The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center offers two unique art exhibitions for the month of November.
The opening night reception takes place during Art Walk on Friday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 10 p.m.
The Art on a Plate exhibition fills the Grand Atrium Gallery featuring intuitive designs, portraits, and geometric puzzles, strange characters, and fantasies, just as one would expect from a very diverse group of artists – each one is unique, provocative, and extremely well crafted.
The Kendal Art Collection was conceived by Leonardo Rodriguez and developed in the Fine Arts Ceramic Center. The word “ceramic” comes from the ancient Greek “keramos” meaning “potter soil”, a clay made of inorganic composite material. The clay is very malleable in its natural form but becomes stiff after drying or firing.
The technique of firing clay began with utilitarian objects for prehistoric society. Over the years, people learned that clay could change color depending on the mixtures of different oxides and that it could be coated (glazed) and decorated. Soon, crude pottery was transformed into more substantial objects of varied shapes and suitable for painting.
Opening upstairs in the Capital Gallery, When Stone Speaks gives a voice where there was none. Working with material as old as the earth itself, Alice Kiderman’s series of sculptures explores themes of transition and reinterpretation. It is also a study in bridging past and present. Several sculptures are accompanied by poetry written by Shira Atik conveying human emotion and experiences that are translated into sculpture for the viewer to contemplate upon. These beautiful pieces are accompanied by poetry written by Shira Atik conveying human emotion and experiences that are translated into sculpture for the viewer to contemplate upon.
Both art shows are on display through Nov. 22.
On opening night during Art Walk on Friday, Nov. 5, Roots Almighty, a reggae band from SWFL bringing the message of love and consciousness with an irie vibe, will be performing up on the rooftop @ Sidney’s from 7 to 11 p.m.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in downtown Fort Myers.
For more info call 239-333-1933 or visit the website at www.sbdac.com.