Alliance for the Arts features David Acevedo, David Hatchett in June

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The Alliance for the Arts invites the public to its opening reception for Transcendental: Art by David Acevedo in the main gallery on June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. The free event features the works of DAAS Co-Op, Union Artist Studios and Arts & Eats owner David Acevedo.
The late David Hatchett’s exhibition titled Just Kidding will be in the Theatre Gallery featuring artwork that honors the late artist.

David Acevedo

David Acevedo seeks to create a fantasy landscape where his memories and history can live in peace. He tries to learn from himself with every brush stroke and allow his mind to wander the state of subconsciousness that he falls into during the creative process. The color palette he uses varies from time to time because of the ever-changing mind that dictates it. Never one to follow recipes, Acevedo creates his own mixture of mediums until he feels content.
After moving to Southwest Florida in 2000, Acevedo established a reputation as one of the primary artists in the community. He was awarded the title of Visual Artist of the Year in 2009 and received the Gulfshore Life Magazine FACE award in 2016 for his community work in diversity and inclusion. His first professional artist studio opened in 2006, later transforming into a pioneering art gallery for artists called DAAS. He was among the co-founders of the popular Fort Myers Art Walk in 2008 and served in the core committee for the event until 2012. He is a former member of the Fort Myers Public Arts Committee. From 2013 to 2020, Acevedo contributed as arts editor for TOTI Media Inc., publishing numerous articles for their five publications. Acevedo’s work has been featured in many magazines, including Happenings Magazine, Gulfshore Life, Ft. Myers Magazine, the Fort Myers News-Press, D’Latinos Magazine and others. He has exhibited in the United States, Spain and China.

David Hatchett

In the wake of his passing, artist David Hatchett’s legacy continues to resonate. Hatchett, who earned an MFA from Rutgers University, was a fixture in lower Manhattan’s Soho lofts for over 45 years. During his lifetime, he cultivated a rich artistic landscape, creating sculptures, paintings, songs, and novels, each bearing his unmistakable mark of originality and creativity.
Renowned for his visionary approach to artmaking, Hatchett possessed a keen ability to invent new methods of artistic expression. His work was imbued with a wicked sense of humor, reflecting his profound enthusiasm for life, kindness, and deep spirituality.
These exhibits will be on display from June 7 – 29 at 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. For more details, call 239-939-2787 or visit online at


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