For 20 years, as a part of their commitment to the community and its children, Ocean Bank and The Education Fund have sponsored an art exhibit for the children in Miami-Dade public schools. The art exhibit combines the power of a child's imagination with the ultimate recycling program, giving kids the
opportunity to use everyday objects "found" in the 11,000-sq.-foot
Ocean Bank Center warehouse to design and create original works of art.
Imaginative student art work combines traditional sculptures, mixed media, 3-D pieces and a large number of paintings and drawings crafted from every recycled material imaginable from milk jugs and coat hangers to scrap metal, Styrofoam, and other surplus supplies donated by generous South Florida companies to the Ocean Bank Center, where more than 18,370 teachers have shopped for free since 1993.
2013 Art of Found Objects Exhibition Details
Where: Ocean Bank Lobby, 780 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33126
(Free self-parking is available in the garage behind Ocean Bank.)
When: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday -Thursday; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, from March 12 through April 6
Many of the fabulous artworks at the exhibition will be sold at The Education Fund's For the Love of Art Charity Auction in the spring.
Photos from 2009 Art Exhibition: Right: Renaissance Middle School Art Teacher Sara Alfaro with young artist Bryan Florenzon and his award-winning piece, To: Klee.
Left: Jannette Andreu and Ruth Romero of Pinecrest Academy Charter Elementary receive kudos for their grand prize environmental piece, Lake Splish Splash.
To find out how your students may participate in next year's Art Exhibition, contact Gerry Scally, Program Manager, 305-892-5099 ext. 27.