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BIG ARTS offers annual artists studio tour, sale and reception

By Staff | Mar 31, 2010

Artist Jerry Edelman will take part in the Members Art Show & Sale at BIG ARTS on Friday, April 16.

Become better acquainted with local artists through the BIG ARTS Artists Studio Tour and the Members Art Show & Sale on Friday, April 16. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Studio Tour tickets are limited and can be purchased for $45.

Artists Studio Tour begins at BIG ARTS, where tour participants can enjoy coffee and pastries and pick up their tour map and information for the day, and view the art exhibits.

The artists on this year’s Studio Tour include sculptor James Hixson, glass artist Petra Kaiser, painters Heidi Keevins, Lance Koprowski, Rosalyn McGlynn and Susan Scott. Lunch will be at the Captiva Island Yacht Club.

The BIG ARTS galleries will also be open and feature the Southwest Florida Craft Guild Exhibit in Phillips Gallery, and an exhibit featuring artwork by Sue Baker, Carina Bjrck, Marcy Calkins, Paula Eckerty, Sarah Edwardson and Rita Mach Skoczen in Founders Gallery.

Anyone who does not wish to go on the tour of the artists’ homes can still support local artists by visiting the Member Art Show & Sale in Boler Garden and attend a wine and cheese reception with music by guitarist Mike McMillan at John Grey Painting, located at 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Suite 5 (Promenade Center across from the Sanibel Post Office) from 4 to 6 p.m.

"Man and Cello" by artist Heidi Keevins, one of this years' Artist Studio Tour participants.

Artists Studio Tour is supported by “mailto:TheGallery@Sanibelfaux.com”>TheGallery@Sanibelfaux.com by John Grey Painting.

For further information about the tour, programs at BIG ARTS, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.