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FGCU Art Gallery Opens 'Fruits and Flowers: Prints from the Salvador Dali Museum' Jan. 11 with Public Reception

FORT MYERS, FL -Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public and media to the opening reception for "Fruits and Flowers: Prints from the Salvador Dali Museum" 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11 in the Art Complex art gallery. Dirk Armstrong, assistant curator of the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla. and curator of the show, delivers a lecture on Salvador Dali at a gallery talk 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25. The show runs Jan.11 through Feb. 13 and is free and open to the public.

The collection of prints showcased in "Fruits and Flowers" is represented by 24 framed photolithographs and embossed photolithographs. The "FlorDali" photolithographs are presented with the original engraved remarques and color. The "FlorDali - Les Fruits" are photolithographs of original gouaches painted on printed illustrations and original engravings.

The photolithographs encompass the late 1930s period in which Salvador Dali began to work directly over existing works by other artists - photographs, posters, advertisements, and magazines.

In "FlorDali - Les Fruits," Dali would often use 'cut and paste' techniques to include previously printed images into his mixed-media creations, as well as use entire images that he would alter. In "FlorDali," he would use existing images as a guide for making his own copies.

The Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University is located inside the Arts Complex on FGCU's main campus. The University is located off Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, east of I-75 between exits 123 and 128. Parking is available in Lot 7 for gallery visitors; parking passes are available at the parking kiosk located at the University's entrance.

The gallery is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays excluding University holidays.

For more information on this exhibition, please contact gallery Director, Scott Snyder at (239) 590-7354 or assistant curator, Anica Sturdivant at (239) 590-7199.

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