FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 10, 2014) – Spirits of Bacchus in downtown Fort Myers will display a local photographer’s artwork for one month and host an art show in July.
Photographer Caroline Morris’ artwork will be on display at the bar located at 1406 Hendry Street in downtown Fort Myers until July 11. Hours of display are Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to late and Sunday from 1 p.m. to late.
On Friday, July 11, Morris will be on hand for a closing art reception at Spirits of Bacchus from 7 to 9 p.m. The show is a culmination of photos inspired by areas around Southwest Florida. Morris will be relocating to Franklin, Tenn. this summer.
A Fort Myers resident for the past 11 years, Morris is originally from Livonia, N.Y. and is the eldest of nine children. Her grandfather was a painter and sculptor, and she draws her motivation and inspiration from her sister who is a self-taught painter. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida.
“I fell in love with the dreamlike aberrations given to me from the light leaks in the lens of my Diana F+ 120 film camera,” Morris said. “This camera was originally manufactured in Hong Kong and imported to the US in the early 1960s.”
According to Morris, the inexpensive price tag of around 50 cents helped bring photography to the public, later leading to a cult-like following. In addition to the Diana, Morris uses her Cannon 70D with macro lens tubes to create a similar whimsical quality in her digital images.
All of Morris’ displayed work will be available for sale.
For more information, call 239-560-7388.