Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Art Center Honors Vets and Artists

photo by John Saber

photo by John Saber


The Center for the Arts celebrates the bravery and patriotism of veterans, as well as proudly displays the work of member artists during the month of November. The exhibits — a special salute to the American G.I. in the Atrium, a Members’ Show in the main galleries and the stone lithographs of Barbara DiMattio in La Petite Galerie — run November 3-20.

The Second Tuesday opening reception will be held on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 5:30-7:00 PM. Plan to attend this special event and share with us some refreshments and good conversation. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Art Center atrium will feature a special exhibit called the American G.I. (Government Issued). Several portraits of local servicemen painted by Malenda Trick will be on display, as well as the photographs and charcoal drawings of WWII soldiers by Lieutenant John Saber, a photographer/cinematographer, now deceased, who served with the 5th Army Air Corp in Italy. Other pieces of war memorabilia will also be on display.

Members of the Art Center will have a chance to show off their special talents in the main galleries. All mediums — acrylics, clay, oils, pastels, photography, watercolors, wood sculpture and more — will be represented. La Petite Galerie will exhibit the work of Naples artist Barbara DiMattio, who specializes in stone lithography, a time consuming and precise process that predates modern-day photo offset printing. DiMattio will be on hand to answer any questions that may arise.

For more information about this event, call the Center for the Arts at 239-394-4221 or visit the Center’s website: www.marcoislandart.org. Friend us on Facebook.


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