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CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS
26100 OLD 41 RD
MONDAY-SATURDAY
9AM-5PM
CENTER FOR
PERFORMING ARTS
10150 BONITA BEACH RD
MONDAY-FRIDAY
9AM-5PM &
SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM

EXHIBITIONS GENEROUSLY
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Exhibitions

The Centers proudly presents a wide-range of art exhibitions which enlighten visitors throughout the year. Some shows feature member, faculty or local student artists—others are national or international traveling exhibitions.

Our seasonal schedule focuses on a particular theme, medium or concept. Regional artists are featured in the summer, traveling exhibitions are on display in the summer and fall, and our Annual Members Exhibition is on view in the winter.

The Center's Galleries are free and open to the public. View exciting exhibitions year-round, and buy select artwork directly from the artists—a portion of the proceeds benefits the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs.

 

FREE OPEN HOUSE @ CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 6-8pm
Members Exhibition Opening · Artists Demonstrations · Music by Ricky Howard · Light Bites & Beverages

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Members Only Exhibition

January 27-February 21, 2023

On view at both locations:

  • Center for Visual Arts
    Main & Tranovich Galleries
    26100 Old 41 Road
  • Center for Performing Arts
    Hinman Gallery in the Round
    10150 Bonita Beach Road

The Members Only exhibition includes recent work by the many talented members of the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork in a variety of artistic styles and media are featured.

Exhibiting Your Artwork

The Members Only Exhibition is Generously Sponsored by

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Richard Diedrich: Architect and Artist

March 3 - 30, 2023

FREE Open House
Center for Visual Arts
Friday, March 10, 6-8pm

Exhibition Opening Reception
Artist Demonstrations
Live Music by local performers
Light Bites & Beverages

Open House Participation

As architect and artist, Richard Diedrich seeks out successful works of architecture and depicts them with watercolor on canvas. From historic homes to more contemporary examples found in our community, Diedrich choses his subjects based on design characteristics which come together to make architecture appropriate to its place. Through his celebration of architecture and the contributions his painting subjects have made to a community, Diedrich encourages architectural appreciation, restoration and preservation.

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Being Human

March 3 - 30, 2023

FREE Open House
Center for Visual Arts
Friday, March 10, 6-8pm

Exhibition Opening Reception
Awards Presentation
Artist Demonstrations
Live Music by local performers
Light Bites & Beverages

Open House Participation

A Themed Exhibition: Born into the human race, our biology defines us as human. Western artists have for centuries created great works of art based on the human
figure. In this exhibition artists are challenged to portray the human figure in any media or artistic style. In so doing, some artists may accomplish even more and provide a glimpse of the humanity in Being Human.

Exhibiting Your Artwork

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The Art of Betty Harper

April 7 - 27, 2023

FREE Open House
Center for Visual Arts
Friday, April 14, 6-8pm

Exhibition Opening Reception
Artist Demonstrations
Live Music by local performers
Light Bites & Beverages

Open House Participation

Having been a realist artist most of her life, Betty Harper has always been inclined to work abstractly. Painting abstractly gives her viewers an opportunity to interact and relate to her paintings individually with each viewer bringing their own life experience as the starting point for an appreciation of her art. Each of her abstract paintings consists of gestural strokes of color, texture and layering. Her goal is to create an illusion of energy, movement and space. Her creative process is often driven by a need to reconcile chance, control and chaos, and authenticity.

"I choose my colors and theme and begin with a random stroke on a blank canvas. Time and again, I find myself in conversation with the piece, often letting go, and allowing the work to determine its own destiny."

-Betty Harper

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Julie Olander and Friends

April 7 - 27, 2023

FREE Open House
Center for Visual Arts
Friday, April 14, 6-8pm

Exhibition Opening Reception
Artist Demonstrations
Live Music by local performers
Light Bites & Beverages

Open House Participation

Four talented friends who share a life-long passion for the visual arts have combined their expertise and years of experience to create their first-ever group exhibition. Julie Olander and Friends includes emotive paintings and collage by Shirley Blake, vibrant and colorful realism by Ruth Epstein, dramatic inner landscapes by B. Deborah Vahab and expressive abstracts by Julie Olander.

Image: Cyclamen in Clay Pots, Ruth Epstein

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AMERICA’S EVERGLADES: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher

October 2, 2023 - January 2, 2024

Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, October 6, 6-8pm

Center for Visual Arts

Exhibition Installed in both locations:
Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road
Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Clyde Butcher has been called the next Ansel Adams by Popular Photography magazine, he is recognized as a humanitarian for acting for the betterment of his community and is a respected conservationist for using his art to bring issues to the forefront of public consciousness. In the tradition of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School painters, Butcher composes his photographs at pristine and untarnished locations across the United States. His photography transcends political boundaries, challenging us to work together to protect natural places across the globe. In 1998, Clyde Butcher was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.