Chihuly – A Colorful Icon

By Louise Irvine “I’m obsessed with color – never saw one that I didn’t like” Dale Chihuly once claimed, and this is abundantly clear in the Art on Fire exhibit at WMODA. The Hot Glass Gallery is an immersive experience of intense, saturated colors from Chihuly’s expressive palette. Chihuly has

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Blowing Bubbles

By Louise Irvine Albert Einstein, the great physicist, once said, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” You will find lots of inspiration in our spectacular Fairyland Lustre collection. However, not everyone

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Dive in with Roger Cockram

By Louise Irvine One of the stars of our new Dive into WMODA exhibit is the British potter, Roger Cockram. Recently he made two ceramic sculptures especially for Arthur Wiener and sent us a visual story of his creative process. Many years ago, Arthur visited Roger’s studio and gallery in

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Save our Tropical Paradise

By Louise Irvine The oceans hold over 96 percent of the earth’s water so what goes on in our seas is of vital importance to the future of humanity. In Florida, we are never more than 60 miles from the ocean, and we also have the Everglades, a slow-moving river

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Valentine’s Day & Mardi Gras at WMODA

By Louise Irvine We celebrated Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras at WMODA last weekend and had double the fun despite our COVID cautious measures and social distancing. Lloyd Goradesky invited everyone to “Let LOVE Guide Your Way” in his inspirational talk about the Art of Kindness. He presented his latest

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Gyotaku, the Japanese Art of Fishing

By Louise Irvine The MAD Arts BAD Space II Gallery opens on February 20 at the Gallery of Amazing Things with an exhibition exploring the art of fishing. Florida-based artist, Alex Wexler, has revived Gyotaku, the traditional Japanese method of printing fish. From gyo meaning “fish”. and taku “rubbing”, this

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Lloyd Goradesky – Let Love Guide Your Way

Let love guide your way to WMODA this February to see Lloyd Goradesky’s installation promoting love and kindness. The story of his Let Love Guide Your Way kinetic weathervane project has melted the hearts of our visitors. Art from the Heart The original functioning weathervane, which stands 16 feet tall,

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Mardi Gras

By Louise Irvine Many of us will be celebrating Carnival and Mardi Gras virtually this year. The traditional parades are canceled in New Orleans on February 16. Undeterred, locals will be enjoying the festival in a new way. We can’t fly to Venice for Carnevale, but we can still revel

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Kisses & Kindness

By Louise Irvine Kissing and hugging are discouraged in these days of social distancing, but touch deprivation has become a serious consequence of the pandemic and is causing mental health issues, particularly among those living alone. As we approach Valentine’s Day, let’s all think of different ways that we can

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The Falls of Fairy Glen

By Louise Irvine Hundreds of porcelain fairies seem to dance in time to Dave Rosenthal’s synchronized music entitled The Falls of Fairy Glen, which can now be heard in our Fantastique exhibition while viewing the spectacular Lladró chandelier. The original composition was written by Dave to light up the Niagara

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