Sunday, October 31, 2010

Join us at the Rose Garden in Downtown Daytona Nov 14

Please see this link for an event at downtown Daytona in 2 weeks. Ruth Vines created the flyer. DIG (Daytona Improvement Gardeners) will be working on the rose garden on Beach Street by the river, and they invited plein air artists to paint. Several artists from the Art Consortium and others from the area are planning on painting during the event, which runs that Sunday afternoon from noon til 4pm. Visitors can try their own creative hand at creating stepping stones from recycled materials, donate a rose in a loved one's name, or try a workshop. Cory Trusty is holding a workshop at 2pm about herbal remedies for cold and flu. Hope to see you all there! Let's work together in keeping Daytona beautiful!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Join Us At Hallogreen Tomorrow in Daytona Beach

Join us tomorrow for healthy trick or treats, arts, crafts and fun at the City Island Farmer's market in Daytona Beach from 8 am to 12 pm. The Art Consortium will be there with a pumpkin decorating activity. Mehg Marshall of Deland will be onsite with her functional pottery. I will have my soaps and jewelry with plenty of new items.

Crystal and Brian from Star & Cross Bones are coming out all the way from East Coast of Florida. You won't want to miss out on their chain mail jewelry, handwoven scarves and shawls, and handspun yarn.

Monday, October 11, 2010

"The Garden": Fair Share Meal & A Movie

Fair Share Presents...

The Garden

Time: Friday, October 22 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location Bonner Center Auditorium @ The Chiles Academy
868 George W. Engram Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL

Fair Share is proud to offer this public screening of the award-winning documentary about this iconic community garden and the struggle to save it. No admission charge but suggested donation of $10 @ the door.

6:PM- Enjoy a fresh, delicious community potluck meal in the cafeteria
7:PM- Showtime in the comfy auditorium

Synopsis: "The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community.

But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis.

The Garden follows the plight of the farmers, from the tilled soil of this urban farm to the polished marble of City Hall. Mostly immigrants from Latin America, from countries where they feared for their lives if they were to speak out, we watch them organize, fight back, and demand answers:

Why was the land sold to a wealthy developer for millions less than fair-market value? Why was the transaction done in a closed-door session of the LA City Council? Why has it never been made public?

And the powers-that-be have the same response: “The garden is wonderful, but there is nothing more we can do.”

If everyone told you nothing more could be done, would you give up?"

Friday, October 1, 2010

Local Artist Dianne Waldron in Prims Magazine This Month

Congratulations to Dianne Waldron of New Smyrna Beach. Dianne is featured in Prims magazine this month. Dianne creates Halloween Folk Art, Primitives, and other handmade items.

Diane can be contacted about her art at sewpatriotic @