The iconic artwork of Island artist Myra Roberts will be featured at the Arts and Crafts Fair. Rotary photo
The iconic artwork of Island artist Myra Roberts will be featured at the Arts and Crafts Fair. Rotary photo

Exclusively offered by Sanibel-Captiva Rotary at this year’s Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14, is apparel featuring designs by Luc Century, Myra Roberts and Ikki Matsumoto. 

Available this year: T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, children’s quick-dry shirts, long-sleeved quick-dry shirts, denim shirts, and hats.-Booth T.  All proceeds from sales directly support Rotary charities. 

Acclaimed local artist Lucas “Luc” Century is the featured artist this year. Widely known for his mastery of glass etchings and carvings, Luc has supported the Sanibel Captiva Rotary Club and many other island charities over the years, and his beautiful Anhinga design graces this year’s hooded sweatshirts, women’s V-neck T-shirts and men’s crew-neck T-shirts. 

Famous as the man who pioneered the technique for engraving over 58,000 names on the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C., Luc has created glass and etched masterpieces large and small, including large-scale works at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, FGCU, Miami City Ballet and Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum.  Luc and his wife, Dee Serage-Century, have enjoyed living and working on Sanibel Island for over 30 years.

With his creative and spiritual energy, Luc’s love of nature and the aesthetic beauty that lies within is permanently embedded in his work. Happy to discuss his art and unique processes, please visit Luc at Booth 26 of fine glassware at the Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair.  Buy one of his shirts first, and he will also autograph it for you!

Last year’s Rotary Fair featured artist, Myra Roberts, a well-respected Sanibel artist, has generously donated 3 limited edition works, a collection of books featuring her art, and an opportunity for a personally guided tour of her studio. These outstanding and unique items will only be available, as premiere pieces in the Rotary Silent Auction section of the Fair-inside the Community House. Myra Roberts is well known for her retro-themed paintings, Roberts follows the path of artists who have a commitment to social equality reflected in their art, and was recently selected as one of five 2016 Makers: Women Who Make Southwest Florida for her impact in the arts and social justice in Southwest Florida.

Her paintings are in public and private collections across the United States and Europe, including the estate of Robert Rauschenberg.  Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Sanibel Public Library, Florida Holocaust Museum, Museum of the Everglades, Cab Calloway School of the Arts and the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida. 

An additional booth featuring the late, Ikki Matsumoto designs should not be missed.  Specifically family-selected artwork and apparel by Ikki will be available …apparel includes a small quality of vintage Rotary T-Shirts. Sizes may be limited, so purchase early. If you can’t make it to the fair, vintage T-shirts remaining are also available for sale on our website, sanibelrotarystore.org, with free shipping to addresses on Sanibel.