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February 3, 2013 George G. Chiodo


Twenty years ago Heidi Saletko and her husband were clearing palm fronds from their yard for recycling. Heidi is an artist; her husband was clearly very perceptive. He suggested using the fronds for her painting. Voila! The Frond Zoo was born. (This paragraph was quoted from Coastal Breeze News from February 5, 2013.)

We met Heidi at the Left Bank Art Fest on February 3, 2013 on Marco Island. What wonderful, unique art! In fact, she went on to tell us that she is currently creating sets of these faces for a variation of a Cirque du Soleil type of show. She has been working throughout the last weeks with the director in a Miami studio preparing for this show to travel to Germany and eventually to Broadway.

Heidi was very enthusiastic about her good fortune, stating that she has struggled as an artist for nearly 20 years and it's finally paying off! We would agree; her work was excellent and she was a very enjoyable artist to meet

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