Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 6 to 10 pm for the opening reception of Artist Patrick Conolly in the main gallery and open themed group exhibit for “Altars, Shrines and Cabinets of Curiosities” in the White Gallery.Main Gallery – Patrick Conolly
“All my life I have dabbled with the Arts, and now the Arts seem to be dabbling with me,” states Patrick Conolly.
Patrick Conolly has dabbled with the arts all his life. Using acrylics, his art appears spontaneously from his imagination. Most of Conolly’s recent works celebrate and reflect the unique beauty of Southwest Florida. He plays with the surface of his canvases, making them smooth and shiny. His line work is minimal while his colors are bright. His large works are simple, while the smaller works are filled with detail.
His more recent paintings include “redefining” earlier works, some of which are one-of-a-kind prints, while others are something quite new. He has created a numbered series called Conolly’s Folly.
In the White Gallery – Altars, Shrines and Cabinets of Curiosities
Artists make them to pay homage to loved ones, their muses, as points of power or religious focus. Some are mystical most are fashioned from found objects and created with found objects. The objects used in the shire are dear to the creator or connected to the deity or person in the altar. Cabinets of Curiosities can be a collection of notable objects encased in an altered cabinet. Collections can be historical, religious or antiques.
Creating an altar or shrine or cabinet of curiosity is a scared act of power and grace. These pieces create and show devotion, love, and loss and connects us with life energy. You can expect to see an array of eclectic, surreal, and whimsical altars, shrines and cabinets of curiosities.
Come view these creative artworks from over 15 artists for this group exhibit and support ACT Gallery.
This exhibit continues through Monday, September 2, 2019.
Arts for ACT Gallery provides a quality, contemporary exhibition gallery featuring original art, limited edition prints, giclees, hand-crafted fine crafts, tee shirts, silver and glass bead jewelry, gourd art, raku, clay, and art cards. It is a “must see” destination for all art lovers and collectors, providing a unique opportunity for everyone to learn and enjoy art. Highlighting the art of the current featured artist, the front gallery, reminiscent of galleries in SoHo, has 12 to 16 foot high ceilings, distressed brick walls, and warm wooden floors. It is a great opportunity to meet the galleries featured artists, have a glass of wine, and engage in lively artful discussions.