Chihuly and Chocolate

https://youtu.be/WmRdvjAf1zcby Louise Irvine Last Saturday at WMODA was sensational. Chihuly and Chocolate proved to be a winning combination and around 500 visitors enjoyed a feast for all the senses throughout the day. Due to the phenomenal response, the presentations were held in the Gallery of Amazing Things courtesy of Gregg

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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is the last day of the Carnival season and this year it falls on March 5. In Christian tradition, rich, fatty foods were eaten before the ritual fasting for Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday. In the USA, New Orleans hosts the most famous Mardi

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Who’s Who – Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach is a volunteer at WMODA and a leading light in the cultural community of Dania Beach/Hollywood where she grew up. She organizes the monthly Art in the Hall events during Dania after Dark and promotes local artists like herself. Sandy’s sea-glass jewelry is a popular gift purchase at

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Creative Glass Art

Friday, March 15, 2019 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Chelsea Rousso’s fused glass workshops at WMODA have produced many proud artists as can be seen in our Chihuly Gallery photos. In most cases, Chelsea’s students have had no prior experience working with glass and invariably they are delighted with the

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Splash!

Two events in our community have inspired us to look at how the wonders of the deep have been represented in the Fired Arts. Dive into the Arts & Seafood Celebration in Dania Beach on March 30 and 31, followed by the Free Our Seas Environmental Art Festival in Hollywood

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Up, Up & Away!

It’s Carnival time with beads and balloons in abundance at parties and parades. But did you know that the Royal Doulton figure makers had to pierce a hole in each one of the balloons on their iconic balloon figures to prevent the figures exploding in the kiln? The balloons in

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Venetian Arts Café Society

Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm WMODA has partnered with the Venetian Arts Society to create an exciting concept in evening entertainment. Join us on Thursday, April 11 for Café Society, which combines the performing arts and the fired arts in the spectacular setting of our Chihuly

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Mysterious Mermaids

The ocean’s depths are the ultimate uncharted wilderness and still have the power to frighten and enthrall with tales of krakens, sea serpents, and other fantastic creatures, such as mermaids and sirens. Grog-fueled sailors with scurvy induced hallucinations mistook whales and giant eels for sea monsters, and manatees nursing their

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Beetlemania by Louise Irvine

I first began to see the beauty in bugs when I was working with Christopher Marley on the Biophilia exhibit for WMODA. The show presented Christopher’s mosaic designs of nature’s art alongside the Fired Arts of ceramics and glass. I was dazzled by the iridescent effects on many beetles and

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Sensational Saturday – Venetian Fantasy February 23

To celebrate the start of Carnival in Venice on February 23, we are hosting a VENETIAN FANTASY event for our next Sensational Saturday at WMODA. The focus of our festivities is the magnificent Carnival in Venice tableau, which is the largest and most complex piece of porcelain art ever produced by

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