Project: Pembroke Pines River of Grass ArtsPark at Academic Village
Division/Dept: Broward Cultural Division and City of Pembroke Pines
Location: 17189 Sheridan Street (west of I-75 at NW 172nd Ave.)
Project Description: The River of Grass ArtsPark is located on 1.6 acres within the City of Pembroke Pines Academic Village and will consist of approximately 26,614 square feet in cultural center amenities. Included in the ArtsPark: art gallery, 450-seat theater, classrooms, fine arts and dance studios, outdoor performances pavilion with seating for 1,200, sculpture garden, and parking. The ArtsPark shall be operated as a cultural center for regional artistic impact and serve all Broward County residents and visitors by providing cultural programming with professional artists for people of all ages.
Budget: $100,000 ($2.1 million from County)
Art Budget: $99,000
Artist: Suzi K. Edwards
Architect: Synalovski Gutierrez Romanik Architects, Inc.
Year: Opening Dedication took place on March 28, 2003
All the World’s a Stage
Susan B. Katz Theater ArtsPark
Artwork installation began in December for the colorful "ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE", a public artwork for the City of Pembroke Pines’ Susan B. Katz Theater ArtsPark. Having taken her inspiration from William Shakespeare, artist Suzi K. Edwards created an artwork to adorn the front of the theater. By combining glittering glass mosaics and sculptural ceramic pieces, playful theatrical images come alive. The artwork draws inspiration from The Wizard of Oz, The Mikado and the world of jazz; and is impervious to the sun, wind and rain. Edwards of West Palm Beach has been creating public art mosaics in Florida for more than two decades, including a colorful floral project for the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, and projects in Orlando, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County and now Pembroke Pines. www.suzikedwards.com.
This public art project is collaboration between the Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program and the City of Pembroke Pines.
Robyn Vegas, Cultural Arts Coordinator, Fletcher Art & Cultural Center
7960 Johnson Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
Phone: 954-986-5027, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org