This tub of chicken below, created by Pine View high school student, Louie Zuniga, is just one example of the creative student artwork in the 2009 Spring Art show exhibit, ongoing through May 1, at Art Center Sarasota.
The exhibit, also held at the Venice Art Center through May 14, includes more than 5,00 works of art created by students from every public elementary, middle and high school in the district.
Ringling College of Art and Design awarded two $5,000 portfolio awards to Alexandra Orwasky of Riverview High School and Nichole Timoney of Venice High School. Two $1,000 portfolio awards from Manatee Community College went to Booker High School students John Frelinghuysen and Chris Leverett.
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9 CONA Holiday Party
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10 Books & Coffee
10 Hollywood Glam Party
7:45 pm - 6:00 am
12 La Leche League/Breastfeeding Support
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
13 Fifth Annual CYD Gingerbread Festival
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
13 CYD Gingerbread Festival
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
14 Free Spirograph Art Event For The Kids
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
14 Green Tara Empowerment
PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Holiday Parade
All of Sarasota came out to kickoff the holidays at the 18th annual Holiday Parade, Saturday, Dec. 7. Crowds lined Main Street to see the parade that included 4,000 participants and lasted two hours.
Police find suspicious bag near parade route
Sarasota Police closed Main Street at roughly 8:20 p.m. to investigate a backpack found near the start of the Sarasota Holiday Parade route.
PHOTO GALLERY: Reindeer Trot
Runners and their families spent the morning at the third annual Achieva Reindeer Trot, Saturday, Dec. 7. The run included a 5K, 10K and Dog Walk with a dog costume competition afterwards. Attendees were welcomed to enjoy hot chocolate with Santa Clause. The run benefitted local classrooms and was held at Payne Park.