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Sanibel artist to host Artist Talk at Alliance for the Arts

By Staff | May 22, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Sanibel artist Myra Roberts with her portraits of Frida Kahlo and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

One might ask, what does Aretha Franklin have in common with Ruth Bader Ginsberg or Georgia O’Keeffe or possibly Angelina Jolie. These notable and accomplished women are members of a select art exhibit featuring their portraits, now showing at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.

The portraits of the women, together with Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Emma Gonzalez, Audrey Hepburn and Anita Hill, were selected by Sanibel artist Myra Roberts as subjects for her newest exhibit because of their contributions to the well-being of woman and the world.

Each portrait has a story to share, and Roberts often captures the theme of their stories in a message she scrolls on the side, top and bottom of their portraits.

Learn about these women, why they chosen as subjects and other inspiring details of their lives from Roberts at an Artist Talk on May 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery, at 10091 McGregor Blvd.

Roberts, known for years for her vintage images of the Gulf Coast, has been focusing on social justice themes in her art for the last eight years. The outcome of the focus has been two high-impact exhibits – “Project Tolerance, The Faces of Anne Frank,” which first appeared in 2011 at the Sanibel Public Library, and “Dream Peace,” which was exhibited at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in February.

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For more information, call 239-939-2787 or visit www.artinlee.org.