Jacklyn Laflamme

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2014 Art In The Gardens

Last weekend I completed a very special project at The Shops At Pembroke Gardens. I was commissioned to paint the very first of their 56 benches and trash receptacles located throughout the promenade of this amazing outdoor mall.

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Relax in Paradise

Thank You to John Collier, The Shops at Pembroke Gardens and to all the amazing people I met while painting last week. Can’t wait to start the next one!

 

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Pompano Beach – McNab Park Mural

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Mayor and Commissioners join McNab Park celebration

Mayor Lamar Fisher, Vice Mayor George Brummer and Commissioner Barry Dockswell joined the Pompano Beach Public Art Committee, McNab Park artists and the community on March 28, 2014 to celebrate the park’s artworks and the efforts of the Pompano Proud…Continue Reading


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Painting Live At Gallery One

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance worked with Art Serve and invited artists to paint live at the event Palette To Palate at Gallery ONE – A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel.

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I had a blast painting live, high heels and all!

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A work in progress.

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Almost finished.

The Power of painting live is very exhilarating…

It is a form of improvisational performance art, in which artists complete a visual art piece in a public performance. In this particular case I had two hours to complete a 4′ x 6′ canvas. Using spray paint and markers, I completed the task. It is a contrast to working in the studio and having the gift of time to create, detailed fine art.

I would like to thank The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and  Art Serve for allowing me to create, paint and share my work, at their wonderful event!


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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

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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