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Recaptured and Save The Reef exhibits at Davis Art Center in June

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The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center offers two earth friendly art exhibitions in June.
The 13th annual June juried art show “Recaptured” will be featured in the Grand Atrium. In the Capital Gallery on the second floor, a fiber art show “Save the Reef” will be on display.
The opening night receptions take place during Art Walk on Friday, June 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden will also be open from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago. The U.S. is the king of trash, producing a world-leading 250 million tons a year—roughly 4.4 pounds of trash per person per day. This year’s artists challenge is focused on “recapturing” that waste and turning it into a desirable piece of art.
SBDAC’s annual juried art show Recaptured pays cash prizes to artists, the winner for Best In Show and SBDAC pick will be announced at 7:30 p.m. during the opening night. The people’s choice award will be announced during the Dueling Pianos music event on June 18 at 7:30 pm.

Doris Florig, Susie Kossman and Susie Yin

Save the Reef is an international effort presented by a team of 35 fiber artists who share an interest in educating the public about the need to conserve and preserve our fragile ocean environment. The artists are offering an interactive three-dimensional exhibit surrounding the attendees with texture and color. The art communicates messages intended to stimulate discussion and promote action needed to protect our environment for future generations.
The installation represents the three zones of interdependent coral reef ecosystems: Mangrove Forest; Sea Grass; and Coral Reef. Each zone is comprised of free-standing fiber sculptures and wall-hung tapestries.
This textile exhibition with a conservation message is currently scheduling a global tour for the next five years, says project spokesperson Doris Florig.
Sidney’s Sculpture Garden and Reception Area is open to the public during Art Walk from 6 p.m. till midnight. Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. on the rooftop with DJ Selecta AJ.
Mangroves as Poetry, an evening of poetry presented by Zan Lombardo in conjunction with the Save The Reef exhibit will change what we all thought we knew about mangroves. This will take place on Tuesday, June 8 in the Grand Atrium from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in downtown Fort Myers.
Both shows will be on display through Thursday, June 24. For more info, visit www.sbdac.com or call 239-333-1933.

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