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Cape Coral Library Art Gallery features Annual Young Artists Show

By Staff | May 25, 2023

Artwork from students at St. Andrew Catholic School in Cape Coral. PHOTOS PROVIDED

Changing exhibitions in the Cape Coral Library’s expansive art gallery are sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library. An “Annual Young Artists Exhibit” has traditionally been held in late spring at the library, located at 921 SW 39th Terrace (near the intersection of Skyline Boulevard and Mohawk Parkway, and this year’s exhibition will be open during regular library hours now through June 29.

Projects by students from St. Andrew Catholic School are on the hallway walls and in the gallery cases. The show also features the winning artwork from the 2023 “Coloring the Earth” Children’s Art Contest in the alcove area of the gallery. Be sure to stop by and check out all of the young talent on display.

St. Andrew Catholic School in Cape Coral has been STREAM Certified since 2019 through the Florida Council of Catholic Bishops and the National Council for Private Education. The school holds the distinction of being the first pilot school in the Diocese of Venice for STREAM, which is an acronym for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math. The blending and crossover of these subjects supports the mission of “educating the whole child.”

Middle school science teacher James Less has been with St. Andrew for five years and appreciates the opportunity to show off art and posters from his students’ projects that illustrate environmental issues. St. Andrew Art Teacher Diana Villadolid has been teaching there for 19 years, and original artwork created in her K-8 classes is on display in the gallery.

The winning entries from the 17th Annual “Coloring the Earth” Children’s Environmental Art Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library and the Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library, is exhibited on the walls of the alcove area in the library gallery. The theme this time was Let’s Save the Florida Scrub-Jay!

A panel of judges selected 20 winning contest entries (five awards for each of the four age categories: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12), and the artwork has been framed for hanging on the walls of the gallery alcove. The awarded art can also be viewed on “http://www.capefriends.org” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>capefriends.org under the “Art Gallery” tab.

For information about the library art exhibits, contact Art Gallery chairperson Monica Rahman by email to “mailto:gallery@capefriends.org” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>gallery@capefriends.org. Follow “Friends of the Cape Coral Library” on Facebook.