'Artrageous' night Saturday
The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs will hold its "Artrageous Event" fundraiser to benefit the Art Center's Youth Education scholarships at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.
Serious fun is the theme of the "Artrageous Event." This unusual evening will showcase musicians, singers, dancers and even speed painters — all taking center stage in an event described as Cirque du Soleil meets art.
For food and wine lovers, there will be plated specialties, catered by Artichoke & Co., paired with wines and beers from around the world.
To see an "Artrageous" video clip, visit www.artcenterbonita.org/international fest.htm.
Tickets for the "Artrageous Event" are $100 per person, with patron-level tickets available at $150. Casual or "artrageous" attire are both acceptable.
Proceeds will go to scholarships for students in the youth education program at the Center for the Arts. In 2012, the center awarded more than $70,000 in scholarships.
Information is available at www.art centerbonita.org and tickets are available by calling 239-495-8989.
Studio tour tickets
Tickets are on sale for the 18th annual Artists' Studio Tour sponsored by the Friends of Art at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. There will be two days for the tours of local artists' studios: 1 to 5 p.m. March 3, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4. The tours will include refreshments March 3 and lunch March 4, and prices are $50 and $65, respectively.
Buy tickets online at www.thephil.org or call 239-597-1900.
Voices of Naples, a local community chorus, is accepting applications for tuition assistance for outstanding area high school seniors who plan to have college majors in vocal music. Over the past six years, Voices of Naples has awarded more than $24,000 in scholarships.
Once again, this year a scholarship up to $3,000 will be awarded to one or more applicants, chosen from graduating high school seniors in public and private schools in Collier and Lee counties, private vocal students from area vocal teachers and home-schooled students.
Auditions will be by appointment the evening of Monday, April 1, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive, Naples. All applications must be received by March 7. For questions or application information, call Douglas Renfroe, Voices of Naples artistic director, at 239-689-5965. Visit the website at www.voicesofnaples.org.
Douglas David, an Indianapolis artist, will return for his fourth season at the von Liebig Art Center in Naples for three sessions of classes:
A one-day Basics of Drawing, Feb. 9
Floral/Still Life Painting, Feb. 11-14
Landscape/Seascape Painting workshop, Feb. 15-17
Details are on his website at www.douglasdavid.com under classes; or see workshops, under education, at naplesart.org. Or call the center at 239-262-6517. Prices begin at $160 per workshops ($110 for Naples Art Association members).
David isn't just teaching; he also is planning to show his works at the Naples National Art Festival Feb. 23-24, and he is familiar with it from being its judge in 2010, as well.
David's workshops are among a wide variety of classes and workshops to be offered next month. For more information, call the center at 239-262-6517.
Curtis trio to perform Feb. 8
Curtis On Tour will perform at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers on Friday, Feb. 8. This tour will bring some of the best of the Curtis Institute of Music to audiences, with virtuosos of tomorrow performing alongside alumni and faculty. Curtis is known for its music education, and among its graduates are Juan Diego Florez, Alan Gilbert and Hilary Hahn.
This program, featuring a string trio, will include Trio in B flat major, D. 471, by Frantz Schubert; Serenade in C major, Op.10, by Ernst von Dohnányi; and Trio in E flat major, Op. 3, by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Cocktails will be at 7 p.m., performance at 8. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets or information, visit www.sbdac.com or call 239-333-1933.
The Davis Art Center is in the downtown Fort Myers River District, at 2301 First Street.