October 2017

  • Alliance for the Arts Seeks Poets for 2018 Chapbook

    October 25, 2017

    The Alliance for the Arts is issuing a call to poets for its inaugural Chapbook celebration on April 5, 2018. Selected poems will be published in a National Poetry Month celebratory chapbook. Online submissions are due by February 23, 2018. To be eligible for entry, poets must reside in southwest Florida and be able to attend …

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  • Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts Presents Seven Guitars by August Wilson

    October 23, 2017

    Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts presents Seven Guitars by August Wilson, directed by Sonya McCarter this November. This lyrical play is part of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, which charts the African-American experience through each decade of the 20th century. After serving jail time on a trumped-up vagrancy charge, blues musician Floyd Barton sets …

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  • The Alliance Presents an Evening of Poetry Open Mic Night on Oct. 26

    October 17, 2017

    Southwest Florida poets are invited to share their work at an open mic night on Oct. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. designed to bring together different generations, styles and approaches to poetry. The event is free and open to poets of all ages and to those who simply enjoy soaking up spoken word, but …

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  • Alliance for the Arts Presents Small Works Exhibit: 200 Under $200 from Nov. 3 – Dec. 2

    October 16, 2017

    Hundreds of pieces of artwork created by Alliance for the Arts members will fill the gallery walls during November during Small Works Exhibit: 200 Under $200. Coinciding with the onset of the holiday shopping season, this non-traditional art show features works of all mediums priced at $200 or less. All sales are “cash and carry,” meaning …

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  • How the ARTS paint a pretty economic picture

    October 11, 2017

    BY ROGER WILLIAMS AMY GINSBURG MADE multitasking look easy last week as she took phone calls, messages, door-knocking inquiries and the warm greetings of passing musicians all in stride — a stride that would help lift the Southwest Florida Symphony smoothly into its challenging schedule for fall, winter and spring two weeks early. “It’s like …

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