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Rick Plummer, Herons Glen Artist Group at ACT Gallery

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Arts for ACT Gallery in downtown Fort Myers will hold a reception Friday, Feb. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. in conjunction with Art Walk for the opening for Rick Plummer’s exhibit in the main gallery and in the White Gallery, a group exhibit with The Heron’s Glen Artist Group.
Other than the first decade or so of his life, Rick Plummer has considered Fort Myers home. He grew up loving to sketch and paint and has continued those efforts over his entire life. After he married Madeleine and served in the Navy Hospital Corps he proceeded to dental school and then practiced in Fort Myers for 40 years. Now retired, he has devoted his time more intensely to art, recently illustrating a 100-year anniversary book for the famous LA restaurant Musso and Frank’s Grill (featured in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). Plummer enjoys the great benefit of having his two children and two grandchildren living nearby. Indeed, “Life is Good.”
“The paintings in this show represent different phases of my artistic endeavors. One group derives from the Musso and Frank collection, displaying the giclees that comprised the centerfold and a grouping of vignette headers. A second group is from a series named “Brakes and Accelerators” which references the personality types of the characters depicted. The last group is from paintings on metal that illustrate Florida scenes, largely, on Dibond, which is the aluminum material from which highway signs are made,” says Plummer.
The Herons Glen Artist Group was founded by three artists in 1997, Gary Olson, Art Williams and Jean Purins. Their goal was to bring together those who shared an active interest in visual arts. To provide opportunities for exhibiting members work and to stimulate the arts in the Herons Glen Community. The group offers workshops, with well-known artists from around the country, and weekly classes in watercolor and acrylic painting. Besides offering classes the group also gives back to the community by using their talents to paint murals at various locations throughout the community. The group’s annual fine art show, at Herons Glen Golf and Country Club, is in March and presents a great opportunity for the member artists to display, and sell, their work. The group now has 55 members.
This exhibit continues to Monday, March 2. The gallery is located at 2265 First St. in the River District. For more details, call 239-337-5050 or visit artsforactgallery.com.

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