Boca Raton Pen Women Host a Free, Full-Day Celebration of the Arts

By | April 16, 2019

Composer Sheila Firestone

The Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale Branches of the National League of American Pen Women joined together for a full-day celebration of the arts on Saturday, March 30th at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton, Florida.

Music, art and creative writing were on display in many unique activities that the public, along with Pen women, enjoyed. Music composer Sheila Firestone treated the audience to her original piano composition, A Walk With Joe, at the opening event.

A judged art show of work by Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale artists was on exhibit in the Center’s gallery.

Art on display in the gallery

Artist Rhoda Hollander

Artist Roberta Melman







Everyone in attendance was welcome to join a ceramic workshop led by award-winning artist Anabel Rub Peicher. Participants enjoyed creating objects expressing the universal theme of love.

Artist Anabel Rub Peicher

Artist Mary Belle Cordell led an art demonstration of porcelain painting and reverse glass painting, inspiring the audience with her outstanding creations.

Artist Mary Belle Cordell

Attendees gathered for the concluding event of the day – an authors’ open mic led by novelist and playwright Carol White. Pen women authors shared their poetry, stories, essays and a bit of themselves through their writing.

Author Carol White

Raffle numbers were called throughout the day, with many wonderful prizes for the lucky winners, including tickets for Sheila Firestone’s new musical production, Miriam and the Women of the Desert. Proceeds from the raffle sales will benefit the Boca Raton Pen Women Scholarship Fund.

Mary Belle Cordell (L) and Prue Carrico (R)

Pen women from the Boca Raton Branch and the Ft. Lauderdale Branch were delighted to share their art, music and creative writing with each other and the public.