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Hummingbird Hotel

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There one was a Hummingbird hotelin Lake Worth I remember it well.

For it has stories to be told one is about Al Capone.

He stayed with his gang on one of the floors

betting on a team that would have a top score.

Betting on a boxing match

that was played in Chicago

little did anyone literally know.

Many years later I would paint on the sidewalk

just outside–

I was happy and filled with pride.

I was a rogue artist that did not give up–

even when they said there was no more spots.

Now this year the

Hummingbird hotel will be reopened

 with more stories need to be told–

Thank you Winston

for sharing what you know

and letting be in the Street Painting show.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on February 21, 2011

JACK IS A FRIEND TO ME

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Jack Barry who was born on April 17th

Born a day before me he was Aries all firey–

He was a great friend and artist indeed.

He took me to lunch when I first came

To the “Artist Hut”.

Yes, Jack had a studio in Flamingo Park

Next to railroad tracks where dogs barked.

He did all kinds of style painting–

Fresco he was known for—

I have his one big painting by my door.

He was a great storyteller and a U.S. Vet-

He had a very interesting life of all the people

I have met.

I inherited his butterfly necklace people do see–

When I wear it around my neck all sparkly.

Thanks Jack for being a friend to me.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on April 30, 2015

Poem Dedicated to Jack Barry

April 17, 1948- Aug. 7, 2013

 

Bright Flower Paintings That Bloom

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Bright colored flowers start to bloom

with colored chalk in the activity room.

Residents use chalk to paint their flowers

that come to life–

I place strings at top of painting like a kite.

There finished chalk art hangs on their walls–

they are happy I shared my chalk–

they had a ball.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on April 17th 2015

ARTIST NANCY WALLER by Suzae Chevalier

I remember hearing a voice,

“go down this road” was the choice.

Road 42nd Street West in south Minneapolis.

Great visual artist I would meet,

She drew wild life animals detailed and neat.

Nancy Waller was her name,

she drew endangered species

to help bring about awareness and change.

Melodie my doll, loved her most of all,

she went to her see her at the museum,

took photos with her that where very pleasing.

Melodie was happy for Nancy designed,

coloring books of Melodie just cute and fine.

Nancy got my books off to a great start,

she inspired me and has a pure heart.

Thank you Nancy for inspiration and passion too,

you’re a great artist, through and through.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on September 19, 2011