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August 8th- August 14, 2023 Check out next week’s classes, workshops and events!
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
Francesco Gillia – Instructed Life Drawing: Gestural and Structural Approach to the Figure (18+) Beginner-Pro Level
4 Wednesdays August 9th – August 30th
Students both beginning, intermediate and advanced can learn from Francesco’s excellent
teaching methods, knowledge, humor, passion for the human form and all aspects of fine art.
Students are fortunate to have an artist of his level as instructor.
Painting with Francesco (Ages 18+)
4 Thursdays August 10th – August 31st
If you are interested in an oil painting class where you can learn as a beginner or be pushed
to the next level as a seasoned artist, Francisco’s class is for you. You will see progress from
the first lesson on. Mix colors like a pro or make your compositions better. It’s like a college
level class only more fun.
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Alcohol Ink Series
4 Thursdays August 10th – August 31st
Experience the creative medium of alcohol ink. Alcohol inks are bold and beautiful and
create artwork and jewelry that cannot be duplicated. No two pieces are ever alike making
this medium distinct and unconventional. Artist/Instructor Pamela Signorelli will lead you
through this four session on various techniques, how to use different tools, and ways to
manipulate these vibrant Inks.
Introducing Art-Tini Nights!
Friday August 11th 6:00PM – 9:00PM
This summer join the Alliance every 2nd Friday of the month as we get your creative juices
flowing with craft cocktails. Each class will feature a different art project and 3 tasty ‘Tinis
per participant. In August we’ll be creating needle-felted landscapes. This class is perfect
for a GNO, a fun date night or a just a great way to wind down after a busy week!
This class is for those 21 and over only
Tierra and Friends World Movement and Music
(Ages 0-6) 4 Thursdays August 10th – August 31st
Tierra & Friends is a world music organization for children and families! We strive to provide
high-quality musical experiences for all. Our organization began in 2017, and since then, we
have worked with thousands of children in NYC, Miami, and Southwest Florida.
Through our world music and movement programs for schools, children learn about diversity,
the basics of music theory, music appreciation, and so much more.
Register (0-6 Years) Click Here.
Tierra and Friends Drop in Pass
If you can’t make a 4 class session, but would like to try out a class, this Drop In Pass is for you!
Purchase 1 pass to use for any 1 Tierra & Friends class. To purchase 1 class at a time please call
the Alliance at (239)939-2787 or Click Here.
For more information about Tierra & Friends Visit our Website
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.
In the Gallery
Susan Martin, Into the Green: Botanical Insights Exhibition
August 4th – August 26th
Opening Reception: August 4th, 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!
Susan Martin has been fascinated by the visual richness of the botanical world since childhood.
Her Botanica Series reflects this consuming interest in the variety of colors, shapes, and lines
found in nature. Strong light reveals intriguing forms and textures. From the mass of plant life,
Martin carves out tightly cropped compositions, eliminating unessential elements and paring
down the painting subject to what first attracted her.
Theatre Lobby Gallery: Jade Griffin
“The First Theatre Production” (2023) is a collection of narrative-driven oil paintings created
over this calendar year by Visual Artist Jade Griffin. This body of work crosses the boundaries
of normalcy and what is acceptable. It pushes the boundaries of how we see ourselves and
strangers in everyday life. Cartoonish facial features, exaggerated scenes, and extended limbs
offer a new perspective on humanity through each piece. Jade’s artistic vision is influenced by
George Condo’s Artificial Realism movement. 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.