Meltdown by Carol Holsopple

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 18, 2014) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation invites women in the community interested in the work of the foundation to join the team for “Morning Joe & Art,” a cup of coffee and the latest Arts & Community exhibit on display at the foundation’s office, on Friday, May 2, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The foundation is located at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers.

The exhibit features work from Art Quilter’s Unlimited and the Alliance for the Arts showing varied works including acrylic, fiber, mixed media, silk and even vinyl records from artists Dale and Jeff Ocasio, Carol Holsopple, Alisha Koyanis, Roseline Young and Pam Richardson.

“As we head into a new season, we encourage women to come together and share their hopes for the organizations they’re passionate about while enjoying their peers among some of the finest artwork by regional and local artists,” said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the SWFLCF. “This casual gathering will be a great opportunity for women with similar interests and a love for philanthropy to pause and enjoy art and conversation.”

Founded in 1976, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation supports the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties and also acts as the regional convener and leader with firsthand knowledge of community needs. With assets of more than $75 million, the SWFLCF has provided more than $57 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2013 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $4 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts, healthcare and human services.

The SWFLCF’s Art & Community exhibit will run through May 30 and is available for public viewing hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a tour, call Kim Williams at the SWFLCF office at 239-274-5900.

For more information about the SWFLCF, call 239-274-5900 or visit