Here is art news in brief:
Participating in pink
“Paintings for Pink” is scheduled Oct. 29, to observe October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Gardner Colby Gallery. That date the gallery will host a special evening from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gallery; a portion of sales will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Southwest Florida and the Garden of Hope and Courage at Naples Community Hospital’s downtown campus. There will also be an Pink Raffle with prizes such as dinners at a variety of Third Street restaurants; wines, a complimentary session with master stylist Philip Douglas; a paint- on-location afternoon with one of Gardner Colby Gallery’s artists and a complimentary floral arrangement rom Sweet Charity event planners. All raffle proceeds will go to the Komen Foundation and Garden of Hope and Courage.
Contact the gallery for additional information: 403-7787
Concert band tunes up
The Naples Concert Band (NCB) will launch its 38th season Oct. 18 with an eclectic mix of pop and standards, from Gershwin to “The Titanic,” and then to the tricky violin-narrative tune, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
Jenny Bintliff will sing “My Heart Will Go On” from the motion picture “Titanic” and George Gershwin’s “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.” Adam Zhang, a senior at the Community School of Naples, performs the devil-in-Georgia tune, with narration by Terry Stevens.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets for seating.
The rest of the season is on the following dates in 2009 and 2010: Nov. 15, Dec. 6, Jan. 10, Feb. 28, March 21 and April 16.
Here is information on the upcoming concert:
When: 2 p.m. Oct. 18
Where: Cambier Park Bandshell in Naples, Eighth Street at Eighth Avenue South
Admission: Free, with donations used for student scholarships annually
Information: 263-9521 or visit www.NaplesConcertBand.org
Photographer on UNESCO job
Naples-based photographer Connie Bransilver has traveling Indonesia, Vietnam, India and Cambodia to create a traveling photograph exhibition with the theme of “Climate Change.” The exhibition will focus on World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves in Asia.
It is expected to open Oct. 20 at the National Museum of Indonesia and travel around the country.
The project was funded by UNESCO; a grant from the US Embassy in Indonesia; Kompas, publisher for the Indonesia National Geographic Indonesia; and the Climate Project, Al Gore’s environmental organization, for Indonesia.
Bransilver is known for her thoughtful photographs, including works on the elusive Florida panther and other creatures in the wild. She has photographed on all seven continents and has published several books of her photographs. Bransilver also is published widely in local, national and international books and magazines, and has co-produced a “Wild Chronicles” television segment with National Geographic.