The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will be celebrating its 5-year anniversary this season, and for its September exhibit, SBDAC is presenting a retrospective including many of the artists who have exhibited at the Davis over the years. Among the fifty artists represented in the show is Leoma Lovegrove.
"Leoma Lovegrove is thrilled to exhibit her painting called Matlacha Spoken Here during the 'Celebrating 5 Years of the Arts' exhibition," the Art Center states in its press release announcing the show. "The painting is one of over thirty in her Good Day Sunshine series, part of an exclusive collection for Bealls Department Store."
Bealls is using Lovegrove's latest series to produce her second Resort Collection, which is comprised of products for home such as Melamine dishware, rugs, luggage, travel bags, beach chairs and towels, along with apparel and ladies accessories. Bealls is also introducing a "Little Leoma" brand of children's clothing.
This new and exciting collection is bursting with tropical, vibrant colors. It incorporates Lovegrove's impressionist paintings of Florida flora and fauna and will be unveiled statewide on December 15.
Also on display during the September 6 Art Walk opening and reception will be Lovegrove's colorful "Mobile Studio," a fanciful trailer that allows her to take the materials of her art on the road.
Ms. Lovegrove is an impressionist/expressionist painter known worldwide for her colorful depictions of her environment. Her paintings of Florida subjects have been instrumental in encouraging tourism to the state from all over the world. Throughout the year, thousands visit her waterfront gallery and gardens on Matlacha Island, where she shares her island life with author husband Mike Silberg, Solomon the cranky macaw, and three feral cats which include Fred, the rising feline star.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is part art gallery, part performing arts center and part art, music and theater school. During its inaugural 2009-2010 season, over 65,000 guests visited the Art Center. In addition, its outreach programs were presented to thousands of children through area schools, at-risk organizations and hospitals. Today, SBDAC regularly recruits award-winning artists who have performed worldwide at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in its ongoing mission to provide elite programming to all of Southwest Florida which includes concerts, theatrical performances, dance, independent film, art exhibits and cotillion.
For more information, please telephone 239-333-1933 or visit http://www.sbdac.com.