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Andy Owen: Exhibit at the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

The United Arts Council of Collier County
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Feb 01 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Andy Owen is an Associate Professor of Art at Florida Gulf Coast University. He earned a B.F.A from the University of Florida and a M.F.A from the University of Arizona, both in printmaking. Andy currently teaches multiple levels of drawing and non-toxic methods of printmaking at FGCU. Throughout his career, his work has received numerous awards and has been regularly exhibited in regional, national and international exhibitions.

Artist Statement:
My recent works are inspired by the 10,000 Islands off the coast of Southwest Florida. I often seek refuge in these islands. The peaceful isolation they offer feeds my spirit. These images are all solarplate prints, a form of photogravure using plates etched with sunlight and printed by hand using both intaglio and relief methods. The use of photography adds a nostalgic nature to the images, capturing a point in time as an uncertain future unfolds. In the channel markers I see reference points, offering a sense of direction and helping to navigate challenging times. Images of battered shorelines left behind in Hurricane Irmas path are rich subjects, the stripped trees revealing a skeletal dance of line while also serving as a reminder of the fragility of the ecosystem when faced with the overwhelming power of change.

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Natural Selections: 2020 Photography Annual

Natural Selections: 2020 Photography Annual

Jan 20 9:00AM - 4:00PM
For 15 years the United Arts Council of Collier County (UAC) and the Friends of Rookery Bay (FORB) have been bringing stunning exhibitions to the Collier County Community. In 2007 the SFWL…
 
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Joan Eshkenazi in the Norris Center

Joan Eshkenazi in the Norris Center

Jan 20 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Joan Eshkenazi started drawing at the age of four. Painting and pottery have always been a part of her life. She studied color with John Ferren at Queens College and continued her education with a…
 
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Joan Eshkenazi in the Norris Center

Joan Eshkenazi in the Norris Center

Jan 21 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Joan Eshkenazi started drawing at the age of four. Painting and pottery have always been a part of her life. She studied color with John Ferren at Queens College and continued her education with a…