En Plane Air is a rotating student airport art exhibition that showcases the talents of Broward County students.
Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport unveiled its fifth installment of local youth artwork, En Plane Air, on Thursday, June 7th. The installation highlights the unique way creating art can provide comfort and security during challenging times.
The colorful exhibition of 27 umbrellas - made of painted paper plates with pipe cleaners - was created by children of Broward County employees ages 4-13 who worked through Hurricane Irma in September 2017 at the County's Emergency Operations Center. The umbrellas symbolically provided a source of safety for the children from the hurricane-force rain and wind.
Creating art in the 24-hour childcare room provided an opportunity for the children of essential County employees during Irma's 48-hour mandated lockdown, an opportunity to express their imaginations through art with the simple materials that were on hand.
On view through September, the exhibition is in Terminal 2, located pre-security on the departures level. This new installment is a collaboration between Broward County's Aviation Department and Cultural Division.
Terminal 3-4 Connector
The Broward County Aviation Department, Broward Cultural Division Public Art & Design Program, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division, and the Broward Municipal Services District are pleased to present an exhibit of artworks by local children attending the 2017 "Summer Recreation Program" at Roosevelt Gardens Park.
Professional artist, Toni Doku, whose professional name is Toni Withaneye, led the children, aged six to ten, in the making of the artworks entitled "Seeing Florida My Way." Toni and the children first discussed what they liked about Florida, the shape of the state, along with sketching and painting techniques. Then, using their imagination and with the help of Toni's expert instruction, the children drew and painted their favorite Florida places and things on canvas boards with acrylic paint. The result is a colorful expression of
each child's sense of community.
Toni is an author, artist and teacher. She uses her diverse arts background and 20 years of experience to educate and teach in a fun way. Toni lives in Fort lauderdale, Florida with her family, teaches and continues to be inspired by her children and students.
Roosevelt Gardens is one of six Neighborhood Parks that offered summer recreation programs in 2017. Participants experienced a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including arts and crafts, a nutrition program, sports, guest speakers, water safety instruction and more.