Thursday, July 10, 2014

CCSO, YMCA To Unveil New Community Gallery Exhibit Tonight

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Greater Naples YMCA to display the colorful artwork designed by children attending its Gaynor Child Development Center.

CCSO will host a public reception for the 13th installment of the Community Gallery, an arts exhibit housed within the Sheriff’s Office tonight from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is located at the administrative offices on the second floor of CCSO headquarters, 3319 U.S. 41 E., East Naples.

The “Building Blocks Of Color” exhibit will feature 21 paintings depicting the range of art tools the children use to grow their use of fine motor skills, handwriting and most important, imagination.

The YMCA has engaged more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the United States for more than 160 years. By nurturing the potential of every child and supporting and serving its neighbors, the YMCA ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure.

The Greater Naples YMCA was established in 1968 and is well known in the Collier community for its child care, youth sports, aquatic programs, health and fitness and parent-child programs.

The exhibit will be on display to the public through October.

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

For more information about the gallery or how an organization can participate, contact CCSO Public Information Officer Kristi Lester at 239.252.0608, or