Acclaimed Sanibel Island artist, social activist and WGCU Maker, Myra Roberts, joins us as we explore works in her newest exhibition, “Dream Peace,” which runs Feb. 2-24 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. This eclectic exhibit features works about social injustice and the current political atmosphere as well as that of the World War II era, including portraits and sculptures of Holocaust survivors. It will also include testimonial interviews from those who lived through the Holocaust presented in multimedia works Roberts describes as “talking suitcases.”
On the other end of the spectrum, the exhibit will include ethereal paintings depicting the Buddha and works from Roberts’ recent “Florida Retro” painting series as well as works that draw attention to some of Florida’s endangered wildlife. The exhibition opening will also include an ethnographic-centered performance by members of the theatrical collective S(he) Will Fade.