The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center offers two beautiful art exhibitions in August. The Feminine Mystique, a solo exhibition by Lesley Morrow will be featured in the Grand Atrium. In the Capital Gallery, view the third annual Carded Miniature Masterpieces.
The opening reception takes place on Friday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. and will be on display through Aug. 27.
From the beginning of time women have always been a mystery. They are emotional beings that convey themselves in so many ways, they are a force of nature. That they can be vulnerable yet have such endurance and strength, it is evidenced in their faces every day. Artist, Lesley Morrow expresses the feminine experience, the mystique, through each brush stroke and use of color. Her paintings are bold, raw, and sensitive to the eye. She expresses the feminine experience, the mystique through contemporary portraiture that has included both celebrity and iconic women, capturing not only the strength she sees in these women and their faces but also the chaos behind the façade. Through the body of her work, you can see a roadmap through pieces of Morrow’s psyche that show you her own core strength.
Currently, Lesley is an artist in residence at the Union Artist Studios in Fort Myers working in acrylic, oil, airbrush and mixed media. She has exhibited in local SW Florida galleries including the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, DAAS Gallery, Space 39, Arts For Act, the Loft, Chico’s TAGA Gallery and the Alliance for the Arts. Her work can be found in public and private collections locally and internationally.
Carded Miniature Masterpieces comes back again for the third year. SBDAC called for artists of all mediums to participate. These miniature masterpieces will all be 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches in size.
The origin of the modern trading card is associated with cigarette cards first issued by the US-based Allen and Ginter tobacco company in 1875. They were the precursors of the sports cards and other trading cards. An important influence on the ATC concept were art movements of the 20th century which advocated a more popular art: Art not for museums or auctions but from and within everyday life. The first artist trading card dates back to 1997 in Zurich and started as a collaborative cultural performance. The Artist Trading Card project builds on different traditions. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries tracing its heritage back to the illustrated manuscripts of scribes in the Far East and Europe through the Middle Ages.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. Visit www.sbdac.com or call 239-333-1933 for more information.