SW Florida Fine Craft Guild exhibit at Cape Coral Library

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Hand in Hand Art, an exhibition showcasing original handmade art pieces created by members of the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild will be featured in the gallery of Cape Coral Library located at 921 SW 39th Terrace Nov. 2 through Dec. 30.
The gallery, sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library, is designed to give local artists the opportunity to share their work in a public forum without fees or commissions.
The SWFFCG is the only 3-D art guild in Southwest Florida and has been encouraging high standards of performance and accomplishment in fine crafts since 1971, according to Christine Vogensen, guild president who is a mixed media artist. Members create art employing metal, glass, wood, stone, fiber, clay, mixed media and photography. Currently there are more than 70 active members of the Guild. Within the art community they provide teaching demonstrations, art scholarships and local exhibitions. Guild meetings are held monthly at the Cape Coral Arts Studio, on Coronado Parkway. “Each work in the exhibition represents an artist’s feelings, thoughts and imagination which they use to manipulate an art medium or mediums to craft a handmade art piece,” Vogensen explained. “Some pieces are individually created while others may be a collaboration of two or more artists. The results are unique art objects crafted by creative hands and minds.” All work in the guild’s exhibition is strictly juried and must be original, she emphasized. Pieces made from kits, commercial patterns, molds, decals or patterns that are the dominant design are not acceptable. No giclees or reproductions are permitted in guild member shows.
Exhibitions at the library may be viewed during regular business hours. For more about the library gallery, email


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