Arts + Culture

The Power of Color in Art

Three Southwest Florida artists embrace vibrant hues to create meaningful visuals.
Artist Mary Day
Artist Profile

This Naples Artist Weaves Wonders

For Mary Day, weaving is an artform ripe for human expression.
Swing Bridge 2021 Austin Bell (Kodak Brownie Target Six-20)
Arts + Culture / The Present

Marco Island’s Retro Photographer Austin Bell

Marco Island Historical Society's curator Austin Bell uses vintage cameras to immortalize local landmarks that have been moved or reimagined.
Seminole Art

Preserving Seminole Arts

Through pottery, weaving, storytelling and woodworking, the Osceola-Zepeda family carry on the rich history, traditions and enduring legacy of the Seminole tribe.
Artist Profile

This architect-turned-artist captures the essence of water through dynamic paintings

Known for his design of amenity facilities at Grey Oaks, Mediterra and Collier's Reserve, Richard Diedrich manipulates paint and canvas to capture...
Suzanne and Norman Cohn

Inside Naples’ Best Table Art Collection

Suzanne and Norman Cohn's table art collection reflects a life spent cultivating love, abundance, beauty and fellowship.
Marcus Jansen

Southwest Florida’s only blue-chip artist expands his reach

Renowned artist Marcus Jansen tells us about his new work and private studio in Fort Myers.
The Mound House

The Mound House May Just Be SWFL’s Best-Kept Secret

This historic home-turned-museum contains more than two centuries of Southwest Florida history and sits on top of ancient Calusa shell mound.
Fort Myers artist Shimul Chowdhury
Artist Profile

Fort Myers artist Shimul Chowdhury on identity

The second-generation Bangladeshi-American's studio practice revolves around identity and multicultural crossroads.
Naples Creative Power Couple

Naples’s Creative Power Couple

Interior designer Jeffrey Fisher and artist Juan Carlos Collada share their home, careers and lives that they have built around their shared...
Italian artist Francesco Gillia
Artist Profile

This Italian painter is breaking traditional beauty standards in Southwest Florida

Fort Myers-based Francesco Gillia emphasizes the imperfect perfection of the human body through his figurative paintings.
Destiny, oil on canvas
Arts + Culture

This modern-impressionist exhibit in Naples explores social issues and the depth of relationships.

Harmon-Meek Gallery dives into the layers of Cuban artist Reynier Llanes' work with a solo show.
Sara Abalan
Artist Profile

This Naples artist captures the organic beauty of Florida’s wild landscapes

Inspired by the Everglades, Naples Botanical Garden and other locales, former magazine illustrator Sara Abalan highlights the region's flora through her paintings...
John Loscuito
Curator's Corner

Florida Gulf Coast University’s gallery director aims to build a world-class museum on campus

FGCU's John Loscuito has hypercharged the university's art programming with thought-provoking programming and a growing permanent collection—and he has no intention of...
HOME Feature

A woodworker creates the dream nature-inspired home in Naples

Naples custom furniture designer Greg Kutz and his family craft a home that pays homage to Florida's authentic landscape.
Cori Craciun Studio

Peek into the creative process of a Naples woodworker with stunning furnishings

Cori Craciun shares her love for Mother Nature through organic home decor and furnishings.
Carlos Gámez

This Cuban artist blends Renaissance and contemporary themes to stunning results

Fort Myers-based Carlos Gámez de Francisco's painting and photography showcase a modern take on portrait art.
Heath Family Christmas Trees

After 50 years, Heath Christmas Trees Remains the Go-To for Fresh Holiday Trees

Every year, the Heath family trucks down thousands of Fraser and Balsam firs from their Wisconsin farm to deck the halls for...
Local musician handcrafts wooden guitars in his Naples studio
Artist Profile

Local Musician Handcrafts Wooden Electric Guitars

From his studio in the Naples Art District, Tyler MacDonald handcrafts electric guitars with precision and passion, creating a symphonic experience for...
Celebrate / The Jewels

From Heirlooms to Modern Keepsakes

In her Naples studio, Amanda Jaron turns heirloom jewels into modern keepsakes.
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