Online Artist Talk and Q&A

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DateAugust 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Time06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

PriceFree to attend, please consider donating to support the future of the arts in southwest Florida


Myra Roberts and Michael Pinckney

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Engage virtually and directly with local artists or watch and listen during our free online Pain, Process and Promise artist Q&A events. These behind-the-scenes looks offer unique insight into each artists’ inspiration, process and the context behind the work. Be part of the conversation, express your thoughts and ideas or simply sit back and enjoy the discussion of what art means to us as individuals and as a society.

Events will be hosted online via Zoom. Registration is required to provide you with access link. While artist Q&As are free to attend, please consider donating to support the future of the arts in southwest Florida.

Tuesday, July 14 • 6 p.m. • Michael Pinckney

“Irony Amongst Iconism: History and Systemic Racism” by Michael Pinckney
Mixed Media: Found objects, painting on wood panel, video projection and audio.

Creating in any medium he sees fit, Pinckney has assembled an experiential installation inside a three walled section of the gallery.  Using a process of found object storytelling, symbolic text and conceptual underpinnings, Pinkney weaves his collection of his folk-like imagery with layered conceptual underpinnings in an attempt to narrate greater universal truths.

Michael Pinckney is a multimedia artist originally from Brooklyn, New York.  After being born in Brooklyn, he was raised in Chicago and became a part of the creative community there.  He works in several mediums including but not limited to; music, fashion, visual art, film and installation.  Four years after his voyage to Miami in 2005, Pinckney received a gift of inspiration from Experimental Video Artists, Frank Kanelos and Helena Tejada-Herrera and followed their advice to “create in any medium you see fit.” The couple led Michael to the chronology of icons such as Marcel Duchamp and Nam June Paik, paving the way to new areas of expression. It is only inevitable that Michael Pinckney take any series of material, trust his instincts and simply, express; forming pieces that weave through the realms of interior/exterior design, as Modern Urban Elegance.

Tuesday, July 28 • 6 p.m. • Myra Roberts

“We Are Doing It!” by Myra Roberts

Myra originally created this piece as a thank you to healthcare workers across the country.  Modeled from the “We Can Do It” poster by Howard Miller, Roberts began making prints and postcards to donate to local hospitals and to encourage morale in the healthcare system.  She is a Sanibel, Florida-based artist who specializes in meticulously researched vintage Florida-style art of the 1920s to 1950s, and also social-commentary art based on World War II and the Holocaust.

Tuesday, August 11 • 6 p.m. • Patricia Turner

“Laura Got Lynched from the Bridge” and “Earth’s Super Heroes Battle Corona Virus in Immokalee”

“My art addresses issues of social, cultural, and political concern. Utilizing familiar and iconic imagery, often of conflict and pain, and placing these images within backgrounds that are exuberant and colorful creates tension between the gravity of the subject matter and the cheery playfulness of the presentation. My goal is to disrupt complacency, encourage dialogue, and even provoke the viewer to examine issues that affect us all. The act of creating helps release my frustration over these thorny and complex ailments of our age.” Patricia Turner


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