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Mental Health Drop-In Center

April 15th - May 6th, 2016

Where flowers bloom, so does hope. - Lady Bird Johnson

The exhibit in this gallery is not just images of pretty flowers, it is also a dialogue between the 9Muses family and the community. It is a story of how one person or person’s request became an opportunity to explore a variety of artistic techniques in a variety of styles and for some, an opportunity to exhibit for the first time. The seed for the show began with a request by Dr. Andrea Sciberras, of Sciberras Internal Medicine Inc., Dania Beach who displays 9Muses art pieces in her office. She asked Chris Yoculan, Director of Adult Services, MHA of Southeast Florida, if she could have images of flowers for her practice so that patients could have a calming experience while in the waiting room. Chris brought the request to the Muses. The response was prolific. Members created orchids of many varieties, in different kinds of media and styles.

Some were created from floral still life’s. As Pamela Alaniz, Art Instructor at 9Muses puts it; “The benefit of still life is to be able to see in three dimension highlights and shadows. This helps create a more realistic piece of artwork.”

The show grew, the artists grew; and in a little while, these will grow into the community. Each will share our story through art, to people we may never know but, who may better understand us. Some of the exhibited art below and a list of all contributing artists.


“Wildflowers” by Jeff Silverman
Pale Blossoms by Henry Ber
Moth Orchid by Kathy Garcia
Warm Blossoms by Henry Ber
White Orchids by Katherine Nelson
Orchids in the Afternoon by Lisa Doaring
Orchids in a Row by Maryl Olsen
Black Orchis by Skip Gauvreau
Blue Cymbidium by Skip Gauvreau
Magnolia by Maryl Olsen
Orchestrated Orchids by Rita Rosenblum
Bleeding Heart Orchid by Skip Gauvreau
Coca-Cola Soft Drink Bottle by John McDonald
Bright by Kathy Garcia
Purple Bloom by Doris Schwartz
Sunrise Orchids by Salette Mitchell
Delight by Joan Mashbit
"Impression" by Henry Ber
"Orchid" by Doris Schwartz
"Humming Bird" by Henry Ber

Orchids: By Request  - The Beauty of Mental Health