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2014 Art in the Gardens: Florida Fish and Fishing

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On April 16th

● April 27 – May 18, 2014

Twenty-four  Lee County schools are participating in the annual sculpture installation at Edison Ford. Large and small sculptures will be on display throughout the Heritage Garden adjacent to the Edison Ford Museum. The theme this year is the love of fish and fishing that was shared by the Edison and Ford families. The exhibit includes scientific information and quiz questions. Throughout the Heritage Gardens there will be interpretive fish of all colors and sizes along side artistic replications of fish living in Southwest Florida.

fish art in the gardens april 2014      Participating schools were awarded grant funds from Edison Ford and other grants to find the materials (recycled and all-weathered) to create the fanciful, all-weather outdoor sculptures. Students from throughout the area, design and create the spectacular art which is a combination of art, science, imagination, and the interests and loves of the Edison and Ford families. Now in its sixth year, “Art in the Gardens” has become a very popular part of the outdoor science activities at Edison Ford and a great creative outlet for hundreds of students and their teachers.

Members and the public are invited to join the administrators, teachers, students, and their parents for the “Art in the Garden” Opening Reception on Sunday, April 27 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The opening will also include refreshments, and hands-on science activities with the Edison Wild Wizards. To RSVP call 239-334-7419.

Grant support provided by the George M. Cox Trust and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Participating Schools include: Allen Park Elementary, Alva School, Challenger Middle School, Cross Pointe Academy, Cypress Lake High School, Cypress Lake Middle School, Dunbar Middle School, East Lee County High School, Edgewood Academy, Edison Park Creative & Expressive Arts School, Estero High School, Fort Myers High School, Mariner High School, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts, Riverdale High School, South Fort Myers High School, St. Andrew Catholic School, Three Oaks Elementary, Trafalgar Elementary, Varsity Lakes Middle, and Veteran’s Park Academy for the Arts

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