July 27, 2012
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"Cruising School" Public Art Installation by
Larry Kirkland Adds Underwater Sparkle to Port Everglades

Artwork Cruising School
Artist Larry Kirkland
Port Everglades Cruise Terminal 18
Artwork Cruising School
Artist Larry Kirkland
Port Everglades Cruise Terminal 18

A school of shimmering fish suspended among crystal bubbles and golden waves will now greet passengers entering Port Everglades Cruise Terminal 18 as esteemed artist Larry Kirkland has installed his newest creation, Cruising School, into the homeport terminal of the world’s largest cruise ships, Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.

Selected through the Broward County Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program, Kirkland created the suspended interior artwork for the two-story atrium lobby at Cruise Terminal 18 that complements the building and enhances the cruise experience for embarking passengers. A swirling school of blue and green iridescent fish and large rolling golden waves greet passengers arriving at the terminal’s entryway atrium. The artwork is comprised of 300 painted aluminum fish suspended from an oval bracket. Rotating on ambient air currents, the fish activate the space with changing reflections and cast shadows.

“Every week, an average of 12,000 guests pass through this lobby area of the cruise terminal on their way to board the largest cruise ships in the world,” says Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Steven Cernak. “They will get a mini ‘wow’ in the lobby before the big ‘wow’ aboard the ship.”

Kirkland, a sculptor whose studio is based in Washington, D.C., received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kansas and his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from Oregon State University. In addition to pursuing the practice of public art for more than 25 years, the artist has served as advisor and juror for numerous public art projects. His versatility is demonstrated by more than 100 large scale completed public and private commissions such as the Federal Courthouse in Las Cruces, N.M., John Hopkins University Asthma Research Center in Baltimore, Md., the Putra World Trade Center in Malaysia, and artworks aboard megaships of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

More than 243 artworks have been installed at 99 locations throughout Broward County since Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program was launched in 1976. For a complete ONLINE TOUR of these artworks, please visit the Broward Cultural Division website.
Artist Candy Childrey Featured at Lee Wagener Art Gallery
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Crazy Bird, 30- x 26-
Artist, Candy Childrey
Crazy Bird, 30” x 26”
Artist, Candy Childrey

Candy Childrey’s artwork entitled The Family of Birds, is currently on exhibit at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, at the Lee Wagener Art Gallery, Terminal 2, Departures Level, through October 11, 2012.

“My images showcase the details of life, its little corners,” says Candy Childrey. “The loss of habitat in general has put many species of our wading birds in danger of disappearing completely. This exhibit showcases some of Florida’s more common birds and also, a few that are not so familiar.”

A self-taught photographer with a degree in chemistry and mathematics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now Randolph College), Childrey keeps her skills progressing by attending professional development seminars including Broward Cultural Division's Artist as Entrepreneur Institute.

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. Visit the Public Art & Design Tour on the Broward County website to see the full collection of Broward County Public Art and other artists who have exhibited in the Lee Wagener Art Gallery.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is located in South Florida in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Gold Coast. FLL is ranked 21st in the US in total passenger traffic and 13th in domestic origin and destination passengers. With more than 600 flights a day, FLL offers non-stop service to more than 60 U.S. cities and international service to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin American, and Europe. In 2011, FLL served 19.7 million domestic and 3.6 million international travelers.
CBS4's Shannon Hori to Emcee
Broward County's Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Event

CBS4’s Emmy Award-winning anchor, Shannon Hori will be the Master of Ceremonies for the 27th annual Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year event, on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6:00 p.m., at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

For 27 years, the Arts Teacher of the Year program has celebrated and showcased the artistic excellence of students and faculty of Broward County schools. Through a partnership among Broward Cultural Division, the School Board of Broward County, FL, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Business for the Arts of Broward and generous private sector donors, the Arts Teacher of the Year Program highlights an outstanding arts teacher and provides an opportunity for arts students to gain valuable experience performing in a high quality professional institution.

Shannon Hori came to CBS4 in June 2007 from KTVT/CBS 11/Dallas where she anchored the morning show; and has interviewed many newsmakers since her arrival in South Florida. She also contributes her time to many nonprofit organizations, including the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the March of Dimes. In addition, she serves as the spokesperson for Neighbors 4 Neighbors.

To become a sponsor, contact Lois Marino.

Please RSVP HERE for the 2012 Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year recognition event. For further information, contact Grace Kewl-Durfey at 954-357-7869.

Business for the Arts of Broward
Appoints Two New Members

Peggy Nordeen (l)
Dev Motwani (r)
Peggy Nordeen (l)
Dev Motwani (r)
Business for the Arts of Broward recently announced the addition of Dev Motwani, Managing Partner of Chieftain Properties, and Peggy Nordeen, CEO of Starmark International, to its Board of Trustees.

Business for the Arts of Broward engages businesses and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of the County’s arts and cultural community as well as to recognize the connection between cultural vitality, creative success and economic development.

Dev Motwani is Managing Partner of Chieftain Properties, a Florida-based real estate investment and development firm focused on purchasing distress commercial properties with significant redevelopment value. Dev also serves as Co-President and CFO of Merrimac Ventures where his responsibilities include overseeing the operations for the firm's real estate and hotel operations, handling all financings and legal aspects of the business, and overseeing the firm's development plans. Dev is also a partner with the Lauderdale Air Show, All American Windows and Doors, and Florida Aluminum Products.

As the CEO of integrated marketing agency Starmark, Peggy Nordeen presides over a robust roster of multi-national clients from her headquarter offices in Museum Plaza in Fort Lauderdale as well as offices in Orlando, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Among Starmark’s local clients are the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades, Cross Country Home Services, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Reunion Group and the Museum of Art l Fort Lauderdale. A 34-year-old company, Starmark was the first privately held company to be named five times in a row to the Inc 500 ranking of fastest growing companies and only one of three companies in the U.S. to be on the list seven times. Additionally, Peggy authors the “Competitive Edge” column for the South Florida Business Journal. She was also named South Florida Business Journal’s 2006 Business Woman of the Year/Entrepreneur and Broward’s 2009 Diamond CEO Award. In 2011, she accepted the first Florida International University Outstanding Social Responsibility award, recognizing Starmark’s corporate citizenship in the State of Florida. She is immediate past chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and serves on the boards of the Broward Workshop, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Tower Club and A Child Is Missing.

Community Foundation of Broward
Request for Proposals

Community Foundation of Broward invites you to take part in the Art of Community Engagement Challenge. The challenge seeks to award individual grants of $5,000 to $100,000 to support bold and innovative civic-engagement projects that utilize the arts to address issues of public concern.

With a population of 1.7 million people, Broward is larger than 13 states. Our rich diversity of residents from different countries and different cultures contribute to fragmentation of our population. Furthermore, with current trends of migration, sprawl, and increased mobility, many residents do not feel strongly connected to, or identify with, their communities. It is vital for the future of Broward to implement strategies to solidify individuals' connections to our county and to each other.

Are there problems facing your community?
Could they be solved if you had more community help?
Would you like to use the power of the arts to impact
social problems?

Attend an August 14 Workshop to learn how to develop great Art of Community Engagement Challenge programs that will: Impact issues of public concern through collaborative civic-engagement projects that use the arts; Recognize the arts are as being essential to community problem solving in Broward County; Connect residents to each other and to their community as they work together on meaningful projects.

Register here to attend the RFP workshop IMAGINE, DEFINE, DESIGN: Planning and Designing Arts-Based Civic Engagement Projects by Barbara Schaffer Bacon, on August 14, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. On the registration page, download the Art and Civic Engagement Tool Kit to complete prior to workshop. Bring your completed Tool Kit to the workshop. If you are unable to attend the workshop, it is recommended you complete the toolkit to help in the planning of your project

Click here for full RFP, to register and download Tool Kit.

Submit your proposal by September 10, 2012 through PhilNet: the Community Foundation of Broward's online grant application process.

This E-News is distributed by Broward Cultural Division.
If you have questions, contact Jody Leshinsky 954-357-7463.

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