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Art, Music, Poetry and Fashion SUMMER SALON success story!

The pictures say it all!

Fashion show (and the Krishnas) took over the gallery on Coconut Grove Grapevine

Fabulous to see all of these photos first thing this am… slept in today after all the excitement of this Summer Salon event. Want to Thank EVERYONE that helped make this such an exciting and successful evening: Annamaria and Fred Hunt of Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts, Neat Stuff Helps Kids, all of the artists and friends who worked behind the scenes sending invitations and blogging, and cleaning, tagging, contributing in so many ways; Deb Starbuck for preparing refreshments, serving wine, and food with Jenna, Paula and others; and most of all moral support throughout.

Kudos to MODE lifestyle magazine president, Alexander Michaels, the models, hair and makeup artists, stylists (Kathleen and Heather), designers: Nathaniel Grant, Miriam Carnase-Olivia Lucas line, Deborah Majen Designs, Jennifer Trujillo, Sandy Edie and MODE vp, Frank Capella; the photographers, videographer, Nick (Friend of MODE) for petal sweeping ;-), James Heredia, freelance photographer (and ipod music for fashion show), Jenna Samuel, Valentina Ramos, Pauline Goldsmith, Lynda Wellens, Elizabet Chacon, Rosie Brown, Deborah Weed, Adriana Dominguez-Tio, Paula Lancaster, Nedra Goldhoff, Deborah Starbuck, Lynda LaRocca, Sandy Edie, Jonathan Rose, Donald Calhoun, Celia Reigle, Angelika Rothkegel, Jennifer Trujillo, Cucui Beguiristain, MANO, Trina Collins, Roberta Rand, Gerard F. Wade, Irina Patterson, Monique Lassooij…and very special thanks to Zip Robertson for his delightful music, easy-going cooperation and flexibility, as well as Rob Moore and Juan for adding to the music mix; and of course, Hare Krishna for their unique musical contribution and showing up at exactly the right time to make our event so Grove-y!

I’m sure there are many others whose names I have not included, but thank you all, and ‘Grape’ as well for your excellent coverage of Summer Salon and all things Coconut Grove.


Coconut Grove Women’s Club ART Fundraiser

A Nature's Energy Photopainting by Debra CorteseWindisch_Hunt Fine Art has extended the “Have a Heart Buy Art” benefit until 5 pm, Wednesday, March 12. The slide show can be seen here.  Not only can you help the Coconut Grove Women’s Club (Coconut Grove, Florida 33133) add a handicap ramp addition, BUT, you will also be supporting local artists AND… your home or office will be enhanced with the energy and presence of one or more new artworks that are vibrationally attuned to your energy! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Visit Windisch-Hunt Fine Art at 2911 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove today (Wednesday at the latest) and choose your favorite artwork!  PLUS…  I am personally extending this offer through March 22nd. 50% of any art or print purchase from my studio or online galleries will be donated to the Coconut Grove Women’s Club fundraiser for a handicap ramp. Visit www.debracortese.com or call 305-665-2528 for an appointment to visit my studio (Miami, FL). Share the Magic of Our Environment - Alocacia and Fuschia now on display at Windisch-Hunt Fine Art in Coconut Grove at 2911 Grand Avenue (Mayfair Building) Fuschia, a Nature's Energy Photopainting by Debra Cortese