So much art to see on Marco Island these days! The new Artist Colony at the Esplanade with 17 artists in 3 locations makes for a great art walk. But don't stop there! If you haven't visited the Blue Mangrove Gallery, just across the way in Town Center Mall on Marco Island, you're missing something special.
Owner Christie is a great supporter of the arts and artists, and the Fab Five Exhibition is the first of it's kind on the island. She's chosen five island artists for an exhibition, and the reception was held last Wed evening. A nice steady crowd turned out for the event. The gallery looked great and the reception was lots of fun.
Someone asked me if we were in competition. My answer was that art is very personal, and that when people look at the wall of fifteen paintings, three from each artist, any two people probably wouldn't pick the same favorite. Since we each have our own style, some people will respond stronger to some artists than others.
We grow by knowing each other's art, learn from each others critique, but we share each other's joy when a painting finds a good home.