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Updated: 04/09/2014 02:20:14PM

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The finished product, called "Alligator Sky," featured Garden Elementary students forming the alligator, as well as donated jeans that portrayed the water.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Garden Elementary students were happy to be outside on a lovely day participating in the art project.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Garden Elementary School art teacher Joanna Davis and artist Daniel Dancer planned the school's Art for the Sky project together.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Venice Fire Department firefighters Matthew Tomer and Mark Devine prepare to raise up the ladder so the artist can get an aerial photograph.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Donna Blem and Mary Naston are the co-founders of InStride Therapy, a hippotherapy treatment facility in Venice.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

There were lots of smiles out on the Garden Elementary fields, as the students waited to take their place in the "living art" piece.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

A large crowd of patients, friends and admirers of Donna Blem came to wish her luck in her new venture.

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These children were lined up alongside the teeth of the alligator.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Artist Daniel Dancer gets raised up in the bucket of the fire truck's ladder.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Sarasota County School Board member Jane Goodwin and Garden Elementary School principal John McQueen were on hand to watch the living art come together.

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The finished product, called "Alligator Sky," featured Garden Elementary students forming the alligator, as well as donated jeans that portrayed the water. Look closely. The students are hunched over.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY DDANCER/ARTFORTHESKY.COM

The finished product, called "Alligator Sky," featured Garden Elementary students forming the alligator, as well as donated jeans that portrayed the water. Look closely. The students are hunched over.

By DEBBIE FLESSNER

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Garden Elementary School celebrated its 40th anniversary in style, by creating a piece of “living art” with its more than 600 students and teachers.

Joanna Davis, an art teacher at the school, and Oregon-based artist Daniel Dancer worked together to create Dancer’s newest Art for the Sky project on the playground. According to Dancer, one of the goals of this project, which he presents at schools all over the country, is to help the students learn how to make a difference in the world by observing the “whole” picture.

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