Space Art Exhibition
April 15, 2019 – May 15, 2019
Collier Museum at Government Center
This exhibition features the works of Chris Calle, Paul Calle, and Alan Bean. American artist Chris Calle’s works have appeared on US commemorative stamps, and his father, Paul Calle, was the only artist with the Apollo 11 crew on launch day. Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean walked on the moon on the second lunar landing mission. The life experiences of these men led to a love of space and a love of art which are celebrated in this exhibition.
This exhibition is presented as part of the Naples Space Festival. For more information, visit TheNaplesSpaceFestival.com
Trains Around the World: Railroad Photographs by Fred M. Springer
May 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019
Naples Depot Museum
Trains Around the World: Railroad Photographs by Fred M. Springer seeks to capture the spirit of Springer’s work and showcases his rail imagery from all six inhabited continents. The selection of images reveals a commonality of human technology across cultures and nations through the enduring railroad industry. Springer created a visual record of the decline and rebirth of railroading in the United States, while internationally captured the juxtaposition of rail technology in less-developed parts of the globe.
Fred Springer expertly distinguished himself within the field of railroad photography by extending his lens outside the bounds of North America. In the 1950s, many photographers committed to documenting the final curtain of the steam era in the United States. While Springer certainly played his role in capturing the end of steam locomotives and the emergence of diesel, he likewise looked to document the importance of rail transportation across the globe. Notably, Springer made several trips to Mexico in the 1960s to capture surviving steam operations that persisted as normal tenants of daily life across more rural nations. From the 1980s through the early 2000s Springer captured the important role of rail transportation in countries from South America to South Africa.
Trains Around the World: Railroad Photographs by Fred M. Springer was created by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art.
An Everglades Affair
February 6 – May 28, 2019
Marco Island Historical Museum
This exhibit features artwork by local artist Jo-Ann Sanborn. Jo-Ann finds inspiration from local ecosystems and specifically, views of the Everglades. The paintings seen during this exhibit were completed with this showing in mind. More on Jo-Ann’s preparations for this show can be found on her website, where she is posting video-blogs on her progress: joannsanborn.com. On her website, Jo-Ann writes “The Everglades has a story to tell. The forms of the palms, water and skies are ancient and familiar—but their composition, light, and color are unique to each day. I do not want to merely recreate the images, but to integrate their specialness into moments of lasting memory. The horizontal and vertical aspects of the forms within the Everglades intrigue me.”