October 31, 2013
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October 31, 2013
Attend a A Secret Event!
Arrive Early to Ensure You Don't Miss this Public Art Flash!
A Secret Event!
A Secret Event!

Broward Cultural Division’s Friends of Public Art Program will hold a Secret Event for the first time ever!

Broward County’s Friends of Public Art program is a new initiative designed to encourage the community to actively engage with Broward County’s Public Art & Design program and to enjoy and become knowledgeable about its 'museum without walls.'

This outdoor event that will be a remarkable photo opportunity for the press and a fun and interactive experience for the community.

The event will take place just east of the railroad tracks on the Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale. The site was chosen for its column-like public artwork titled Cascade Arch, by artist Barry Tinsley. People attending the Riverwalk’s Jazz Brunch will be encouraged to view the flash mob and Media Lab will be filming the event.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Noon.
Arrive Early to Ensure you Don't Miss This Public Art Secret Surprise!

For information on day of the event, contact Leslie Fordham, public art & design administrator at (717)-723-2305.

Finalists Announced for Broward County
2013 Arts Teacher of the Year

Broward Cultural Division and Business for the Arts of Broward are proud to name 12 Broward County Arts Educators as the esteemed finalists for these excellence in arts education awards.

Broward County’s 28th Arts Teacher of the Year celebration will be held on Wednesday, November 6, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Broward Cultural Division's Director, Earl Bosworth will perform with his band, Speaking Volumes.

The finalists have been selected from Broward County's public, private and charter schools for this honor in arts excellence. This is the first year that there will be one winner in each of the four categories (dance, theater, music and visual arts), and announced on the night of the event.

On an occasion that is scheduled to be cast with some of the finest arts students and teachers in Broward County, local businesses and attendees will show support for the importance of excellence in arts education. Performances and exhibitions will add to the festivities. RSVP

The twelve finalists are:

Heather Fingerer, Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science
Aimee Sangster, New Renaissance Middle School
Toranika Washington, University School of Nova Southeastern

Daniel Slowik, Falcon Cover Middle School
Michelle Terl, Parkway Middle School of the Arts
Jason Zembuch, South Plantation High School

Ysomar Echazabal Granados, St. Bonaventure Catholic School
Matthias Hubsch, Forest Glen Middle School
John Nista, Ramblewood Middle School

Alison Eager, Seminole Middle School
Wendi Librach, Flamingo Elementary
Keri Porter, Wingate Oaks Center

For more information contact Grace Kewl-Durfey at 954-357-7869.

Cultural Tourism Grant Program Workshop
to be Held on November 6, 2013

Symphony of the Americas, CTP Recipient
Symphony of the Americas, CTP Recipient

The Broward Cultural Division announces a Cultural Tourism Grant Program Application Workshop for the Fiscal Year 2015 funding cycle on Wednesday, November 6 at 2 p.m., at the Broward County Main Library, Bienes Conference Room, 6th floor. The purpose of this grant program is to create arts and cultural projects that promote tourism in Broward County.

Municipalities, agencies or political subdivisions of state government and sovereign Native American nations located in Broward County may apply. Broward-based, not-for-profit, cultural organizations that meet eligibility requirements for funding from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, may also apply. Recent recipients have included: Broward County Film Society, City of Fort Lauderdale, Riverwalk a&e District Consortium, and Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.

Applicants must provide a one-to-one cash match. All activities funded under this program must be of high artistic quality and must contribute to Broward County’s role as an attractive tourist destination. The program may fund exhibitions, performances and other cultural activities, including projects and festivals which contain the development of new activities and marketing to attract tourists. The workshop will also cover submission of online applications.

The application deadline is January 27, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

Please Register Online; and contact Adriane Clarke Broward Cultural Division grants specialist, at 954-357-7530, for further information about this grant.

Cultural Quarterly 2013 Fall Issue
Available Now Online!

A free service of the Broward Cultural Division, Cultural Quarterly fine arts magazine, is a one of a kind, online publication about the arts and culture in Broward County. It 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.

Subscribe today at www.broward.org/arts

Exploring Nature through Clay Artist Janis Kolenda
By Helene Foster

As a child growing up in a small town in Michigan, Janis Kolenda was always infatuated with nature. As an adult living in South Florida, she is just as much the explorer, combining her artwork with nature and sharing a love of art with children and adults in the community. Read more

Miami City Ballet Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez Prepares for Her Debut Season
By Roberto Santiago

A destiny-changing suggestion by her physician to take ballet lessons to strengthen her legs led Miami City Ballet’s Artist Director Lourdes Lopez on a phenomenal journey of passion, creation and inspiration.. Read

Unleashed Expression: Public Art Brings Creativity to the Masses
By Rachel Galvin

Since the very beginning of civilization, people have been making sense of their world through art, from cave paintings to the pyramids. Public art has become larger than life, a testament to the power of civilization itself. Today, public art's message is more nuanced. Read more

Change Agents: Who, What and Why?
By Samantha Rojas

Change Agents usually take a different twist on things; it’s their nature. So, this is a story about an Artist as an
Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) graduate who helped to change and develop doing business as… (dba) -a small and growing offshoot movement of AEI, that is turning heads and making waves. Read More

To subscribe, visit www.broward.org/arts

Follow the Link to
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Broward College’s Bailey Hall will be the venue for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, a 20th anniversary tour of the country’s biggest and baddest swing band. From the movie Swingers to the Super Bowl halftime show, this band has done it all.

Rattle Them Bones Tour performs at Bailey Hall on the Broward College Central Campus in Davie on Thursday, November 7; and there is a $5 discount for all who follow this link; Click on the “8pm” under the show title. Visit www.baileyhall.org for tickets and more information.
Dillard High School Art Students
to Exhibit at Bonnet House

Dillard High School art students will be exhibiting 10 works of art during Bonnet House’s 7th Annual Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival. The exhibition is titled NatureScapes @ Bonnet House -thirty-five acres with five ecosystems, numerous plants, a variety of orchids, and many beautiful objects provided inspiration for this
exhibition. The works will create a visual scrapbook of the diversity of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. The Exhibit will be on display in the newly renovated Island Theater, December 7, 2013 – January 5, 2014 with a reception on Sunday, December 8 at 2pm.

In addition to the unique collection of art, exotic orchids and plants sold by over 40 local vendors, the two-day event will feature gourmet food trucks, libations, orchid care lectures, cooking and gardening demonstrations, a silent auction display, live music and a farmer’s market.

The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Tickets are available online at http://www.bonnethouse.org/about-bonnet-house/or by calling (954) 703-2614.