Mermaid Zone

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Mermaids are mythological creatures, appearing in folklore across the globe for thousands of years. One of the oldest and most well-known myths comes from Ancient Greece. A popular legend claimed that Alexander the Great's sister, Thessalonike, turned into a Mermaid upon her death and lived in the Aegean.

Sarasota has Mermaid culture that weaves in and out of the society pages. From the Sarasota Chalk Festival mermaids appearing in the festival in 2011, 2012, and 2020 to the Sarasota Film Festival in 2019 and Mermaid events and costumes. Mermaids fascinate spectators.

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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
-Manatees
-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

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