March 06, 2020 to March 27, 2020
06:00 PM untill 05:00 PM
Art exhibitions for the month of March at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center! The Grand Atrium will feature a group showing including impressionist artist, Heidi Schmitz in Munich Meets Fort Myers. In the Capital Gallery on the 2nd floor, award-winning photojournalist Stephen Hayford will be showing realistic, and sometimes exaggerated, portraits of human behavior in plastic, his unique diorama show is titled Plasticity. Born in Munich, Germany, Heidi uses colors and techniques that reflect a European flair not commonly found in North America. Her style of mixed media abstracts strike a wonderful balance between form and color. She employs various layers of acrylic paint and elements of coffee, tar, sand, rust, and wax that gives these works an unusual depth. Her paintings show charming landscapes, picturesque views, and colorful still lives. Stephen has been documenting community issues for more than 20 years. In that time he has photographed several world leaders, important cultural events, devastating storms and historical meetings. Hayford has worked with The Palm Beach Post, Sun-Sentinel, the Miami Herald, Rocky Mountain News and other newspapers and wire services in Colorado, Ohio, Missouri and Florida. He became well-versed in Southwest Florida issues covering the area for nine years with The News-Press. His work is noted for his versatility with great attention to light, detail and decisive moments. He his now applying these skills, along with exceptional talents in conceptualization, to markets beyond journalism. Hayford creates elaborately detailed dioramas which he populates with customized action figures which are less than four inches tall. He then photographs these unique scenes with great attention to subtle gestures and compositional storytelling. Thus he creates realistic, and sometimes exaggerated, portraits of human behavior in plastic, often inspired by situations witnessed in his news coverage. Hayford's interest in plastics grew out of his childhood fascination for toys and passion for Star Wars. He channels this youthful passion as a freelance artist for Lucasfilm. The opening reception takes place during Art Walk on Friday, March 6th, from 6pm - 10pm. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Both shows will be on display M-F from 9am-5pm through March 27, 2020. For more info, visit www.sbdac.com or call 239.333.1933.
LocationSidney & Berne Davis Art CenterView map
2301 First Street,
Fort Myers, 33901, FL, 1234