On View in Kapnick Hall July 15 – October 29, 2023

Working somewhere between scientific observation and romantic idealism, Ehren Fritz Gerhard creates moments filled with vibrant beauty and childlike wonder. Using playful rhythms found in the natural world, his intense compositions seem to breathe and move, imbuing energy that is both elevating and deeply calming.

This exhibition is included with Garden admission.

About the Artist

[https://www.naplesgarden.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Gerhard-Headshot-After-768×1024-1.jpg]Ehren Fritz Gerhard completed his Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University in 2013 and Bachelor of Arts from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009. He teaches courses in Drawing and Printmaking at Florida Gulf Coast University as well as Basic Design and Color Theory at Florida Southwestern State College. Previous positions include the Director of the Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Gallery Director for the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs and Gallery Director for the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. He lives in Cape Coral, Florida with his wife, daughter, son, and dog where he maintains an active studio, works on his garden, and goes on primitive camping and fishing trips as often as possible.

Image Credit: Ehren Fritz Gerhard, “The Clubhouse,” 2021

[https://www.naplesgarden.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Florida-Arts-and-Culture-Logo-Horizontal.png]Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture,and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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