Entertainment Complex in Miramar Moves Forward with New Director at the Helm
In October 2014, the City of Miramar will break ground on its new entertainment complex, which will be located at Miramar Regional Park. The complex will feature a 5,000-seat amphitheater, Grande Promenade and corporate pavilion.
The park is situated on 172 acres - and with the addition of the entertainment complex the goal is to make the City of Miramar a global destination location.
Entertainment industry executive Valerie Norman Gammon will head the city’s efforts as the newly appointed director of cultural affairs. Gammon comes to Miramar having worked in senior capacities with top media corporations including Essence Communications, Time Warner, CBS, HBO, BET and FOX.
Her responsibilities in Miramar also include overseeing the existing 800-seat Miramar Cultural Center, the Shirley Branca Memorial Park band shell in Historic Miramar, corporate branding, marketing and sales, production and global business development. CQ
Two Broward County Cities Awarded "Our Town" Awards
Two Broward County cities were among the recipients of 66 Our Town grants totaling more than $5 million from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grants were awarded in 38 states nationwide in the program’s fourth year of funding.
The City of Pembroke Pines received $50,000 to support the design of the new Pembroke Pines Civic Center’s performing arts facilities and plaza, along with creating a multi-disciplinary arts demonstration project. The City of Tamarac received $25,000 in support of the design of a new civic gathering place in Sunset Point Park and to establish a symbolic piece of public infrastructure for this city located adjacent to the Florida Everglades.
The Pembroke Pines Civic Center will break ground in the fall of 2014 and will incorporate a 180,000-square-foot multi-purpose facility housing city offices and a Performing Arts Great Hall that will accommodate 3,500 audience members and offer flexible seating and professional staging options. The complex also includes a Loft Theater seating 800, an 8,000-square-foot stand-alone Arts Center opening to the Plaza, a one-acre Central Plaza connecting the Civic Center to the planned City Center and a mixed-use walkable residential, retail, entertainment and office district.
The City of Tamarac’s project will engage the community in a series of public meetings and workshops to design a new park structure – a combination environmental education space and viewing platform – that will connect residents with South Florida wetlands and ecology, provide a place to view the Everglades and create an iconic design for the city when drivers pass along the Florida Turnpike’s Sawgrass Expressway. CQ
For a complete listing of projects recommended for Our Town grant support, Click Here.
Art in Public Places:
Art is an integral part of the fabric of a city. It helps to tell the story of a city, creates a unique sense of place, contributes to community vitality and stimulates new economic growth.
In partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale, Riverwalk unveiled its Art in Public Places Program with the initial installation of four pieces along Riverwalk. The program supports art that is creative, well-crafted and integrated into the physical, cultural and historical aspect of the community.
The pieces in this initial installation includes sailboats from Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale by local artist Pat Anderson, the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, the Downtown Development Authority and a magnificent mosaic sailfish from local artist Nadine Egan Floyd.
Now you can be a part of this movement with a commemorative signature tile.
The first four pieces of Art in Public Places will be mounted to a 3-foot-wide x 6-foot-long x 4-and-a-half-foot-tall concrete pedestal.
The top 12 inches of each pedestal contains two rows of 6-inch-tall x 12-inch-wide porcelain tiles. Each of these limited addition tiles can be engraved with two lines of text.
Funds raised from tile sales support Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. Some of Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale’s iconic contributions to the park include the Victorian clock in the historic district, Riverwalk benches, colorful banners and the mosaic tile mural on the Andrews Avenue Bridge. CQ
For details or to download a brochure, Click here