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New Artwork Installed at
Lauderdale Lakes Library

The interactive artwork, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, installed at the Lauderdale Lakes Library in May 2010 has three components: - a low relief bronze globe on the wall that allows the viewer to engage in identifying different continents of the world and the diverse cultures found in the City of Lauderdale Lakes; accompanied by a travertine stone timeline of historical dates in the City of Lauderdale Lakes; and a human sundial made from granite which uses a person’s shadow to tell the time as a shadows is cast on an hour of the day, based on the location of the sun. One of the plaques is an inspirational poem about Time - the one thing all cultures have in common.


Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Time.

Minute by minute The clock ticks.

Yesterday is gone.

Today is a new beginning, Bringing a fresh new start, Building moment by moment; Shaping tomorrow’s future. Leaving traces of history, Recaptured only in our memories.

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Artist George Gadson, a Duke University graduate, is an established Broward-based artist that has been commissioned to create works of art for many distinguished clients. In 2008 he was invited to create an ornament for the White House Christmas Tree.  In 1995 and 1999, respectively, Gadson created two South Florida Super Bowl bronze commemorative sculptures aptly named “The Quarterback” and “The Kicker.”  Each sculpture was given to each National Football League Team owner. He has created large scale works for public installations in the City of Lauderhill. He also has artwork at Florida Memorial University’s Lou Rawls Performing Art Center in Miami and the Children Services Council of Palm Beach County.

More information : ... | George Gadson |

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Artist Katherine K. Allen
Featured in Lee Wagener Art Gallery at
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airpo
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The Broward County Cultural Division’s Public Art and Design Programexhibited Painted Garden, by artist Katherine K. Allen, at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 3, 2010. The exhibition in the Lee Wagener Art Gallery, located at Terminal 2, Departures Level, will ran through September 1, 2010.

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Painted Garden is a selection of works from Allen's Garden Series. These lyrical botanical abstractions are created with paint, and print and stitch to bring freshness to the ancient form of landscape painting. Her goal is to create artworks that stimulate memory, evoke emotion and communicate the importance of co-existence in harmony with nature.
           
Katherine K. Allen is an internationally-recognized artist. Born in Brainerd, Minnesota she holds a BFA\1 and received her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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The Lee Wagener Art Gallery offers Broward County artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a prominent, high-traffic area in Terminal 2, and 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 and Design project manager at 954-357-8542 or e-mail croldan@broward.org.



More information : ... | Lee Wagener Art Gallery | Katherine K. Allen

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2010 Update of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Public Art Master Plan
The Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is proud to announce the completion of the 2010 Update of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Public Art Master Plan, by artist Noel Harding.
This Master Plan is designed to direct the development of the Public Art & Design Program at the airport and identify future opportunities to guide the public art portfolio for one of South Florida’s prominent gateways to the world.

A Public Art Master Plan was created in 2005 by artist Noel Harding and a multidisciplinary team with expertise in the field of public art and design in transportation (including roadways, transit, and airports), landscape, commercial architecture, urban planning, and civil engineering.  The Plan evaluated the potential for creating integrated and site-specific artworks, and identified specific locations and types of artwork to be considered for future construction projects.  The project addressed the implementation of public art and design using traditional two and three dimensional visual media, as well as innovative multimedia art that applies light, sound, and computer generated imagery among others.  Public artworks installed through this Master Plan include the Lee Wagener Community Art Gallery and the Media Arts Project.

Since the completion of this plan, the Airport has modified its expansion plans significantly. Terminals 2, 3, and 4, will be renovated, and Terminal 4 will be expanded to accommodate the new south runway.  As a consequence, Noel Harding was commissioned to update the Public Art Master Plan to reflect these changes, identify new public art opportunities, and incorporate the Airport’s focus on green building.

For further details on the project, contact Christina Roldan, project manager at 954-357-8542 or e-mail croldan@broward.org; or visit the website, at

More information : ... | Public Art Master Plan | ...

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Final Component in Millennium Springs Artwork
Installed at the ArtsPark at Young Circle


Broward County Commission’s Cultural Division and the City of Hollywood announce the installation of the E-Sculpture (http://www.millenniumsprings.com) as the final component in the Millennium Springs artwork, located at the ArtsPark at Young Circle, a 10-acre park in the heart of downtown Hollywood.

The E-sculpture portion now completes the multi-layered artwork that consists of (1) the water sculpture with the fountain, sound art and ceremonial rope; (2) the dream-wave pattern sculpture which is part of the walkway design; and (3) the E-sculpture that will be accessible to people all over the world via the internet (images available upon request).

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The E-sculpture is an informative website of verbiage, visuals and webcams detailing the journey of the artwork from its conception in 2002, through its significant design and hand-crafting by craftsmen and artists in Japan and the U.S.

Utilizing two webcams to capture and transmit real-time images of the Baobab tree and the fountain, the artist- designed website connects people all over the world to the ArtsPark. Internationally-known artist Ritsuko Taho’s artwork Millennium Springs contributed to the transformation of the Young Circle park into a regional, interactive ArtsPark, where Broward County residents and visitors can partake in arts and cultural activities in the day and night. The focus of the ArtsPark at Young Circle is the spectacular feature fountain designed by Taho in collaboration with project designer Margi Glavovic Nothard and architect Marvin Scharf.

For further information contact Claire Garrett, public art and design project manager, Broward Cultural Division, at 954-357-7236 or e-mail: cgarrett@broward.org.

More information : ... | www.millenniumsprings.com |

 

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