Soon there will be an unveiling of the newest community-based collaborative art installation in the Bayshore Arts District. This gorgeous 30-foot long by 12-foot high mosaic mural began as an idea of Amanda Jaron, an artist and jeweler, to convert her building’s wall into a public art piece. Building on the initial concept, David Alger, local artisan of wrought iron and blown glass, David’s daughter, Madison Alger a Activities Coordinator for the Sunshine Kids, and Janet Yon, a Special Projects Coordinator with the Sunshine Kids, developed a vision and a plan to create a fabulous piece of unique art to raise awareness and raise monies for the Sunshine Kids Foundation.
Created over a period of three months, about 50 donors have contributed their monies and time to create a one-of-a-kind public art installation, while raising funds to provide special moments and memories for local young cancer patients—the Sunshine Kids!
The evening event will feature live music from the Phoenix, tastings from local restaurants, wine from Cooper’s Hawk Wine, Tito’s Vodka, and a local brewery. All thanks to G.W. Bailey, the executive director of the Sunshine Kids Foundation, Amanda Jaron, jeweler and local philanthropist, David Alger from Whitman Designs, and all the donors giving to Sunshine Kids and their families.
Guided by David and Madison Alger, hundreds of volunteers and friends from Naples, Bonita, and Fort Myers have contributed numerous hours of their time to break tile and glue pieces to the wall. Tens of thousands of ceramics, glass, tile, and beads were donated encompassing more than all the colors of the rainbow! David and Madison have served not only as artists by guiding this vision into reality, but also as task directors working with the volunteers and donors to ensure the finished mosaic mural would be a masterpiece to be enjoyed by everyone working in or visiting the Bayshore Arts District.
The event will be held Saturday, November 16, from 5 PM to 8:30 PM, at A. JARON Fine Jewelry 3784 Bayshore Drive Naples, FL.