Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 122515 Contents THE RIVER - DECEMBER 25, 2015
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Festival Of Trees
world, and we're at a time in the history of
our world when we could use a little joy."
The award-winning trees, along with the
18 others displayed at the festival, were auc-
tioned or raffled throughout the festival.
The Festival of Trees is presented with
the assistance of major sponsorships
from The Home Depot, Two Men and a
Truck, Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry, LLC,
G3 Catering, GCG Construction, Balcon
Enterprises, Hahn, Loeser, & Parks,
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.,
Honc Marine, Lee Designs, The News-
Press Media Group, Priority Payments,
Ryder, Sunny 106.3, Univision and Westco.
For more information, visit www.tuxandtrees.com.
Tree decorated by The Home Depot
Art Association Offers Open House
The Fort Myers Beach Art Association will hold an open house on January
15 from 9 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to meet the artists, learn more
about the group and see the Creative Expressions Display of additional forms
of art done by members. New small paintings donated by the members will be on
Refreshments will be served. There is no charge. Guests can talk to artists from
each of the special painting groups -- Outdoor ( plein air) Painters, Indoor Painters,
Experimentalists, and Portrait and Figure Painters.
Information on workshops, classes, special short workshops given by members and
all the art association events will be available.
FMBAA is a working gallery located on the corner of Donora and Shell Mound
boulevards, Fort Myers Beach. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The gallery will be closed December
24, 25, 31 and January 1. For more information on shows or classes, call 463-3909
or visit www.fortmyersbeach.com.
Fort Myers Beach Art Gallery during a workshop
Winter Art Exhibits
In January At
Davis Art Center
Two new exhibits will be on display
at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art
Center (SBDAC) from January
1 to 26. The main Grand Atrium will
display Both Sides Of The Paint by
Southwest Florida painter Steve Pennisi.
The Capital Gallery will display a series
of works by Daniel Linehan titled A Line
By Line By Hand. SBDAC is located in
the historic downtown River District at
2301 First Street in Fort Myers.
Steve Pennisi has worked in both oil
and acrylic through the years, realistic
and abstract, before discovering his cur-
rent technique, which grew out of the
desire to "own something" as an artist.
As a way to be continually surprised and
engaged in his work, Pennisi discovered
his technique when a corner of dry paint
on a waxed piece of paper peeled up. He
was amazed at what was on the hidden
side of the paint. "It revealed underlying
gestural patterns previously hidden from
an artist," he explained. "It had a life and
spontaneity never seen before... some-
thing that felt human but freed of any
doubt or hesitation."
Daniel Linehan's works are intricate
line drawings that create textures and
depth that mesmerize the viewer. His
unique cityscapes and other line drawings
have won awards at juried exhibitions and
have graced the streets of downtown Fort
Both exhibits will open on New Year's
Day, January 1, during the January Art
Walk in Fort Myers. They can be seen
through the month until January 26.
Admission is free for all, with a suggested
There will be an Art Talk Tuesday &
Closing Party on January 26 at 6 p.m.
Meet both artists and see what inspires
them to create as you are guided through
the art exhibits. Tickets $5 and free for
members. For more information, visit
www.sbdac.com or call 333-1933.
Eden's Ridge by Daniel Linehan
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& Berne Davis Art Center, Grand Illusion Gallery, Timeless Gallery, Reverie & Rock
Art Gallery, Miville Art Gallery and Bootleggers Alley Gallery
• Art galleries outside the core downtown area include American Legion, Veterans
Gallery, Ollie Mack Gentry Photography and Two Newts Gallery.
• Live music at Flashbacks on First Street
• Kids zones with face painting on First Street by Dallas
Downtown streets will be closed for this event. Attendees may park at a free lot and
ride the trolley free into the River District. Trolley stops include:
• In front of the Florida Repertory Theatre on Bay Street
• At the parking garage on Bay Street
• Below the bridge on Heitman Street
• Bayside at West First Street
• Altamont at West First Street
• By Patio DeLeon on Main Street
• Jackson and Main Street corner
• The American Legion
• Unit A on Evans
• The Langford Kingston House at First Street and Fowler
Fort Myers Art Walk is a free, family-friendly event.
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