provided to The Santiva Chronicle
The Sanibel Community House announces Carol Dallas and Michael Moukious will be the featured artists for May.
Carol Dallas is a renowned artist who paints landscapes in oil. Her works are both visually rich and striking; capturing the scenery of the local landscapes. When asked about her art background Dallas said, “I have been fortunate to study under Aline Ordman of New Hampshire and have traveled throughout the world with Aline and her lively group, painting en Plein Air in Tuscany, Italy, Provence, France, California, Ireland, the mountains of New Mexico and Sicily.
“I have also attended various seminars with many other talented New England artists including Colin Page, Larry Howard and others,” said Dallas.
Some of her achievements include participating in juried art shows in New Hampshire, Vermont and Sanibel. Her works have been shown in Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Vermont, Art in the Valley (Warren, VT), Center for the Arts in New Hampshire, and Sanibel Art & Frame. When not creating beautiful works of art Carol enjoys golfing, biking and downhill skiing.
Michael Moukious began his art career studying at The School of Industrial Art in Manhattan, N.Y. and then at the Brooklyn Technical College majoring in Advertising Art. Moukious went on to work at R.H. Macy in Manhattan working in newspaper advertising. He spent 25 years in various advertising agencies as well.
His work has been exhibited in Greenwich Village Art Show, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and the Brooklyn Community Gallery before moving to Florida. He has also exhibited at Artcrafters in Naples and various galleries in both Sanibel and Captiva. Moukious also teaches art at both Glen Eagle and Island Walk in Naples, Fla. He works primarily in acrylics. When not painting or teaching art, Moukious enjoys playing the accordion. He lives in Naples.
The Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. A virtual showing is also available 24 hours a day at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net.