Current Exhibitions - Center for Visual Arts

Main Gallery
Line and Shape Exhibition
April 6 - 26, 2018

Reception & Open House: Friday, April 6, 2018, 6pm-8pm
Line and shape are two basic building blocks of any great artwork. Show off what you can do with them! They can create a sense of depth or guide the eye through a composition. Work will be judged on the strength and effectiveness of these two compositional elements.

This exhibition opens in conjunction with the Empty Bowls Event.
Experience Empty Bowls in our courtyard at the Center for Visual Arts Campus. Purchase colorful pots and sample varieties of delicious soups provided by local caterers and chefs while you enjoy live musical entertainment. Best of all, your purchase helps those in need. Proceeds help CFABS scholarship program; Meals on Wheels (MOW) of Bonita Springs, AMI Kids; and Cafe of Life.

Award Winners

Best of Show

“Rustic Pathway” - Cheryl Costley

1st Place

“Stay Still My Child” - Adriana C. Flores

2nd Place

“Very Large Array” - Stephen Johnson

3rd Place

“Lines and Shape” - Joan Brechin Sonnenberg

4th Place

“Circus, Circus” - Faye Ormseth

5th Place

“Treasures” - Michael Domina

6th Place

“After Georgia” - Richard Diedrich

Merit Award

“Fluctuating Hues” - AraLou Panutsos

Tranovich Gallery
Ehren Fritz Gerhard Exhibition
April 6 - 26, 2018

Reception & Open House: Friday, April 6, 2018, 6pm-8pm
Working somewhere in - between scientific observation and romantic idealism, Ehren creates a living image that breathes and moves. Ehren completed his Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University in 2013. He is currently employed as Adjunct Professor of Art at Florida Gulf Coast University, Art Exhibitions Director for the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs and Director of the Bonita Springs National Art Festivals.

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Current Exhibition - Center for Performing Arts

Southwest Florida Watercolor Society
February 22 - April 21, 2018

The Southwest Florida Watercolor Society is a group of 45 watercolorists in Lee and Collier Counties who came together in 2015 for fellowship in the true spirit of the impressionist era, sharing ideas, and experiences about our love of watercolor and painting en plein air (outside). For this exhibition, this group of local watercolor artists will showcase paintings that represent the heart of Southwest Florida. These paintings are filled with the bright and luscious colors that depict landscapes, seascapes and wildlife. They reveal the paradise we live in, here on the west coast of Florida, where the land and sea meet the sunset.