Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Art After Hours at Artis-Naples

One of the best cultural experiences in Naples is free, providing world class art and live music on the last Wednesday of each month, from 6pm to 9 pm, in Season. Some event ticket prices may have scared off those who have felt that  the entity formerly known as "The Phil", was priced for the "1%' ers". These free Wednesday evenings welcome those from 1 year old to centenarians alike. Come to The Baker Museum and listen to live music like Stu Shelton's Jazz Fusion Trio, video below,

  and get nose to nose with works by famous artists you've read about in books or saw in other media.
 Yes, powerful stuff, well worth your time. Bonus-they also sell soft drinks, wine, and tapas- like bites at reasonable prices.

Set the last Wednesday of the month on your calendar, and get ready to enjoy a changing display of art. This month features Florida Contemporary artists, with several local artists works by John Carroll Long, Veron Ennis, and Marcus Jansen.

By John Carroll Long, Naples
 A must see is "Museum to Scale 1:7"  - a truly amazing collection of over 50 mini-museums, each by one Belgian artist, who puts his/her work in a roughly 3 x 2 foot glass box to represent a gallery within a museum, a la "Honey, I shrunk the kids, er, museum."

     Do come and get tickets for some top quality current events at Hayes Hall at Artis-Naples.

Opera Naples' performance of "The Barber of Seville," with the Philharmonic musicians is one night only, this Saturday, March 29th, at 8 pm.   www.

  "Evita" will run April 1 -6th.

The Baker Museum at Artis-Naples,  5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, 239-431-8259,  6:30-9pm.

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