FORT MYERS, Fla. ( February 25, 2015)
Artists of Shell Point Retirement Community have been preparing for the past 12 months in anticipation of the upcoming Shell Point Art Show and Sale. The Southwest Florida community is invited to attend this free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, in The Woodlands at Shell Point.
This year’s show will feature talented artists and a variety of media, including sculpture, photography, paintings, stained glass, woodworking, pottery, lapidary, collage, and more. All items on display are created by Shell Point residents, and each artist will showcase his or her medium, while giving viewers the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts. Plus, each artist will be present to discuss the artistic process and inspiration behind each piece.
“Thousands of people have attended this annual show throughout the years, and the quality of work is outstanding,” said Melody Desilets, Shell Point volunteer coordinator and art show organizer.
Above: Shell Point resident artist Augusta Crane never handled clay before she retired; today, she shows her pottery in acclaimed galleries throughout Southwest Florida, including the Shell Point Art Show and Sale. (Garth Francis/Shell Point Retirement Community)
Above: Woodworking represents just one of the many media on display at the Shell Point Art Show and Sale, held March 20-21. Here, Shell Point resident artist Floyd Fought exhibits a carved mahogany bowl. (Garth Francis/Shell Point Retirement Community)
Above: This three-dimensional paper sculpture by Shell Point resident artist Maxine Brooks will be exhibited at the Shell Point Art Show and Sale, held March 20-21. (Garth Francis/Shell Point Retirement Community)