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We're beginning the announcements of artists we'll be featuring in the #artINDIE exhibit as part of 2nd Annual Art Fort Lauderdale - "The Art Fair On The Water". Today we're proud to announce the participation of local mixed media artist Florencia Clement de Grandprey in #ArtFTL18. Born and raised in southern Spain, Florencia is the daughter of an American mother and a French/Italian father. Ever since a young age, she has loved creating and making things with her hands. She painted her first oil painting at age 5. Spanish architecture, flamenco, colorful and elaborate patterns along with a simple elegance, influenced her childhood, and now her artwork. Apart from a few basic painting and drawing classes, Florencia is a self taught artist. Florencia has been involved in interior design for the past 14 years, and has lived in Florida for nearly as long. She combines her love of the classic masters with contemporary design flair. At the heart of her work is the desire to portray proud, elegant, and confident women. She does so by up-cycling and re-purposing materials that would otherwise be disposed of such as discontinued fabric and paper samples. She is inspired by the myriad of colors, textures, and mesmerizing patterns found in them. In 2014 Art by Florencia Clement de Grandprey began a series of mixed media paintings of “empowered ladies” that she created in hopes of inspiring women everywhere. Florencia is a professional makeup artist as well, and uses her knowledge in art and makeup artistry interchangeably to create realistic portrait-like paintings. Florencia won first place in Mixed Media in 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the Florida chapter of the International Interior Design Association “Art by Design” contest as well as the “People’s Choice Award” in 2015. In 2016 she was chosen as a finalist and regional representative for Miami in the Bombay Sapphire “Artisan Series” contest showing in Scope Miami as part of Art Basel Miami.

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A Christmas Made in Broward

December 16, 2017, 11:00am - December 17, 2017, 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to attend our first Annual holiday fundraising event “A Christmas Made in Broward” benefiting Broward County 4-H members. Our open house will showcase unique handmade gifts by our own cottage elves or you can make your very own special gift(s) at one of our holiday inspired activities ($5 suggested donation). Come, shop and eat at our enchanted cottage nestled inside the Flagler Village Arts District in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and feel the magical holiday spirit of the season! Made in Broward is a not-for-profit enterprise established in 2013 to develop new “Broward Producers” by empowering local youth to master growing and making high quality everyday items for household use and sale. Buying garden produce, personal care products, and handmade gifts “Made in Broward” encourages our budding producers and sustains their pursuit of excellence and acceptance into the highly competitive Broward economy.

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