Marco Island Center for the Arts announced today its July exhibition is “AMERICANA,” featuring the work of renowned artists Dennis Church and Holly Manneck.
Church describes his photography as work that he wants “listened to,” akin to improvising music. Church believes art should be felt, and not merely viewed. He improvises pictures with American places and subjects in digital color, often creating abstracts rather than “straight” photography. These pictures are as much about the author as they are adefault documentation of the country.
The Lauritzen & Rush Galleries will also feature the photographic artistry of Holly Manneck. Manneck’s photography develops a montage of images inviting the viewer to experience the story presented by Manneck. She refers to her style as “New American/Pop Art” which combines her academic studies of fine art and graphic design. Her topics are iconic imagery of people, places and objects, often using images of women to give a voice and a sense ofempowerment. La Petite Gallery will include art produced by youth in the Center’s children’s workshops. Executive director, Hyla Crane, stated, “I have seen the art being created in our workshops and it is fabulous. The art in La Petite Gallery for this show will be exciting.”
The exhibition will be on display from July 5-29, 2016. Formal opening and reception will be the Center’s Second Tuesday Reception on July 12th from 5-7 PM. The reception will feature the culinaryartistry of La Tavola, which is one of Marco Island’s finest restaurants. Admission to Second Tuesday is free for members with a requested donation of $5 for non-members. The event is open to the public.
For further information about Marco Island Center for the Arts, classes, programs and exhibits please visit the Center’s website at www.marcoislandart.org, or call the Center directly at 239-394-4221. The Center is located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island and is open from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.