May 1, 2012
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In this issue:

  • A Message from Broward County Mayor John E. Rodstrom Jr.
  • Young At Art Expansion Opens May 5 & 6
  • Broward Cultural Division Receives NEA "ArtWorks" Grant
  • Creative Investment Program Workshop
  • Cultural Foundation of Broward Changes Its Name
  • Artist Janet Onofrey Featured at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  • Free Entry to Museums on First Full Saturday and Sunday for Summer Months
A Message From The Mayor
Broward County Mayor
John E. Rodstrom Jr.
Broward County Mayor
John E. Rodstrom Jr.

The floors, walls, even the ceilings of Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) will soon be transformed into works of art for the millions of passengers travelling to and from Broward County each year. Broward Commissioners approved the expenditure of more than $1.1 million dollars for the projects. In Terminal 4 at FLL, artist Brad Goldberg used the flow of ocean waves and the iconic curvy walls of Fort Lauderdale beach as the concept behind the terrazzo floor design that will cover 80,600 feet in the concourse area and 558 feet in the corridor that connects to Terminal 3.

An interactive walkway art project design by artist Cameron McNall will use powerful color changing LED lights to illuminate glass walls with moving patterns that animate in response to the movement of people. Artists Brad Goldberg and Cameron McNall collaborated to ensure that the floor design complemented the interactive walkway art, since both are located in the same terminal.

Terminal 3 at the airport is also landing a new terrazzo floor, designed by artists David Griggs and Scott Parsons. As airline passengers encounter the floor, a sense of mystery is enhanced through its scale and abstraction. In one area a school of hammerhead sharks pass silently through a cloud of dark blue waters, provoking a sense of beauty and the unknown. Starfish and stars appear together in reference to John Steinbeck’s writing from the Sea of Cortez. The design strives to evoke our comings and goings, affirmed by a painted sunset across the vast horizon of space and time.

Port Everglades will see the transformation of Terminals 2, 19 and 26. The integrated function of this art is to serve as wayfinders for the record setting number of cruise passengers that visit the Port annually. The highly visible plain walls of the elevator core in Terminal 26 will now be transformed by artist Carlos Alves into a monumental Fish Tank Wall that all passengers can get immersed in as they go upstairs to the second floor waiting room for embarkation.

In the passenger waiting area of Terminal 19, artist Mark Fuller will create schools of suspended fish that visually move in the desired direction of the passenger traffic flow within the terminal. In this way the Fish mobiles assist with direction by providing visual cues to the passenger as to where to go. The suspended fish also cast colorful shadows on the adjacent walls.

In Terminal 2, starfish and pelicans will lead passengers in the right direction and provide visual entertainment. Artist Xavier Cortada will design monumental scale starfish to be suspended from aluminum grids attached to the ceiling in the terminal’s main waiting room. A glass mosaic and ceramic mural depicting a “pelican’s path” will hang above the two staircases leading passengers from the ticketing portion of the terminal to the waiting area.

Functionally-integrated art will also be making an appearance on Broward Greenway Trails. Commissioners approved integrated art that will be located along the New River and State Road 84, the C-14 canal and Cypress Creek Road and Flamingo and Hiatus Roads. The functional public art amenities include: seats with canopies, trash receptacles, bicycle racks, ceramic trail-markers, and decorative ceramic trail-way splitter islands.

These works of art will serve our residents and visitors, enhancing Broward County’s broad array of rich cultural opportunities with a public purpose.

John E. Rodstrom Jr.
Broward County Mayor

Young At Art Expansion
Grand Opening

On Saturday May 5, from noon to 6 p.m;
and Sunday May 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Young At Art Museum welcomes you
to the grand opening of the spectacular
new Museum and Broward County Library!

The opening will feature live performances and art activities representing nations from around the world representing a multicultural theme ; there will also be guest appearances by artists whose works will be a permanent feature in the new Museum.

Young At Art Museum is located at 751 SW 121 Ave. in Davie. Visit the Website:, for more information or call 954-424-0085.

Broward Cultural Division Receives
NEA "Art Works" Grant

National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman recently announced that Broward County Cultural Division is one of 788 not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide to receive an NEA "Art Works" grant. Broward County was one of 16 recipients in the State of Florida.

Broward Cultural Division is recommended for a $40,000 grant that will provide creative incentives and customized resources to local artists for projects that engage artistically underserved communities and provide lifelong learning activities for youth and adults, through the Creative Artist Advancement Program (CAAP).

The 788 “Art Works” grants total $24.81 million and support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.

CAAP targets individual artists, and adults and youth who frequent parks, libraries, human service or community centers in revitalization areas and low income neighborhoods. The goals are to increase the number of creative artist-led projects and to provide artists with specialized professional development that focuses on tools and techniques for working in neighborhood settings. Project activities will include: Arts Education; Public Art Projects; and Education and Professional Development Seminars.

The NEA received 1,624 eligible applications under the "Art Works" category for this round of funding, requesting more than $78 million in funding. For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at

Broward County is home to more than 6,000 arts-related businesses that employ more than 23,000 people. For further information on this grant award, contact Grace Kewl-Durfey, 954-357-7869.

Creative Investment Program Workshop
for Broward-Based Artists and Not-for-Profit Organizations

Dance Brazil
Dance Brazil

Broward Cultural Division invites Broward-Based artists to a workshop on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 5:30 p.m; and a workshop for not for profit cultural organizations, on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 5:30 p.m., for the Third Cycle of the Creative Investment Program. Both workshops will be held in the Broward County Main Library, Cybrary Computer Lab, 7th Floor, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

The workshop will also cover how to submit an online application.

The purpose of the Creative Investment Program is to assist eligible Broward County not-for-profitcultural organizations with annual operating revenues of less than $100,000, to fund small cultural projects for which applicants have not received funds through any other Cultural Division program. The project must be an exhibition, a performance or other arts activity. Click HERE to register for this workshop.


To assist eligible Broward-based practicing professional artists to fund small but complete, cultural projects in Broward County, for which applicants have not received funding through any other Cultural Division program. The project must be an exhibition, a performance or other arts activity. Click HERE to register for this workshop.

For more information on the eligibility requirement for either Artists or Organizations, please visit the Broward Cultural Division website.

Creative Investment Program awards will be given on a funds-available basis. The next Creative Investment application deadline is June 1, 2012 for projects implemented after August 1 through September 30, 2012 or October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013. There is a limited amount of funding available for this cycle.

For more information, please call Adriane Clarke, grants specialist, 954-357-7530.

Artist Janet Onofrey Featured at Lee Wagener Art Gallery
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Key Limed, 16- x 20,- Oil on Canvas
Artist, Janet Onofrey
Key Limed, 16” x 20,” Oil on Canvas
Artist, Janet Onofrey

Janet Onofrey's artwork will be on display in an exhibition entitled Unseen, at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The exhibition, at the Lee Wagener Art Gallery, Terminal 2, Departures Level, will run through July 8, 2012.

A resident of South Florida since 1995, Janet Onofrey was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and today lives in Fort Lauderdale. As a child, she began studying art in the Tam O'Shanter art program offered at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, where she was exposed to the masters of art. This exposure at a young age fueled her passion, stirring a pursuit to create, and inspires her artistic vision today.

"We live in a time and culture where millions of images bombard our senses at incredible speeds relentlessly. There are things we don't see, even when we are looking straight at them, and other things we stare at obsessively, so that we are blind to everything else. Such is human nature," says Onofrey. "My Unseen body of work questions what we prefer to see, that which is taken for granted, and the passage of time."

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.

An application workshop that will teach artists how to submit electronic applications in response to Call to Artists for the Lee Wagener Art Gallery will be held on May 15, 2012, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Click Here to RSVP

Artists are encouraged to bring digital files containing a resume and images of artwork. Artists with laptops are encouraged to bring them. This is an excellent opportunity for artists to show their artwork to thousands of people traveling through the airport.

For more information on either the exhibition or the workshop, contact Christina Roldan, Public Art and Design project manager at 954-357-8542.

The Cultural Foundation of Broward Announces
New Name, New Logo and Programs

The Cultural Foundation of Broward has rebranded and changed its name to Business for the Arts of Broward; says Jarett Levan, chair of Business for the Arts of Broward. The non-profit organization changed its name to better reflect its mission to engage businesses and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of Broward County’s arts and cultural community as well as to recognize the connection between cultural vitality, creative success and economic development.

In addition to announcing its new name, the organization today also:

  • Unveiled its new logo
  • Unveiled a new Facebook page
  • Confirmed its slate of trustees for 2012
  • Introduces several new programs

Business for the Arts of Broward’s goal is to engage business leaders across the county to support the arts and take a hands-on approach to find resources that help drive its mission. As part of its on-going efforts, Business for the Arts of Broward has introduced a number of programs and events to better engage local businesses with the arts including its innovative Art in the Workplace workshops and the upcoming Take the Tour event.

The on-going Art in the Workplace program affords local businesses the opportunity to bring art to the workplace by inviting an artist or musician to conduct a workshop for their employees or invite a local artist to display or perform his or her work for their staff to enjoy. The Take the Tour event, co-hosted by Business for the Arts of Broward and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, will escort a select group of Broward executives on a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of some of Broward County’s best cultural treasures, and see the creative talents offered in our community.

Free Entry to Museums
on Saturday and Sunday

Bank of America’s Museum on Us program offers each of their cardholders one free general admission on Saturday and Sunday on the first full weekend of each month. Cardholders can visit for free, one of nine South Florida museums.

South Florida museums participating:

IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Museum in Dania Beach
The Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale
The Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale
South Florida Science Museum in West Palm Beach
Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach
Miami Art Museum
Miami Children's Museum
Miami Science Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami

Click here for the deal.

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If you have questions, contact Jody Leshinsky 954-357-7463.