The vibrant Naples Design District is about to welcome a new addition to its cultural landscape as nationally acclaimed artist Amy Moglia Heuerman announces the grand opening of her second gallery, the Amy Art Gallery + Studio. The much-anticipated event is set to take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 950 1st Avenue North in Naples. The celebration will kick off with an open house from 12 to 4 p.m.
After four successful years at her original gallery on 10th Street South, Heuerman decided it was time for a change. "I had outgrown my original space and was taking more and more art home to store," explained Heuerman. "I am committed to Naples and the exciting plans for the Design District, so I started looking for space nearby that would showcase my large paintings."
The new Amy Art Gallery + Studio is conveniently located just one block north of the original location. Heuerman was captivated by the building's contemporary architecture, spaciousness, and ample storage, which prompted her decision to move. She embarked on a major six-month renovation project to repair hurricane damage and create the perfect environment for her diverse range of paintings, which includes abstracts, coastal scenes, abstract florals, and her beloved "girls" series.
One of the gallery's standout features is the abundance of natural light streaming through soaring, double-height, wraparound windows. To maximize exhibition space, Heuerman designed walls that suspend from the ceiling, along with a movable wall to separate her working studio from the exhibit space. The exposed ceiling lighting grids and pipes give the gallery an urban, loft-like atmosphere. Visitors will find a welcoming reception area, salon-style seating, Heuerman's working studio, and a spacious alcove within the gallery.
The gallery currently showcases approximately 50 paintings that will rotate on a continuous basis. Heuerman's artwork is known for its uplifting and positive imagery, creating a serene and joyful ambiance throughout the space.
To mark the grand opening of the Amy Art Gallery + Studio, Amy Moglia Heuerman is inviting the community to an open house on Saturday, October 21, from 12 to 4 p.m. "I'm inviting everyone to a 'come as you are' Saturday event for the first public preview of Amy Art," said Heuerman. "Guests will savor refreshments from our neighbor, Grappino restaurant, see paintings in progress, and enjoy convivial conversations in the gallery's salon-style seating."
Amy Moglia Heuerman's artistic repertoire spans various styles, with the majority of her paintings leaning toward abstract expressionism. Her unique impasto technique involves layering textured paint to reveal subtle glimpses of color underneath. Each piece starts with a coat of cadmium red, lending many of her works a warm and inviting glow. As she adds more layers of color, imaginative shapes emerge as colors blend and interact.
Renowned art critic Bruce Helander praised Heuerman's current collection, noting her "brilliant utilization of color mixes" and an "enchanting mix of shapes that peer through a blanket of cloudlike layers of pure color."
Heuerman's artistic journey began as a children's illustrator, which eventually evolved into a successful licensing business. Her innate talent for color, composition, and whimsical shapes is evident in her fine art paintings. Her work can be found not only in her Naples galleries but also in Bay Harbor, Michigan, as well as at Manolis Projects in Miami, Florida, and District Gallery in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Collectors across the nation have also embraced her work, adorning their homes and offices with her creations.
Starting October 21, Amy Art Gallery + Studio in Naples will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., with appointments available by calling Heuerman directly at 402-203-2041.
For more information and to explore Amy Moglia Heuerman's captivating artwork, visit AmyArt.net.
Bruce Helander, an accomplished artist and art writer, holds a prestigious position in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. As a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, Helander is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post. His insights into Amy Moglia Heuerman's work offer valuable perspectives on her artistic prowess.