Just west of North Perry Airport, nestled among rows of faceless concrete-block buildings, sits the most unique art community in South Florida. In this unlikely location, the City of Pembroke Pines has turned an old hospital laundry facility into a smashing new space for artists. Known as Studio 18 in the Pines, the facility was thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of serious artists looking for affordable studio and gallery space.
“There is nothing like it anywhere else in Broward County,” says jeweler and metalsmith Simone de Bernard Mas, one of the first artists to become a tenant. “The space gives me freedom. I can lay out my equipment, tools and materials, and relax and create,” she says.
Time and time again, I hear the success stories of entrepreneurs delivered through a sequence of interesting incidents that happened along the way. It might be a person they met who initiated a significant milestone, or the occurrence of multiple ‘coincidences’ that followed a self-generated life change. Mostly in these anecdotes though – comes a reversion to “an original dream.”
Want to catch a New York road show on their passing tours though our major performance venues or attend a concert or go to a gallery exhibition? It’s on ArtsCalendar.com. Check out all the local theatre, dance, music, art exhibits, museums, film and video, galleries, poetry and literature, history and heritage groups sponsoring activities. Browse the listings for free events with a special kids and family section. Consider a jazz concert or a ballet performance. Interested in theater? There’s an abundance of local productions as well as road shows of Broadway hits. Catch the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in the fall or some diverse cultural activities throughout the year
With the Florida sun kicking at his back, books and papers tucked under his arm, author and poet David Plumb enters the room: "My new book and poem, News On A March Full Moon, was just awarded a 2010 Pushcart Prize.” Smiling, he says it again – and why not? This prestigious American Literary Award is given by the editors of small literary presses for up to six works they have featured in one year. The work is published in an anthology.
Looking for a cool place to grab a smoothie, hear some music, skateboard and meet some friends?
Pompano Beach’s Rocketown entertainment facility offers it all: music, games, food and a young staff. Most importantly, it offers a positive environment for teens and is a more affordable alternative than other teen attractions.
Clay Shiver, the founder and director of Rocketown, organized this non-profit center as a hang out spot for teens to prevent boredom and angst among youth. "When kids run out of things to do, that’s when destruction starts," he said. "We created Rocketown to give
Saturated in layered color, tickled with wisps of fancy and brushed with captured emotions, the painted canvases of Henning Haupt leave the viewer the chance to ponder. Haupt has taken abstract to a new form. By leaving lines behind, he plays with his palette, letting the hues he chooses determine the overall mood.
The drawings he still does helped him initially to make this new creation. He began with line drawings of figures and landscapes in dark crayon, but these, he said, “developed into more abstract, combined with colors.” He shows an oxymoronic color scheme with opposing hues in harsh conjunction, combining cold and heat in one frame, a passionate conflict he enjoys perpetuating. He adds, “The lines went away and colors became the foreground. I began exploring the spaces.”
The second most populous country in the world, India has a population of more than one billion people.
The show will explore the symbolism of seven well-know Indian festivals and try to de-mystify the myths that sometimes surround them. India's culture is one of the oldest in the world and has sparked an array of languages and traditions that are unfamiliar to many people. She would like her show to be a bridge that will foster understanding. "The purpose is to open up a window to explain this in a fun-filled way," said Warier, a classically trained dancer who began learning her craft at the tender age of 6.