Date(s) - Friday, July 12, 2019
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Arts & Crafts Social Club
SCHEDULE on 7/12/19:
8:30AM: DOORS OPEN, ATTENDEES FILL OUT ICEBREAKER TAGS
9:00AM: EVENT BEGINS WITH CREATIVE ZEN INTRO
9:15AM: FEATURED SPEAKER GIVES INSPIRING/MOTIVATIONAL TALK
9:45AM: Q&A WITH FEATURED SPEAKER
10:00AM: BACK TO THE GRIND OR STAY AND HANG
Registration and additional information available HERE.
For more info on the event and the American Advertising Federation & our local chapter, log on to: http://www.aafsfl.org/creative-zen.html
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Lori began her artistic career at 19 as a billboard artist in Philadelphia. Self taught this hands on experience pushed her to explore ideas and techniques that were non-traditional and experimental in her artwork. A Broward County resident for now 25 years her original artwork and craftsmanship can be found in countless private homes and many businesses, including The Whole Enchilada, The Wilder, GreenBar and Kitchen, SoHo Hotel and Spa, and The Dream Hotel, South Beach.
In 2015 Lori launched a nationwide mural project called “Girl Noticed”. In its inaugural year Hoffman’s Chocolates chose the project to be part of their ArtBar campaign along with acclaimed artists Guy Harvey and Clyde Butcher featuring the artists work on a chocolate bar and poster. Girl Noticed Murals can be found in 14 states and have caught the attention of news stations in Florida, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Nebraska and Alaska. Workshops, lectures and scholarships given to participating communities now accompany the mural events.
Lori has also set up her easel and painted live at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, NFL Alumni Event, at the Miami Boat Show, San Lorenzo Yachts, and the W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale. Her work has been featured in both local and national publications including Venice Magazine, Sun Sentinel, Marie Claire, Juxtapoz and Professional Artist magazines.
Lori is on the staff at Coral Springs Museum of Art bringing art to children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other special needs through a program called Kaleidoscope. She is the resident artist at ArtServe and was recently appointed to serve on Broward County’s Public Arts and Design Committee. Lori believes in giving back to her community and using her artwork to spread a powerful and inspiring message.
Lori Pratico has been painting portraits since she was 15 years old, and recently formed a non-profit called Girl Noticed using her art to advocate for girls and women. Self taught and Philadelphia born she has proven herself to be a name to recognize in the arts both locally and nationally. Her work has been featured in national publications including Marie Claire, Juxtapoz and Professional Artist magazines and she has been featured on CGTV and NBC’s In the Mix television programs. Her work adorns prominent establishments such as The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The W Hotel, and The Dream Hotel in the historic Art Deco District in Miami Beach. Lori’s heart is in giving back to her community and using her artwork to spread a powerful and inspiring message. Currently she works with children on the Autism Spectrum, Cerebral Palsy and other special abilities. She is the resident artist at ArtServe and was recently appointed to serve on Broward County’s Public Arts and Design Committee.
Find out more about Lori’s work at www.girlnotioced.org