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Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery announces social – ‘Paint Around’ fundraiser for student scholarships

By Staff | Jan 22, 2020

Paint around team 2020. Tom Flaherty

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association will host a “Paint Around” Social at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, to raise funds for the Student Scholarship Fund

All of the proceeds benefit graduating seniors who will have a show beginning April 7. For $20 attendees can enjoy, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, prizes, and watch art in the making called a “Paint Around,” this time with mixed media and collage featuring some award-winning artists: Deborah Butler, Bea Perrin Pappas, Lynne Wesolowski, and Helma Gansen.

The “Paint Around” involves each artist beginning an original collage work on paper, and then rotating every several minutes until they are back to the original piece that they started. All four artists then sign each artwork since they have contributed to each piece and each is then framed. Raffle prizes and the silent auction of these works will add to the fun and festivities. Tickets may be purchased online or at the gallery. www.fortmyersbeachart.com/events.php#Paintaround

“The Purpose of the Art Association shall be to further and provide education in the cultural aspects of life on Fort Myers Beach and its environs; to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of art; to hold art exhibitions and programs, which are open to the public; and to encourage art instruction of children and junior artists.”

The group fulfills a portion of its mission by providing scholarship funds to graduating seniors and by offering use of the gallery for a high school and middle school student show each spring.

If you are interested in learning to paint, several short classes and workshops are being taught at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association this season. Check the website at www.fortmyersbeachart.com/classes.php to see all the exciting classes.

For more information, send e-mails to the art association publicity chair Pam Flaherty at fmbaapublicity@gmail.com or stop by the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery at 3030 Shell Mound Blvd., one mile south of the Matanzas Bridge. The gallery is open daily, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the website for updates at www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 239-463-3909.