Reveries of A Tropical Heart Exhibit

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DateJanuary 10, 2020 - February 2, 2020

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

The heat is on! The luminous beauty of dramatically lit landscape paintings and the enchantment of colorful batik dreamscapes combine to capture the warmth of the tropics. Stay awhile and be transported into a world you won’t want to leave!

Exhibits: January 10 – February 2

Opening reception: Friday, January 10 from 5-7 p.m. See it first, see it free.

Gallery walk and talk with exhibiting artists: Saturday, January 11 at 10 a.m. Free to attend.

About the Artists

 Jeff Ripple is an award winning landscape artist.  His oil paintings en plein air and in studio are inspired by intriguing compositions, mood and atmosphere in the landscape.  His style involves carefully planned drawings, sketches and studies painted in nature.  The treatment of light and atmosphere in his paintings are reminiscent of 19th century artists in the Luminist and Hudson River School traditions.

His work is in the permanent collections of the College of Central Florida, the University of Central Florida College of Arts & Humanities and art exhibitions include the Thomas Center Galleries in Gainesville and the Dennos Museum in Michigan.

Muffy Clark Gill uses the ancient wax and dye process known as batik and its sister Japanese process rozome along with mixed media, painting and photography to create her art.    She creates images that convey feelings of dichotomy and combine her love of color with her life experiences.  Her award winning work has been included in more than 80 regional, state and national juried and invitational exhibitions and festivals. Her art is in the permanent collection of numerous Florida museums and corporations including Florida Department of State, South Florida State College Museum of  Art & Culture, Seminole Historical Society and Museum, Collier County Museum, Golisano  Children’s Museum of Naples, Marco Island Historical Museum , the Naples Art Association, FGCU,   Northern Trust, Physicians Regional Medical Center, Artis-Naples.

Featured artwork: Wash Day Habana Viejo by Muffy Clark Gill


Also on Display:

In the Theater Lobby: Robert Allen

Robert Allen combines the styles of earlier American artists like Edward Hopper with the more colorful and expressive styles of the European Post-Impressionists.   He gathers inspiration from the diverse Florida landscape providing ample but challenging sources for his subject matter.




In the Members Gallery: Synergy: Student and Instructor Exhibit

Displaying their latest works form the classroom, students and instructors at the Alliance for the Arts will be filling the Members Gallery with a variety of works from our most recent classes!  With artworks from figure drawing to abstract expressionist works this will be a tour de force of amazing student and instructor works.




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.