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  • In collaboration with the City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency and the Lee County Black History Society, the Fort Myers Public Art Committee is seeking artists for a public art project at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevards.
  • Internationally renowned artists William Wegman and Jack Massing are collaborating for the first time to create newly commissioned works in a site-specific exhibition now at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College in Fort Myers. The exhibition is titled “William WEGMAN & Jack MASSING: TWO CLEVER BY HALF – A Call & Response Project.”
  • Internationally renowned artists William Wegman and Jack Massing are collaborating for the first time to create newly commissioned works in a site-specific exhibition now at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College in Fort Myers. The exhibition is titled “William WEGMAN & Jack MASSING: TWO CLEVER BY HALF – A Call & Response Project.”
  • The Southwest Florida based arts organization Love Your Rebellion is hitting the ground running as we approach the traditional performing arts season. We’ll get a preview of all the Love Your Rebellion has to offer in the coming months with the organization’s founder and board of director’s chair, Angela Page.
  • A conversation with Artsemble Underground artists and founders Cesar Aguilera and Brian Weaver about the organization and about the power and function of public art murals.
  • An exhibition titled “Fast Forward,” is now on display at Big Arts on Sanibel. The multimedia exhibit, which runs through July 31, challenges the artists whose work is included to “imagine the future from the vantage point of our historically turbulent and uncertain time.”
  • A solo exhibition of works by Naples-based artist Cath Branwood opens Friday, July 2 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers.We’ll talk with Branwood about the show, titled “The Me, You, and Them” exhibition,” which draws on pandemic-induced isolation and other events of the tumultuous year that was 2020 for a collection of works with a broad contrast in both style and content.
  • A solo exhibition of works by Southwest Florida-based artist Spencer Elles opens Friday, June 4 at DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts in downtown Fort Myers. Elles is a multi-talented queer artist, musician, digital illustrator and videographer. The exhibition titled, “uhhhh… I guess this is my art show or whatever. (AKA the duality of man) yes…that’s the full title,” includes 25 original pieces along with 50 prints by Elles.
  • After more than a year of challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Southwest Florida-based nonprofit, Love Your Rebellion, which works to empower marginalized groups through the arts, is planning to begin hosting in-person events again.Love Your Rebellion will be holding Fort Myers Zine Fest at Neenie’s House at 481 Marsh Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905 on Friday, April 23 from 6 to 10 p.m.The mostly outdoor event will feature works available for purchase from artists, artisans, zine makers, fashion designers as well as food vendors. The event will also feature live music and a dance performance-style fashion show.
  • The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College in Fort Myers has opened a new site-specific installation of drawings and newly-commissioned paintings by artists Olivier Mosset and Mike Bidlo. We’ll explore the exhibition with gallery director Jade Dellinger and how works in the show echo back to paintings created by Rauschenberg himself nearly 70 years ago.