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July 29- August 07, 2023   Check out next week’s classes, workshops and events!

Intro to Painting Impressionist Flowers
August 2nd 6:30-9:00PM  

If you love flowers and want to learn or improve your skills, then this 1 day
workshop is for you! Join Terry Lynn Spry as she leads through the process
of painting beautiful flowers in acrylic paint. Using photos from the instructor
and students, and real flowers we will create dynamic works of art!  

There is a $5 supply fee due to the Instructor at the beginning of class    

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Fluid Art Series: The Puddle Pour (18+) All Levels  
August 3rd 5:00PM-7:30PM  

Whether you are a beginner or advanced, these fluid art techniques
will be fully explained, demonstrated and you will go home with two
completed pieces. Canvas sizes are your choice between 12×12 and

Bring a tray or box to take home your wet paintings. Recommended paints,
consistency of paint, color palette, pouring mediums and additives will be
discussed. Every student will leave with a handout to assist with your fluid
art journey at home.  

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Hula Dance Classes 6 Fridays: August 4th-September 8th  

Marliss’ classes include 45 minutes of basic instruction in the style of Hawaiian,
Tahitian, Maori and Samoan including mastering performance dances and songs.

Students ages 3 – 9 practice from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Click Here  

Students 10 and older practice from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Click Here

Performances are held around the community 3-4 times a year. Costumes are required
at a minimal cost.  

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Painting With Terry Lynn AM, PM and Evening Classes
6 Tuesdays-August 8th – September 20th  

Join beloved instructor and painter, Terry Lynn Spry, for her weekly fine art painting
classes designed for the novice to the professional. Students are encouraged to work at
their own level, and with their subject and medium of choice. In this class, you can
expect to learn more about the spectrum of painting from realism to abstract, as well
as, studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing  

For AM Classes 9:30AM-12:30PM Click Here

For PM Classes 1:00PM-4:00PM Click Here

For Evening Classes 6:30PM-9:00PM Click Here  

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Call to Artists for September’s Juried Exhibit  
We believe in the healing power of art. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, we have seen a great
need for healing in our community. We are asking artists to create artwork about their experiences
during or after the storm in any capacity. It may be stories of resilience or trauma or loss. It can
evoke a wide range of emotions. It is meant to be cathartic and therapeutic and shareable,
something everyone can relate to in some way.  

Artists may submit 1 – 3 pieces for consideration for this exhibition. There is no entry fee.
We encourage artists to submit 2D and 3D artwork using found objects and recycled materials
collected after Hurricane Ian. Alternatively, we ask artists to submit artwork expressing their
experiences during and after Hurricane Ian. All media will be accepted, such as paint, collage,
photo, drawing, print, etc. Only original artwork will be accepted. No giclée.  

All entries must be submitted online no later than August 7 at 5pm. No materials will be accepted
at the Alliance – this exhibit is online entries only. Full details can be found on the Prospectus.   

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In the Gallery

Joan Sonnenberg: A Retrospective Exhibition   June 16-July 29  

Opening Reception: June 16, 5-7pm • See it first. See it free.

This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors and enjoy light refreshments provided by
Jayne Baker at this free event!   At the age of 5, Joan became interested in the real and imaginary facets
of art and life which have formed the basis of her artwork ever since. 

The 92-year-old artist maintains her lifelong daily art practice and four-mile walks to this day. Interested
in geometric patterns achieved through multiple reverse etching processes, Joan superimposes and stacks
up to ten images on top of each other, creating a complex montage of lines, shapes and patterns.  

Theatre Lobby Gallery: Christian de Jesus  

Christian De Jesus is an artist from Fort Myers Florida, who has placed and won in many art shows in the
area. His medium of choice is acrylic paint on canvas or cardboard, but he also uses clay and spray paints
on occasion. His art work introduces a deep look into real world things such as life and death. His art takes
inspiration from artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Choe, Andy Warhol, and movies like, Halloween,
House of 1000 Corpses, and Girl interrupted . Christian hopes to one day open a gallery of his own.    

Members Gallery: Summer Arts Camps   

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.  

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