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Pedestrian Bridges - Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport
Pedestrian Bridges, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport
Artist Laurie Lundquist

Allied Artists Update

The Duane Hanson Allied Artist Award Program was established in 1994 to honor internationally-recognized artist Duane Hanson, who resided in this community and was instrumental in encouraging the careers of Broward artists. Mr. Hanson served for many years as a member of the Public Art & Design Committee.

The Allied Artist program is a unique one in the tri-county area. By providing Broward County artists the opportunity to assist experienced artists commissioned for major projects of $50,000 or more by the Public Art & Design Program, the Allied Artists gain the technical and administrative expertise needed to compete within the field of public art.

Currently there are three Allied Artists actively assisting with public art projects. Allied Artist Peter Symons is working with architect Margi Nothard on the New Courthouse Project; Allied Artist Steven Sylvester is working with David Griggs and Scott Parsons, on the Terminal 3 Terrazzo Floor Project at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport; and Allied Artist Christian Feneck is working with Laurie Lundquist on the Pedestrian Bridges Project, also at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

New Courthouse Project
The shape and form of Broward’s New River and the graceful seagrassess that inhabit its riverbed inspired this functionally-integrated project which covers the entire 70’x 129’ area of the breezeway running through the ground level of the new courthouse garage. The artwork includes walls, flooring, seating and lighting elements. It will afford a calming place of respite for citizens and their families participating in the judicial process, as well as a pleasant environment in which area workers may enjoy a lunch break.

Terminal 3 Terrazzo Floor Project
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Terminal 3 is being modernized and reconfigured to provide passengers and visitors with a more efficient and pleasant airport experience. A major component of the renovation is the replacement of carpeting with terrazzo. The site for the Terrazzo Floor Project is the pre-security main circulation on the Departures Level of Terminal 3, approximately 79,000 square feet.

Pedestrian Bridges Project
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

The project sites are four pedestrian bridges that connect Terminals 2, 3 & 4 to the Palm Parking Garage. The bridges, measuring approximately 130 feet in length, cross over the airport’s loop roadway, creating a visual gateway to the terminals.

Creative Mural Arrives
at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Earlier this year, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program and the Broward County Aviation Department held a unique artistic event at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. A mural being painted in the Lee Wagener Art Gallery created a fun and interactive experience for visitors and passengers at the airport.

Passengers sitting in the gallery awaiting their flights or passing-by were suddenly intrigued, amused, attracted by an innovative artist painting on the walls while a camera crew interacted with the artist filming and photographing the event.

Ruben UbieraBroward County resident and artist Ruben Ubiera painted the spontaneous mural on the three walls in the gallery. An artist with a vibrant and interactive personality, Ubiera invited excitement and intrigue while slowly transforming the mural into the backdrop for his artworks that are presently being displayed in the gallery. The exhibition, titled Ruben Ubiera: The Land Escape, "depicts silent urban spaces and forgotten places that exist in our everyday surroundings," says the artist. The exhibition will run through April 7, at the Lee Wagener Art Gallery, located in Terminal 2, Departures Level.

Ruben Ubiera, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is a neo-figurative artist, known for his strong use of line graffiti-inspired technique/aesthetic, urban murals, mixed-media pieces and installations; all created with reclaimed objects and found artifacts. He paints and draws in a style considered as postgraffism, but he prefers to call it urban-pop, since he has lived most of his life in urban, populated areas and most of his inspiration is derived from the interactivity between man and his urban environment. He lives in the City of Weston.

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.


Broward County Cultural Division
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