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BIG ARTS launches virtual gallery for ‘Fast Forward’

BIG ARTS recently launched a virtual gallery on its Website of the exhibit “Fast Forward,” which features seven up-and-coming artists who are alumni of Florida SouthWestern State College. Curated by FSW's Humanities and Fine Arts Chair Dana Roes, it showcases a wide variety of styles and ...

Friends of Cayo Costa auctioning photo

Local photographer Steve Russell recently donated to the Friends of Cayo Costa a photo shot of Cayo Costa taken in late 2016. The 20-by-30 photo is stretched on canvas. The nonprofit organization is auctioning off the piece to the highest bidder, with a minimum bid of $250. Bids can be placed ...

Call for artists

The Arts for ACT Gallery is taking entries for its juried exhibit, “Altars, Shrines, Ditty Boxes and Cabinets of Curiosities 2,” to open July 2. Two- and three-dimensional works in any media welcome. Use your imagination and creativity to express the theme. Create personal shrines, icons, ...

Environmental art contest winners announced

Keep Lee County Beautiful recently announced the winners in the 32nd annual “Leave The Scene Clean” Calendar Art Contest. The contest drew hundreds of entries from students, representing public, private and home schools in Lee County. Submitted work was judged on artistic execution and ...

Shell museum to present lecture series for milestone anniversary

In celebration of its 25-year anniversary milestone, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum will present a new lecture series available virtually and free of charge via Zoom. Extending through the fall, it will spotlight some of the diverse connections between shells and different fields of ...

Island school taking annual student musical online

The Sanibel School's performing arts students will put on a virtual performance of a Disney classic, with a twist, this week and the community is invited to secure their tickets and enjoy the show. On June 10 and 11 at 6:30 p.m., the youths will present “Disney's Aladdin Jr.” Tickets are ...

County library system providing virtual programming

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library, is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages: ADULT PROGRAMS - June 11: Beginning Basic Genealogy Research at 10 a.m. Seminar will cover the Ten Steps to Genealogical Research success and how to ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: SENIOR AEROBIC EXERCISE Senior Aerobic Exercise will be held on June 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Cost is $5. LIVING LIFE CURRENTLY Living Life Currently will meet June 10 at 1 ...

CROW Calendar of Events

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife's AWC Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, will present the following: - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9 Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises at 12:30 p.m. The life of a gopher tortoise revolves around its burrow. These tortoises ...

Recreation center registering for youth summer camp

The Sanibel Recreation Department's Summer Day Camp will be held from June 21 through July 30 — no camp on July 5 — from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The program is available to children entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Refer to the ...