Marco Island, December 21, 2018: - Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to the January “Comic Relief” exhibition. Using cartoons, graphics, illustrations, fanciful narratives, and images with texts the exhibit’s six artists explore how elements of comics are no longer disposable entertainment but have become their own visual language. From the most charming to the rock ‘em sock ‘em superheroes, they all tell a story and some an opinion. The artists displaying in “Comic Relief” are: Kayleigh Castle, David Horton, Lee Horton, Betty Newman, Douglas Smith and Michael White. The curator of the exhibition is Judith Becker.
Starting in the 1960’s Pop Icons such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein were adopting imagery from the comics and assimilating it into their work. From that time forward, a number of artists began to use the comic-book medium in more complex artful ways. According to Art Critic Philip Kennicott “We laugh with the thinking part of our brain not the feeling part.” Comic artists never considered their art would be placed in such thought-filled institutions as galleries or museums!
Come laugh with us and attend the “Comic Relief” exhibition from December 31, 2018 - January 29, 2019, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The opening reception called Second Tuesday is from 5:30 – 7:00 pm on January 8th. No reservations are required. There is a suggested $10 donation for non-members. Our Taste of the Arts appetizers and samplings with an Italian flair for this month’s exhibition reception will be provided by the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort Pazzi’s restaurant, 400 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island.
The artist showcased in the La Petite Galerie is Don Agnello. His images isolate repeating forms, geometrical angles, reflective surfaces and other shapes that are observed in the modern urban high-rise landscape.
Save the Date!
Jebry and Friends
Jazz by Harry James Big Band Singer
January 15, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Peter and Will Anderson Jazz Trio
Sold out concerts in 2016-2018
January 29, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
The Gala “Celebrate Art by the Sea”
February 16, 2019, Island Country Club, Marco Island
About Marco Island Center for the Arts
Founded in 1969 by a dedicated group of artists and patrons, the non-profit Art Center has developed into a place to gather, to learn and to become inspired. The program offerings include classes and workshops for adults and children. The Art Center brings a wide variety of arts to the community including visual, music, literature, and special presentations. It is a showcase for local, national and international artists in many disciplines.
Mission: To Promote Education and Appreciation of the Arts.