2005 Public Arts Section

2005 Annual Report

public art & design

Public Art Section

The Public Art and Design Section takes its overall directives from the Broward Cultural Council and the Public Art and Design Committee, who operate under a mandate from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. In fiscal year 2005, Pam Wilson was appointed as chair of the Public Art and Design Committee by Dr. Claire Crawford, chair of the Broward Cultural Council.

In October 2004, public artist James Carpenter was honored with a MacArthur Fellows Award—a $500,000, no-strings-attached prize that acknowledges creative thinkers in a wide range of fields. At the time of this award, Carpenter was at work on a commission at the Fort-Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, integrating art in the six doorways of the new Consolidated Rental Car Center, a four-story parking garage that houses the car rental reservation offices at the airport. The design combined the use of LED and various glass finishes, creating an animated, interactive relationship between the entry portal and commuters through changes in color. Carpenter also spoke to the community in a Division outreach program—Sharing a Vision of Design Excellence. Other works of art unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in this year were Thomas Sayre’s Mangrove Islands and Streamers by Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar.

Another exciting commission was unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport by Florida’s very own renowned artist, Clyde Butcher. The Cultural Foundation of Broward hosted a fundraising opening night reception to honor the unveiling of this large format black and white photographic depiction of the natural and environmental landscape of Florida. The artworks were installed in Terminals 2 & 3 on the walls of the escalators which serve as the main interior circulation between arrivals and departures.

Work began on Miramar Regional Park, where public artists Mags Harries and Lajos Héder designed a multi-faceted earthwork sculpture titled Terra Fugit, utilizing massive coral rock boulders and limestone harvested from park site excavation to create a special place for passive recreation and quiet contemplation of the natural environment and the passage of time as revealed in these fossil-laden boulders.

In December, a reception was held to honor the ceremonial passage of seasonal change acknowledging the official start of the winter season and the annual lengthening of days. Equestrian Oasis is an artwork designed with functional and artistic amenities for horses and riders, within a twenty-acre neighborhood park, situated in the heart of Southwest Ranches, Broward County’s horse country. It is oriented so that the two concrete saddle sculptures on the western ridge of the mound, cradle the sunset on summer and winter solstices.

In a landmark design concept that will be shaping the parks and recreation areas of Broward County for the next 30 years, The Park Bond Master Plan Theatre of Regeneration: towards an aesthetic of layers, loops and lenses was awarded a National Association of Counties Program Award. This award program recognizes counties for improving the management and services provided by county government. Within a thirty-year vision, and two- and ten- year implementation plans, sixteen projects are linked by eight physical and conceptual loop designs throughout the Broward County park system.

Environmental artist Lorna Jordan and her design team were chosen from a highly competitive group of 50 artists’ teams to create this Master Plan for Broward’s parks and natural areas. Jordan was also commissioned for the Long Key Nature Center.

The Duane Hanson Allied Artist Program provides artists the opportunity to gain the technical and administrative expertise necessary to compete in the field of public art. The program pairs selected artists with experienced artists who are commissioned by the Public Art and Design Program for major projects. Cherie L. Saleeby is an Allied Artist in the fiscal year 2005 working on Miramar Regional Park with public artists Mags Harries and Lajos Héder; also Stephanie Cunningham with the Airport Expansion Public Art Master Plan and Aron Temkin with the Public Art Master Plan.


Public Art Sections:

  • Completed Projects in Fiscal Year 2005

  • Projects in Progress in Fiscal Year 2005

  • Public Art & Design Trust Fund Program

  • CONSERVATION PROJECTS: Completed Projects

  • CONSERVATION PROJECTS: Completed Projects

Completed Projects in Fiscal Year 2005
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport
Government Center West

Mangrove Islands
by Thomas H. Sayre

Luminous Portals by James Carpenter

Conservation Area #2-1 by Clyde Butcher

Public Art Master Plan by Noel Harding

Streamers by Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar


Working for Us
by Stephen Farley

Lauderhill Town Centre Branch Library

Hibiscus ll by Elizabeth Indianos

North Lauderdale Branch Library

A to Z, Fables, Facts and Myths by Richard Heipp

Pooled Branch Libraries (4): Northwest, Margate  Catherine Young, Tyrone Bryant, Pompano Beach by Leslie Fry

Projects in Progress in Fiscal Year 2005


Library Bond

Hollywood, Ritsuko Taho

Broward Central Regional, Alison Sky

Miramar, Alison Sky

Pembroke Pines, Carl Cheng


Entry Vestibules Project in Terminals 2, 3, and 4 /Pam Beyette

Pedestrian Bridges in Terminals 2 and 3
Cameron McNall

2nd Bus ArtWrap, Romero Britto

Port Everglades Enterprise Fund/ Convention Center

Port Everglades Gateway/
Convention Center / Larry Kirkland


Greenways System, Steve Badanes and James Adamson


Community Libraries

Hollywood, Harry Reese

Miramar, Robert Calvo

Weston, Nitin Jayaswal
and Margaret Tolbert

   Neighborhood Libraries

Lauderdale Lakes, Yvonne Barlog

Lauderdhill Mall , Yvonne Barlog

Sunset Strip, Elizabeth Indianos

    Pooled Libraries

Carver Ranches Branch,
N. Smoot Cain & J. Pitman Weber

Dania Beach Branch,
N. Smoot Cain & J. Pitman Weber

Davie/Cooper City,
N. Smoot Cain & J. Pitman Weber

Riverland Branch,
N. Smoot Cain & J. Pitman Weber

     Regional Libraries

South Regional, Christopher Janney

West Regional, Gillman and Keefer

Parks Bond

Long Key Nature Center, Lorna Jordan

Central Broward Regional Park,
Alice Aycock

Broward Cultural Heritage Landmark,
Alicia Bellini-Sobchak