One Night Events

Upcoming Events
January 16, 2018
February 20, 2018
March 20, 2018
April 17, 2018

Celebration of Poetry
Join us for A Celebration of Poetry at the Centers for the Arts, in this series of events dedicated to poetry that features two nationally recognized poets - Dr. Catalina Monterrosa and Abbott Ikeler - reading selections from their published works. In the second hour, an open mic/discussion format offers attendees a chance to read a poem of their own or of other poets. Drinks and snacks will be available.

The evening begins at 6:30pm and is Free to attend. Call 495-8989 to register. Advanced reservations are suggested.

Upcoming Events
November 16, 2017
January 18, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 22, 2018
April 19, 2018

Fun with 'Forgery'
Have fun in this step by step recreation of a masterwork. No experience needed. Learn about the master artist and explore the work as you follow the instructor through the process.

We provide the materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $55 per person. Call the Center for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Fun with 'Forgery' event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.


Upcoming Events
October 19, 2017
(Waterbowl)
November 28, 2017 (5:00-8:30pm)
(Tree of Life - $70)
December 7, 2017
(Round Mosaic Plate)
January 16, 2018
(Square Mosaic Plate)
February 6, 2018
(Waterbowl)
March 13, 2018 (5:00-8:30pm)
(Tree of Life - $70)
April 10, 2018
(Round Mosaic Plate)
May 15, 2018
(Square Mosaic Plate)

Get Fired Up!
Sip a glass of your favorite beverage, mingle with other adventurous people, and spend an evening creating a work of art! Bring a group of friends for an evening out or come alone and meet creative folks while you make your own Tree of Life, Mosaic Creation or Kiln Carving our of fiber paper during one of our new fused glass art experiences!

Let your inner artist shine through as you learn glass-cutting techniques, effective two-dimensional design, fusing practices (melting glass together in a kiln), slumping (shaping glass into molds) and creation of various effects. You will marvel at your own creations as you design and melt your ideas into form!

We provide the glass, materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $65 per person. Call 495-8989 to register. Advanced reservations are required.

Interested in a private Get Fired Up event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
January 22, 2018
February 19, 2018
March 19, 2018

Great Bowls of Fire
Use brilliantly colored glazes, stamp, or slip trail designs on a beautiful hand thrown ceramic bowl of your choosing. Techniques will be explained and demonstrated while you enjoy some food and drink and then off you go! Let your creativity flow and create a unique functionable bowl. Fired bowls can be picked up the following week.

We provide the materials, wine, a delicious meal and artistic guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the evening is $55 per person. Call the Center for the Arts at 495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Great Bowls of Fire event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
October 10, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017
January 9, 2018
February 6, 2018
March 6, 2018
April 3, 2018
May 1, 2018

It's Abstract! - YOUR creativity unleashed
Join us for a whole new experience! Explore the joy of your creativity. YOUR DESIGN, YOUR COLORS, this experience IS all about YOU! Sharing fun techniques and helpful hints, Brenda Belfield will show you how create your vision on the canvas. At the end of the night you will leave with a completely unique artwork.

We provide the paint, brushes, canvas, aprons, wine, a delicious meal and artistic guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the evening is $55 per person. Call the Center for the Arts at 495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private It's Abstract event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
October 17, 2017
November 14, 2017
December 5, 2017
January 11, 2018
February 8, 2018
March 8, 2018
April 5, 2018
May 3, 2018

Mosaics Tonight!
Here’s your chance to create a beautiful Mosaic artwork in one night! After enjoying a light dinner and wine, choose from beautiful images provided or create your own. The fun begins as you select gorgeous glass pieces and learn the ancient Mosaic technique that will bring your image to life! A great experience of fun and creativity for friends and family to share, and you go home with your own Mosaic masterpiece!

We provide all materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $65 per person. Call the Center for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Mosaics Tonight! event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events

October 30, 2017
November 27, 2017
December 18, 2017
January 29, 2018
February 26, 2018
March 26, 2018
April 23, 2018
May 21, 2018

Raku & You
Raku is a centuries old pottery glazing and firing process. The technique produces a lustrous, often metallic, finish. Raku & You is an evening devoted to this ancient process. Attendees choose from a number of bisque fired pots and are introduced to the history of Raku while applying glaze to their pot in their own unique design. While the outdoor kiln heats up to the correct temperature; attendees enjoy a picnic-style meal. Then the fun begins as red hot pottery is plunged into metal containers filled with combustible material. The containers are lidded and the pots rest for a few moments before being quickly cooled with water. The results are spectacular and everyone is invited back into the studio to view each piece. Everyone goes home with their very own raku masterpiece.

The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the event is $55 per person. Call the Center for the Arts, 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Raku & You event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events

October 11, 2017
November 8, 2017
December 6, 2017
January 17, 2018
February 21, 2018
March 14, 2018

Raku 2 & You
Raku is a centuries old pottery glazing and firing process. The technique produces a lustrous, often metallic, finish. Raku2 & You is an evening devoted to this ancient process where you create a beautiful plate. Attendees choose from a number of bisque fired plates and are introduced to the history of Raku while glazing their plate in a simple or extravagant manner. While the outdoor kiln heats up to the correct temperature; attendees enjoy food and wine. Then the fun continues as the red hot pottery is plunged into metal containers filled with combustible material. The containers are lidded and the plates rest for a few moments before being quickly cooled with water. The results are spectacular and everyone is invited back into the studio to view each piece. Everyone goes home with their very own raku plate masterpiece.

The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the event is $65 per person. Call the Center for the Arts, 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Raku 2 & You event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.


Upcoming Event
November 1, 2017

Regis Brodie Lecture
Join us for a fascinating lecture by master potter Regis Brodie. Learn how he developed his special technique to create spectacular pottery. Regis will be teaching this technique in our Master Artist Workshop “Second Generation Tarpaper Construction”.

The lecture begins at 4:30pm and admission is Free. Call 495-8989 to register. Advanced reservations are suggested.


Upcoming Event
Kirah van Sickle Lectures
January 9, 2018
Caves to Caravaggio (Prehistoric to Renaissance)
January 16, 2018
Baroque to the Bold Brush Impressionists
January 23, 2018
Post-Impressionism to Post WWI
January 30, 2018
Abstract Expressionism and Beyond

Bob Foss Lectures
February 13, 2018
Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century

Lunch & Lecture Series
Enjoy this journey into art history from the perspective of artists Kirah van Sickle and Bob Foss. They lead you on a journey to explore the events that create the art we appreciate today.

January 9: "Caves to Caravaggio" - From prehistoric cave painting to contemporary conceptual art, humans have an innate desire to make art. This rich, art appreciation lecture series offers an insight to our relationship with art. Join artist and art historian, Kirah Van Sickle as we explore some of the significant works and processes, genres and movements, materials and methods, all in the context of world history.

February 13: "Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century" - Love modern art? Then don’t miss this fascinating lecture and widely acclaimed visual presentation on Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century by former gallery director Bob Foss. Now recognized as a cornerstone of modern art in America, Art of This Century played a major role in not only launching the careers of many famous artists including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Robert Motherwell, but in having New York displace Paris as the center of the Art World. In love, life and art, Peggy Guggenheim, a bohemian to the core, did it her way.

Lectures begin at 12:00pm and tickets are $125 - 5 Lectures with Lunch, $30 - 1 Lecture with Lunch, $20 - 1 Lecture without Lunch (Lunch options upon request - must pre-order.) Call 495-8989 to register. Advanced reservations are suggested.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds – $10 fee to transfer if requested 10 business days or more prior to event