Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Small School Makes Big Expression Through Color

The Everglades City School is one-of-a-kind in Collier County and not just because it educates the entire Pre-K-12th grade student population. Its students will have the opportunity to display their artistic works in part of the upcoming Visions of Color Art Exhibit.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will host a reception of its fourth installment of the Community Gallery, an arts exhibit housed within the CCSO on Thursday, June 23 from 5-6:30 p.m. The gallery is located at the administrative offices on the second floor of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, 3319 U.S. 41 East, Bldg. J., Naples.

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.

The Visions of Color Exhibit will run through September.

The exhibits featured at the Community Gallery rotate every three months. Opening receptions are held for each new exhibit to continually showcase the art and partnership of the participating organization. The CCSO is a community building and welcomes all members of the public to come and view the exhibits.

Click here to view the invitation.

The CCSO Community Gallery welcomes any local public service organizations which are interested in setting up a future exhibit.

For more information about the gallery or how an organization can participate, contact Community Outreach Director Stephanie Spell at 239.793.9396 or Stephanie.Spell@colliersheriff.org