Artist Rosie Brown with her "Nassau Daddy" peacock at unveiling in Coconut Grove's Village West
Very happy I attended ‘Nassau Daddy’s’ unveiling this morning in Coconut Grove! It was so much more than a display of Peacock Art. There was a tangible sense of community, of history and cultural collaboration. Village West certainly knows how to appreciate, and honor, all of the collaborative energy that went into creating this particularly iconic work of art! Welcome to Coconut Grove “Nassau Daddy” Peacock, and congratulations to artist Rosie Brown; Coconut Grove Peacock Tour creator, Heather Bettner; Coconut Grove Collaborative and Pinnacle Housing Group – sponsors of Nassau Daddy.
coloful Junkanoo musicians and dancers celebrating Nassau Daddy peacock
fabulous Junkanoo fashions!
Phil Brown, husband of artist, Rosie Brown and number 1 videographer for many Grove art events!
For more info see today’s Coconut Grove Grapevine article and more photos and check out the Coconut Grove Peacock Tour website.
If you stop to see Nassau Daddy, be sure to check out “The Cookie Lady” right across the street at 3701 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL 33133. Homemade cookies, cakes and more for very afforadable prices and delightful treats 🙂
archival print by Debra Cortese is now on display at GroveHouse Artists.
I mentioned in previous post (see below) that the Peacock Casual Tote and matching Clutch Purse would be ready for the launch party this Saturday. I really lucked out because this is my designated week for the window easel and of course just had to frame a Peacock Reflection design 😉
Here’s the rundown on the Peacock Launch Party: (I ran into Heather Bettner just as I finished placing the art and bags in the gallery and she was delivering the cards for the event. Perfect timing!)
The Coconut Grove Peacock Tour 2010
Saturday, May 29th 5pm to 11 pm
Shoppes at Mayfair Promenade
(along Grand Ave, just before Mary Street)
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
All of the wonderful, painted, 7 foot tall Peacocks by artists Fred Hunt, Andra Ruggeri, Pablo Cano, Ed King, Erika King, Lebo, Eileen Seitz, Romero Britto, Dan Bondroff, Nancy Martini, Meme Ferre, St. Stephen’s, Sauma, Sylvia Modica, Gina Hubler and George Rodez will be on display before they go out on the streets for the summer.
Check Coconut Grove Grapevine , Martini Eco Artist and One Ear Society blogs for peacock painting photos and videos. The Peacock Tour website is: www.coconutgrovepeacocktour.com
and you can call: 305.775.0113 for more info about this (and future) creative community projects.
There will be Live Music by Fire Brigade, Dancing with DJ Boogieman George, Catering by Potions in Motion and Fresh Market.
Hope to see you dancing on the streets in the Grove this Saturday night! Be sure to stop in at GroveHouse Artists and say hello 🙂
Cortese Design Peacock Casual Tote Bags & matching clutch Purse are available online at:
or call 305.298.2023
Just finished “Peacocks” inspired by all of the wonderful Coconut Grove Peacocks (art & live birds) and encouraged by Heather Bettner – thank you for the nudge, and AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt 😉
NEW Cortese Design ‘Peacocks’ Casual Tote Bag
Dimensions: 15″W x 13″H x 6″D
and Matching Clutch with wrist strap
Dimensions: 7″W x 5″H x 1″D
Large Casual Tote Bag & Matching Clutch
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