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  • R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Winner of February Photo Contest
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:09 AM
    The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s February photo contest is Laurie Hafener. The theme of the contest was “Life in the Mangroves.” Submitted photos were posted on R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden Facebook and Instagram pages and at the company’s Sanibel garden center.  Visitors to the Facebook and Instagram pages and the garden center were able to vote on their favorites. Hafener’s photo received the most votes. She said this was the perfect place for a time out…Sanibel’s mangroves! She will receive a $50 gift certificate to In The Garden and her photo will be printed in local newspapers. Honorable mentions go to Kathryn Brintnall, Mary Carella and Kim Short.
  • This Week's Island Bestsellers
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:00 AM

    MacIntosh Books & Paper, 2330 Palm Ridge Rd., bestsellers for the week ending Feb. 15, 2019:

  • Renowned Artist Shares Thoughts On Exhibit
    Friday, February 15, 2019 9:24 AM
    The island is buzzing with talk of renowned artist Todd Andrew Babb’s exhibit “Vagrant: The Process of Being,” which debuted in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery. The show, which Babb designed specifically for the space in Phillips Gallery, featured all new works by the artist. Before the reception Babb gave a moving artist talk as he discussed his inspiration, process and what this show means to him.  
  • Douglas David Paints Seascapes and Florals Art Exhibition & Opening Reception
    Monday, February 11, 2019 1:11 PM
    The Captiva Civic Association presents “Douglas David Paints Seascapes and Florals” Art Exhibition & Opening Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Captiva Civic Center, Chapin Lane. The Reception will feature new works of the well-known local artist and include live music, a donation bar and light hors d'oeuvres.  
     
  • BIG ARTS Presents A Most Remarkable Fella As Part of Theater Backstage Series
    Saturday, February 09, 2019 10:00 AM
    Just a few minutes into a conversation with John Loesser and it’s clear that talking about his father, theater great Frank Loesser, is not an obligation, but a pleasure. It’s one he will share with audiences at BIG ARTS Feb. 28 in its “Theater Backstage” series.
  • Friday, February 08, 2019 1:00 PM
    A reading of the comedy Chasing Manet by Tina Howe will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way. Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased by calling 239-395-0900 or on-line at www.BIGARTS.org prior to the performance. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the performance. Box office will open at 6:30 pm.
  • San Cap Art League Features Artist Barbara Eisenberg
    Tuesday, February 05, 2019 9:34 AM
    Submitted by Renée Chastant
    Sanibel artist Barbara Eisenberg will be the guest speaker at the next Sanibel Captiva Art League meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The topic of this presentation will be “Thinking In Reverse, The Art of Printmaking.” The public is welcome to attend.

  • Local author, Jeri Magg To Spend Valentine’s Day Telling Love Stories
    Monday, February 04, 2019 2:41 PM
    On Thursday, February 14, 2019, Macintosh Books will host local author, Jeri Magg, " Remarkable Women of Sanibel and Captiva" and "Historic Sanibel & Captiva Island; Tales of Paradise".
  • R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Winner of January Photo Contest
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:11 PM

    The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s January photo contest is Brendan Miller. The theme of the contest was “Birds on the Beach.” Submitted photos were posted on R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden Facebook and Instagram pages and at the company’s Sanibel garden center.  Visitors to the Facebook and Instagram pages and the garden center were able to vote on their favorites. 

  • BIG ARTS Debuts New Works By Two Nationally Recognized Artists
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:39 PM

    The Southwest Florida Art scene will be on display at BIG ARTS in February with two shows by accomplished artists who call the area home. “Vagrant: The Process of Being,” works of Todd Andrew Babb, will be on display in Phillips Gallery and “Revealed,” works of Barbara Yeomans, will be in Founders Gallery.

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019 5:00 PM

    A reading of the “Improbable Farce” Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way.  Tickets are $12 each and may be purchase through BIG ARTS by calling 239-395-0900 or on-line at www.BIGARTS.org prior to the performance.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the performance beginning at 6:30 p.m.

  • Guitarist Isbin Wears Two Musical Hats for BIG ARTS 'Cool Classical' Concert
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:26 AM

    Grammy-Award winning guitarist Sharon Isbin may have earned her outsized reputation, in part because she slips so easily between two distinct musical realms—that of soloist and that of collaborator. She gracefully wore both hats during her recent appearance with the Pacifica Quartet on BIG ARTS’s “Cool Classical” series, January 10 at Schein Hall.

  • Master Pianist Michael Baron to Appear in Duet Recital at St. Michael’s
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:00 AM
    St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church presents pianist Dr. Michael Baron in a piano duet concert 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the church. He is joined by his former—and star—pupil Priscila Navarro in their first appearance at the church. The recital is part of the St. Michael’s “Nourishment for Body, Mind and Spirit” lecture and concert series.
  • Paintings By Local Artists On Display At Sanibel Congregational UCC
    Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:00 AM
    Each month throughout the year, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ exhibits the work of one or more fine artists with local ties. Paintings by Christine Niles are featured in January. There are also works in the exhibit by Barbara Cecala, Jennifer Desmarais, and Ellen Hoeltgen, as well as by Carol Good, whose painting classes they attend.
  • Friday, January 11, 2019 6:00 AM
    For the first time, Bat Yam Temple of the Islands will host a special showing of “The Oslo Diaries,” as part of the 23rd Annual Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties. The film will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the sanctuary of the Sanibel Congregational UCC, 2050 Periwinkle Way.
  • Artists Invitational Exhibition Opens At Captiva Civic Center
    Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:02 PM
    The Captiva Civic Association will showcase an artists’ invitational exhibition, entitled "Art: Why We Get Up in the Morning?" at the Captiva Civic Center, 11550 Chapin Lane. The opening reception will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, featuring music refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres.
  • ‘Ding’ Darling Film Series Changes Venue Due To Gov Shutdown
    Monday, January 07, 2019 12:41 PM
    The seventh annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series kicks off its free bi-weekly showings on Jan. 9 with the documentary RiverBlue at 1 p.m. in the Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel Island. (Note the change in venue because of the partial government shutdown.)
  • BIG ARTS Announces Classical Series
    Wednesday, January 02, 2019 11:23 AM
    Blair Tindall, who plays with Oboe Fusion–appearing on the BIG ARTS classical lineup Jan. 13 is not only a musician but also a journalist who has played with renowned symphonies, orchestras for Broadway musicals and wrote music stories for 12 years for The New York Times.
  • Inaugural  Art Haus Marvin A Healing-Arts Event To Benefit Waters
    Tuesday, January 01, 2019 11:46 AM

    By offering several events in one potent weekend that fuse live art, film, fashion, stand-up comedy, and theatre with eclectic & invigorating live music – not to mention nature walks and cutting-edge healing modalities, Rio Damian Gralnick is hosting the first Art Haus Marvin on Jan 11-13.

  • Boswell’s Art On Exhibit At Sanibel Community House
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:04 PM
    Sanibel Captiva Art League member Jaye Boswell is exhibiting her artwork throughout January at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way.
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