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5th Annual lAfrican American Heritage Festival

February 24th, 2014 Posted in Business, Crafts, Events, ItWorks, Jewelry

Orange City will be hosting this festival at Dickenson Park at Hwy 12-92 and Graves Ave. Here’s a link to the festival webpage: http://www.ocaahf.com/

Please consider participating in the “Unity in the Community”  run called “Spark the Heart”.  Entry fee is $5

I Will have my FlameLovers build-a-bauble table available at the festival so you can build yourself a complete set of unique jewelry made of stone, dichroic glass or hand blown glass cabochons.

BKD001  I will also have my It Works body wraps and Facials on sale and sample some of the products.  Here’s a link for more information: http://wholesum.myitworks.com/

Orange City Christmas Village

December 14th, 2013 Posted in Crafts, Events, Girl Stuff, ItWorks, Jewelry, Local Events, Seniors

christmas003Please come and join us for the Annual Christmas Village and Parade tomorrow at Dickinson Park in Orange City located at Hwy 17-92 and Graves Ave. near the Orange City Library.  The festivities start at 10:00 am and will continue until nightfall when the Parade begins around 6:00 pm.

I will have my Build-A-Bauble workshop open along with many finished pieces and a few select antique ones.  I will also be featuring the ItWorks Health & Beauty products so if you need to lose a few inches to fit better into that dress or pair of trousers….come see me.  You can buy a wrap on the spot or even get wrapped!

Youth Workshops for the Holidays

September 19th, 2013 Posted in Crafts, Educational Forum, Events, Local Events

Gateway Center for the Arts


Youth Workshops for the Holidays

at the Gateway Center for the Arts!  


 2 Week Metal Sculpture Workshop
Instructor: Bob Patterson
Wednesday    3:30 – 5:00pm
Ages open – October 9/16
Design your own metal holiday sculpture with tealight.
Lifetime keepsakes!
Tuition: 2 week $20 members/$24/non-members
4 Week Pottery Fall Workshop

Instructor: Jim Brown
Tuesday    3:30 – 5:00pm
Ages open – Starting 10/1, 10/8, 10/15,10/22
Create a wonderful lit clay pumpkin. Pieces will be
fired and glazed.
Tuition: $40/members
Additional firing fee: 8″ pumpkin – $3    15″ pumpkin – $7
3 Week Pottery Ornament Workshop

Instructor: Jim Brown
Tuesday    3:30 – 5:00pm
Ages open – Starting 11/5, 11/12, 11/19
Create an ornament that will last a lifetime!
Tuition: $20/members  includes firing fee and materials
Fused Glass Ornament Workshop with Vera

Instructor: Vera Rekstaad
Tuesday    6:30 – 8:30pm
Ages open – November 7
Create a “one of a kind” glass ornaments with Dichroic glass for the holidays with Vera.
Price: $30/m  $40/nm for 2 ornaments
$15 Material Fee
2 Day Holiday Mosaic with Vera

Instructor: Vera Rekstaad
Wednesday/Thursday    3:30 – 5:00pm
Ages open – November 13/14
Learn how to mosaic and create a timeless treasure.
Tuition: $45/members   additional $12/materials

Call 386-668-5553 or visit our website at gatewaycenterforthearts.org for more information  
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                                                 Gateway Center for the Arts

880 North Highway 17-92, DeBary, FL
386-668-5553 or visit gatewaycenterforthearts.org

Girls Night Out Wine Glass Painting Class

May 22nd, 2013 Posted in Crafts, Events

Friday, May 24 6-9 pm


You must register in advance for this class!
Even if you think you can’t draw or paint, you’ll be able to make a pair of fun and fab wineglasses with just a bit of instruction and lots of encouragement!
Price: $10/m  $12/nm

Bring your own glasses, or buy them for $5 each
Bring wine or beverage and snacks and appetizers of
your choice.

A Call for Artists from the Gateway Center for the Arts Debary FL

April 10th, 2013 Posted in Crafts, Events
Calling all artists!

Art Springs Eternal

April 28- June 22

If you missed the paint out, there is still time to capture your image from one of our area springs and submit your piece(s) for exhibition at Gateway.

Submissions are due on April 19 and 20.


You are encouraged to submit up to three paintings for an exhibit entitled Art Springs Eternal to take place at Gateway Center for the Arts from April 28 through June 22. Art Springs Eternal is a nod to our state’s 500th birthday and part of our celebration of VIVA Florida 500. It was a myth that Juan Ponce de Leon came to Florida hoping to find the Fountain of Youth, but one visit to a Florida spring will certainly rejuvenate your mindset and make you understand how this myth might have been propagated.

There is no fee to participate in the paint out, although there is a fee of $25 to submit one image for inclusion in the exhibition at GCA, and $15 per additional image, with a maximum of three total pieces submitted for exhibition.

How to Enter

*bring your painting(s) and a check for $25 for one entry and $15 per additional, (maximum of three) payable to Gateway Center for the Arts on either April 19 or 20 and fill out entry form.

Exhibiting at Gateway

Your painting(s) will be exhibited at Gateway in either the formal gallery or the theater gallery, at the discretion of the Gateway staff. If your piece(s) is sold, GCA will retain a 40% commission from sales by non-member artists and 30% from the sale of a painting by an artist who is a member of Gateway Center for the Arts. Pieces may not exceed 72″ in any one direction. All paintings must be suitably framed with wood, metal or plastic and use screw eyes and wire on the back. For unframed canvases, those with exposed unfinished and stapled edges are not acceptable.

Blue Springs is a first magnitude spring and is located at 2450 W. French Avenue, Orange City, Florida. Park hours are 8:00 am until sundown. For directions click here

Gemini Springs, a second magnitude spring, is located at 37 Dirksen Drive, Debary, Florida. Park hours are sunrise to sunset. For directions click here

Green Springs, a third magnitude spring, is located at 994 Enterprise Osteen Road, Deltona, Florida. It, too, is open sunrise to sunset. For directions click here

Paintings for the exhibit need to be delivered to Gateway on Friday, April 19 (between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm) or Saturday, April 20 (between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm). The exhibition will open on Sunday, April 28 and there will be an opening reception from 2-4 pm.

for more information contact Gateway Center for the Arts

386-668-5553, or email Mary Waldroff at mwaldroff.gca@cfl.rr.com

Gateway Center for the Arts
880 North Highway 17-92, DeBary, FL
386-668-5553 or visit gatewaycenterforthearts.org

Central Florida Business Women Meeting Nov 15th

November 14th, 2012 Posted in Crafts, Events, Jewelry

Come and join us for a great time and get your Christmas shopping done at the same time.  Some of the local business women will be accepting layaway or pre-orders and of course cash-n-carry!  Here’s a few of the boro blossoms Nick just made and I’ve been melting new pieces in the kiln all week:

Nick’s Boro Flowers

Special Guest Instructor at Glassic Arts

November 5th, 2012 Posted in Crafts, Events

Silk Dyeing Fabric, Manipulation and Embellishment with Special Guest Artist Phyllis Gardner-Mitchell

In this fun and exciting workshop, we will explore a wide range of techniques used to color, manipulate and then embellish fabrics. We will be working in high quality silk, but will learn how these techniques can be used with other fabrics and papers as well.  Here’s a link: http://www.glassicarts.net/html/SpecialGuest.php


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