Dania History

Denmark to Dania At the turn of the last century, Florida was a tropical wilderness frontier, which was gradually colonized alongside Flagler’s new East Coast railroad. Pioneering Danish farmers from Illinois and Wisconsin struggled to endure the rigors of life in the marshy wetlands and swamps of Dania during the

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Sparkle & Shine

Join us on Sunday, December 1 for some sensational Holiday shopping at WMODA. At our Sparkle & Shine event, you’ll meet the talented artists in our community who make unique jewelry, ceramics and glass art. Our WMODA shop also includes exotic gifts from far and wide, including Venetian masks from

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Phenomenal Fairyland Lustre

For All Souls Day, we have been investigating the interest in supernatural phenomena during the trauma of World War One. Many of the bereaved sought solace in spiritualism and its attempt to find proof of existence beyond the grave. Some escaped into fairyland convinced of the veracity of the photographs

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A Universe of Things

Micky Wolfson, the founder of The Wolfsonian–FIU in Miami Beach, has become a great friend to WMODA and to our founder Arthur Wiener. This year, Micky turns 80 and Arthur has presented him with a spectacular birthday present – a Fairyland Lustre vase depicting the Dragon King. The Wolfsonian has

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Rock the Red Ribbon

On World AIDS Day, December 1, we are reflecting on the legacy of the Ardmore artists in South Africa who have died from the disease and those who live with HIV. More than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS since the virus was first identified in 1984

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The Flamingo: A Florida Icon

The elegant pink birds are everywhere in advertising, in place names, and even on the logo for the state lottery - but few residents see them in the wild. Fortunately, they can be enjoyed through the eyes of Boehm porcelain artists in the Flights of Fancy exhibition, which previews on

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Paul J. Stankard – The Art of the Flame

The Art of the Flame, an exhibition honoring the illustrious glass artist Paul J. Stankard, opens this month with 68 works spanning his 50-year career as a flame-worker. The first forty years of Paul’s career in glass were marked at an exhibition entitled A Floating World at the Museum of

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Creative Glass – Crazy for Color

Photos from the October 18 Class Class Description - Color is everywhere you look and everywhere you don’t look! In a workshop dedicated to colored glass, you can delight in the marvels of color, light and shade both consciously and sub-consciously. In this workshop, you will be making a glass

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Paul J. Stankard – The Art of the Flame

In a career that has spanned more than 50 years, Paul Stankard has become the acknowledged master of flame-working. See the stunning Paul J. Stankard · The Art of the Flame exhibition spanning his illustrious career at WMODA. Stankard melts thin rods of colored glass with a flame-worker’s gas-fueled torch

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Flights of Fancy – Birdwatching in Porcelain

Birdwatchers are in for a treat at the new Flights of Fancy · Birdwatching in Porcelain exhibition at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in Dania Beach. Beautiful studies of American birds in their natural habitats were portrayed in fine china by Dorothy Doughty at the Royal Worcester factory in

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