South Florida native Meg Wallace is interested in the interconnections between people, art, community and the environment. As an artist, she explores the nature of human emotion through sound, movement, photographs, texture, color and light. She’s currently beginning her Artist-in-Residence at Deering Estate, which expands upon her multisensory solo exhibition Mother Mangrove at the Stone House Museum. Her work has also appeared at the Lowe Art Musuem, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Wynwood Art District, Downtown Art Walk, the Miami Beach Convention Center and more. A mother of three “magnificent children,” she has been married to her soulmate since 2002. She has two spunky miniature dachshunds and loves them dearly. Additionally, she’s volunteered and advocated for over 20 years with various organizations in Miami that provide help and resources to abused children and women. Family, faith and preservation are integral in her life and art practice. “I’m honored to be a legacy member of the 100 Ladies of Deering,” she says. “I look forward to participating in their mission of preserving the Deering Estate and Charles Deering’s legacy of community, conservation and culture.”; MWCollections.com.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.