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Artshow features islanders on Jan. 10

By Staff | Jan 7, 2015

San-Cap Art League members Sylvia Kasparies, left, and Terry Shattuck show their work on the veranda at Bailey's Center. PHOTO PROVIDED

The rare chance to see them in action and to purchase their works happens Jan.10, with artists with the second Sanibel-Captiva Art League outdoor exhibit holding an art show and sale on the veranda at the Bailey’s Center shopping complex in Sanibel.

The “January Thaw” show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature artworks in a variety of mediums. Because the veranda area is under cover, the show will be held rain or shine. Additional San-Cap Art League shows at Bailey’s and other island locations are planned through the season.

Art League president Kathy Taylor said about a dozen artists will showcase themselves, each selling work and demonstrating their techniques and sharing with visitors.

“Every painting has a story,” Taylor said. “It’s also an opportunity to chitchat, getting a feeling for the (artist), see the range of their techniques.”

Artists in the Jan. 10 show feature work in watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastels. Prints this year will be available.

The San-Cap Art League is a non-profit organization formed to promote public interest in and appreciation of the fine arts. The group this year celebrates its 51-year anniversary. Members strive to create art, grow through critiques and sharing, sponsor exhibitions, promote art education and support community art. The group holds monthly educational meetings and weekly “paint-outs” for artists to paint at various locations around the islands and in the Fort Myers area.