ArtCalusa VIP Reception | Friday November 01 2013

Art Calusa poster

Join Lee Trust for Historic Preservation and the Florida Anthropological Society in welcoming Florida's leading historical artists working today at the VIP opening reception of ArtCalusa: Reflections on Representation. ArtCalusa is a group exhibition of artists who visually interpret the life and experiences of Florida's indigenous peoples, particularly the Calusa Indians through their contact with early European explorers. Exhibiting artists include Lucas Century, Merald Clark, Charles Dauray, Chris Kreider, David Meo, Theodore Morris, Dean Quigley, Hermann Trappman, and Jackson Walker. During the reception, preeminent archaeologist Dr. Jerald Milanich will explore the 420-year old mystery of Theodore de Bry's engravings in his presentation, "Tattooed Ladies: Do Theodore de Bry's Iconic 1591 Engravings of Florida Indians Reflect Reality or Something Else?" Tickets for the VIP reception are $50 and will go on sale in late August through the art center at or (239) 333-1933. A published exhibition catalogue of all works will also be available for purchase.A limited room block for the ArtCalusa exhibition opening has been established at Hotel Indigo, a boutique hotel in the Fort Myers historic River District. Discounted rates of $109 and up are available for Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2nd, valid for booking with the group code "ACE" through October 1, 2013. For reservations, please contact the hotel directly at (239) 337-3446 or online at The ArtCalusa exhibition is generously underwritten by the College of Life Foundation. The VIP reception is sponsored by the Florida Anthropological Society.

Date and Time:

6:30pm - 9:00pm November 1, 2013 - November 1, 2013


City Pier Building
1300 Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Contact Information:

Theresa Schober
(239) 851-9040