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Narrative Imagination: Figuring the Local

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The Village Shops on Venetian Bay

4200 Gulf Shore Boulevard North

Suite 206

Naples, FL 34103

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The work of three up-and-coming visual artists will be featured from mid-January through March in a pop-up gallery located in the Village Shops on Venetian Bay in Naples. Organized by the United Arts Council of Collier County, the exhibit presents paintings by Adriana Flores, Caitlin Rosolen-DeJesus and Marvin Rouse.
Rouse’s canvases are strikingly large. Vivid and extroverted, his densely packed images are populated with pulsing lines and bursts of patterning. Color has been at the forefront of his work for many years. He will be paired with chef Greg Shapiro on January 18 at one of the Naples Art Association’s “Dinner with Artists” events.
Flores and Rosolen-DeJesus are both products of the burgeoning art department at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Flores paints sober figurative tableaux that are reminiscent of the Spanish Old Masters. Her precisely constructed domestic scenes emerge from inky blackness, the figures bathed in bright light as if on a shallow stage. Rosolen-DeJesus is an abstract expressionist, inspired by the likes of Franz Kline and Clyfford Still. Her large-scale abstractions are gestural and emotionally commanding, though restrained in color.
The United Arts Council has organized exhibits of local artists in the Village Shops for the past several years. “It’s important to us that UAC member artists have a wide range of opportunities to show their work at community venues such as Venetian Bay,” says executive director Laura Burns. “Part of our mission is to promote local artists and cultural organizations and increase public awareness of their outstanding creativity.”
The United Arts Council is the state-designated local arts agency for Collier County. It provides information and services for artists, cultural organizations and the public, including an on-line calendar of arts events. The Council is also a provider of arts enrichment for grant-funded after-school programs in the county. For more information, call 239-254-8242 or visit the Council’s website at www.uaccollier.com .

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