RHYTHM + RHYME Art Show

August 4 to October 5 – 2016

Featuring the original works of David Acevedo and Ignacio Alperin.

RHYTHM + RHYME Art Opening and Reception

Meet the artists and view their work.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
&
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6 to 9pm FREE to the public

Enjoy these multi-media performances celebrating Rhythm & Rhyme on the lush botanical grounds of Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs.

—Live Painting by David Acevedo
—Interactive Food as ART by Chef Pyro and Pierre
—Live music by Alchymie
—Live Street Painting by Jane Portaluppi-Durand
—Live Dulcimer Music by Debo Sylla

Also on this night:
—Organic Dinner Served 5:00 to 8:00pm
—Free Butterfly Card making
—Free Yoga 6:30 to 7:30pm & 7:45 to 8:45pm
—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.

RHYTHM + RHYME Art Show

About the show

Rhythm and Rhyme is the newest art exhibit showcased at the historic Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs Florida. Featuring the works of Ignacio Alperin, an international artist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and David Acevedo a Fort Myers based artists from Puerto Rico. Rhythm and Rhyme are at the core of our human experience and these two artists exemplify it in their original works of art. The rhythm of the heart and the rhyme of life as it comes full circle are the experience behind the works created by these two talented and recognized artists.

Ignacia Alperin is inspired by the jazz greats for his colorful and lively paintings. Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Joe Pass, Charles Brown, Kenny Clark and other legends including Frank Sinatra and Argentina's Dino Saluzzi connect with his internal rhythm guiding his color palette and brush strokes. His paintings have been recognized and exhibited from New York to London from Zurich to Argentina and many in between. He currently resides in Buenos Aries where he is the professor of Creativity and Innovation at The Argentine National Catholic University.

David Acevedo goes with the rhythm and flow of life as he approaches his canvas and choses his medium. Using music as the ever-changing backdrop of his expression and mood he plays with the rhyme of time and we experience it through his abstract-expressionist representation of life lived fully. He was awarded Lee County's Angel of the Arts - Artist of the Year and is a Core founding member of the Downtown Fort Myers Art Walk as well as daas gallery co-owner and ongoing supporter of the Fort Myers Art scene in many other avenues.

As always Shangri-La uses these art reception nights to share the unique and Historic grounds of its Vitality Center with all who attend. They offer Live Music in the Great House, free butterfly card making, free mini treatments in the Spa, free yoga from 6:30-7:30 & 7:45-8:45, live painting by David Acevedo and Jane Portaluppi Durand, Organic Dinner Served in the dining room from 5:00pm-8:00pm, beer and wine bar and a trunk jewelry show. This array of opportunities is supported by the lush acres of rare trees and meandering creek which make Shangri-La Springs a place like no other.

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

About the RHYTHM + RHYME featured artists

David Acevedo

Abstract Expressionist Artist
Acevedostudio.com

King of the Coop

Statement
I am an intuitive artist.

I do not seek to fix the world or criticize governmental institutions through my work; rather learn from myself with every brush stroke and allow my mind to wander the state of sub-consciousness that I fall into during my creative process. My work does not speak about politics or demands you to recall the stresses of everyday living. The color palette I utilize varies from time to time because of an ever-changing mind that dictates it. Never one to follow recipes, I create my own mixture of mediums until I feel content.

My process includes a long stare at a blank canvas, a look around my studio for inspiration and finally a decisive moment of whether to grab a brush and paint or the keys to my car and leave.

The artwork I produce has been described as abstract-expressionist, but I have found that descriptive labels push me to stay within the limits of a movement and that counteracts with my muses. I humbly admit traveling the journey of experimentation and I continue the constant search for individualism within my body of work.

The materials I utilize to create my paintings are usually photographs, magazine cut-outs, acrylic paints, gesso, inks, pencils, dry and oil pastels, oils, enamels, colored markers and pens; applied to cotton rag paper or stretched canvas. A particular painting of mine could have all of these mediums or as little as one; it all depends on my vision at the moment and most importantly, my mood.

I believe that we are all artists in one way or another. It just so happens that some of us are cursed with a constant and overwhelming need for creativity while others find a way to ignore such urge. Talent is not necessarily what makes the artist; passion and perseverance does.

Learn more David Acevedo Bio PDF

Ignacio Alperin

Ignacio Alperin

Bio
Ignacia Alperin is inspired by the jazz greats for his colorful and lively paintings. Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Joe Pass, Charles Brown, Kenny Clark and other legends including Frank Sinatra and Argentina's Dino Saluzzi connect with his internal rhythm guiding his color palette and brush strokes. His paintings have been recognized and exhibited from New York to London from Zurich to Argentina and many in between. He currently resides in Buenos Aries where he is the professor of Creativity and Innovation at The Argentine National Catholic University.


Restrictions

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

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