After its wildly successful 2012 fundraiser “Urban Decaydence” at Marcus Jansen’s Unit A Gallery, which blended cocktails, fine tapas, surreal performance art and live music, the Alliance for the Arts knew it had to come up with something truly interesting and edgy for its 2013 fundraiser and that is exactly what Event Chair Jane Lane has done with Take a Nude Home. This interactive art party begins at 6:30PM on Saturday, September 21 in the gallery and theatre at the Alliance campus in Fort Myers. The event features fine foods from some of the area’s best chefs, interactive art elements, live music from Kat Epple, Aiyb Dieng and Lawrence Voytek, and a silent auction of uniquely themed packages. Area artists have created scores of ‘mini nudes’ specifically for this event, including Marcus Jansen, Darryl Pottorf, David Acevedo, Gordon Warren and many more. All attendees will get to literally take a mini nude home.
The September exhibit “Exposed: Face & Figure” will provide the backdrop in the main gallery. It features work by 35 area artists and remains on display until September 30 and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9AM-5PM and Saturday from 9AM-1PM.
Take a Nude Home urges guests to explore the values and skills of the creation of art focused on the human form. It will be a night to remember. Tickets are $100 and are available online or at the Alliance.
Take Home a Nude is proudly sponsored by Dr. Stephen Prendiville Facial Plastic Surgery, Assuage Spa, Dick Prescott, Linda & Charles Idelson, with media support from Florida Weekly & Toti Media, Inc. Culinary sponsors include Crave Culinaire, Prawnbroker, Norman Love Confections, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, Market 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro, La Trattoria and Café Napoli. All Out Bail Bonds and Stella Artois are the beverage sponsors. Red Salon is contributing to the interactive art elements. Member Artist Gordon Warren provided the logo artwork.