Have you ever seen a painting completed to a musical tune in 10 minutes? John Gowdy, renowned artist, will demonstrate this skill on Tuesday, July 31, between 4 and 6 p.m. at Gavin's Ace Hardware, 16025 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers.
The event is part of the hardware store's 25th anniversary celebration of doing business in the Fort Myers.
The public is invited to the free event to watch the artist and master sand sculptor as he creates his paintings. He is a performance artist and does his art work before an audience, using a spinning canvas, with music in the background. An example of his performance can be seen on You Tube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNXObBbg25A&feature=related.
Gowdy will be a sand sculptor at the November American Sand Sculpting Championship on Fort Myers Beach. Additional information about Gowdy and the event may be obtained by contacting John Cavada, Gavin's Ace Hardware, at 466-7777.
Gavin's Ace Hardware is a member of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. Every Ace Hardware store is independently owned and operated; Gavin's started in Fort Myers in 1987 by Larry, Rita and Ron Gavin. The location at the corner of San Carlos Blvd. and Kelly Road in the Iona/McGregor area of Fort Myers offers 28,000 square feet of hardware and home repair items. They are an authorized service center for brands like Hoover, Weber, Toro, Snapper, Echo, as well as other brands. Gavins's specializes in offering personalized customer service and expert advice by a team of well-trained and knowledgeable employees. Their web site, www.shopatace.com offers the latest Ace Hardware coupons as well as complete information on store location, hours, and services.
--submitted by Jody Van Cooney