Art Uptown Gallery will present the oil and acrylic paintings of William Swanson in his solo exhibit, "Coral Reef Impressions" from January 26 through February 22. An artist's reception will be held on First Friday, February 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Gallery, 1367 Main St., Sarasota.
Having studied art at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Fleisher Art Memorial, William Swanson’s paintings have won awards in open juried exhibits in Florida and Pennsylvania. His ethereal marine paintings of coral reefs and other underwater vistas are inspired by his experiences as a certified scuba diver. His passion is capturing that beautiful, varied, mysterious, and alive world. Beyond showcasing the beauty of coral reefs, Swanson strives to bring attention to their endangered status in our planet's ecosystem.
In addition to the public reception on Friday, February 1 from 6-9 p.m., Art Uptown welcomes patrons and friends to share its thirty-eighth season in its Main Street location where the diverse works of all of 30 local artists are shown daily, Monday-Thursday, 11-5, Friday 11-9, Saturday 11-5, and Sunday 12-5. Telephone: 941-955-5409. www.artuptown.com.