Area artists donate art supplies to Ponce de Leon Middle School

This year Mike Thompson of “art 4 u by mike,” Cece Saba of Sunset Gallery and Framing and local artists have supplied Ponce de Leon Middle School’s art program and teacher Pat Guerin with some much-needed art supplies.

“Art in the breezeway” of Coral Gables, in coordination with South Miami Art Walk, have led a grass roots effort to donate art supplies in Coral Gables and South Miami on the first and second Friday of each month. Mike Thompson leads this effort in honor of his late wife, Carole Hughes Thompson, who taught art at Ponce De Leon School for 32 years.

“I think she would be very proud of our local artist efforts,” said Thompson.

Sunset Gallery and Framing has been instrumental in showing the children’s art during the South Miami Art Festivals. Owner Cece Saba has donated a considerable amount of art mat board to Pat Guerin’s class. “The children are so appreciative,” said Pat Guerin.

On April 14th Mike Thompson delivered the third group of art supplies to finish out the school year.

These artists and businesses have rallied around this grass roots effort. Coral Gables “Art in the breezeway” wishes to thank Orlando Abeia from Greater Miami Investments, Wayne Eldred from Tarpon Bend and Dave Wilson from The Sports Exchange for supplying a fabulous venue at 65 Miracle Mile. This art exhibit will continue during the summer on the first Friday of each month. Artists Mike Thompson, Emilo Hector, Carole Kingsley, Miss Carmen, Mabel Mayana, Imaculada Menedez, Michael Warshosky Fred Hunt, Anna Maria Wimbley, Edgar Hernendz, A.L. Black, A. J. Brown, Mariska, Dania Sierra, Tresa Callatori, Frank Sperich, Mercedes Delgato and Carmen MacKrell have all participated.

In South Miami Cece Saba and Sunset Gallery and Framing will be presenting a bi-monthly Art Opening this summer for all to enjoy.

For more information on these coming events call Mike Thompson at 305- 785-6344

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