On Friday, March 1, 2013, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents a solo exhibition of new work by German artist Heidi Schmitz. Acrylics and Aquarelles will feature a medley of her acrylic and watercolor paintings.
Schmitz’s motifs, colors and techniques very much reflect a European flair not commonly found in North America. Her paintings depict charming Italian landscapes, picturesque views from her home town of Munich, colorful flowers and still life arrangements. Heidi`s emotional connection to the U.S., and particularly New York City, are especially alluring, and Acrylics and Aquarelles will contain several compositions that portray some of her favorite views of Southwest Florida, her second home.
Through acrylics, Schmitz explores the magic of abstract art, where she often combines various media including coffee and tar in successive layers to create paintings with extraordinary depth and expressive power. Each painting has its own center of gravity that is counterbalanced by lighter colors or forms.
In the last two years, Heidi has further enlarged the versatility of her art by painting on acrylic glass and dibond plates (the material commonly used for traffic signs). These supports are responsible for the lightness and brightness of her works.
Schmitz` works are highly coveted by both corporate and private collectors. They add a distinctive fine art flavour to offices just as perfect as to private rooms.
Heidi teaches art (acrylic and watercolor painting) in her studio in Munich as well as at the Peoples University of Munich. She often visits collectors in their homes or offices to select the colors and types of paintings that will give the patron that personalized touch. She also offers a lease program for her paintings under special circumstances.
The work of Heidi Schmitz will be on display in the SBDAC as from March 1 through March 28. There will also be a charity event on Tuesday, March 12 from 6-8 p.m. at which Mayor Randy Henderson will auction one of Schmitz’ paintings for the benefit of the Davis Art Center. Forty percent (40%) of all other sales will also go to the SBDAC to help defray the cost of renovations to the Fort Myers architectural and cultural landmark. There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be offered free of charge. The event is supported by the Miami German Consul General, the SW Florida Honorary Consul of Germany and the SW Florida European
The charity event is free and open to the public, but it is requested that those wishing to attend RSVP. To reserve your spot, please email email@example.com or telephone 239-333-1933. For further information consult www.heidi-schmitz.com or www.heidi-schmitz.de.
Founded in 1997 by Jim Griffith as Florida Arts, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center provides programming to southwest Florida which includes concerts, theatrical performances, art exhibits, dance, independent film, and cotillion. The Art Center regularly recruits award-winning artists who have performed worldwide at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Its mission is to nurture innovation and excellence in the visual and performing arts through these events and community outreach programs.
Volunteers are needed at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to assist in the office and with regularly scheduled seasonal events. Contact Sally Joslyn at 239-333-1933 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, in the heart of the downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information about the center or the exhibit, please visiti www.sbdac.com or telephone 239-333-1933.