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. Summer and Fall feature regional artists, and February features our Annual Members' Exhibition.

The Art of Sandra Fay Mark, John Merchant and Joan Roberts

October 18 - December 20, 2018

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

Reception: Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6pm-8pm

The Artwork of Mark, Merchant and Roberts will feature a range of mediums such as stone carving, mixed media, painting and drawing. Mark and Merchant are a husband and wife artistic duo both prolific and refined in their work. Mark uses conventional drawing mediums to create expressive abstract works which immerse the viewer in their simplistic stylized beauty. Merchant creates thoughtful sculptures which showcase his expansive repertoire in both stone and bronze. Roberts paints illustrious impressionistic landscapes and still lifes in oil with vivid color and bold mark making. These three artists will feature recent and past works detailing their development as visual artists. Don’t miss this sensational exhibition!

Wild & Untamed Exhibition

November 2 - 29, 2018

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd - Main Gallery

Reception: Friday, November 2, 2018, 6pm-8pm

Time to let go and get wild! This exhibition aims to showcase the expressive qualities of art. Artists are asked to submit work that communicates powerful feelings, moods and ideas. Subjects can be abstract or representational.

Ed Takacs

November 2 - 29, 2018

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd - Tranovich Gallery

Reception: Friday, November 2, 2018, 6pm-8pm

Ed’s paintings are a celebration of wildlife in all forms. With a palette filled with the colors in nature, Ed paints his love and respect for the co-inhabitants of our world. With his great patience and extraordinary talent, his inner vision becomes a reality. Working in watercolor, oil and acrylic, Ed has the luxury of using whichever of these mediums best captures the essence of his current composition. Painting subjects from all around the world like the majestic animals of Africa or the delicate birds we see all around us are sure to be featured in one of Ed’s paintings.

Fire and Ice Exhibition

December 7 - 27, 2018

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd - Main Gallery

Reception: Friday, December 7, 2018, 6pm-8pm

Fire and Ice is an exhibition to celebrate the opposing forces of the changing seasons. Artists are encouraged to create work that explores the themes of warm/cold, seasons, climate, emotion, or color. Artwork may also contain opposing elements in its creation or design.

Dirce Kennedy: Faces of Us

December 7 - 27, 2018

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd - Tranovich Gallery

Reception: Friday, December 7, 2018, 6pm-8pm

Dirce Kennedy paints contemporary portraits in oil and acrylic in an attempt to reveal the soul of humanity. She laboriously creates her detailed portraits to honor human nature with her brush. Something magical happens as she develops the subject for a portrait; we transcend the physical limitations of paint and canvas into the emotional realm of the subject’s spirit. If we are ready and willing, viewing a portrait can be an opportunity to slow down, open social and emotional walls, feel the essence of humanity and experience a genuine connection. Kennedy has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2012, received seven solo exhibitions since 2015, and participated in numerous juried exhibitions receiving countless awards for the quality of her work.

Faculty Exhibition

December 28, 2018 - February 11, 2019

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

Reception: Friday, December 28, 2018, 6pm-8pm

This December through February will highlight the accomplished work of our Centers for the Arts instructors! Artworks in all mediums will be on display as we showcase the variety and quality of instruction available to our students. A great opportunity to view the quality professional work of our instructors, possibly find your next mentor or learn about available classes in an endless variety of mediums here at the Centers!