July 11, 2013
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July 11, 2013
Broward Cultural Division Wins Four Awards
for Expertise in Communications
Broward Cultural Division is the recipient of four national Awards of Excellence from the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO), for information projects that show expertise in communications. For more than three decades NACIO's annual Awards of Excellence program has recognized the best works of county public information officers and state association of counties' communications staff. The competition honors a variety of communication projects that include public relations campaigns, brochures and publications, articles and press releases, videos and internet/electronic innovations.

In order of importance, the awards are given as: Best of Class, Superior, Excellent and Meritorious. The following is the class and category of the Division's winning entries:

Brochures, Multiple-page Booklets
Arts & Economic Prosperity IV
A campaign to inform the public that the arts have a $230 million economic impact in Broward County


Writing: Promotional/Persuasive Writing
Broward Cultural Division E-News
A bi-monthly, online newsletter that keeps its subscribing public up-to-date on highlighted cultural happenings in Broward County

Brochures, Multiple-page Booklets
A project to promote the website of arts and cultural listings in Broward County

Brochures, Multiple-page Booklets
Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute Campaign
The promotion of this educational institute that teaches artists how to become entrepreneurs, is now in its eighth year with more than 430 graduates
Cultural Quarterly - July 2013 Issue
Available Online Now!

A free service of the Broward Cultural Division, Cultural Quarterly fine arts magazine, provides in-depth articles on the local arts and culture scene, revealing profiles of exceptional artists and links to detailed listings of events and attractions.

To subscribe, visit www.broward.org/arts

For Artist Victoria Gitman..Desire is in the Details
By Rachel Galvin
Artist Victoria Gitman puts pointillism on its head, adding a new sheen to the style - although she doesn't label her work as such. While most pointillism can best be understood from afar, Gitman's work is best appreciated up close, very close. Her collection, On Display, showcases paintings of beaded vintage purses from the 1920s to 1940s primarily...read more

Broward's Cultural Organizations are Celebrating Milestones
By Julie Levin
There's a party going on for some of South Florida most beloved cultural organizations. Several of the groups that promote beautiful music, art and dance in our community are celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2013. The anniversaries provide proof of South Florida's passion for the arts, as well as the commitment of these local organizations to continue to provide them, even in the face of tight budgets. Congrats!...read more

New Fine Arts Building Inspires Broward College Renaissance
by Scott Miller
Upon entering into the enormous, brightly lit sculpture studio at Broward College's new fine arts building, one is tempted to think "I must be dreaming." Rows of butcher-block work tables greet the eye. A fully-equipped wood shop hums to life around the corner. Students work on designs at computer stations then return to the main studio to realize their designs in wood, plaster, stone and metal. The sculpture studio is just the beginning of this experience...read more

Duane Hanson Allied Artist Program Encourages Aspiring Artists
by Leslie Fordham
"One of the most wonderful things about artists is that no two of them are ever the same," says Broward Cultural Division's Public Art Administrator Leslie Fordham. Some focus on finding their muse in a studio environment, where a canvas on an easel fulfills their creative vision. Others seek a larger, more public stage - a park, a streetscape, an airport terminal. Still, people have to start somewhere - and in our community, that's where the Broward Cultural Division's Duane Hanson Allied Artist Award Program comes into play...read more

Other articles include:

Viva Florida 500, celebrating 500 years of Florida; and profiles on Broward Cultural Council member Alice Zendal Simon and Florida Power & Light Company's Business for the Arts of Broward member Juliet Murphy Roulhac.

To subscribe, visit www.broward.org/arts

Artist Harumi Abe's Exhibits 134 Days and 21 Hours
at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
"Dragon's island, 48"x36", Acrylic and Oil on canvas, 2011; 
Exhibit - "134 Days and 21 Hours"
"Dragon's island, 48"x36", Acrylic and Oil on canvas, 2011;
Exhibit - "134 Days and 21 Hours"

Broward artist Harumi Abe's artwork is presently on display at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) through September 30. The exhibition, titled 134 Days and 21 Hours, is located at the Lee Wagener Art Gallery, Terminal 2, departures level.

134 Days and 21 Hours embodies some of Abe's personal journey in search of 'home.' The artist says, "Mother Nature swirling around our house can be gentle and comforting, but sometimes is bent on destruction, as in the March 11 tsunami and earthquake in Japan that created the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. We build houses with the hope of creating something new but mostly reinvent the familiar places that comfort us. My painting process reflects this phenomenon. I create an abstract ground and use the mark as the guild to build the landscape for the home. I use semi-imaginary landscape as a vehicle to represent the sublime and its horror of the journey. Just as Albert Bierstadt painted American West as his Swiss Alps, every corner that I explore partly becomes Japan, my homeland.

Harumi Abe is an artist living and working in Hollywood, Fla. She has participated in many group exhibitions in South Florida including locations such as the David Castillo Gallery, Dorsch Gallery, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, the Frost Museum and the Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale. She has solo exhibited at Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Art@work and the Broward College South Campus Gallery, and her works are collected at Girls Club Collection, the Liza, Arturo Mosquera Collection and other private collections. Abe is scheduled to attend the Everglades Artist-in-Residence Program in July. For more information, please visit her website.

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.

Twenty-Five Organizations Reach Their Goal
Through power2give.org/broward
Become One of Them!

Twenty-five Broward County arts and cultural organizations/and artists, have reached their fundraising goals for projects in the community, though power2give.org/broward. Broward Cultural Division and Business for the Arts of Broward encourage all Broward-based cultural organizations and artists to set funding goals and achieve them, through power2give.org/broward, today!

Others are doing it and achieving their goals daily.

Since its launch in the Broward Community $115,000 has been raised through this interactive, online fundraising platform. No less than a month after launch, the first organization to reach its goal was Master Chorale of South Florida, meeting a goal of $8,512.21....a number than includes a 50 percent match from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.

Other projects that have been successfull Historic Stranahan House Museum for their audio assistive devices for tours, Coral Springs Museum of Art for their Teens and Culture = Digital Art and TM Sisters Curate Environmental Art Projects with Girls' Club Foundation.

Through the website, donors are able to give directly to arts and cultural projects seeking up to $10,000 in funding in Broward County. There is no charge for these organizations to post on the site.

Be a Donor with $5, $10 or $100
to an arts and cultural project of your passion


Raise the Funds Needed for your art project

Visit power2give.org/broward

Gold Coast Jazz Awards 27 Scholarships to Students
in Honor of Jeannette M. Russell

The Gold Coast Jazz Society hosted the 10th annual Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship Competition in this past April. More than forty students competed this year for scholarship awards and twenty-seven students were selected to receive scholarship awards this year by the organization's scholarship committee. Awards were based upon financial need and artistic ability.

2013 Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Camp Scholarship recipients include Zachary Auslander, Joshua Bermudez, Christian Dorsey, Ricardo Guerra, Sydney Henry, Cristian Hernandez, Zack McKinney, Diego Melgar, Christopher Mills, Jake Pardo, Joel Perez, Donovan Perry, Melinda Rodriguez, Franchesca Romero, Rashaan Salaam, DeMonn Sands and Ben Stocker.

Congratulations to the following students selected to receive a Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship for college tuition assistance to study jazz: Max Boiko (Dillard Center for the Arts), Anthony Burrell (Michigan State), Kevin Dorta (Miami-Dade College), Manuel Echazabal (University of Miami), Kelly Gonzalez (Florida International University), Markus Howell (graduating Senior from Dillard Center for the Arts), Jerry Jerome (Florida International University), Ashley Moss (Florida Memorial University), Noelle Rueschman (graduating Senior from Taravella High School), Nathanael Skinner (University of Miami).

Since the competition began, thanks to a generous bequest from the estate of Jeanette Russell, the Gold Coast Jazz Society has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to students from middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities pursing studies in jazz. Jeanette Russell, affectionately known as "Lady Jazz," was an avid jazz fan and frequently assisted jazz musicians in need.