The artists, art instructors and administrators of the 22
organizations that are members of the Art Council of
Southwest Florida are constantly creating.
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The many possibilities
of working with wood
Below, Ralph McKee demonstrates use of a piece of woodturning equipment available to members of the organization at their work shop in the Riverside Community Center.
Marjorie Pesek is shown explaining "layered imagery," the technique that she has developed "to tell the story of a subject’s memorable events and its life journey."
Her presentation concluded the Nov. 12 General Meeting of the Art Council. Hosted by the Marco Island Center for the Arts, the meeting was held at the COCO Art Gallery which offered attendees a look at the artwork exhibited there during November.
Celebrating the arts
Lydia Black, executive director of the Alliance for the Arts, was the
featured presenter at the Art Council's "Celebration of the Arts" on
Oct. 8 at the Alliance, a kick-off to the arts in-season in South Florida.
Lydia highlighted the many benefits of the arts in our region -- multi-
millions of dollars in economic support and also the many other ways
in which art enhances the opportunities and enriches the varied
lifestyle of the south Florida community.