3 To Do: Sea life at Center for Arts
1. Second Tuesday: Sea life at Center for Arts
Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to “Sea Life” an eye opening all mediums judged exhibition of unique artwork.
The judge for this exhibition is Jack O’Brien, curator at the Naples Art Association. The winning works and artists are: First, “Smile” by Vera Ripley; second, “Mother Manatee” by Marie Senechal; and third, “Sandbar Solutions” by Tara O’Neill; with honorable mentions to “Sea Pod” by Cheryl Costley and “Tropical Fantasy” by Margo Kostecka.
The exhibition will be on display from through June 26 and the center is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The opening reception, called Second Tuesday, is from 5:30 until 7 p.m., June 12. No reservations are required. There is a suggested $10 donation for non-members.
In La Petite Galerie, Naples Artist Peter Sottong displays his award winning cold casted sculptures of egrets, ibis, snook and local fauna.
2. This weekend: SWFL SpaceCon
Saturday, June 16, through Sunday, June 17, at the Lee County Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers.
This event will feature science fiction authors, guests from the comic book and film industry, vendors, presentations, game demos, gaming, game tournaments, cosplayers and costume contests. $10 per day per adult, $5 children 12 and under, $2 discount with costume or SWFL SpaceCon shirt. $5 for parking.
3. Kids Free Friday: Mammals
From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., June 15, in celebration of the Reserve’s 40th anniversary, this popular summer education program provides free admission with programming geared towards children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult.
Rookery Bay recommends a ratio of no more than 3 kids per adult to ensure a safe and pleasurable experience.
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and is located at 300 Tower Road, one mile south of the intersection of US41 and Collier Boulevard.
Learn more and register for tours and events at rookerybay.org/calendar. Friends of Rookery Bay member discounts apply to most events.