Crossroads: Gauthier, Hamel and Herzog

DateMay 8 - May 30

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

Pricethe gallery is free, but a $5 suggested donation keeps programming affordable and accessible


Geoffrey Hamel-You Do Have to Do Your Part-Multiple Mediums-42x72.

Event details

Follow the path to where separate realms meet. Neither here nor there, but a place in between. Pushing the margins of their practice and boundaries of interpretation, these three artists meet each other at the crossroads. Gautheir, Hamel and Herzog each follow a journey of their own making: discovering the possibilities of symbolism, observation, and experimentation in a unique way.

On Display: May 8-30
Opening Reception: Friday, May 8 from 7 – 7 p.m. See it first. See it free.
Gallery Walk and Talk: Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. during the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket

About the Artists:

Julie Gautheir is a French Canadian who has been living in Sarasota, Florida for the past 20 years. Her art reflects a direct inspiration of the seashore that is her adopted home. She has always been fascinated by glass. For her, glass fusing is mad science with endless possibilities.  By being self-taught, she discovered the freedom to simply create.  Her work is part of a series that explores movement, shape and gravity. Creating a sense of fluidity and motion is her current focus. By creating her own clay mold, she can manipulate the flow of glass inside her kiln. Julie is an open-minded artist who is constantly exploring and expanding her techniques in glass fusion. 

Geoff Hamel received his M.F.A in Drawing and Painting from Ohio University. He has exhibited regionally, and nationally and has received numerous awards for his work. Hamel works with a variety of media; such as colored pencil, dry pastels, oils, and oil pastels. He has taught drawing and painting at several Colleges and Universities in South Florida for many years, most recently as an Adjunct Instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University and at Florida Southwestern College. “My journeys and excursions these days have now become dutifully transformed, and are relegated to fixed destinations.  I could argue these destinations are advantages for growth, for opportunities of being and becoming within our context of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and the overall spirit which this may lead.”

Kristen Herzog studied drawing and painting at Sweet Briar College and received her Master of Fine Arts from George Washington University with additional graduate training at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Her work ranges from non-representational to abstract, usually with a landscape or vegetative theme. She works most often in acrylic on canvas or paper and occasionally includes mixed media. Herzog has traveled often to residencies in the US and abroad where she enjoys meeting other artists, writers and musicians, and getting to know the local culture.

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