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01/10/2014

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A&E BRIEFS Riverview High School student Ines Balasch stands with her award-winning drawing Madame Butterfly from the 2013 Evening of Excellence student art exhibit. Contributed photo by Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch EDUCATION FOUNDATION TO SPOTLIGHT EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG ARTISTS The Education Foundation of Sarasota County will kick off the 19th Evening of Excellence with its annual Juried Art Show from Saturday through Tuesday, Jan. 11-14, the Foundation has announced. says. Free campus parking is available on either side of the Selby Gallery, one-half block east of 2700 N. Tamiami Trail on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Sarasota. More than 300 student pieces — paintings, photographs, sculpture and more — will be on display at the Ringling College of Art and Design's Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall in the Ulla Searing Student Center, the release Following the exhibit, the top 25 pieces selected by a panel of arts professionals will be framed by area galleries that donate their services, the release says. "The students contribute their art for a live auction at a gala Select works in the exhibit will be available The exhibit is free and open to the public for purchase by sealed bid, the release points from noon to 4 p.m. on all four days, a news out. The minimum bid is $125, and the first release notes. $100 of each bid will be awarded to the student artist, the release adds. "The premiere arts competition for young artists as well as a favorite on the local social Each visitor will be invited to vote for his scene, Evening of Excellence showcases out- or her favorite piece at the exhibit. The stustanding works of fine art created by students dent whose work receives the most votes will from every public high school in Sarasota receive the Marie B. Ritter People's Choice County," the release explains. Award of $250, the release continues.

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