Earth Day sported a little extra flair this year when the Rainbow Springs Art in Dunnellon gallery hosted a one-day environmentally oriented art show on April 23.

Members and other area artists displayed their renditions of turtles, oceans, manatees, fish, and many other land and seascapes at the show on the gallery’s grounds.

Part of the money the gallery raised goes to the art scholarships offered to area graduating high school students interested in pursuing the creative arts in college.

But the gallery also donated $250 to the Rainbow River Conservation group.

Member Ro Martinez said she organized the pop-up art show because other groups participate in Earth Day and she thought, “Why not get the artists involved?”

Gallery President Bridget Hanley commended Martinez for the successful event, and added, “I believe she even ordered the fantastic weather.”

Members Sue Primeau, Debbie Series, Amy Wood, and Kathy Sage kept things running smoothly in the gallery.

The gallery’s mission is to not only support art and art education, but also the community.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The phone is 352-445-8547. The website is www.

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