Friday, June 24, 2011

CCSO Debuts Visions Of Color Art Exhibit

The Collier County Sheriff's Office hosted a reception Thursday to debut the fourth installment of its Community Gallery, an arts exhibit housed within the CCSO.

Community leaders and local residents dropped by to view the artwork of children who attend the Everglades City School to kick off the Visions of Color Exhibit.

The students created the artwork under the guidance of Everglades City School art instructor Paul Tribble who has taught at the school for 35 years. He serves as a mentor and spends his time talking to students about their choices and dreams. He encourages them to be the best at whatever path they choose to follow

The gallery was created to showcase the partnerships developed between the CCSO and community. It is located at the administrative offices on the second floor of the Collier County Sheriff's Office, 3319 U.S. 41 E., Bldg. J, East Naples. The public is invited to view Community Gallery exhibits during normal business hours.

The Visions of Color Exhibit will run through September.

The exhibits featured at the Community Gallery rotate every three months. An opening reception is held for each new exhibit to showcase the art and partnership of the participating organization.

The CCSO Community Gallery welcomes any local public service organizations which are interested in arranging an exhibit.

For more information about the gallery or how to participate, contact Planning and Research Coordinator Mary Belote at 239.252.0810, or
Photos by Kristi Lester/CCSO(2)