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  • Collier County real estate transactions reported from Jan. 17 - 23, 2011 Published 02/12/2011 at 6 a.m.

    Collier County real estate transactions reported from Jan. 17 - 23, 2011

  • Supporting the arts: If not now, when? Published 02/25/2010 at 9:18 p.m.

    The Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts will be hosting the Celebrate the Arts Festival this weekend, followed by our 1st Tuesday Art @ Five Social, and then the Artist Studio Tour on March 12.

  • Island Arts: High-flying musings on the value of art Published 12/29/2009 at 3:26 p.m.

    I recently had to take an out-of-state trip. This particular trip required I travel by plane

  • Island Arts: New monthly socials on Art League agenda Published 10/01/2009 at 9:05 p.m.

    Now that October is upon us, the first thing I want to be sure to tell you is that the Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts has extended its hours.

  • Island Arts: Golden opportunities for children to learn Published 09/17/2009 at 9:04 p.m.

    Changes happening to help serve your children better; I’d expect it’s what every parent wants to hear. While growing up, I was always taught to mind my parents, so I guess it is only natural that as the executive director ...

  • Island Arts: Going back to school at the Art League Published 08/20/2009 at 10:05 p.m.

    Here we are mid-August, and for those who attend school, time is just ticking away to that first day of a new session. It’s hard to believe that what we school-minded people refer to as summer break has gone by ...

  • Island Arts: Meet the artist Published 08/06/2009 at 8:59 p.m.

    If you have been following this column, you may be aware that monthly the Center for the Arts has been hosting an Artist in Residence; an artist who is featured on exhibit. I promised to share information that is intended ...

  • Island Arts: Breaking the mold Published 07/30/2009 at 10:36 p.m.

    Summertime and the clay is rolling easy! Or that is what I hear from our “potters” on the Island! The Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts houses five different studio spaces, one of which is a world class ...

  • Eagle i: ART NOVEAU Published 07/09/2009 at 9:50 p.m.

    The Lauritzen/Rush Galleries of the Art League, Marco Island’s Center for the Arts, presents “Art Noveau” a fine art exhibition featuring works by Past Award Recipients of the Art League’s Scholarship Program.

  • Island Arts: Your Center for the Arts needs you Published 06/25/2009 at 9:13 p.m. 1 Comment

    I think most everyone likes to feel needed, most of us are more than willing to help others and feel compassion towards those in need.

  • Island Arts: Art League hosts Phyllis Pransky Published 06/11/2009 at 10:17 p.m.

    Luminous, opalescent, romantic are the words local artist Phyllis Pransky uses to describe “the poems she sees,” her oil paintings.

  • Island Arts: Draw from your artistic side this summer Published 05/28/2009 at 9:37 p.m.

    The unofficial start of the summer season has begun. With graduations looming and school years coming to an end, summertime is fast approaching. So what to do, where to go and how about our kids?

  • Island Arts: Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts awards scholarships Published 04/30/2009 at 9:48 p.m.

    On Friday more than 100 people attended the awards ceremony for the 26th annual Scholarship Applicant’s Exhibit.

  • Island Arts: Experience the arts during April’s Aspiring Artists Month Published 04/16/2009 at 10:02 p.m.

    I’ve spoken often enough about the Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts providing a learning experience.

  • Island Arts: Seeing Green Published 04/02/2009 at 10:09 p.m.

    Art History plays a role in all our lives, sometimes we just don’t know it. We all have heard the expression of “feeling blue.”

  • It's time for the annual artists studio tour Published 03/26/2009 at 9:35 p.m.

    Get ready for the sixth nnual Art League Center for the Arts Artists Studio Tour.

  • Island Arts: Making art - A class act Published 03/26/2009 at 9:22 p.m.

    If you ever wondered what types of classes have been taking place at your Art League, Marco Island’s Center for the Arts, now is the time to get some answers!

  • Island Arts: A tradition of art Published 03/19/2009 at 9:01 p.m.

    There are many beliefs many of us have along with many traditions many of us share.

  • Island Arts: Everyone speaks art Published 02/19/2009 at 9:01 p.m.

    There have been so many changes occurring in our lives. For me, one stays the same and yet, is an ever-changing thing. The arts are so many things and yet, so different to each of us. Many of us think ...

  • Island Arts: Wet and wild Published 01/22/2009 at 8:40 p.m.

    So what is Wet Paint? Other than a fundraising art event right her on Marco sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and benefiting the Leadership Marco Scholarship Fund, the Art League, Marco Island’s Center for the Arts, and the Marco ...

  • Island Arts: 2008 was a very colorful time for art on Marco Published 12/24/2008 at 3:53 p.m.

    As one year ends and another approaches, many of us put so much focus on making resolutions for the New Year, we forget about the great successes we made this past year.

  • Island Arts: The Art League: A real bargain Published 12/11/2008 at 3:58 p.m.

    I was visiting with a friend this weekend, someone who has lived here for many years. During our discussion, he mentioned how surprised he was with all the Art League, Marco Island’s Center for the Arts, has to offer. He ...

  • Guest Commentary: A season of hope, thanks and art Published 12/11/2008 at 3:54 p.m.

    We are all thankful for so much in our lives; for our families, friends, health and good fortune. Thankful for being able to enjoy the sun and sea, warmth and beauty of island living. Thankful for the faith that brings ...

  • Island arts: Sculpting the arts Published 10/30/2008 at 4:28 p.m.

    Thinking about the tools that artists use, we relate mostly to paintbrushes, paints, clay and yes, crayons. We think of instruments, music and even voice; pens, pencils, computers, even typewriters. We think of scripts, stages, and costumes that actors use. ...

  • Island Arts: Color your day pretty Published 10/16/2008 at 4:06 p.m.

    Color, “the property causing visual sensation.”

  • Island Arts: So what’s cookin’ in the arts? Published 10/01/2008 at 4:51 p.m.

    Here is just another example of how the arts impact us every single day in so many different ways. I happen to know from a great source that the Art League adds the culinary arts to its choice of classes. ...

  • Island Arts: Gift others with your gifts Published 09/18/2008 at 10:21 a.m.

    There is a jewel on this island, and from my conversations with a few locals, many are not aware of it. The Art League, Marco Island’s Center for the Arts, not only provides classes in the arts and galleries for ...

  • Island Arts: Contributing to the arts — find the way Published 09/03/2008 at 9:15 p.m.

    I know we all have favorite things we like to do when we travel. One of mine, I know you won’t believe this, is to seek out new and different art locations.

  • Island Arts: It’s the turn for all drama queens Published 08/19/2008 at 11:44 p.m.

    Doesn’t everybody seem to have a little drama in their life? Right about now, we all seem to be sharing the dictionary definition of drama as performed in “a serious play” or better yet, “a real life event or situation ...

  • Island Arts: Teamwork and creative minds Published 08/06/2008 at 8:04 p.m.

    Let’s see... How many people does it take to pull off an event and what creative thinking is involved in the process? In August, the Center for the Arts will host the Marco Island Chamber afterhours. Now, that’s one partnership ...

  • Island Arts: Still, still? Summer is waiting for you Published 07/23/2008 at 5:51 p.m.

    You may not have been keeping up with all the events going on at the Art League, Marco Island Center for the Arts, this summer — now you have one more chance to gear up, create and become a part ...

  • Island Arts: Creative force sparks the sky Published 07/08/2008 at 5:06 p.m.

    Boy, oh boy! Did the Fourth of July Holiday hit everyone the same as me? Time just keeps flying by here in paradise, but once again I was reminded of how much the creative mind is present in our lives.

  • Island Arts: Join the fun — League offers summer workshops Published 06/26/2008 at 4:37 p.m.

    Typically when we use the word “art” many of us think of paintings and drawings, then sculptures or glass and clay. When we take the word “art” and make it plural it helps us to understand that we are not ...

  • Island Arts: Appreciate what’s everywhere Published 06/12/2008 at 4:34 p.m.

    This week has been fun filled with many administrative tasks. Ah, the life of a non-profit arts educational facility! One of the many ways non-profits try to obtain funds is through grant writing. It is no different at the Art ...

  • Island Arts: Value of the arts Published 05/29/2008 at 5:18 p.m.

    Artists deal with value all the time. To understand value as it relates to the visual artist, particularly the painter, is not much different than the way most of us look at value. Value is the range of light from ...

  • Island Arts: Artistic changes Published 05/14/2008 at 1:40 p.m.

    Time for a change? Living here in southwest Florida we don’t get the chance to experience the change of seasons. We don’t really go from spring weather to the summer weather in the traditional ways. After just spending a week ...

  • Island Arts: Arts is everywhere Published 04/30/2008 at 2:40 p.m.

    I am thinking about what to write about this week because there is so much planned for the off season here, and what is really on my mind is... vacation! Yes, I said it! I am writing this in the ...

  • Island Arts: Art is energy in motion Published 04/17/2008 at 9:54 a.m.

    While attending many of the arts events that take place on our island, I am excited about the people I get to see. This past week was a pretty busy week for us at the Center for the Arts (known ...

  • Island Arts: It’s not over till ... Published 04/03/2008 at 9:29 a.m.

    Many think of this time of year as the end of season. Now that Easter has come and gone most think the doings on the island start to wind down. What with the end of another great exhibit Art Interprets ...

  • Island Arts: Volunteer — you won’t be sorry Published 03/19/2008 at 4:19 p.m.

    Marco Island’s Center for the Arts (known to many as the Art League) is so fortunate to have such a dedicated volunteer base.

  • Island Arts: It’s time to pARTy Published 03/05/2008 at 3:49 p.m.

    It’s that time again here on Marco Island when all the social and fundraising activities take place. This brings to mind a few facts. Fact is we are a seasonal community and when we are all here we like to ...

  • Island Arts: Arts — Just do it Published 02/20/2008 at 3:33 p.m.

    We have had a busy couple of weeks here on Marco in the arts and I hope you were able to take advantage of the artful happenings going on. At Marco Island’s Center for the Arts we just finished a ...

  • Island Arts: Bringing out the young artist Published 02/07/2008 at 11:19 a.m.

    Last time we met, I introduced you to a great program that the Center for the Arts offers for artists and children alike; Artist Visiting Kids. It suddenly occurred to me that as a community we may not all be ...

  • Island Arts: Encourage development of aspiring artists Published 01/23/2008 at 2:07 p.m.

    I believe we are so fortunate to be in a community that recognizes the importance of the arts; a community that offers opportunities for not just patrons but for ARTISTS to take advantage of promoting awareness of the arts and ...

  • Island Arts: Art is everywhere Published 01/09/2008 at 5:47 p.m.

    I am so excited about the addition of this column to the Marco Eagle! I’m also honored to be able to provide what I hope to be informative and interesting articles.