The Cape Coral Public Library is located at 921 SW 39th Terrace, and the latest exhibition may be viewed during regular library business hours from July 6 through Aug. 27.
Dianna Willman will have a solo show on all walls of the spacious art gallery of the Cape Coral Library. Dianna’s exhibit will include her gorgeous paintings on a variety of subjects rendered in oil, acrylic and watercolor. Willman’s award-winning work has been recognized in numerous regional and national exhibitions, and she’s been teaching painting in all mediums at the Pine Island Art Association for the past 20 years. In her classroom, Dianna enjoys giving demonstrations and one-on-one attention to help develop each student’s skills.
Willman states, “I use a painterly technique and attempt to achieve a mood through color, value and composition. I hope to give the viewers a feeling of well-being and maybe transport them for a moment in time to the place I have painted.”
Pottery by Rick Aliperti will be featured in the three lighted cases in the gallery. Aliperti’s journey in clay began back in 1969 after he saw a program on American Indian pottery. The next year Rick took classes at a pottery studio, purchased some equipment, began showing his work at art fairs and started teaching classes. His passion for the craft continued over the years even as he worked full-time in a business career. Now retired, Rick and his wife Margaret run The Pottery Court from their house located adjacent to MaryJane’s Preserve, a gopher tortoise preserve they own in Cape Coral. Rick’s work spans a wide range of clay ware: burnished pit fired blackware, sculptured whistles, tiles, specialty plates and wheel thrown pots. Aliperti plans to include, in this library display, some work created by his students at the Cape Coral Art Center in the hope of encouraging people to “experience the magic of working with clay.”
Changing art exhibits are sponsored by the Friends of Cape Coral Library. For more information, contact art gallery chair Monica Rahman by email to [email protected]