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Alliance for the Arts Presents Transcendental: David Acevedo
Exhibit sponsored by Incredible Bank, on view June 7-June 29, 2024

FORT MYERS, FL (May 15, 2024) – The Alliance for the Arts invites the public to its opening reception for Transcendental: art by David Acevedo in the main gallery on June 7 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The free event features the works of DAAS CO-OP, Union Artist Studios and Arts & Eats Owner David Acevedo. The late David Hatchett’s exhibition titled Just Kidding will be in the Theatre Gallery featuring artwork that honors the late David Hatchett. Light refreshments will be provided by Jayne Baker. These exhibits will be on display from June 7-29, 2024 at 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.

Departure-David Acevedo

About the Artist

David Acevedo seeks to create a fantasy landscape where his memories and history can live in peace. He tries to learn from himself with every brush stroke and allow his mind to wander the state of subconsciousness that he falls into during the creative process. The color palette he uses varies from time to time because of the ever-changing mind that dictates it. Never one to follow recipes, Acevedo creates his own mixture of mediums until he feels content.

Tempestad-David Acevedo

After moving to Southwest Florida in 2000, Acevedo established a reputation as one of the primary artists in the community. He was awarded the title of Visual Artist of the Year in 2009 and received the Gulfshore Life Magazine FACE award in 2016 for his community work in diversity and inclusion. His first professional artist studio opened in 2006, later transforming into a pioneering art gallery for artists called DAAS. He co-founded the popular Fort Myers Art Walk in 2008 and served in the core committee for the event until 2012. He is a former member of the Fort Myers Public Arts Committee. From 2013 to 2020, Acevedo contributed as Arts Editor for TOTI Media Inc., publishing numerous articles for their five local and international publications. Acevedo’s work has been featured in many magazines, including Gulfshore Life, the Fort Myers Magazine, Happenings Magazine, the Fort Myers News-Press, D’Latinos Magazine, and others. He has exhibited in the United States, Spain, and China.

Theatre Gallery Artist: Just Kidding: The Art of David Hatchett

David Hatchett Headshot (Theatre Gallery Artist)

In the wake of his passing, Artist David Hatchett’s legacy continues to resonate. Hatchett, who earned an MFA from Rutgers University, was a fixture in lower Manhattan’s Soho lofts for over 45 years. During his lifetime, he cultivated a rich artistic landscape, creating sculptures, paintings, songs, and novels, each bearing his unmistakable mark of originality and creativity.

El Consejo-David Acevedo

Renowned for his visionary approach to artmaking, Hatchett possessed a keen ability to invent new methods of artistic expression. His work was imbued with a wicked sense of humor, reflecting his profound enthusiasm for life, kindness, and deep spirituality.

El Duro Silencio (The Hard Silence)- David Acevedo

Notably, Hatchett achieved the distinction of being the youngest artist to hold a one-man show at the Albright-Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY. Even after his passing, his artwork continues to captivate audiences.

Members Gallery: Summer Arts Campers 

Our Member Gallery walls will be covered with artwork from each session of Summer Arts Camps participants. Each session runs two weeks, with art rotating on the same schedule.

June’s gallery is generously sponsored by Incredible Bank

About Alliance for the Arts

The Alliance for the Arts is a nonprofit community visual and performing arts center located in the heart of Fort Myers, Florida. Since 1975, the Alliance has been committed to transforming lives and improving community through the arts. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, please call 239-939-2787, visit us at, find us on Facebook and  Instagram.

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