Friday, February 10, 2012

Hosting Harmony Jones at next Island City Art Walk Friday 2/17

Next Friday, February 17th, from 7PM until 10PM, Wilton Manors Main Street throws open its doors to the Island City Art Walk. 

The Island City Art Walk is a wonderful chance for you to see the businesses of Wilton Manors with a selection of noted artists of many different traditions, from Painting, to Photography, Sculpture and Mixed Media. 

We are happy to participate in this wonderful event, and this month we are going to host noted artist Harmony Jones.  Ms. Jones is a local artist who will bring to us her national reputation and her works of note for all to see.

In her own words, she is:

A contemporary mixed-media painter and sculptor, Harmony attended a private art college in Portland, Oregon and began showing professionally in 2003. Harmony has shown her work locally over the past six years in South Florida – from Palm Beach through Fort Lauderdale, and into North Miami and Wynwood Art District. She also has collectors in Los Angeles, Seattle, St. Louis and New York City.

Harmony's work is contextualized largely of acrylics and mixed media, and she often incorporates recycled materials and found objects into her paintings and sculptures. She primarily works out of her home studio in South Florida.

Harmony has completed public commissioned mural projects and her work has been featured in regional arts magazines.

As the Co-Founder of the non-profit, Inside Out Art And Wellness, she shares her passion for creating with individuals and groups of all ages and brings her art education experiences across the region.

To view more of Harmony’s work you can visit her at:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt Grand Opening this Saturday January 28th 11AM

CONTACT: Krishan Manners                                                            
Tel: (954) 401-2182

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Grand Opening

January 24, 2011
(Wilton Manors, FL.)  Menchie’s announced today the grand opening of their newest store at Five Points Plaza on January 28, 2011.  The ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration begins at 11:00a.m. at 2607 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors.  They will give away free t-shirts to the first 50 customers and free 8oz cups of yogurt from 11:00A.M.-1:00P.M.

 “Menchie’s is all about being part of a community and we found that here in Wilton Manors,” said Melissa Kushner, owner of Menchie’s Five Points Plaza.  “It’s a close-knit, friendly environment for everyone which is why we chose this location”

With 14 rotating flavors (at least one with no sugar and one sorbet option), 26 dry toppings, a cold topping bar and four types of sauces, Menchie’s truly has something for everyone.  Each treat is assembled by the customer to make it as delicious and healthy as they (or their Mom) may wish.

“I was able to sample their red velvet yogurt recently, “said Krishan Manners, President of Wilton Manors Main Street, “and really could not believe how delicious it was even without adding any toppings.  I look forward to visiting them…often. I guess that may be a self-serving way to welcome them to Wilton Manors, but nothing says ‘welcome’ like another happy customer.”

Menchie’s hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday, 11A.M-11PM, and Friday and Saturday they stay open until midnight.

“Our mission statement is, ‘We make you smile,’” said Kushner, “and we anticipate bringing a lot of smiles to Wilton Manors.”

Melissa Kushner and Krishan Manners are available for interviews and to provide more information about the grand opening of Menchie’s Five Points Plaza.  

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Noted Photographer Robert Grauer will be Hosted at the next Island City Art Walk

Local Artist Robert Grauer will be with us on Friday January 20th for this month's Island City Art Walk from 7pm until 10pm.   We invite you to stop by for a visit and see this local artist's exciting work!

Robert takes his inspiration from nature photography and his exhibits will show some of the reasons why we all feel that South Florida is so special.  This particular picture is of Pine Glades Lake in the Everglades, and Robert brings to it his experience to show us why this World Treasure should be protected.

In Robert's own words:

"When the light or the sky are just right, I become one with the environment, no longer merely an observer. Its a spiritual experience for me capturing nature's incredible ever changing beauty. Whether deep in Big Cypress Swamp or on a deserted stretch of beach at sunrise, sharing the beauty of these places through my photography brings me great joy."

Robert Grauer

You may see his art for yourself at our offices at the Gables Wilton Park, 2164 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Florida from 7 to 10PM January 20th.  We are all looking forward to visiting with you!