Mirrors, Reflections or Cantos at ACT Gallery

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Arts for ACT Gallery will host an opening reception on Friday, July 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. for its annual open themed group exhibit Mirrors, Reflections or Cantos.
ACT Gallery will feature a wide array of group artists that entered the themed open art exhibit. Artists were given three creative themes using reflections, mirrors or cantos to create paintings, sculpture and more.
The judge will pick the first, second, third and honorable mention prizes on Wednesday, July 3. Cash prizes will be awarded at the July 5 Art Walk.
Mirrors and reflections are enormously important in art, and so common a theme, that you should keep an eye out for them: They will help explain the work’s underlying meaning. The Greek root for Plato’s word idea, eidos, literally means not just image or likeness but an image reflected in water or mirror. Mirrors reflect light and thus reflect the world around us. Spiritually, light has symbolic attachment to illumination, awareness and wisdom. Therefore, in terms of spiritual symbolism, mirrors reflect truth. They reflect what is.
Canto is a principal form of division in medieval and modern long poetry. The word canto is derived from the Italian word for “song” or “singing”, which comes from the Latin cantus, “song”, from the infinitive verb canere, “to sing.” There is no specific format, construction or style for a canto and it is not limited to any one type of poetry. It is the curator’s hope that a canto can be incorporated into the 2 or 3D works.
Attendees can expect to see an array of eclectic, surreal, whimsical and realistic paintings, sculptures, watercolors, collage, oils, and photography for this month’s themed exhibit. Entries proved thought provoking and imaginative. The art ranged from professional to emerging, self-trained and “outsider” to highly skilled; there is truly something for everyone.
Come view these creative artworks from over 75 artists for this annual group exhibit and support ACT Gallery located at 2265 First St. in downtown Fort Myers. This exhibit continues through July 29.


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