Artwork by Local Educators Showcased

Local arts educators will showcase their talents in a "Les Enseignants D'Art" (The Art Instructors) exhibit that opens with a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in the fine art gallery at Manatee Community College (MCC) Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West. The collaborative initiative between MCC and area schools will feature works by artists who play a role in the scholastic community and want to help build ties between their institutions.

Featured artists from Sarasota schools include Kim Anderson, New College; Nancee Clark and Diane Zorn, Ringling College of Art and Design; Steven Strenk, Booker High School and Ringling College of Art and Design; and Jan Davis and Judy Lyon, Riverview High School. Jacqueline Henson-Dacey teaches at Riverview High School and MCC Venice. Artists from Bradenton schools are Kathy R. Cocciolone and Susan Swanson, Bayshore High School; Caui Lofgren, The Pendleton School at IMG; Jon Scott, Manatee High School; and Barbara Tapley-Kenney, Southeast High School. Miami artists represented include Mady Gonzalez, Jane S. Roberts K-8 Center; and Celeste Pierson, New World School of the Arts.

The exhibit continues through Dec. 11. The college is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 27 and 28. For more information, call (941) 752-5225. The gallery is located in building 9A. For directions, visit the MCC Web site at

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