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 Dillard Center Jazz Ensemble Performs at Lincoln Center


Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble Performs at Lincoln Center

Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble Performs at Lincoln Center

The Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble performed during the 2011 Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, from Fort Lauderdale, won first place in the competition.


Christopher Dorsey, director of the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble will be honored during the 2011 Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year event for recognition of excellence in arts education, on November 9, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

On that evening, Broward County Cultural Division, in partnership with the Cultural Foundation of Broward will also honor Julia Perlowski, director of Theatre Programs, instructor of English and Reading at Pompano Beach High School, as the Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year.

Please Click Here to RSVP for the 2011 Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year recognition event. For further information, contact Grace Kewl-Durfey at 954-357-7869.

This program is made possible by the Broward County Board of County Commissioner, Broward Cultural Council, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, The School Board of Broward County, FL, The Cultural Foundation of Broward through the generous support of AutoNation, BankAtlantic , Great American Farms , Kopelowitz Ostrow, LSN Partners, LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels , McGladrey, Nova Southeastern University, Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc, RSM McGladrey, Sun-Sentinel, WLD Enterprises


 Artist Isabel Perez Featured at Lee Wagener Art Gallery Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood  International Airport


Artist Isabel Perez, Wetlands, 2010, 48 x 48"

Artist Isabel Perez, Wetlands, 2010, 48 x 48"

Between Two Lands, an exhibition by artist Isabel Perez, opened at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in early July. The exhibition, at the Lee Wagener Art Gallery, in Terminal 2 Departure Level, will run for three months, through October, 2011.

Isabel Perez was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She majored in Fine Arts at the Cristobal Rojas School of Visual Arts and received a scholarship in Drawing I and II from the Federico Brandt Art Institute. Perez studied stained glass, wood carving, molding, and photography. In her work, she uses many different mediums including oil, acrylic and mixed media. She has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally.

Between Two Lands is a collection of different works characterized by the presence of landscapes and magical, imaginary trees. The visual impact caused by the difference in the nature of Perez's birth country and Florida are reflected in more than 10 artworks created in different formats. Using trees and landscapes as a reflection of her emotions while creating in mixed media, the artist superimposed layers of painted and sewn fabrics, reinforced with recycled materials, thread and nets.

The Lee Wagener Art Gallery, supported by Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program and the Broward County Aviation Department, offers Broward artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a prominent, high traffic area. Artists are selected through the Public Art & Design Program. Exhibits are changed every three months. Also on view in the gallery is the public art video, Tree-Rain, a permanent artwork by Broward-based artists Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov.

For more information, contact Christina Roldan, Public Art and Design project manager at 954-357-8542.  



 Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner is Appointed as Broward County's Newest Cultural Council Member

Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner

Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner


The Broward Cultural Council recently welcomed Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner as the newest member to Broward County's arts advisory board. Appointed by Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Jeffreys-Tanner will now be a part of the 24-member team.

After attending the University of Florida, Jeffreys-Tanner entered the financial industry working at brokerage houses Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney. During this time, she became politically active in the community through campaigning and fundraising for various local, state, and national political candidates. She took action by dedicating herself to volunteer, fundraise and bring awareness to many local not-for-profit organizations such as The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, The Covenant House, Childcare Connection, The American Cancer Society and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

In 1994, Jeffreys-Tanner went to work for Broward County Commissioner John E. Rodstrom, Jr. and served as his administrative assistant. Many opportunities arose from that position where she could be even more involved and make a positive impact in her community. During 11 years, she served on the North Broward Hospital District Community Relations Council, the City of Fort Lauderdale American Assembly, the City of Wilton Manors Zoning Board, was named the winner of The South Florida Business Journal's Price Waterhouse Up & Comers Award in the Government category, and served from 2006 -2008 on the Broward County Charter Review Commission.

Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner is a native Floridian and has spent most of her life in Fort Lauderdale. She is married to Paul Tanner, Sr. Vice President - Investments at UBS, has a son, Jerrod, 12 and two stepsons, Stephen, 24 and Garrett, 21. Her biggest passion is raising her son Jerrod and watching him play baseball and football. She is currently active with the Museum of Discovery & Science Leonardo da Vinci Society, Taylor's Closet - A nonprofit for at-risk youth girls, Holiday Park Athletic League, and Rio Vista Community Church.

Please visit the website of the Broward Cultural Division at www.broward.org/arts.

The Broward Cultural Council, created in 1977, is an advisory board of the Broward County Commission. The Council is dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of Broward County through the development of the arts.



 Broward County Board of County Commissioners Approve Artwork for New County Courthouse

Recently, Broward County Board of County Commissioners approved the Public Art & Design Art Project, Flow, to be integrated into the new Broward County Courthouse, projected completion date, 2014.

The artwork, designed by Broward-based artist Margi Glavovic-Nothard, takes its shape and form from Broward County’s New River. The graceful seagrass that inhabits its riverbed inspired this functionally-integrated project which covers the central 70’ x 129’ area of the breezeway running through the ground level of the new courthouse garage.

This is an important area, as breezeways and arcades, a feature that ran through most of the original downtown Fort Lauderdale and Las Olas in its early days, might well be one of Fort Lauderdale’s urban legacies, according to a source discussing An Architectural Walking Tour of Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The new County Courthouse breezeway continues a design system that begins at City Hall on Broward Boulevard. Walking through the monumental passageway of the Wachovia Bank Tower on One East Broward Boulevard, then through Stranahan Park and the breezeway of the Main Library, onto the breezeway of the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale and finally onto Huizenga Plaza and the Riverwalk at New River, it easily projects that the city has been designed with a plan. On a larger scale that central, stretching, breezeway recalls all the intimate breezeways on Las Olas, and the urban legacy. The new Broward County Courthouse, its presentation and its sense of place, will be an important icon for the next 100 years.

Glovoic-Nothard's artwork design includes the walls, flooring, seating and lighting elements. It will afford a calming place of respite for citizens and their families participating in the judicial process, as well as a pleasant environment to enjoy a lunch break. The lighting elements will activate the area after dark with a dynamic and engaging experience, making the breezeway a safe and inviting corridor for travel between the Courthouse Plaza and the river.


 Venue Change:  Symphony of the Americas Presents 'Summerfest 20th Anniversary' Concert

Symphony of the Americas' Summerfest 20th Anniversary Concert, takes place tonight -- Friday, July 22, 2011, at 7 PM, in the new Amphitheater at the ArtsPark at Young Circle (intersection of US 1 and Hollywood Blvd.) Admission is Free.

Please note: THIS IS A CHANGE IN VENUE! This concert was originally scheduled to take place in Deerfield Beach.

Presented by the Symphony of the Americas and American Airlines, Summerfest is the longest running music festival to take place in Florida. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Summerfest 2011 features the internationally acclaimed Remenyi Ede Chamber Orchestra from Miskolc, Hungary joined by members of the Symphony of the Americas in a cultural exchange. Works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Vitali, Massenet, and other popular classical composers will be featured, along with solo performances by our own Hungarian-born Symphony of the Americas violin virtuoso, Laszlo Pap. 

Broward Center for the Performing Arts Seeks Teen Ambassadors


Broward Center Teen Ambassador Program 

2010 Teen Ambassadors

Broward Center for the Performing Arts is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Broward Center Teen Ambassador Program, in which local high school students attend performances and educational workshops at the Broward Center and provide information about their experiences to their peers through social networking.

Applications are available online and will be accepted from August 22 through September 9. Applicants must be high school students in Broward County as of August 23, 2011, attend one meeting per month at the Broward Center during the school year, maintain a minimum "B" average and have access to a computer and at least one social media account.

The program successfully launched last year, where 2010 Broward Center Teen Ambassadors worked backstage with the crew of the Broadway blockbusterWicked, participated in a dance workshop with the cast members of Burn the Floor and saw more than three dozen performances from every genre including Broadway, ballet, opera and classical music. Along the way, the students wrote in excess of 150 reviews and used social media to discuss their experiences with approximately 3,000 friends.

Limited to 24 participants, the program provides an insider's view of working behind the scenes at an arts organization that is consistently ranked in the top 10 venues in the world. Each participant will receive a Broward Center Teen Ambassador I.D. badge and earn community service hours.

For more information, visit www.browardcenter.org/teenambassador, or call 954-468-2689, or email: teenambassador@browardcenter.org.

  Build a Steady Income Stream 'Social Enterprise for Nonprofits' Workshop



Broward Cultural Division, ArtServe, Inc., Nova Southeastern University, and The Grantsmanship Center present a two-day workshop: Social Enterprise for Nonprofits on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21, 2011; 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The workshop will be held in Room 2053 of the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr., Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale. This workshop will benefit cultural nonprofit organization board members and development staff who must raise funds, artists and creative entrepreneurs, and members of the cultural community

Topics include: How to approach social enterprise in a way that supports your organization’s mission; How to evaluate a social enterprise opportunity; and How to develop, grow and diversify an earned income program. Participants will also participate in the development of a business plan - including market research, pricing strategies, operational plans, and financial analysis.

Rolfe Larson
has more than 20 years of experience managing and advising organizations in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He has served as an executive at Minnesota Public Radio as well the board of the Social Enterprise Alliance; he is a professor of marketing at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and holds an MBA from Yale University. He is the author of Venture Forth!, a book widely-recognized as the best layman’s manual on the topic of nonprofit enterprise.
Michael Whitehead-Bust has been managing and consulting with for-profit and nonprofit organizations as well as public charter schools for fifteen years. Whitehead-Bust is an expert in financial analysis and regularly speaks to national audiences on social enterprise and related topics. He has founded multiple for-profit and nonprofit businesses and holds an MBA in entrepreneurship and finance from Babson College.

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants in order to allow maximum interaction with the instructors and with the other participants. Broward County Cultural Council is offering tuition assistance to Broward County cultural arts organizations, artists, and creative businesses that complete the two-day program. This scholarship availability is on a first- come, first- served basis. For more information on scholarships, register and reserve your seat by CLICKING HERE.

For more information, call Adriane Clarke, grants specialist with the Broward Cultural Division at 954-357-7530.

This Project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment of the Arts


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Support the Arts -- Purchase a State of the Arts License Plate

Purchase of this specialty license plate will support Broward County arts, please visit your local auto tag agency.


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