Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs

Upcoming Exhibitions

 

Each year the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a dynamic and wide-ranging selection of exhibitions which both appeal to and enlighten our membership and visitors. While some exhibitions feature member, faculty or student artists from our own community, other shows feature traveling exhibitions from national institutions in the U.S. or artworks from around the world.

 

Our schedule provides events that focus on a particular theme, medium or concept. Summers feature regional artists, Fall features a traveling exhibition, and February features our Annual Members' Exhibition.

The Florida Artists Group Annual Exhibition and Symposium

● April 1 - 28, 2016

● Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 2016, 6pm-8pm

● This exibition is comprised of art from the Florida Artists Group (FLAG). Made up of artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the State of Florida. The Florida Artists Group has held a symposium and a members’ exhibition each year in a different Florida city.

High School Showcase

● May 13 - 19, 2016

● Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 2016, 6pm-8pm

● Always an intriguing show, “Student Showcase” features the artwork of area high school students. Their work is fresh and imaginative—filled with feeling and color. High school seniors compete for college tuition scholarships provided by Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs’ Donor Scholarship Program. All participants receive class scholarships good for programming at the Center for the Arts.

Elementary & Middle School Exhibition

● May 27 - June 2, 2016

● Opening Reception: Friday, May 27, 2016, 6pm-8pm

● The Elementary and Middle School Exhibition features artwork of area elementary and middle school students. Always a colorful and thought provoking exhibition.

Elements of Abstraction

● June 10 - 23, 2016

● Opening Reception: Friday, June 10, 2016, 6pm-8pm

● Take a step out of reality and jump into a world where line, shape, texture and color influence our emotions in ways we would have never expected. Using of the elements and principles of design, artists are challenged to create a visual language that communicates ideas and emotions. This approach to visual art is always a great exercise for both the artist and viewer!

Town and Country

● July 1 - 28, 2016

● Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 2016, 6pm-8pm

● This reception is in conjunction with a Campus Wide Open House.

● Celebrate July by “declaring” what makes this nation so special! Take pride and sink deep into your roots! Artists are encouraged to explore what type of environments or ideas hold deeper meaning and what identifies them as unique. What are the places that speak to your heart? Do you find inspiration in a rural or urban setting? Our environment can define who we are. We can be from the “big city” or the “sticks”. Perhaps identity comes from both these sources, lying in a greater definition of nation or homeland.

Human Nature

● August 5 - 25, 2016

● Opening Reception: Friday, August 5, 2016, 6pm-8pm

● Who are we and where do we come from? This exhibition attempts to probe into both the human spirit and the forces of nature that shape it. “Human nature” is a long studied philosophy concerning the ethics and theology of mankind. Artworks can choose to examine spirituality, humanness, or adaptation and evolution. Around the world, humans adapt or shape nature to suit their needs. Conversely, the natural world greatly influences humans. It provides relaxation to the stressed-out city dweller and sustenance to the farmer. Portraits or landscape/cityscapes are also acceptable entries for this exhibit. Artwork must be unique and not accepted in previous exhibitions.

Organic/Geometric

● September 2 - 16, 2016

● Opening Reception: Friday, September 2, 2016, 6pm-8pm

● The elements of design are what attracts and holds attention to an artwork. They are found in both realistic and abstract artworks. Artists are encouraged to study and express their interpretation of “shapes” and how they exist in real life or non-objective abstraction. We subconsciously interpret shapes around us in our everyday lives; the slope of a rooftop, plane of a wall, or edging of a grass lawn. These shapes and their relationships to each other can form exciting compositions that we don’t realize until examined more closely. When creating an artwork, artists soon realize that these shapes are the foundation of every great work. In abstract artwork, these relationships become more obvious as they are the surface of what we respond and react to devoid of symbolic association.

 

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

 

© 2016 Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

 Center for Visual Arts: 26100 Old US 41 Road, Bonita Springs, Florida  34135

Center for Performing Arts: 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

(239) 495-8989

 

Last Updated: 04/25/2016