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Members Showcase opens July 9 at Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda

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The Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda has a new exhibit opening in July.
Get ready to be wowed as 50 talented members take the spotlight from July 9 to Aug. 23 as the Visual Arts Center of Punta Gorda presents Members Showcase.
With three galleries filled to the brim, artists get to flaunt their creative flair. Picture this: each artist chooses up to 12 masterpieces, be it classic or cutting-edge, in a 5-foot showcase. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the artist through their body of work offering a unique glimpse into their creative journey. The diversity of mediums and styles is bound to captivate visitors, ranging from stunning oil paintings and delicate watercolors to intricate sculptures, innovative mixed media pieces, unique pottery, beautiful jewelry and more.

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Additionally, the exhibit fosters a sense of community among the artists, allowing them to connect, share inspiration, and celebrate each other’s achievements. Visitors can engage in enriching conversations with the creators, gaining insights into their processes, motivations, and the stories behind their works.
The awards reception is set for Thursday, July 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. The winners will be chosen by peer jurying from the artists displaying in the show.
Whether you are an art enthusiast, a collector, or simply looking to spend an afternoon immersed in creativity, the Members Showcase promises a memorable experience that highlights the vibrant artistic spirit of Punta Gorda.
Additionally, Visual Arts Center executive director Lisa Gallucci will have a talk July 10 at 5:30 p.m. about the 2024-2025 season of art coming up. Everyone is invited to come and find out what is going on. Lisa will give details of the Battle of the Brushes fundraiser featuring six local celebrities paired with six Visual Art Center Artists. The Gala Finale, where the art will be revealed, is scheduled for November.
A lot of questions & interest have been floating around about the big special exhibit in February of 2025 called Dreamings-Aboriginal Art of Australia. Details will be discussed along with other exhibits and events happening in the future. Everyone is invited to attend and light refreshments will be served.
The Visual Arts Center is located at 210 Maud St. in Punta Gorda. For more details, call 941-639-8810 or visit www.visualartcenter.org

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