Showman: Ron McCarty on John Ringling (and Mable too of course)

ron mccartyHaven’t you always been intrigued by John and Mable Ringling, their magnificent home, their art gallery… and their influence on Sarasota?

Well, prepare to be excited and amazed at the stories Ron McCarty will tell at our November meeting on Tuesday, November 8, at 7pm. You’ll want to come grab a seat early for this presentation in the Crocker Memorial Church at the Historical Society in Pioneer Park.

Ron McCarty has been a member of the Curatorial Department at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art for the last 30 years. He is the Curator and Keeper of Ca’d’Zan, the 36,000 square-foot historic Venetian-Gothic mansion seated on Sarasota Bay.

In addition to being a world-renowned curator, Ron is an actor, playing John in a PBS presentation, a writer, and has been a professional painter specializing in watercolor since the early 1970’s. Read more about Ron’s love for Ca’d’Zan in this magazine article, and see some of his amazing art on his web site.

But above all, Ron is a raconteur sans pareil* and will keep us spell-bound.

Don’t miss this meeting, which is free and open to the public… and bring friends!

And, don’t forget that our Museum Gift Shop will be open for your shopping pleasure at 6pm that evening, and a gift purchased here is a gift not only to the recipient, but towards the upkeep and preservation of a home humbler than Ca’d’Zan, but just as important in Sarasota history!

* That’s French for as much fun as a three-ring circus.

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