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VAS January Art Salon: The Art of Nilda Comas


Thank you for making the
KICKOFF Event Fundraiser for
Seminole Girl Sculpture Project FLORIDA

 Venetian Arts Society (VAS) would like to express our gratitude to James Case, Esq. and his family, Elise and James, for opening their magnificent home and sharing the awe inspiring beauty of their world class collection of art with us! Our guests entered the home through the grand foyer and were met by the stunning and historically accurate replica of Michelangelo’s Pieta by this evening’s featured artist, Nilda Comas.

 Nilda world renowned sculptor, and her collaborator on this project, Elgin Jumper, Seminole artist, introduced the concept 
and unveiled a miniature clay model of The Seminole Indian Girl FLORIDA. The bronze sculpture  shows a Seminole Girl dancing while holding Palmetto leaves, and on the base, it has a baby alligator and an Everglades dancing crane. This will be an interactive sculpture permanently installed at Stranahan Landing, directly across the New River overlooking Stranahan House. 

  The Seminole Tribe of Florida has given 50% of the cost of the sculpture and the City of Fort Lauderdale is donating the land to create a permanent work of art for the 500th Anniversary of Florida. Children from the Seminole Tribe will be creating 500 colorful ceramic tiles depicting Florida’s flora and fauna.   These 500 tiles will be sold for $100.00 each for the remaining 50% of the cost and will be installed on the base of the sculpture and its surroundings.  This part of the project will celebrate our 500 year anniversary, while building a  tribute to Seminole Culture. 

Please continue to support this project by purchasing an individual tile for the base of The Seminole Girl FLORIDA!
To purchase your personalized tile contact:
William Riddle
(954) 709-7447

Mike Osceola, Elgin Jumper and many dignitaries of the Seminole Indian Tribe, as well as Jack Seiler, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, and Dr. George Hanbury, President of Nova Southeastern University joined us to support this historical project and to show the community spirit that exists in Broward County. By bringing the presence of the Seminoles into the heart of downtown Ft. Lauderdale we will create a monument as a reminder of our rich History.  We will expose the beauty of the State of Florida through children’s art and, in particular, the art of the Seminole Indians.

The evening’s artistic experience was completed with a “Cameo” performance by celebrated South Korean soprano, ALEXIS J. PARK, accompanied by Sergio Puig.

A special thank you to Gail Smith, pianist, composer, author, for the atmospheric music!
Thank you dear Lenore for the “Symphony of culinary delights!”


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