Friends of Decorative Arts: Phillip and Nancy Kotler
The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $20 in addition to Museum membership.
FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 pm during season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator.
Philip and Nancy Kotler have collected contemporary glass sculpture for 20 years, housing their collection in Sarasota and Chicago. Their holdings are international in scope, which they are donating to The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. The Kotler/Coville Glass Pavilion will open at the Ringling in October 2017.
They will share what drew them to the medium, their favorite artists, and how they choose objects. Mrs. Kotler will also examine various techniques in creating glass art. She is past President of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass and they serve on its board.