Cabbage Palm

Cabbage Palm, We Are Cabbage Palm, 2016, digital zine (detail).

Cabbage Palm, We Are Cabbage Palm, 2016, digital zine (detail).

Cabbage Palm is a collaboration of artists who make, educate, research, and write about art, collectively and individually. A digital version of their handmade zine, We Are Cabbage Palm investigates the under-acknowledged state tree of Florida.

Mariela Acuna is an art educator and arts professional working at the Norton Museum of Art as Outreach and Family Programs Coordinator. She previously worked at the University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University, Girls’ Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale and interned at Lehmann Maupin, New York. Acuna co-curated New Art: South Florida, an exhibition of recent works by artists awarded the 2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship. She earned a BA in Art History and a BFA in Sculpture from Florida Atlantic University.

Jeanie Ambrosio is currently pursuing an MA in Art History from the University of South Florida. Recent curatorial projects include Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed at the University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University (2015) and Making Space: Beyond a Room at the Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, Broward College (2015). Prior to pursuing her degree, Ambrosio worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse in Miami. She has also held positions at the University Galleries, FAU, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, and Girls’ Club Collection in Fort Lauderdale. She received a BA in Art History and a BFA in Photography from Florida Atlantic University in 2013. 

Brooke Frank is currently developing her painting and fiber-based work as a resident artist at Art Farm, Nebraska. She is based in South Florida, and has also been awarded the Spring 2016 Artist in Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, and the Spring/Summer 2016 Fellowship at the Girls’ Club Collection in Fort Lauderdale. In addition to her endeavors in the visual arts, Brooke works professionally in technical theatre, specializing in scenic artistry and prop making. She graduated with her BFA in painting from Florida Atlantic University.

Michelle A. M. Miller is an emerging visual artist who creates colorful mixed media works inspired by her investigations into place, material, and process. Her work is featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Oxford American, and has appeared in On View Magazine and on the cover of Coastlines magazine. She has participated in group exhibitions throughout South Florida and is the recipient of two Friedland Project Grants and an Esther Saylor Rothenberger endowed scholarship. Miller earned her BFA in painting from Florida Atlantic University and her BA in art history from Georgetown University. Miller lives and works in West Palm Beach, FL.