October 6 to December 7 – 2016

Featuring the photographic works of Jim Freeman and Gareth Rockliffe.

EARTH-SCAPES Art Opening and Reception

Meet the artists and view their work.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
6 to 9pm FREE to the public

Enjoy these multi-media performances celebrating EARTH-SCAPES on the lush botanical grounds of Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs.

—Photo Booth by Mila Bridger
—Calusa Story Telling with Calusa John
—Live music by Alchymie
—Live Street Painting by Jane Portaluppi-Durand
—Live Dulcimer Musicby Debo Sylla
—Community Drumming Circle with Mark Wagner
—Live Poetry
—Free Mini Treatments in the Spa
—Organic Dinner Served 5:00 to 8:00pm
—Free Butterfly Card making
—Free Yoga 6:30 to 7:30pm
—Trunk Jewelry Show
—Beer and Wine Bar

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.


For more information call 239-949-0749 or visit We are located at 27750 Old 41 Rd in Bonita Springs, Fl 34135.

About the EARTH-SCAPES featured artists

Jim Freeman

Jim Freeman, originally from Texas, has been a commercial and fine art photographer for the past 25 years. Now living in Southwest Florida, he has been exploring and photographing the Ten Thousand Islands near and inside the Everglades National Park. Many of these locations are only accessible by boat. Jim combines his love of sailing and exploring, to capture images of these unique islands.

After photographing the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern United States for many years, Jim finds the wide open skies and panoramic views of the islands reminiscent of those areas.

His fine art landscapes decorate airports, corporate offices, and the homes of private collectors.

Visit his website at

Gareth Rockliffe

A native of Southport England with over twenty years of experience, Gareth Rockliffe has achieved international recognition for his soulful landscape photography and has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe.

Early in his career, the Kodak Company of the United Kingdom bought a number of his limited edition images to promote photography as a true art form to it’s public, the success of which brought about the World Wildlife Fund’s interest in using his unique images of wildlife on postal stamps.

Gareth’s work has been featured in such publications as Naples Illustrated, Gulf Shore Life, Portfolio Magazine, Life in Naples, and Boston’s North Shore Life.

A partner with his wife Jan Soderquist, in Naples based Soderquist Photography, Inc., the couple was twice invited to Sir Richard Branson’s private island, Necker, which culminated in a wildlife publication and a highly sophisticated DVD production.

A five times recipient of the title of "Honorary Color Master", Gareth received an international color award from the prestigious Photography Masters Cup. In 2013, Gareth won an "Outstanding Achievement Award" from the International Kontinent Awards, and that same year Clyde Butcher presented him with an award at the Annual Rookery Bay Photographic Competition. In 2015 Gareth was a winner of the PDN World In Focus Travel Photography contest and was a nominee for the International Black and White Spyder Awards.

Recently, Gareth and Jan started a joint project that they successfully funded through a Kickstarter campaign. They traveled the West coast from San Diego, Cal. to Cape Flattery Washington. In three months they covered over ten thousand miles. 2015 saw a major exhibition of the work at Naples von Liebig Center and inclusion of their Vidéage in the Fort Myers Beach film festival. Their journey continues in 2016 as they photograph the New England coastline.

Rockliffe likes to control the whole process of his art, from capturing the beauty that lays before his lens, to the actual printing and framing of his gorgeous limited edition museum prints. "Landscape photography became a passion for me after capturing a singular image. It was a pivotal photograph, as this particular day was the beginning of developing my own distinctive style. After years of shooting with film, my goal continues to be to catch the shot "in camera" with minimal computer manipulation".

"There is a distinctive style that threads its way through Gareth’s work which is a mix of both beauty and emotion and invites the viewer to that exact spot… that suspended magical moment in time."

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

Be Amazed

FEELIN' GROOVY: Wed Mar 11 11 – 5 to 8:30pm

Featuring a free community class on CBD oil with Dr. Stan Headley from Cypress Pharmacy, 1960s and 1970s music by Smart & Sassy in Perfect Harmony, and free Rumba dance lessons with Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Bonita Springs.

SONG AND DANCE: Wed Feb 12 – 5 to 8:30pm

Free dance lessons! Learn to Rumba with Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Bonita Springs. Gulfshore Opera's Go Diva's will be performing their operatic tunes in the Octagon. Gulf Coast Symphony presents the talented Jazz Singer, Maci Miller, sharing songs from her new album "Round Midnight." Now featuring FREE VALET parking.

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.

ALL JAZZED UP: Wed Dec 11 – 6 to 9pm

Featuring the Gulf Coast Symphony Jazz Quintet. An indoor artisan market will include eclectic products for sale, farmer's market-style, from the site's organic garden, local vendors, area artists and craftsmen.

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.

NOVDEC19 Art Show

NOVDEC19 Art Show

Artists Beth Schroeder and Erik Pflueger will have their original work on display at Shangri-La Springs from November 1st through December 31st 2019. Meet the artists at our Art & Soul Community Night on Wednesday December 11 2019 — 6 to 10pm.

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