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2013 Arts Teacher of the Year Nominations - Due: May 31

Public Artwork, Vendor with Walkman, Receives a Conservation 'Dusting' Raises more than $96,000 in First Three Months

Join One...Experience All 17! BAMM!

Brunch on the Beach: Bringing Art to the Beach

2013 Arts Teacher of the Year
Nominations Due: May 31

The 2013 Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year application deadline is fast approaching. Broward County's public, private and charter school principals and teachers are invited to nominate arts teachers for this Honor of Excellence in four categories this year: dance, music, theater and visual arts. There will be one award in each of the categories. The application deadline is May 31, 2013.

Have you nominated your arts teacher yet?

With guided anticipation, the four winners will be announced on the night of the event, November 6, 2013, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The occasion will be cast with some of the finest art students and teachers in Broward County, along with local businesses, as well as attendees from county and city partnerships who support the importance of excellence in arts education. Performances and exhibit showcases from the best students in Broward County, in a variety of program formats, will add to the festivities on a night that celebrates Arts Excellence!

This year, the application deadline is May 31, 2013, and arts teachers may also submit their own applications. Visit the Broward Cultural Division website for guidelines and online application.

For 27 years the Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year Program, in partnership with The School Board of Broward County, FL, has showcased the artistic excellence of students and faculty in Broward County schools by honoring outstanding arts teachers for their contribution and dedication to arts in the classroom. Now in its 28th year, Florida Power & Light Company has come forward for the second time as this year's title sponsor, with Business for the Arts of Broward board members Alan Levy, CEO Great American Farms and Juliet Murphy Roulhac, Regional Manager, FP& L Co. and Superintendent of Schools Robert W. Runcie were named as Honorary Chairs; and the law firm of Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A. as a sponsor.

This year's event will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, in Fort Lauderdale. Please RSVP online. For further information, contact Grace Kewl-Durfey.

Duane Hanson Public Artwork Vendor with Walkman
Receives a Conservation 'Dusting'

Duane Hanson , Vendor with Walkman, Sculpture-Bronze, 8' x 8' x 15', Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, 1990
Duane Hanson , Vendor with Walkman, Sculpture-Bronze, 8' x 8' x 15', Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, 1990

Public artwork, Vendor with Walkman, by artist Duane Hanson, received a 'dusting' in April. The popular artwork, featuring a seated 30+ year-old male wearing a red T-shirt, blue pants, baseball cap and listening to a walkman radio/cassette during a break, is located in the Departure Level, Terminal 3, at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Broward County received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts' Save Outdoor Sculptures! program in 1995 for their initiative to allocate 15 percent of all public art funds to the conservation, maintenance and curatorial needs of each piece of artwork. This Broward County Commission program was cited for its foresight in choosing to conserve and protect art for future generations in what may be one of the few public art conservation programs of its type in the nation.

Conservation within the program also includes the cataloguing and maintenance of every artwork in the public art collection. With a database that records the location on each piece, fabrication, material, dimensions and medium, the program's consultants keep a pulse on the nature and life of the artworks within its jurisdiction. Additionally, every five years, a review of each artwork, its condition and value, is conducted by an independent appraiser. Conservation ensures this County-wide program its durability, inventory management and maintenance on artistic value.

Duane Hanson is an internationally-renowned American artist who was based in Broward County. The late Hanson began sculpting figural life casts in the 1960s, often featuring quite violent subjects. Later, he moved to featuring life-sized, hand-painted and clothed people, in various materials, including polyester resin, fiberglass, Bondo, or bronze , often engrossed in mundane activities. Mimicking the realistic and blemished human skin, the sculptures are often exhibited with no clearly-defined boundaries separating them from the viewer, with amusing results, at times.

In addition, the Duane Hanson Allied Artist program was created to provide local artists the opportunity to work with experienced artists commissioned for projects of $50,000 or more by Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program. The local artist also gains the technical and administrative expertise needed to compete within the field of public art. Allied Artists are paired with commissioned artists, based on their level of experience, artistic medium and general interests.
Raises More Than $96,000
Business for the Arts of Broward announced that it has raised more than $96,000 in the first 90 days of the launch of its new online site The new crowd-source funding platform empowers donors to give directly to local arts and cultural projects that inspire them. Nonprofit organizations list needs for a specific project - for example, tuition for low income children to attend a summer dance camp program or set design for an upcoming production. People visiting the site are able to pick a project that interests them and make a donation with as little as $5. With tools and resources for both donors and cultural organizations, makes posting, donating and promoting projects convenient and engaging.

While many active projects remain live on the site, contributions to 12 projects have been fully funded. These include projects from the Master Chorale of South Florida, Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, Stranahan House, Pablo Malco Foundation, Chameleon Musicians, Inc., Coral Springs Museum of Art, Gold Coast Jazz Society, the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. has been supported with a $75,000 matching grant from the Knight Foundation and additional platform support from the Broward Cultural Division.

"This museum has never conducted an online campaign before and we decided to take the plunge by trying to upgrade some of our technology." said April Kirk, Executive Director of the Historic Stranahan House Museum. "We were thrilled when our first project was funded in 45 days!"

Brunch on the Beach
ArtServe Celebrates Local Fort Lauderdale Flavor

l-r: I. Lee; M. Rubin;
J. Abbate & M. Brant Perna
l-r: I. Lee; M. Rubin;
J. Abbate & M. Brant Perna
ArtServe, Broward County’s premier art service organization which provides progressive events, programs and services that help artists turn art into business, recently hosted a kick off reception for ArtServe’s Brunch on the Beach, a unique partnership with local Fort Lauderdale beachfront restaurants to integrate art into their venues this summer.

Beginning Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and continuing on every Sunday through July, participating restaurants in ArtServe’s Brunch on the Beach will offer food and drink specials paired with unique art works and art happenings from ArtServe member artists. Restaurateurs, community leaders and local artists were on hand for the announcement.

“ArtServe’s Brunch on the Beach is a fun, artful initiative that will attract tourists and locals to the beach during the off-season and will brand the beach as a destination for art, culture, fine food and craftsmanship,” said Jaye Abbate, president and CEO of ArtServe. “We have terrific restaurants that are participating now and our hope is to expand this to even more locations moving forward.”

The restaurants that will feature art and food and beverage specials are Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Café Del Mar, East End Brasserie, Rock Bar, S3, Sangrias, Spazio and St. Barts.
Join One, Experience All 17...
June 1 - 30, 2013
June 1 - 30, 2013

It's time to have fun and visit 17 attractions and museums during the month of June. Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM) kicks off on June 1. During the month of June members of any one of the 17 cultural institutions in Broward County, and south Palm Beach County, receive free general admission to all participating venues.

So, what are you waiting for? JOIN ONE AND EXPERIENCE ALL 17!

Discover what awaits you right in your backyard. Each attraction or museum offers an experience for all ages. Spend an evening enjoying a movie at Cinema Paradiso; learn all about fish at IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame enjoy the beauty of the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in Fort Lauderdale or trek out and celebrate Seminole Indian traditions at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, or the original Peanuts drawings at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, and so much more.

Members of these attractions and museums will receive free entry with proof of membership to any of the participating venues. Special events may not be included.

Participating organizations in 2013: