Floridiana | The Land’s Identity 4/20/24

Floridiana | The Land’s Identity
Saturday, 04/20/2024-06/08/2024, 05:00 pm-08:00 pm
OMSA Gallery
15661 Sheridan Street,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33331
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Cost: FREE

Selected works by 8 Miami-based artists whose inspiration honors the spirit and beauty of our state’s flora and fauna and how we are reflected in it.

Judith Berk King
Beatriz Chachamovits
Deryn Cowdy
Bryan Hiveley
Katherine Hofmann
Massimo Mongiardo
Jose Felix Perez
Gretchen Scharnagl

Feeding South Florida to Host “Tacos & Tequila” In Celebration of Cinco de Mayo 5/4/24

Feeding South Florida to Host “Tacos & Tequila” In Celebration of Cinco de Mayo
Saturday, 05/04/2024-, 02:00 pm-06:00 pm
Feeding South Florida Pembroke Park Warehouse
2501 SW 32 Terrace,
Pembroke Park, Florida, 33023
Cost: General Admission: $40 VIP Admission: $75 Children’s Admission: $20

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Feeding South Florida® – the leading hunger-relief organization in South Florida – will host “Tacos & Tequila” at its Pembroke Park Warehouse on Saturday, May 4, from 2–6 p.m. The outdoor festival will feature tacos, tequila cocktails, live music and family-friendly activities to support Feeding South Florida’s mission to end hunger in South Florida.

Guests will enjoy an assortment of delectable tacos and delicious tequila cocktails crafted by some of South Florida’s finest bars, restaurants and food trucks. Participating tequila and culinary partners will compete for the titles of “Best Taco” and “Best Tequila Cocktail.” Featured tequilas include Teremana Tequila, Moët, Hennessy and Palma Cerveza and featured food partners include bartaco, Chef Chris Valdes, Rainbow-licious Deelites and Feeding South Florida’s Community Kitchen.

The family-friendly event will feature a dedicated kid’s zone, a magical margarita garden and a raffle for the chance to win prizes. Attendees will also enjoy live entertainment, music, salsa dancing and more.

Each general admission ticket is all inclusive of food and drinks, Kid’s Zone, live music and entertainment, and salsa dancing. The VIP ticket includes a private VIP area, premium food and beverages, the margarita garden and more.

Currently, in South Florida, there are over 1.2 million food insecure individuals, and one in nine individuals in South Florida remain uncertain about where they will get their next meal due to inflation, the strained supply chain, rising fuel prices and increased housing costs among other factors.

Proceeds raised during the event will allow Feeding South Florida to fulfill its mission to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.

Re: American Heritage Schools to Host its Annual “K-9 Cause: An Evening of Art” Auction 4/20/24

Re: American Heritage Schools to Host its Annual “K-9 Cause: An Evening of Art” Auction
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 05:30 pm-09:00 pm
American Heritage Schools – Broward Campus
12200 W Broward Blvd.,
Plantation, Florida, 33325
Cost: $20 online and $25 at the door

American Heritage Schools [ahschool.com], the top-ranked PK3 through 12 college preparatory school in Florida, is proud to announce its annual “K-9 Cause: An Evening of Art” auction benefiting the Broward Sheriff’s Foundation’s Retired Canine Relief Fund, on Saturday, April 20.

Everyone loves dogs; however, police dogs, or K-9s, are a special breed. Instead of enjoying the pampered pet lifestyle, K-9s dedicate their entire lives to working daily to protect and serve citizens in our community along with their fearless handlers. They are considered law enforcement officers, whose duties include constant training, apprehending suspects, and searching for explosives, drugs, and missing persons.

When the K-9s retire, their law enforcement handlers graciously adopt them and continue to care for them, as these K-9s have become their friends for life. Recognizing that the medical and healthcare for these K-9s can get quite costly, the Broward Sheriff’s Foundation has established the Retired K-9 Healthcare Fund. This Fund pays for up to 50% of the wellness care costs for all retired K-9s from any local law enforcement agency in Broward County.

Inspired by a little boy’s passion for animals and art, American Heritage Schools is raising money to “fund this fund” by selling artistic renditions of these fine K-9s. Jackson Laurie, a sophomore at American Heritage Schools, and his parents Dr. Douglas Laurie and Nikki Laurie-Van Allen have partnered with the National Art Honor Society and the award-winning Fine Arts faculty at American Heritage to create artwork of these very K-9 being honored.

American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus, will be hosting a Silent Auction for these original works of art, as well as a limited supply of prints for sale at our K-9 Cause event. 100% of all funds raised from this event will benefit the Broward Sheriff Foundation’s Retired K-9 Relief Fund.

Omsa Gallery Exhibit Female Figuratively 12/2/23

Omsa Gallery Exhibit Female Figuratively
Saturday, 12/02/2023-02/15/2024, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
15661 Sheridan Street,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33331
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Cost: Free

Female, Figuratively
– Selected works by 7 female artists on the female form.
An exhibit curated by Daniella Sforza, with works by:
* Sofia Balut Paez
* Marina Font
* Heidi Lanino
* Amy Laskin
* Veronica Pasman
* Julia Rivera
* Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

The exhibit endeavors to reflect the original notions brought forth by the Greco Roman ideals of a platonic notion of beauty that blend with contemporary. perspectives.

This exhibit is a poetic rather political approach to the contemporary currents, appreciating the grammar of a certain identity and idea.

The female form rendered by women artists reflecting 7 unique perspectives with eloquent voices rendered through a visual narrative, a herstory, shared by all women and evolved over millennia.

Public Opening – Dec. 2  7PM – 10PM
Exhibit Dec. 2, 2023 – Feb. 15, 2024

Path of the Panther: Movie Release 2/24/23

Path of the Panther: Movie Release
Friday, 02/24/2023-04/30/2023, 10:00 am-11:00 pm
Regal South Beach Theater
1120 Lincoln Rd Mall, Miami Beach, FL 33139,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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The documentary features world-renowned National Geographic photographer Carlton Ward Jr. and was written and directed by Eric Bendick. Tom Winston of Grizzly Creek Films produced alongside Carlton Ward Jr. and Tori Linder of Wildpath. Award-winning actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio serves as executive producer with Jennifer Davisson, Phillip Watson of Appian Way Productions, Howard G. Buffet, Ted Haddock, and Sigrid Tiedtke. The award-winning film will be released in over 40 theaters in Florida with several theaters in the local area! Moviegoers can look up their local theater and purchase the tickets above. Path of the Panther’ will air on National Geographic and Stream on Disney+ this Spring!

Exchange for Change Virtual Info Session 12/29/22

Exchange for Change Virtual Info Session
Tuesday, 11/29/2022-, 12:00 pm-12:45 pm
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Cost: Free

E4C teaches writing classes in South Florida prisons to students who are incarcerated. Learn how you can:

Facilitate a class/Volunteer/Intern

Attend our next virtual info session to learn more.

5050 Raffle for the Animals 6/18/21

5050 Raffle for the Animals
Friday, 06/18/2021-, 06:00 am-11:59 pm
Cost: See description for ticket prices

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Want to WIN BIG? The Humane Society of Greater Miami’s 50/50 Raffle for the Animals is back! Purchase tickets online for your chance at winning 50% of the total cash jackpot. The other half will help give homeless animals a second chance. It’s a win-win for everyone!
With tickets starting at just $10 for 10 tickets, $20 for 40 tickets or $40 for 200 tickets, you won’t want to miss out on your chance to win! Fetch the winning ticket online before June 18th ends.

Earth Day Water & Wellness Event 4/22/21

Earth Day Water & Wellness Event
Thursday, 04/22/2021-, 09:00 am-11:00 am
Cost: Free

A virtual Earth Day event that brings together top medical minds and environmental experts to discuss how water quality impacts the overall wellness and health of Florida’s communities.

Every Floridian and American at large is affected by adverse environmental issues, especially those which pertain to bodies of water. Some are more noticeable than others which means that many times these phenomena cause a wide variety of hostile implications that are not fully understood. This panel event will educate the public about how environmental implications directly impact the average person and their health. The panel will also dive into the importance of Everglades restoration and ensuring clean water for millions of Floridians.

Panelists: Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation; Robert L. Lord Jr., President of Cleveland Clinic Martin Health; Dr. Mary Beth Saunders, D.O., Infectious Disease Specialist at Lee Health; and Dr. Carl Ruthman, a Pulmonary & Critical Care Physician at NCH Community Hospital, will delve deep into issues surrounding environmental health and how toxic algae, red tide and other environmental scourges impact the medical status of communities. They will also explore climate change’s effect in South Florida as well as the implications of an unhealthy environment. Moderated by Dr. Steve Davis, Senior Ecologist and Vice President of Communications & Engagement for The Everglades Foundation.

Begoñe Cazalis

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – West Coast Roadtrippin’


Last week we spent time on Florida’s west coast and explored some cool spots that as Miami residents we rarely get to visit. Our road trip took us to three distinctively different venues and they were all awesome. Check out our fashion travel diary for the scoop on where to go and, more importantly, what to wear when you go west coast roadtrippin’.

1. Smallwood Store
This historic trading post was established in 1906 by Ted Smallwood on the coast of Chokoloskee Island. Its remote and isolated location established the store as the go-to purveyor of goods and mail services for the area’s settlers. Thanks to its critical role in the daily life of pioneers, it was also a center for political activity for some time. Today the Florida Heritage Site is a museum that provides insight into Florida Pioneer History. For $5, you can view the original goods that have been at the store since it closed for business in 1982 and learn about the store’s past.




2. Camellia Street Grille
We have to confess that our trip to the Everglades City area was primarily driven by food – Camellia Street Grille’s food to be exact. We had heard fabulous feedback on the Florida and seafood-inspired comfort food being served at this quirky local joint and had to try it for ourselves. The food was incredible. We enjoyed a quarter pound of boiled shrimp, a homemade crab cake sandwich, an herb salad, and a key lime pie milkshake. The herb salad was especially delicious, maybe it was the fact that most of the ingredients were grown on the property. And the shake? It. Was. Phenomenal. We talked about how good it was (“like key lime pie in a cup”) for about 30 minutes on the ride home.




3. Clearwater Beach
During our trip, we also stopped to take a peek at the sandy pastures of our western neighbors. To be honest, we’re partial to our white, sandy beaches and our Art Deco life guard stands. But there’s something to be said about watching the sun set on the ocean and enjoying the quiet, empty beaches of Clearwater. After all, a beach is a beach.




Smallwood Store & Camillia Street Cafe Outfit
Grey Draped Sweater H&M (similar here and here)
Grey Short Sleeve T-shirtForever 21 (similar here)
Grey Jeggings – American Eagle (similar here)
ShoesAldo Gimello Sneakers

Clearwater Beach Outfit
Black and Gold Sweater – American Eagle (similar here)
JoggersBullhead Denim Co. Knit Jean Jogger Pants via PacSun
Shoes – Aldo Gimello Sneakers

Clyde Butcher Thanksgiving Weekend Book Signing, Gallery Tours and Swamp Walks 11/28/14-11/30/14

Clyde Butcher Thanksgiving Weekend Book Signing, Gallery Tours and Swamp Walks
November 28 – November 30, 10:00am – 3:00pm
clydebutcherBig Cypress Gallery Adventures
52388 Tamiami Trl E
Ochopee, Florida 34141

Every year, the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving, we have an open house at our Big Cypress Gallery. Clyde will be in the gallery during this time to autograph and personalize Christmas gifts of books, calendars and photographs. Clyde will be giving gallery talks throughout the day and his daughter Jackie will be giving gallery tours.

“Family Fun”- This would be a FUN day trip to gather your family and let them experience a swamp walk. We will be offering several guided swamp walk tours during these three days. Niki, Clyde’s wife, will spend most of her day out in the swamp enjoying nature and capturing photo’s of you, our swamp walkers. If you would like to go on a swamp walk please click on the links below to reserve your tour.

Classic Swamp Walk Tours at 9:00am, 11:00am, and 2:00pm each day. This is a 90min tour cost is $50pp and $35child Reservations http://www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com/reserve-saturday-swamp-walks

Introductory Swamp Walk Tour at 10:00 each day. This is a 45min tour cost is $35pp and $25per child. Reservations click here http://www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com/reserve-labor-day-swamp-walk

Photos and Stories of Last Years Open House http://www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com/journals/86