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Alliance showcases city grant recipients

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The Alliance for the Arts invites the public to its opening reception for the Biennial Artist Grant Recipient Exhibition on Friday, May 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The free event features the works of visual artists Linda Benson, Stacey Brown, Martha De La Cruz, Lily Hatchett and Roland Ruocco. The exhibit will be on display May 3 to June 1 at 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.
There will be performances during the opening reception in the Alliance’s Foulds Theatre. Each featured visual artist and performance group received an arts & culture grant from the City of Fort Myers in 2022, 2023 or both grant cycles. The City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant program is designed to support and foster the arts organizations and individual artists who contribute to the flourishing arts and culture scene that distinguishes the city.
Linda Benson is a seasoned artist here in Southwest Florida and has always surrounded herself with art. Benson worked for over 20 years as a professional creative artist, working on the mainland and the islands. As a retired commercial artist, she now channels her creative energies into teaching art.
Stacey Brown is a native Southwest Florida artist who works primarily in mixed media paintings and collage art on canvas and paper.

Roland Ruocco


Martha De la Cruz is an Afro-Taino artist who utilizes videos, installations and sculpture to investigate issues of coloniality, decolonization, identity, race, and power. Her practice is guided by her colonial wound and the desire to change the realities of the global south.
Roland Ruocco conveys his perception of the world around him through artworks that involve diverse subject matter, artistic styles, and media.
For more information, call 239-939-2787 or visit at www.ArtInLee.org

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