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“Turtle by the Sea,” acrylic painting by Melissa Mastrangelo. COURTESY PHOTO

“Turtle by the Sea, ” acrylic painting by Melissa Mastrangelo. COURTESY PHOTO

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GardensArt presents “Slice of Paradise, ” a solo art exhibition by Melissa Mastrangelo. The art exhibition is on display now through Jan. 26 at Burns Road Community Center.

An art reception for Ms. Mastrangelo will be held 6-7: 30 p. m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Burns Road Local community Center, 4404 Burns Road. This event is complimentary and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Melissa Mastrangelo is originally from Upstate New York. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor’s in fine arts and has been drawing and painting since childhood. Her work has been displayed at multiple local galleries and cafes, including mural work for breweries plus restaurants.

Her love and passion for nature, especially the sea, are heavily reflected inside her work. Her paintings mainly depict colorful sea creatures, waves and tropical landscapes. Ms. Mastrangelo is an avid scuba diver and paddleboarder, further adding inspiration from the natural beauty all around here. She prefers a more stylistic approach to painting, working off photographs but adding her own personal touch. Use of vibrant colors and painting on upcycled items is what makes her work unique. She works mainly in acrylic paint but also has a series with ink pens and watercolors. With these de- signs, she also has her own line of apparel under the name Dream in Color

 

 

Founded in 1989, GardensArt is a program that exhibits the work of locally and nationally recognized professional artists and photographers. It was established to increase the opportunities for cultural exchange between artists and the community.

For more information on the GardensArt program, visit www.pbgrec.com/ gardensart, call Amy Stepper at 561-630- 1116, or email [email protected] com .

Gallery to host monthly murals

A downtown Lake Worth Beach gallery is offering monthly murals.

Flamingo Clay Studio, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, will host monthly mural art performances by artist Sara Gayoso.

Flamingo Clay Studio, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, will host monthly mural art performances by artist Sara Gayoso. COURTESY PHOTO

Flamingo Clay Studio room, Clay Glass Metal Rock Gallery, will host monthly mural art performances simply by artist Sara Gayoso. COURTESY PHOTO

On the first weekend of every month, from January through May, Ms. Gayoso will be creating a mural on the windows of Flamingo Clay Facilities. Each window will be themed according to the special events of that following month.

On Friday, Jan. 6, a team will remove the current Holiday Themed Window.

On Saturday, Jan. 7, the new window will evolve, to be completed by Sunday, Jan, 8. The theme of this window will celebrate The Rev. Dr . Martin Luther King Jr. and all that he dedicated his life in order to. This year marks the 60th anniversary (in August) of the 1963 March on Washington.

February’s window will reflect the hearts of the season. As this window is being created, the particular teens of The Rising Tide Initiative plan to spread via town committing acts of random kindness. The end associated with February will find Sara joining the many artists in Lake Worth in the annual Street Painting Festival.

March is International Women’s Month and the window will reflect this. April brings Earth Day, and so will the window.

Flamingo Clay Studio is a participant in the J Road Junction Arts Festivals, west side of the street. It’s at 15 S. J St .

Info: Joyce Brown, 215-205-9441 or [email protected] org .

Darbster Rescue plans Fur Ball at Club Colette

Darbster Rescue will hold its fourth annual Fur Ball on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Club Colette in Palm Beach.

The local animal rescue transports area homeless animals from overcrowded shelters to forever homes in New England.

With a special theme of “Rescued Gems, ” the evening will include a silent auction of boutique-style pet furniture, pet grooming services, pet portraits and more — all donated by local and New England designers.

The Hair Ball recognizes donors and supporters of Darbster Rescue while celebrating the achievements of the past year plus raising money for future projects. Co-chairs Victor Figueredo, David Granville, Jacqui Michel, Patricia Quick, Hope Geier Smith and Laura Moore Tanne and Honorary Chair Tommy Quick will host the event.

Darbster Rescue, a 501(c)3 based in West Palm Beach, transports these hidden gems to its two shelters in New Hampshire and its partner shelters in New England.

The rescue transported over 3, 100 dogs and cats in 2021. This year we are on track to exceed this transport record. Since 2015, it has transported over 14, 000 homeless animals.

Tickets are $650 per person. Several sponsorship levels are available from “Top Dog” Benefactor ($25, 000) to the Doggy Park Pup Benefactor ($1, 000) as well as advertising opportunities. Please go to www.darbsterfoundation.com/furball/

Club Colette is at 215 Peruvian Ave. in Palm Beach.

Information: Contact Deborah Smith or even Jacqui Michel: [email protected] com or [email protected] com . ¦

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