Blue Mangrove Gallery is the place to be on Monday afternoons. From 2:00 to 4:00 PM, patrons may receive a complimentary glass of iced tea as they experience the creative process of renowned artist Tara O’Neill.
Setting up her easel out front of the gallery, O’Neill explains, “I really appreciate the opportunity to paint in public again. I had my own studio for quite some time, but now I create most of my work at my home studio. It’s nice to have the chance to enjoy painting at a place that I love while also talking with art enthusiasts.”
Blue Mangrove Gallery Owner Christie Marcoplos, adds, “We wanted to have Tara available for patrons and collectors of her art – to give them a chance to see her and talk to her. There are so many nighttime activities, we thought it would be nice to have it during the day.”
O’Neill was the first featured artist when Blue Mangrove Gallery opened its doors in 2006. She has since brought her art back to the studio to share space with many other well-known artists. Meet Tara on Mondays through March and have a glass of gourmet tea while you’re at it.
Blue Mangrove Gallery is located in Marco Town Center, 1089 N. Collier Blvd. #417 and may be reached by phone at 239-393-2405.