January 30, 2009
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January 30, 2009 Newsletter Archive    
In this issue: 2020 Plan, Cultural Forum, Art Walk 2/7/09, Doing Business as...Art Exhibition, Arts Calendar

Broward Cultural Division is Seeking Thinkers, Visionaries, Leaders
 2020 plan

The Broward Cultural Division is currently seeking nominees for various committees and task forces of the 2020 Cultural Cultural Plan . This 10-Year plan will provide a comprehensive needs assessment, vision, draft legislation, policy framework, recommendations, strategies, funding requirements, viable funding sources, outcome evaluation instruments and benchmarks of progress, to further develop Broward County’s cultural community and economy through 2020.

Volunteer positions are available for the Steering Committee and three (3) Task Forces – (1) Cultural Tourism; (2) Public Art and Design and (3) Creative Economy.

Please send the full contact information of your nominee and their area of expertise, along with your selection of the recommended committee or task force for which you think they would be appropriate to:

Jody Leshinsky
Broward Cultural Division
E-mail: jleshinsky@broward.org


The Third Annual Art Walk to be Held on February 7, 2009

3rd Avenue Art WalkThe Third Avenue artists will open their studios at no charge to the community for their annual Artwalk, on Saturday, February 7th, from 5 – 9 pm in the area now known as the Third Avenue Art District, north of Broward on and around NE 3rd Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Printmaker Rosanna Saccoccio first bought a two-story building for her studio 39 years ago. Since 1995 eight others have bought, built or rented space in what they now call The Third Avenue Art District.

This year, the artists are pleased to welcome the Museum of Art, who will extend their hours and that of their café and wine bar until 8:00 pm for the special artwalk event. On exhibit at the museum is Picasso/Luna: Pablo Picasso and Carlos Luna. Also, The Coming of Age: American Art 1850-1950 Paintings, major paintings and sculpture from the renowned collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art.

From 9 to 11 pm am AFTER PARTY will be held at the Girl’s Club Collection (adjoining the studio of Francie Bishop Good) at 117 Northeast 2nd Street.

The artist’s of the Third Avenue Art District are: Tobey Archer, Francie Bishop Good, Madeline Denaro, Janet Gold, Tin Ly, Margi Glavovic Nothard, Rosanna Saccoccio, Mary Lou Siefker and Wilma Bulkin Siegle.

There will be a free trolley circulating among the venues throughout the evening. For more information, call 954-763-8982.

Doing Business As...Exhibition: January 11 - February 7, 2009

Doing Business as...Ten South Florida Artists are participating in an art exhibition called “D.B.A. Doing Business As…”

Curated by LeeAnna Yater, Virginia FiField and Jacklyn Laflamme, the exhibit is located at Gallery six in the Main Library of Broward County. They have chosen an eclectic group of artists from the graduates of The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute.

The exhibit will run through February 21, 2009 and can be viewed anytime during regular library hours.

The artists on view are: Virginia Fifield; LeeAnna Yater, Jacklyn Laflamme, Rod Appleton, Michele Guarina, Katie Deits, Steven Sylvester, Susan Clifton, Gerard Delaney, Kevin Kichar and Michelle Riu.

The Artist as Entrepreneur Institute is an artist-focused course of study designed to assist all artists of all disciplines, by cultivating and advancing their business skills. Designed to help artists operate in the marketplace more effectively, the AEI course curriculum covers all aspects of developing an artistic business. It helps artists identify and develop their personal brand, develop strategies for communicating with their target market, raise capital and identify a variety of tools for protecting their work legally. To date, 104 local artists have graduated from this program.

For more information call 954.357.7444 or CLICK HERE. 

ArtServe and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Develop Arts Calendar

Arts Calendar
Visit the newly launched ArtServe initiative, ArtsCalendar.com, South Florida's ultimate guide to the arts. With just one click, you will have instant access to vibrant cultural events, award-winning productions, word class concerts, modern art exhibits and more. Visit ArtsCalendar.com today to explore the array of cultural happenings in South Florida. All the Arts, All the Time, All Online.

ArtsCalendar.com will include interactive calendaring, artist and organization profiles, event spotlights, news, reviews and an e-mail notification option for special events.  It will serve as a one-stop information source for both permanent residents and tourists. An estimated one million potential arts patrons and cultural tourists are predicted to be using ArtsCalendar.com within its first two years of operation.   ArtServe will be holding informational and training workshops with arts organizations in upcoming months.

Go to the Broward Cultural Division Website, for links to ArtsCalendar and much more cultural events in Broward County.


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