Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, in collaboration with Ringling College | Englewood Art Center, is pleased to host the exhibit opening and artist’s reception for contemporary American impressionist painter, Lori Putnam, on Tuesday, December 9, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This remarkable plein air exhibit showcases the artist’s expressive brushwork and exciting use of color. The cocktail reception with remarks by the artist will be held at the foundation’s headquarters at Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. RSVP to 941-918-2100. Artwork is available for purchase. The exhibit runs thru December, 2014 and is sponsored in part by a grant from Visit Sarasota County. The exhibit may be viewed during the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call for holiday week hours.
The exhibition is part of Ringling College | Englewood Art Center’s special focus on Celebrating Florida Landscape. The season will highlight the ways in which nature inspires artists to the height of creativity. Conservation Foundation is partnering on two exhibitions during the series of events. Learn more at www.ringling.edu/eac. “We hope this is the beginning of much collaboration with Englewood Art Center,” notes Foundation President, Christine Johnson. “We are privileged to host an artist of Ms. Putnam’s caliber, celebrating the very natural beauty that we work to protect at Conservation Foundation.”
Lori Putnam is recognized as one of the finest American Impressionists of our time. She has traveled around the world to paint, teach and share both her artwork and her artistic philosophy. Prior to becoming a fulltime fine artist in 2005, Putnam owned and managed a graphic design company. Her artwork has received many awards and is in public, private and corporate collections worldwide. She maintains a studio in Franklin, Tennessee.
Ringling College | Englewood Art Center is a division of the Ringling College of Art and Design, a preeminent independent nonprofit art college. RC | EAC’s goal is to be a catalyst for creativity and arts appreciation for the entire community. The Art Center presents exhibitions, hosts art events and offers high quality art education for artists of all ages at all levels. Learn more at www.ringling.edu/eac.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever. Conservation Foundation works with landowners, businesses, and government to protect the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land preservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com