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Miville opening at HOWL Gallery proves a screaming success

By Staff | Jan 6, 2010

Rene Miville, left, with gallery owners, Alainna Zwiernik and Andy Howl.

Captiva resident, activist and artist Rene Miville made a triumphant return to the world of fine art on New Year’s Day through a new solo exhibition at HOWL Gallery in downtown Fort Myers.

Jan. 1 was the first Art Walk for 2010, and Miville was at the gallery to meet and greet fans new and old as they perused his artwork – despite the less than palatable weather conditions.

“It was a lot of fun. The show was great. There were just waves and waves of people coming in despite the adversarial circustances – crappy weather and the fact that it was Jan. 1. Every time I turned around there were new crowds of 50 or 60 people coming in,” Miville said, surprised but pleased with the tremendous turnout.

“People loved reading about the stories behind each of the pieces and the gallery sold some smaller pieces. All in all it was very nice event,” Miville said.

Miville’s exhibit will hang in the HOWL Gallery until February.

Siegfried Heydrich and Kerri Warwick were especially taken with Rene’s “Pentecostal Snake Worshippers” image.

You can learn more about HOWL Gallery by visiting www.HowlGallery.com.

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday by appointment only.

HOWL Gallery is located at 1514 Broadway, #101 in Downtown Fort Myers.

Learn more about Rene Miville at www.ReneMiville.com.

HOWL Gallery had a steady stream of admirers to Rene’s exhibition at Art Walk.

This piece is entitled “Sheriff’s Children” shows a deputy sheriff is distributing free hotdogs to children from Immokolee at the Collier County Sheriff’s Day for all the kids.

This piece entitled "Mother Earth" is a signature piece of Miville's. The image was made using salt water and sand as part of the developing process and was featured on a PBS special about Miville.