French Film Fest Blue Heron

C Fi 9944

This painting of the Sarasota French Film Festival poster is from 1992 depicting a Great Blue Heron with film footage in the French blue, white and red in its bill. From Nov. 14 through Nov. 19, the Asolo Center for the Performing Arts in Sarasota, was the site of the Sarasota French Film Festival, billed as an annual event and was the first festival in the United States to be devoted solely to French films. It ran from 1989 to 1995.


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Annie Crouch

Annie is a student at Ringling College of Art and Design. She has experience with both private and public murals, and specializes in organic scenes and vivid colors.

"As a member of the Sarasota community, I was excited to be a part of such an amazing public art event. I enjoyed researching and exhibiting parts of Sarasota history through my passion, while also sharing it with others. In addition, it was extremely inspiring to be working with such skilled and experienced artists as part of a united project."

I painted:
-A flyer from the Sarasota French Film Festival
-A night blooming cactus flower from the Marie Selby Gardens
-A mermaid with a “minimum wake” warning
-The seahorse statue from the Lido Beach Casino
-A historic photo taken of local orange farmers
-Different shark teeth found in Venice,FL