Who’s Who at WMODA – Donors & Supporters

By Louise Irvine WMODA exists because of the generosity of Arthur Wiener who is donating his vast collection of fired arts to our 501c3 not-for-profit museum and sustaining us during these challenging times. We are also very grateful to many other museum champions for making WMODA the new home for

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Who’s Who – Betsy Alexis

At our WMODA Treasure Hunt on Saturday, June 5, Betsy Alexis will demonstrate how she recycles nature’s bounty and discarded materials into whimsical jewelry. WMODA visitors will remember Betsy’s previous museum event where she showed us how to make cute bracelets from the inner tubes of bicycle tires. Nothing is

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Who’s Who – Linda Saft

By Louise Irvine Linda Saft is a familiar face to visitors as she has been based at WMODA for the last two years while she appraises Arthur Wiener’s vast collection of decorative arts. Linda is an independent expert appraiser and helps many clients evaluate their art property for various purposes

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Who’s Who – Louise Irvine

In Women’s History Month, we are paying tribute to our illustrious leader, Louise Irvine. Louise wears many hats at WMODA. She is the Executive Director responsible for the administration of the museum, which has been particularly challenging during the pandemic. She is also the curator of the WMODA collection and

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Who’s Who – Team WMODA

By Louise Irvine The dedicated WMODA team has kept the museum-going through the pandemic, thanks to our benefactor Arthur Wiener. There is light and color at the end of this dark tunnel as can be seen in our Hot Glass Gallery! Everyone has been challenged with learning new skills and

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Who’s Who – Dave Rosenthal

By Louise Irvine The Niagara chandelier, recently donated by Lladró, has transformed our Fantastique exhibit and inspired multidisciplinary artist, Dave Rosenthal, to compose original music to accompany his stunning video of the porcelain fairies dancing in a waterfall of lights. Dave is a self-professed “Sound and Light Chaser”. As a

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Who’s Who – Chelsea Rousso

By Louise Irvine Chelsea Rousso is a glass artist, fashion designer, writer, and teacher. She specializes in kiln-formed fused glass and holds regular classes for aspiring glass artists at her studio in Lauderdale by the Sea and at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in Dania Beach. Before moving to

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Who’s Who – George Hawthorn

George Hawthorn is the museum’s longest serving volunteer and is known to the WMODA team as the “voluntold” as he is the husband of our director, Louise Irvine. Ten years ago he thought he was retiring to Miami Beach but Louise had other ideas! He helps with editing, proof-reading and

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Lori Brown

Lori Brown, our multi-talented graphic designer, is responsible for the visual identity of WMODA on-line and in print. Most recently, she has been working on our Ardmore exhibit A Safari for the Soul and she has created some striking adverts and event signs. Lori is also the museum’s webmaster and

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Alexandra Barth

Rhanu, our new mermaid in residence, made her debut at the Mermaid Tale Halloween event to launch our Mermaid Quest scavenger hunt around the museum. Rhanu modeled the wearable glass art creations of Chelsea Rousso to accessorize her beautiful mermaid tail. On land, Rhanu is better known as Alexandra Barth, a graduate

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