Archive for May, 2010
The Coconut Grove Peacock Tour was launched and all the finished peacocks were splendidly displayed out along the Promenade by the Shoppes of Mayfair. These photos were shot at the beginning of the first hour but the party had not quite yet started.. It was packed. Just about everyone was there.
Heather Bettner came up with the idea of the www.coconutgrovepeacocktour.com
was Born in Coconut Grove, FL.
“Majestic Peacock” my 1st peacock sponsored by Milam’s Market, Coconut Grove
“Queen Of Coconut Grove“ my 2nd peacock . I was fortunate to have had a second sponsor Pat Sessions and Family for the benefit of the Village Council inspired my vision for this imagery. He asked me to paint Main Hwy, the historic playhouse, Charles Street where the first Bahamian villagers settled in the late 1800′s , Greenstreets restaurant, Commodore Plaza down to the Post office and LuLus restaurant on the far right corner. Grovites who live here love Coconut Grove. We live outdoors and bicycle, sail and stroll our neighborhoods.. So putting the local “Peacocks” in town amongst the gardens that grow profusely here is my way of showing how much many of love Coconut Grove.
Backside of QUEENIE
“PEACOCK PARK the way it used to be
Pat Sessions Family ( my sponsor) - to the Benefit of the Village Council
Erica King -Coconut Grove, Artist – Golden Celebration Peacock is a collage of the local smiling faces of
people who have made Coconut Grove what it is.
Fred Hunt -Coconut Grove artist on left , Meme Ferre red peacock on right
St. Stephens peacock on the left and Dan Bondorffs peacock on the right.
Dan Bondorrf, Silvia and Lebos and Georges peacocks
Emilio Sauma also one of the Peacock Artists with me in my handpainted handmade Sexy pink Heliconias dress.
Meme Ferre Artist standing by her peacock.
Little Girl was loving Miss Queenie
Monty Trainer of Coconut Grove,
Tom Falco in back www.coconugrovegrapevine.com
I moved to Coconut Grove in 1979 . One of the colors I remembered that the beautiful Playhouse was painted was pink.
Pat Sessions and family sponsored me to paint my 2nd peacock and asked me to paint the Coconut Grove Playhouse on the Peacock. Immediately I saw the color Pink.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did painting that color with the yellow frangipanis and our beautiful blue skies.
Eileen Seitz - ”Majestic Peacock” Sponsored by Milams Market made the online newspaper.