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Mango Art and more at “Taste of the Garden” Jan. 28th

Chia Head Shrek & Mango

Chia Head Shrek & Mango

I’ll be showing my line of handbags, Cortese Designs, the Making Mango Salsa Art seriesplus some of the new Tomatoes, Angels and Gnomes series at Miami Beach Botanic Garden’s annual ‘Taste of the Garden’ event on Wednesday, January 28th.
This annual al fresco dining experience features samplings from signature chefs and restaurants in Miami Beach and Miami; fine wines, silent auction, live music and free valet parking. Reservations are required for this event. For tickets and information, call 305-576-9791. Presented by the Miami Beach Garden Club.
Garden Angel, Gnome and Tomatoes photopainting by Debra Cortese

Garden Angel, Gnome and Tomatoes photopainting by Debra Cortese

Natures Energy Cortese Design Dracena II Beach Tote

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“Ripe” and “Spring Mango Blossom” art at Mango Festival

Here are a few fabulous artworks that will also be on display during this coming weekend’s

Mango Art Exhibition at the 16th Annual Mango Festival at

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Miami.

Mango, a watercolor painting by Terry Mulrooney 













“Ripe” and “MANGO”

by award winning watercolorist, Terry Arroyo Mulrooney 

To see larger images click on RIPE and MANGO.

Spring Mango Blossom, an original oil painting by Marcelle Zanetti









“Spring Mango Blossom” click title for larger view

oil painting by Marcelle Zanetti
“Large-scale, realistically inspired, distillations of tropical landscapes” 

In addition to Mulrooney and Zanetti, Sylvia Bota, Debra Cortese, Julio J. Figueroa, Pauline Goldsmith, Bobbi Headder, Leonardo Hernandez, Kit Kimball, Lynda Lynch LaRocca, Robin Lawrie, Elsa Nadal, Nettie Belle Robinson, Barbara A. Tejada, Beth Werner and Jedda Wong are sharing their Mango Art in as many styles and interpretations of this fabulous fruit as you can imagine… something for every taste and budget.

The Mango Art Show will be in the Gallery at Fairchild on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13. Hours are from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm each day.



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Zingy Mango Salsa Recipe

Mango Salsa on the Patio - a nature\'s energy photopainting by Debra Cortese
More Mango talk… guess I get a bit carried away on some projects, but am still enjoying this one and it has already taken on a life of its own. Pauline Goldsmith, a fabulous botanical artist, friend and fellow Fairchild Garden volunteer has curated a Mango Art Exhibition for this year’s annual Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. I’ll have 3 of the Making Mango Salsa series artworks on display in this show and this week plan to have all of them available for purchase online. Will let you know when they’re ready! In the meantime, you can see most of the series on my New Work page. Sign up for my occassional newsletter and special offers and you will instantly get a copy of my Zingy Mango Salsa Recipe – the same one that’s the culmination of the Making Mango Salsa series.

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