Artist SPOTLIGHT: Kathleen Bean’s imaginary world

Only Kathleen Bean could have persuaded 7th and 8th grade football players at a local school to lie on the floor and paint under their desks simulating a Michelangelo experience. “They had paint on their faces,” said Bean with a laugh. More...

Posted 11/15/2017 04:27 AM

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Posted 11/15/2017 04:27 AM

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Posted 10/25/2017 04:27 AM

Juan Carlos Collada’s good omen

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For Juan Carlos Collada, butterflies are a good omen. “When I see a butterfly, I always think it’s going to be a good day,” he said. More...

Posted 10/25/2017 04:27 AM

Artist Spotlight Janine Wesselmann paints satires with sensitivity and humor

Janine Wesselmann has spent a lifetime observing people and their lives across all social strata and in the more elegant European and American capitals. More...

Posted 10/4/2017 04:22 PM

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Posted 8/30/2017 02:57 AM

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Artis–Naples  Sept. 7 – 10, 13 Naples Philharmonic — Chamber Music  Sept. 9 Naples Philharmonic — Magic Carpet  Sept. 12 – 15 Naples Philharmonic — Trip to the Phil   More...

Posted 8/30/2017 02:57 AM

Artist Spotlight: Suzanne French Luker on breaking the rules

Suzanne French Luker is not afraid of breaking any of the rules. More...

Posted 7/26/2017 05:23 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples July 29 Saturday More...

Posted 7/26/2017 05:22 PM

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Posted 6/29/2017 12:19 AM

In a league of her own

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Every parent has heard the question coming from the back seat, “Are we there yet?” More...

Posted 6/29/2017 12:19 AM

Cori Scheft has a passion for self-expression

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Artist Cori Scheft has a unique take on life and the best of her striking collages reflect her joyous perspective. More...

Posted 5/30/2017 09:56 PM

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Artis–Naples June 1 & 2 Naples Philharmonic Chamber Music June 3 Pro-Am June 4 Festival of Great Organ Music June 9 Youth Chamber Music Festival Concert More...

Posted 5/30/2017 09:56 PM

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Artis–Naples  May 5 Deb & The Dynamics  May 12 “The Magic Flute”  May 18 & 19 Naples Philharmonic Patriotic Pops   More...

Posted 4/26/2017 08:22 PM

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Artis–Naples  Apr. 12 – 16 “Cabaret”  Apr. 23 FGCU Wind Orchestra  Apr. 24 Lea Salonga  Apr. 29 Magic Carpet Family Concert   More...

Posted 4/12/2017 02:42 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  April  1 Saturday   More...

Posted 3/29/2017 08:31 PM

Painting with pops of color

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Kaata Mrachek paints with a large trowel on panel. Her Everglades Series captures places that are familiar but not typical. “I want you to see the composition but I want it abstracted so the whole story isn’t told,” she said.  More...

Posted 3/29/2017 08:31 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  March  18 Saturday – 19 Sunday   More...

Posted 3/15/2017 02:57 AM

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Artis–Naples  Mar. 14 – 19 “Something Rotten!”  Mar. 21 – 25 Naples Philharmonic Music of John Williams  Mar. 24 – 25 “Late Nite Catechism”   More...

Posted 3/15/2017 02:57 AM

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Artis–Naples  March 5 Willie Nelson & Family  March 6 Smokey Robinson  March 10 m-pact  March 14 – March 19 “Something Rotten!”   More...

Posted 3/1/2017 04:45 PM

To some talented college students, spring break is for singing

For 11 seasons, the Franklin & Marshall College Chamber Singers have been traveling to Southwest Florida for their annual spring tour, entertaining local audiences and showcasing the talents of 20 of the college’s best singers. More...

Posted 3/1/2017 04:45 PM

Getting into the zone with Tara Funk Grim

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Naples artist Tara Funk Grim was thrilled. Her painting “Ali Gator” was chosen for the 2017 Poster for ArtFest Fort Myers. ArtFest reportedly is Southwest Florida’s largest art festival, held in early February. More...

Posted 2/15/2017 03:21 AM

Music reflects the Jewish influence on Broadway

Wang Center at Opera Naples will be the setting Feb. 9 for an evening of Broadway music – more specifically, music reflecting the Jewish influence on Broadway. More...

Posted 1/26/2017 02:04 AM

Memories transferred to canvas

Artist Spotlight After the last of his staff left the office for the day, Jim Plesh would stay behind and paint. The weekends, too, were another opportunity to paint his own personal fine art. More...

Posted 1/26/2017 02:04 AM

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Posted 1/11/2017 03:29 AM

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Artis–Naples  November 21 Randy Newman  November 26 Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour   More...

Posted 11/15/2017 04:27 AM

Amateur thespians reveal what draws them to the stage

Breathing life into a playwright’s characters onstage is an intoxicating endeavor for amateur thespians. More...

Posted 11/15/2017 04:27 AM

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Artis–Naples  November 1 Miami City Ballet  November 3 “Madama Butterfly”   More...

Posted 10/25/2017 04:27 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  October  5 Thursday   More...

Posted 10/4/2017 04:22 PM

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Artis–Naples  October 14 Naples Philharmonic — Magic Carpet  October 22 The Temptations and The Four Tops  October 28 Naples Philharmonic — Halloween Concert   More...

Posted 10/4/2017 04:22 PM

Popo Flanigan is where she’s supposed to be

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Popo Flanigan always wanted to be a painter. More...

Posted 8/30/2017 02:57 AM

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Posted 8/30/2017 02:57 AM

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Broadway Palm  June 29 – Aug. 12 “Mary Poppins”  Sept. 7 – Oct. 7 “Groovin’”  Center for Performing Arts  Aug. 5 Improv Tonight!   More...

Posted 7/26/2017 05:23 PM

“Sister Act” is a fun night of theater

Opening night of “Sister Act” on June 29 was an off-Broadway success, with high-caliber acting, singing and choreography. The Naples Players performances, throughout July, are at Blackburn Hall at the Sugden Community Theater in Naples. More...

Posted 7/3/2017 02:53 PM

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Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall  July 18 & 19 PAW Patrol Live  Broadway Palm  Jun. 29 – Aug. 12 “Mary Poppins”  Center for Performing Arts   More...

Posted 6/29/2017 12:19 AM

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Posted 5/30/2017 09:56 PM

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Posted 4/26/2017 08:22 PM

A dramatic departure for Bill Kreutz

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Bill Kreutz figured it out. He found a way to bring the excitement of graffiti art onto canvas and present it as a traditional art form.  More...

Posted 4/26/2017 08:22 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples April 14 Friday – 16 Sunday More...

Posted 4/12/2017 02:42 AM

Ted Bertz returns to his first love

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Ted Bertz’s paintings demonstrate an assured and bold sense of color. More...

Posted 4/12/2017 02:43 AM

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Artis–Naples  Apr. 2 & 4 Sypert Salon  Apr. 8 Jay Leno  Apr. 9 Matthew Morrison with Naples Philharmonic  Apr. 12 – 16 “Cabaret”   More...

Posted 3/29/2017 08:31 PM

Fred Nold, taking artistic liberties

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When one looks at Fred Nold’s paintings the scenes look real. “But they’re not,” he said. “I try to get the essence of what the painting is.”  More...

Posted 3/15/2017 02:57 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  March  4 Saturday   More...

Posted 3/1/2017 04:45 PM

Brenda Belfield, a master of light

Artist Spotlight   Naples artist Brenda Belfield is a master of light — not just on canvas, but as seen through her stained glass windows, 60 of them, in the august setting of Washington National Cathedral.  Her backstory — from More...

Posted 3/1/2017 04:45 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  February  18 Saturday   More...

Posted 2/15/2017 03:21 AM

John Sebastian brings his ‘Magic’ to Naples

Do You Believe in Magic?  John Sebastian, who transformed that question into musical gold in 1965’s Top 10 hit for the Lovin’ Spoonful will soon perform that self-penned tune and others from his extensive catalog for local audiences. More...

Posted 2/15/2017 03:21 AM

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Artis–Naples February 16 Upright Citizens Brigade February 20 Twyla Tharp Dance February 22 Art After Hours February 28 Miami City Ballet with Naples Philharmonic More...

Posted 2/15/2017 03:21 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples February 5 Sunday 5 Sunday More...

Posted 1/26/2017 02:04 AM

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Artis–Naples  February 7 – February 12 “Beautiful”— The Carole King Musical  February 13 Jodie DeSalvo  February 14 Mark O’Connor featuring the O’Connor Band   More...

Posted 1/26/2017 02:04 AM