Beverly Fleming grew up on Boca Grande Island before moving to Sarasota when she was 17. Beverly went on to live in Maryland and work for the Government for many years before retiring back to Sarasota. From 2000 to 2006, she owned and operated an art Gallery in Towles Court Artist Colony where she would show her own, and other local artists’, work. She continues to paint and show her work around the community. Beverly has many fond memories of growing up on the island before the bridge was built.
Student Interviewer: Kaylie Stokes
Kaylie Stokes is a third year student studying Social Sciences at the New College of Florida. She believes in the importance of preserving individual and local histories, and was excited to participate in this project.
Posted in: 2014