Dedication of Jumping Fish

The City of Sarasota added the 84th piece of public art to their collection on April 8, 2019 with the dedication of Jeffrey Laramore’s Jumping Fish in the roundabout at the intersection of Palm Avenue and Cocoanut Avenue.

Jim Shirley, Gloria, Jeffrey Laramore, Mayor Liz Alpert

Our executive director, Jim Shirley, lead the dedication ceremony which included a ribbon cutting with members from the City’s Public Art Committee and Mayor Alpert. The ribbon cutting was followed by a reception at Florida Studio Theatre that was sponsored by Morgan Stanley, The Bellwether Group in partnership with Alfstadt&, Sarasota Magazine, and the Alliance.

Jim Shirley serving as Master of Ceremonies

Laramore’s permanent residence is in Indianapolis, but he also has a home in Naples. During the dedication, Jeffrey stated that, ” I believe art can infuse a space with meaning… Jumping Fish celebrates the sea life and coastal living.”

Jumping Fish film created by Project Priime
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