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Myra Roberts is coming to The Laboratory Theater of Florida April 7th

Spokeswoman: Beyond the Brush – The Social Commentary and Lifestyle of Myra Roberts, April 7 at The Laboratory Theater of Florida

FORT MYERS, FL (March 13, 2019) – The Laboratory Theater of Florida: Education is proud to announce that Myra Roberts will be presenting a three-hour workshop on April 7th, beginning at 1 pm.

Beyond the Brush – The Social Commentary and Lifestyle of Myra Roberts will be an interactive afternoon encompassing various aspects of this powerful artist’s lifestyle that allow her to maintain the energy levels and balance her passions with the everyday demands she juggles.

Bring your appetite, yoga mat, and creative self! The afternoon will include a mini cooking session, including recipes of healthy and easy to prepare superfoods with servings for each participant, as well as a special yoga session. Don’t have a mat? Never fear – The Lab has a few available for use. Additionally, Myra will guide each participant through an empowerment exercise using her favorite medium, art.

This class is being offered on April 7th, starting at 1 pm. The class is $100 for the afternoon and is available at or by calling 239-841-4250. This class will be held in the new Arts Education Collective building behind the main theater.


Sanibel Island, Florida-based artist Myra Roberts, much of whose educational work focuses on portraits and/or social commentary issues, is working on a new exhibition titled “Spokeswoman.” Upon completion, Roberts will have about 30 paintings of remarkable women from the U.S. and throughout the world—living and deceased—who represent women’s empowerment and/or the ongoing struggle for human rights.

Roberts’ subjects are varied as diarist Anne Frank, artist Frida Kahlo, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient Malala Yousafzai, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, author Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and attorney and academic Anita Hill. Also featured will be former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, anti-Nazi political activist Sophie Scholl, Armenian Genocide survivor Aurora Mardiganian, Polish Underground heroine Irena Sendler, former First Lady Michelle Obama, and actress and social activist Audrey Hepburn.

Roberts has exhibited and lectured throughout the U.S., including at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center of Fort Myers; the Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington, Delaware (grant-funded); the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg; the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida; Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College. WGCU Public Media chose Roberts as one of five “2016 Makers: Women Who Make Southwest Florida.”

Her paintings are in public and private collections across the U.S. and Europe, including the estate of Robert Rauschenberg. She received letters of endorsement for her “Faces of Anne Frank” project from Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the Jane Goodall Institute.

Myra Roberts: Artist’s Statement

My painting style is influenced by my ongoing study of magazine advertisements from the early 1900s through the 1940s, and of historical posters.
I also follow the paths of artists who have a deep commitment to social equality and who firmly believe that art can speak volumes and educate viewers.
My happy sun-drenched beach art balances my conscience-raising art. I am preserving stories and faces for future generations.

Class size is limited. To secure your spot for this incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity to learn how to live “Beyond the Brush” call 239-841-4250.


The Laboratory Theater of Florida, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation, and the development of ensemble work. The company features ensemble productions, produces classic works, takes artistic risks, which both feature and challenge local performers. For more information visit or the physical location at 1634 Woodford Avenue, in the Fort Myers River District.