Monday, May 11, 2015

June 5th Artists Schulz, Vernier-Pesce and Blue Crayonz Fundraiser at ACT Gallery

Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, June 5, from 6 to 10 pm for the opening reception and art walk for our June featured artists: “Hidden Drawings by Renee Schulz in the main gallery. Showing off the main gallery: Artist, Chris Vernier-Pesce, and Blue Crayonz Fundraiser to benefit Children of Autism.  These exhibits continue through June 29, 2015.  

In the Main Gallery – Renee Schulz
"Hidden Drawings" by Renee Schulz

Renee has been an active artist for over 10 years, with experiences ranging from employment as a caricature artist for a local art shop to earning a BFA in Drawing and Painting from SUNY New Paltz. With an expressive fine art background, she has attained an exceptional eye for color, composition, and sketching.  Post graduation, Renee moved to New York City where she built upon her scholastic expertise with practice in photography, graphic design, fashion design and editorial illustration. Renee currently lives in Fort Myers, Florida where she continues to network with a variety of creative and innovative industry professionals.  She continues to broaden her perspective on the arts, mix different forms, and create new styles for unique works of art.

In the White Gallery – New Works by Chris Vernier-Pesce
Good Old Girl by Chris Vernier-Pesce

Chris Vernier-Pesce is a naturally gifted Artist.  Born and raised in Michigan, she created her first piece in 1971; worked the outdoor art circuit, and then, left her passion behind to pursue a career as an organization and employee development consultant.  Now, retired, and happily living in Southwest Florida, Chris has resumed her painting with fervor.  She finds inspiration in a wide variety of subjects and continues to challenge herself with new subject matter and new techniques in acrylic and in watercolor.  All of her works reflect a consistent positive, uplifting expression of life.  “If my work puts a smile on your face, then my goal as an artist has been achieved,” says Chris.

 Off the Main Gallery – Blue Crayonz Fundraiser
To be sold to support Blue Crayonz

" Blue Crayonz Inc is a non profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder receive community services. Local artists and students have donated art to help fund  a Sensory Room for a local school.   Help us provide these kids with a safe and therapeutic space by buying the donated art from this fundraiser.