Shangri-La Springs "May the spirit and richness of the land
and healing waters at Shangri-La be with you.
May it continue to bring you strength, purity and joy."
—Addison & Heather

FLIGHT Art Show at the historic Shangri-La Springs

Flight Art Show

August 12 to October 1

Starting August 12 and ending October 2, Shangri-La celebrates FLIGHT through the works of local artists Katherine Spalding, Timothy M Parker and Danielle Branchaud. We welcome you to an artist reception on Tuesday, August 12 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm - free to the public. Come and be graced with the energies of this artistic night as you walk the historic property. Listen to or join our drumming circle under the great Mysore fig trees. Participate in the Live interactive painting performance by Danielle Branchaud and Cesar Aquilera of Nova Art Studio. We hope you will join us this evening as we gather to honor FLIGHT.

Reception for the Artists
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
6pm to 9pm
Free and open to the public

About the FLIGHT featured artists

Katherine Spalding

Kathy Spalding is one of the most notable international sculptors of true life bronzes in the country. As a child she studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her formal education began with drawing and etching at Pratt Institute. She studied drawing and lithography at Cornell, engraving and bronze casting at the University of Iowa, and engraving at the acclaimed Atelier Garrigues in France.

As a wild life artist, Katherine Spalding has pursued independent studies and work in such exotic destinations as the Amazon and Rio Negro, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Falkland Islands, Antarctica, Tasmania, New Zealand, Australia and Western Europe.

Kathy Spalding is one of the few artists who has mastered and refined the "lost wax process" used for hundreds of years to create bronze sculptures. Her work outstanding and unique in that she has developed a technique working directly in wax, which affords her the ability to create fine detail in larger than life size compositions.

Her art and her sculpture has been recognized and collected by major national and international corporations, naturalist organizations, architects, fine art collectors, and museum patrons. Her remarkable creations may be found in such noted collections as Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, Turnberry Ocean Colony, Estuary at Grey Oaks, Cleveland Clinic, Mystic Seaport Museum, Garden of Hope and Courage, Okalahoma Aquarium, Bacardi, The Conservancy of SW Florida, Archer Daniels, Meadox Medical, Rollins family, Suzanne von Liebig, MBNA, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Society Expeditions, Ocean Reef Club, Sun International-Sol Kerzner, Atlantis, and others.

Visit Kathy online at:

Kathy Spalding

Photographed Work by Katherine Spalding is:
FLIGHT - bronze sculpture 50" width

Timothy Parker

Tim Parker, the Principal Artist and owner of Art2D Gallery has made Naples Florida his home for over 11 years now having moved from New York City where he earned his Masters Degree and worked as a Creative Director in the Fashion/Cosmetic Industry for almost 20 years. In his Naples Gallery/Studio, he explores all aspects of painting, developing new techniques and styles to keep evolving as an artist. Living in South Florida continues to inspire his body of work through the color and beauty of nature's flora and fauna.

Visit Tim online at:

Tim Parker Tim Parker

Photographed Works by Timothy Parker are:
"Guardian of Warmth" - 60" x 80" Original Oil
"Journey"- 28" X 36" Original Oil

Danielle Branchaud

Nova Art Studio’s origin is based on a legacy passed from mother to daughter. It's owner and operator Danielle Branchaud began the business in 2013 in efforts to continue her mother's work after her retirement. Carrie Keller was the owner of Paintings to Order, and her work was well-known and her skills renowned in Southwest Florida. Despite the big shoes she had to fill, it could be said that Danielle's skills were passed down along with the business of mural work. Her talents are quickly gaining notoriety in the SWFL region, from mural painting to works on canvas. While Carrie is currently developing a reputation as an artist and muralist in Canada, Danielle is accepting a variety of projects in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero and Bonita Springs, while also exhibiting her original artwork from Fort Myers to Miami.

Visit Danielle online at:

Danielle Branchaud

Photographed work by Danielle Branchaud is:
"Emancipation" - 48"x60" Original acrylic painting

Learn more about the "Flight" Art Show @

Other Happenings at Shangri-La Springs

Reiki Circle
Thursday, August 21, 2014
7pm to 8:30pm
$20 per person
15 spaces available

Reiki Master Pam Bzoch

This circle is being guided by Reiki Master Pam Bzoch, owner of Saith Seren.

FOCUS: Throat Chakra. Meditation and Reiki to clear and balance the Chakra enabling us to find our voice and creative expression.

Watch a video about Reiki:

Call (239) 949-0749 to register and pay by phone. This is a popular program, early registration is encouraged.

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Weekly NIA Classes
Every Thursday, Rain or Shine
$15 per person
Limit 25

Weekly NIA classes at Shangri-La Springs. $15 plus tax. Every Thursday from 6pm-7pm. The teacher is Valeria Hill. Limit 25 people. Call (239) 949-0749 to register and pay by phone.

What is NIA by Valeria Hill:

Full details @

Full Moon Drumming Circles
Every full moon
6pm to 9pm
Free and open to the public

Come and be graced with the energies of the full moon on these artistic nights as you walk the property. Listen to or join our female and male drumming circles under the great Mysore Fig trees led by Jeanie Williamson and Sayer Ji. Learn more @

Art & Nature Wednesdays
10am to 4pm
$10 per adult (18 and older)
Children free

Every Wednesday Shangri-La Springs opens its doors to the public for a day of art and nature. Enjoy the scenic views on the property as Plein Air Painters capture the world in the moment. Enter the historic hotel to see how featured works of local artists blend and add color to this magnificent space. Gates open at 10am and close at 4pm. Admission fee is $10 per adult (18 or older). Children free. Learn more @


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Shangri-La Springs, Organic Wellness and Experiential Learning Center, is located at 27750 Old U.S. 41 in downtown Bonita Springs, Florida. To learn about upcoming happenings or for information about booking an event at Shangri-La Springs, please visit or call (239) 949-0749.






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