UP "ART and FASHION" week!

20 January through 31 January 2017

Calendar of Events  

20th January (Friday) –
5:00-7:30PM  UP ART AND DESIGN GALLERY Contemporary: Exhibition Opening: “Made From Simple” featuring fashion artist Debra Rapoport’s internationally celebrated wearable art hats, cuffs and decorative fashion accessories, fabulously fabricated from Viva towels. Also featured will be a special collection of jewelry art by designer Merle Weismer.

NOTE: The exhibition of Debra Rapoport’s art wear hats and cuffs and Merle Weismer’s jewelry collection continues at UP ART AND DESIGN GALLERY Contemporary through February 24 and these unique accessories are available to become part of your own personal fashion collection!

22 January (Sunday)- 1:30 – 3:00PM  UP ART AND DESIGN GALLERY Contemporary: “Hats, Tea Cakes and Conversation with Artist Debra Rapoport and Merle Weismer”, an afternoon treat tailored for the curious, gregarious, older and wiser fashionista!

24 January (Tuesday)
– 1:00-4:00PM –True Joy Studio- Demonstration and art Cuff design Workshop with Debra Rapoport- Join Debra to create  your own art wear Cuffs with papers, cardboard toilet paper rolls, Viva towels and more! Basic supplies will be provided. Contact:  Jerrine Varila.  239-285-1736 or email jerrinev@comcast.net for reservations and further information. Suggested offering is $50.
TRUE JOY STUDIO is Located at 6240 Shirley St. Unit 201, Naples, FL 34109.

27 January (Friday) - 1:00-4:00PM UNITY of Naples – Demonstration and Hat Workshop with Debra Rapoport –Learn about the art and process of fashioning unique hat wear from everyday Viva towels and create your own along with Debra! Basic supplies will be provided. Contact:  Jerrine Varila.  239-285-1736 or email jerrinev@comcast.net for reservations and further information. Suggested offering is $50.
UNITY of Naples is Located at 2000 Unity Way, Naples 34112


31 January (Tuesday)  4:00-7:00 PM Grey Oaks Country Club- McKenney Home Care and Preferred Travel of Naples Inc.: Benefit Cocktail Party and Show: An Afternoon of “Advanced Style”: featuring world renowned author and fashion photographer Ari Seth Cohen. Mr. Cohen is the creator of “Advanced Style” a project devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.”  With 2 books, a documentary film and 200K Facebook followers, Mr. Cohen has broken boundaries in the Fashion Industry, capturing the beauty and style of mature women.  Joining Ari is New York fashionista Debra Rapoport. The event will be an opportunity to celebrate the unique and sophisticated style of the mature woman; it is also an opportunity to learn about worldwide travel options growing older “your way”. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Jewish Federation Community Services Senior Center of SW Florida. The public is welcome. A $50 per person donation benefits the Food Bank at the JFCS Senior Center.
Contact: Kristina Gear at Preferred Travel of Naples: 239-261-1177 for info or ticket purchase. | Or purchase your tickets online
Grey Oaks Country Club is located at: 2400 Grey Oaks Dr. N.,Naples, FL 34105


Please contact us if you wish to be part of our patron list. We would be delighted to keep you informed of our exciting transitions and celebratory events!

Gallery Season 2016 - 2017



UP  ART AND DESIGN GALLERY - Contemporary exhibitions explore the boundaries of fine art as well as functional art, presenting mixed media installations, objects, art furniture, painting, photography and examples of intermingled media as inventive and magical artifacts. Such offerings have distinguished the gallery as “forward,” urban, singular and sophisticated.