A mask can cover, conceal or protect. It can disguise, amuse and frighten. A mask can be a physical object or merely an idea or concept. And on August 9, it will be the unifying theme of the Alliance for the Arts’ member exhibit.
This year, the Alliance for the Arts has invited its many member artists to submit artwork inspired by the theme “Mask” for its annual member exhibition. The show includes artwork in all mediums and will consist of both two and three-dimensional pieces. The exhibition opens with a public reception on Friday, August 9 from 5:00-7:30 p.m., with refreshments being generously provided by Costco.
The Alliance’s member artists will have to really excel this year if they hope to outshine the entries juried into last year’s Black & White member show. Challenged to create works devoid of color, the Alliance’s member artists produced more than four dozen highly imaginative and often evocative monochromatic paintings, collages and sculpture.
Paintings by Doug Patterson will be featured in the Member Gallery.
The exhibit runs August 9 through August 30.
The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries and gift shop are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1:00 on Saturdays.
The Alliance is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard. Please visit www.artinlee.org or call 239-939-2787 to become a member today.