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Vol. 18, No. 41
OCTOBER 11, 2019
From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers
Beach Art Group
To Open Fall
The Fort Myers Beach Art
Association (FMBAA) Fall
Members Show starts off the new
season in Studio 1 in the gallery from
Thursday, October 17 through Thursday,
November 7. Studio 2 will also have
a new show featuring works by the
FMBAA summer painting group.
Artwork from these shows will be
available for sale until November 7.
There is free admission to the public
during gallery hours, Monday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
beginning October 15.
FMBAA will offer four watercolor
class series by nationally known, award-
winning artist Cheryl Fausel. The
beginner and advanced series of classes
begin on November 4, as well as others.
For more information or to sign up, visit
Fort Myers Beach Arts Association
and Gallery is located at 3030 Shell
Mound Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach.
For more information, email the art
association publicity chair, Pam Flaherty,
at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 463-
3909, visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com
or stop by the gallery.
Visualizing Vincent by JoAnne LaPadula
by Di Saggau
Finding Neverland is now playing
at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
and it’s not to be missed. Talk about
a delightful show. National Public Radio
(NPR) calls it, “Far and away the best
musical of the year.” The cast is exceptional
with great voices, the sets are astonishing,
and there are so many really special
moments. From scene to scene, the show
continues to amaze. The extraordinary
choreography by Mia Michaels is
imaginative and full of magic. My friends
and I couldn’t stop talking about it.
The show tells the story of how
playwright JM Barrie (Mark Bacon),
wrestling with writer’s block, finds the
inspiration he needs from four young
brothers and their beautiful widowed
mother Sylvia (Josephine Florence Cooper).
It’s 1904 in London, and Barrie, with the
help of the boys’ makes-believe adventures,
is inspired to write a play for everyone who
has a child inside dying to get out. Finding
Neverland is based on the true events that
led Barrie to create Peter Pan.
Mr. Frohman (Kirk Lawrence) does
double duty as the theater owner and also
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Josephine Florence Cooper as Sylvia and
Mark Bacon as JM Barrie photo provided
Band To Perform
At River Pavilion
On Friday, October 25, Edison
and Ford Winter Estates will host
the first Rhythm on the River
concert of the season with the Journey
tribute band, Faithfully. Sponsored by
Best Value and Humana, the concert
will take place in the river pavilion along
the Caloosahatchee. Gates open at 5:30
p.m. and the concert starts at 6 p.m.
Formed in 2011 in Nashville,
Tennessee, Faithfully has become a
popular tribute band and has received
international recognition. With John
Allen as lead vocalist, the group
performs Journey’s biggest hits, as well
as fan favorites.
The river pavilion offers a water view
and a chance to see the sunset. Guests
should bring a folding chair. There will
be a cash bar and refreshments available
for purchase. No coolers are permitted.
Parking is available in the main Edison
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A previous concert along the Caloosahatchee
Airing Of The Quilts At Estates
Edison and Ford Winter
Estates will host
the annual Airing
of the Quilts quilt show
on Saturday, October 19
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dozens of quilts from the
Quilters’ Guild will be on
display, suspended from
clotheslines between trees.
Select antique quilts from
the 1880s to the 1940s
will be on display inside
the Thomas Edison house,
Henry Ford house and
the Edison guest house.
Quilters’ Guild participants
will also have quilts
available for sale.
Lars Cain, a certified
quilt appraiser, will be on site and conducting appraisals from 10 a.m . to 2 p.m. His
vast experience includes the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution.
He has been sharing his expertise for many years and has spoken to more than
1,500 quilt groups throughout the Midwest, New England area and in Florida. Since
1977, he has appraised more than 20,000 quilts. Visitors may bring antique quilts
for assessment. Verbal appraisals will be offered for $20, and the fee for a written
appraisal is $50 per quilt.
Quilts have a long history with the estates. Henry Ford and his wife, Clara,
collected quilts and other historical objects that were created and used by people
from all across the United States. The quilts were often made from modest scraps of
material, demonstrating the resourcefulness of American women.
The quilt show is included with a self-guided or guided tour of the historic home
site and botanical gardens. Tickets may be purchased online or at the ticket counter.
Admission is free for Edison Ford members. A food truck will also be on site.
Edison and Ford Winter Estates is located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard in Fort
Myers. For more information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonford.org.
Quilts blow in the breeze at the estates
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