewhere. It is just so labor intensive.” In fact, Sepkus has developed his own specialized tools to achieve the textures that make his pieces so recognizable.
Alex's jewelry is now available in our online shop. Special Orders also available.
Browse our online inventory today!
Cool off with the hottest national and international artist at syd entel galleries this summer. A group show featuring the best in hand blown glass by new arrivals like Scott Hartley, timeless craftsmanship from the Borowski family, and more. The infinite possibilities of hot glass pair to the creativity of the mixed media artist featured in Hot Glass, Cool Art. Artists like Craig Allen and Terri Hallman use unique creative processes to produce mixed media pieces that leave you always finding something new hidden with in the layers of detail.
HOT GLASS. COOL ART.
JUNE 14, 2019 - JULY 27, 2019
Lisa Schuster's oil on metal technique is modern and edgy. Her use of color and shape capture emotion and depth. Lisa's paintings evoke a presence in any space.
Lisa is a repeat winner at Art Designers Consultant’s annual Art Comes Alive international competition, winning multiple awards for Floral Artist of the Year. She has been featured in national and local publications including the Winter 2015/16 edition of Art Business News, the Fall 2016 edition of Polly Magazine and multiple articles in Venue Magazine, Cincinnati. Lisa’s work is found in numerous private, public and corporate collections across the United States and abroad. She currently lives and paints in Daytona Beach, Florida and Cincinnati.
Glass Studio Borowski was founded in 1990 by renowned glass artist Stanislaw Borowski whos works have been internationally exhibited for 25 years in major glass museums.
In 1993 Stanislaw’s sons Pawel and Wiktor Borowski took the helm of the glass studio. In addition to Stanislaw’s own one-of-a-kind objects, they now design a collection of studio glass that has become very popular with art and glass collectors.
Pawel and Wiktor Borowski’s work is very contemporary and their collection is known for its unusual shapes and bold colors. Their works are bold, fresh, creative and avant-garde. Their objects are shown by international art galleries and by the finest European design studios.
Syd Entel Galleries/Susan Benjamin Glass, etc are excited to offer our beautiful space for your next business or social gathering. The gallery walls offer an unmatched aesthetic to create a warm and welcoming environment for your next gathering.
Art education is a family legacy here at Syd Entel Galleries. For over 38 years, the Entel Family has supported the arts in the Tampa Bay area. By placing extraordinary art in everyday spaces, we believe that art can truly enrich our lives. Hosting your event in our gallery transforms any event into an unforgettable occasion.
Susan Benjamin is the owner and curator, and believes strongly in community outreach. She is a board member of Creative Pinellas and is active as a Junior League Sustainer. Susan’s knowledge of fine art and glass is the result of a lifelong immersion in the arts. The Entel family’s legacy can be found throughout our community. Art is what connects us.
Gallery tours and lectures are available for your next group meeting or outing.
A variety of topics and art are available to suit your group’s interest.
After hours receptions are also popular among our volunteer groups and non profit organizations.
We pride ourselves on being community minded and would love the opportunity to provide a venue for your next event or outing.
Call to inquire for available dates and times. Now scheduling events for Fall 2019.
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