The Cape Coral Library art gallery, which had been closed for nearly two years, has now reopened. The gallery will again feature bimonthly exhibitions by local artists and is sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library. The library is located at 921 SW 39th Terrace, and the current exhibition may be viewed during their regular business hours Jan. 5 through Feb. 27.
Norman Cannon’s photographs will be exhibited on all the walls of the gallery. His subject matter is varied, and he operates on the premise if it looks good shoot it – and shoot it again. Photo-shopping is not in his vocabulary, since he believes nature should be captured in its ultimate reality. Cannon has been jury-selected for multiple arts and crafts festivals and has been a featured artist at the Harbor View Gallery in Cape Coral.
Tom Higgins’ brightly colored boats made from repurposed wood will be on display in the large case in the gallery. The inspiration for the salvage ships came from a simple driftwood wall hanging he saw on the Internet. He took the concept and created his own designs using discarded wood from construction sites and adding recycled or little-used items and found objects. He utilizes items resembling working parts of ships such as rubber washers for life preservers and grommets as portholes. Higgins is a self-taught artist who has worked in a wide variety of mediums over the past 50 years.
For more about the Cape Coral Library gallery, contact art gallery chairperson Monica Rahman by email to [email protected]