Primavera

We were thrilled to meet Laurence Gartel, the ‘Father of Digital Art’, at our recent Sensational Saturday event. He came to hear his friend Lloyd Goradesky talk about his latest work Let Love Guide Your Way. Now Laurence has fallen in love with all the Fired Arts at WMODA. He

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Rabbiting On

With Easter approaching the shops are full of fluffy bunnies but how did the rabbit come to be associated with this religious festival? It all stems from the confusion between rabbits and hares, which were sacred to Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring. Ritual hare hunts were held to placate

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Poems in Pottery

In National Poetry Month, we are featuring some rare Royal Doulton figures with verses from famous children’s poems. Poetry for children captures the essence of childhood, the fun, the laughter and the tears. Poetry can ignite a passion for the spoken and written word as young readers explore their imaginations

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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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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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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 Hot Glass Gallery photos. In most cases, Chelsea’s students have had no prior experience working with glass and invariably they are delighted with

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