The art exhibitions are sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library and are designed to afford local artists the opportunity to share their work in a public forum.
Norman Cannon’s photographs, which cover a variety of subject matter, will be exhibited on all the walls of the gallery. His style is eclectic, operating on the premise if it looks good shoot it. “Photoshopping” is not in his vocabulary, since he believes in showing life’s beauty even if it may include defects. Cannon was selected by jury to display in the Cape Coral Arts Festival and the Estero Arts Festival.
Charles and Christine Dekkers are proud to show off their palm sheath art in two of the gallery’s display cases. They refer to their unique art form as “a labor of love” and stress the fact that each of the creations is made from recycled, organic and natural materials. This collection was inspired by the foliage downed during hurricane Irma, and the goal is to recycle nature’s gifts. The couple utilizes palm sheaths that have been soaked, steamed, shaped, sewn and dried plus other natural items such as dried flowers, abalone shells, Brazilian wood and gem stones.
Tom Higgins’ brightly colored boats, made from repurposed wood, will be on display in the large case in the gallery. The inspiration for the salvage ships came from a simple driftwood wall hanging he saw on the Internet. He took the concept and created his own design using discarded wood from construction sites and adding recycled or little-used items and found objects.
The Cape Coral Library is located at 921 SW 39th Terrace, and the current exhibition may be viewed during regular library business hours March 3 through May 7.