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.




Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami

● October 10, 2014 - January 3, 2015

● Opening Reception: Friday, October 10, 2014, 6pm-8pm

● This show opens in conjuction with a campus wide Open House

● Folding Paper is a groundbreaking exhibition that explores the evolution of origami from craft to fine art, and its stunning modern-day application in the fields of mathematics, engineering, design, and the global peace movement. Works by master folders from around the world showcase the power and potential of contemporary origami. In these artists’ hands, paper is a medium for infinite creativity. Works range from lifelike and representational to mathematical and computer-generated to lyrical and abstract, to social and political. Also featured is the award-winning documentary film, ‘Between the Folds, featuring 18 of the artists in the exhibition.




Folding Paper is curated by Meher McArthur with tour organized by the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, and International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. The exhibition was generously supported by the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

26th Annual Members' Exhibition

● February 6 - 26, 2015

● Opening Reception: Friday, February 6, 2015, 6pm-8pm

● This show opens in conjuction with a campus wide Open House

● A dynamic exhibition of awe-inspiring artwork in a wide array of media. Enjoy a truly phenomenal display of work by our talented members. Each year just gets better and better. Help us celebrate 26 years of great member art!

Surface Tension: Pattern, Texture and Rhythm Exhibition

● March 6 - 26, 2015

● Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 2015, 6pm-8pm

● This show opens in conjuction with a campus wide Open House

● The exhibition features art in which pattern, texture and rhythm are the primary elements generating energy and visual movement as well as emotional and aesthetic content. From painting, drawing, printmaking and photo to textiles, sculpture and video this exhibition reminds us that line, color, shape and even surface manipulation can be used to create complex compositions that may be abstract or representational.

Looking at Ourselves: The Human Experience Exhibition

● April 3 - 23, 2015

● Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 2015, 6pm-8pm

● This show opens in conjuction with a campus wide Open House

● Those who create figurative art are tied to a 40,000 year old tradition beginning with cave paintings, and carved human and animal figures of the Ice Age. People of that period would likely find it impossible to navigate our world, yet their art, across a distance of four hundred centuries, still has the power to speak to us and tap into some essential common humanity. And, today, the figure continues to be used to convey experience, from self-portraiture, to personal visions and passions, to commentary on poular culture and politics, from the love of the body as a beautiful form, to the apotheosis of the grotesque. Every artist has a unique perspective and a unique touch.


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 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

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Last Updated: 10/07/2014