Reception for Four Exhibitions
Join us on Friday, January 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a preview reception for four exhibitions – the NAA’s Open Studio Program; Immigration: Does it Matter?; Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships; and Anna Rac exhibitions. There is a $10 suggested donation when attending the reception (free for Naples Art Association contributors). Galleries are open with free admission during published exhibition dates. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. More information about each exhibition can be found below.
Person to Person: The NAA’s Open Studio Program Exhibition – On View January 12 – February 25, 2019
The Naples Art Association’s Open Studio provides an opportunity for artists to work independently in Studio #200. A figure model is provided during Wednesday afternoon sessions with artists paying an additional fee for the undraped or clothed model. Olena Skiba facilitates the program and allows artists to work independently without instruction. She schedules adult models of all ages, provides props and sets a length of time for each model’s pose.
Immigration: Does it Matter? Exhibition – On View January 12 – February 24, 2019
An exhibition with a social issues theme. Immigration affects many areas such as work-force demographics, entitlement programs and finances. Artists have much to share on this important topic. Exhibited in Gallery 104.
Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships Exhibition – On View January 19 – February 2, 2019
Nola Theiss uses art to educate children about human trafficking. “We want to educate them about human trafficking so they can protect themselves, their peers and their family members by understanding how traffickers work and understanding the signs so that they can be alert to it,” Theiss explains. This exhibition of work by Collier County youth is organized by Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) as part of its ArtReach program. The exhibition includes paintings and mixed media works and will be on view in the Frederick O. Watson Gallery.
Anna Rac: Art in a Key of Life Exhibition – On View January 19 – March 2, 2019
Born in Poland, artist Anna Rac moved to Chicago in her late teens. There, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in music and classical piano and a master’s degree in business. In 2007, she retired from a 27-year banking and finance career, and moved to Florida to pursue her passion for fine arts full time. Rac paints primarily with acrylics and oil pastels in her Naples Art District studio/gallery and continues to play the piano. She is a member of Florida Artists Group, Naples Art District, and the Naples Art Association. Rac’s paintings can be found in galleries in Florida, and many private collections in the states and abroad.