Exhibition will feature Elementary and Middle School Art April 5-15, High School Art April 20-29
Submitted By: Emily Radomski
The Alliance for the Arts featured April exhibition, The Future of Art: Student Exhibit, will be on display from April 5-29 at 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida. This is the 31st year the Alliance has partnered with the Lee Arts Educators Association (LAEA) to display student work in a formal exhibit. The show features more than 40 schools and hundreds of works in a variety of mediums. Winners will be selected in several categories and the Best in Show will be awarded.
This exhibition will be divided into two, two-week sessions and feature 34 elementary & middle and 13 high schools. The first two weeks of the month will be dedicated to the participating elementary and middle schools of Lee County. Elementary and Middle School opening night will be held on April 5, from 5-7:00 pm. This session will be on display until April 15th.
Lee County High Schools will be in the gallery the following two weeks with the opening reception held on April 20, 5-7:00pm. This session will be on display until April 29th. The High School exhibition is sponsored by Florida SouthWestern State College.
Both receptions are free and open to the public and the High School opening reception will feature pizza provided by Downtown House of Pizza (DHOP).
Theatre Gallery: Digital Lee (April 5-15) and Cypress Lake High School’s Media Art (April 20-29)
From April 5-15, the Theatre Gallery will feature artwork by the students of Digital Lee. Digital Lee was established to create a more relevant, community, and career focused learning environment for the technology students of the Lee County School District. Digital Lee showcases both design and technology skills of Lee County’s Career & Technology Education (CTE) middle school, high school and post-secondary students. This show will feature Lee County’s Graphic Design, Animation, Publication and Web Design students from each school. The goal of our CTE programs and participation in Digital Lee is to provide exposure for the students of Lee County; thereby spurring career opportunities, scholarship awards, and local technology involvement that will continue to make Southwest Florida a thriving and culturally rich community.
From April 20-29, the Theatre Gallery will feature artwork by Cypress Lake High School’s Media Arts students. The display will feature pieces in many media, including graphic design, video production, photo manipulation, 3D modeling, animation, and digital photography.
While the gallery admission is free, a $5 suggested donation keeps the Alliance programming affordable and accessible. While visiting the exhibit, please be sure to also partake in the Arts & Economic Prosperity survey. All answers are anonymous and help to measure the economic and social impact of arts and culture in our community! More information can be found at americansforthearts.org.
ABOUT ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS
The Alliance for the Arts is a nonprofit community visual and performing arts center located in the heart of Fort Myers, Florida. Since 1975, the Alliance has been committed to transforming lives and improving community through the arts. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, please call 239-939-2787, visit us at www.ArtInLee.org, find us on Facebook, Instagram or follow us on Twitter.