ELEMENTS Art Show

February 13 to April 3

Shangri-La Springs currently features the original works of Mila Apperlo and Guy Tieman in their "Elements" art exhibit. Enjoy jazz piano in the great house by Mickey Basil, free mini treatments in the spa, Paper Grotto Theatre by Lily Hatchet with music by Kat Epple, Debo Kumi playing traditional and original music on the Hammered Dulcimer, Pottery Wheel Demonstrations by Matt Kearney of Upriver Ceramics, special visits from local circus performers including contortionists, human statues, stilt walkers and a community drumming circle under the stars. We invite you to freely enjoy this Historic property in Bonita Springs Florida at 27750 Old 41 Rd. Please call 239-949-0749 for more information.

Enjoy...

  • Live Art
  • Mini Spa Treatments
  • Live Music
  • Organic Beer & Wine

ELEMENTS Art Opening and Reception

Meet the artists and view their work.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
&
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6-9pm FREE to the public

Join us for an evening of artistic experience at the opening of the ELEMENTS art show featuring the works of Mila Apperlo and Guy Tieman.


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.


Restrictions

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

Highlights

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.

About the ELEMENTS featured artists

Mila Apperlo

MILA APPERLO is an artist who mainly works with painting. With a subtle minimalistic approach, she creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found.

Her paintings directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With a conceptual approach, she tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way.

Her works doesn’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By applying abstraction, Mila creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

By choosing mainly formal solutions, she tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations.

MILA APPERLO currently lives and works in Estero, Florida.

For inquiries please email: milaapperlo@gmail.com. or visit apperloart.com


Guy Tieman

I had always loved creating art as a child and after high school in Ridgewood New Jersey I went on to pursue my creative development in college. I attended Alfred University in New York State and received a BFA degree in Printmaking and Photography in 1983 and in 1987 I received a MFA degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in Glass Art.

After college, while living in Urbana Illinois, I pursued my career as a glass artist; successfully establishing myself in many galleries which specialized in glass throughout the Midwest and parts of the East Coast.

In 1999, with two young toddlers in tow I moved to Southwest Florida and put my artistic aspirations aside; I got a “real job” and focused on raising my sons.

In 2014, with my children in high school, I realized that I was again ready to begin creating art for myself. Not wanting to burden myself with the intricacies and labor often involved with glass art and wanting to really enjoy the act of creating, I quickly developed a distinct body of work that allows me to experience the true satisfaction of artistic expression.

Now I find myself reveling in the joy of creating with a sense of childlike abandonment. I have come full circle.

Artist’s Statement
As we age, we tend to lose our ability to explore, express and take risks. Through my art I am trying to reconnect with this childlike ability; to try new forms of expression with the simple goal of enjoying the experience of being creative. For my drawings series I start with paper and graphite pencil; I draw some simple lines and forms which then becomes the basis of my piece and then begin the process of adding color in a reactive and responsive fashion until I am satisfied with my effort. For my other series of work titled “Of Tinkertoys and Crayons”, using wood and paint I create a field or body into which I build windows or pockets which I fill with dowels of different colors, shapes and sizes as a complimentary reaction to the body. I hope that you enjoy the results.

Be Amazed

Celebration of Art and Nature

Free Community Night – Celebration of Art & Nature – Feb 13 & Mar 13 2019

ELEMENTS Artist Reception – Wed Feb 13 and Wed Mar 13 2019 – 6-9pm – Free to the public. Featuring the original works of Mila Apperlo and Guy Tieman in the Great House. (2019)

ELEMENTS Art Show

ELEMENTS Art Show – Feb 13 to Apr 3 2019

Featuring the original works of Mila Apperlo and Guy Tieman in the Great House. Free to view all days we are open and during events and programs. (2019)

Celebration of Art and Nature

Free Community Night – Celebration of Art & Nature – Dec 12 2018 & Jan 9 2019

BRANCHING OUT Artist Reception – Wed Dec 12 2018 and Wed Jan 9 2019 – 6-9pm – Free to the public. Featuring the original works of Rosemary Allen and Andrew McClure in the Great House. (2018-2019)

BRANCHING OUT Art Show

BRANCHING OUT Art Show – Dec 12 2018 to Feb 6 2019

Featuring the original works of Rosemary Allen and Andrew McClure in the Great House. Free to view all days we are open and during events and programs. (2018-2019)

Cultural Halloween

Cultural Halloween – Wed Oct 31 2018 – 6 to 9pm – FREE

Shangri-La Springs welcomes the community to a unique cultural experience on Halloween night from 6 to 9pm. Halloween is expressed differently around the world, and this October 31, Shangri-La Springs will transform the Long House into Day of the Dead in Oaxaca Mexico with live music, food and traditions. (2018)

Celebration of Art and Nature

Free Community Night – Celebration of Art & Nature – Apr 11 & May 9 2018

TREE-CYCLED Artist Reception – Wed Apr 11 and Wed May 9 – 6-9pm – Free to the public. Featuring award-winning visual artists Lily and David Hatchett showing their paper and sculptural art works in the Great House. (2018)

TREE-CYCLED Art Show

TREE-CYCLED Art Show – Apr 11 to Jun 12 2018

Featuring award-winning visual artists Lily and David Hatchett showing their paper and sculptural art works in the Great House. Free to view all days we are open and during events and programs. (2018)

Celebration of Art and Nature

Free Community Night – Celebration of Art & Nature – Feb 14 & Mar 14 2018

ROOTS Artist Reception – Wed Feb 14 and Wed Mar 14 – 6-9pm – Free to the public. Featuring the original work of Carol McArdle in the Great House. (2018)

ROOTS Art Show

ROOTS Art Show – Feb 14 to Apr 10 2018

Featuring the original work of Carol McArdle in the Great House. Free to view all days we are open and during events and programs. (2018)

Celebration of Art and Nature

Free Community Night – Celebration of Art & Nature – Dec 13 2017 & Jan 10 2018

DREAM OR REALITY Artist Reception – Wed Dec 13 2017 and Wed Jan 10 2018 – 6-9pm – Free to the public. Featuring the original art works of Cesar Aguilera, Danielle Branchaud, Mila Bridger and Tim Smith in the Great House. (2017-2018)

DREAM OR REALITY Art Show

DREAM OR REALITY Art Show – Dec 13 2017 to Feb 13 2018

Featuring the original art works of Cesar Aguilera, Danielle Branchaud, Mila Bridger and Tim Smith in the Great House. Free to view all days we are open and during events and programs. (2017-2018)

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