Art Southwest Florida, January 4, 2015

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Artists in the News
  • Leoma Lovegrove profiled on Art Southwest Florida (12-29-14)
  • Realist Megan Kissinger adds portrait of Helen Hendry to Fort Myers Founding Females portrait show at Edison Ford Estates (12-28-14)
  • Artist Megan Kissinger profiled on Art Southwest Florida (12-28-14)
  • ‘Parallel Park’ artist dishes on craftsmanship and creativity in premiere issue of Excellent People magazine (12-20-14)
  • John Seerey-Lester sequel pictorially tells campfire tales (12-19-14)
  • Cesar Aguilera, Juan Diaz and Jonathan Foerster nominees for Gulfshore Life Emerging Art Leader Award (12-16-14)

At the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

At the Alliance for the Arts

  • Alliance presents storyteller Kim Weitkamp on January 14 (12-18-14)
  • Alliance Member Gallery Book Club takes up ‘Saving Kandinsky’ in January (12-17-14)
  • Alliance’s ‘Black & White’ exhibit in January to feature Luke Greer, Ted Lincoln, Steve Pennisi and Joel Shapses (12-16-14)

At Florida Gulf Coast University

  • FGCU ArtLab’s ‘Joe Griffith Mercury Switch’ traces flow of mercury through environment (12-28-14)
At Area Art Fairs and Festivals

At the Theater

 On This Day in Local History
  • On this day in 1906, Shultz Hotel burns to the ground (12-30-14)
  • On this day in 1894, Big Freeze created citrus boom that lasted well into 20th century (12-29-14)
  • On this day 110 years ago, the Fort Myers Press complained that our town was ‘being circused to death’ (12-26-14)
  • On this day in 1924, Fort Myers got gas (12-26-14)
  • On Christmas Day in 1867, Fort Myers received its first black settler (12-25-14)
  • On this day in 1868, Harvey Firestone was born (12-20-14)
  • On this day in 1855, soldiers from Fort Myers prompted new war with peaceful Seminoles (12-19-14)

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Tom Hall,

Art Southwest Florida

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