FLOR500, a participatory art project developed by Xavier Cortada and regionally curated by Mary Sullivan Voytek, present more than fifty artists from across the state of Florida. They added their flower to an arrangement of 500 native wildflowers commemorated for the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s landing. Florida Gulf Coast University’s Main Art Gallery in Fort Myers is hosting a month long exhibit featuring area 7 artists plus 2 artists from other regions of the state.
Nancy Baur Dillen, artist from region 6, was asked to include her painting Dame Baybean. The work will be on display May 17-June 13. Saturday, May 17 starting at 9 am Native Plant Society will host all day nature activities at FGCU. These activities are open to the public.
The exhibition at the Florida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery is located at 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, in Fort Myers.
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 17th, 2:20pm-3:00pm - Xavier Cortada will speak about the FLOR500 Project before the opening reception in the Student Union Ballroom. (Second floor)
A gallery reception with wine and cheese will be available for artists, community, and conference attendees Saturday, May 17 from 5-7 pm.
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