Michelle Weidner is The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative April Artist of the Month

Michelle Weidner from Micanopy, Fl found the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative by visiting family in Lake Placid and fell in love with the store. She has been married for 19 years and has 2 children , one in college and one in high school which keep her very busy.

“1st Friday” April 4th, Art and Cultural Event

The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative will be open on the ‘1st Friday , April 4, 2014 until 8 p.m. .. We will have our Artist of the Month, Michelle Weidner from Micanopy, Fl available to explain her artistic gourds and there will be members available to explain our new membership program from 4-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and you can register for our Gift Basket. The other non-profit groups will not be joining us again until the fall.

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Thunderbird Car Club visits the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative

On March 16, 2014, members of the Thunderbird Car Club from Venice, Port Charlotte and Sebring, visited The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative. They enjoyed cookies and punch and shopped in the showroom for those special and unique items handcrafted by local artisans.

They will return again to find the treasures they missed on this visit.


Boy Scout Pack 426 Painting

On March 4, 2014, Boy Scout Pack 426 had a fun evening of painting “Frogs in a Pond”. designed by Donna Dewberry, with Teacher Judy Nicewicz. Parents enjoyed watching and assisting with the art class. The boys completed their finished canvas in record time.

Beverly Marshall selected for Embracing Our Differences exhibit

Local Lake Placid up and coming artist and Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative member, Beverly Marshall has been selected as one of the presenting artists whose art work “Birds of a Feather” will be included in the prestigious Embracing Our Differences annual outdoor art exhibit.

“1st Friday Basket Winner for March

Jeanne Kirkham, member of the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative presents the March gift basket to Joe Thieman from Holland, Ohio. Joe and Jan Thieman are timeshare owners in Sebring, Florida and visit the area each year. This is Joe’s first time visiting the”1st Friday” Art Event in Lake Placid, Fl.

Sculpture Workshop with Nilda Comas

Nilda Comas is a world famous sculptor, residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the past 38 years.

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

“1st Friday” Tour Lake Placid Basket Winner

Judy Nicewicz, President of the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative, presents the “1st Friday” Tour Lake Placid Gift Basket to the February Winner, Sharon English. Sharon is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida and moved to Lake Placid,Fl. 3 yrs ago.

Ruby Dutton is Artist of the Month for March

Dutton moved to Lake Placid in 2001 after retiring  as City Clerk Treasurer of the City of Decatur, Ala.  At 79, she began taking painting classes with Mara Trumbo at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative.  Not only did she find the classes instructive and fun, but made many lasting friendships.  She also studied oils with our dearly departed Suellen Robinson and Jean Gregart.  After two years of classes with Jeni Novak, she declares her real passion is for water colors.  Dutton is now in an eight week course entitled Drawing on the right side of the brain. This training shows in her painting. 

Donna Dewberry Workshop - March 14th

Donna Dewberry is a world renown artist, publisher of numerous books, teaches in 47 countries and has over 6,000 Certified Teachers thru out the world. She is known for her famous OneStroke Painting Technique and has had many TV programs on Public Broadcasting Stations. She also teaches in w/oils for Martin Weber and has expanded her horizon to include animals and landscape painting.

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm


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