by Carly Mejeur
At 9 AM on Saturday morning, it looked like the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival was in for a bright, beautiful sunny weekend. Things were a little blustery, but the breeze was nice to keep us from getting too hot in the south Florida sun.
Palm Beach Maritime Academy had four spots at this year's festival, and we decided we'd dedicate one of them to Shark Stanley, the paper shark criss-crossing the globe to find support for protecting sharks and manta rays at the upcoming Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
|First we outlined the cover of The Adventures of Shark Stanley and Friends|
|And then spent hours coloring everything in.|
|Justin Vicari was our student ambassador|
|Let's not forget Myrtle the Turtle and Pipa the Pilotfish!|
|We invited passersby to take their photo with Shark Stanley|
|And our artwork received a lot of attention|
Our work is no longer visible on the street but it is not gone. It will live on in the memories of so many. You can view all of our photos on Shark Defenders Facebook Page.
Carly Mejeur is a marine life artist and art teacher at Palm Beach Maritime Academy