FORT MYERS, Fla. ( January 5, 2017)
Shell Point Retirement Community and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC) are partnering to present a month-long exhibition titled Ageless Creativity: The Artists of Shell Point, which will open concurrently with the annual Art Fest Fort Myers at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at 2301 First St. in downtown Fort Myers.
Sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust, the show will feature 188 jury-selected artworks, many of which will be available for sale. All work has been produced during the retirement years of the 49 Shell Point resident artists, who range in age from the early 60s to mid-90s. Represented media include acrylic, watercolor, oil, pastels, pencil, charcoal, clay, fabric, stone, metal, shells, wood, mixed media, and photography.
“The goal of the exhibition is to demonstrate that creativity is neither limited nor defined by age,” said Marge Lee, Shell Point resident and professional exhibition interpretive planner who conceived the event. “The resulting exhibition is evidence that age does not hinder creativity; instead it is enhanced due to an unrestricted ability to explore creative instincts,” says Lee, who adds that exhibition-goers will be amazed by the artistic abilities on display.
Ageless Creativity artworks were carefully selected by a panel of four independent jurors, who judged submissions according to artistic merit, creativity, and overall excellence. “The resulting show will be filled with vibrant, dynamic pieces that reflect artistic expression and quality of execution,” said Jim Griffith, founder and executive director of SBDAC. “Shell Point offers robust amenities to nurture and enrich its residents’ creative interests, and SBDAC is proud to provide premium gallery space to showcase the rich visuals that will be unveiled.”