Naples Art is in Full Bloom

Spring is here and Naples Art is exploding with fresh new ideas to be shared and enjoyed by all. Naples Art has been at the forefront of the arts and cultural  landscape of Naples since 1954. We believe art can  change lives and improve  communities. We are committed to developing artists and arts leaders,  ensuring artistic expression is available to everyone,  while enriching Southwest Florida through the visual  arts.

Naples Art’s ARTScool is our signature summer program running June 8 – July 31. It features accredited art instructors providing children ages 5-17 years with art instruction incorporating math, science, language, history and technology to painting, drawing,  mixed media, paper arts, building with clay, printmaking, assembling 3D sculptures, and so much more. These opportunities truly offer something for everyone.

EVENTS
April 23, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30pm Closing Reception and Off the Wall Fundraiser for Let Freedom Ring!: An Exhibition by and About Women. Everyone wins with Naples Art’s Take it Off the Wall event. Everyone who buys a $150 raffle ticket will choose a piece
from the Let FREEDOM Ring exhibition. Funds raised from the raffle benefit Naples Art and Planned Parenthood.

EXHIBITIONS
April 3 – 23, 2020 Let FREEDOM Ring!: An Exhibition by and About Women. Exhibition and fundraiser in partnership with Planned Parenthood. From ancient times to the present, women throughout the world have participated in the visual arts in diverse and stimulating ways as creators and innovators, patrons and collectors or significant contributors. Our Let FREEDOM Ring! exhibition will shine a bright light on the contributions of women in the visual arts.

April 7 – May 26, 2020 Daydreams: Fantastical Wanderings of the Brain. The possibilities are endless when artists use daydreams as their inspiration. Mind wandering, fantasy and spontaneous thoughts all lend themselves to some very creative artwork.

April 10 – 30, 2020 Jade N. Riedel Scholarship Program Exhibition. Jade Riedel was an exceptional artist and a Naples Art instructor. The Jade Riedel Scholarship Competition and Exhibition is open to Collier County high school Juniors and Seniors who are planning to study art at an accredited college or university. The goal of the scholarship program is to encourage aspiring artists to further their artistic development at the college level. Scholarship dollars are sent to the financial aid offices of colleges and universities where scholarship winners are enrolled as declared Art Majors.

EXHIBITION RECEPTION
April 16, 2020 Reception for Jade Riedel Scholarship Program and Daydreams: Fantastical Wanderings of the Brain exhibitions from 5:30 – 7:30pm at Naples Art. Wine and small bites served.

 SPEAKERS
April 14, 2020, 10 – 11am, ART Focus with Richard  Diedrich, Artist and Architect. As an architect, artist and author, Richard Diedrich seeks out successful examples of  architecture and depicts them in watercolor.  From historic homes in Old Naples to Period  Revival, Modern Era and Contemporary Period examples found throughout Collier County,  Diedrich will identify and discuss the characteristics that make each  architectural design appropriate to its place. By celebrating the contributions each work of architecture has made to the Naples community, Diedrich encourages architectural appreciation,  restoration and preservation.

OUTDOOR SHOWS
April 4, 2020, 10am – 4pm Art in the Park, the last of the season of this beloved show, at Naples Art. Join us for these and so many more wonderful opportunities at Naples Art. An art-filled thank you to our annual sponsors for helping make these opportunities possible, Florida Weekly, Dragon Horse Ad Agency, Spotlight magazine, Happenings magazine,
Fox 92.5, WINK 96.9, WAVV 101.1, WGCU 90.1, Sunny 106.3.

For more information about Naples Art membership, artist programs,  shows, events, lectures, courses, workshops or exhibitions that Naples Art offers, visit NaplesArt.org or call 239-262-6517

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