News at the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove
WOMAN’S CLUB OF COCONUT GROVE AND MEMBER JOYCE NELSON HONORED BY DADE HERITAGE TRUST
MIAMI, FL – .
The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove, founded in 1891 by schoolteacher and homesteader Flora McFarlane, is the oldest federated Woman’s Club in South Florida. Originally founded to provide for social interaction among the women of the community and to raise funds to construct a Sunday school building, the Club continues to work for the betterment of the community. The present clubhouse was designed by famed architect Walter DeGarmo and built in 1921. The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
14th ANNUAL YOUNG ARTISTS GALLERY (YAG0 March 8th-12th
The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove will host its 15th Annual Young Artists Gallery (YAG) March 11-12, 2017. YAG is a joint program between the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove and the Miami-Dade County Public School System. This year $8,000 is being awarded in art scholarships to Miami-Dade Public High School Students. Chair Lina Duque expresses her sincerest thanks and gratitude to the following Scholarship Sponsors: Korth Family Foundation, Grove Bank & Trust, Judy Orr, Tony Pippo Family, Dolly MacIntyre, Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, Inc., Mokher Plumbing and Friends of Woman’s Club. “Their support has made possible these scholarships that are so needed by these deserving students,” according to Duque. This juried art show allows students to be involved in an art gallery setting and win accolades, earn funds for tuition and sell their art, if they wish, to an audience of art patrons. The Preview Reception and Awards Party is being held Saturday, March 11, 2:00 to 4:00 PM and the Exhibition runs throughout the weekend on Saturday, March 11th and Sunday, March 12th from 12:00 pm to 5:00 PM.