By Coastal Breeze News Staff
“What do you see when you see Marco?”
That was the question asked of 59 artists for the new exhibit at the Marco Island Center for the Arts — Over the Bridge: Your Vision of Marco. Entries cover a wide range of artistic disciplines, including acrylic, clay, fabric art (including batik, quilting and trapunto stitchery), jewelry, metal sculpture (cold cast), mixed media, oil, pastels, photography, shells craft and watercolor.
In La Petite Galerie, the Center is featuring the quilting and jewelry making of Marco Islander Linda Kropp. Each of Kropp’s quilts tells a story in colorful scraps of fabric and intricate stitchery. She is also a talented jewelry-maker combining beads in unusual patterns and bodacious colors.
These two exhibits will run through Aug. 25, and will be celebrated at the Center’s Second Tuesday reception on Aug. 12 from 5:30-7:00 PM. Two popular local authors will join the Second Tuesday festivities. Don Farmer, the author of “Deadly News,” and Tom Williams, who wrote “Surrounded by Thunder,” will be on hand to sign their books.
Although summer is almost over, the Center continues to add to its summer program offerings. Award-winning master potter Sandy Howe will be teaching a class in “Hand Building Cylinders and Making ‘em Tall.” The class will meet September 15, 17 and 19, 1-4 PM; the cost is $144 for members and $180 for nonmembers.
Get the creative juices flowing with a beginners’ class in drawing taught by multi-talented instructor Diane Reed Eiler. Learn about composition, contour, value and perspective. “Drawing I: Learning the Basics” will meet September 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM; the cost is $144 for members and $180 for nonmembers.
For all of the painters in the crowd, Eiler also has added a class in watercolor to the schedule. The class, which is geared to students of all levels, will meet on September 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 1-4 PM. The cost is $144 for members and $180 for nonmembers.
Jason Reinhart is holding one final iPhone Photography and Editing class on Sept. 24 from 10 AM-12 PM. The cost is $40. Learn the basics, get some expert tips and download a few simple applications before Reinhart moves back up North.
For more information about any of the above classes or to register, contact the Center at 239-394-4221 or visit the Center’s website at www.marcoislandart.org.