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About Katie Barr

Katie Barr and her family moved to Boca Raton in 1970, she 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. Katie 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.
20 Feb 2017

Communicating the Wrong Message

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

You know those annoying event reminders that pop up on your Facebook page? Well recently I was alerted to a panel discussion of Women in Politics to be held at Florida Atlantic University. The event indicates it is co-hosted by AWCSF and FAU; Association for Women in Communications South Florida, and Florida Atlantic University. Hoping [...]

2 Feb 2017

What Boca is Saying: Patti Dervishi

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Videos|2 Comments

A weekly update on local issues and neighborhood concerns - conversations that include you. On this episode we will be speaking with Patti Dervishi about her last minute filing for Boca Raton City Council Seat A and why she is choosing to run.

29 Dec 2016

Boca Raton: Just Another Commoditized City?

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

The tireless volunteers on our Community Appearance Board have maintained Boca Raton’s brand for decades even though a seat on this board can be a thankless position. Residents owe all CAB members, past and present, a huge debt of gratitude for holding developers accountable for maintaining our brand. Despite these efforts there are troubling signs [...]

14 Nov 2016

How High is Too High?

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

The sky’s the limit, and judging by the recent explosion of high rise condos and hotels in Boca Raton’s downtown area, you could be right. Whether you are Old Boca or New Boca you may have an opinion concerning our recent growth spurt, but how high is too high? Does our code put limits on [...]

26 Sep 2016

A.E. Backus and Florida’s Highwaymen Exhibit at FAU Ritter Art Gallery

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Attending last Thursday’s opening of FAU’s art exhibit was a joy on many levels. It’s 5:30 P.M. and the campus is alive with activity as we make our way to the gallery. The sound of music led us to the Ritter Gallery entrance where we were greeted by a smiling young co-ed who politely asked [...]

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