May 2018 Exhibitions
Main Gallery – Whitney Hackett “Dream in Color” Exhibit
Artist Whitney Hackett grew up in Southwest Florida. She first became serious about her art while attending Fort Myers High School. At FMHS she studied ceramics and photography for 3 years. After graduating high school in 2004, she attended the University of Florida to study Fine Arts. Here she fell in love with painting. In 2008, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a focus in painting. Since 2008, she has lived in Vermont, Maine, and California. After living in California for 6 years and driving cross country many times, she moved back to Southwest Florida in 2016. She currently owns the boutique shop and art gallery, Quartz & Clover, located on Jackson Street downtown Fort Myers. Here she carries many unique items, including art and goods made by local artists and artisans.
All of her life experiences have influenced the subject matter of her paintings. Whitney loves collecting imagery from the world around her, and turning it into a visual experience on canvas. Nature photography and collage work are two major influences for her work. Her imagery ranges from a surreal collage style, to more traditional landscapes and animal portraits with a twist.
In the White Gallery –Tina Marie Fleury
Tina Marie Fleury is a licensed mural artist, instructor and independent faux finisher. As owner and manager of Décor & After, LLC, she specializes in commissioned canvas artwork, hand painted murals, and wall finishes. She has been selling and designing art for over 19 years. Tina Marie has completed models and projects for designers and builders, such as PGI, Koogler Homes, Pinnacle Builders, Tundra Models and INTEX Builders. Her murals can also be found in many local hair salons, casinos, and restaurants. Murals done by Tina Marie include Capone’s and Fords Garage. She has also had a 26’ mural on the cover of “The Artistic Stenciler.”
ACT Gallery is also featuring new works by over 25 co-op artists.
These exhibits continue through Monday, May 28, 2018.