Saturday, April 2, 2011

Art of the Olympians Presents Shutter Speed by Olympian Artist Cameron Myler

Olympian Artist Cameron Myler with Father and Art

 On April 1, Art of the Olympians (AOTO) welcomed Olympian and Artist Cameron Myler to southwest Florida for the opening of Shutter Speed -a collection of more than 20 vivid photographic works.
Cameron Myler,  a four-time Olympian in the sport of luge, is the most successful American woman in luge history. She competed in the Olympic Winter Games in 1988 (Calgary, Canada), 1992 (Albertville, France), 1994 (Lillehammer, Norway), and 1998 (Nagano, Japan). Cameron holds seven U.S. National Championship titles and was named U.S. Luge Athlete of the Year nine times. She held more than 30 of 34 U.S. records at tracks around the world.
After retiring from Olympic competition, she became a lawyer,  practicing in New York City in the entertainment, sports, and media fields.

Her photography is unique, featuring her snippets and views of New York's streets, colored lights, nature, Rothko,water and flame. As one accustomed to moving at luge-speed, many exhibit a brash motion. Some are even captured with her phone-camera from a car while being driven.  Well worth a visit!

The exhibit of Shutter Speed started on Friday, April 1, and will continue  in the Cultural Art Gallery at the Art of the Olympians Al Oerter Center for Excellence at 1300 Hendry St., Fort Myers.
 Also see Larry Young's sinuous bronze sculptures. These could grace any museum or home. 
 At the opening, the very talented singers of Vocal Artistry performed.

The 24 voice professional chamber choir is associated with Fort Myers' First Baptist Church, and offers upbeat inspirational music under the direction of Joseph Caulkins, former director of the Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus.
 They will also present a Sunday Sunday for the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Concert 7 PM at the Unitarian Church, and several other concerts through Easter.Vocal Artistry partners with community groups to raise social awareness and sensitivity about the world's challenges today. Its first full concert, "Freedom Train," spotlighted the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida, After the Rain Half-Way House for Women, Working Hands Bicycle Ministry, and The Harry Chapin Food Bank, all of which help people to achieve freedom from oppression, addiction or hunger. I highly recommend that you hear them. Visit them at:  
http://www.facebook.com/VocalArtistry 
Myler’s creative energy  is captured through her photography.Soon, her artistry will encompass a line of hand crafted handbags that will soon debut under the Cameron Waulker brand. Her bags, which incorporate wool fabric that she has knitted and felted, are influenced by both her Scottish heritage and aspects of  modern design.

The Art of the Olympians building is a must see! It's a bright new jewel in the crown of Fort Myers, a modern two story building perched on the bank of the Caloosahatchee River at the north end of Hendry Street. Inside are the artistic creations of a couple dozen Olympians at any time. Their painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and poetry is as beautiful and world -class as their Olympic accomplishments.
 
by Emanuela Pierantozzi

Olympian Liston Bochette
 This jewel also welcomed Olympian HSH Prince Albert of Monaco on March 5th, 2011.
Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gallery is closed to on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

For general Museum information, visit web site at www.artoftheolympians.com. Follow  on Twitter at www.twitter.com/artofolympians, fan them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/artoftheolympians or call 239-332-5055.

These and additional photographs may be purchased at:
http://ivanseligman.smugmug.com/Other/Art-of-the-Olympians-Cameron/16443412_BkKaN#1237048990_RH7Lj
     All profits go to Art of the Olympians.

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