Counterpoints - Celebrating 40 Years of Public Art


Counterpoints: Celebrating 40 Years of Public Art

Two month exhibition, on view through Friday, May 26, 2017

gallery six, Broward County Main Library, 6th Floor, 100 S. Andrews Ave.

To commemorate 40 years of Broward's Public Art & Design program in 2016, local dancers were photographed performing in front of public artworks throughout the County.

Every month, throughout the year powerful visuals emerged full of color, movement and art, resulting in a dozen unique, artistic combinations documented by photography.

This exhibition, Counterpoints: Forty Years of Public Art, is a compilation of those images.
Broward County's Public Art & Design program is dedicated to enhancing airports, seaports, roadways, libraries, parks and other County buildings through art.
Over the past 40 years, the program has grown a collection of more than 260 artworks that include sound and light art, kinetic designs, sculptures, murals, traditional artworks and mixed mediums.

Forces of Nature x Miami City Ballet

Forces of Nature


Public Artwork: Michele Oka Doner


Location: Port Everglades


Dance Company: Miami City Ballet

Photographer: Tabatha Mudra Photography 



Untitled by Chermayeff


Public Artwork: Untitled by Ivan Chermayeff


Location: Broward Main Library


Dance Company: Paco Huerta Ballet Folklorico Azteca

Photographer: Tabatha Mudra Photography



Sailfish in Three Stages of Ascending


Public Artwork: Sailfish in Three Stages of Ascending by Kent Ullberg


Location: Broward Convention Center


Dance Company: Angeles Gitanos Flamenco Dance Studio

Photographer: Eileen Escarda



Welcome to Sunrise / Developing Dreams Foundation - photo by Tabatha Mudra

Vendor with Walkman


Public Artwork: Vendor with Walkman by Duane Hanson


Location: Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport

Dance Company: Jennifer Larsson

Photographer: Tabatha Mudra Photography



Welcome to Sunrise / Developing Dreams Foundation - photo by Tabatha Mudra

Welcome To Sunrise


Public Artwork: Welcome To Sunrise by Cushy Gigs

Muralists: Hoxxoh, Abstrk, Atomik, Astre74, Angel Five, Erin O’Dea, Quake, Max Arive, Tati Suarez, Brandon Opalka, Luis Berros, & Rage Johnson. 


Location: Springtree Utility Complex, NW 44th St, Sunrise, FL


Dance Company: Pablo Malco / Developing Dreams Foundation Inc 

Photographer: Tabatha Mudra Photography



Vanishing View


Vanishing View with the Polynesian Culture Association - Photographed by eileen Escarda 


Public Artwork: Vanishing View by Alison Sky


Location: Miramar Cultural Center 


Dance Company:  Polynesian Culture Association

Photographer: Eileen Escarda





Flying Saucer Grove


Public Artwork: Flying Saucer Grove by Martha Schwartz


Location: BB&T Center


Dance Company: Coral Springs Chinese Cultural Association, Inc


Photographer: Eileen Escarda



Whirls and Swirls and a Vortex of Water


Public Artwork: Whirls and Swirls and a Vortex of Water by Alice Aycock


Location: Central Broward Regional Park


Dance Company: Ballet Brika West African Dance Theater


Photographer: Tabatha Mudra



Festival Daze


Public Artwork: Festival Daze by Gary Moore


Location: Shirley Branca Park


Dance Company: Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida


Photographer: Eileen Escarda



Fort Lauderdale Airport Sculpture


Public Artwork: Fort Lauderdale Airport Sculpture by David Lee Brown


Location: Greenbelt Park


Dance Company: Jayadevi Arts Inc.


Photographer: Tabatha Mudra



I Love You


Public Artwork: I Love You by Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar


Location: Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library


Dance Company: South Florida Lindy Collective


Photographer: Eileen Escarda



Accordant Zones


Public Artwork: Accordant Zones by Barbara Neijna and Ned Smyth, 1994


Location: Broward Judicial Complex


Dance Company: Body and Soul Dance Theatre


Photographer: Tabatha Mudra








The program is dedicated to enhancing the urban environment through the creation of commissioned works of art that create a “Sense of Place,” improve Broward County’s visual environment and advance the mission of County agencies within which the artworks are located. Visit to view the entire Broward Public Art collection (click on Public Art & Design Tour).