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About Katie Barr

Katie's family moved to Boca Raton in 1970 where she later attended Palm Beach Community College and FAU. Katie is the Founder of HaitianArt.com, a Boca Raton company which began in 1989 as a small art studio. Works by Haiti’s artists soon became part of a revolving exhibit at City Hall as well as the Boca Raton Library and Community Center. The gallery later moved to Delray Beach and broadened its base to include works by Eastern Cuban artists and Florida Highwaymen. Today her focus is on art consulting and internet art sales. She is on the board of the A.C.T.I.O.N. Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to foster harmony between the Caribbean community and the United States, and currently serves as the Vice President of the Riviera Civic Association.
4 Dec 2017

Profile of a Volunteer: Margaret Fitzsimons – Inspiration for Boca Raton’s ‘2020 VISION!’

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: Boca Raton’s residents are active again.  The last few years has seen residents stand up and push back against the local elected officials’ tendency to diminish the quality of life experienced throughout the city.  This push back has encouraged individuals to contribute in many ways; ways requiring commitment of time, energy and treasure.  [...]

20 Nov 2017

‘ Resident Friendly’ Candidate Running for City Council Seat D!

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

In March of 2018 Boca Raton has an opportunity to make a big change on city council. Monica Mayotte will be running for Seat D and her campaign kick off began last Thursday night. Monica, a 21 year resident of Boca Raton, chose the Dubliner - a downtown favorite hot spot for her campaign kick [...]

26 Oct 2017

What’s Boca Saying: Resident David Sergi….Creative, Inspirational ‘Art in Public Places’ Idea

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Videos|2 Comments

Publisher's comment: David Sergi is the Project Coordinator for the 2017 Boca Raton Art Tunnels Project. David has partnered with the City of Boca Raton to present art installations in the three tunnels in Spanish River Park. This project is part of the City's larger vision to bring art to public spaces in the area. Spanish [...]

25 Sep 2017

What Boca is Saying: Wayne Barton part 1 of 2

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Videos|3 Comments

On this episode of What Boca is Saying, Katie sits down to chat with Wayne Barton, retired Boca Raton police office and founder of the Wayne Barton Study Center. An advocate for community policing, Barton took a special interest in Pearl City - Boca Raton's oldest housing unit and currently one of the city's most [...]

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