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FMHS students at Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center

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Ava Williams exhibit upstairs in Capital Gallery in March

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center announces two art exhibitions opening during Art Walk on Friday, March 1.
Fort Myers High School International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition will be featured in the downstairs Grand Atrium, and the Time Kills exhibit by artist Ava Williams will be on display in the upstairs Capital Gallery.

Isis McGhee – FMHS


Fort Myers High School presents the 2023 International Baccalaureate Senior Visual Arts Exhibition, showcasing the creativity of 38 students. During the past two years these students have created unique works of art and explored the works of historical and contemporary artists, investigated critical theories in art, and created extensive documentation of their art making processes in a series of sketchbook entries.
FMHS IB students are proud to showcase works of art created in fulfillment of the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts requirements. The artworks presented at the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center explore a wide range of visual media including traditional and digital photography, acrylic and oil painting, pen and ink, printmaking, fiber arts, sculpture, ceramics, and more.

Ava Williams

The Capital Gallery exhibit’s title, Time Kills, plays into Ava Williams’ personal life experiences that have pushed her to create the messages in her artworks. As an 18-year-old artist, Ava feels as if there is a bittersweet nature in the fact that so much time has passed in her perspective, but also so much is left to live.
The general theme in her self-inserted portrait works is curated around the idea of growing up and struggling to let go of the vivid imagery stuck in her mind. Time Kills is an exhibition focusing on an exploration of mediums representing details of overlooked objects in her world. Colors, textures, and mediums are chosen specifically to exhibit the feelings expressed by those belongings- these “overlooked objects” have a story that resonates with life. Whether it be the artist’s face inserted in a world of ‘80s technology, or a collection of forgotten children’s toys, Williams believes that displaying these portraits in an artistic manner speaks to the general audience about voices that are begging to be heard.
Opening night for both exhibitions will be during Art Walk on March 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. Both exhibitions will be on display through March 28. Friday Nights at Sidney’s will also present Havy Rodriguez with Miami Splash during Art Walk at Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden from 7 to 11 p.m.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information call 239-333-1933 or visit the website at www.sbdac.com

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