Tuesday, December 7, 2021

City Hall Welcomes Iconic Images of Marco Island

Photos by Maria Lamb
| Sea Turtle by Deb Reed and Gulf Breezes by Judy Chinski.


Twenty-two amazing artists contributed their art of Iconic Images of Marco Island for the Art @ City Hall Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display until mid-July with an Open House scheduled sometime in May, according to Casey Lucius, Assistant to the City Manager. 

Walking Tree by artist Karen Swanker with Marcia Pinter of City of Marco Island.

Barbara Parisi, curator for the exhibit, explains “we took in the usual photography, oils, acrylics and watercolors but for the first time, pottery and jewelry were added!” She also adds that it is not too early to be working on submissions for “Dog Days of Summer: Pets of Marco Island.” Everyone is allowed two submissions of any size. There is no entry fee and 100 percent of the proceeds from any sales goes to the artist.

The Iconic Images of Marco Island features artistic depictions of Snook Inn, Esplanade, Residents Beach, classic sunsets, beach day, Tigertail, and the Dome Homes of Cape Romano. Plus, Marco’s wildlife is prominently featured. Most are for sale and will make a great addition to your newly built homes with coastal contemporary interior design.

Thanks to all the contributing artists: Gary Armstrong, Debra Reed, Shawn Kelley, Adorable Monique, Tara O’Neill, James Robellard, Judith Chinski, Karla Kunzeman, Karen McEwen, Hope Hanley, Nancy Norman, Carolyn Burger, Bob Kenedi, Karen Swanker, Glory Spinuzzi, Mary Limont, Gertrud Fuchs, Joseph Parisi, Barbara Parisi, Marie Senechal, Ken O’Renick, Judy Becker and Pamela Shudes.

On September 2, 2020, Art @ City Hall featured the hottest pink bird in all nature, the Roseate Spoonbills, with twelve local artists sharing their artwork in a mixture of sizes and mediums. The second theme had 31 local artists sharing their artwork as part of the Sun and Storms Exhibit. The art submitted featured Florida’s many stunning sunsets and explosive lightning shows.

Marco’s City Hall has been transformed with the goal of showcasing Marco’s local artists with an emphasis on its coastal treasures. The majority of the exhibit is displayed in the two conference rooms at City Hall, the front desk reception area, and the second floor waiting room and hallways. The conference rooms are used frequently during the day but if you want to view the exhibit prior to the Open House in mid-May, please email Casey Lucius, Assistant to the City Manager for a convenient time: clucius@cityofmarcoisland.com.



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