Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs

Center for Performing Arts Exhibition

on display

August 25 - October 22, 2016


Featured Artists

Karen Harris

Margo Matarese


Crocodilian Scratchboards, Paintings and Drawings by John Agnew

October 7 - December 31, 2016


Crocodilian Scratchboards, Paintings and Drawings by John Agnew explores crocodilians as studies in texture and form. Agnew likes the scratchboard technique for its affinity to the engravings in early texts about zoology, and its ability to treat the species in exquisite detail. The contrast of black and white lines is well suited for showing off intimate details of a crocodile’s scaly texture. Intimate portraits plus scenes from daily crocodilian life and even interactions with humans are all subjects explored in this exhibit. In addition to scratchboard, field sketches and paintings of crocodilians and their world-wide habitat round out this exhibit.


Crocodilian Scratchboards by John Agnew, produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/ Tour Director,


In conjunction with the Opening Reception on October 7, a campus-wide Open House will be held. The studios will be open for those wanting to walk through campus, or who want to show it to friends. Artists and instructors will be present selling artwork and giving demonstrations.


Free Family Activity Saturdays

1:30 - 3:30pm

October 8 & 22

November 5 & 19

December 3 & 17


Bring your family and engage in the Arts! On select Saturday during the “Crocodilian Scratchboards” exhibition the Centers for the Arts offers free Family Activity Days for children and adults. Enjoy a tour of this fun exhibition and then complete art projects that engage the theme of the exhibition.


For more information or to save your space at a Saturday activity day, call the Center for the Arts 239-495-8989.


Graciously Sponsored by

The Sansom Foundation






© 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: 09/27/2016