September 4, 2009
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September 4, 2009 Newsletter Archive
In this issue: Natural Forces Public Art Show, Grant Workshop, Cultural Executives, Michele Guarino Exhibit, Micro Credit Workshop, Michele Oka Doner Public Art, Lorna Jordan Public Art

Natural Forces Exhibit Broward County Public Art & Design '06-'09

Natural Forces Public Art Show
Natural Forces: Broward County Public Art & Design '06 - '09 will run from September 4 - November 1, 2009 at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood , 1650 Harrison St. in Hollywood and then head on the road to the Coral Springs Museum of Art in the spring of 2010 - this project was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts .

There will be an opening reception held on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood , 1650 Harrison Street — $10 for non-members •Members are admitted free.

Natural Forces will showcase recent works of art within Broward County and is an extensive mixture of collaborative ideas with earth's natural elements at its center, resulting from a culmination of creative minds focused on the future and bringing awareness through art.  Additionally, nationally-renowned public artist Michele Oka Doner will give a special presentation on October 14, 2009, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.

For more information, call the Broward Cultural Division at 954-357-7457

Cultural Diversity Program Grant Application Workshop

workshopA Cultural Diversity Program (CDP) grant application workshop for eligible not-for-profit cultural organizations, hosted by the Broward Cultural Division, will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 , at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m . in the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale .

The CDP assists not-for-profit cultural organizations based in culturally diverse ethnicities (African, Latin, Asian-Pacific Islander, or Native American descent). The CDP seeks to preserve cultural heritages and traditions through the arts and to create opportunities for Broward citizens to experience culturally diverse/ethnic-specific cultural programs and events.

The application deadline is October 15, 2009 for the FY 2011 funding cycle. There is no fee for the workshop and interested persons may Register Online or call 954-357-7457.

For further information, contact Adriane Clarke at 954-357-7530.

Cultural Executives Meeting Wednesday, September 16, 2009


The Cultural Executives Committee (CEC) meeting of the Broward Cultural Council will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts , 201 SW 5 Street Fort Lauderdale, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.—in the Einstein Room

A Brown Bag Network Lunch begins at 11:30 am and the Business Agenda will run from Noon to 1:00 p.m. led by Chair Janet Erlick and Vice-Chair Hal Axler. The topic of discussion is "Cultural Tourism Opportunity." Meet Fernando Harb, Director of Sales for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and Lynn Hernandez, Regional Director for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

For more information, contact Vena Paylo at 954-357-6023

Michele Guarino's Artwork to be Exhibited at Lee Wagener Art Gallery

Michele Guarino

Broward County Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program announces an art exhibition at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, by artist Michele Guarino . The exhibition entitled Kinetic Energy, opens September 14, in the The Lee Wagener Art Gallery , Terminal 2, Departure Level, and will be on display for four months.

Lee Wagener Art Gallery offers Broward County artists an excellent opportunity to exhibit their work in a prominent, pre-security, high-traffic area in Terminal 2 of the airport departure level that is accessible to the public. Artists are selected through the Public Art & Design Program and exhibits are changed every four months. The far end of the gallery has been reserved for the exhibition of video artworks from Broward County’s permanent art collection. At present, Tree Rain , by Broward-based artists S uzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov, has been installed as the permanent video artwork.

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Micro-Credit Clinic and Business Plan Workshop for Artists

Micro credit

Broward Cultural Division and the South Florida Regional Planning Council will offer an informational clinic and workshop to assist applicants for the Artist Micro Credit Program on Thursday, September 24, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. This workshop is for prospective Broward-based artists to become familiar with the program's policies and guidelines.

The Artist Micro Credit Program is a community-based, revolving loan program created to respond to a broad range of artists’ needs, i.e: purchasing equipment, completing a project, or taking advantage of an opportunity. Loan applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Designed to assist Broward-based practicing, professionals, and emerging artists (of all disciplines) to advance their work and careers, these loans may help with projects that are not capable of being funded from other conventional sources.

Attendance at the workshop is highly recommended for Broward-based artists and alumni of the Artists as an Entrepreneur Institute . There is no fee for this workshop. Interested persons may Register Online .

For additional information, contact James Shermer , grants administrator, Broward Cultural Division at 954-357-7502.

Artist Michele Oka Doner Installs Artwork at Port Everglades, Terminal 18

Oka Doner

Artist Michele Oka Doner’s artwork Forces of Nature: Trade Winds & Ocean Currents portray's travel by wind and currents.

Located on the main floor of Terminal 18 in Port Everglades, passengers undergoing the embarkation process will experience the artwork at close range, while early arriving passengers seated in the mezzanine waiting area can enjoy looking down on it. Bronze inlays celebrate the diversity of seeds and pods that drift far and wide on ocean currents to wash up on South Florida shores. A large bronze globe sculpture anchors the other end of the design and swirling aggregates such as mother-of-pearl stand out in sparkling contrast to the dark green and blue terrazzo matrix.

When Terminal 18 opens in December, it will be home to the Oasis of the Seas , a 5,400 passenger cruise ship — an architectural marvel at sea.  

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Lorna Jordan's Island Garden Installed at Long Key Nature Center & Natural Area

Long Key

Artist Lorna Jordan's architectural sculpture artwork " Island Garden " was completed in August 2009 at Long Key Nature Center and Natural Area in Davie. Jordan designed a broad range of elements, such as pavilions, bridges, gathering spaces, towers, pathways, art elements around the site, gardens and water features. Approximately 120 ft. long by 88 ft. wide, Island Garden's visual interpretation is reminiscent of patterns in nature such as spirals, branches and partitions.

This artwork is conceived within the Broward County Park Bond Master Plan - Theatre of Regeneration: towards an aesthetic of layers, loops and lenses , a 20-year Master Plan for parks and natural areas in Broward County. Jordan's brilliant art master plan included Layers of meaning: Loops of physical and process-based connections and Lenses of jewel-like artworks, performances, and activities; with a particular focus on watersheds, the natural infrastructure of creeks, rivers, wetlands, ponds and estuaries.

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