he Alliance for the Arts’ February exhibit, Southwest Florida Pastel Show, will feature works from artists of the Southwest Florida Pastel Society. Paula Eckery and Susan Oehl will show in the member galleries. The show runs from Feb. 9 to March 3 at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33919.
Founded on the leading edge of a resurgence of interest in the soft pastel medium, the Southwest Florida Pastel Society (SWFPS) 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.
An organization representing more than 95 active pastel artists of all skill levels, SWFPS has expanded to include national as well as southwest Florida residents.
The opening reception will be held on Feb. 9 from 5 – 7 p.m. and is open to the public. A conversational walk and talk with the exhibiting artists will be held on Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. during SoCo Second Saturday. Admission to the gallery is free, but a $5 suggested donation helps keep arts programming accessible The gallery is open to the public Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Saturdays fr