Summer exhibition open to the public until Aug. 27
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will feature special artwork in a limited summer exhibition of its Art & Community series at the foundation’s main headquarters located at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers.
The exhibit will include varied works of art including acrylic, watercolor, photography, mixed media and more from artists Barbara Benton, Ursula Cappelletti, Eileen Amster, Shirley Blake, as well as several others from the Art Council of Southwest Florida. All participating artists will give 35 percent of any sale to the Fund for the Arts in Southwest Florida, which benefits art organizations in our region.
The summer exhibit will run through Aug. 27 and is available for public viewing hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a tour, call Kim Williams at the SWFLCF office at 239-274-5900.
Formed in 1963, the Art Council of Southwest Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides educational opportunities in the arts, promotes appreciation for the arts and artists in Southwest Florida, encourages the exchange of ideas among member artists and coordinates the activities, venues and exhibition dates of its affiliated organizations. Consisting of 19 affiliated organizations with a total membership of more than 6,800 artists from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, the ACSWF offers many benefits to member artists including workshops, art classes, special art-related trips at reduced rates, demonstrations and lectures on art-related topics and exhibition opportunities in the Art Council’s Coop Art Gallery, affiliated league galleries, business community and judged and juried shows.
Founded in 1976, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation supports the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties and also acts as the regional convener and leader with firsthand knowledge of community needs. With assets of more than $80 million, the SWFLCF has provided more than $60 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2013 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $4 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts, healthcare and human services.
For more information about the SWFLCF, call 239-274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com.