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FLAG 7 OPENING RECEPTION
January 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FLAG 7 (Florida Artists Group)
January 10 – February 1, 2014
Gallery Walk & Talk: Leo Johnson, January 11, 10AM
Member Gallery: Artistic Collaborations
Exhibit Sponsor: Leigh Frizzell Hayes
Since 1949, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) has held an annual members’ juried exhibition in multiple Florida cities. This year they will exhibit at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers with an opening reception for FLAG 7 on Friday, January 10 from 5-7:30PM. The non-profit organization is comprised of professional artists whose work has achieved national or state-wide recognition. The group’s purpose is to “stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the State of Florida.”
There are 10 area groups in the state. The FLAG 7 juried exhibit features work by artists in Lee, Collier & Hendry Counties. Featured artists include: Ahlin, Janis Balabon, Cheryl Bogdanowitsch, Pam Brodersen, Patrice Burkhardt, Joanna Coke, Honey Costa, Cheryl Fausel, Gay Germain, Cecily Hangen, Joan Klutch, Richard Rosen, Joan Sonnenberg, Susan von Gries, Patricia Zalisko and Peter Zell.
Over its 60+ year history the Florida Artists Group has counted among its jurors many distinguished artists, educators, writers, curators, museum directors and major gallery owners, including: Lamar Dodd, Head, Department of Art, University of Georgia, Athens; Homer Saint-Gaudens, Director of the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, PA; Robert Beverly Hale, Head of the American Art Section, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Albert Christ-Janer, Dean of the Art School, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; Dr. H. Lester Cooke, Curator, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and many more.
Artwork by Alliance instructors and their students will be featured in the Member Gallery during the FLAG 7 exhibit. Fort Myers artist Leo Johnson will hold a Gallery Walk on Saturday, January 11 from 10-11AM. Leigh Frizzell Hayes is the FLAG 7 exhibit sponsor. The exhibit is on display and open to the public during normal business hours until Saturday, February 1.