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SCAPE Presents "Visions of the Gaviota Coast"
Art Exhibition of Photography and Fine Art Showcasing the Coastline
GCC Board member, Phil McKenna stated, "The Gaviota Coast is an extraordinary meeting place of water and land, beyond compare on our planet. It is a place that is in constant motion, yet is known for its tranquility. A beach so ephemeral, it changes twice a day; a place so dynamic it transforms from summer sand to hard cobble in winter."
Reeve Woolpert, adds, "My photography is about earnestly discovering the essences and poetry of nearby, familiar subjects returned to time and time again. In the case of threatened Gaviota, the spirit of the place, tripping out on her nature, and having as egoless a creative response as I can, is about moving it. My photography is also about activism and embracing home ground." The cliché "a picture is worth a thousand words" is vividly brought into play here.
SCAPE Board president Dorene White said, "We invite the public to view this beautiful art show and sale featuring works inspired by the Gaviota landscape which brings forth our utmost talents to convey our deep appreciation of this land. In the past three years we have raised more than $21,000 for the Gaviota Coastal Conservancy and the Naples Coalition. We are proud of our partnership to protect this unspoiled coast."
Our sponsor, Bacara Resort & Spa underwrites 100 percent of the costs associated with hosting the event at the five-star resort property. "We consider it an honor to call the Gaviota Coast our home," said Shashi Poudyal, general manager of Bacara Resort & Spa. "Bacara will continue to partner with the Gaviota Coast Conservancy to be a great steward of this land."
Opening on Friday, May 13 at 2pm, the artist's reception will take place from 5:30 to 8pm. Bacara will provide light appetizers from executive chef Vincent Lesage for the reception only. Standing Sun Winery, whose wines focus on simple, unmanipulated wines, fermented individually and aged in neutral French oak barrels for 11 months, is a first-time sponsor of the event. They will be providing wine for the reception and donations for their reds and whites will be enthusiastically encouraged. GCC and Naples will also have a silent auction with lots of experiential things to bid on, along with gift baskets, and other goodies. BIG Raffle prize this year will be a one-night stay at Bacara Resort & Spa along with a Spa Treatment - and here's the best part, you need not be present to win, so look for the people with the raffle tickets and get in on this great opportunity. Saturday show hours are from 10am to 5pm. Live music throughout the two-days on one of the most beautiful properties on the Gaviota Coast make this more than an art show - plan to bring a friend or two and enjoy the atmosphere, the art and music.
Juror for this show is well-known, respected and award-winning artist Karl Dempwolf. His work, in a style referred to as "California Expressionism,"
"VISIONS OF THE GAVIOTA COAST" BASICS
Friday, May 13th
• 1:00 to 8:00pm- SCAPE Art Show
• 5:30 to 8:00pm - Special Artists Reception with refreshments and live music and silent auction. Wine graciously provided by Standing Sun Winery.
Saturday, May 14th
• 10:00am to 5:00pm - SCAPE Art Show
Learn more about the partners in this exhibition: