Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall is supporting local artists by giving them an opportunity to display their artwork in her Fort Myers office on the first floor of the Old County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street in downtown Fort Myers. The newest display is from artist Scott Guelcher.
Guelcher will show his work in the District 4 Office until July 26. The public is welcome to stop by and view the 13 framed pieces and learn more about the artist.
Call (239) 533-2226 to confirm office hours for viewing the artwork.
"The arts are an important part of the cultural and development of our community" Commissioner Hall said in a prepared statement. "I believe that government can play an important role in public awareness, developing the use of public spaces for display and interaction of art, and for the encouragement and commitment of continued financial support both public and private of all the arts."
Hall is the recipient of the Angel of the Arts Award Business Sponsor 2009. She was elected to the Board of Lee County Commissioners in 2004 and re-elected in 2006. Her district includes North Fort Myers and the central and northern portions of Cape Coral.
For more information on this program, contact Executive Assistant Patty Pirog at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the artist:
Based in Southwest Florida, Scott Guelcher's art is well known for a blend of pop art images and abstract backgrounds. Among his accomplishments:
Recognition as 2008 Angels of the Arts Award for Best "New" Artist;
Selection as one of 10 artists from the State of Florida to attend the Mac: Model for Artists Career Development Workshop in St. Petersburg;
Invited to a Marketing and Promoting your work workshop in Tequesta;
Funded by a National Endowment of the arts grant through the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs and run by the Creative Capitol Foundation of New York City (a subsidy of the Andy Warhol Foundation that supports individual artists), and Arts and Culture Grants from the City of Fort Myers in 2008 and 2009.
In addition to being an artist, Guelcher was the event chair for Art Royale 2008, the signature fundraiser for the Lee County Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers and currently teaches art at Island Coast High School.
Guelcher looks for new opportunities to educate and inspire the community through the arts. He gives give back to the community through philanthropy by donating works of art to charity fundraisers for different causes. He promoted some global subjects during his span as an artist, specifically a solo exhibition titled "Bikinis and Bombs." This show was about the testing of the hydrogen bomb by the U.S. government conducted in the Marshall Islands on Bikini Atoll. The show gained local and international recognition.
His exhibitions, publications, and collections enrich the talent and education he has achieved. He will continue to draw on issues in the local community and global community as the inspiration for his artwork. His latest series of works is an "Abstract" series and continues to work on his "People, Places, and Things" series.