Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Courtesy of Jeffrey Scott Lewis

A new group exhibition titled, “Abstracted” is coming to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers in August. The show features abstract works from artists Yvonne Krystman, Karen Gozzo Nolan, Michael Pohlman and Fort Myers-based painter Jeffrey Scott Lewis.  The show challenges the artists to create meaning through their own interpretation of the abstract works selected for the show.  Lewis joins us in studio to explore his broad portfolio of works covering more than three decades as a professional painter as well as the deeply personal narrative behind his most recent works.

Courtesy of Chris Daniels

The “Sounds of Summer” concert series at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers continues July 27 with a performance from Southwest Florida Hip Hop artist Chris Daniels.  The concert also serves as the official release party for Daniels’ new album, “Sweet Release: When Doves Cry Too.”  We’ll get a sneak preview as we hear tracks from the new album and explore our region’s vibrant hip hop scene and the deeply personal meanings and experiences that have inspired Daniels’ music.

A group exhibition titled, “There’s Something in the Water” is currently running in the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center’s Capital Gallery in downtown Fort Myers.  The show features underwater works by Southwest Florida artists Mila Bridger, Katy Danca Galli and Arturo Samaniego and world-renowned underwater photographer Bob Halstead.  The exhibit runs through July 25.  We’ll talk with artists Mila Bridger and Katy Danca Galli about the show and about their unique approaches to creating art through photography.

Courtesy, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers presents the grand finale of this season’s Chamber Concert Series March 30-31 with the American Virtuosi Concert and American Virtuosi Gala.  These events, now in their tenth year, will feature chamber music from several of today’s top classical music performers including violinist Peter Winograd, cellist Andres Diaz and pianist Wendy Chen.  Saturday’s Gala event includes a four-course meal prepared by G3 Catering and serves as a fundraiser for the Art Center’s Eclectic Education programs.  We’ll get a preview of the events and hear live classical performances from special guest artists Anton Miller (violinist) and Rita Porfiris (violist).  We’ll also hear from violist and Executive Director/CEO of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Jim Griffith.

Vivre Couture

Fashion takes center stage at the seventh annual “Art Walks the Runway” next week at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. The event includes three days of music, dance performances, a contortionist, and of course, visually stunning runway shows featuring couture from both international and local designers. The event runs March 8-10 and will feature hot new designs from Vivre Couture, Marmar Halim, Diana Couture and Usama Ishtay. Local boutiques and designers will also be featured including Forema, Saratoga Sundress, Hollie’s Boutique and local artist Frankie Colt’s new line, Cobra Empire. We’ll get an inside look at the upcoming event with host and producer Melissa Tschari DeHaven.