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A&E BRIEFS ART UPTOWN FEATURING MEDITATIVE PAINTINGS OF MARO LORIMER The abstract seascapes of Holmes Beach art- they come from staring and dreaming. I paint ist Maro Lorimer are featured in Meditations, spontaneously, exclusively from my memories a one-woman show at Art Uptown, 1367 Main and my imagination." St., Sarasota. "The Florida landscape first inspired her to An artist's reception is scheduled for Friday, express the intimate beauty of natural beach April 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery. The paths, always with just a glimpse of the water public is invited. at the end of the path," the release notes. This series of beach path collages was presented in Originally from a waterfront village on eastern a solo exhibit at the Studio at Gulf and Pine in Long Island, the artist is a graduate of Brown Anna Maria three years ago, the release adds. University. She lived in the Colorado mountains for many years before moving to Anna "From the beach paths, the artist's viewpoint Maria Island 14 years ago, a press release says. emerged onto the wide-open beach, and, evenShe also has spent considerable time in New tually, out onto the water," the release continZealand. ues. "I have spent much of my life staring at the water," Lorimer says in the release, "and, when I lived inland, I spent my time dreaming of it. I call these paintings 'meditations' because Tapestry by Maro Lorimer. Contributed photo In recent years, Lorimer's work has been presented in solo exhibits at Sarasota Orchestra's Harmony Gallery and the Palmetto Art Center as well as at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, the

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