February 8 2016 to April 11 2017

Featuring the original art works of Michael Monroe, Pat Zalisko, Dawn Scandale in the Great House.

BRIGHT LIGHT Art Opening and Reception

Meet the artists and view their work.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
6-9pm FREE to the public

The Historic Shangri-La Springs monthly Art & Nature night will guide you through a multi-media artistic experience unique to South West Florida. If you have not visited this beautifully preserved piece of old Florida, the free community night on the second Wednesday of each month from 6pm-9pm is a great time to . You will be awed as you walk into the circa 1921 Great House with live Baby Grand Piano played by Alchymie. A featured live artist swirls colors to the music as patrons to the organic wine bar, with beer supplied by the local Brewery Momentum, take in the scene sip by sip. A glide into the dining room and guests are invited to an organic three course meal with a wall of windows overlooking the giant Mysore fig tree in the courtyard.

A walk outside and your ears will guide you towards the spa where Debo plays the Hammered Dulcimer and guests receive free mini spa treatments. A step into the longhouse with its exposed cedar beams and you can partake in free community yoga while Jane Portaluppi Durand works on her latest masterpiece in the form of sidewalk chalk art. When yoga is over you can create your very own watercolor card for free with Susan Sholle Martin.

As you enjoy the acres of verdant landscape you will be happy you brought along your drum so you can join in the community drumming circle which welcomes all levels and ages. With poetry and short films on the horizon this night will continue to amaze and highlight this historic property and all it has to offer the community.

Enjoy the festivities in celebration of "BRIGHT LIGHT"
—Live Painting by featured artist
—Live music by Alchymie
—Live Street Painting by Jane Portaluppi-Durand
—Live Dulcimer Music by Debo Sylla
—Live Music by Kat Epple
—Community Drumming Circle with Marc Wagner
—Live Poetry
—Live Paper Grotto Theatre
—Live Pottery Making
—Free Mini Treatments in the Spa
—Organic Dinner Served 5:00-8:00pm
—Free Mini Treatments at Hummingbird
—Free Butterfly Card making
—Free Yoga throughout the night
—Trunk Jewelry Show

Rain or shine.

BRIGHT LIGHT Art Show ad design by sandy z

Paper Grotto

Paper Grotto LIVE...

is a Video, Dance and Music performance inside a giant paper sculpture set. The performers appear and disappear inside the sculpture installation as it is built from the inside out. The video projection on sculpture and dance creates a mesmerizing look into a hyper-real "living painting".
Press Release [PDF]

Please Note

Event festivities advertised may vary from time to time due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you.

Shangri-La Springs is a pet-friendly venue but due to limited space in the main house, pets are limited to the outside grounds and deck.

About the BRIGHT LIGHT featured artists

Michael Monroe

Michael Monroe is an abstract artist who focuses on landscapes and seascapes. Michael is known for his bold use of color. His artwork can be found in galleries across the nation, including Aspen, Santa Fe, Boston, Palm Desert and Scottsdale. Michael has recently opened his own studio/gallery in Naples.

One of Michael's greatest achievements was painting luxury grand pianos for Baldwin Piano Company. Michael is Baldwin's only hand painting artist for their luxury grand pianos, the Artist Series. Michael's art is not only represented in galleries, three of his paintings were used in the major motion picture, "Nothing But The Truth" starring Kate Beckinsale, David Schwimmer, Matt Dillon and Alan Alda. Another great accomplishment in Michael's art career was being invited aboard the Oceania Cruise as the "Artist in Residence". Michael toured through Europe for 44 days, aboard the luxury liner, the Marina.

Through Michael's use of vibrant colors and elaborate texture, he creates artwork that is full of expression. According to the artist, his paintings are "the perfect example of unrestricted freedom and spirit".

pat zalisko

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dawn scandale

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No outside photography, food or drinks permitted on the property. Applies to all events.

Be Amazed

JUNSEP20 Art Show

JUNSEP20 Art Show

Taylord Dezeme will have his original work on display at Shangri-La Springs from June through September 2020.

MARAPR20 Art Show

MARAPR20 Art Show

Dennis Goodman will have his original photographs on display at Shangri-La Springs from March 1 through April 30 2020. Meet the artist at our Art & Soul Community Night on Wednesday March 11 2020 — 5 to 8:30pm.

JANFEB20 Art Show

JANFEB20 Art Show

Artist Janis McCracken will have her original work on display at Shangri-La Springs from January 1 through February 29 2020. Meet the artist at our Art & Soul Community Night on Wednesday January 8 2020 — 6 to 10pm.

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