Embracing Our Differences is extremely proud to have been the first organization selected to contribute a permanent sculpture to the City of Sarasota's public art project for 16 round-abouts to be constructed by 2023. Thanks to a generous contribution from One Palm, Sarasota's newest luxury apartment homes, the sculpture was erected April 17 at the corner of Main Street and Orange Avenue. After a national call to artists and an invitation to 50 artists selected by the Public Arts Committee, the project was awarded to S. Blessing Hancock, a world-renowned artist based in Tucson, AZ. The 20-foot tall work is based on a double-looped infinity symbol that shines with the rainbow colors of our logo. Photos courtesy of Barbara Banks, Rod Millington and Carlos Munoz.
A reception was held at Ringling College of Art + Design for the winning artists and quoters featured in the 2016 Embracing Our Differences outdoor juried international art exhibit.
The Co-Existence Club at Riverview High School participated in a special "Docent Training" with the professional docents at the Ringling Museum.