BIG ARTS closes out its Fine Arts season with two final shows and an artist reception Saturday, March 2 featuring complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. Phillips Gallery will host “Lifecycles,” the works of award-winning artist Sue Pink, and Founders Gallery will feature “Homage to the Square,” an open juried show featuring artists from around the country. 
 
“Lifecycles” explores Pink’s distinct style and how reflections on life impact her work. Working in the abstract manner has allowed Pink to emotionally tie her work to the viewer. She begins each work with spontaneity and immediate content, relating reflections of past experiences and acquaintances. Color and texture are major elements in her work, along with her signature muted pallet. 
 
Pink is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society, Texas Watercolor Society, Tallahassee Watercolor Society, and elected to the Florida Artist Group. 
 
“Fine arts is a corner stone of BIG ARTS core mission and this year we really focused on bringing in world class artists,” said Executive Director Lee Ellen Harder. “Having Sue close out the season really punctuates an incredible line up of artists that we have had to pleasure to work with.”
 
In the Founders Gallery, “Homage to the Square” will feature works that are restricted to the 8″ x 8″ square canvas. Displayed in a grid, each work will be different from the next in medium, subject matter and style. The open juried show received more than 100 submissions from artists all over the country. 
 
“The response we had to this show was really incredible,” said Gallery Manager Lauren Huff. “This is going to be a diverse show in terms of style and medium that will feature something for everyone.”
 
“Lifecycles” and “Homage to the Square” can be viewed in Phillips and Founders Galleries Feb. 27 through Mar. 22. For more info visit www.bigarts.org or call the box office at 239-395-0900.