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Cape Coral Arts Studio’s 19th annual marine-themed show opens Friday

August 30, 2018
Pine Island Eagle

A popular art exhibit returns to the Cape Coral Arts Studio today featuring an underwater and water life theme.

Cape Coral Arts Studio Art Studio Director Julie Gerhard said the 19th annual Aquarium Exhibit is one that is popular among the students and the community.

"It's so popular because it's been ongoing. Some students here will plan their project especially for this exhibit. They look forward to it every year," she said.

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Artist Tina Senicola’s acrylic painting entitled “Dolphin Splash.”

The show features 35 artists. The pieces include ceramic, glass, paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography and jewelry.

"We get a lot of really great submissions," Gerhard said.

Cape Coral Art League Vice President Carmen Sprague is the judge for this exhibit.

The exhibit opens today, Friday, Aug. 31, and runs through Friday, Sept. 28.

The artist reception will be held Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.

"The reception is a great opportunity to meet the artist, ask them about their process and techniques, where they got their inspiration," Gerhard said.

The reception will include refreshments and wine, as well as an awards ceremony complete with Best of Show, Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention. The Best of Show and Second and Third Place winners will receive a gift certificate to the studio's supply store, so they can purchase more supplies and continue to make inspiring works of art.

The majority of the pieces of artwork are for sale, at very affordable prices and it gives individuals the chance to support local artists while hanging their artwork in their home, Gerhard said.

The exhibit will be held in a different gallery space this time.

"Our main gallery is closed for renovations. We have created a secondary exhibition space. It's in building two, the administration building. It's the hallway that surrounds the interior of the building. It has a nice flow and you can walk around," she said.

This new space will continue to be used for additional exhibition space, so they can have different shows, as well as specific class exhibits.

"It will be a full campus experience"" Gerhard said.

The renovation began last month and is expected to be finished in June 2019.

The Cape Coral Art Studio is at 4533 Coronado Parkway. Admission for the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

 
 

 

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