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Veron Ennis opens VEMA gallery and studio in Edwards Building at Alliance

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Veron Ennis Modern Art, or VEMA, opens its doors for business on March 1, 2014. The gallery and working studio will give guests the chance to experience a one-on-one presentation of available paintings and sculptures in a casual, comfortable setting.

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Veron Ennis is a modernist painter and sculptor whose work explores the intimate characteristics of layered mediums, the language of color, the interplay between precision and chance application, and the dynamics of geometric three-dimensional objects. She is one of the founders of the Open Positive Transference or OPT art movement. Dedicated to creating art of excellent craftsmanship, Veron believes in the inextinguishable source of creativity and that the aesthetic experience is, by virtue, as unique as the individual creator. Her intention is to inspire progression towards an improved reality through this experience. "Communicating through art is no less serious than work of any other nature, in fact, it is essential,” Ennis proclaims.

Also a founding member of MAMA (Movement of Aleatoric Modern Artists), part of Ennis’ technique depends on the chance application of her medium. “Falling in and out of control of the work energizes the composition and pushes boundaries,” says Ennis.

VEMA joins The Union Artist Studios and Room 205 as part of the Art Loft in the Edwards Building on the Alliance for the Arts campus. The Art Loft artists invite visitors to experience a world of art in one convenient location. Ennis’ working studio will be open for viewing as well as the gallery, displaying Ennis’ most recent works. Visitors are encouraged to engage with the artist by asking questions and exploring the work space to better understand the role of the artist and goals of the work.

Guest artists will also be featured in the gallery for special exhibitions throughout the year.

VEMA will open the gallery for a first look coinciding with the Alliance for the Arts Third Annual Artists Studio Tour. While ticket holding attendees get up close and personal with eight Fort Myers artists in their studios and homes, VEMA will also be open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Veron Ennis will be hosting attendees on the Artist Studio Tour at her home studio while her assistant, Lauren Huff, will be greeting visitors at VEMA during the same hours. (You must be a ticket holder to tour Ennis' home studio, so please contact the Alliance for tickets.)

VEMA is located at 10051 Mcgregor Blvd, Suite 201, Ft. Myers, Florida (upstairs in the Edwards Building on the Alliance for the Arts campus). For more information, please call 239-849-7772 or email For general information or to book an appointment, please visit For more information about the artist, please visit

Ennis is represented in Naples, Florida by HW Gallery, whose artists include Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jim Dine, Louise Nevelson, and Tom Wesselmann. She is also represented by Von Fraunberg Art Gallery in Düsseldorf, Germany, and at RC₂ Gallery, a division of Rosenbaum Contemporary in South Florida. She has exhibited in Southwest Florida, Miami and New York, and her work can be found in private collections around the world.


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