Stephen Rolfe Powell

Stephen Rolfe Powell (1951-2019) We are celebrating the life of one of the great American glass artists, Stephen Rolfe Powell who died suddenly at his home in Kentucky on March 16 at the age of 67. Steve was due to demonstrate at the Glass Art Society conference in St. Petersburg

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Minton in the Movies

In a previous Highlights, we talked about the Minton Mermaids jardinière in the WMODA collection that appears in the musical movie Annie. Now we have spotted Minton china cachepots in two classic movies. The Minton cachepots were obviously favored Hollywood studio props to suggest opulence and glamour. In Pillow Talk

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Free our Seas

Our ocean loving beach community will be celebrating Earth Day at the Free Our Seas Environmental Art Festival on April 20. At WMODA we have been exploring the wonders of the deep in our recent Highlights posts to create greater awareness of our marine life. Dolphins are a familiar sight

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Abundance for Earth Day

Each year, Earth Day - April 22 - marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. However, Earth Day Network works year-round to solve climate change, to end plastic pollution, and to protect endangered species. Discover how the Ardmore studio highlighted sustainability of the natural environment

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Arion’s Song

In National Poetry month we are honoring Arion, an ancient Greek poet and musician credited with inventing the dithyramb, a passionate poem venerating Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility. In Arion’s compositions, a Greek chorus of 50 men sang wild, ecstatic hymns in unison while dancing around an altar

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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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