Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Marco Island Historical Society Museum Mural, Daily painting by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

6x6, acrylic on canvas

When the Marco Island Historical Society began the process of building a museum, a committee chose five artists to produce series of paintings called "Art Interprets History." One of the artists, Steven Muldoon, is a Marco resident, the rest of the artists were from surrounding Collier County. Artists Paul Arsenault, Jonathan Green, Robert Gruppe, Rachael Kennedy, and Steven Muldoon were invited to participate, and the paintings created helped with fundraising and to bring attention to the project.

Now the Museum is becoming a reality, and two artists, Jonathan Green and Paul Arsenault, are vying for the honor of creating the largest mural in Southwest Florida for the museum, based on two paintings done for the above series. You can seen the paintings at Marco’s M&I Bank from July 24 to Aug. 14 and in the M&I Bank in Naples from Aug. 17 to Sept. 2.

The Marco Eagle is also taking part, and will have images of the two paintings available for viewing in their lobby. You can also vote online, here, which is a great choice if you're off-island for the summer. The results of the voting will be announced September 7th.

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