Thursday, August 10, 2017

Featured Artist

Good day to everyone,

Today I am featuring artist Vernon Grant, who is also an Associate Dean at Palm Beach State College. Vernon works with a variety of mediums, including charcoal, pastel, acrylic and oil paint, and watercolor. He enjoys spending time in his studio painting live models. I have included a few samples of his work in my post. Vernon's entire art collection is featured on his website.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Boba Milk Tea (and more) @ OoFusion

Happy Monday to my fellow blog readers,

One day while in the office, I overheard two of my coworkers talking about carrots and what to make with them. I suggested carrot juice, and then I got into the topic of boba milk tea with them. In case you are wondering, boba milk tea is an Asian drink made with tea (powder), milk, sugar, and chewy tapioca pearls. The tapioca pearls are also known as 'boba' and are a wonderful addition to milk tea. Boba milk tea is also called 'bubble tea'. The drink tastes great when chilled and served with ice. It originated in Taiwan and has become popular in the U.S.A.

I've been drinking boba milk tea for many years now but have never found a place close to my home that sold the drinks already prepared - until my sister introduced me to OoFusion. It's a shop that specializes in boba drinks, smoothies, slushies, teas, and dessert. I haven't tried any of their hot beverages yet, but the cold beverages are phenomenal! You can ask the staff to adjust the flavor of your drink if you prefer something sweeter or less sweet. Aside from boba milk tea, I regularly get OoFusion's Thai tea slushie. You can also get it in a regular tea form, but I prefer the slushie.

A number of my coworkers have birthdays this week, so I decided to treat them to the "exotic" boba milk tea at OoFusion. None of them have ever had boba milk tea before, and all but one loved the drink. My coworker who didn't like boba milk tea is more of a smoothie drinker, and I told him that OoFusion also sells smoothies. I also got everyone some dessert from the shop - a box of assorted macaroons that were eaten faster than the boba milk tea were consumed! So I'm glad I made the trip to OoFusion today. It was a wonderful birthday surprise for my coworkers.

Until next time!

- Lyra

The Wizard of Oz

Darbster Kitty - Part 2

Please visit Darbster Kitty for more information on pet adoptions.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fantasy-Themed Designs

Smoke Effect
George Zimmerman

Mucha Tiger
Gigi Jacobbe

Surreal World
Ellen Bryant

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Poster Designs

Jayson Halberstadt

CCM Festival
Christopher Smellie

The XXIII Winter Olympics
Alexis Workinger

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Musical Genres

The Best of Pop Music
Kevin Gayle

The Best of Jazz Music
Emily Goodwin

J-Track: Vocalic Super Hits
Thelma Quintanilla

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Numbers and Shapes

Shapes Repeats Itself
Jonathan Lockhart Jr.

Emily Goodwin

Design Repeats Itself
Sara Stemle

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Red Nose Day

Hello. It's that time of the year again. Get ready to put on your red noses to raise awareness and show support to help lift children out of poverty. Red Nose Day will be on Thursday, May 25th. You can get your red noses and other related merchandise at your nearest Walgreens. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Opening Night Reception

Two evenings ago I had the pleasure of attending the opening reception to Christopher Barclay's art exhibit at the Bruce Webber Gallery in downtown Lake Worth. It was a phenomenal event with close to 100 attendees. There was delicious food and an open bar. The artwork was the highlight of the reception. There were colorful abstract paintings, mixed media on canvas, and portraits on display. Each piece had its own story to tell. If you're curious to know, swing by the Bruce Webber Gallery and see for yourself. But hurry! May 31st will be the final showing for Christopher Barclay's exhibit.

Photo of The Barclay Collection

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Preview of Teresa Woolfe's Photography Exhibit

Orange Birch
Salt Lake City, UT

Cabin in the Sky
Great Smoky Mountains
Gatlinburg, TN

Sea Oats
Juno Beach, FL

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Photography Exhibit

Heads up! The newest exhibit is coming to town. The Gallery at Lake Worth will soon be featuring work from photographer Teresa Woolfe.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Help Save A Rabbit's Life

A rabbit is not an Easter toy. He or she is a lifetime commitment. Still want to get a rabbit? Think about this.

Artist: Penny Collins

Thursday, March 9, 2017

All In Startup

So many people dream of becoming successful entrepreneurs, yet few people are actually able to make their dreams come true. It's not because they lack passion, startup income, or support from friends and family. What happens is they start off doing business the wrong way and they don't realize their business model is flawed until they've drained most or all of their savings into a business that doesn't generate any profits. If you find yourself spiraling down this path, this book is sure to open your eyes.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Street Painting Demonstration

Join Palm Beach State College this Wednesday, February 22nd at 12:00 pm to watch 'The Chalk Guys', renowned street painting artists, in a LIVE demonstration of a street painting right in front of the Humanities Building.

Please also visit the 2017 Student Art and Design Exhibit in the Gallery along with the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival this weekend in downtown Lake Worth.

You are welcome to bring your family and friends!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Chalk Guys

'The Chalk Guys' are nationally known Pop-Artists who work in chalk on pavement or cement. They have been featured in street festivals across the nation. They are also former students of the Visual Arts program at Palm Beach State College.

'The Chalk Guys' are featured artists in the upcoming Lake Worth Street Festival on February 24th -26th, 2017. This Festival is attended by upwards of 200,000 people and features a juried selection of renowned national street artists creating works of art on the street surrounding Downtown Lake Worth. 'The Chalk Guys' will be assisting and guiding our students with their own street painting at this festival.

On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, 'The Chalk Guys' will be at the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College to provide a workshop for students with a short introduction to street art along with their methods and techniques. Immediately after this workshop, they will provide a live demonstration of a chalk street art painting in front of the Humanities Building.

Monday, February 6, 2017

2017 Summer Youth Arts Program

What are your kids doing this summer? If they want to have an unforgettable time, check out the Summer Youth Arts Program (SYAP) at Palm Beach State College. The SYAP will teach your children about social skills, team work, acting, painting, drawing, making movies, and much more!

If you would like to give back to your community and help enrich the learning experience for your kids, ask to see if you can volunteer your time or make a donation to the Summer Youth Arts Program. If you want to make a donation, here is a list of items the camp may need:

Portable flash drives & digital cameras
AA batteries
Drawing and colored pencils
Drawing paper
Canvas boards
Painting supplies
Hand sanitizers
First-aid kits
Tissue boxes

If you would like to ask about how to volunteer or to make a donation, please contact the following person:

Laura Stevens
SYAP Coordinator
P: 561-868-3909

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Student Gallery Exhibition - Opening Reception

Hope you were able to attend the opening reception to the 2017 Student Art Exhibit. If you were unable to attend, no worries. The exhibit will run through February 27th. Don't forget 'The Chalk Guys' are going to give a live demo on February 22nd.

Here are some photos from the reception: