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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.
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 [...]

19 Sep 2016

Public Art, a Fun Challenge for the Community

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Let’s imagine it is November 8th, and voters decide to preserve a city owned waterfront by voting YES on Ordinance 5356. Any subsequent development of our waterfront must include public art, bearing in mind that artistic landscaping can be considered public art. It has been consistently proven that the sign of a great city is [...]

6 Sep 2016

Highwaymen Art Show Comes to FAU

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

This fall film crews will once again descend upon South Florida to resume filming a movie that tells the story of a group of unique Florida artists and their mentor A.E. Backus. Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs includes Albert Ernest Backus (January 3, 1906 – June 6, 1990) in its list of ‘The Florida Artist [...]

14 Dec 2015

Variance Granted to Build on Boca Sand Dune

By | December 14th, 2015|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|7 Comments

The City Council voted Tuesday, December 8th, 4-1 to grant Natural Lands LLC a variance to build a mansion on a parcel of Boca Beach dunes.   Along with the many travesties of this decision on behalf of one developer, they have also potentially jeopardized all of Boca Raton's access to Federal Funds granted by [...]

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