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Art display celebrates Lee County’s anniversary

December 12, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall is supporting local artists by giving them an opportunity to display their artwork in her Fort Myers office.

For the next several weeks the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of Southwest Florida Inc. will display their work in the District 4 Office, located at the Old County Courthouse in downtown Fort Myers.

The display includes portraits of current and historical personalities that have shaped Lee County. Portraits include Jake Summerlin, Tooti McGregor, Mina Edison, Berne Davis, Larry Hart, Mike Scott, Veronica Shoemaker and others.

The work will be on display until Jan. 11. The public is welcome to stop by and view the work and learn more about the artists. Call 533-2226 to confirm office hours for viewing the artwork.

"The arts are an important part of the cultural and development of our community" Hall said. "I believe that government can play an important role in public awareness, developing the use of public spaces for display and interaction of art, and for the encouragement and commitment of continued financial support both public and private of all the arts."

Other local artists will be featured every six weeks.

Hall's office is on the First Floor of the Old County Courthouse, at 2120 Main St., Fort Myers.



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