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‘Wings’ exhibit opens to public at Bailey Homestead Preserve

By Staff | Oct 30, 2018

PHOTO PROVIDED “Florida Butterflies” by Carolyn Johns

Sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Sanibel Captiva Art League, “Wings” is the theme of the November art exhibit that is showing at SCCF’s Bailey Homestead Preserve.

Open to SCCF and art league members, the exhibit features fresh works of art.

“This is our first exhibit together with SCCF and the first art exhibit in the Bailey house,” SCAL Vice President Anita Force Marshall said. “It’s a great collaboration with SCCF, whose foundation truly makes Sanibel a unique and special island filled with natural beauty.”

The public can view the exhibit now to Nov. 29, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. All of the artwork on display is for sale, with a portion of each sale being donated to SCCF and its work.

“This exhibit is mutually beneficial for both organizations and we showcase aspects of both organizations,” Jenny Evans, manager of the SCCF Native Landscapes and Garden Center, said. “Participants – and hopefully visitors – are able to focus on a topic related to SCCF, while SCAL can highlight their artistic talents. Plus, I think it’s a good way to spread awareness about both SCCF and SCAL, so both organizations can reach new people outside of their traditional audiences.”

PHOTO PROVIDED “Owl Trio” by Martha Grattan

The public is invited to stop by to check out the exhibit.

“I think you will be surprised at the different ways that the artists have interpreted the theme of wings,” she said. “The quality of the art is terrific, and it’s wonderful that so many artists were excited about the exhibit, the collaboration with SCCF and SCAL, and decided to enter a work of art.”

For more information, visit sccf.org or sancapart.com.

The Bailey Homestead Preserve is at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

PHOTO PROVIDED “Looking Up Donax” by Peter Zell