Art Southwest Florida, May 2015

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Here’s what Art Southwest Florida has covered so far in May:
Artists in the News
  • Just three more weeks to catch ‘Fort Myers Founding Females’ portrait show at Edison Ford Estates (05-10-15)
  • NAA Director Aimee Schlehr quantifies impact of the Arts (05-09-15)
  • VCB and Greater Fort Myers Chamber honors Leoma Lovegrove with prestigious Junonnia Award (05-01-15)

Inside the Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University

At Florida SouthWestern State College

At the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs

  • Center for the Arts slate of remaining slate of ‘Film Lovers’ screenings (05-08-15)

In the Naples Art District

  • Artists’ Gallery in Naples Art District hosting live art demonstration during 1st Wednesday ART ALIVE (05-05-15)
  • Naples Art District hosts 3-hour drive around art encounter Wednesday, May 6 (05-05-15)
At the Naples Art Association
  • NAA Director Aimee Schlehr quantifies impact of the Arts (05-09-15)
  • Next Naples Art ‘Dinner with Artists’ takes place May 14 at Edgewater Beach Hotel (05-08-15)
At the Alliance for the Arts
  • Alliance’s 29th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit opens Friday, June 5 (05-13-15)

In the River District

  • ACT requests donations for November fine art auction (05-11-15)
Community Theater

On this Day in Local History

  • Today is 204th birthday of town’s namesake, Lt. Col. Abraham C. Myers (05-14-15)
  • On this day in Fort Myers’ history, governor signed bill creating Lee County (05-13-15)
  • Today marks 120th anniversary of death of Fort Myers founding female Laura Hendry Thompson (05-10-15)
  • On this day in 1903, first bridge over the Caloosahatchee completed in Alva (05-09-15)
  • On this day in 1904, Fort Myers welcomed the arrival of its very first passenger train (05-10-15)
  • On this day in 1887, Thomas Edison begins 14 year absence from Fort Myers (05-04-15)

Public Art

  • Downtown mural depicts deportation of Seminole Chief Billy Bowlegs and 124 of his tribe (05-04-15)

You can read the articles posted between May 1 and 7 here and those dated May 8 through May 15 here or follow the hyperlinks to more detailed treatment of the topics that interest you most.

Make it a creative week,

Tom Hall

Art Southwest Florida

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