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Arts Afire, 2012

Cheerleaders from Marco Island Academy pose as dancers in Henri Matisse's "The Dance" at Arts Afire! A Walk with the Masters at Mackle Park on Sunday. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

Cheerleaders from Marco Island Academy pose as dancers in Henri Matisse's "The Dance" at Arts Afire! A Walk with the Masters at Mackle Park on Sunday. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

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  • Winner of the People's Choice Award, "The Mad Hatter's Tea Party" by Sir John Tenniel is created by younger members of The Island Players during Arts Afire! A Walk with the Masters Sunday at Mackle Park. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • As part of Arts Afire! A Walk with the Masters on Sunday the Marco Island Lutheran Church sets the table in Mackle Park for "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Cheerleaders from Marco Island Academy pose as dancers in Henri Matisse's "The Dance" at Arts Afire! A Walk with the Masters at Mackle Park on Sunday. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Marilyn Wirth receives the 2012 Flame Award for individual artistic achievement from Marco Island City Council Chairman Jerry Gibson Sunday during Arts Afire! A Walk with the Masters in Mackle Park. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • The base of this Flame Award remains covered as Arts Afire! A Walk with the Masters winds down and ceremonies for the awards begins at Mackle Park on Sunday. Flame Awards are the city's highest honor for artistic achievement. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party" seems particularly appropriate beside Mackle Park's lake during Arts Afire! A Walk with the Masters Sunday. The work was depicted by the Artist Colony at the Esplanade. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Music of the big band era is too enticing to sit still as members of the audience Sunday join in dancing to the sounds of the Magic of Marco Big Band during Arts Afire! A Walk with the Masters in Mackle Park. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • A relaxed crowd listens to the Magic of Marco Big Band as part of Arts Afire! A Walk with the Masters Sunday at Mackle Park. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

Mackle Park became a kaleidoscope of color, sight and sound Sunday as Arts Afire! engaged the senses with its 2012 theme: A Walk with the Masters. Lest people think it was a high brow affair, it was not.

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