The Marco Island Historical Museum (MIHM) and the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) bring a unique show to the museum. The exhibit features Collier County artists who create 2-D and 3-D works, such as paintings, jewelry, photographs, and quilts. The art and craft of dimensional works relays stories flowing with form, function and beauty. The exhibition explores the traditions and techniques associated with the works on display, allowing visitors to learn about the creative process, as well as the artists’ inspirations for their works.
Photographer Rob Eder uses digital media and prints images on materials such as Plexiglas. Barbara Parisi’s jewelry pieces emerge from personal interpretations of paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe. The mixed media works of Betty Newman are a labor of love. She relates, “When I start to work it can be pretty ugly. Laying down colors can sometimes be very boring. But as each color or texture is applied, the work begins taking on its own personality. In the end, it is something I have a beautiful connection with.”
The contributing artists are: Carolyn Burger, Rob Eder, Jim Freeman, Liz Granger, Claire Keery, Pat Kimicich, Lindy Kowlaczyk, Linda Kropp, R. Clark Lindberg, Georgia Lohmeyer, Cathy Marshall, Alissa Mittl, William Ward Moseley, Betty Newman, Barbara Parisi, Joe Parisi, Joan Scherer, Peter Sottong, Karen Swanker and Judy Whittwer.
The exhibition will run from August 11 through September 19, 2015. An opening reception hosted by the Marco Island Historical Society will be held on August 12 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Admission is free and the site is handicapped accessible. For more information, visit www.colliermuseums.com or call 239-642-1440.