Rescheduled Frida Kalho inspired exhibit at DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery

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In the month of July, DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts features the work of a number of Southwest Florida artists, invited and challenged to create pieces inspired by the iconic surrealist painter Frida Kalho.
The exhibition (originally scheduled for April) was postponed due to the pandemic situation. The show features works in multiple mediums, following the prospectus on the gallery’s website. The new opening reception is scheduled for Friday, July 3 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through Aug. 1.
A social distancing-conscious after-party event will follow at 9:30 p.m., right there at the Butterfly Estates, in the outdoor bar space nestled between DAAS Co-Op and Thrifty Garden. This space, christened Atala Wine & Beer Bar, provides a nature-inspired experience, amongst the butterflies and flowers abundant around the complex. The Atala Wine & Beer Bar is a collaborative project between the shops and a great alternative to the hustle and buzzle of other parts of downtown Fort Myers.
For president and member artist David Acevedo, Frida is an idol and an incredible source of inspiration. “I do not know or fully understand my connection to this woman and how I feel when I contemplate her paintings,” says Acevedo, who is also participating in the invitational exhibition. “She persevered through the heartaches, ailments and so many other circumstances, but never gave up. She was resilient and always found a way to continue painting and that, I think, it’s very much how I am. Frida lives in my heart and that is why we wanted to dedicate this exhibition to her.”
He continued, “We invite all Southwest Florida art collectors, supporters and enthusiasts to join us for the opening reception. As always, the gallery will be filled with the most beautiful inventory of art, fine crafts, apparel, sculptures, pottery and jewelry, all produced here by the member artists.”
DAAS Co-Op is located at 1815 Fowler St., Unit 3, in Fort Myers. Temporary business hours are Friday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information about gallery and/or how to become a member can be found at or by calling 239-590-8645.


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