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the cat behind the hat


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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!

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Art Makes a House a Home 2

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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

SHOW CATALOG

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. 

Alex Sepkus Now Available in Our Online Gallery

 

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!

Host Your Event at Syd Entel Galleries

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.

724 Main Street • Safety Harbor, FL

727.725.1808

www.sydentelgalleries.com

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

The Gallery Walls are in Bloom…

MAY 11th – JUNE 8th, 2019

 

Featuring the Art of:

Maya Eventov, Helen Zarin, Sally C. Evans & Lisa Schuster

Glass Art by:

KLISS,  Fay Miller & Loy Allen

contact us

syd entel galleries/susan benjamin glass, etc.

247 Main St.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

(727) 725-1808

gallery hours

Tuesday-Friday: 9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
CLOSED Sunday and Monday

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