Art League back! Prairie daily painting by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 5"x7"
You may have heard about the Art League of Marco's financial difficulties in the past year. Somehow the organization was caught short by the financial downturn, but the community, businessman David Rice, and a terrific board worked very hard to ensure that this forty-year-old Marco Island institution was able to survive.
While the Art League is in the black, it will still take a lot of work to get the organization back on solid ground. D, yes, "D" Michael, brought in from Colorado, is the new director, and by all accounts is a breath of fresh air for our community. She's tiny, but very effective. She's proving to be both smart and street smart, and is slowing pulling the Art League out of deep water while proving herself a real asset to the arts community here on the island. We've got a friend!
There are a number of things that you can do to help. You can rejoin if you've let your membership lapse. Do that right away! You can sign up for a class. This helps both the teacher and the League! There's some terrific gift ideas for you to choose from in the Gift Shop, so you can stop in and make a choice. Best of all, you can make a donation and see your name as one of the leaves on the new tree in the lobby.
Let's give a helping hand. You'll feel good and ensure that the Art League remains an island asset. Visit the newly revised and user friendly website at http://marcoislandart.org/ today!