The Marco Island Public Library and the Marco Island Center for the Arts work cooperatively to provide monthly art shows at the Marco Library branch on Heathwood Drive. Each artist will exhibit for two months.
November and December 2013 will feature a collection of original oils by award winning artist Tara O’Neill. Her artwork is for sale with a percentage of the sale to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts.
Much of O’Neill’s art is inspired by Goodland, the historic fishing village off the southeast tipof Marco. “Goodland is a jewel on this coast; a community that lives not just by the sea, but from it. It’s afloat with juice-colored flowers, nested by tiny cottages, and has been worked by generations of calloused hands. To me, it’s a place of history, mystery, and endless inspiration.”
Tara is currently president of the board of directors of the Goodland Arts Alliance. More of her work can be seen at Blue Mangrove Gallery in Marco’s Town Center; Marco Island Historical Museum; and Marco Island Center for the Arts.