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, davidjwagnerllc.com
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