By Natalie Donaldson SAM TAC 2023-24...Read More
Lifetime of Laughter: My Experience with the Ladd Brothers
By Scarlett-Rose Austin
SAM TAC 2022-23
As of June 2021, I’ve had incredible opportunities through the Sarasota Art Museum’s Teen Arts Council incentive to work with some of the very best that Florida’s art world has to offer. People like Dr. Larry R. Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design, a textile artist, Kartina Coombs, and most recently, Steven and William Ladd. I was privileged enough to have spoken with the Ladds months before their exhibition at the Museum via a Zoom meeting where, both I, and the rest of the council, were able to ask them questions about their artistic journey, advice they would give younger artists, and learn about their wonderful family through anecdotes and light-hearted jokes.