ODA Connects Communities Through Artwork

This fall, students at both Out-of-Door campuses had the opportunity to create beautiful works of art on campus, as well as festive creations for the greater Sarasota community to enjoy.
Artist Tim Gibson had a vision. He wanted to create a giant mural filled with thousands of brightly colored flowers that stretched across the United States. His creation, The Ten Thousand Flowers Project, brings communities together as volunteers paint individual flowers on walls, fences, and buildings. The enormous mural is "split into hundreds of interconnecting parts like a giant jigsaw puzzle and created in over one hundred communities across the US from Florida to Alaska."

On the Siesta Key and Uihlein Campuses, students (and educators) couldn't wait to have their chance to paint their section of the murals that wind up the stairwells of the Three-Story Building and Arts Building. Students remarked that they were excited to have the opportunity to work on a project that would bring color and beauty to our school community, link our two campuses together, and connect Out-of-Door to many other communities across the U.S. 

At the Uihlein Campus, Middle and Upper School students also participated in the UTC Holiday Greeting Card Contest again this year. During the month of November, students designed festive winter holiday-themed cards which they painted on oversized wood panels. After being delivered to UTC, the cards joined hundreds of others designed by area schools and community organizations set up along lighted walking trails down Cattleman Drive. We encourage everyone to bring your families to view these wonderful works of art which will be displayed through December 31. You may also vote for your favorite cards by visiting the UTC Holiday Greeting Card Contest Facebook page. 


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