On Thursday, Mickie Centrone attended the Las Olas Art Walk in Fort Lauderdale.
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A different ambiance swarms the area once you cross over the little bridge near Eleventh Street, and continues until about Sixteenth Street. They call themselves the Las Olas Village. "We are our own nation," says Robin, who also goes by Sister Robin because she was a missionary in the Philippines. There's Prince Stewart, King Solomon, the Village Crazy Guy (the man who runs the Macabi Cigar Bar), and Robin, who also goes by Queenie Robinee.
Was it wax or plastic? Two things were certain: It was white -- and it was not ice. The benefit of this was shown by the four people on the rink who wore shorts comfortably. A little boy skating around stopped a moment and touched a white piece of "ice," which separated from the rest of the flat surface, saying: "Snow cannot break. This is broken." Many people said, This is not real.
The Bellagio International Gallery -- existing only eight months -- flies artists in. They hosted an artist from Quebec City, Canada. Joelle's style of art is "urban abtsract cubist." She uses a pallet knife ("like a spatula") instead of a paint brush. Both her and her translator traveled with two beautiful little dogs.
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