Shangri-La Springs celebrates the History, Heritage and Culture of Bonita Springs by hosting an exhibition of Bonita featured paintings by renowned local artist Paul Arsenault from Wednesday, March 20 to Wednesday March 27, 2013.
Presenting the Paintings of Paul Arsenault
Join the Historical Society of Bonita Springs as they host free public tours of the art works displayed on the first floor of this romantic Bonita landmark daily (excluding Sunday) from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Open to the public and free, no appointment needed.
For a broader experience, we are also offering paid tours of the sacred Shangri-La grounds. From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm daily (excluding Sunday), by appointment, for $15 per person.
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs Plein Air Painters will be capturing scenes on the grounds during the week. More information regarding days and times is forthcoming.
The event will culminate on March 27th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a book signing and reading by Paul from his recently published book, "My Journey as a Painter."
Please call (239) 949-0749 to make your tour reservation and for more information.
*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.
About Paul Arsenault
A native of Montreal, Paul Arsenault grew up in Hingham, Mass., where his love for the sea and travel emerged. Following his graduation from the Art Institute of Boston in 1973, he began a 6 month stint as a deckhand on a research vessel. He signed off in Florida in 1974, and began his professional painting career. With Naples as his base, he has embarked on painting trips to the Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia, the South Pacific, Indonesia, Australia, Hawaii, and Europe.
Paul's early exposure to and knowledge of working ports and exotic harbors, combined with his talent for zeroing in immediately on the essence of a place, have made him a popular choice for commissions requiring extensive yet efficient travel. Paintings from these trips hang in public places and private and corporate collections around the world.
Along with travel, annual fundraising shows in Naples and Nantucket have been a hallmark of his career, and since l983, these have benefited a variety of non-profit organizations devoted to health, environmental protection, and historic preservation.
Paul's vibrant and widely collected paintings reflect a rhythm and pattern that distinguish his easily recognizable style. His lifelong pursuit to paint contemporary life in coastal communities is enhanced by his passion for history and his natural storytelling ability.
His paintings are available at his gallery in Old Naples and at his Old North Wharf studio on Nantucket, where he is in residence August and September. For more info: (239) 263-1214.
Visit his website @ arsenaultstudio.com.