Retablo: An Art of Symbolic Storytelling
Naples Art Association announces ART Connects, a lecture series that explores the power of creativity and includes workshops for artists about the business side of their career. Nicario Jimenez creates retablos, folk art portable boxes filled with brightly colored figurines arranged into intricate narrative scenes. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, retablos were carried through the mountains by Spanish priests as portable religious shrines for Catholic saints. Later, they were adapted by indigenous people to include their own deities and mythologies. Nicario's compositions depict religious, historical and everyday events. http://www.retablosnicario.com. Jimenez will lend some of his artwork for La Casa: Latin American Art, an exhibition this spring at The von Liebig Art Center in conjunction with the 2nd Annual ArtsNaples World Festival. Please call 239-262-6517, ext. 100 to purchase tickets and/or to reserve your seat. The Naples Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1954 by local artists. Its mission is to educate and promote visual arts in Southwest Florida. Through its programs, the Naples Art Association is dedicated to serving individual artists of all ages and skill levels, along their creative journeys. Patrons and visitors are inspired to learn, discover and create. Today, the organization includes more than 1,000 members and operates The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples. The art center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays in season. For more information, please call 239-262-6517, visit http://naplesart.org, like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/vonliebigartcenter or follow Twitter at http://twitter.com/vonliebigart.
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