Reflections: Member Exhibition

DateJuly 1 - July 31

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

 

Event details

We invite our current members to submit one work following the theme “Reflections” to be displayed in the  main gallery during this month-long group exhibition. As an artist and an Alliance member, this is your annual opportunity to exhibit your work in our main gallery! No online submission process, no jury notification – simply the opportunity to celebrate the artists that make our community so unique. 

Reflection can mean many things. It can be defined as the throwing back of light, an image in a mirror or  reflecting surface, or a careful thought about something. The last few years have been a tumultuous time and  have prompted many to reflect on their lives and experiences. This year’s Member Exhibition asks artists to  reflect on and showcase their artistic style. The theme reflection can be interpreted literally through depictions  of mirrors, windows, reflections on water, etc. or metaphorically.

The Alliance strives to support and foster all  styles and mediums ranging from traditional 2 and 3-dimensional mediums like painting, drawing, printmaking,  sculpture, ceramics, fiber and mixed media to emerging and contemporary trends such as digital, installation,  performance and experiential based works.  Works should be delivered framed, wired and ready to hang.

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Important Dates: 

Artwork Drop Off: Monday, June 27 

Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 5-7 p.m.  • See it first. See it free. This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors at this free event!

Artwork Pickup: Monday, August 1

 

In the Theatre Lobby: Beverly Gordon

“Pelican”, Mixed media- dimensional collage
“Evolving Totem”, Mixed media- dimensional collage

Beverly Gordon,  a retired professor from the Design Studies department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, creates unique artworks that engage with nature and spirit.  Her collage and assemblage pieces bring together a range of materials, including natural detritus such as bones and pods. The “Earth Beings” that come to life are intimate and intriguing. They have a mythic quality and speak to a sense of essential mystery and wonder. 

Gordon has an M.A. in Textile Arts and a Ph.D. in Design History. Her experience as a fiber artist and scholar of global design and culture has deeply informed her work, but what has emerged is a distinctive expression that is both playful and profound. She is also a writer, who has authored multiple books and articles. She leads writing groups where the focus (like her visual art) is on expressing from the “inside out.” 


Gallery hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. during our weekly farmer’s market.


Admission to our galleries is free all day, every day. Help keep it that way! Your membership or donation enables us to present amazing exhibitions and engaging programs that make the Alliance an artistic, creative treasure.