November 15 2013
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November 15, 2013
New York's CultureNOW Founder Abby Suckle
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CultureNOW's Founder Abby Suckle
CultureNOW's Founder Abby Suckle

Broward Cultural Division's Friends of Public Art invites members of the community to attend a FREE lecture by Abby Suckle, founder of CultureNOW; and an opening reception for a new virtual gallery of Broward County’s public art on Monday, November 25, 7-8 p.m., at Florida Atlantic University’s metroLAB, 111 East Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

CultureNOW is an award-winning nonprofit organization that has revolutionized access to public art and architecture by creating a “Museum Without Walls” through its cell phone app and website. Today, is considered one of the largest and most comprehensive listings of public art and architecture in the country.

“Broward County has a world class public art collection and we are pleased to collaborate with CultureNOW and delighted that Abby Suckle will be here to talk about this amazing organization,” said Leslie Fordham, Public Art & Design Administrator for Broward Cultural Division.

Since 2001, Abby Suckle has collaborated with more than 75 public art programs nationwide to create a digital guide to public spaces.Thanks to CultureNOW it is possible to walk through a city or neighborhood with a cell phone and view public art on a map, listen to podcasts describing the work or listen to an interview with the artist. More than 15,000 images and 1,150 podcasts and videos recorded by artists, architects, historians and curators are on the CultureNOW website!

Abby Suckle and her team are currently in the process of adding a selection of Broward County’s public art to the CultureNOW website. Soon visitors and residents will have the ability to easily access images and information about the County’s public art. The lecture will serve as an “opening reception” to this virtual gallery of Broward County's public art on their smartphone, iphone or tablet!

Space is limited and anyone wishing to attend is encouraged to register. RSVP.

For more information contact Leslie Fordham at 954-357-753; and visit the Broward Cultural Division website to become a Friend of Public Art. There is no cost to Sign Up.

Brass Baritone Cappy Pillon
Sings at Naturalization Ceremony
Cappy Pillon
Cappy Pillon

Brass baritone Cappy Pillon will sing the National Anthem at a United States of America Naturalization Ceremony to be held at the Federal Building, 299 E. Broward Blvd., Courtroom B (2nd Floor) in Fort Lauderdale, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22.

Actor, singer, brass baritone Cappy Pillon brings numerous years of entertainment experience both national and international media and diverse involvement in both radio and television, sporting events and commercial genres.

Broward Cultural Division has been assisting the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida for several years by sending out a Calls to Artists who are able to perform at these Naturalization Ceremonies. Subscribe to the Opportunities in the Arts Newsletter, to be included.

Dedication Ceremony Set for
New Public Art in Coral Springs
ColorPlay, Artist Stephen Canneto
ColorPlay, Artist Stephen Canneto

A dedication ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 20 at 4:30 p.m. for the installation of ColorPlay, the new sculpture by artist Stephen Canneto, in celebrating the City of Coral Spring's 50th anniversary. The piece will be located at the City's east entryway on Atlantic Blvd.

ColorPlay was inspired by Coral Spring's historically strong foundation of families in the community. The sculpture's meaning and energy reflects the joy and vitality of people coming together to create, work and play in their community. ColorPlay's contemporary, sleek, stainless steel figures evoke the timeless traditions of people joined together across generations in work and play. "The multicolored glass disks symbolize the City's diversity and the array of life's challenges as opportunities for growth," says the artist. "My goal is to unite people with one another, the landscape and architecture in which we live, work and play, by creating works that energize and spark feelings of connection and pride."

The City of Coral Springs Public Art Program was established in 2003 and is funded by impact fees from private developers. For more information on the City's Public Art Program, please visit

Artist Dawn Roe Documents a Historic Event
at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Five videos, documenting the development of the new south runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, can now be viewed in Terminal 1, Concourse B; as well as online at the Broward Cultural Division website. These videos, the first in a series of multi-media installations are, Airfield Study (Sky, Piles, Ribbon); Airfield Study (Desert Top); Airfield Study (Ground); Airfield Study (Lights and Wall); and Airfield Study (Black, Dirt, Mound), each subtly and uniquely depict a different aspect of the construction of the airport’s new south runway and Terminal 4 expansion.

This unique and interactive Artist-in-Residence project will memorialize the development and construction of the airport expansion; and the transformation of the airport and surrounding areas through still photographs, video and a blog. The south runway is expected to be substantially complete by September 2014. Follow Dawn Roe’s Blog.

"Found myself thinking a lot about materials on this recent site visit. All of the stuff, the matter that I was actually paying attention to and looking at, but also the way I was working with my own materials – camera, tracking slide and fluid head tripod. Panning, tilting, sliding - watching everything transform through the camera’s viewfinder or LCD screen. The wind was really whipping around, which was great. Little weeds and grasses were flopping sideways and the plastic flags, tarps and ropes were all over the place. Birds too and of course planes taking off one after another. Always interesting to shift your gaze from ground level upward, the seemingly stable compacted dirt and concrete contrasting with the shimmering surfaces of water and sky just a glance above."

…So begins artist Dawn Roe's third blog entry for Between the Already and the Still More. Visit her blog to follow the progress.

Collector to Collector with Bonnie Clearwater
Premiering on WPBT Ch. 2
Bonnie Clearwater
Bonnie Clearwater
Tune in to the new WPBT2 (Channel 2) television series Collector to Collector. The series features NSU Museum of Art Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater in conversation with eight prominent art collectors who share their personal stories of building prestigious collections of contemporary and modern art, and the passions and rewards that motivate them. The next segment, a conversation with Andrew Hall, Ella Cisneros, and Paul and Estelle Berg, will be held on November 19, 7:30 pm.

The series airs as part of WPBT's Art Loft, and provides fascinating insight into how each collection evolved. Featured in other conversations are collectors Boris Hirmas, Rosalind Jacobs and Martin Margulies.