Changing Light, Jo-Ann Sanborn, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 30"x30"
Arts Afire!, Marco’s celebration of Arts and Culture, starts tomorrow, and there are so many wonderful opportunities for people to see, view, and participate in a wide range of arts and culture events over the 10 days of Arts Afire!
One event that is sure to be well attended and VERY special will be Flashpoint, a Kick-Off Party at CJ’s on the Bay held by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce on Monday, March 14th. In addition to the literary and performing arts delighting you, the Artist Colony at the Esplanade will provide an opportunity for your participation in the Visual arts, but that's only a small part of what will happen at Flashpoint. Flashpoint will truly light the spark of arts and culture on Marco, and will delight you. Don't miss it!
On Wednesday, March 16th, The Artist Colony at the Esplanade will have demonstrations by each of the Colony artists all day long. Stop in and have the opportunity to look deeper into each artists muse. Some will demonstrate or show you a special technique, some will talk about their own art, and some, about the art of others. Here's our schedule"
10:00 Waterfront Gallelry and Studios, Karen Swanker - Found objects
10:30 Rightside Studios, Darren Clack
11:00 Waterfront Studios Gallery and Studios, Maggie DeMarco - Glass Painting
11:30 Portside Studios, Inez Hudson - Inspiration
12:00 Rightside studios, Tara O’Neill - Art with an Intimate Focus
12:30 Waterfront Gallelry and Studios, Tom Gallagher - Watercolor techniques
1:00 Portside Studios, Amanda Ganong
1:30 Rightside Studios, Betty Newman - Painting on Water
2:00 Waterfront, Tony Dallman Jones Sculpting with Light - 22nd Century Art
2:30 Portside Studios, Carolyn Burger - The Diversity of Acrylics
3:00 Rightside Studios, Jo-Ann Sanborn - Everglades, Light and Love
3:30 Waterfront Gallery, Claire Keery - Collage and Assemblage as an Artform
The week will culminate in a fabulous Afterglow Gala at the Island Country Club. Tickets can be purchased online here.
What a week! Here's a SMALL sampling of the weeks events:
Opera! (Opera Naples at Lutheran Church on Sunday - costumes and scenery!)
Dance! (Spotlight Dance at the Esplanade Monday)
History! (Museum on Sunday)
Song! (Ray and Mary Ellen Friday)
Flowers! (Art in Bloom at the Art League)
Movies! (MIFA Wed and Mackle, Friday)
Art show and all day entertainment! (Art League)
Art of Flaming Food (Bergman at St Marks Tuesday
Photography! (Clyde Butcher Lecture Wed at Historical Society)
Mimes and more!
This can be wonderful! It's still growing, but you can download a copy of the latest Arts Afire! schedule of events here or pick one up in any of the studios. I'll be taking the week off from this blog to enjoy the events. See you out and about!