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"Love the Living" -- part of a group exhibit May 5-June 22, 2024 in Fort Lauderdale

My recent work will be part of a group show on the first floor of the New River Inn history museum. Come by to see this exhibit any time the museum is open: 10am-4pm daily. Let the person at the front desk that you're just coming to see the art, and you won't be charged museum admission. My studio is on the 3rd floor -- feel free to visit me there noon-4pm Saturdays or by appointment.

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Map & species guide for utility box wraps in downtown Fort Lauderdale

Below is a map of the downtown area, followed by a list of species depicted on each utility box. The whole collection is called "Love is All Around." A larger pdf of the map is also here: mapPDF "Let's get to know the wild beings  around us, and participate in the web of life with love and respect for all." This project was paid for by the Downtown Development Authority, with support from Business for the Arts of Broward. Installed by Image360 Lauderhill. 1. Mangrove Community great blue heron, fiddler crab, Florida softshell turtle, human, red mangroves, mangrove tree crab,...

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I'm designing utility box wraps for downtown Fort Lauderdale

I'm happy to announce that I've been chosen to design 16 utility box wraps for downtown Fort Lauderdale. Below is a press release from the Downtown Development Authority, and some renderings from my original proposal. I've been working hard on drawing these, and have 7 done so far. They should all be done by fall/winter.     

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Some ways to be a friend to local plants & wildlife (an evolving list)

  Hello. This list is a current reflection of my own evolving process of attempting to relate better within the web of life. My personal understanding and efforts are shaped by my history as a descendant of European settlers on Turtle Island, raised within capitalism/imperialism which systematically conquers, genocides, exploits, commodifies, and forcibly disconnects its subjects from land. Though each person's ideas are inevitably conditioned by our individual placement within the overarching global economic process, the process itself is social, collective and ever-unfolding, and we each have some agency within the role we play. So I share this list in...

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"We Live Here Too" - Photos of Exhibit and Coloring Space

Here are some photos from the group show at the New River Inn history museum in April. It was really fun! I was happy that many people enjoyed the coloring pages -- some took them home and others hung them on the wall at the museum.

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Exhibition at New River Inn museum, April 6-26, 2023

(See event listing on ArtsCalendar.com) As part of a group exhibition of work by six Artists-in-Residents at the New River Inn museum at History Fort Lauderdale, Stephanie McMillan will present 30 digital drawings of local plants and wildlife, created with affection in her colorful and charming signature style. Since October, she has been placing free prints of these drawings around the Fort Lauderdale area for people to find and take home. She will continue to do this through September 2023, until she has distributed 300 free prints of at least 50 different plants and creatures. This exhibit is an opportunity to...

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Public Art Project in the Sun-Sentinel

Thanks to our local Fort Lauderdale daily paper, the Sun-Sentinel, for running an article about my public print giveaway project! Here's a link (which requires a subscription, so I'll also paste an image of the article below): https://www.sun-sentinel.com/entertainment/theater-and-arts/fl-ne-artist-hands-out-work-20221219-ihl5s5odszc4zlo4rk5m2laazi-    

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"We Live Here Too" project

"We Live Here Too" is a collection of digital drawings of local plants and wildlife, labeled with their names. My purpose in creating them is to encourage appreciation for the beautiful web of life that surrounds us and that we are part of. By learning the names of different species, saying hello when we see them, and getting to know them better as friends and kin, perhaps we'll be moved to find ways of being more effective about protecting them from the many threats they face. Currently I leave several free signed art prints per week of local plants & wildlife at...

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