Sunday, April 7, 2013

Embracing Our Differences - Rossi Park


Embracing Our Differences , above is a shot of the front page of the website, going back 5 years.
The annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity.
 The exhibit is here for 3 weeks spread out on Giant Billboards at Riverwalk.

Below each photo is the name and the Quote that is on each sign. 




Different Beauty, by Demond Jones, Port Huron, Michigan , 11th grade

I would not have lived, loved or laughed, had I not embraced those who differ  from me. D. R. Suit



State of Mind, Gabrielle Lambert, North Port FL 12th grade

Parenting a child with differences has enriched our lives beyond our wildest dreams. We wouldn't change a thing. Stacy and Bill Quaid, Bradenton FL



We All Have a Hand In it. 
Ms. Perrota's Kindergarten Class, Sarasota FL

A puzzle can't be whole unless the pieces work together.  Miles Fischer, 7th Grade, Bradenton FL


Card Games, Terry Adams, Osprey FL

When you exclude someone you exclude an opportunity. Noah Font, Bradenton Fl 4th grade



 Everyone's Different by Nicole Corporan, Grace Schulze, Devika Desai, Holly Swartz, 4th grade Sarasota FL
Be kind to everyone, not only your kind. Laura Timms, 5th Grade, Sarasota FL


Making a beautiful World, by Maedeh Mosawerzadeh, 12th grade, Iran

Life is lived but once, so why fill it with hate or discrimination? Leo Ramos, 8th grade Sarasota FL


Bones and Hats, by Jonathan Charles, Osprey FL 9th grade

Everyone is uncommon in someway. It's what we ALL have in common. Amy Padgett, Murphy TX


Colorless World,  Emma Williams, St Clair, MI 11th grade

The true color of people is not the shade of their skin, but the tint of their personalities. Michael Clancy, 6th grade Sarasota FL



Cut from the same cloth by Lela Thompson, Osprey FL 12th grade

Seek to accept, not except. Johanna Fox, Sarasota, FL

30 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

What a wise a talented group of students. Love it!

Best,
Bonnie

GOOSE said...

We loved every single one. Such wisdom and beauty.
Blessings,
Goose

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Wow it looks like a beautiful outdoor exhibit. Happy SUNDAY. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ann said...

Some very talented artists there. Those are awesome

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Inspiring... Wow........

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing this with us! It is an amazing example of the young people we have today! This should give us courage!!

TexWisGirl said...

awesome artwork with an awesome message throughout! loved it!

photowannabe said...

Powerful work.
Love the statement about the Tint of their personalities, and no flesh...no difference.
Thank you for sharing these Sandra.

S. Etole said...

Great artistic talent in these young people.

Madi and Mom said...

Absolutely gorgeous...your city must the art capital of the Sunshine State.
Hugs madi and Mom

Gail said...

wonderful messages and great art

Ginny said...

WOW!! Are these this years? Or have you had them awhile? Do you go every year? Do you have each years? This is the first time I remember ever seeing them, and they are perfect for a blog. And these kids designed each one and everything? I LOVE the Hats and Bones. And what we all have in common is being uncommon. These are WAY cool!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Words of wisdom from these young artists, Sandra.

barbara l. hale said...

Those are just fabulous! I love the bones one especially...that says it all.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so impressed, not only by the work but at their ages!

EG CameraGirl said...

These kids have talent! WOW! And I love the quotes as well as the art. Now if only everyone thought the way these kids do!

Snapper II said...

This is you finest presentation.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Totally awesome! Loved this...thanks for sharing.

George said...

The young people who did this are wise as well as talented. This must be a great art show.

SweetMarie said...

These are some very talented young people!

SquirrelQueen said...

All of these billboards are great, those kids are very talented. The quotes fit perfectly with each piece of art. I especially like the fruit bowl. Our annual multicultural festival is in June and it is always fun to attend.

Rizalenio said...

This is a very inspiring and heart-warming activity. Standing loud claps for those who made (and continously making) this happen.

Catherine said...

These are so cool! My favorite is the "No flesh No Difference". So so true!
xo Catherine

Maple Lane said...

How wonderful/unique. Thank you for sharing this talented group with us.

Betty Manousos said...

such an awesome artwork!

these are some very talented artists, indeed.
thanks so much for sharing.

Deb said...

how cool...the hand prints are my favorite...

Dee said...

WoW...impressive.

Dee said...

WoW...impressive.

LC said...

inspiring evidence of insightful. thoughtful and talented young people. Thanks for sharing your neighborhood!

carolann said...

Great talent artistic kids.

I enjoyed everyone.


Thanks for sharing.