The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is proud to present the extraordinary photography of Marie Adams. The show opens during Art Walk on Friday, April 6, and continues through Friday, April 27. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the River District, downtown Fort Myers.
*Marie Adams has been a photographer since childhood. For the past three years she has devoted her skills to capturing the beauty and behavior of South Florida waterfowl, particularly the shore birds of Ding Darling Refuge.
She is a graduate of Columbus Business University, Ohio University, and has attained Master Municipal Clerk certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. She is employed by the City of Fort Myers where she has served as City Clerk for the past 20 years.
Ms. Adams’ photographs are truly remarkable. The razor-sharp images were taken in all seasons and at every light level from dawn to dark. None have been retouched. Her untiring efforts show us mating plumage and mating rituals, nest building, incubating the eggs, feeding the nestlings, and teaching the nestlings to fly. Her work illustrates what the birds eat, how they locate their food, and how they use their highly specialized beaks. She has captured group behavior, inter-species competition and much, much more.
Her photographs show us that these beautiful creatures are intelligent, are devoted parents, that they are programmed for complex behavior, and skilled at hunting, swimming, and flying.
Doors open for Art Walk at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Sketchy will be on the steps of the Davis with his muses, providing guests with an opportunity to hone their artistic skills. Carolyn Hostettler will be inside serving her amazing imported artisan cheeses.