Wednesday, October 13, 2010

An Artistic Brush With Community

From chaos comes hope – these emotions set the tone during the debut of the Community Gallery, a new arts exhibit housed within the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

The CCSO will host a reception of its first healing arts exhibit on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is located at the administrative offices on the second floor of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, 3301 U.S. 41 East, Bldg. J, East Naples.

Members of the Naples Orchestra and Chorus have volunteered their talents to provide music during the reception.

The gallery was created to showcase the partnerships developed between the CCSO and community. The first exhibit comes from the Naples Shelter for Abused Women & Children and features the artwork of domestic violence survivors who participate in the Shelter’s Healing Arts Program.

The Healing Arts Exhibit will run through December. Youth Haven is scheduled to be the second installation at the gallery.

The exhibits featured at the Community Gallery are to rotate every three months. Opening receptions will be held for each new exhibit to continually showcase the art and partnership of the participating organization. The CCSO is a community building and welcomes all members of the public to come and view the exhibits.

Click here to view the invitation.

Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said, “The Community Gallery project provides the opportunity for local public service organizations to raise awareness of poignant social issues by displaying the artistic works of Collier citizens.”

The CCSO Community Gallery welcomes any local public service organizations which are interested in setting up a future exhibit.

For more information about the gallery or how an organization can participate, contact Community Outreach Director Stephanie Spell at 239.793.9396 or