The Alliance for the Arts begins to ramp up its fall season with classes and workshops in September.
Adult offerings are Oil & Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Intro to Fused Glass, Batik and even Yoga. Youth classes include Piano, Guitar, Drawing, Painting, Paper Mache, Mixed Media Eco Art, The Amazing Science of Art, Improv and Acting.
Registering for one or more classes will also provide the opportunity to take in Exposed: Face and Figure. The month-long invitational exhibition features engaging and provocative two and three dimensional depictions of the human form created by 31 local and international artists. Sponsored by Suncoast Photo Solutions, the exhibition opens to the public with a reception on Friday, September 6 from 5-7:30 p.m. and remains on display until September 30.
Artists whose works will be featured in the exhibition are: David Acevedo, Todd Babb, Carol Broman, Andy Browne, Jerry Churchill, Pat Collins, Tracy Owen Cullimore, Geoffrey Hammel, David Hatchett, Lily Hatchett, Raymond Hernandez, Doug Heslep, Marcus Jansen, Krista Johnson, Leo Johnson, Jonathan Kane, Bryon Paul McCartney, Kellen Beck Mills, Dale & Jeff Ocasio, Darryl Pottorf, Sherry Rohl, Diana Rutherford, Arturo Samaniego, Ellen Sayet, Alicia Schmidt, Jeffrey Scott Lewis, Ellen Sheppard, Michelle Tricca, Lawrence Voytek, Gordon Warren and Peter Zell.
The complete fall and winter educational season will feature more than 40 classes for kids and adults. Visit the Alliance website at www.artinlee.org for class descriptions and to register, or call 239-939-2787 for more information.
The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries and gift shop are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1:00 on Saturdays. The Alliance is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard. On view through August 31 is Mask, a members only exhibition that affords nearly 100 artistic interpretations of the way in which masks cover, conceal, and protect the wearer and befuddle, confuse and confound the beholder. It's definitely a must-see show.