Definitely a dazzling moment. The Bryant Park DERBY DAY event came back once again to a huge success. Congratulations to its Board. Covid seemed like a hiccup. A bit different than years before everyone was a winner. Congratulations to Michael Chapallier the 50/50 winner of Tropical Ridge neighborhood.
missed was Richard Guercio former 50/50 winner, my bet was on him. Oh well. Actually regardless what event, he was always a winner. This year we had in our midst Carmen Diaz new City Mgr. Sarah Parr Malega and Christopher McVoy our commissioners. The best silks went to Herman Robinson who enjoyed his retirement immensely .
Now for the long awaited SHOW it’s a video
In all the excitement, no one noticed as everyone had fun that . The impending rain cut the event just a bit shorter. Next year 1st 2nd and 3rd will come back . There were ever so many donations 40 by my count that went to awards and many to silent auctions. No one was left behind
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No ordinary film. As it was being canned, heard it was in production. Intrigued as I had knowledge of the massive amount of letters, 50 + boxes stored, unopened at the Taleo Art Center in Woodstock. Letters from all over the world, requesting $$$ from needy, desperate people or scammers. Money being given away for love and peace by the Oleo Margarine heir, his entire inheritance.
This was in the Hippy Era. A mostly a sad film punctuated with humorous moments and many “A” listers. A time when “15 minutes of fame” attributed to Andy Warhol. Michael Brody’s fame burned bright 12 amazing days, it seemed much much longer. He appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. He was known to tip cabbies hundred dollar bills. ( not in the film ).
Currently it is making the circuit of art film screenings at which time it will then head to the movie houses around the country. This took place via the Miami Dade College film department 20 selections being shown over a weeks time. This was one of the openers. Tickets available via MIAMIFILMFESTIVAL.com Ends Wed. The 10th
I was the guest of Michael Brody Jr. who has been a friend and a collector of my late husbands art. He was instrumental in providing us with a studio and I was charged With creating the Taleo Art Center in Woodstock N.Y. . Should not have been surprised that one of Fred Hunt’s paintings appeared in the film.
The headlines in every newspaper covered this story. Walter Cronkite toked with them. This film was not about the 50 containers of unopened letters Resting in Woodstock. A whole storage of boxes of unopened letters was found in N Y City. The postal service could not keep up and bags were abandoned, possibly burned. The $$ went out as fast as letters arrived or as hands reached out, as Michael tried to walk the streets of N.Y London with entourage and guard. Lots of letters in this film were what I refer to as Mail Art One letter depicted a woman drowning, perhaps in debt, reaching above the waves for salvation. The producers actually located a few letter writers who barely recalled writing for help in 1970.
Later we ended close to the Design District for midnight snacks. Morning breakfast always at Coral Bagels under my 15 min of fame Coconut Grove. LoL Just making sure it’s still there.
Well, it’s almost here “letter writing month” and I’m all in so not only will friends and angels in disguise get something from me. I also participate in mail Art. Now what would that be or how does that look? Both activities are endorsed by the National Association of Letter Carriers. The deadline for the Graceful Envelope contest I am sorry to say is in just a few days. However, our Local Mail Art Project has another two weeks till it’s over and we display all our entries at a local venue. No one is denied or censored. Someone will absolutely love your letter regardless of coffee stains, and not so perfect cursive. Historically it binds families and we have a connection to the loved ones from the past. No ordinary card produced by the hundreds but something priceless from the heart. A very special surprise when it arrives at its destination.
found this when I googled mail art Lake Worth and many more. lol
We in Lake Worth were gifted with envelopes from around the world when we turned 100 and also received many from locals who participated. AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt gave free lessons impromptu at the Towers, senior living at the LWAL , in summer camp, now she is scheduled to do the same once more. The schedule *below where you can sit a spell and do some art all supplies provided. There is a silver mailbox at Common Ground Coffee above the piano, for those who do not have a forever stamp or lol envelope plus some pens and crayons. It will be posted properly through the U.S. Postal system each afternoon and hand-canceled to boot by Patti and arrive at ART Project P. O. Box 46 Lake Worth Fl. 33460 (this is where your creative envelope should be addressed to. Unless it’s addressed to Grandma. Still not sure what is expected have a look at this link it’s from the reception we held during our centennial. Have some fun with friends gather around a table or join her at the mentioned venues. It’s your turn to make someone else’s day. Feel like writing a letter instead of decorating an envelope. It’s all good.
*Tomorrow Friday 6 – 9 p.m. At Common Ground Coffee House 14 S J street. Walk-in, sit a spell and enjoy the comradery of like minded people. share ideas and create an envelope. All supplies are provided. Work on your own or do one together. Nice night out Evening on the Ave. It might be a bit chilly. Visit adjoining art galleries and come in inspired. Extend your intimate evening in downtown Lake Worth’s hottest street.
Hello Pennsylvania, here to visit Lake Worth Beach on this gorgeous 81 degree. Staying in W Palm for a week. The traffic has already been diverted as of this Friday Morning to set up for not just Street Painting but also for tonight’s Taste of Lake Worth.
the view coming from the beach
Always wonderful to see friends and get to wish them a Happy Birthday. What else would you do on your special day? Walk the beach spend time with daughter, of course.
A very happy birthday Erica
Want to acknowledge another birthday, today Annette Rawlings who moved here from Coconut Grove on my recommendation and has not regretted it. She is currently exhibiting her Art at the Cultural Council. For more ifnormation, she is one of the artists showcased in “Portrait of our Artists” series about our Lake Worth Artists.
Artist Annette Rawlings
If your downtown tonight stop in at the Cultural Council and all the other art venues. Especially J street is doing their own kick off for the weekend. Jazz, at Common Ground Coffee next door a new gallery and Rudy’s, occupying the former Bamboo Room.
2/14 5:30 p.m. One of the most exciting things going on today for Lake Worth is the move of Rudy’s Pub. A parade lead by the LW Ladies Kitchen Band from the old location to it’s new home in the Bamboo Room on s J street. all day Valentines Day all day not just for lovers. wishing everyone a loving day now if your stumped as to what to say here is a bit of help from a whole poem to just the right words. 2/15 5:30 meet up with the Thursday Night Peddlers. This group has been riding together for about 4 years and it’s never the same people but many are regulars. It is a leisure ride through some of the nicest neighborhoods here in Lake Worth. Everyone welcome. Meets at the Gulfstream Hotel leaves at 6 pm 1/16 6 p.m. Evening on the Avenue
Performing Marijah with the Regge All Stars
1/17 Saturday start at the Farmers Market with hot coffee and pastry provision with special treats for weekend guests. Lots of fresh produce. 1:30 the Story of the Zodiac for children 3:15 Dragon Dance and Lion Dance performance 3:30-5 Calligraphy demonstration 6:30 Fireworks over the Inter Coastal. ALL FREE 2/17 Saturday 10 am – 3 pm bring your I.D. Utility Bill and pick up a tree while they last. Schedule 10:30 Tree Pruning 11:10 Greenways (we have one about to be opened) 11:40 Mayor Pam Proclamation Noon Native Shade Trees 1 p.m. Green by Design SPECIAL GUEST Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk 2/23 Friday Taste of Lake Worth A lively evening of nibble stops at the many restaurants that participate and will have nibbles Tickets Required. 2/24 & 25 10:00 a.m Lake Worth Street Painting Festival
March 2-4 Midnight Sun Festival St. Paddy’s Day Easter Egg HUnt on 31st and Bonnet Parade.