Alliance for the Arts Presents Conversational Gallery Walk & Talk, Gidion’s Knot during SoCo Second Saturday on Feb. 10

The Alliance for the Arts offers special extended hours during SoCo Second Saturday on Feb. 10. The evening features a conversational walk and talk with exhibiting artists from its February Southwest Florida Pastel Show and a performance of Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams.

Join exhibiting artists in the gallery at 6 p.m. for a conversational walk and talk  as they discuss their works and inspirations. This exhibit features some of the best pastel artists in southwest Florida. Founded on the leading edge of a resurgence of interest in the soft pastel medium, the Southwest Florida Pastel Society was established in January 2003. Pastels are best known for their superior quality of color and light achieved through the use of pure pigment with reflective qualities not found in other mediums.

Admission to the gallery is free, but a suggested $10 family donation helps the Alliance continue offering affordable and accessible programming. Donations may be made onsite the event or in advance at

Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams on begins at 8 p.m. in the theatre. Amidst the fallout from her 5th grade son’s suspension from school, a mother demands answers. What begins as a highly charged parent/teacher conference with Gidion’s reticent teacher soon develops into a revelatory confrontation. A thought-provoking exploration that keeps us guessing about where to lay blame when children go astray. A suspenseful drama that is as elegant as it is chilling.

The production stars Sonya McCarter as Corryn Fell and Lauren Drexler as Heather Clark. Gidion’s Knot is directed by Rachel Endrizzi and with assistant director Sima Robbins.

There is no intermission. Individual tickets to each show are $25, $11 for students or $22 for Alliance members.

To learn more about this event, visit www.ArtInLee.or/SoCo or call 239-939-2787.

About SoCo Second Saturday

SoCo Second Saturday is a burgeoning partnership of arts, cultural and business organizations bordered by Colonial and McGregor boulevards. SoCo, which is short for “south of Colonial,” was originally introduced in the 1990s as a bohemian village of upcoming artists. Today, SoCo is being reestablished as the southwest Florida’s newest arts and cultural district and features scheduled performances, talks, short plays, open houses, artist demonstrations, gallery openings, wine tastings and other activities the second Saturday of each month.

Participating venues include:

  • Alliance for the Arts
  • Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
  • Catch 22 Sports Bar
  • DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts
  • The Union Artist Studios at the Art Loft
  • Ocasiocasa at the Art Loft
  • Luciano Deandrade’s Studio Os Urbanos
  • City of Palms Studio
  • DM Paper & Designs
  • Suzanne’s Dance Fitness
  • A Swedish Affair

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