Joan Sonnenberg: A Retrospective Exhibition

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DateJune 16, 2023 - July 29, 2023

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd
FORT MYERS, FL 33919 United States

PriceAdmission to the gallery is free, but a $5 suggested donation keeps programming affordable and accessible


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Opening Reception: June 16, 5-7pm • See it first. See it free. This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors at this free event!

At the age of 5, Joan became interested in the real and imaginary facets of art and life which have formed the basis of her artwork ever since. 

“Hit the Skids”, Joan B. Sonnenberg, 35 x 52 inches, Mixed media on paper

Interested in geometric patterns achieved through multiple reverse etching processes, Joan superimposes and stacks up to ten images on top of each other until it becomes a complex montage of lines, shapes, and patterns. She strives to alter and combine abstraction with realism; capturing marks made over time through human intervention; the mundane, decaying worn objects, dumpsters, wall graffiti. She also portrays street people, each embedded with stories to tell. She strives to convey the harmonious coexistence of abstraction and realism, transcending and encompassing both doctrines.

In the Theatre Lobby Gallery: Christian De Jesus

Christian De Jesus is an artist from Fort Myers Florida, who has placed and won in many art shows in the area. His medium of choice is acrylic paint on canvas or cardboard, but he also uses clay and spray paints on occasion. His art work introduces a deep look into real world things such as life and death. His art takes inspiration from artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Choe, Andy Warhol, and movies like, Halloween, House of 1000 Corpses, and Girl interrupted . Christian hopes to one day open a gallery of his own.