February 1, 2013
|Earl Bosworth Takes the Helm of the Broward Cultural Division|
Broward Cultural Division welcomes Earl Bosworth in his new role as director of Broward County's local arts agency, the Broward Cultural Division. Bosworth returns to the Division after serving a three-year stint as president of ArtServe Inc., Broward's not-for-profit arts service agency; and prior to that, as assistant director for the Cultural Division for almost seven years. “Returning to the Division is a remarkable opportunity for me— I am honored to lead such a phenomenal agency,” says Bosworth. "My last few years with ArtServe gave me insight into the artists and not-for-profit organization's perspective in the community; and that, added to my public administration and corporate experience will serve me well in this new venture. I am very excited to be back."
Bosworth brings the delicate mixture of artistic sensibilities to structured public administration with more than 23 years management experience in the public and private sectors; with the last ten years devoted to arts administration. He is also a professional musician and published songwriter.
During his tenure at ArtServe, Bosworth developed several new strategic partnerships with nonprofits and the corporate world to assist ArtServe in carrying out its important mission for local emerging artists. While at the Cultural Division, he was responsible for policy and budget development, strategic planning and division business operations.
He held other posts with Broward County including regulatory operations manager for Consumer Affairs and interim director for the Animal Care and Regulation Division. Before joining the County in 2000, Bosworth served as Assistant Administrator for the Wynmoor Community Council, Inc. where he was responsible for assisting in the management of a $23 million operating budget and a staff of 180 employees. He also spent four years with the State of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Bosworth holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from the Florida State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He has served on a number of local, state and federal boards over the course of his career, the most recent being the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Community Services Advisory Board which he resigned to take up this position at Broward Cultural Division. He also serves as a judge in the Youth Leadership Broward Program. He lives in Coconut Creek with his three children Kara, Brennan and Ally.
|Artist Cheryl Foster Completes Artwork|
for Roosevelt Gardens Community Center
Artist Cheryl Foster recently completed an artwork for Broward County's Public Art & Design Program, located in Roosevelt Gardens Park - a 5-acre neighborhood park with a 4,500 sq. ft. community center that opened in November 2007.|
Foster created a multi-piece artwork that is located in the computer room and lobby of the community center, in the form of a series of tableaus that illustrate desired themes: education, family values, diversity, sharing, learning, parents teaching and sharing with children, and strong male presence. For example, Rock Solid, illustrates a strong family unit connecting to technology; Science Project displays an elder helping with a volcano science project; and Layup Shot shows a basketball duo. The paintings are displayed above eye level, and appear to float on the walls.
|Making it in the Art World |
with Author and Artist Brainard Carey
Artists, gallery owners and creative entrepreneurs are invited to hear author and artist Brainard Carey speak at a closing forum for the exhibition Doing Business As.Artist Entrepreneurs, DBA 2013, on February 27, 5:30 - 7 pm. D.B.A 2013 features 10 South Florida artists who are graduates of the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI). This fifth annual exhibition will be located at gallery six, in the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale opened in January.|
Author and artist Brainard Carey lectures/talks are customarily in a Question and Answer format that includes book signings. His visit to Broward County will include an overview of the author's books: Making it n the Art World: New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money; New Markets for Artists: How to Sell, Fund Projects, and Exhibit Using Social Media, DIY Pop-Ups, eBay, Kickstarter, and Much More. Visit tawd.wildapricot.org/ for more.
The exhibition artists and its founding members, artists LeeAnna Yater, Virginia Fifield, and Jacklyn Laflamme, promise outstanding artwork from well-known local artists such as Jim Bobick, Alexis Caputo, Candy Childrey, Tate Earle, Renee Falsetto, Mary Rose Harding, R. Lewis Hooten, Ry Nielsen, Klawdia Proia and Isaberl Perez Salazar, all AEI graduates. Additionally, Ry Nielsen will serve as team coordinator for 2013 dba..., with ample assistance from Frank Crowley, JoAnn Nava and Susan Clifton.
Exhibition hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday: Noon to 8 p.m. For more info, please visit: www.artistsdoingbusinessas.com.
The events and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Brainard Carey will also speak at the following venues:
Tuesday, February 26, 7 - 8 PMSouth Florida Artists Association, Inc. Lauderhill Art Center 5450 NW 19th Street,Lauderhill, FL 33313Artist "Meet-up."In conjunction with the South Florida Artists Association, Inc.Lecture/Talk with Q & A and Book SigningRSVPWednesday, February 27, 1 - 2 PMPearl Artist and Craft,1033 E. Oakland Park Blvd,Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334Lecture/Talk with Q & A and Book SigningRSVPThursday, February 28, 7 - 8 PMThe Girls' Club Foundation, Inc.117 NE 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301Lecture/Talk with Q & A and Book SigningRSVP
For more information, please call Adriane Clarke, grants specialist, 954-357-7530.
|Broward Cultural Council Welcomes|
Gold Coast Jazz's Pamela Dearden
The Broward Cultural Council recently welcomed Cultural Executive Committee Chair and Executive Director of Gold Coast Jazz Pamela Dearden to Broward County's cultural arts advisory board. Dearden will be part of the 24-member team that makes recommendations to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. The Broward Cultural Council, created in 1977, is dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of Broward County through the development of the arts.
Appointed by the Cultural Executive Committee, Dearden brings to this new role, 25 years in arts management and administration experience. She has been the Executive Director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society since 2004. Prior to that she dedicated more than six years with the Florida Philharmonic's Orchestra in management in the areas of education, outreach, grants management and administration of the Chorus. In addition, Dearden has been employed as the administrative director and business manager of Florida's Singing Sons Boychoir and the assistant manager for The Opera Guild of Fort Lauderdale.
|Third Avenue Annual Art Walk |
Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Free Trolley,
Saturday February 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
In 1995 four visual artists grouped their studios just north of Broward Blvd on NE Third Avenue. They had the vision of luring other artists to form a visual arts district in Fort Lauderdale. Since then seven other creative individuals have joined in buying or leasing studio space in the area currently known as the Third Avenue Art District. In the professional world, these artists are national and international award-winning talents, visible in museum, public and private collections. Join in the annual artwalk in celebration of this entrepreneurial group on Saturday, February 2, from 6 - 10 p.m.|
Participating once again will be the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale-Nova Southeastern University, extending their hours until 9pm for this special event. Exhibitions include: Foto Fort Lauderdale (Diane Arbus, Elliot Erwitt, Vic Muniz), Return to the Ashcan and Warhol Cars.
Also featured in this year's Artwalk is an exhibition presented by Girls' Club, a non-profit alternative space exhibiting contemporary art by women. The current exhibit, Following The Line, curated by Carol Jazaar is a selection of drawings, mostly from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.
Free trolleys will be available to escort visitors from one location to another throughout the night. This is a special chance to meet the artists or even start an art collection. It is an opportunity to engage in the creative experience of the artist's studio setting and to purchase professional artwork. This experience is only offered to the public once each year.
For more information visit www.thirdavenueartdistrict.com.
|Let's B Cultured |
Riverwalk A & E District
February 1 through June 30
The Riverwalk A&E District's/B Ocean Fort Lauderdale's "Let's B Cultured!" package combines Fort Lauderdale's amazing cultural opportunities with a magnificent stay at one of the city's best hotels. The package offers a savings of more than $70 over buying the features a la carte.
Available from Feb. 1 - June 30, 2013, the package is based on a double occupancy, 2-night minimum stay and includes: 3-day/2-night stay in a captivating oceanfront guestroom at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale; $30 wine card at B'stro on the Beach at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale; Riverwalk A & E District art kit (coloring pencils); admission for 2 to Bonnet House Museum & Gardens; admission for 2 to Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale; 2 Water Taxi tickets; and the opportunity to upgrade to the Club Level experience at Broward Center for the Performing Arts for one of many Broadway shows, concerts or dance performances. Package rates start at $219 per room, per night excluding taxes and service charges. A special rate of $33 per child will be added for children (ages 4 to 18) staying with their parents in the same guestroom; maximum occupancy of four guests per room. Reservations are subject to availability; some restrictions may apply.