This coming weekend is the official opening of the 2013-14 Art Season in The Village of the Arts. We're decorating by "tying one on" (men's ties, that is) on fences throughout the Village. There will be tables of ties for you to pick from & hang one on your favorite place. I think my chartreuse fence makes a perfect backdrop.
During the month of October I'll be hosting an art show of work by the youngest artists to ever have a solo show in the Village. They're 4 & 5 year-old students at Children's Academy of SW Florida, part of an initiative started by Eleanor Roosevelt to provide childcare for working women during WWII. "When I grow up I want to be..." offers a rare glimpse into the inner world of young children through their Art and Words. Their paintings are very reminiscent of Joan Miro, with bold colors & playful strokes.
Stop by during the ArtWalk on Friday 6-9:30pm and Saturday 11-4pm, enjoy some BONNI BAKES refreshments, and meet some of the artists.
This show is presented by Friends of the Village, a home grown group of art supporters who help members of our community improve their lives by learning to utilize art as a means of expression.
Jo-Ellen Gorris finished painting the wonderful 20' mural, serving as a backdrop for my arbor, which captures the antics of a cadre of playful fairies. But her work goes beyond mere canvas. This week she stopped by to bring me one who obviously jumped off the page and was running amok around the neighborhood. You can meet Sassafras for yourself & wag a finger at him. Naughty boy!!
I've been getting ready for the Palma Sola Farmers Market (opening Nov 3rd) by jaMmiNg. Lots of exciting new flavors like Pineapple Mango Rum, Blueberry Lime and Peach Melba, but old favorites are there too including
Mango Strawberry Cardamom, Mixed Berry, Mango Chutney and the usual suspects. They'll be available during the ArtWalk or can be ordered for pick-up this Friday & Saturday. Details below.
Because I'm creating all the nibbles for the reception, I can only offer a limited number of items for pick-up this week.
Big Cookies $1.50/each
Individually wrapped & available in the following flavors:
Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Orange Dark Chocolate Walnut,
Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Pecan Coconut Milk Chocolate
Chocolate Orgasm Cookies $5/pkg
My legendary chocolate delivery system made from melted Belgium Bittersweet chocolate, toasted fresh almonds & chocolate chips. Available in a plain brown bag if you don't intend to share them with others.
Assorted Homemade Jam & Chutney $4/8 oz jar
Peach Mango Brandy, Mango Strawberry Cardamom, Blueberry Lime, Mango Chutney, Mango Meyer Lemon Lime, Pineapple Mango Rum, Peach Melba, Mixed Berry, Just Blueberry, Ginger Pear Chutney.
Order by 5pm Wed for pick-up Fri or Sat
all items in limited supply
TO PLACE AN ORDER
call me at (941) 746-6647
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
by 5 pm WEDNESDAY
Pay by cash or local check made out to Bonni Brown
PICK UP YOUR ORDER
in The Village of the Arts
at former BONNI BAKES building
930 12 St W
FRIDAY or SATURDAY from 11 - 4
Hugs from my kitchen,