She is known by many as the publisher of the Broward edition of Natural Awakenings. This September, experience another side of her as expressed through her environmental artwork and one-woman show at The Village Design Gallery and Atelier, 600 Breakers Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Opening night takes place from 6:00 to 10 p.m., September 1. Meet this local artist for a conversation about her Global TRASHformation movement, publishing experience and, of course, her artwork.

Wood will present a talk with slides, “Environmental Art Meets Ocean Conservancy”, at 6:30 p.m., on September 20, at the Gallery. SusieQ and the Gallery have partnered with the Surfrider Organization, pledging a portion of artwork sales to the local nonprofit chapter. Surfrider is promoting restaurants to rethink plastic straws and Styrofoam and has created a program whereby restaurants can be certified as “ocean-friendly”. The Wine Garden, a restaurant a few doors north of the Gallery, is planning to become ocean-friendly certified—something else to come out and celebrate. For more information call 954.302.2922.

The evening will be informative and inspirational, plus attendees have the opportunity to add to a collaborative artwork using cleaned local plastic or metal litter. For more information, visit

On September 13, at 6:30 p.m., Wood will present, “Exploring the Artist’s Mind, An Environmental Art Journey: Finding Purpose, a Path of Self-Discovery”, at Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach, followed by a Q&A session. “Unearthed” is the name of the show and other artists will be in attendance. For more information, visit