OSPREY, FL (November 19, 2015) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, in collaboration with Ringling College | Englewood Art Center, is pleased to host an artist’s reception for plein air painter, Jeff Markowsky, on Tuesday, December 8, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The exhibit runs thru December, 2015 and is sponsored in part by a grant from Visit Sarasota County. 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 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 season focus on 50 Shades of Green, which highlights the ways in which art is both inspired by and impacts our natural and built environment. Learn more at www.ringling.edu/eac.
Jeff Markowsky is part adventurer, painter and instructor. He teaches painting and drawing at Savannah College of Art & Design and in the summer, travels the country in his camper on plein air excursions seeking out natural vistas and extraordinary landscapes off the beaten path. Learn more at www.jeffmarkowsky.com.
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, preserving those special natural lands that make our region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, they 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.