Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Arts Afire 2012

It was a day in the park for some members of the City of Marco Island's Arts Afire, 2012 committee.  Hundreds turned out out see community organizations interpret art in

A Walk with the Masters.

The Jewish Congregation invited Chihuly

Popeye and Olive came with Sweet Pea (Yacht Club)

A disciple has his hair done before attending Last Supper (Lutheran Church)

The Mad Hatter (Island Players) served Tea

Music was provided by Picasso's Musicians (MIFA)

Renoir's Boating Party had a blast (Artist Colony)

The groups were only breifly threatened by this natural materials alligator (Historical Society)

And members of our esteemed City Council presented the prestigious Flame Awards to those in our community who fan the flames of arts and culture on Marco Island.  

Marco Players also attended.  The Matisse dancers (Marco Island Academy, sorry, no photos) wanted to stuff the ballot box to win the People's Choice Award.  I was almost pursuaded to take a cupcake for the five votes they were short.  But Mad Hatter's Tea Party table won the day, and cheered most loudly when their much deserved success was announced. 

Congratulations to all who participated, and thanks for your wonderful enthusiasm, sprit of fun, and joy of the arts!  Thanks all who came out to enjoy!  Arts Afire, 2012, was a great success.

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