2015-12-30 / Arts & Entertainment News

Art presentation to kick off 2016 city council agenda

The first city council meeting of the year will kick off with Mayor Randall Henderson receiving a gift to the city from local artist Mariana Concha. The meeting is set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at 2200 2nd Street, Fort Myers.

The gift, an original painting inspired by the social media movement #lovefortmyers, is meant to celebrate the beauty and richness of Fort Myers and inspire others to “… socialize joyfully in harmony no matter preferences, status, politics, religion or race,” said Ms. Concha. The #lovefortmyers hash tag gained popularity online after a gunman opened fire during the ZombiCon street party last October, killing one person and injuring five others.

The painting celebrates the city’s nightlife, featuring elements such as the downtown skyline, the harbor and glimpses of favorite downtown events including Music Walk, Art Walk and Bike Night.

To learn more about the artist, visit artmariana.com. ¦

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