Marco Island Center for the Arts will present a free demonstration of Ikebana, the Japanese art of arranging flowers on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 5:30–7 PM.
The presenter, Loris Dallal, is an internationally certified instructor, who has taught this ancient art for over 30 years in venues all across the United States, Europe and South Africa.
Ikebana represents the elements of heaven, earth and “man” working in harmony. It is not merely flower arranging. It conveys self-expression and becomes another avenue of connecting with the beauty of nature, bringing a sense of inner peace, tranquility and serenity.
Ms. Dallal will create six examples of Ikebana using local flowers, branches, rocks and other elements. These will be for sale, as well as some smaller items including books. She will also describe Ikebana’s unique history and Sogetsu Ikebana which is a newer and more contemporary school of Japanese flower arranging.Registration is required by calling 239- 394-4221 or through the website, www.marcoislandart.org. The Ikebana demonstration will be held in the Lauritzen & Rush Galleries at the Art Center, 1010 Winterberry Drive. Currently on Exhibit
The exhibition “East Meets West” is on display in the galleries. You can view the countries of Cambodia, India and Vietnam interpreted through three different mediums. The ancient traditions of people, breathtaking places, iconic images and sacred ceremonies will be illuminated and interpreted by artists Muffy Clark Gill (fiber), Joseph C. Parisi, DVM (photography) and Richard W. Rosen (raku-fired clay).In the La Petite Galerie, artist Vera Ripley’s work is being shown. Throughout her early life in Russia, Vera was exposed to many forms of artistic expression. Upon relocating to Winnipeg, Canada she started taking oil painting classes, initially as a hobby. She grew fascinated with the colors and shapes of fruit and vegetables and how they translate onto canvas using oil paint. In 2014, Vera became a professional artist. All of her artwork shows strong shapes and unique colors. Have Your Art Evaluated by a Master Artist
Marco Island Center for the Arts will present a Critiques Corner with Master Artist Regis Brodie on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 12:15–2:45 PM for Beginners/ Intermediate Critiques and 3–5:30 PM for Advanced/Professional Critiques. You do not need to be a student or member of the Art Center to participate. All artists are welcome!
Regis Brodie is an Emeritus Professor of Art from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. He taught for 41 years in the Studio Art department and for 35 years he directed the prestigious “Summer SIX Art Program.” He now lectures and exhibits worldwide.
This 2½ hour mini-course will be conducted in a group critique format. Each person will receive individual, aesthetic and technical feedback on their work from attending peers and Professor Brodie. All evaluation will be discussed in a constructive and positive environment. The focus will be on work technique, composition and expression.
The charge is $40. If an artist would like to audit with no submission of work then the charge is $20. Don’t miss your potential! Sign up now for the Critiques Corner. Musical Interludes- Guitarist Glenn Roth
Fingerstyle guitarist Glenn Roth will perform on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 4– 5:30 PM. His compositions suggest multiple guitars, but it is really just one guy, ten flying fingers, and one instrument.
Glenn Roth is a licensed performer of the MTA’s “Music under New York” program. His concert hall is the vaulted splendor of Grand Central Terminal or the tunnels and platforms of the New York City subway system! When he is not “underground” he plays concerts throughout the northeast and tours nationally and internationally.
This phenomenal guitarist has released six CDs and his original compositions have been hailed as “sheer virtuosity” and “delicate, accomplished solo acoustic guitar work.”
Tickets are $25 for Marco Island Center for the Arts members and $30 for nonmembers. For reservations call 239-394- 4221 or visit www.marcoislandart.org/ musicalinterludes.