SAF Film @ Burns Court
Sketches of
Frank Gehry

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
7 to 9 pm

Introduction: Mark Weston AIA
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Join SAF for a special screening of Sydney Pollack's documentary about the life and work of his friend – architect Frank Gehry. In addition to interviews with fellow friends and admirers, Pollack is afforded special access to Gehry to examine the architect's unique creative process and his rise to prominence in the architectural world.

"Enormously gratifying… an incisive portrait… spend an hour-and-a-half with an artistic giant." – Variety

Tonight's introduction is by Mark Weston, AIA, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL where he teaches graduate courses in design, technology and is currently charged with developing a state of the art digital fabrication laboratory and its associated curriculum. Having previously worked at Gehry Partners, Mark will share insights and stories about the amazing Mr. Gehry.

Public $15
SAF Member $10
(full-time with ID) $5

Advance Reservations
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6:30 - 7:00 pm Check-in
7:00 - 7:15 pm Introduction by Mark Weston, AIA
7:15 - 8:42 pm Film Screening
8:42 - 9:00 pm Q & A

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Sponsor

otaMOD 2014 was a phenomenal success!
A sincere “thank you” to all who attended the presentations, parties and tours, to the dedicated MOD
SQUAD volunteers, and especially to our generous sponsors. Only the most extraordinary team effort could make
this happen…and it did. Sa
rasota’s midcentury architecture is truly fortunate to have such dedicated and passionate supporters. And there’s more to come next year. See you at MOD 2015!

SarasotaMOD Weekend The inaugural four-day SarasotaMOD Weekend 2014architectural festival, presented by SAF, featured modernist architects including
Lawrence Scarpa, Gene Leedy, Tim Seibert, Carl Abbott, Frank Folsom Smith, John Howey, Joe King, Joyce Owens, Sean Khorsandi, Dan Webre, critic and filmmaker Alastair Gordon, journalists Harold Bubil and Jeff LaHurd, preservationist Christine French and landscape architect Raymond Jungles. Guided trolley, boat and walking tours explored Sarasota’s midcentury legacy by land and sea. Festive parties were held at the Sarasota Yacht Club, The Ringling Museum's Cá d'Zan terrace and Paul Rudolph's Sanderling Beach Club. 

Thank You to Our SarasotaMOD Sponsors

May 15, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 SAF - Paul Rudolph Scholarship Recipients

The $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Katelynn Smith, a 3rd-year student at the University of Florida
School of Architecture and a graduate of Bayshore High School.

The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth King, a first year student at the University of Florida
School of Architecture and a graduate of Sarasota Military Academy.

A reception will be held Sunday, June 29, 2014.

May 13, 2014
The Walker Guest House fundraising party, graciously hosted by Dan Denton
and Ramses Serrano, raised $17,371.00. Thank you Rebecca Donelson, Susan McLeod,
Shawn Pierson, Greg and Patricia Reinhart, Felice Schulaner, Clifford and Susan Walters, John Mason, James and Patricia Lombard, Flora Major and Charles Huisking, Jr. and Lillian Huisking Donor Advised Fund for their generous donations.

May 6 - 7, 2014
During The 2014 Giving Challenge, 20 donors contributed $8,450.00, enabling SAF to continue building Sarasota's renowned architectural legacy.
Thank you to the Charlotte and Charles Perret Family Fund, Rhoda Beningson, Jarred Wilson, Julie Brogan, Marsha Roth, Wendy Hacker, Dukeana Touchton, Norman Hervieux, Jane and Rick Fine, Lynn Meyer, Trevor Cramer, Allan Hing, Christine French, Maxine Corbett, Janet Minker, Elliott Himelfarb, Debra Ahmari, Christopher Wilson, Michael Bush and Dan Snyder.

The 2014 Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Charlotte Community Foundation.


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2015 Upcoming Events


29 - Annual SAF Members Meeting
5:30 pm, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail


1 - Victor Lundy's 92nd Birthday Celebration
Bee Ridge Presbyterian Church
(Victor Lundy architect, 1956)

11:00 am, Free Sunday Sundaes

Proctor and McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL

3 - Film: "Sketches of Frank Gehry"
7:00 pm, Burns Court Cinema


3 - Film: "Regular or Super:
Views on Mies van der Rohe"
7:00 pm, Burns Court Cinema

19 - Lecture: Miami Modern Lost and Found
5:30 pm, Herald-Tribune, 1741 Main Street


7 - Film: "Mon Oncle"
7:00 pm, Burns Court Cinema

19 - Lecture: Modernism for the Masses
5:30 pm, Herald-Tribune, 1741 Main Street

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