About the Sponsor: Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Carrabba’s Italian Grill offers authentic Italian cuisine inspired by the many tastes of Italy, featuring wood-grilled specialties, new Small Plates, and classic Italian Pasta dishes.

About the Artist: Steven Strenk

Steven Strenk works in many mediums ranging from painting to sculpture, and draws his inspiration from his coastal environment along with his sense of playfulness.  He is currently part of the local artist group SARTQ, which is a circle of Sarasota artists engaging the community through unique art experiences.

Description of Sculpture: 

Meatball, a yellow Labrador with striking green eyes, is inspired by the favorite ingredients of Carrabba’s Italian Grill.  Tomatoes, basil, garlic, mushrooms, and green peppers are painted on his body.  His cape suits his Italian style, flowing behind him in a rich brown.