A special opening reception for The Object Show – An Invitational will be held on December 10th from 5:00-7:30PM. Community members are invited to meet the artists, view and purchase artwork and enjoy catering by LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria.
Viewers will experience the result when artists are prompted to create an object without any limitations. Pieces take form with a variety of mediums including wood, Raku, fiber, steel, glass and more. One-of-a-kind artwork will be displayed on pedestals, suspended from the ceiling and hung on the walls.
Exhibition attendees will be introduced to work by JoAnn Bediet, a ceramic artist specializing in Raku, the Japanese form of firing. Artist, Stephen Hayford shows his unique art of compositional storytelling with dioramas and conceptualization. Jim Krieger showcases his pieces that “function in everyday life,” including tables and lamps made from steel, wire and glass among other materials.
Each artist, showing in this exhibition has developed their piece with their own individualized set of mediums. Participating artists include Lauren Baker, JoAnn Bedient, Val Curry, Patricia Fay, Katie Gardenia, David Hammel, Stephen Hayford, Ricki Howie, Jim Krieger, Polly Matsumoto, Morgan Paine, Anica Sturdivant, Mary Voytek, Jud Nelson, Terry Tincher, Ralph Bigletti, Lily Hatchett, David Hatchett, Xavier Brignoni, David Acevedo, Raymond Hernandez, Todd Babb, Jeffrey Scott Lewis, Tim Smith, Wesley Ceeley and Vyd.
Join the creative community at the Alliance for the Arts, on the corner of Colonial and McGregor, for the opening reception of The Object Show – An Invitational December 10th from 5:00-7:30pm. For more information about this exhibit or information about how to exhibit artwork at the Alliance for the Arts, call (239) 939-2787 or visit www.ArtInLee.org.
The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports the artists and arts organization in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and from 8 to Noon on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard. Visit www.ArtInLee.org for more details of all the excitement our community has to offer.
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With a mission to facilitate and nurture the creation development, promotion and education of arts and culture, the Alliance for the Arts strives to create diverse and innovative events, exhibits, programs and performances that reach the widest possible audience. As the designated Lee County Arts Agency, the Alliance works to promote area artists and art organizations and to advocate for increased arts programming and funding in our community.