FORT MYERS, FL. (August 17, 2009) – Shell Point Retirement Community residents Phil Hilton and Dorothy Causey will be the featured artists at the Burroughs Home on behalf of The Uncommon Friends Foundation during the Art Walk on September 4 in downtown Fort Myers. Art Walk occurs on the first Friday each month. A celebration event will take place on Friday, September 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Burroughs Home as part of the monthly Art Walk in Downtown Fort Myers. The Burroughs Home is just one stop along the monthly Art Walk and a trolley is available for the tour. The event is free and parking is available at the Kingston Home nearby.
“Mr. Hilton and Mrs. Causey are both very honored to be part of this wonderful event,” said Mary Franklin, Shell Point Resort Services Manager. “These residents create beautiful pieces of artwork, and help instruct others who may be new to the hobby. Many residents at Shell Point participate in the art program, as well as a wide array of other recreational programs and clubs that function here.”
Following the Art Walk, Hilton’s and Causey’s paintings can be viewed weekdays through September 17 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on evenings and weekends by calling the Uncommon Friends Foundation, (239) 337-9505, for an appointment. Each artist will donate 50% of all proceeds to the Uncommon Friends Foundation.
Phil Hilton will be displaying his watercolor paintings. Hilton is the author of Watercolor for Beginning Students, a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, and has received many awards in six states. Hilton remarks about the event, “It is an honor to represent Shell Point and be involved with such a great organization such as the Uncommon Friends Foundation.”
Dorothy Causey’s medium of choice is oil on canvas and she says she enjoys painting whatever crosses her mind on a given day. Dorothy was the 2005 winner of the Angels of the Arts Award for lifetime achievement, presented by Alliance of the Art. She was the second recipient of this award. The first person to receive this award was Robert Rauschenberg.
The Uncommon Friends Foundation, established in 1993, is a character education foundation whose mission is to instill ethics, moral values and a sense of purpose in tomorrow’s leaders. The foundation is dedicated to enriching society by promoting the positive values author James D. Newton discovered in five unique men and their wives—Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh—intellectual giants who helped shape the 20th Century. Additional information about the foundation may be obtained by calling (239)337-9505 or checking the website at www.uncommonfriends.org .
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.