The following art exhibitions are currently playing on Gallery Row and at Bayfront Place:
In its final days at DeBruyne Fine Art in Naples is “Discovered Light,” an exhibition of new impressionist works by Alabama artist Donny Finley. A member of the Who’s Who of American Artists, Finley’s paintings have been the focus of no less than eight books including A Passion for the Game by Ryder Cup Champion Tom Lehman. Equally accomplished in both oil and egg tempera, Finley draws inspiration from the people and places he comes across during his extensive travels throughout the United States and abroad.
[Also in the gallery are works from two previous well-attended exhibits, one featuring works from “Homage to the Creative Spirit” by photorealist Jenness Cortez and the other of Chicagoan E.J. Paprocki’s luminous beach scenes and subtle French cityscapes, landscapes and garden scenes. For more information, please call Gallery Directors Kate Bauer or Michael Galati at 239-262-4551.]
Up the street on Gallery Row, “Ladies Night” is on exhibit at Gardner Colby Gallery. “Ladies Night” is a group show featuring new work by its five leading ladies, Lindsay Goodwin, Kimberlee Alemian, Estella Fransbergen, Lesley Rich and Susan Morosky. The exhibition runs through March 8th when the paintings come down to make way for Frank Corso’s 14th annual one-man show.
[It is also still possible to find remnants of “Travels,” a group exhibition featuring Gardner Colby’s leading men, Chris Augusta, Kim English, Curt Hanson, Timothy Horn, Leonard Wren and especially the striking figurative work of Stan Moeller, not to mention a noble portrait or two of Kevin Sloan’s regal animals from his “Cabinet of Curiosities” collection. For more information, please contact Gallery Director Pamela Campe at 239-403-7787.]
The Weatherburn Gallery is celebrating the female form with new figurative works by Hodges Soileau, winner of the award of excellence in the Oil Painters of America’s eastern regional competition. His espoused goal is to “create paintings that are of interest to me personally, and to execute them with as much skill and honesty as I possibly can.” His current figurative work accomplishes both objectives.
[Also still on display are the Cezannesque sea and waterscapes of Spanish master, Ramon Pujol. The Weatherburn Gallery is located in Bayfront Place, the stylish Mediterranean-style shopping place that overlooks Naples Harbor. For more information about either artist, please call Executive Director Heather Begley at 239-263-8008.]