Jacklyn Laflamme

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Slow Art Day

Slow Art Day is a global event run by volunteers with a simple mission: Help more people to discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

For one day every year, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for ten minutes each and then meet to over lunch to discuss the experience.

Jacklyn Laflamme Slow Art Day

Enjoying Slow Art Day at Art Serve With Deborah Kerr, Micheal Harris, and other local artists

In October 2009, the program launched in 16 museums and galleries across the United States, Canada and Europe. In the spring , it expanded to 55 locations spanning six continents, with nearly 2,000 participants. Currently there are 252 plus venues around the world that are now participating in Slow Art Day.

The Power To Slow Down…

We all have the power to stop and smell the roses, but with our busy lives and full schedules sometimes we forget to slow down and really appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. In this particular case for me personally it was a great experience. I admit that I am always on the run and have never taken the time to walk around the building and really appreciate the public art work at Art Serve. It made me think about what else I might be missing. We should  all practice  taking a break to relax, look around and celebrate the art and culture that is abundant in our communities.

I would like to Thank all the volunteers that make this day possible!

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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:

Madame Tortuga

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!