An Evening of Advanced Style

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Please join us on Saturday for Ari’s talk.

Friday, January 19, 2024

5:30 pm

$40 Museum Members| $48 Not-Yet Museum Members

Sarasota High School Alumni Auditorium at Sarasota Art Museum

Sarasota Art Museum is pleased to present An Evening of Advanced Style. Please join us for an exclusive screening of Advanced Style The Documentary to be followed by a cocktail reception honoring special guests Ari Seth Cohen and Judith Boyd, The Style Crone.

5:30 pm screening with a reception to follow in the Wendy G. Surkis & Peppi Elona Lobby 

Hors-d’oeuvres and Cash Bar

Dress to Impress and Show Off Your Personal Style

About Ari Seth Cohen

Photographer and author, Ari Seth Cohen, is the creator of Advanced Style, a project devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.” He says, “I feature people who live full creative lives. They live life to the fullest, age gracefully, and continue to grow and challenge themselves.”

Cohen launched the blog Advanced Style as a place to catalog and share his observations, and a movement emerged from there. Fifteen years later, Advanced Style has blossomed into a massive, vivacious community dedicated to aging with vitality. Cohen has turned the blog into a prolific output that includes four books and counting (Advanced Style, Advanced Love, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, and The Advanced Style Coloring Book) and a 2014 documentary directed by Lina Plioplyte.

Ari has a longtime interest in clothing and style and a lifelong affinity for his elders. When he was growing up, his late grandmother Bluma (a librarian) was his best friend; her “energy and attitude towards life” continue to inspire him. As a result, he couldn’t help but question the absence of mature faces in the lifestyle and fashion media. “I noticed a lack of older people in fashion campaigns and street style sites,” he says. “I wanted to show that you can be stylish, creative, and vital at any age.”

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