Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to view “Where Will Color Take You” exhibition of 19 artists that have used clay, glass, fiber, paint, paper, photography and found objects to create multicolored artwork. The show runs from June 3 – 25, 2019, Monday – Friday, from 9am to 4pm. The opening reception called “Second Tuesday” is from 5:30 – 7pm on June 11th. No reservations are required. There is a suggested $10 donation for non-members.
Color has taken center stage in the Lauritzen & Rush Galleries with still life paintings, landscapes, and abstractions. Each artist tells their unique color story and engages the viewer’s senses in unexpected ways. Some stories use analogous colors that are adjacent on the color wheel. A few artists dare to use complementary colors, which are opposites on the color wheel and appear very bright when placed together.
This Call to Artist show has been judged by Jack O’Brien, Curator at the Naples Art Association. In the Judges Statement he shared, “In selecting the five award-winning artworks for this exhibition, I sought out artists who didn’t shy away from using a full array of colors. I awarded those artists whose efforts created balance and harmony while also harnessing the ability of color to excite, stimulate and indulge us.”
The winners are:
1st Place, Our Fragile Ocean by Ginny Mueller
2nd Place, Tamiami by Rob Eder
3rd Place, Wood Duck In Color by John Hutson
Honorable Mention, Bowl of Apples by Tara O’Neill
Honorable Mention, Cascade #1 by Jean Ann Mau
All the artwork is for sale in the Lauritzen & Rush galleries and the smaller gallery, unless otherwise noted.
July 1 – 30 “Art for Social Justice” exhibition; Jan Fontecchio Perley in La Petite Galerie; Second Tuesday Reception July 9th from 5:30-7:00 pm.
Class schedules can be found www.marcoislandart.org/education. Register online or call 239-394-4221.