The Shape of Things: Carve Stone & Pat Zalisko

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DateSeptember 6, 2019 - September 28, 2019

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

Spark your imagination. Enter the abstract world of shapes in this thought-provoking exhibit of contemporary art forms from intricate, color rich collages and acrylic paintings to graceful carved marble sculpture and silhouettes. There’s a story to be found and to be told in each work of art.

Exhibits: September 6 – 28, 2019

Opening reception: Friday, September 6 from 5-7 p.m. See it first, see it free and come kick off our 2019-20 Season with us! Celebrate the launch of our new season and be the first to learn what we have in store for you! The evening will feature light refreshments, exclusive craft beer tasting from Eight Foot Brewing, the culmination of our $10,000 match challenge and the camaraderie of local artists, art lovers, neighbors, members and friends. This event is free to attend, but a RSVP is required.

Conversational gallery tour with artists: September 7 at 10 a.m. during the Alliance GreenMarket

This exhibit is sponsored by Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz.

About the Artists

Carve Stone creates sculptures from marble, chlorite and alabaster. As a child, she collected pebbles and rocks which was the start of her fascination with rock quarried from the earth. As a university student, the ease and passion of her carving into stone grew. Her award winning body of work includes women high heel shoes, pointe ballet slippers, female torsos, as well as flowers, heart people and abstracts. Her stone sculptures are exhibited in museums, universities and art galleries as well as in private collections throughout North America.

Pat Zalisko, born and raised in New York City, has wonderful childhood memories of painting intricate Ukrainian eggs, pysanky, one of her first creative experiences.  She retired from a successful legal career and renewed her passion for painting when she moved to Florida. Her body of work includes large abstract color- filled collages on canvas. Her multi-dimensional images are influenced by the color wheel and the written word using abstract shapes that beg the viewer to liken them to something in reality, yet defy definition.  Over the past several years, her contemporary art has been featured in major private and public collections in the Unites States.  She was one of only four artists with connections to Florida  to exhibit her body of work in the Florida Contemporary exhibit at Artis Naples – Baker Museum.

Featured artwork: Across The River Acheron by Pat Zalisko; photographed by Buck Ward.

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Thank you to our sponsors