Public Art & Design
Natural Forces will showcase recent works of art within Broward County and is an extensive mixture of collaborative ideas with earth’s natural elements at its center. The result is a culmination of creative minds focused on the future and bringing awareness through art. The various artworks capture natural phenomenon such as the light on water at sunset (Alison Sky’s Vanishing View) in the dynamic of the constantly changing sky; the refraction of color through glass that forms waves in a harmonious combination of light and shadow (Christopher Janney’s Shadow Boxing); or words engraved into stone as a metaphor for the library which functions to help one ‘see’ in new ways (Steve Gillman & Katherine Keefer’s Written Words), to name of a few of the artistic elements and stories at work in this multi-dimensional exhibition.
This exhibition has is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Broward County Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program recently opened Masterworks, an exhibition by Photographer Jeremiah Jenner, at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The exhibition in the Lee Wagener Art Gallery, located at Terminal 2, Departure Level, will run for four months.
Jeremiah Jenner’s signature style is defined by crisp colors, bold shapes and sophisticated composition. His sleek and minimalistic limited editions have endeared the media as well as the serious art collector. National collectors include industry giants such as the Holiday Inn Corporation, Anheuser-Busch and the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Starbucks on Lincoln Road personally selected him to exhibition during the prestigious Art Basel Miami Beach The Masterworks Series offers a unique overview of Jenner’s post contemporary photographic works from 2005 through 2009.
The Lee Wagener Art Gallery offers Broward County artists an opportunity to exhibition their work in a prominent, high-traffic area in Terminal 2 that is accessible to the general public. Artists are selected through the Public Art & Design Program and exhibits are changed every four months. The far end of the gallery has been reserved for the exhibition of video artworks from Broward County’s permanent art collection. At present, Tree-Rain, by Broward-based artists Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov, has been installed as the permanent video artwork.
For more information, contact Christina Roldan, Public Art & Design project manager at 954-357-8542 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Mock Up of the Artwork
Artist Larry Kirkland is designing, building and installing an artwork in the ceilings of the two pedestrian skybridges connecting the Convention Center with the garage, in order to transform these utilitarian corridors into a dynamic experience evoking a memorable Sense of Place. Playing off of the sailfish fountain visible beyond the skybridges, the artwork will clad the vaulted ceilings with shimmering sculptural fish scales illuminated with constantly changing colored LED lights.
It is intended to suggest the experience of being immersed in a school of colorful tropical fish. The aluminum scales are finished with different grinding patterns to reflect artificial and natural light in a variety of ways, thereby suggesting movement.
Larry Kirkland received an undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and an MFA with Honors from the University of Kansas. He has collaborated with design professionals and community leaders to create meaningful places throughout the world. In the U.S., recent commissioned artworks were installed at Penn Station, NYC; the City of Denver, the California Museum of Science, LA; the American Red Cross Headquarters and the National Academies of Science, both in Washington, DC. Internationally, his installations include the Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, Maylasia; Kensai International Airport, Osaka, Japan, and several of Royal Caribbean International’s mega cruise ships, including the new Oasis of the Seas.
The Lay of the Land
22 Entry Vestibules in Terminal 2, 3, & 4,
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
The first four inlay entryway floor designs have been installed at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, for the artwork The Lay of the Land, which consists of six (6) motifs with various color variations to be represented in the 22 entry vestibules identified at both Upper and Lower Levels of the Airport’s Terminal’s 2, 3 & 4.
The artist, Pam Beyette, has created a series of inlays illustrating South Florida’s expansive and distinctive ecosystems from a bird’s eye view. The installations reflect the constantly changing pattern and structure of the sawgrass prairies, braided wetlands, and coastal estuaries. The artist aims to enliven the airport visitor’s experience as they walk through the vestibules onto the mosaic welcome mats with the colorful inlays particular to each terminal.
Pam Beyette lives and works in Seattle, Washington. She received a BFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Washington and has more than 30 years of combined public art, planning and artmaking experience. Many of her site specific artworks have been incorporated into schools, parks, libraries, universities, transit stations, and justice centers. Major and recent projects include lead artist for the Seattle Justice Center in Seattle, Washington; “Nature’s Filters” for the Environmental Services Laboratory in Charlotte, North Carolina; and “Arborvitae”, for Little Cedar Elementary and Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington.” .