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The Alliance for the Arts and Edison Mall, Southwest Florida’s only enclosed and climate-controlled shopping destination in the Greater Fort Myers and Naples area, are joining together to showcase the work of Lee County artists with the “Artists@Work” series.
These interactive demonstrations will take place beginning Saturday, June 18, and continue on the third Saturday of each month through December, from 1 – 3 p.m., in the Macy’s Court. Guests are invited to meet area artists and learn about their crafts as they demonstrate it first-hand. “Edison Mall is thrilled to work with the Alliance for the Arts to spotlight local artists and expose more people to the creative process,” said Susie Wentworth, director of marketing for Edison Mall. “The arts are a valuable part of any cultural curriculum and we’re pleased to provide this forum to bring families together to create summer and enjoy all that Edison Mall has to offer.”
Saturday, June 18 – Masking Tape Art with the Dale & Jeff Ocasio Jeff and Dale Ocasio, husband and wife, create their artwork collaboratively. Sculpting with paper masking tape over wire and reclaimed objects is where their artwork begins. Each sculpture is encased with layers of acid-free glue, color is added with more layers of acrylics, and protected with varnish. Their style is unique and whimsical.
The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County.
The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday 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 about “Artists@Work,” call (239) 939-2787 or visit ArtInLee.org.