Earth • Air • Fire • Water Event

Meet the Stars of the Show

Come celebrate EARTH Day at the opening of our new exhibition on Saturday, April 17 and meet the stars of the show at WMODA between 10am and 4pm.

Louise Irvine, the Executive Director & Curator at WMODA, will fire your imagination with her new exhibit EARTH · AIR · FIRE· WATER. See how the artists represented at WMODA are utilizing the four elements to breathe life into glass. Enjoy Chihuly's Macchia Garden in full bloom, Rob Stern's Leaves of Glass and a Tidal Wave of glass by Josh Fradis.

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Dania Beach City Commissioner Joyce Davis will be at WMODA from 10am to 2pm to invite you to help the EARTH in your own community. Sign up for the city’s beach clean-up on Earth Day, April 22. Keep Dania Beach pristine every day.  SEA IT. LIVE IT. LOVE IT.

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Designers Chelsea Rousso and Tatiana Cochagne will show how fashion and the fired arts are combining with kiln-formed fused glass. Watch as they create fantasy fashions inspired by fantastic sea creatures including mermaids and octopuses.

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Multi-media artist Laurence Panadero will sculpt a mermaid in clay dug from the EARTH and talk about her process for molding three-dimensional art in many different materials. She will also feature her latest work an underwater seahorse photo booth.

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Meet Evan Snow and Stacy Brown from the 1000 Mermaids Project and hear about their next artificial reef deployment in Dania Beach. Take a selfie with their mermaid tail and find out what you can do to support ocean conservation in Florida.

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Alex Barth, our resident mermaid and shark conservationist, will be joining us at WMODA as Rhanu the Mershark. You will find her alongside the Lladró fairies in our Fantastique gallery making a beautiful photo opportunity.

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Watch balloon artist Dona Chencha recreate our new Wiener “Hot” Dog mascot by twisting skinny balloons. Donna will be demonstrating from 11am to 3pm. Discover how inflating balloons and blowing bubbles of glass are related in Rob Stern’s entertaining blown glass sculpture.

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Public artist and photographer Lloyd Goradesky will be documenting the day on video and spreading his messages of love and kindness with his kinetic art. Let LOVE Guide Your Way to WMODA on Saturday, April 17 from 10am to 4pm.

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