Arts for ACT Gallery will host an opening reception for its new March exhibits Friday, March 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. during Art Walk.
Art Quilters Unlimited members will exhibit fiber art responses to two creative challenges at Arts for ACT Gallery March 6 – 30 in the main gallery. The “Fifteen!” challenge celebrates the 15th anniversary of the first meeting of AQU in 2004 at Arts for ACT. The works are all 15 inch square and each is a unique expression of subject matter, approach to composition, media, color, stitching, and embellishment.
“Resist: Interpretations and Techniques” is a separate challenge that asked the artist to interpret the idea of “resist” – politically, socially, personally or from a fiber art perspective. In fiber art terms, resist techniques (such as shibori and batik) involve any of several methods of creating patterns on cloth by binding, clamping or stitching. These art works are diverse in concept and execution and illustrate the freedom of creative expression that Art Quilters Unlimited encourages in our fiber art community.
In the White Gallery, emerging artists Anna Fischler and Logan Goodmanson will be featured.
Logan Goodmanson was born in St. Paul, Minn., in 2000. He was inspired by his brother’s drawings of comic book panels and covers and wanted to do the same thing. After moving to Florida, he became a lot more interested in drawing, especially during middle school. He graduated from the Lehigh Senior High School’s Center for the Arts in 2019 and has worked with several graphic designers, musicians and even illustrated a book.
Anna Fischler, a junior at Fort Myers High School, has been a local resident for 13 years. Growing up in this coastal town, she has developed a love for the area’s waters and natural beauty, but also its genuine and interesting inhabitants. Those connections, she hopes to convey through the work in this exhibit.
Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First St. in downtown Fort Myers. For more info, call 239-337-5050 or visit www.artsforactgallery.com.