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Global Art Around the World 2013

We are pleased to announce our fourth annual Global Art Around The World  Art Show featured at First Assembly of God, Fort Myers, Florida, October 26 through November 10, 2013.

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony (See the Awards)

October 25, 2013 • 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Art Show Dates

October 26 – November 10, 2013

Art Show Hours

Monday – Friday’s (Self-tour) • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday evening’s • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Saturday’s • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Sunday’s • 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Our Juror

Leoma Lovegrove, an impressionist painter known worldwide for her colorful artistic depictions of flora and fauna calls Matlacha Island in Southwest Florida her home. It is here that she is inspired within her own waterfront gallery and gardens where she greets thousands of visitors do paint with endless creativity. Her contagious love of Florida has been instrumental in encouraging tourism to the state from all over the world. In the United States her works are represented in numerous galleries throughout the country. Leoma’s mural, The Catch of Matlacha Island is listed on The Florida Association of Public Art Professionals. Most recent, Bealls Florida Department Stores is featuring her as their Florida artist under the designer label Leoma Lovegrove complete with her trademark glasses. Bealls will launch her “Good-Day Sunshine” collection statewide early January. In Georgia, her portrait of Jimmy Carter hangs in his Presidential Library in Atlanta. Her art is also in the private collections of the White House in Washington, DC and in President George W. Bush’s Presidential Library in Dallas. Lovegrove was honored at an artist’s reception in the White House given by First Lady, Laura Bush. Her artwork has also graced the windows at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Internationally, Lovegrove was commissioned to paint a portrait of Richard Branson for the Virgin Airlines Headquarters in London. Her Beatles Series drew the attention of the city of Liverpool. To commemorate the unification of East and West Germany, Lovegrove’s work “Focused” was presented to the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Eva Alexandra, Countess Kenderffy.

“Painting Out Loud” with Leoma Lovegrove performances started with her “PassionPaintings”, – powerful portraits of Christ that she paints in front of a congregation with sacred music of worship as her inspiration. These live painting performances now keep her busy traveling the country. Her work is currently on exhibit at SW Florida International Airport (“Shine On”), Edison & Ford Winter Estates (“Into the Wild”), First Baptist Church, downtown Ft. Myers (“He Has Risen”). “Freedom” is in the private collection of the City of Ft. Myers and hangs in the City Chambers at City Hall.  She is popping up in magazines and news publications across the globe. Last February she was featured in Germany’s television show, Galileo which was viewed by 2.5 million in nearly every country of Europe. The segment was so popular it is now aired in Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic.

A graduate of the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Lovegrove recharges her artistic batteries each spring by traveling over seas where she often paints in Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France. Her home and global headquarters are also on Matlacha Island where she lives with her author husband, Michael J. Silberg, Solomon the demanding cranky parrot and three feral cats, Lois, Pebbles and Fred, the rising star.

Visit Leoma’s website: Leoma Lovegrove



 Our Guest Musician

Celine Caraballo, has been playing piano for seven years.  She enjoys it because it is something that she can share with others to bring them joy, and at the same time she can use it to serve and glorify the Lord through her musical gifts and talent.

Celine is active in FSOD’s Interface School of Worship, and she plays keys in one of FSOD’s bands.  She has a passion for music and for teaching others.  Celine graduated in the top-ten of her high school class and is currently taking coursework through FSOD’s Moody Bible Institutes’ Distance Learning academic track.  Celine feels a call to ministry, and admits that at the moment she is not sure what area that is  — but she is being faithful and obedient and will serve in whatever capacity He calls her to serve.