just discovered that the international Book Fair starts this coming weekend. Headlining is Debra Harry starting Wed. 8 pm. And Friday is Free all day. Im bringing six programs to the Book Cellar for any bibliophile interested ‘in the going ins of major event. Does John Waters ring a bell, he’ll be there as well. Last year I purchased Supreme Court Judge Soto Mayors children’s book autographed for the Royal Poinciana neighborhood fundraiser. 20 dollar investment turned into $75 in our raffle.
Went down Friday to Books and Books in Coral Gables for a reading/presentation of Banana Republic artist/Buddhist Roberta Marks. Enjoyed seeing old friends. Next morning early start recycling electronics , paints hazardous chemicals two times a year at Coral Gables City Hall. On to my favorite breakfast place Coral Bagels where my and Fred’s art posters hang among all the other Coconut Grove Festival posters on display. Among them on the wall is my framed portrait as a King Mango Strutters. That made the front page. So this time I took photo of myself. Lots of fun as the wait staff make me feel like a star. Those that do not know me are soon regaled of my presence. LoL I was seated right under my portrait.
Next stop Bal Harbour for a gig at the brand new St. Regis 24 floor condo, with a view Right onto on the beach from the 14th floor. The job was faux finishing 3 outlet covers to to match the marble counter top. Each required an hour of patience. Then the clear blue waters of Surfside Beach beckoned.
There I also visited the post office. They’ve been decorated for Christmas already for two weeks. ( I asked) No such progress in our 33460 office, this past Friday before my departure via Tri-rail. Walked up and down Surfside past Kosher shop, closed, bridal Boutique, Starbucks, old fashioned Barbershop. A bit dazed, as I came to. felt I had fallen into a rabbit hole as I emerged at the Bal Harbour crossing.
To be continued!
Part two of going w the flow. SUNDAY This is exciting about the Guatemala children’s exhibit in Coral Gables Museum . Stay tuned next blog.
Welcoming a Saturday in Lake Worth Beach, 6:30 a.m low tide, 7:34. Sunrise, alway breathtaking. 25 or more people already here on the beach enjoying the same sunrise.
We are a quirky sleepy seaside town. With location location location!
Just over the bridge is our own beach and today we have the Farmers Market across from A1A. Wen’t to get coffee and my fav Jambon beurre $ 8 , a baguette with Brie and prosciutto (French street food). Eating while strolling from stall to stall supporting local bakers, farmers and artisans. Contributing to their development. Along the way hellos to friends. Moringa $4 a bunch, is very popular and I swear by it. ( have three trees) only grows in the tropics, well, that’s us here in paradise. Returning home for a bit of gardening. Watering my Moringa trees and newly planted corn celery etc. At noon bike to the historic Museum volunteer for a few hours. Open from 1-4. Looking forward to Dia de Los Muertes.
85* outside this afternoon. Slow on visitors, so good time to update exhibits and diaccession some materials more suited to Palm BEAches Historical Society. We were all one, once upon a time.
The day ends with Dia DeLosMuertes celebration “Day of the Dead” a free event . It celebrates the passing of loved ones with an altar commemorating their live and with offerings as their souls return and need sustenance. Our Lake Worth Beach event is now in its third year. And just as in California, it was initiated by the Chicano artists we have artist José Menendes to thank for bringing this annual event to us In Lake Worth Beach. It is always celebrated on Nov. 2. If you see Monarch butterflies those are the souls of children who have gone on to a better life. so ends a day in Paradise.
A performance of gifted musicians who have, as a group been to parts of the world envied by the world travelers among us here in Lake Worth Beach. An afternoon of contemporary music performed in a setting harking back to the 18th century salon performances of the old world. This setting was less than a mile from the beach with casual attire (dress was long gowns once upon a time) get the picture.
The music written by contemporary Florida Composers recognized far beyond our 2 square miles. Morgan Denney, Marshall Turkic, Olivia Kieffer, Frederic Glesser and our own Clare Shore one of the founders of Zimmermans Cafe. The somewhat intimate setting allowed for a questions not just from the performers but also the composers point view and intent.
We had the honor of their presence in our midst as we experienced contemporary music commissioned by other artists as well of patrons. The Turkin piece Sonata for Alto SaxOphone and Piano was composed some 50 years ago. Here in photo below Turkin shares its history.
A well spent Sunday afternoonA well spent afternoon in our sleepy little city by the sea aka Lake Worth Beach. The next scheduled performance will be April 26, 2020. Highly recommend you save the date if it is anything as enlightening as this afternoons with such an illustrious group of composers and performers who are at the top of their field.
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Was about to share the wonderful #mailart that came to Lake Worth Beach’s City Hall. however H. Dorian intermissum (Latin). City Hall had just received from Germany + France #envelopeart for our #mailartcall. We are not alone. Lake Worth Beach’s name change apparently does little marketing if any. We are the best secret on the Palm BEAch coast. 7 minutes from the Palm BEAch International Airport LOL plus TriRail service walking distance into town. I do my part. I sent a #decoratedenvelope to France and got back this most charming pc of #mailart in return. Charming as they thanked the #uspostalservice. On same day also received 2 from Germany. One from an artist who’s mailed me a #decoratedenvelope to the Windisch-Hunt Fine Art Gallery many years ago and I never forgot it. I took a chance, 15 yrs later, has he moved, how old was he, did he still do #correspondenceart. I was thrilled he responded in kind.
H. Dorian put a go slow into the #mailartproject. Today collecting the mail we received 3 pc of #mail, one from Spain.
Lake Worth Beach is getting subliminal notice, from #mailartists around the world. If you read this blog, thank you. I encourage you to participate in this creative activity. Just takes a envelope ( they are not opened) and a stamp! Mail it to:
Mail Art/City Hall. 7 n Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth Beach Fl. 33460.
To see the other #envelope art I posted on Instagram. Annamaria33460.
This charming quirky little seaside town who’s beach is nestled on Palm BEAch Island, just 2 miles south of Mar a Lago and two miles the other side Manalapan, home of the most wealthy. Lake worth Beach has location location location. 7 min up up I-95 is the Palm BEAch International Airport.
“I’ve always considered it a cross between Key West and the old Cocoanut Grove”. Life is go slow. Heard someone say, where can you live in a little cottage next to millionaires in a cottage. Over 1,000 cottages some in need of repair but most have gone through cosmetic rejuvenation. It had a historic waterfront with swimming pool that is now being rebuilt. Stay tune for that one as the sights are to make it the show stopper of Palm BEAch county.
Currently classes are given in neighboring pools this class in LWH pool. Private adult class given by Janet LaBanara
The pool once hosted many aquatic events now it will be redone for the community at large and its neighbors like West Palm, and Lantana. Architects have presented plans that look like a Bahamas vacation brochure. The citizenry are a bit more down to earth but insist on utilitarian use with wow factors. Even included the much sought after Beach side weddings in their plans lol.
Swimming skills are a must in Florida so daily there are swimming lessons being given in available pools until such time that it is reopened. At the commission workshop two local artists working together gave their concept David Whitlock via a Diorama and AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt the drawing which indicated specific Aquatic requirements plus the wow factors. The 4 wow factors were were an infinity pool at the end a meditation area. Water fall from infinity pool buffering the noise level. A wind Turbine seen top left near pump room to offset cost of operating pool. A grand entry gate from s. And on East side a wall w portholes at different levels so activities inside pool can be seen by any age, and halt sand intrusion. A bridal suite was included w staircase coming down to a garden area just n of pool. So a $400,ooo grand staircase was eliminated. Staff was relocated to where they would actually be needed and the 5,00o square ft area ready to rent out to private public enterprise. A concession stand left bottom, open on both sides w cafe tables on both sides so even beach going public could get a quick bite.
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