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Sculpture show based on dancers benefits Fuzion Dance Artists

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After a full career in engineering, Sarasota retiree Jack Shapiro pursued an interest in sculpture and ceramics, hoping to ease the arthritis in his hands.
Eventually he chose to focus on representation of the human body. Hoping to capture the quality of movement more authentically, he began to attend the rehearsals and classes of Fuzión Dance Artists, Sarasota’s contemporary dance company.

A raku clay sculpture by Jack Shapiro. / Photo courtesy of the artist

A raku clay sculpture by Jack Shapiro. / Photo courtesy of the artist

The connection eventually led to Shapiro serving on Fuzión’s board, and to the show of his work that will open Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Burns Court Café and Gallery, 401 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota.

 

The show includes sculptures and wall hangings of figures and torsos, many modeled on the dancers, created in bronze, earthenware, stoneware, bisque and raku clay. All proceeds from sale of the artwork will go to Fuzión.
There will be live music from 7 to 9 p.m.; the exhibit continues through Jan. 7.

JACK SHAPIRO SCULPTURE AND CERAMICS, Burns Court Cafe, 401 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Opening, with live jazz, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 13; show continues through Jan. 7. 312-6633; burnscourtcafe.com

JACK SHAPIRO SCULPTURE AND CERAMICS, Burns Court Cafe, 401 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Opening, with live jazz, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 13; show continues through Jan. 7. 312-6633; burnscourtcafe.com
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Carrie Seidman

Dance/arts critic, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Last modified: December 11, 2013
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