Archive for the ‘Arts’ Category

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…

Chalk Art in Naples

Fifth Avenue South will host Chalk Art 2014 on Saturday, January 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. along Fifth Avenue South and Park Street. In conjunction with Chalk Art, participating businesses along Fifth Avenue South and side streets will hold sidewalk sales. Entertainment throughout the day includes: Patchouli, Bill Colletti, Jessie Michaels, Jerry Pelligrino, Dave Dale, Debi Gutchery, and Joe Osment, and more!

Sponsored by The Pelican Bay Rotary Club, Chalk Art 2014 is a “Street Paint…

Naples New Year’s Art Fair

Fifth Avenue South is pleased to host the Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. The fair will take place from Third Street to Ninth Street South and on Park Street from Fifth Avenue South to Seventh Avenue South. Businesses along Fifth Avenue South and side streets will also hold sidewalk sales in conjunction with this exciting annual event. Event entertainment is being provided throughout the event by Bill …

Punctum Contra Punctum II at SBDAC

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers Florida is excited to announce the international exhibition Punctum Contra Punctum II, American Edition, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The show will open December 11th, 2013 and will run through December 30th, 2013. This international exhibition project, which originated at The Georgian National Museum’ National Gallery in Tbilisi, Georgia, first took place September 2013 and was curated by the American curator Richard L. Tooke, M…