Brian Kirkpatrick. Photo credit: Ken Kaminsky
Arne Nelson talking with customers about his bird sculptures. Photo credit: Ken Kaminsky
Chloe Waterfield and her dauther Lucaya, left, and friend Jillian Jennings at Kathy French lampwork booth. Photo credit: Ken Kaminsky
Jemi Hair and Bobby Redrial at Callie Spilane booth. Photo credit: Ken Kaminsky
Kim McLaughlin with her work in progress. Photo credit: Ken Kaminsky
Lisa Festa Estrada handing purchase to customers. Photo credit: Ken Kaminsky
Lisa Pearl and her daughter Riley and son Zachary. Photo credit: Ken Kaminsky
Savona Surface making a silkscren with help from Will Saladino. Photo credit: Ken Kaminsky
Sofia Feeney with her finished oil pastel. Photo credit: Ken Kaminsky
Tyler Stamerro, left, and Sofia Feeney, right, working with oil pastels – students at Royal Palm Academy in Naples. Photo credit: Ken Kaminsky
Art in the Park! hosted by the Naples Art Association
DATE: Saturday, March 2, 2013
TIME: 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Free Admission and activities
Located along Park Street, at the von Liebig Art Center and in Cambier Park.
This month’s Art in the Park presented by Naples Art Association will coordinate with a neighboring event by Avow Hospice, which is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and annual butterfly release event in Cambier Park.
Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and include a live butterfly exhibit showcasing hundreds of butterflies, children’s activities, and new this year, a concert featuring Johnny T., “the man of many voices” who performs nostalgic songs from classic artists like Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra.
At noon, a community memorial service will be held and will include inspirational readings, music and the public reading of names of loved ones being honored. At the conclusion of the service, the exhibit tent will be opened to allow the butterflies to take flight.
In coordination, Naples Art Association’s Art in the Park showcases handmade, original art by its member artists. Art instructors will lead make-and-take, butterfly-themed art projects for children at the butterfly release from 10 a.m. to noon and on the front deck of the von Liebig Art Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist David Arrowsmith will give live art demonstrations throughout the day.
Plus, WGCU’s Curious Kids will also be on site filming for an upcoming episode!
Special thanks to the generous sponsors of Art in the Park: WGCU Public Media, Happening A&E Magazine, Russell’s Clambakes, Florida Weekly, and Costco Naples.
The Naples Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1954 by local artists. Its mission is to educate and promote visual arts in Southwest Florida. Through its programs, the Naples Art Association is dedicated to serving individual artists of all ages and skill levels, along their creative journeys. The NAA operates The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples. It’s open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays in season. For more information, please call 239-262-6517, visit http://naplesart.org/.