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Border(less)

April 6 at 6:00 pm - April 24 at 5:00 pm

FSW Arts

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Border(less)

borderlessExperience the power of student artwork! This April, “Border(less)” opens in downtown Fort Myers, featuring Florida Southwestern State College art students. Take part in this exciting exhibition from some of Southwest Florida’s brightest young artists, opening Friday, April 6th!

The “Border(less)” exhibition is a collection of work from a portfolio painting course and a conceptual art class. The broad notion of “Borders/Bordered/Borderless” was explored in hopes that its suggestion of inclusion/exclusion, the contained and the contiguous, the native, the neighboring, and the nomadic would inspire a wide range of artistic responses to the theme. Students worked with these themes when preparing their pieces for the “Border(less)” exhibition, opening during April’s Art Walk in 2nd floor the Capital Gallery at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

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by Lewisa Major

Enjoy this inspiring art opening, featuring student artists Amy Boomgaard, Joshann Burdick, Martha Delacruz, Peter Engdahl, Alejandro Gomez, Holly Hagan, Alyssa Hartford, Dalton Howard, Lewesa Major, Shannon O’Regan, Grant Syllaba, Jose Vanegas, and Barbara Ann Wikoff. “Border(less)” was organized by Dana Roes at Florida Southwestern State College.

Border(less)
Opens: Friday, April 6th • 6pm – 10pm
In the 2nd floor Capital Gallery
Closes: April 24th
Free Admission

The Media Exploration class of Florida Southwestern State College will
be at the Franklin Shop windows and upstairs at the Davis Art Center April 6th,
continuing their conceptual protest piece, Am I Next, which was originally
performed at the “March for our Lives” protest in Centennial Park on March
24, 2018.
This piece reflects the collaborative ideas of the artists involved in hopes of
sending a message of solidarity with those pushing for common sense gun
laws in the wake of continuous mass shootings. The group that conceived this
work is comprised of responsible gun owners and non-gun owners alike. The
body bags represent the innocent lives already lost to unnecessary violence and
suggest that they are waiting to welcome the next victims. Our shirts pose the
question “Am I Next?”, a question asked by many Americans today, especially
children who feel unsafe at school and their parents. The color white
represents the hope all of us share that those in power will act upon their
promise to protect their constituents.
In conjunction with the Franklin shop windows, Am I Next is being performed
tonight at the upstairs of the Davis Art Center with the “Border-less” painting
exhibition. It is an endurance piece that raises questions about how long we
must wait for reasonable changes in our gun laws and pays homage to all who
have lost their lives to gun violence.​​​​
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Start:
April 6 at 6:00 pm
End:
April 24 at 5:00 pm
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Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Phone:
2393331933

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