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“Loesser hit the jackpot more than once in a career that extended from the Great Depression to the year Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. … With Loesser you always got both  the ‘wisdom and truth’ and the tangy cool martini wit. Long may his songs be sung.”  David Lehman for The New York Times

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie is a theatrical patchwork quilt scraps of biography and social history sewn together with bits of music and drama by four rem…

Tips and Tricks to Hang a Photo

Got a great picture that you want to hang in your home but you are up hung up on how to drill into your plaster wall? Who better to assist than the picture masters from Shutterfly?!

Hanging photos turns your house into a home, so the Shutterfly family invites you to use this infographic that offers a step-by-step look at how to hang photos on drywall, tile, concrete, brick, stone, plaster and more. The infographic tells you what tools you will need for each surface and visually walks you thro…

Rooftop Sculpture Garden at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

*The Acquisition*

Internationally recognized Sculpture Rainer Lagmann is donating a three-piece sculpture that shows climbers in various gestures and motion. The motion is upward and signifies the progress that has been made as we begin Phase IV of the restoration at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The sculptures, although colorized here for effect and visibility, will be created with stainless steel and have a bronze coating.  The sculptures will be placed on the rooftop Sculpture …

Prepare to be aMUSEd

The Alliance for the Arts will present its fall fundraising extravaganza, “*aMUSEd*” on Saturday, September 27. Join us as we pay patronage to our muses and honor the process of creation. Let your muse guide you from inspiration to invention to obsession!

 

The evening will be filled with music, interactive art, amusing diversions, wandering muses and other amusing surprises. Fine tapas will be provided by Southwest Florida’s best chefs. Explore, nurture & liberate your *in…

A Woodchip Off the Old Hollywood Block

A woodchip portrait of Hollywood legend Boris Karloff as Frankenstein (left)

It is often stated that film critiquing is a unique brand of art form. After all, analyzing and interpreting movies through expression can be as lyrical as listening to classical music or appreciating a painting from the Renaissance period. The ability to convey the creative juices through fundamental talent, determination and self-motivation are instant main ingredients to disciplined success. Whatever your pro…

FGCU Presents Dance Work at SBDAC

 

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) students will present an original dance-theater work exploring water ecology issues affecting Southwest Florida on April 25, 2014 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center located at 2301 First Street in the Downtown Fort Myers River District.

 

 

 

Led by Lynn Neuman, an instructor in the Bower School of Music & the Arts, students in the “Repertory and Performance” class studied scientific models and principles of water flow to create a…

Aleatoric Art in the 21st Century

On Friday, May 2 the Alliance for the Arts will present the first ever dedicated gallery show featuring work by members of what’s called the Movement of Aleatoric Modern Artists or MAMA. The show will feature 15 of MAMA’s top artists displaying works in a variety of disciplines, all with one thing in common—their collaboration with nature, chance and the laws that govern the universe. When an element of uncertainty is intentionally incorporated into the concept and creation of a wor…

Gourmet food, wine, and world-class entertainment

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center invites you to an evening of enjoyment on April 19, 2014. Dine on gourmet food, savor delicious wine and enjoy the sound of music from renowned classical musicians. Plus it’s all for a good cause. Proceeds from the Dinners with Berne support the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District.

 

The special event is underwritten by Robert & Ruth Diefenbach. Berne Davis (100 years-old), bene…

Artist Marvin Gralnick Opens Solo Exhibition

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is proud to present the solo exhibition of artist Marvin Gralnick, opening on March 7, 2014. Gralnick is the retired CEO and founder of retail giant Chico’s and a renowned artist in his own right. The show opens for Art Walk on Friday, March 7th, at 6 p.m. and continues through March 28. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, in the River District, downtown Fort Myers.

 

Self-taught artist, Marvin Gralnick was born in Saint Louis, Mi…

Wine Tasting & Author Reading

On Saturday, March 1 participants in the Alliance for the Arts’ 3rd Annual Artists Studio Tour will spend the day exploring the studios and homes of artists around the Fort Myers area. They’ll meet artists who create works in a wide variety of mediums, including painting, fiber, glass, pottery and jewelry. The tour will wrap up at the studio of artist Babs Snyderman with a Wine Tasting and Author Reading, when Laurie Nienhaus will read from her latest book “Steeped.” It takes readers…