Archive for January, 2010

Carla Valenti Sings & Swings

Posted in Live at the Promenade! with tags , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2010 by Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

Carla Valenti

An evening of great jazz comes to Bonita Springs this Wednesday, January 13 at 7:30 pm as part of Live at the Promenade!

This swinging evening Carla will be accompanied by her quartet as she sings songs from the great American songbook, Jazz & Blues.

A jazz vocalist in the class of Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington and Nancy Wilson, Carla Valenti has recorde3d four albums. She has performed extensively in the US and as far away as the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Art Focus Exhibition 2010

Posted in Exhibitions with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2010 by Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

The Art Focus Exhibition opening recpetion was held Friday, Jan.8, 2010 in conjunction with an Open House. More than 200 guests walked the corridors of the Center for the Arts enjoying artwork in the exhibition and that of instructors and member artists displaying work in the classrooms.

Several instructors gave demonstrations of their techniques while talking with potential students and interested guests.

The following are the winners of the Art Focus Exhibition which was judged by well known artist Robert Burridge who taught a workshop at the Art League last week.

“Rip Tide” by Andy Ownen won Best of Show at the Art Focus Exhibition 2010 opening reception at the Art League of Bonita Springs on Friday, January 8, 2010

“Black Elvis” by Joan B. Sonnenberg won first place at the Art Focus Exhibition 2010 opening reception at the Art League of Bonita Springs on Friday, January 8, 2010

“Black Elvis” by Joan B. Sonnenberg won first place at the Art Focus Exhibition 2010 opening reception at the Art League of Bonita Springs on Friday, January 8, 2010

“All My Eyes Have Seen” by Neil Walling won Second Place at the Art Focus Exhibition 2010 opening reception at the Art League of Bonita Springs on Friday, January 8, 2010

“Study for Perihelion” by Barbara Brenton won Third Place at the Art Focus Exhibition 2010 opening reception at the Art League of Bonita Springs on Friday, January 8, 2010