Monday, July 27, 2015

Joe LeMay, William Garcia and ACT Members Group Exhibit

Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, August 7, 2015 from 6 to 10 pm for the opening reception and art walk for August 2015.  This month, ACT Gallery will feature Artist and Illustrator Joe LeMay in the main gallery, William Garcia in the office gallery and 8 ACT Member Artists and Volunteers in the white gallery room.   

Joe LeMay was born and raised in the Midwest, but made the move down to Southwest Florida in 1998. In 2004, he went to study art in Savannah, Georgia where he graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Illustration.  After getting his B.F.A., he returned to Fort Myers and began working in freelance illustration.  His freelance work has included children’s book illustration, logo design, poster design and comic strip illustration. Although his gallery work draws upon his background in illustration it branches out into several different styles and techniques, a luxury not often afforded the free-lance illustrator.  It is this artistic freedom, which continues to inspire him to experiment and to enjoy the process of making art.  However, it may manifest itself.  Joe is currently living and working out of Cape Coral, FL.  This is the 3rd year; Joe has been the main gallery feature artist.  His art is both whimsical and playful yet he shows he is a master illustrator and painter.    

William Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba in 1971.  He is a Cuban Painter and Sculptor.  He studied in in San Alejandro, a higher institute of plastic art.  His inspiration is in his daily life, William translates what he sees in images, it may take months for that design to accomplish what his muse wants to tell on the canvas and want he wants to express.  Focus, is a big aide to Garcia in creating his works.  He never loses his inspiration to create.  He creates and enjoys every moment and go on forever indulging in his passion.   Garcia has had several expositions in Havana Cuba, at the Museum of Decorative Arts.  From 2005 to 2009, he worked in Europe especially in Bilbao Spain, and France.  He has a permanent exposition in the gallery of Mr. Lozano Arrue Ramon in Bilbao Spain.  
Garcia has lived in Miami less than two years.  Garcia will be showing a collection of works in oil that show a very humanistic, sensitive and feminine appeal.
In the white gallery this month, ACT Gallery will feature eight Artist Volunteers, who run the gallery on a daily basis.  These member artists are Larry Garland, Becky Sandbek, Linda Benson, Vic Delnore, Susan Mills, Flo Collins, Michael Pohlman and Kim Kraft-Beckler.  Each will have four pieces of art in their discipline, which will include collage, oil and acrylic painting, gourd art, mixed media, illustrations, sketches and watercolors.  Come view these creative artworks of the ACT member Artist/Volunteer exhibit and support ACT Gallery.  

These exhibits continue through Monday, August 31, 2015.   

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