Sanibel artist, couple show support for WGCU
Sanibel residents Dr. Mark and Gretchen Banks made the winning bid for Myra Roberts’ original acrylic painting, “Tickled Pink,” at an auction held in February at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers to benefit WGCU Public Media. The event also featured a guided tour of the Sanibel-based artist’s “Dream Peace” exhibition. Former Minnesotans, the Banks began visiting Sanibel in the late 1960s and have been residents for a decade. WGCU, in partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida, chose Roberts as one of five “2016 Makers: Women Who Make Southwest Florida” for her impact in the arts and social justice.