Art Southwest Florida Sat, Jan 24, 2015

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I want to open by making sure you are aware that the Fort Myers Founding Females portrait exhibition opening reception takes place at 2-4 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon in the Caretaker’s Cottage at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. The artists will be on hand to talk about their process and the Founding Female(s) they chose to render. I will be giving a Gallery Talk at 3 p.m. The show sheds light on the important contributions made to Fort Myers’ early development by numerous women whose stories have gone largely untold until now. The show will remain on view at Edison Ford through March, which is National Women’s History Month. I hope you can join us there.

Tom Hall, Art Southwest Florida

It’s been a busy 8 days, as you will see from the following:
At Edison Ford Estates
  • Sunday’s ‘Founding Females’ portrait show opening at Edison Ford will feature work by 18 area artists (01-23-15)
  • ‘Founding Females’ portrait show opens at Edison Ford with reception on Sunday, January 25 (01-22-15)

Artists in the News

At Florida Gulf Coast University
At Florida SouthWestern State College

At the Alliance for the Arts

  • Alliance to present solo show featuring 13 portraits by the late Diana Rutherford (01-18-15)

At the Theater

On Sanibel Island

In the Cape

  • Friends of Cape Coral Library hosting February 7 wine-tasting fundraiser (01-17-15)
  • New exhibition opens at Cape Coral Library with February 4 reception (01-17-15)

In the Naples Art District

  • ‘One Man/One Woman’ opens at North Naples’ Sweet Art on Friday, January 23 (01-22-15)

SWFL Craft Guild News

  • SWFL Fine Craft Guild to hold workshop fundraiser on Sunday, January 25 (01-19-15)

Art Fair and Festival News

  • Naples Invitational Art Fest returns to Naples’ Fleischmann Park this weekend (01-20-15)

On this day in Fort Myers’ history

  • U.S. Army purchased land in Buckingham 72 years ago for World War II flexible gunnery school (01-19-15)

All of these stories are available in one place on Art Southwest Florida or you can click on the hyperlinks to read the stories that interest you most.

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