I had a real treat several weeks ago when I had breakfast with someone I learned alot about selling advertising space from many years ago when I was a salesperson at Manhattan Inc, magazine and Joel Kessler was our Associate Publisher.
Joel and his lovely wife Joan joined me for breakfast when they were visiting New York and it is always so much fun to laugh and reminisce. Joel has always been one of those people that you like immediately, a fantastic salesperson and communicator and the ultimate net worker! He knows All of Florida– and that's after he covered all of New York!
He is now the Executive Director of The von LIebig Art Center in Naples, Florida.
Visit their website www.naplesart.org and I've enclosed some information about the Center.
If you would like more information– get in touch with the center and with Joel. As you would see when you call him, everyone becomes his friend.
The von Liebig Art Center is a cultural resource for Southwest Florida residents and tourists. Run by the Naples Art Association, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the mission of the association is to engage viewers, nurture creative development and promote appreciation for the contemporary visual arts. Nestled behind 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples, this facility is a “must see” local treasure.
Art Festivals & Fairs
The association holds five major art festivals between November and March that attract artists from all over the country. Four of the five festivals are ranked among the top 75 festivals in the country out of thousands by Sunshine Artist Magazine. All work exhibited and sold at the festivals is original and hand-crafted. In addition to the major art festivals, the association also hosts six smaller art festivals the first Saturday of the month November through April featuring high quality work from its members.
In the galleries at The von Liebig Art Center, guests will enjoy stunning exhibitions of regionally, nationally, and internationally-known artists. Throughout the year, visitors will also have the opportunity to view and purchase one-of-kind pieces from many of the local artists here in Southwest Florida. To learn more about what is currently on exhibit, please refer our 2011/2012 schedule or call 239.262.6517 ext 100.
The art center offers adult art classes and workshops from September through May. Guests to the area may consider taking a one day up to five day workshop, or sign-up for a class extending out over a 4-6 week time period. Class and workshop offerings are taught at all experience levels and include oil and acrylic painting, ceramics, drawing, watercolor, digital photography and more.