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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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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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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Am I not a man and a brother?

One of the most potent emblems of the Abolitionist movement in the 18th century is a Wedgwood medallion depicting a kneeling slave in chains asking, “Am I not a man and a brother?” The medallion was produced by Josiah Wedgwood at his own expense for the Society for the Abolition

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Cinderella’s Arrival

Cinderella has arrived at our Fantastique exhibition. She is one of several spectacular Lladró High Porcelain pieces being featured in our celebration of fairy tales, myths and legends. A pair of Lladró Great Dragons guard the entrance to our “Enchanted World of Ceramic Art”. Cinderella’s Arrival and the Great Dragon

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Who’s Who – Lloyd Goradesky

Lloyd Goradesky is a wonderful WMODA supporter and one of the featured artists at our Venetian Fantasy event. He is also a star of the 2019 International Kinetic Art exhibit at Boynton Beach with his striking weathervane in Dewie Park. The title of the work Let Love Guide Your Way

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TripAdvisor

We are proud to have over 150 wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Thank you for all your 5-star reviews which have made us number one of Things to Do in our community. We even beat the beach (and not just for rainy days!) Please take the

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