I was recently invited, along with 20 other artists, to create artwork that benefits educational programs of The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast! “The Art of the Violin” project asked each of us to apply our artistic perspective to violins which will be on display in the Sarasota area beginning in October and auctioned off in February. PMP/Suncoast hosts the annual Winter Residency for young musicians. It also gives violin and viola students from FL opportunity to attend workshops in preparation for playing w/the String Orchestra under the direction of internationally acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman. My “Mermaid Serenade” is a siren playing the violin, and her notes float up like bubbles! The F holes were also the perfect location for seahorses. A fun project! For info on the program, check out http://www.perlmanmusicprogramsuncoast.org/