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Naples Art, the one-time von Liebig Center, has been eerily quiet for six months. But the art association behind it is getting out the noisemakers. And showing some naked ambition.

This weekend it’s announcing an overhauled curriculum of classes with a populist bent, including seasonal lures such as face-painting artistry for Halloween. Also in the mix are kite design, mask making, jewelry making and even simply sculptured make-up. Classes in Spanish and evening classes for working people are part of it. 

Also this week, it will begin dispatching “Art,” a live male character who will dominate its new advertising campaign. Art will make appearances around town, often unannounced, but with his own figurative fig leaf to conform to local laws. 

“We needed it to be fun,” said Doug Olsen, a board member who has assumed the position of creative director for the organization. “We’ve had that lingering thing that