Jacklyn Laflamme

… In Living Color!


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Feeling Froggy

I am so excited to introduce our new mascot Ladle the Leapfrog, the new face of The Fairy Tale Project.

Yesterday he made his debut at Young At Art Museum, during a story time reading and bookmaking workshop. He was well received, and we all had a great time!

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The power to reconnect with our inner child…

Being in touch with our inner child gets the creative juices flowing and expands the imagination. So get out, hug a frog, laugh and be joyful.  In this particular case I know that being silly will keep me Young At HeART!

 

Thank you to Amber for bringing Ladle The Leap Frog to life!

Learn more about  The Fairy Tale Project Event and View More Photos!

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Stir – Studio 18 In The Pines

Studio 18 In The Pines Proudly Presents “Stir” from Friday, April 5 – Thursday May, 30, 2013.

Featuring: John Antczak, Larry Joe Miller, Kalyan, Jacklyn Laflamme, and Joy Staelens

Opening reception: Friday, April 5, 7:00-9:00 pm
Studio Salon: Friday, May 3, 2012, 7:00-9:00 pm

As a part of “Stir” I am very excited to present:  

“Imagination Stirred”
An Installation of Drawings by Jacklyn Laflamme

Sketching is a way of life for me, I doodle at every opportunity. Whenever I have an idle moment, there is usually a pencil, pen or marker in hand and without thinking too much I release my imagination to the paper.

This installation is an insight into my imagination thru a series of drawings exhibited with a twist!

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Jacklyn Laflamme Studio 18 Back Evite

Related Post: Stir It up 4/13/2013


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Tales Of The Surfside Turtles – Mme Tortuga

Introducing Mme Tortuga!

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The Power to participate creates great opportunity…

In this particular case Tales Of The Surfside Turtle sculptures will be displayed throughout the Town of Surfside from January 2013 to June 2014. A chance to showcase the work, artists’ talents and support the community’s effort to promote public art.

I would like to thank The City Of Surfside for choosing me to participate, it has been an incredible opportunity!

 

** Remember, because all sea turtles in Florida are classified as ‘threatened’ or ‘endangered’, these sea turtles are afforded special protection under U.S. Federal law. It is illegal to tamper with turtles and their nests.

For More Information visit:

http://www.nps.gov/bisc/naturescience/how-you-can-help-protect-sea-turtles.htm

http://www.gumbolimbo.org/Sea-Turtle-Research

 http://whalesandmarinefauna.wordpress.com/

 

Related Post:  Tales Of The Surfside Turtles/4-6-2013

 


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Tales Of The Surfside Turtles

A Turtles Tail Will Tell The Tale

I was honored to be one of 18 artists selected to participate in this unique Art In Public Places event in the Town of Surfside where the sculptures were to be displayed throughout the city.  My 4’ high fiberglass/ resin turtle arrived and it was love at first sight. I named him Tortuga. This magical creature filled my studio and inspired me. I was so excited to get started painting and even more excited to finish. As I neared the end, it dawned on me,  Tortuga was a girl… Mme Tortuga.

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As part of the project we were asked to write the Tale of The Surfside Turtle. Here is Mme Tortuga’s Tale:

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A turtles tail will tell the tale

Of Madame Tortuga as she set sail…

Once upon a foreign shore

A plain white turtle seeking more

Paris is the place to be

It didn’t seem to meet her needs

 She swam and swam with all her might

Almost ready to give up the fight

And in the distance, saw a shimmering light

It was so colorful and Oh so bright

Like nothing seen in all her life

She reached the shore with such delight

And there she met her muse, her light

The Famous

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Who taught her about color, and the beauty of life

She showed her valor in the butterflies flight

And the shade of strength in a tigers might

Tiki torches lit the beach

While a lazy crocodile tried to sleep

A dolphin played and had a ball

She was truly amazed by it all

Jet set girl showed her finer things

Like tea cups and jewels and the richness it brings

Her voice which came from her big mouth lips

Told tales of seahorses, birds and magical fish

She kissed three toads so she could see

If prince charming was meant to be

Instead she grew a big red heart

And fell in love with real cool art

Oh no the time has come to part

With a peaceful wink and one final drink

Madame Tortuga had so much to think

With Cosmopolitan in hand

Time spent here was simply grand

A toast to the artist, big thanks to Jacklyn

Who showed her a lifestyle to imerse herself in

She was finally ready, ready to roam

Swim the big ocean and find her way home

All painted and pretty with tattoos of her own

We all have our journeys some not so far

With imagination and color

We can all be bright stars! artist image

The Power to be creative…

We all have the power to be creative. No matter what shape or form the canvas is, the same principles to organize the elements within the work apply.

I would like to thank all the artists at Studio 18 and everybody who supported me while working on Mme Tortuga!


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“Paint The Town” – Book Deal

Mario Uriel a fellow artist who works for the City Of Pembroke Pines, was interviewing me for another mural project. Mario has always been a  fan of art in public places.  I told him about “The 13th Street Outdoor Gallery Project ” and he mentioned that he has always wanted to create a documentary about artists who make a difference.

I put him in touch with The 13th Street Alliance and H.O.M.E.S. Inc. and he made his pitch to produce a book about how a community came together to paint the town and make a difference.

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Let’s Paint The Town with The 13th Street Alliance is now available online.

The power of networking pays off…

It is so important to network you never know who you may meet and where their interests lie. As artists we need to surround ourselves with a team of experts.  In this particular case a win, win situation, Mario has a new work for his portfolio and the 13th Street Outdoor Gallery Project has further documentation of the event. All this can help in many ways, one being to add credibility to the project another, to help obtain further funding for future endeavors… It helps everyone involved!

Thank You Mario for this amazing tribute to the 13th Street Community!

Related Posts:

Paint The Town”  – ImPRESSive/4-6-2013

“Paint The Town” – Makes The News/4-6-2013

The 13th Street Outdoor Gallery Project/4-5-2013 

Guerilla Art Day/4-4-2013


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“Paint The Town” – ImPRESSive

As if ABC and CBS news teams coming out to 13th Street was not exciting enough, just then the Miami Herald shows up too. Thank you to Erin Jester and Gregory Castillo for the amazing article and the Video all about the events of the day.

Here is the article written by the Miami Herald.  artist blog

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 As I am finishing up the mural a few days after the event, The Sun Sentinel shows up, for the second time.

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I was happy to see the article from the Miami Herald sparked the interest of a design magazine.

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And to wind things up, the Ft. Lauderdale Observer put together a beautiful slide show of images from the event.

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The Power of Good Press Is Impressive…

It is so valuable to receive good press on projects of this magnitude.  It helps to draw attention to the importance of the arts and the affect it can have to bring about change. In this particular case highlighting this local municipality that is working very hard to advance forward…

“The 13th Street Outdoor Gallery Project”  brought diverse residents together, replaced blight with beauty, and created  neighborhood pride, branding the area as a safe, fun, arts friendly community where people will want to live, work and play.

Thank You for all the efforts from the press, I feel certain that this colorful community is going to keep on growing and thrive, proving again that “Art Works”.

Related Posts:

“Paint The Town”  – Makes The News/4-5-2013

The 13th Street Outdoor Gallery Project/4-5-2013 

Guerilla Art Day/4-4-2013


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“Paint The Town” – Makes The News

“Paint The Town” – The 13th Street Community Art Day finally arrived, everybody was so excited to be able to participate in this unique experience.

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ABC News Channel 10  showed up and I was interviewed by reporter Ben Kennedy on the morning of the event, Saturday 3/2/2013. It was unusually cold that morning for South Florida so we were all bundled up.  The news reports (we actually did two of them) went on the air live. It was so exciting, a lot of people attended the event that day as a result of seeing it on TV.

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Wow…. what an amazing day! 

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CBS News Channel 4 came out next and put together a really informative video about the event. The news report was aired at different times throughout weekend. With all the press coverage received, it attracted even more attention to the project and the wonderful work created to liven up the 13th Street community.

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The Power of The News Release attracts the attention of the press…

I cannot impress upon you enough, the importance of a good solid news release. Remember it is just the hook to reel in the press so make sure the bait includes something, exciting and news worthy. In this particular case the community involvement was the draw.

Thank You to Ben Kennedy, the channel 10 ABC news team and to CBS Channel 4 news team for your time to come out and film, Ben you did a great job painting!

Related Posts:

The 13th Street Outdoor Gallery Project/ 4-5-2013 

Guerilla Art Day/ 4-4-2013