April 11 to June 12 2018

Featuring award-winning visual artists Lily and David Hatchett showing their paper and sculptural art works in the Great House.

TREE-CYCLED Art Opening and Reception

Meet the artists and view their work.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6-9pm FREE to the public

Join us for an evening of artistic experience at the opening of the TREE-CYCLED art show featuring award-winning visual artists Lily and David Hatchett showing their paper and sculptural art works.

Art & Nature Community Nights

Guests can enjoy a decadent organic tapas dinner in the Great House from 6 to 8:30pm, featuring small-plate entrees infused with fresh ingredients from the on-site garden at Shangri-La Springs. The tapas dinner, prepared by Artichoke & Company, a local full-service catering company, will serve items priced between $9 and $15 each. Guests can also enjoy locally-brewed beer on tap from Momentum Brewhouse

The events will feature an abundance of artistic performances and activities throughout the property. Below is a schedule of our programming planned for the April and May Art & Nature Nights.

Great House
  • Cesar Aguilera - Live Painting
  • Mickey Basil - Live Piano Performance
  • Organic Tapas Dinner 6-8:30pm, Call for reservations
  • Beer and organic Wine for purchase at the bar
Longhouse and Courtyard
Oak Creek Lawn (6:30 to 9pm)
  • 7pm - complimentary yoga class
Octagon Breezeway
Private Dining Room
The Spa
  • Complimentary mini-spa treatments


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]

Performances of PAPER GROTTO start at dusk.

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.


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

About the TREE-CYCLED featured artists

Lily Hatchett

LILY HATCHETT, award-winning visual artist, uses mixed media like a palette. She is a full-time artist, performance artist and independent filmmaker. Her Paper Grotto Live sculpture performances become containers for video, dance and music, pushing the boundaries of Butoh and Origami.

Just watch "…sometimes the paper dogs just takeover!"

"Life and art are both all about learning and acquiring new skills. Drawing provides me the means for visualizing my ideas. I work in various art forms: painting, sculpture, photography, video and performance art. My art is a playground of unseen realities that have to be rendered visible to become more than a passing thought. My essence as an artist is to open up imaginations. The imagination is the sandbox of countless possibilities. From breathtaking vistas to hidden places, the unexpected becomes art".

Learn more @
YouTube: Lily Hatchett (red channel)


   MFA   Hoffberger School, Maryland Institute College of Art
   BS   Interdisciplinary Technology, Antioch College
   Sacred Heart Convent, Honolulu, HI


    Shangri-La, Bonita Springs, art & performance
    SBDAC, Ft. Myers city art grant show, art & performance
    Five Points Festival, NYC
    Yale Club, NYC
    Miami Art Week Warehouse Takeovers.  Wynwood, FL
    Waterposse Gallery, NY, NY
    Tincture Gallery, Ft. Myers FL
    Grand Illusion Gallery, Ft. Myers FL
    Rock and Paper, All Media Gallery, NY, NY
    Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Ft. Myers, FL
    Patriot Dog, Southwest Florida International Airport
    Flor 500, Florida plant species, FGCU
    International Center for Photography, NY, NY
    Times Square Dirt Show, NY, NY
    Art Expo, Paper Dogs, NY, NY
    Shoshanna Wayne Gallery, LA, CA
    Ionica, Gab Gallery, Miami, FL
    AJITA, The Station Gallery, Houston, TX
    No Se No, NY, NY
    Exit Art, NY, NY
    ABC No Rio Gallery, NY, NY
    Corcoran Gallery, National Drawing Award, DC
    Baltimore Museum, 5 Maryland Artists

David Hatchett

The Eva Hesse Retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 1972 was a turning point for me as an artist. The material presence of her art transformed my observation of physical material into an internal, sensation based experience. It took me years to grasp the Hesse influence in my own work. Construction became central to my work, culminating in a solo show at the Charles Cowles Gallery in 1980, and the basis for all of my sculptures and paintings.

Found Object sculpture made an early imprint on me, stemming from my sculptor father, Duayne Hatchett. I make my sculpture with discovered materials from the construction industry. My childhood drawings or the black-and-white photos of my metal clad sculptures, are found materials that generate imagery for my paintings.

I was the costume designer for the Robert Wilson production of Parcival at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg, Germany in 1987. Robert Wilson makes the sublime funny. This experience formed a major shift in my artistic evolution. My other theatrical work includes a male lead role in the Richard Rutkovsky film, Medea Media, as well as lyricist and singer in rock bands, spoken word performances, and dancer in the Lily Hatchett Paper Grotto performances.

Learn more @


     BFA   University of Buffalo 1971
     MFA   Rutgers University 1976


     2011 Howl Gallery, Ft. Myers Fl
     2010 Howl Gallery, Ft. Myers FL
     2009 Ferrari Gallery, Cape Coral, Fl.
     2001 Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn
     1994 Farah Damji Gallery, NYC
     1991 Souyun Yi Gallery, NYC
     1989 Souyun Yi Gallery, NYC
     1988 Souyun Yi Gallery, NYC
     1984 Diane Brown Gallery, NYC
     1982 Roger Litz Gallery, NYC
     1980 Charles Cowles Gallery, NYC
     1974 Michael Walls Gallery, NYC
     1972 Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Be Amazed

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MARAPR20 Art Show

MARAPR20 Art Show

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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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