UPDATE: CCA, Rauschenberg exhibit opening canceled
UPDATE: The Captiva Civic Association and Rauschenberg Residency have canceled the opening reception on March 19 for the “Rauschenberg Residency: Exploration and Experimentation” exhibit.
The Captiva Civic Association and Rauschenberg Residency will hold an opening reception on March 19 for a first-ever collaborative exhibit, “Rauschenberg Residency: Exploration and Experimentation.”
It will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Captiva Civic Center.
Internationally renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg moved to Captiva in 1970. He purchased and repurposed adjacent residences to create working spaces-studios. The island remained Rauschenberg’s home and primary workplace until his death in 2008, according to CCA officials.
The Rauschenberg Residency opened its doors to artists from the United States and around the world in 2012. Since then, over 500 artists have been in residence, briefly making Captiva their home and finding magic in its bounty and beauty. The studios, houses and property function together as a creative center that welcomes artists of all disciplines to live, work and create.
Each residency session runs for five weeks. When the residency ends, some artists have left behind work. “Rauschenberg Residency” showcases 30 of those pieces, created by about 28 artists.
The gallery is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m.; viewings are also available by appointment. For more information, visit www.ccacaptiva.org or call 239-472-2111.
The Captiva Civic Center is at 11550 Chapin Lane, Captiva.