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IN THIS ISSUE CREATIVE 12 GRANTS & CALL TO ARTISTS Our list of available opportunities for artists of all kinds. 14 ASK THE EXPERT: DAVID BROMSTAD Fixing your worse design dilemmas. By David Bromstad 16 PUBLIC ART TAKES OFF A sneak peek of new public art created by leading artists from throughout the United States for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. By Chris Shepard 22 GRAPHIC DESIGN: IS IT THE RIGHT CAREER FOR YOU? By Kay Trillos 24 THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE: STEPHEN WILSON’S FOCUSED VISION By Bruce Helander 30 SUPPORTING THE FRESHEST FACES IN FASHION: UsTRENDY Get to know the space where up-and-coming designers from all over the globe share their passion for fashion.


32 AMIN EL GAMAL Interview with the actor about his role in facing adversity on the small screen and beyond. By Drew Scott 34 iCIVICS Interview with iCivics Executive Director, Louise Dubé on the importance of teaching civics to today’s youth. By Beverly Harris 36 THE HOTTEST TECH JOBS OF TOMORROW By Drew Scott 38 THE END OF THE STARVING ARTIST Doing Business As...An artist program inspires local talent. By Monique McIntosh 42 ZIGGY MARLEY The Grammy Award winning artist talks about motivating the youth through music, food, and heavy doses of love. By Marcela Villa


48 CREATIVE BLOCK 2017 Our comprehensive list of summertime activities and reads to reignite your creative fire! By Jennifer Love Gironda 56 MIAMI GIRLS ROCK CAMP By Jon Hunt 58 CREATIVITY COMES ALIVE! By Nancy Kalikow Maxwell 62 REMEMBERING THE LADIES The newest work from journalist Angela P. Dodson. 64 ARTSCALENDAR.COM Your guide to the best arts and culture events South Florida has to offer. 68 AWAKING BEAUTY: THE ART OF EYVIND EARLE The works of Eyvind Earle presented by The Walt Disney Family Museum.





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GRANTS & CALL TO ARTISTS Our picks of grant programs to promote the development of artists and nonprofit cultural organizations that provide art or activities to enhance the cultural environment of the community.

AIRIE (Artists in Residence in Everglades)

The Everglades National Park artist-inresidence program offers artists the opportunity to live and work. In this unique environment for one calendar month. The works completed during or following the residency, will contribute to public understanding and appreciation of Everglades National Park. Deadline: June 1 Apply online at airie.org

Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute

Offers critical skills for all artists to advance business practices and strengthen sales. Presented by Broward Cultural Division at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. Four Saturdays in June and Business Plan Clinic and Workshop, June 24. RSVP online at broward.org/Arts

“This is a well-organized and deeply-detailed expanse of information,” says artist and AEI graduate Rachel Piering. “Being in the same room for four weekends with new and existing artists and gallery owners generates a powerhouse of energy—creation happens.”



Foundation for Contemporary Art: Open Applications for Emergency Grants

Provides up to $2,000 to innovative visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Deadline: Open Details and to apply at philanthropynewsdigest.org

1a Open Art Miami: International Contemporary Art Competition 2017

An ideal way to gain valuable exposure for artworks, and exhibit talents to a wider international audience, experienced, emerging and new artists are invited to participate regardless of nationality, age and residence. Submit in any of the following mediums: Paintings, Photography, Drawing and Digital Art for this opportunity that coincides at the same time with Art Basel Miami 2017. Deadline: June 8 CallForEntry.org

27th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show

The Arts Council of Martin County invites artists residing in Florida to participate in its 27th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Selected works will be exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center from Friday, September 22 through Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Deadline: July 28 CallForEntry.org

Cross Creek Rising

The Consciousness of Land & Water is an art exhibition to be held at the Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, September 29, 2017 through January 6, 2018 presenting work which celebrates the profound influence of the environs of north Florida and Cross Creek on the lives of artists and the work they make. Five $500 prizes will be awarded in any category. Deadline: August 4 CallForEntry.org

MUCE Now or Neverland Art Fair | Art Basel WKND

Now or Neverland: Ode to Hip Hop Artists are overall encouraged to submit work that depicts Hip Hop’s influence in fashion, music, dance, culture, politics, fads & trends over the past 4 and half decades. The exhibit is open to honor, and to critique of the genre. Themes considered for exhibition also include the musical and political foundations of hip hop such as: Jazz, R&B, Soul, sampling, socioeconomics disparities, urban living, etc. Deadline: August 25 CallForEntry.org




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Q: I have recently purchased a new home and would like to move away from the ‘traditional Tuscan style’ home trend I had in my previous home, with dark finishes and curved lines that became popular in the mid 2000’s. Now we are seeing some designers ‘De-Tuscaninzing’ with designs moving away from dark to light colors—can you tell me how to go about ‘De-Tuscanizing’ a home and what I can do to stay relevant with design in my new home? — Barbra Lewis, West Palm Beach, Florida A: Rich warm colors, dark woods, and of course textures and/or faux finishes defines Tuscan design. It was all the rage in a vast part of the country in the early 2000s and it will remain a forever style for some people and I think that’s great! But if you want to move away from that look, it’s pretty easy. Here’s how:


Say ba-bye to those oversaturated colors. If you want to update your home, paint your walls a gorgeous grey. Light, dark, warm and cool—whatever your pleasure. I prefer a midtone that’s neither warm or cool—but the choice is up to you. Grey will cool down your walls into a sophisticated masterpiece allowing for the transformation to begin.

CHANGE ACCESSORIES: If Tuscan was your flare then you probably have a ton of accent pieces that scream old world. Simply swap them out with things that are more current to the style you are going for. If you have a chair, couch, or ottoman that you absolutely love but the fabric is dated, then just have it re-upholstered into something fabulous and current.

ARMOIRES, CREDENZAS AND CHESTS OH MY! Paint paint paint! Just because it’s screaming Tuscan doesn’t mean it can’t work in a fun new color. You can be bold or subtle—breathe new life into it by giving it a completely different personality.

PAINT THE WOODWORK: Sick of those dark moldings and cabinets? Paint them a sexy warm white and you will have an instant update that will make you very happy! If you do decide to do this then please hire a professional or do the necessary steps to ensure a high quality finish. No one likes bad quality! Have fun with the transformation,





SKYWAVES by Laurie Lunquist for the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport © Laurie Lundquist



ne of the great joys of travel is discovering new places and experiencing new things. Now, the wonders of discovery can begin at the airport itself. Beginning in June, travelers to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will be welcomed by new public art created by leading artists from throughout the United States. Through Broward County’s Public Art & Design program in partnership with the County’s Aviation Department, five artists were commissioned to turn several key airport areas into their canvas. The site-specific art will emerge in terminals and walkways just in time for summer vacation. Visitors to the new Terminal 1 will be greeted by a brilliant display of colorful light cast through a glass wall designed by California-based artist Gordon Huether (gordonhuether. com). Comprised of kiln-fired enamel glass panels and glass tiles that appear to change colors in response to varying light of day and night, Sunrise to Sunset is inspired by Broward’s breathtaking sunrises and sandy beaches. Arriving travelers receive a preview of what awaits them and those departing are reminded that Florida’s beauty will be waiting when they return. Internationally-renowned artist Sarah Morris (sarahmorris.com) whose artwork is in the permanent collections of such prestigious



museums as the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim in New York and Victoria and Albert and Tate Modern in London, has created a vibrant 396-foot wall ceramic tile mural for Terminal 1. Centro de Formação, whose translation from Portuguese means center of formation, is an evolving spectrum of color and geometry that invites passersby to reflect upon concepts of motion, travel and social experience through its use of organic and geometric forms. A key role of Broward’s Public Art & Design program is to facilitate the identification and selection of artists. “Morris was competitively selected from a slate of highly respected artists,” said Leslie Fordham, Public Art & Design Administrator. To aid in the ease of traversing the terminals, Skywaves, four pedestrian bridges currently under construction and designed by Arizona-based artist Laurie Lunquist (laurielundquist.com), will connect terminals 2, 3 and 4 to the parking garage and provide updated open air views for those walking on the bridges and a striking view for drivers below.

Emily White’s (emilywhite.com) massive suspended sculpture, Wavelength, located in Terminal 1, evokes the feeling of standing in front of a rippling body of water that changes as viewers move in relation to it, providing the experience of the conversion of light into color when it refracts through water, in colors that reflect Broward County.

ART TAKES FLIGHT TOP + RIGHT: WAVELENGTH rendering by Emily White for the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport © Emily White OPPOSITE PAGE: SUNRISE TO SUNSET fabrication by Gordon Huether for the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport © Gordon Huether



Volkan Alkanoglu has used his background in architecture and design to create a perfect environment for parents traveling with children. His interactive artwork Cloudscape is the embodiment of every child’s dream. Alkanoglu, who is on the faculty of Harvard Graduate School of Design, has created an enchanting and safe play space where children can work off energy before long flights as they climb on giant cloud-shaped white forms amid bright blue walls. “We designed an interactive artwork where kids can literally play in the clouds. Not sure if we can design anything more exciting than that, really!” Alkanoglu notes. This space in the airport will become a hub where children can meet fellow young travelers from across the globe. With an appreciation for the way that changing the design of a space can change the way people interact, Alkanoglu has used his experiences to make artworks that are powerful because they not only change the view, but have the potential to change the way people interact. For each Broward County airport artwork, an Artist Selection Panel – comprised of experts and community members – was assembled to carefully select the art. After finalists for each project were selected, the Public Art & Design Committee and Broward Cultural Council confirmed the ideal candidates and their designs. This competitive process seeks to provide the most appropriate selection of the best artist for each project. After an artist is chosen, they then select their own team of engineers, architects and support to design, fabricate and install the artwork. Leslie Fordham leads all public art for the County and is currently overseeing more than 32 public art projects across Broward, including airports, Port Everglades, libraries and parks.



Fordham works with Christina Roldan, Public Art & Design Project Manager, in planning the upcoming artistic additions. Much attention is paid to ensure that artwork is not only enjoyable but also functions effectively as an integral part of a busy airport. Roldan collaborates with multiple entities to ensure the artwork is installed with due consideration given to the surrounding architectural components. For travelers, the end result is an artistically enhanced travel experience.

ART TAKES FLIGHT TOP: CLOUDSCAPE rendering by Volkan Alkanoglu for the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport © Volkan Alkanoglu OPPOSITE PAGE: TOP TO BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT-CENTRO DE FORMAÇÃO by Sarah Morris for the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport © Sarah Morris Christina Roldan in FLL’s concourse meeting with contractors and installation team. Photo by Tabatha Mudra Installation site where Sarah Morris’ piece will be installed. Photo by Tabatha Mudra Leslie Fordham on site installation. Photo by Tabatha Mudra








By Kay Trillos

t has been a long standing joke that the artistically inclined are more likely to make a living as a barista than in their chosen profession. Because of this perception, many bright and talented young people are hesitant to pursue a career that takes advantage of their passion for art. Fortunately, for those who want a degree likely to nab them a job after graduation while still exercising their creative talents there is a degree in Graphic Arts or Graphic Design.

What Does a Graphic Designer Do?

A graphic designer’s primary concern is to convey a message visually. Whether it is creating an album cover for a new band meant to entice consumers to purchase their CD or designing a promotional campaign for a new charity event, graphic designers create images meant to capture our imagination and interest. The fields most commonly associated with graphic design are: advertising, web design, print and publishing. But many corporations, organizations and charities hire their own graphic designers. They work full time on promotional materials, advertising and logos so companies don’t have to outsource their work to more expensive advertising firms. Another popular career choice for graphic designers is to work freelance. Freelance graphic designers take on projects from various sources. This grants them the freedom to work on projects they choose, work from home and set their own schedule but there are some downsides to freelance work. Freelance graphic designers have to court clients and do not receive a guaranteed weekly paycheck.

What Can I Expect from Graphic Design Courses?

Like many other art courses, a degree program in graphic design usually encourages students to try their hand at a number of mediums before choosing a specialization. Introductory courses usually include some classes on art theory, art history and an introduction to graphic design and graphic careers. Afterwards students can learn about a variety of graphic design types including: typography, package design, web design, fashion design and branding. Some universities will require a student to present a finished portfolio before they are allowed to graduate.

When choosing a school for graphic design, there are a lot of factors students need to consider. As technology develops and expands, companies are looking for employees who are 22


on the cutting edge. A school that trains you on outdated programs and methodologies is worth less than a program that emphasizes staying current. It’s also important for graphic designers to also be familiar with business practices and needs. Successful graphic designers understand the importance of budgeting, social media and project management. Additional classes on these skills will help a young graphic designer find employment or advance in their career.

Is Graphic Design Right for Me?

If you have good people skills, artistic talent and your own sense of style; graphic design can be a wonderful career. It is a chance to flex your creative muscles while working in a satisfying and rewarding field. It also provides an opportunity for a more flexible career through freelance design. While graphic designers are expected to have a large and varied skill set, if you are motivated and a hard worker, you can be on your way to a successful and exciting new career. Photo by Jacob Lund Photography

Rise Up, 2017, Mixed media, 36 x 36 in. Photo Credit: Rachel Hendrick “Rise Up is the embodiment of diversity and power for modern women.”




FOCUSED VISION by Bruce Helander


he invention of thread first grew out of a human necessity to find a way to bind the animal skins that protected early mankind from the elements. The evolution of weaving would come to fruition hundreds of years later in the form of blankets and cloth, which set the stage for a revolution that would forever change the way we live. Thread was first invented in about 400 BC by Archytas of Tarentum, who is considered the founder of the mechanics that charted the path to modern textiles. Sewing developed as a craft for fastening or attaching separate decorative elements by using stitches or embroidery made with a needle and thread. Before the development of spinning yarn or weaving fabric, archaeologists believe Stone Age people across Europe and Asia stitched fur and skin clothing by utilizing bone and ivory needles with thread made from animal body parts. We’ve come a long way. After thousands of years, the origination of the sewing machine in the 19th century and the rise of computerization in the 20th century led to mass production. Fine hand-sewing still survives, and is a hallmark of high-quality tailoring, haute couture fashion, and a variety of artists who use this historic medium (now often through computerization) for creative expression. The inclusion of fabric and stitching has been incorporated by artists and craftsmen for hundreds of years. Perhaps the best examples are the magnificent Renaissance tapestries (16th century) that substitute thread for detailed oil paintings. Today, artists continue to explore this traditional material as evidenced in the contemporary art market, ranging from works by Robert Rauschenberg to Andy Warhol. In the case of artist Stephen Wilson, a careful examination of his new series of embroidered works incorporating Americana and Pop Art

appropriations requires the viewer to closely inspect and ultimately discover multiple layers of colorful threads, which follow an exacting plan that is conceived first with notebook sketches and then artfully transferred to a complicated computer screen. Then, the “drawing” that the artist generates electronically is transcribed by using a stylus as ‘paint brush,’ and in turn the computer is programmed to stitch down an intricate menagerie of literally millions of swirling tornadolike scribbles that when taken as a whole, produce a robust energized composition. Like the so-called circular, dizzying, recognizable scrawls of Cy Twombly, Jean Dubuffet and Brice Marden, as well as Christopher Wool’s meandering often mesmerizing spray-painted loops, Wilson has invented his own idiosyncratic surface treatment that has no equal. Every artist worth his salt, including Mr. Wilson, has developed from scratch a unique process that is instantly identifiable as his own, which would be nearly impossible for another to invent simply because this style and technique slowly matured over decades of experimentation. He began in high school, making screenprinted shirts and posters for local bands on the Jersey Shore, and continued to pursue embroidery due to a fascination with technology. Years later, computer- formulated embroidery became popular in the fashion industry, as complex and innovative motifs could be completed quickly and efficiently. Wilson found himself serendipitously prepared with experience and dependability, and he already had technology-based embroidery down to a fine art when requests came in from fashion houses such as Oscar de la Renta and Christian Dior, and word of mouth about his singular aptitude and applicable technique continued to spread around the world.





Behind the Scenes Final 31: Artist Stephen Wilson in front of his work, Americana, 2017, Mixed media, 8 x 23.5 feet, total of 224 square feet, 32,256 square inches. Photo Credit: Rachel Hendrick “The Americana series installation is a larger than life testament to the combined power and beauty that results when fashion, fine art and technology collide. The work is composed of 39 individual pieces that collaborate to form a unique narrative about Wilson’s modern artistic interpretations of the iconic American West.”



Clash by Night, 2017, Mixed media, 24 x 24 in. Permanent collection, Coral Springs Museum of Art. Photo Credit: Rachel Hendrick “This one-of-a-kind Marilyn tribute piece is a reflection of the iconic subject matter that Stephen Wilson often modernizes in his personal pop art-esque aesthetic.”



...Stephen Wilson has found himself in the enviable position of having a twenty-year jump on maneuvering advanced technology as he sharpened his talents and preferences for color combinations and a thorough professional knowledge of fabric and embroidery.

In his latest series of works, specially produced for exhibition at both the New Gallery of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, and for the Carolina Opera’s staging of “The Girl of the West (and eventually at DTR Modern in Palm Beach), Wilson has brought all his hands-on professional experiences together to construct a distinctive portfolio of handsome fabric “paintings,” which often are an exploration of art about art. Inspired by Warhol’s appropriation of photographs of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, and other symbols of Americana (also the title for his recent show), Wilson diligently has explored a rich and varied line-up of memorable imagery that he artfully has incorporated into his work. It’s noteworthy that Wilson follows a rich tradition of artists who have used image appropriation as a main ingredient in their compositions. Consequently, we discover that he has assembled a charming group of historic figures with a new slant, including Abraham Lincoln, Rosie the Riveter, Annie Oakley, John Wayne and Sitting Bull, and related objects, from Old Glory to a Buffalo nickel. Like Warhol, who delighted in transferring images of celebrities and commercial products, from soup cans to Brillo boxes into his artwork, Wilson has discovered through trial and error a completely different viewpoint on an artist’s approach to employing popular imagery. The cover image from his striking catalog that accompanies the show is a customized version of the iconic image of the World War II factory worker raising her arm defiantly, affirming that “we can do it” described the war effort at home by millions of women in factories and workplaces throughout the United States. Others have applied this class image for social activism, and the magic from this exhibition comes from the daring unification of Wilson’s influences from American history and popular culture as exemplified by the great respected tradition of craft and embroidery. As the long evolution of creativity continues to strive for discovery and innovation, and technology advances to provide artists with new tools for self-expression, Stephen Wilson has found himself in the enviable position of having a twenty-year jump on maneuvering advanced technology as he sharpened his talents and preferences for color combinations and a thorough professional knowledge of fabric and embroidery. These acquired skills have allowed the artist to expand his subject matter, and perhaps more practically, the size of the pieces he completes. Most of his finished works are in the four to twelve sq. ft. range, but in this show he has produced an amazing 224 sq. ft. installation titled Americana, consisting of thirty-nine separate elements that must all perform in assorted geometricallysquare harmony. Wilson becomes a de facto engineer, where each component must be exacting in precision-cut sections of fabric that are embroidered and wrapped around what essentially is a building block. Taken as one, this entire exhibition is a tribute to innovation and practical interpretations of handling textiles that offer his audience an enchanting, detailed journey through the amazing world of Stephen Wilson Studio. It should be noted that the ‘eye’ of a needle is the part of a sewing needle formed into a loop for pulling thread, which most often is in the shape of an eye. In this case, the rare eye of a talented artist is ingeniously controlling the ‘all-seeing’ eye of a needle that is spinning electronically in multiple directions, forming an uncommon foundation comprised of millions of threads in the new category of embellished canvas that Stephen Wilson can proudly call his own. —Bruce Helander is an artist who writes on art. He is a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment of the Arts, former Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs of the Rhode Island School of Design, and the former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist. He is a member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.




SAM SISAKHTI PHILANTHROPIST + ENTREPRENEUR Founder Sam Sisakhti, started UsTrendy to give independent fashion designers an opportunity for exposure and expansion. Now Sam has started another worthy cause—the Believe In Yourself Foundation—dedicated to helping less fortunate girls stay in style all year long.



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UsTrendy is a global marketplace where designers from all over the world can display their designs. Where did this idea come from and what was your vision behind starting this company? I had a job in corporate finance and I absolutely hated it so after four days I quit and decided to take an all guys trip to Vegas. One of my guy friends who joined me in Vegas was a fashion designer and he was struggling to make it in the industry. So I thought to myself that this seems to be a market pain: designers can’t reach consumers with their products. This spawned me to launch UsTrendy, which serves as a global marketplace for fashion designers to sell their clothing. I wanted to enable and empower designers from around the world to be able to pursue their dreams of being a fashion designer.

You have since started a foundation called Believe in Yourself to help empower young girls. Can you tell us about your organization and why you started it. Over the past few years, I have grown increasingly concerned with the cyber bullying and body shaming that I have seen online. At the same time, I realized the enormous social pressure that many young girls feel to try to be hip and socially cool by wearing clothing that is seen as stylish. Many girls are unable to afford these fashions and can often feel ashamed socially. These observations inspired me to launch the Believe in Yourself Project, a foundation that will provide needy girls with dresses for upcoming dances and at the same time promote a positive body image through speakers and mentors.

The fashion world is a tough industry to break into as a young creative. You are giving opportunities to designers that may not have otherwise had the chance to display their work in such a large forum.What impact or trends have you seen flourish over the years because of UsTrendy’s inclusion of designers from around the world?

I hope to grow Believe in Yourself into a national foundation with roots in every state across the country, to provide dresses to as many needy girls as possible, and helping them to feel empowered. In what ways can the public help the Believe in Yourself campaign? People can visit believeinyourself.org and can help support us by making online donations. In addition, we’ll be having dress donations around the country and we’re always looking for volunteers, mentors, and speakers at our events. And of course, retailers can assist by donating dresses.

I think a trend we are seeing is much less focus on name brand and more and more people buying brands which are unique and don’t have a recognizable name. This is especially true among the new generation of millennial shoppers. I think a site like UsTrendy helped promote this trend. The site has received tens of millions of visitors who are able to shop for unique clothing which does not have a name brand. What can a consumer expect to find if they have not yet experienced UsTrendy? How does it differ from other more traditional fashion sites? UsTrendy.com contains one of a kind clothing from designers from over 100 countries so you can find unique, high quality clothing that tells a story. It’s like wearing a piece of art work and like shopping on the world’s largest global mall spanning across various countries, all which influence their designs and styles.

Photo by © Believe in Yourself

How can the young designers just starting out in the fashion world be a part of UsTrendy? What advice would you give to these future fashion designers?


Designers can apply to join UsTrendy by visiting ustrendy.com and going to our sign up page. My biggest piece of advice would be for them to focus on things which lead to customer satisfaction. Things such as quality, good operations, and seamless fulfillment. Those tend to sometimes be over looked by creative types. The product itself is one part, and a very important part, but in order to be successful you also need a well oiled operation.








As an actor, you have worked on multiple TV shows and most recently you’re in Prison Break: Resurrection on FOX, playing a lead villain. Tell us about this character and what you have enjoyed most about this challenging role. The series is loosely based on Homer’s The Odyssey, so you can guess where my character Cyclops fits in. Like the epic poem, my Cyclops has one eye and makes our heroes’ lives quite difficult. Unlike the poem, my character is not a monster, but a human being. So I had the challenge of entering and owning the psychology of a guy who’s been driven to do some monstrous things. I really had to ask myself: What would make me do the terrible things Cyclops does? Answering this question required a lot of research­—for example, into why someone might join ISIL and how they recruit. It was pretty scary stuff. I also did a lot of soul searching. What resonated most with me was that Cyclops had been bullied mercilessly, abandoned by his parents, never touched, and totally alone in the world. He’s driven by the need to belong and to prove his manhood. Coming from his inner wound and deep need made the character make more sense to me and less of a stereotype. It’s sort of toxic masculinity in action.

I am also committed to use whatever platform I have to share my story so that an Arab American kid who may feel lonely or weird, like I did, can see that they will be okay and that they can be proud to be who they are. Besides speaking out, I am also working on writing my own content—in the hopes of telling engaging, entertaining stories that also make Arab and Muslim Americans relatable. In addition to being an actor, you have taken the time to be very philanthropic and fighting for social justice. You have been involved with Black Lives Matter LA, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Reading to Kids, GLAAD, the LA Mission, and Equality California. Can you tell us why these organizations are close to your heart? I see it as my responsibility to give back. Narcissism can be an occupational hazard of this profession, and being of service, in addition to being the right thing to do, also helps keep me stay grounded. How do you personally approach the inequalities that many LGBTQ people still face today?

“I AM ALSO COMMITTED TO USE WHATEVER PLATFORM I HAVE TO SHARE MY STORY SO THAT AN ARAB AMERICAN KID WHO MAY FEEL LONELY OR WEIRD, LIKE I DID, CAN SEE THAT THEY WILL BE OKAY AND THAT THEY CAN BE PROUD TO BE WHO THEY ARE.” You have an extensive background in theatre­—can you tell us about your process as an actor working in TV and how it differs from your theatre work? Do you have a preference for film or being on the stage? The biggest difference is time, I think. In theatre, you tend to have more of it, so it becomes a lot more about process and repetition. In TV, you’re rarely given much time or room to have a process. So it becomes much more about a product. You have to know how to build a complete performance almost from the get-go and to be flexible enough to keep it alive and malleable when you’re on set. Though I think they’re both fun, nothing compares to the communion you have with a live audience in the theatre— nothing. As an Arab American, you are pushing the boundaries that minorities face. Do you feel that Muslim people are represented correctly when it comes to being portrayed on screen? What are you professionally doing to break those barriers? Generally, Hollywood has a history of portraying Arab and Muslim people as one dimensional—be it buffoons, evil villains, or sainted victims. In almost no instances have I seen a story that resembles me or any Arab/Muslim person I know on TV. This is a moment in American history in which this might finally change, but there is a lot of work to do. I think one starting point would be to make Middle East and North African people a diversity category in the eyes of studio and network execs (right now they are considered white).

Photo by Valentina Socci, grooming by Jeffrey Paul w/Exclusive Artists

One way I do that, again, is to be open about who I am and to try to be a visible and positive role model. I feel like being "out" is a privilege I have and one that I can share to better the lives of other LGBTQ people, especially ones with Muslim backgrounds. I also started a support group for LGBTQ Muslims and people of Muslim background in 2013 that I currently co-facilitate in LA. It’s a safe, confidential space in which we simply share stories as a way to heal and build community. As you know, the entertainment business is very difficult to break into. What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out in the acting world? My first piece of advice would be to get as good as you can be —if that’s going to a conservatory of some kind or just getting lots of practical experience—this is essential. Second, it would be to put yourself out there as much as possible: not only going to scary auditions, but also creating and sharing your own stuff. This can be a humiliating and difficult thing to do, but if you can’t imagine doing anything else with your life, you owe it to yourself and the world to share your gifts. Lastly: just keep going. You have to believe in yourself before anyone else does. It may require a touch of insanity to keep at it, but sometimes you just gotta take a few steps before your path becomes clear.

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PAVING THE WAY FOR A NEW GENERATION “These skills and competencies will definitely prepare students for college and work but also for the very important role of citizen.” Louise Dubé


Civics is paving the way for a new generation of empowered and enlightened youth. For the past 8 years, iCivics has been creating unique lesson plans for teachers in order to educate their students on the importance of civil service. Founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics is forging the path for school aged children on the significance of democracy and why becoming an informed citizen is an necessary skill set. Art Hive magazine spoke with Executive Director, Louise Dubé about her personal vision and role in educating our youth about civics. ART HIVE: As the Executive Director of iCivics, you were one of only five women who were recognized for their work at the 2017 Diane Von Furstenberg Awards ceremony. You were honored with the People’s Voice Award­—can you tell us a little bit about what winning this award means to you. Louise Dubé: It was a wonderful honor and a fantastic event. I am grateful to Diane and the DVF Diller Foundation for the opportunity to increase awareness about iCivics’ work and for their direct support. It comes on the heels of a very big year for iCivics during which our traffic exploded. 5 million students used our site. The momentum has been very rewarding for our team. On a personal level, the event itself at the United Nations was the highlight of my year.



Working in a small nonprofit, it is not often that you get to mingle with celebrities and have the opportunities to tell them about your work. It was great fun! AH: Do you have a personal philosophy you carry with you when making decisions for iCivics and the programming you are cultivating? LD: Absolutely, our goal is to ensure that all students are prepared for citizenship. That means that they know how our system of government and rule of law work and that they feel a part of it. We think about our impact constantly. We look at how we can reach more teachers and more kids and at how we can motivate them to think about their roles as members of their community locally and nationally. Our motto at iCivics is "Do only what we do best." What we do best is to make easy-to-use, effective and engaging civic learning materials. It sounds simple but it is the hardest thing to do. My personal motto is a twist on the NYC subway system’s "See Something, Say Something" campaign. It’s "If you see something - that should be changed - do something about it."” AH: Many people may not know the importance of civics for school aged children—can you explain what the impact is for this type of programming and what the anticipated results are for the students once they leave school with this training and enter into the workforce?

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LD: Civics is sometimes poorly understood because it encompasses many skills and competencies. Civic learning teaches kids how our system of government and the rule of law work. It also helps students build literacy and analytical skills such as analyzing primary sources and writing a strong essay. Civics is where you learn how to have a deliberative discussion with your peers who might disagree with you about a political issue. Lastly, it is where you learn how to work with a team to think creatively about complex community issues such as how should we design laws controlling drug use/access or ensuring safe drinking water. These skills and competencies will definitely prepare students for college and work but also for the very important role of citizen. AH: In your opinion, how important is it for a community to support and be involved with iCivics? How can citizens participate in empowering their community through this program? LD: Students will know if we as adults think something is important or not. If we consider being an active member of our democracy important, they will treat it as such. Yes, I think this is critical. Schools are very often the heart of a community, and it is important that parents and all of the members of the community embrace civic education and iCivics. We would love parents to play the games with their kids -- especially during the summer and vacations -- to keep up the learning. AH: iCivics is a free resource to teachers, however, if a student is not receiving this programming at their school, can you explain how parents can get involved? LD: Very easy, go to iCivics.org and play. No registration required! If parents want to get further involved, they can create an account and see if they want to use a lesson plan with the kids if they have free time. The lesson plans include a lot of fun and educational activities. They can also help by sending in a contribution. We are free, but there are real costs in providing these materials and we are always struggling to make ends meet. AH: Do you have any new programming we can expect to see this upcoming year that you are excited about? LD: We are very excited to be starting a program for Spanish speaking English Language Learners. We want to make our same great resources accessible to Latino students. This is especially important because of the difficult academic vocabulary in civics. We have also just released a really fun game, Counties Work, which explains to students the work of county government. They take the role of the county executive, and residents come to him/her to solve problems. I love this game. It really makes it clear what government does and how it is constantly making trade-offs to keep things running. AH: Though attitudes about women in positions of power have slowly been changing for the better, gender stereotypes still persist. Have you ever had any experiences in gender inequality or do you think "the glass ceiling" is a thing of the past? LD: iCivics is the legacy of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She was a pioneer and broke the glass ceiling a number of times. It has been a privilege to work with her and to understand the debt we owe as women to those who came before us. I have not myself experienced gender bias in overt ways, but in less overt ways, certainly. We have made tremendous progress since the days of Justice O’Connor but there is still a long way to go. For more info on iCivics, please visit icivics.org.







omorrow’s career landscape looks vastly different from today’s. While opportunities are plentiful in software engineering and mobile app development today, tomorrow’s tech careers will require highly specialized training. If you want to be at the forefront of the rapidly changing technology landscape, it is imperative you upgrade your skills now. Following are five up-and-coming technology careers that will likely be some of the hottest careers of tomorrow: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ENGINEER If you’re looking for a hot tech sector to train for, look no further than the artificial intelligence sector. Acquire a degree as an AI engineer and you will be able to have your pick of jobs around the globe. By specializing in sectors like deep learning or natural language processing, you are likely to have employers begging you to join their firms. AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE ENGINEER From Google to Uber to Tesla, major companies around the world are building self-driving vehicles. Hone your skills in autonomous software engineering and you’ll be able to write your own ticket to paradise. Since autonomous vehicle software development is such a specialized niche, chances are good you won’t have much competition for employment openings. Name your price and you just might have major corporations fighting for the opportunity to add you to their team. VIRTUAL REALITY DEVELOPER Activity in the virtual reality sector is exploding. From interfaces for healthcare to training tools for the military, you will be able to develop virtual reality interfaces for a



wide range of end uses if you upgrade your VR skills. Design hardware, create applications for VR headsets, or build robots with VR capabilities; there’s no end to the opportunities you’ll find if you pursue a career in virtual reality. DRONE PROTOTYPING/DESIGN ENGINEER Like autonomous vehicles, drone development is an incredibly hot sector. A myriad of industries are using drone technology, including agriculture, mining, construction, and the military. Hone your skills as a drone engineer and you’ll be able to travel the world showcasing your talents. IOT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SOFTWARE ENGINEER Look no further than devices like Amazon’s Echo for an understanding of the power of voice-enabled IoT devices. Companies such as Apple, Google, and Amazon are actively recruiting speech and language software engineers for their Internet of Things devices. As more devices connect to the cloud in the coming years, the need for trained IoT language developers will explode. If you train now for this highly specialized field, you’ll have your pick of jobs in the future. Understanding where the hot technology career opportunities will happen over then next decade allows you to upgrade your skills now in preparation for these exploding sectors. Whether you improve your skills at an online career development portal like Udacity.com or enroll in a local university, the key is to train now for tomorrow’s careers. Companies are already searching for talented individuals in the above-listed fields; the sooner you get your training, the sooner you’ll be ready to seize the bountiful opportunities at your disposal. Photos ©Shutterstock







he sliced-off ear of Vincent van Gogh has a lot to answer for – mainly, the image of the authentic artist as brilliant, but alone and very, very broke. The reality however proves far from romantic and for today’s modern talent, totally unnecessary. Thanks to the web’s democratization of art making, more creatives are challenging these ideals, embracing entrepreneurship as part and parcel of their practice. This is the noble goal of Doing Business as (dba)… Artist as an Entrepreneur art exhibition – a local art collective spreading the gospel of commerce and creativity with an annual exhibition opening this year on May 29 at ArtServe. “For this unique exhibit,” says the show’s co-curators Bunny Sheffield and Phoenix, “a deft hand at watercolors is not enough.” Instead, “we wanted to honor artists who are growing and developing themselves for the 21st century.” All exhibitors must be graduates of Broward County’s Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI), a local program that provides professional training to the art community, from creating a business plan to promoting their works through social media. They must also pledge to put their skills to work, developing action plans and collaborating together on marketing strategy. This artist as entrepreneur endeavor isn’t a new concept. Pop artist Andy Warhol most famously blurred the lines between art and commerce. Think of his famed screen prints of celebrities, adapted for an industrial-style assembly line to maximize wealthy patrons looking to order their own portraits completed with the neon Warhol treatment. Historically however, art “associated with commercial interests is viewed with some suspicion,” says Sarah Thornton, renowned arts writer, author, and sociologist of culture and this year’s speaker at the exhibition’s closing reception, on June 20 at ArtServe. “We want something that’s authentic. And there is this belief that the artist might get distracted by profit and undermine the authenticity of the work. Aesthetic and spiritual value are everything.”

“THANKS TO THE WEB’S DEMOCRATIZATION OF ART MAKING, MORE CREATIVES ARE CHALLENGING THESE IDEALS, EMBRACING ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS PART AND PARCEL OF THEIR PRACTICE.” “The proverbial sands however,” says Thornton, “seem to be shifting, with a growing recognition of artists as a kind of brand. Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei is recognized equally – if not more so – for his imaginative and critical Instagram posts. And for better or worse, British artist Damien Hirst has embraced Warholian art production as part of his identity as a conceptual artist. “In a globalized, highly mediated world, we understand personal brands because of social media,” notes Thornton, author of Seven Days in the Art World. “We all develop a public personality, an image.” With the theme “Chrysalis: A Time of Change,” this year’s dba… exhibition tackles the potential of this changing landscape head-on, featuring a crop of exhibitors that span a gamut of disciplines. Some have embraced new technologies in their creative production, like the digitally-infused works of painters Lee Brock and Serafima Sokolov. Others have paired traditional arts with more web-friendly platforms, like the dual painters/photographers of Ruth Sharton and Richard White, and the musical duo Bernard Bulhack and Yeshiva Lex of the band NMBR11. Many however continue working in classical mediums, like porcelain painter Mary Belle Cordell, glass painter Marie Donze, ceramic artist Anabel Rub Peicher, watercolorist Marilyn Valiente, fine art painter Harriet Silverstein and textile sculptor Erin Bassett. Whether rooted in more traditional forms, or experimenting with new tech mediums – all face the challenge of using business skills to support their creative practice. What’s surprising however, are the unexpected ways entrepreneur strategies are enriching their work. For textile artist Erin Bassett, creating a brand became a much more personal refinement of her artist voice. “The program’s most useful advice was to emphasize and narrow down what you’re doing. Pick something and be the best at it,” says Bassett. “For me it was not really about focusing on sales pitch, but staying original to my voice. When I’m excited about the work, that confidence and passion comes across. That’s enough to show the artist I am.” When establishing her business, porcelain painter Mary Belle Cordell also discovered newfound clarity and confidence in her creative expression. “I started my business after a shopping network wanted me to sell my porcelain jewelry and art on TV,” said Cordell. “I learned then how to explain what I do in a few short sentences. I found that you may be the best artist in the world, but if you do not know how to represent yourself, you will have a stack of your art under the bed.”



The opportunity to interact directly with audiences also proves profound for Anabel Rub Peicher, as social media allowed her to share the unpredictable nature inherent in ceramic making, from an unexpected drip, to a surprising glaze treatment. “I am now making it part of my practice to share a quick update on my social media about my process,” says Peicher. “The general viewer may have no idea how the work emerged, but now people can understand how a project develops, that by translating and transforming humble raw materials, I can achieve a work of art.” For her digital art, Lee Brock’s practice “became an entrepreneurship in its own right because that’s the nature of the medium” – adaptable for both personal and public forums “without lessening the quality of the work in any way. You can’t do that with a painting.” Seeing her creative output as an entrepreneurship also helped Brock preserve the artistic currency of her work. “dba… actually changed my art making, reinforcing the importance of working in limited editions,” says Brock. “This helped viewers understand that this digital piece is still a fine art object.” Perhaps the dba’s… most profound contribution, argues Phoenix, was the opportunity to break away from the image of tortured artist, working only in isolation. Instead, the dba… community became a mutually-shared muse. “What was so inspiring about dba… 2017 was seeing all these talented individuals committed to becoming a collective,” noted Phoenix, herself a graduate of the program. “At team meetings we were so excited about our collective goals, about practicing and experimenting together, working with like-minded people. It just enforced the idea that we really don’t have to do everything by ourselves. And that’s so precious and rare.” Do Business as… exhibition will be on view at ArtServe through June 24, with the grand gallery reception on June 8 at 6 pm. For more information, visit artists-doing-business-as.com.


• DBA 2017 Artists First Meeting Co-curator Bunny Sheffield, front left, with curator Phoenix; Mary Belle Cordell, middle left, Lee Brock, Marilyn Valiente, Harriet Silverstein, Marie Donze, Ruth Sharton, Anabel Rub Peicher and Serafima Sokolov; Erin Bassett, back left, Richard White, Yeshiva Lex and Bernard Bulhack. • Wheat by Lee Brock • Light in the Forest by Phoenix




SARAH THORNTON Photo by © Margo Moritz

As the best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World and 33 Artists in 3 Acts, writer and sociologist of culture, Sarah Thornton enjoys a front seat view of contemporary art culture. We talked a bit more with this year’s Doing Business as… exhibition guest speaker about the evolution of art, commerce and its impact on today’s creative practice. Why is there still anxiety between artistic legitimacy and financial success? The tension between art and commerce persists because art has a spiritual side; it provides meaning to our lives, let’s us access what’s most important about our existence. So artists have to tread carefully when they conduct business around their work. Jeff Koons is the perfect example of this. He prefers not to talk about money and has managed to preserve his stature. In contrast we have Damien Hirst, who played up his role as a business artist. He really embraced the Warlholian factory system, but we can see how that damaged his reputation. It’s a spectacular case study. I personally love Hirst’s early work and admire his risk taking. Is there a chance of finding a happy medium between both forces?

“Are Artists Entrepreneurs?” A Conversation with Sarah Thornton June 20 at 6:30 pm at ArtServe, Inc. 1350 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Art is always evolving, playing her game in a slightly different way in different parts of the world. In Beijing, being commercial is never a mark against you. Berlin is probably the most anti-commerce. American art culture falls in between, but is becoming much more likely to embrace business. And I think this is thanks to the rise of industrial design and the whole creative discourse surrounding technology. Many see Steve Jobs as the model of this business artist, in his focus on curating user experience. We can appreciate this sense of artistry because design has become so integrated into our lives. So are galleries still relevant in the Digital Age? The majority of contemporary art still centers around the creation of art objects. They need to be experienced in real space. Art is also more popular than ever because it’s an antidote to digitization. We can’t experience the true texture and scale of a work on a jpeg. What are your thoughts on artists as brands? An artist’s work is not just what appears in a frame, but it’s in everything they do. Their talks, their panel discussions – that’s all their work. So I like to analyze everything as a whole. For artists, brands represent a simplification for what they are circulating more nuancedly in their art. It may be a gross simplification, but it’s useful for gaining a platform for your broader work. For Ai Weiwei, his brand of sorts would be freedom of speech, someone who fights against the system. This brand means he can attract a larger audience to this work, where they can hopefully engage in its greater complexity. How has the role of the muse evolved?

I’m keen to shift the term away from that classical 19th-century image of the muse as the beautiful nude, usually the mistress of the male artist. Many artists today would resist the classic term, but I haven’t found any without a muse in their life in some powerful way. A muse is someone who inspires you to think hard about your artistic process. They capture their imagination, but they do not have to be the subject of their work. A artist/muse relationship can even be antipathetic—that can be a powerful form. In the end, you’ve got to feel like someone cares. Monique McIntosh is a local writer and cultural journalist originally from Kingston, Jamaica and writes on various platforms about the creative experiences here in South Florida. More at sarah-thornton.com CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE


Photo by ©Malia James



Eight time Grammy Award-winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley spoke to Art Hive about motivating the youth through music, food, and heavy doses of love.




ear after year, Ziggy shows us that he is his father’s son, producing hit albums for all ages, all while staying true to himself, his roots, and his message: love. Ziggy is a father himself, so it is no surprise that he was inspired to release a children’s album “Family Time” in 2009, which did not fail to deliver, as it earned him yet another Grammy Award to add to his collection. Fast forward to 2013, and from this album sprouted another fruit of Ziggy’s tree of accomplishments, a children’s book titled “I Love You Too.” Ziggy’s book was based on a song from his children’s album called Summer Time, a song that reminds him of the importance of speaking to children. “Speaking to children is the best way that we can affect the world,” he says. “The reality is adults have their minds set already, so if we can give a good example to children’s lives at a young age, that’s how we are going to change the world. That’s why I did that; to get into the space of speaking to children.” Ziggy is able to use his creativity to speak his message in the most effective manner: through the heart. His devotion to spreading love and his drive to take action inspires him to keep creating, giving fruit to his latest song, “ Free Dem Fake Leaders.” “We have to take the lead; the people who have love and who have positive things to give, we have to take the lead,” Ziggy tells Marcela. When he isn’t in a recording studio, Ziggy is writing, but he doesn’t stop at children’s books. His Jamaican heritage inspires his music and his spirit, but of course it also inspires his palate. His Jamaican upbringing and his family’s cooking were just the ingredients needed to inspire Ziggy to write a cookbook. His love for Caribbean flavors led to his creation of Ziggy Marley Organics, his line of flavored coconut oils and hempseeds. This venture was just another way for Ziggy to cultivate his interests, stepping into a space other than music, while still staying true to himself. Selling items that he uses and are a part of his life makes this business venture all the more pleasurable for Ziggy, and with that genuine passion, the opportunities continue to flourish. Through Ziggy Marley Organics sprouted Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook: Delicious Meals Made with Whole, Organic Ingredients from the Marley Kitchen. He added his own flair to a plethora of dishes from his childhood making them healthy and his own, so that a taste of the Marley home, culture, and love can reach people all around the world. With his solo music career consisting of music he produces himself, along with Ziggy Marley Organics, I Love You Too, and his cookbook Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook: Delicious Meals Made with Whole, Organic Ingredients from the Marley Kitchen, Ziggy shows us there is nothing he can’t do that his spirit will not allow him to excel in. With each change in Ziggy’s life that inspired his musical work, a Grammy Award was short to follow. After mastering his craft, Ziggy took the time to explore his other interests, which all root in spreading inspiration and love, a drive so pure, that it is no wonder positive energy surrounds him. He says one of the things he enjoys most is meeting his fans and those he inspires, emphasizing “making friends with the people is important.” When Marcela asked him what type of legacy he would like to leave for future generations, his response was nothing short of expected – “the truth is love – love is the legacy, not my legacy, but just something we have to continue to push forward; it’s not about me, it’s about love. “ Ziggy works with no constraints, allowing himself to roam creatively, but with his drive to spread love, it’s no surprise that he has played an active role in the community, particularly in the efforts to help children. “URGE is my organization – it means Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment,” Ziggy says. He continues on, emphasizing a common theme in the epicenter of his motivation when he says “giving love is a part of the biggest gift you can give…helping out schools, partnering with other organizations like Little Kids Rock (littlekidsrock.org), setting up music in schools…in Jamaica we adopted a school. We want to give children a better experience in these early stages of life.”



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Photo by © Greggory Bojorquez

Ziggy Marley is a force to be reckoned with after winning Best Reggae Album at the 59th Grammy Awards this year for his self-titled album Ziggy Marley, and his legacy in the musical world continues to be reinforced through every creative turn he takes. Similar to the sentiments of his late father, Bob Marley, Ziggy makes love fuel all his endeavors so that he can stay true to himself, while also inspiring others along the way. Ziggy told Marcela about the 40th Anniversary of his father Bob Marley’s album, Exodus, which will be reissued this year and will include a special bonus that Ziggy mixed from scratch. Ziggy will also be touring this summer, spreading the message of love as the Marley legacy continues. For updates on Ziggy’s tours, books and foundation visit


Photo by ©Malia James






Our picks of activities, events, and reads to keep your inspiration soaring this summer! By Jennifer Love Gironda




“The Irie Foundation is working year round to improve and create a positive impact on the lives of South Florida’s at-risk youth. Through a number of proactive initiatives, we are committed to helping kids get on the right track and strive for successful futures. The Foundation, which is supported by remarkable sponsors and partners, also hosts numerous fundraising events, including the annual Irie Weekend, one of South Florida’s most highly anticipated events of the year. All proceeds go toward Foundation programming, as well as to benefit a number of other local and national non-profit organizations.” More @ iriefoundation.org


“Miami Music Festival (MFF) is an intensive training program for the next generation of classical musicians to work with mentors and gain performing experience. The fourth season for MMF will host young artists from around the world selected from top conservatories and universities. MMF receives nearly 1,500 international applicants each season with only a small portion selected for participation through a rigorous audition process.” More @ miamimusicfestival.com


“Blue Spring State Park covers more than 2,600 acres, including the largest spring on the St. John’s River. Blue Spring is a designated manatee refuge and the winter home to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. The spring´s crystal clear, 73-degree water can be enjoyed by swimmers, snorkelers, and certified scuba divers with a partner during our designated swimming season. Fishing, canoeing, and boating are also enjoyed along the St. John’s River.” More @ floridastateparks.org


“Visitors and residents will be transported into a colorful collection of classic tales during the City of West Palm Beach’s popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P), a creative series of commUNITY events and offerings all summer long. New this year, guests are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy a whimsical art installation featuring classic fables, interactive story-telling activities for all ages and larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball on the West Palm Beach waterfront.” More @ facebook.com/cityofwestpalmbeach


“A true taste of the Caribbean and a celebration of Caribbean culture. June, Caribbean American Heritage Month, gives us an opportunity to showcase all the region has to offer!” More @ colorsofthecaribbean.com


The Museum of Discovery and Science: “Invites the whole family to participate in an evening of sea turtle discovery this summer. Once again, the annual evening Turtle Walks will occur in June and July. Visitors will enjoy an entire evening of sea turtle exploration and identification while uncovering the natural history and myths of turtles. Nature permitting, participants will have a chance to watch a 300 pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs. A female loggerhead sea turtle may travel thousands of miles to return to the beach where she hatched as a baby to lay her own eggs as an adult.” More @ mods.org


“This annual event showcases local agriculture, and tropical fruits. Vendor booths featuring yummy foods, and rare fruit samplings will be available.” More @ fruitandspicepark.org


“A popular Southwest Florida tradition continues, as The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club will again host its annual “Summer Jazz on the Gulf” concert series. This will mark the 32nd consecutive year of the fun, free, and family-friendly concert series, which combines festive Jazz entertainment with truly beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, extraordinary sunsets, cool breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. Each concert is held on the family-owned resort’s picturesque Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf. ‘Summer Jazz on the Gulf’ will take place one Saturday evening per month June-September.” More @ naplesbeachhotel.com


Old School Square Pavilion in Delray Beach. More @ oldschoolsquare.org


“For three weeks each June, internationally recognized guest artists and student musicians come together in Florida to study and perform chamber music. The Sarasota Music Festival is a magical combination of youthful promise and acclaimed talent that carries a reputation as one of the finest classical music events in the nation.” More @ sarasotaorchestra.org


“This monthly concert series provides an ideal setting for good times and great entertainment. Listen to the hottest acts around featuring popular regional performers and national recording artists against our spectacular waterfront backdrop. This is a perfect weekend outing and a fantastic way to relax and unwind with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, kick off your flip flops, grab a drink and sway to the tunes on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. More @ wpb.org/Departments/Waterfront/Community-Events


Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg: “Sip and Savor the liquid interpretations of works in the Museum’s collection while lounging in artistically designed spaces. Brewing companies create limited batch brews for a one-night only exhibition at the Museum.” More @ mfastpete.org CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE


CULTURE | JUNE 2017 EVENTS OLD TOWN UNTAPPED “Pompano Beach’s first ever Craft Brew and Arts Festival! A night filled with free craft beer samples from Pompano’s own breweries, live music, food trucks, art and more! 1st Friday of every month 6-9pm. In front of Bailey Contemporary Arts.” More @ pompanobeachfl.gov SCREEN ON THE GREEN “Lake Worth outdoor movies are back! Take a blanket or some chairs and join your friends, family and neighbors for Screen on the Green 2017!” More @ lakeworth.org/events PLEIN AIR PAINTING “Leave the four walls of your studio behind and paint in the open air of the landscape.” More @ cceflorida.org/lot-23 BUTTERFLY WALKS “Nature lovers of all ages and expertise levels can help local chapters of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) take their annual census counts at nature centers and wildlife preserves during June & July. This summer explore the Deering Estate in search of the Ruddy Daggerwing, Dina Yellow, Atala and more!” More @ deeringestate.org SUNDOWN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES “The Legacy Toyota Sundown Summer Concert Series is a four concert series that will take place on the third Saturday of June, July, and August in the Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park. Each concert in the series will be FREE and open to the public with a different regional band headlining each event. The concerts will feature great family friendly entertainment each month in Tallahassee’s most family friendly Downtown park. More @ tallahasseedowntown.com JACKSONVILLE BEACH SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES “The City of Jacksonville Beach is proud to present the 16th Annual Summer Jazz Series. Admission is free and open to the public. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs.” More @ jacksonvillebeach.org ARTIST AS AN ENTREPRENEUR INSTITUTE “Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) offers critical skills for all artists to advance business practices and strengthen sales. The annual course offers 20 classes during four consecutive Saturdays of lectures, panels and interactive workshops led by premier faculty. Develop your marketing and business acumen with guidance from local arts professionals.” RSVP required. More @ broward.org/arts SUSHI & STROLL SUMMER WALKS “We welcome guests on select Friday evenings throughout the summer to experience and explore our Japanese gardens with a cold drink in hand. Sip craft sake selections – some sweet, sparkling or creamy – that you won’t find anywhere else in South Florida.” More @ morikami.org CANVAS & COCKTAILS “The Creative Arts School continues its popular art experience, where you can create an art piece in a relaxed atmosphere… all while enjoying a nice glass of wine, a craft beer or a signature cocktail. Each month offers something different with one of our creative Canvas & Cocktails instructors. No experience necessary! It’s a perfect girls’ night out, group night or a date night.” More @ oldschoolsquare.org SCREEN ON THE GREEN “Screen on the Green transforms the great lawn on the West Palm Beach Waterfront into a theater under the stars. Watch free screenings of your favorite movies and make great memories with friends and family on the second Friday of every month.” More @ wpb.org WORLD OCEAN DAY Gumbo Limbo: “Learn about great ocean garbage patches and what you can do to prevent plastic pollution. Guess how many plastic bottles are in the ‘Great Gumbo Garbage Patch.’ Enter to win a Sea Turtle Adoption. Our Oceans…Our Future!” More @ gumbolimbo.org BONNET HOUSE FINE ARTISTS’ SUMMER SERIES “Summer Art Series at Frame ‘N Art By the Sea Gallery. The four exhibitions will feature works of various media including watercolor, oil, acrylic and photography and a percentage of all art sale proceeds will benefit Bonnet House and its programs.” More @ bonnethouse.org 50


CULTURE | JULY/AUGUST 2017 EVENTS 25th ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL “Join us as we celebrate our tropical summers with the juiciest event: The International Mango Festival. Enjoy two days of the King of Tropical Fruit. We’re offering lectures, cooking demonstrations and tips to keep your mango trees thriving, pick up a trick from local chefs at a cooking demonstration, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors, sample refreshing brews perfect for summer.” More @ fairchildgarden.org FIREFALL WITH POCO & PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE “The Pompano Beach Amp is proud to present three classic bands on one incredible night.” More @ theamppompano.org SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER On stage at the Lake Worth Playhouse: “This musical adaptation of the 70’s classic film will have everyone singing along to the Bee Gees unforgettable music. Everyone is looking for a way out, and Tony has found his through dance. Follow the journey of Tony and his friends as we relive the disco era in Brooklyn. The score to Saturday Night Fever includes Stayin Alive, Boogie Shoes, You Should Be Dancing and many more.” More @ lakeworthplayhouse.org MIAMI SALSA CONGRESS “The Ultimate Summer Salsa Congres: 5 days of non-stop pool-parties, pre-parties, evening galas, dance workshops, world class DJs, international dance showcases, and live concerts; all overlooking an international entertainment mecca Deauville Beach Resort, Miami Beach.” More @ miamisalsacongress.com BOCA SCREENING “Reserve your seat in the Wolgin Gallery to see art films, independent films, and documentaries that complement current exhibitions.” More @ bocamuseum.org PEN TO PAPER “Just as putting pen to paper to create a line in a drawing is an artistic act, so is writing a letter. Pen to Paper, a selection from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, reveals the beauty and intimacy of the craft of letter writing. From casually jotted notes to elaborately decorated epistles, Pen to Paper explores the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Berenice Abbott, Mary Cassatt, Frederic Edwin Church, Howard Finster, Harriet Hosmer, Ray Johnson, Georgia O’Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Motherwell, Maxfield Parrish, Edward Weston, and many others.” More @ norton.org FLORIDA CAVERNS STATE PARK “This is one of the few state parks with dry (air-filled) caves and is the only state park in Florida to offer cave tours to the public.The Florida Cavern has dazzling formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones and draperies. The Chipola River and Blue Hole spring provide areas for fishing, canoeing and boating. Florida Caverns State Park is popular for camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. The park does not rent horses, however stables are available for equestrian enthusiast.” More @ floridastateparks.org YEONDOO JUNG: BEHIND THE SCENES “This exhibition features the large-scale projection of the Korean artist’s 2007 video work, Documentary Nostalgia. The video, captured in one 85-minute sequence, depicts both specific locations from the artist’s memories, including his parents’ home and father’s pharmacy in South Korea, as well as archetypal scenes of nature such as a forest and mountaintop. By making the mechanics of the video visible (choreographed assistants construct sets before the viewer’s eyes) Jung offers a rare behind-the-scenes view of film production, while commenting on the precarious nature of memory.” More @ norton.org A JOURNEY IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON “The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery And Science cordially invites you on a discovery journey of the Peruvian Amazon. Your journey will continue from the urban jungle to the Amazon rainforest aboard the M/S Amazon Discovery, a luxury motor ship that accommodates a maximum of 44 passengers with 22 spacious suites with floor to ceiling windows for exquisite views. Or enjoy the observation deck which allows for eye popping views of the river, while friendly and attentive staff, excellent naturalists, and meals prepared with the freshest ingredients will make for a most memorable river adventure.” More @mods.org




7 Habits of Highly Effective Adults by Stephen R. Covey I’ve actually read his son, Sean Covey’s version 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens before picking up the original, and both are full of information for goal setting, problem solving and basically just getting stuff done. Habit one is ‘Be Proactive’, and you can be, by getting your hands on one of these books!

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin I read this book a few summers ago and I gotta say, it made my life better. It is full of simple steps, basic little ‘projects’ that you can really do to see some real improvement in your life. I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s true. The author discusses real ways to make the most of your time, to be productive and to be HAPPIER. Sign me up!

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon Read his books—all of them! They are small but pack a powerful punch of useful information and inspiration. The beauty of it all is that it’s all inside of you already—he helps bring that creativity out. The style is fun and full of inspirational quotes, real-life examples of how to apply the information, anecdotes, and humor.

Show Your Work by Austin Kleon Yup...two books by Kleon on this list! As I said before, just read anything he puts out there! This book focuses on harnessing that courage to put yourself out there and SHOW YOUR WORK. Again, he provides real advice that you can really use to share your gift with the world.



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Wreck This Journal: To Create is to Destroy, Now with Even More Ways to Wreck! by Keri Smith This is more of an activity book based on prompts, but a great way to get into the creative mode when you are feeling that ‘artists block’ we all dread. Destroy this journal with your creative explorations!

Art at the Speed of Life: Motivation + Inspiration for Making Mixed-Media Art Every Day, by Pam Carriker Need a quick pep-talk and then some projects to tackle once you get those creative juices a’flowin’? This may be the book for you. There are mixed media projects that can help you start to become more creative every day, along with real-life tips to help you organize yourself to create! The book focuses on mixed media techniques such as collage, assemblage, and image transfer, combined with information to help you fit time into your busy schedule to make the work!

Junk Gypsy: Designing a Life at the Crossroads of Wonder & Wander by Jolie Sikes & Amie Sikes Have you seen their show on HGTV? The Junk Gypsies are so much fun! These stylish sisters out of Texas go in search of discarded items and turn them into DIY home projects that you would actually want around your house. Learn more about their gypsy treasure travels and follow along to create your own bohemian creations.

Creative Doodling & Beyond: Inspiring Exercises, Prompts, and Projects for Turning Simple Doodles into Beautiful Works of Art (Creative...and Beyond) by Stephanie Corfee Another project-inspiration book bound to bring out your inner doodler! Corfee includes warm-up exercises, prompts and also some basic drawing information to help you get better results.




The Asylum: True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion by Simon Doonan Warning: Don’t read any of Simon Doonan’s books around other people because you WILL be laughing out loud! Tales from the fashion industry with some really wacky stories and gossip!

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell Another book on the list that focuses on preparing yourself to achieve more by looking for common denominators among folks that have achieved success. This is one you need to have in your personal collection!

A Hot Glue Gun Mess: Funny Stories, Pretty DIY Projects by Mr. Kate Super fun DIY projects with additional sassiness via Mr. Kate’s personal anecdotes. She presents step-by-step projects to enrich your home and your style in a funny and easy to follow manner. (Disclaimer: Do not laugh while holding a glue gun or you really will have a ‘hot glue gun mess’!)

The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work! by Tim Gunn No list of favorite ANYTHING for me would be complete without something from one of my favorite human beings on this earth—Tim Gunn. You can hear Tim’s emphatic and cheerful voice as you read the words from the pages of his book. I learned more about Tim, but also about being a better teacher, mentor, and learner from this book through his lessons from his own real-life experiences.



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“There is no dress code. This is Rock and Roll” INSIDE MIAMI GIRLS ROCK CAMP by Jon Hunt


ummertime is nearly here and like most parents, Michelle and I are starting to think about where we are going to dump the kid to keep her out of our hair for a couple weeks—Um, I mean—We are currently in the process of considering options for a creative, spiritually enlightening, and intellectually stimulating summer camp experience for our lovely daughter. Ahem. In 2015, a friend told us about a brand new camp that was starting up in Miami called the Miami Girls Rock Camp (aka MGRC). We live in Broward county, so Miami was a bit of a drive for us, but ROCK CAMP? Seriously, it was a no-brainer. Emma couldn’t wait to get started! The drive down to Miami on that first Monday morning was like a mosh pit at an overbooked hardcore punk show—but not nearly as much fun. It took two hours to get 56


from our home to the Miami Beach Community Church (which has hosted MGRC every year since it began). When the time came to pick Emma up at the end of the first day, we were confronted with a topsy-turvy roomful of donated musical instruments, tattooed female musicians, songwriters, engineers and vocalists and the raucous blur of laughing, shouting, dancing camp girls. I was greeted with hugs and glowing praise for my daughter from the ebullient volunteers. The prevailing fashion seemed to be T-shirts featuring the likes of Nirvana, Joy Division, Kiss, Johnny Cash, Ramones, Hendrix, and Beatles, as well as Minecraft, Zelda, My Little Pony, unicorns, kittens and butterflies. Bemused parents milled about at the fringes of the room, unwilling (or afraid) to interrupt the joyous bedlam. None of our daughters wanted to leave, and I couldn’t blame them. They were the newly anointed citizens of a magical Rock ‘n Roll oasis that

had sprung up in the midst of EDM and Reggaetón-fueled Miami. Emma couldn’t stop talking about camp for the entire two and a half hour crawl home, and as she prepares for her third year at MGRC, she has lost none of her initial enthusiasm. That excitement has spilled over into the rest of the family. For the past couple years we have made a point of attending live performances by the badass female rockers who volunteer their time to help Miami area girls stay loud and proud. In fact, I have become sort of a groupie— and I’m okay with that. Given Emma’s and my own MGRC zeal, I was curious to hear what the three founders of MGRC had to say about their own Rock Camp experience, so I asked Heather Burdick, Emile Milgrim, and Steph Taylor a few questions.

Illustrations by Jon Hunt, © 2017 Jon Hunt; All photos by © 2017 @teajayphoto

Why is music and the arts in general so important? Heather: “The arts foster self-expression and self-expression is how we communicate who we are at our core – and being tuned into that and feeling the freedom and confidence to express who we are is the epitome of empowerment. It’s truth and courage and vulnerability all at the same time. Seeing young girls be that brave and free, helping them to do that, is deeply gratifying and joyful to witness.” Steph: “Music and the arts have existed since the beginning of humanity. It is a fundamental means of self-expression and communication and is constantly evolving and pushing new limits. Art and music leave a lasting impact on people; creating togetherness, documenting history and making people think, feel and connect on a deeper level.” Emile: “It’s my understanding that many school curricula have done away with much of music/arts, so it’s extra important for kids to have access to these things within their communities, be it through after school/summer programming, internships/workshops through museums and institutions and even at home…” Why is a rock camp for girls needed? Emile: “My default answer for this is that the music world at large is a ‘boys rock camp’… By that I mean that girls’ exposure to female musicians and music professionals is minimal… It’s gotten better over the past 25 years or so, but women are still not close to being equally represented in the music industry. Through Rock Camps, girls not only get to learn about women in the music industry, they get to have the experience of becoming musicians who can… push toward that equal representation.” Steph: “There is a statistic that says 7 in 10 girls believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members. Rock camp exists to make a difference in the lives of the next generation of girls who are coming up in a world where, in many instances, they are seen as less than. Rock Camp creates a culture of selfworth that strives to leave a lasting impact on our campers and how they view themselves.” Heather: “Girls need a place to be free to explore, to connect authentically with others and themselves, and to be loud as hell!” What kind of response did you get from the kids and parents?

Heather: “It’s been such a love fest! Last year’s final circle left us all in tears - campers and volunteers, alike - because we never want that feeling of freedom, unconditional acceptance, and fun to end. Parents have shared that campers are often more confident after camp… Often parents offer to help and support our efforts in awesome ways – contributing art, labor, and cash! So, I guess we’re doing something right.” Emile: “The kids, parents and volunteers have all described MGRC as “life changing,” or something similar. It’s exciting and humbling to help provide this experience to campers and their families.” What did you, as founders and volunteers get out of the experience? Heather: “It’s exhausting, for sure, and a labor of love, but we get so much joy out of seeing these young girls open up, really kind of blossom in front of our very eyes. New campers often start the week off a bit withdrawn, but quickly warm up to the culture of camp, make fast friends, connect with volunteers, and then become baby rock stars – the way they carry themselves, dress, express themselves morphs into something more carefree and confident. It’s truly inspirational. We also get to connect with the other women who volunteer in powerful and meaningful ways as we all take part in creating the culture that allows girls to feel safe enough to be their authentic, fully expressed selves. It’s as much a gift to all of us as it is for the campers.” What surprised you about MGRC? Emile: “The immediate, positive community response was somewhat surprising… with MGRC we had an overwhelming amount of support from day one. And this response hasn’t tapered off either. We’re contacted almost daily by new people and businesses/organizations who want to help further our mission - that’s pretty amazing!” Heather: “How amazingly well it all comes together-How the campers trust the process, each other and all of us enough to be so vulnerable and brave: How the three of us got lucky enough to find each other… how we continue supporting each other through our challenges and victories: How the community has been so supportive – coming out to the showcases, enrolling their children, writing about camp and our events, awarding us grants, and giving us our beautiful home at Miami Beach Community Church. I guess a lot has surprised me – and I’m so grateful for all of it!”

Girls need a place to be free to explore,to connect authentically with others and themselves, and to be loud as hell!

•Miami Girls Rock Camp: miamigirlsrockcamp.org •Instagram: instagram.com/miamigirlsrockcamp •The Girls Rock Camp Alliance: girlsrockcampalliance.org CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE



Now comes that perennial question: What to do with the kids all summer. The answer may be to have them sing, dance, act or paint away the summer. With the plethora of possibilities available in South Florida, the difficulty will be deciding which of these top camp programs to choose.

BOCA RATON Boca Raton Museum of Art School Summer Camp 801 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton bocamuseum.org 561-392-2503 artschool@bocamuseum.org June 5 – August 11

Imagine ending the summer viewing your child’s artwork at a museum. At the conclusion of this camp, a special “Art Camp Exhibit” reception is held at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park. Open to children 5 to 12 with classes grouped by age, including those for children 5-7, 8-10 and 11-12, the curriculum explores art techniques and artistic concepts in professional studios. Balancing the children’s natural creativity with a learning environment is a priority, and according to camp administrators, the kids have so much fun they don’t know that they’re learning.

CORAL SPRINGS Coral Springs Center for the Arts 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs coralspringscenterforthearts.com coralspringsinstitute@gmail.com 954-344-5991 June 12 – August 18

High schoolers interested in performing will want to consider the Teen Summer Theatre Project. Those in grades 9 and up will have the opportunity to workshop with Broadway cast members and participate in an industry question and answer session. A talent scout from New York will also be on hand. Younger children in grades 1-8 can participate in the Youth Camp, where they sing, dance, act and learn about stage production arts. All camps culminate in a fully-designed production to show off the skills learned. Shows to be put on this year include Peter Pan, Willy Wonka and the Lion King. 58


Coral Springs Center for the Arts

Coral Springs Museum of Art

Center for the Arts 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Suite A, Coral Springs CoralSpringsMuseum.org museuminfo@coralsprings.org 954-340-5000 June 12 – August 18 “Dress for a mess!” advises the camp organizers and for good reason. Summer in the Studio is an art program for children 6 years of age and up. Divided into groups by age, campers discover a variety of arts, some of which they may already know about while others are new to them. Among the topics taught are drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, photography and digital arts. Morning or afternoon sessions for one or two weeks are available.

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local museums. Children from 3 to 13 can avail themselves of the studios in drawing, painting, darkroom, digital art, ceramics and sculpture. Along with producing art and touring museums, the children will meet with special guest artists, watch movies, visit the library and play outdoors.

FORT LAUDERDALE Broward Center for the Performing Arts

DAVIE University Center for the Performing Arts Summer Camp The University Center for the Performing Arts 2240 SW 70th Ave. Unit A, Davie universitycenterfortheperformingarts.com ucpaoffice@gmail.com 954-475-3000 June 12 – August 11

Voted the best performing arts classes in Broward County by South Florida Parenting Magazine, the University Center for the Performing Arts offers two camps. The Dance Camp is an intensive session for serious-minded dancers. The Performing Arts Camp allows students to learn acting, voice and dance from professional instructors and directors who have worked in the industry. Culminating in a full-scale musical performance, the camp session is designed to develop a child’s talent while broadening their understanding of all areas of the performing arts.

201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale registrar@browardcenter.org 954-414-6904 browardcenter.org/summer-theater-camp Locations: Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts; Pembroke Pines City Center; Aventura Arts and Culture Center June 12 – August 11 Partnering with the Performance Project School of the Arts to bring this unique theater camp experience to children from 7 to 18 campers work with artistic professionals and gain hands-on experience in musical theater, acting, dance, voice and technical production. With a live performance culminating each of the three camp locations (listed above), camps are available for four age groups: Acting Up Ages 7-9; Broadway Bound 10-13; Company Group 13-18; and Young Professionals 13-18.

Girls Call the Shots

Movie in a Month Summer Camp Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts 1310 SW 2nd Court Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 323-205-6374 girlscalltheshots.org beyourownanswer@gmail.com June 19 – July 14 If your teenage girl loves the camera – either being in front of or behind it – this is where she should spend her summer. During this four-week camp, budding filmmakers will work with mentors to write, produce and screen a short film. No experience is necessary, but those with on-screen experience are welcome to put their talents to use. The camp focuses on all aspects of the media industry and provides an excellent opportunity for girls to work with film and media professionals to develop their storytelling skills.

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Young at Art Museum

Summer Camp and Art Institute 751 SW 121 Ave., Davie youngatartmuseum.org ArtInstitute@YoungAtArtMuseum.org 954-424-0085 June 19 – August 12 This popular children’s art museum offers campers an opportunity to work with teaching artists in a variety of art forms, as well as explore CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE


FORT LAUDERDALE CONTINUED... FAT Village Center for the Arts 531 NW 1st Ave., Fort Lauderdale 954-716-7611 fatvillagecenterforthearts.com info@fatvillagecenterforthearts.com June 12 – August 18

If your child is interested in producing and exhibiting his or her artwork, this may be the right place to spend the summer. Five, two-week sessions are offered for children from First Grade to High School. Campers learn such topics as drawing, painting, composition, perspective, depth, proportion and scale. Of special interest to those in grades 8-12 is the possibility of earning high school credit through the camp’s partnership with Conservatory Preparatory Schools. The camp culminates in a gallery reception at the Fat Village Center for the Arts Studio during Art Walk in September. If they happen to speak Russian—or want to learn—a bilingual Russian/English camp is also available.

Museum of Discovery and Science 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale mods.org sales@mods.net 954-713-0930 June 12 – August 18

The Museum of Discovery of Science operates two types of camps for different ages. Camp Discover for younger children (ages 6-12) offers one-day and five-day camps with weekly themes on such topics as Incredible Edibles, ChemArtistry, and “Pirate Parrrty.” Catching IMAX® films during the session is also part of the camp experience. The Ocean Explorers Camp for grades 7-8 is a five-day camp, with participants spending two days at the Museum and three days at FAU’s SeaTech in Dania Beach exploring coastal marine and coral reef ecosystems. Hollywood Arts and Culture Center

Florida Children’s Theatre

Florida Children’s Theatre

Galleria Mall 2542B E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale flct.org 954-763-6882 info@FLCTStar.org June 12 – August 4 Florida Children’s Theatre, a dynamic and long-lasting organization, recently changed its name to reflect the geographic reach of the organization’s shows and programs. Two age-specific camps are available. Show Camp for grades 2-10 and Storybook Adventure for pre-kindergarten to first grade. The Show Campers work with trained acting, music and dance instructors to mount a full-scale production; Lion King Experience for Session 1 and Wizard of Oz for Session 2. Storybook Adventure children unleash their imagination through games and movement, culminating in a showcase performance for family and friends.



HOLLYWOOD Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center 1770 Monroe St., Hollywood artandculturecenter.org info@artandculturecenter.org 954-921-3274 June 12 – August 18

Designed to bring out the artist and performer in your child through visual arts, performing arts, music and interdisciplinary programs, skills learned are acting, voice, movement, improvisation, costume design, set design and technical design. Each session lets the campers practice skills they learn while preparing for final exhibitions and performances. Shows are held at the 500-seat Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center. Session 1 will perform Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. and Session 2 puts on Disney’s My Son Pinocchio, Jr. The camp age groups include: Littlest Actors and Littlest Artists, ages 4 to 6; Young Actors and Young Artists, ages 6 to 12; and Broadway Actors, ages 8 to 18.

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MIAMI Miami City Ballet

Children’s Summer Dance 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach MiamiCityBallet.org 305-929-7007, ext. 1 school@miamicityballet.org June 19 – July 2 Imagine telling your friends that your child danced with the Miami City Ballet. No audition is required for this six-week Children’s Summer Dance program for boys and girls from 3 to 8. This special dance camp program is designed to provide an opportunity for children to try dance for the first time or continue their ballet studies during the summer. Classes are available in Creative Movement (age 3), Pre-Ballet (age 4), Ballet Preparatory I (age 5), Ballet Preparatory II (age 6), Ballet Preparatory III (age 7-8).

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) PAMM in the Neighborhood Program 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami PAMM.org education@pamm.org 786-345-5643

Children in Miami don’t have to come to the museum for summer camp because the museum will come to them. Through the special PAMM in the Neighborhood Program, the Pérez Art Museum Miami offers youth camps and community centers free art experiences at the museum and throughout Miami-Dade County. This two-part program includes artist-led conversations and art-making, along with artist-led tours at the museum. All materials are provided and the program is entirely free of charge. Visit the website to find a location near you.

WESTON Art Camps at Camp Sagemont 1570 Sagemont Way, Weston campsagement.com 954-384-1894 June 12 – July 7

Two special art camps are available, one exclusively for art and one for drama and vocal training. The Art Camp is for children from third to eighth grade offering a variety of art mediums such as painting, drawing, ceramics, clay sculpture, jewelry-making and tie-dying. The weekly schedule also includes field trips to area art museums. The Drama/ Vocal Camp for third to eighth graders is designed to build upon and improve musical theater talent or encourage those who have never before participated in a production. Classes cover music and vocal techniques, drama and stage techniques, and basic choreography and dance.

PLANTATION American Heritage School

Specialty Camps Plantation Campus 12200 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation ahschool.com/plantation-campus admissions@ahschool.com 954-210-6135 June 12 – August 11 Eight specialized summer camps are offered. Video Camp, one of the only ones in the area, lets children from 10-14 create a short digital movie. Using professional equipment available on location, students learn the techniques of writing, shooting and editing a short film. They also learn about storyline and structure, along with analyzing and critiquing films. At the end of camp, students receive a digital copy of their short film. Young Artists Camp for children 6-14 encourage creativity in a variety of visual arts media, including drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, sculpture and mosaics. Musical Theatre Camp is a six-week program in which campers produce a Broadway show. Intensive training in acting, voice, music and dance are provided, followed by rehearsals for the final performance.



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REMEMBER THE LADIES Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box


hile Hillary Rodham Clinton’s defeat in her run for the presidency may be a setback in the march toward breaking the ultimate glass ceiling, her candidacy—and her victory in the popular vote—can be celebrated as an historic milestone coming less than one hundred years after American women first got that vote. Indeed, 2017 marks the centenary of the turning point in the long struggle that led to the 1920 ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment granting U.S. women suffrage. In

the Founding Fathers declared independence and shaped the new nation. The centerpiece of the story is the seventy-year struggle that began before the Civil War and culminated in the Nineteenth Amendment. Dodson traces how the women’s suffrage movement grew out of the mounting efforts to abolish slavery. With a core belief in equality and human rights, inspired by Quaker teachings, women such as Lucretia Mott and Susan B. Anthony led the struggle and spread the message through a series of conventions

With women securing the vote almost a hundred years ago, Dodson notes that women now exercise their rights at the polling place in larger numbers than men, making them a dominant force in American politics. But, she also points out that the once-held belief that women would form a united voting bloc has proven false (a majority of white women, for instance, voted for Donald Trump, while black women and Latinas overwhelming supported Clinton). “It turns out they have divergent interests and ideologies just

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: REMEMBER THE LADIES book and the author Angela P. Dodson, photos courtesy of the author; Vintage 1915 Woman Suffrage Poster courtesy Public Domain of NY Public Library.

her comprehensive survey of the cause, Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box, journalist Angela P. Dodson documents one of the longest, most hard-won struggles for civil rights in our country’s history.

before the Civil War. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Anthony emerged as the primary leaders of the woman suffrage movement after the war. The book offers textured portraits of these and dozens of other women who were on the front lines of the fight for women’s rights.

“As a woman who went to school from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s, grade school to grad school, I knew little of the suffrage movement and the women behind it,” Dodson writes. “Women received almost no mention in our history books, and women’s studies courses were not in our college catalogs. Even as a feminist, voracious reader, and often reviewer of books in general and history in particular, I had rarely stumbled upon books about women’s roles and contributions. When I embarked on the project to write this book, I was inspired by the upcoming centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment— known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment— which gave all women the right to vote. I had no idea how little I knew about Anthony and the other women of the movement, and I suspect that I am not alone.”

Remember the Ladies explores the many obstacles encountered on the rough road to suffrage, and also places the movement in the context of the other social and political upheavals unfolding during the decades. Dodson recounts how women hoped in vain that their considerable contributions to the war efforts during the Civil War and World War I would gain them the support they needed to win the vote. She looks at schisms within the movement that sometimes set back the cause, including the ideological conflict that arose between abolitionist and women’s rights faction when black men who had been slaves gained the right to vote but women, both white and black, did not. Resentment only grew when a wave of uneducated immigrant men had the right to vote as naturalized citizens while educated native-born women did not. A new approach, shifting the efforts to gain the vote to a federal rather than merely at the state level would be a key development.

Dodson’s rich narrative spans our country’s history, from even before Abigail Adams urged her husband John to “remember the ladies” as

like men.” Dodson writes “Women have proved, however, that they wanted the vote and were willing to use it, and women have had many victories in politics.” An invaluable resource, Remember the Ladies is lavishly illustrated with photos, line art, posters, ads, political buttons, and press clippings that capture the history of the suffrage movement. A series of appendices document women’s ongoing political engagement and achievements in the United States. About the Author: Angela P. Dodson, currently a contributing editor for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, has served as senior editor for The New York Times and executive editor of Black Issues Book Review. She has written and edited newspaper and magazine articles, feature stories and books and is most proud of her work developing “Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority” by Tom Burrell and a history of reporters covering the Civil Rights Movement. She is married to Michael I. Days, editor of the Philadelphia Daily News.



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Perfect Vodka Amphitheater, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach 561-795-8883; westpalmbeachtheatre.com Upon the release of 2012’s Here’s to the Good Times, Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard garnered fans worldwide with hits like Cruise and Get Your Shine On. Often touring with fellow country megastars, they are considered one of the most successful country music acts of the 2010.

Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach; fillmoremb.com For more than 20 years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last 14 years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 38 Emmy nominations.







Presented by Broward County Historic Preservation Board Parkland City Hall, 6600 N. University Drive Community leaders are among many other County pioneers to be honored at the 43rd annual day celebration, in an opportunity for individuals to be recognized for contributions they have made to their communities.



ArtServe Auditorium, 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard 954-462-8190; artserve.org DBA, Doing Business as… is an artist collective of Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) graduates. Showcasing South Florida’s rising artists, these AEI alums have put the business principles they learned in the AEI workshop into practice and will showcase their latest works in this art exhibition.




Presented by 5th Annual Animal Adoption Fair at Village Design Village Design, 600 Breakers Ave., Fort Lauderdale 954-565-5790; northbeachvillageresort.com Embrace village life and experience yoga in North Beach Village Resort’s unique art gallery with artistic backdrops that change regularly, making each practice a new and memorable experience. Certified instructors will design each class to your level of fitness while calming the mind and enhancing flexibility. Open to students of all ages and abilities.



Presented by BaCA - Bailey Contemporary Arts Bailey Contemporary Arts – 41 NE 1st street, 954-284-0141; baileyarts.org Pompano Beach’s Craft Brew & Arts Festival is a night filled with free craft beer samples from Pompano’s own breweries, live music, food trucks, art and more.


South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard palmbeachjerkfestival.com A local festival featuring delicious island food, live bands, artists and music from the Caribbean, with its unique heritage and dance and costumes. Enjoy reggae music and all its variations in open air with activities for the entire family.



Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale 954-703-2606; bonnethouse.org Visitors will participate in a VIP experience at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens with a sneak peek inside normally-closed areas of Evelyn and Frederic Bartlett’s private living quarters. Tours are led by seasoned Bonnet House docents and will be offered monthly for $20 per person. Visitors will enjoy rooms not seen on other tours. This tour is offered in groups of 15 to allow for questions and discussion. Limited reservations available, pre-registration required. These tours are not wheelchair accessible and require climbing one flight of stairs. CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE





NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, One E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 954-262-0258; nsuartmuseum.org A monthly wine series with Justin Molis from Pali Wine Company demonstrating the fun of summertime grilling and sipping. Small bites will be served to pair with each wine.

Hard Rock Stadium (formerly Dolphin Stadium), 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens hardrockstadiummiami.com Initially influenced by English punk of the 1970s, U2 has continually evolved its sound, experimenting with elements of funk, blues, electronic and dance.



JUNE 13-25

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th Street Aventura.org The Dreams (Sueños) of a Spanish dancer are portrayed on stage through memories of the past and dreams of the future, featuring more than 60 dancers ranging in ages 4 and up with special performances by Baila Flamenco instructors.

Presented by 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 954-522-5334; browardcenter.org Broadway’s biggest new hit and winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for BEST MUSICAL! This breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart” (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, “it’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!”





Pompano Citi Center Mall 954-839-9578 Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th Street; Aventura.org Cor·ner·stone is a series of gallery exhibits devoted to visual and performing arts groups dedicated to professional and creative development as well as empowerment of their artists. Works featured will be pulled from the following organizations membership base: ArtsUnited, Broward Art Guild, Gold Coast Watercolor Society and Ribbons for the Children & Children’s Diagnostic Treatment Center.






THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS Island City Stage, 2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors 954-519-2533; islandcitystage.org

World Premiere: In a time of crisis, a family is forced to come together, after several years, to deal with the present, the future and ultimately let go of the past. Told through the lens of each character, it’s a whimsically hysterical look at a family breaking apart.



THIRD WORLD: CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar 954-602-4500; miramarculturalcenter.org Reggae ambassadors Third World, one of the most-respected and influential Reggae bands of all time and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts, mixes elements of R&B, funk, pop, rock, dancehall and rap in what has been described as “reggae-fusion.”

Juan Carlos Alom, Nacidos para ser libres (Born to be free), 2012 (detail) Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, gift of Jorge M. Pérez. © Juan Carlos Alom



Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami; pamm.org This exhibition explores the diverse cultural and emotional landscapes of recent Cuban Art through a selection of works by contemporary Cuban artists, donated to the museum by Jorge M. Pérez, the majority from a recent gift of over 160 pieces, as well as works previously gifted to PAMM in 2012, and several recent acquisitions.

JUNE 2017 Business skills for artists

JULY 13-23


BB&T Center, 2555 NW 136th Avenue 800-745-3000; thebbtcenter.com OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush of theatrical performance that features a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.

JULY 21-23


PRESENTED BY FLORIDA CHILDREN’S THEATRE Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, NE Corner of Sunrise Boulevard and 441 (SR 7) Lauderhill 954-777-2055; lpacfl.com Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. The high-flying Tony Award-winning musical will be performed by students aged 4­-8.




June 3, 10, 17 and 24 9 am - 6 pm

JUNE 20, 6:30PM Seminar to assist artists, of all disciplines,

by cultivating and advancing business skills.

ARTISTS AS ENTREPRENEURS TALK Offered to South Florida artists and presented




James Shermer 954-357-7502 jshermer@broward.org


ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL 33304

over four consecutive Saturdays, as a series of 20 classes.

ArtServe Auditorium, 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard 954-462-8190; artserve.org A talk with Sarah Thornton, author of 33 Artists in 3 Acts and Seven Days in the Art World, will speak with NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater at a closing forum for the exhibition Doing Business As…Artist Entrepreneurs 2017. This conversation will follow with a book signing. 954-357-7457 Broward.org/Arts



Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar 954-602-4500; miramarculturalcenter.org A Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning classic that follows the rise and fall of a 1960s girl group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. Set in the Motown era that brought us such powerhouse voices as Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross, Dreamgirls explodes from the stage with legendary songs. CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE




Enchanting Exhibition Celebrates Artist Behind Sleeping Beauty’s Iconic Landscapes The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce the premiere of its eighteenth original exhibition, Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle. On view from May 18, 2017 to January 8, 2018, this original retrospective showcases the life and work of Eyvind Earle. Earle is best known as the lead stylist for Walt Disney’s classic feature Sleeping Beauty (1959) and for concept art that shaped such enduring favorites as Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Peter Pan (1953). Reflecting on his time at The Walt Disney Studios, Earle once said, “I consider my six or seven years at Disney the greatest art school in the whole world, because I worked hard and fast with the very, very best men in the industry.” Beyond his work at The Studios, Earle’s distinctive interpretation of iconic American landscapes as a fine artist and printmaker continues to impact and inspire generations of artists and designers. Co-curated by Ioan Szasz, CEO of Eyvind Earle Publishing, and Michael Labrie, Director of Collections and Exhibitions for the Walt Disney Family Foundation and The Walt Disney Family Museum, the artist’s first-ever comprehensive museum retrospective will feature more than 250 works, including intricate thumbnail concept paintings for Lady and the Tramp and evocative large-scale concept artworks for Sleeping Beauty. Alongside Earle’s work for The Walt Disney Studios is an extensive showcase of his fine art, including elaborate and lush landscapes, unique scratch boards, rare examples of sculpture, companion poetry, and commercial illustrations. In addition to signature landscapes and enchanting illustrations that are characteristic of Earle’s style, the exhibition will feature his limited edition serigraphs and lesser-known pieces, including cartoon drawings from his time in the U.S. Navy and commercial advertisements for American brands. This retrospective provides unique insight into Earle’s colorful life story, his inspiration, and his creative approach to the art-making process. Combined, these elements fueled an extraordinarily diverse career across a spectrum of traditional fine art, commercial design, and film making. “Eyvind was an honest and humble man, yet he was constantly challenging himself to push the boundaries of his own artistry with his enduring passion to explore, create and innovate,” said Szasz, who began working with the artist in 1988. “Whether it was through a modest snowy landscape for a Christmas card or a more intricate background concept for films like Sleeping Beauty, Earle brought magic to everything he touched.” In conjunction with the exhibition, the Walt Disney Family Foundation Press will publish a fully illustrated 176-page catalogue. This lavish art book will showcase an unprecedented collection of artworks spanning Earle’s entire life as an artist—from his early sketches and watercolors to the ethereal oil paintings of his later career. Of the catalogue’s more than 250 pieces, 80 date from Earle’s time at The Walt Disney Studios; they include concept paintings for Sleeping Beauty (1959), Lady and the Tramp (1955), Academy Award–winning short Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Bloom (1953), and more. When Earle passed away in 2000, he left behind a legacy of prolific artwork depicting a life’s journey that spans more than seven decades. Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle will bring a far-reaching and much deserved recognition to his influential career and the enduring impact of Earle’s magnificent artwork.

ABOVE: Layout artist McLaren Stewart, Walt Disney, and Eyvind Earle at The Walt Disney Studios during production for Sleeping Beauty, c.1959. Photograph Courtesy of Eyvind Earle Publishing, LLC; Eyvind Earle (United States, 1916–2000) Hillside Magic, 1976 Oil on masonite Collection of the Walt Disney Family Foundation



“This past year, the museum presented a comprehensive exhibition chronicling the exacting process that The Walt Disney Studios went through in the late 1930s to create the iconic film Pinocchio,” said Kirsten Komoroske, Executive Director of The Walt Disney Family Museum. Pinocchio,” said Kirsten Komoroske, Executive Director of The Walt Disney Family Museum.“Now, with Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle, we are proud to provide our visitors with a deep look at Eyvind Earle’s intriguing and inspiring life and work, including his work at The Walt Disney Studios and his influence on a number of films—most notably, Sleeping Beauty.” - © The Walt Disney Family Museum

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM: 1.Eyvind Earle (United States, 1916–2000) Concept painting, c. 1959 Sleeping Beauty (1959) Gouache on paperboard Collection of the Walt Disney Family Foundation, © Disney, 2014.10.5; 2. Eyvind Earle (United States, 1916–2000) Eyvind on Bicycle, 1988 Ink on paper Courtesy of Eyvind Earle Publishing, LLC; 3. Eyvind Earle (United States, 1916–2000) Concept painting, c. 1950 Sleeping Beauty (1959) Gouache on paperboard Collection of the Walt Disney Family Foundation, © Disney, 2009.31.1; 4. Eyvind Earle (United States, 1916–2000) Concept painting, c. 1959 Sleeping Beauty (1959) Gouache on paperboard Collection of the Walt Disney Family Foundation, © Disney, 2014.18.5; 5. Eyvind Earle (United States, 1916–2000) Yosemite, 1994 Oil on masonite Courtesy of the Earle Family Trust.





The West Palm Beach Arts and Entertainment District (A&E District) finds itself at perhaps the most thriving of times. Our arts and cultural community continues to generate great interest and enthusiasm, positioning Downtown West Palm Beach as a destination with powerful appeal. Over the last year, locals and visitors have had the opportunity to enjoy interactive and FREE experiences in the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District. Connecting partners and leaders from the arts, communities, and businesses, together we ensure that the public had access to the transformative power of the arts. A snapshot of experiences: The Musical Swings: Residents and visitors in Downtown West Palm Beach were invited to make beautiful music together at this free, interactive public art installation where prerecorded sounds from a piano, harp, guitar and vibraphone resonated in the air. During this installation, more than 34,000 people visited The Swings. The project is a 2015 winner of the Knight Cities Challenge, an initiative of Knight Foundation that seeks ideas to make cities more successful. The Truth Booth: Residents, businesses and visitors were invited to step inside The Truth Booth and complete the sentence, “The truth is…” while being videotaped. The 14-foot inflatable sculpture in the shape of a cartoon speech bubble with the word “Truth” printed on the side allowed the unique opportunity to make participants have their voices heard. CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show: CANVAS, designed to captivate the imagination and enrich public spaces through art, brought together the most innovative and contemporary artists from across the globe to build temporary and permanent installations in various parks throughout Downtown West Palm Beach. Not only has CANVAS added a powerful new dimension to the A&E District, but it gave our visitors another reason to talk about and return to our shops, restaurants and cultural attractions. Harmony: An Exhibition of the Arts: Two of the area’s most renowned cultural organizations -- Ballet Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Symphony – worked in harmony for a special set along the city’s stunning Waterfront. Harmony provided the public with a free world-class concert right in their backyard, allowing everyone to enjoy a profound performance in a community setting. The inaugural event had more than 3,000 attendees. FOTOvision: Photography from across the globe is displayed during FOTOvision, part of FOTOfusion hosted by the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. FOTOvision showcases photographic excellence in fine art, landscape, nature, photojournalism and sports. It serves to showcase world premieres by ZUMA Press. To continue the growth and creation of original experiences in the A&E District, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority has moved forward to solidify the Arts & Entertainment District as a nonprofit organization focusing solely on engaging our community and providing free cultural experiences. There’s more to come to “Discover What Inspires You” in the A&E District. For more information, visit DowntownWPBArts.com or follow us on

TOP TO BOTTOM: The Musical Swings, The Truth Booth, CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show, Harmony: An Exhibition of the Arts photos courtesy of WPB DDA.



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A Christmas Story Nov. 16-Dec. 3 2017

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Paint Your Wagon Jan.18-Feb. 4 2018

Lend Me A Tenor March 1-18 2018

Oliver! The Musical April 12-29 2018






CULTURE | ART GALLERIES + CREATIVE SPACES + PERFORMANCE VENUES PALM BEACH Addison Gallery 206 N.E 2nd Street, Delray Beach addisongallery.com Amanda James Gallery 412 East Ocean #1, Boynton Beach amandajamesgallery.com Armory Art Center 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach armoryart.org Arts Garage 94 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach artsgarage.org Art House 429 429 25th Street, West Palm Beach arthouse429.com Art House Gallery 255 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach arthousedelray.com Artisans on the Ave 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth artisansontheave.com Artists Alley Delray Beach 3rd Avenue Studios and Galleries NE 3rd Street, Delray Beach artistsalleydelray.com Artists Guild Galley 512 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach bocaguild.com Art Link International 809 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth artlinkinternational.com Ashley John Gallery 410 S. County Road, Palm Beach ashleyjohngallery.com Avalon Gallery 425 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach avalononatlantic.com Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts 1105 2nd Ave S, Lake Worth benzaitencenter.org

Cacace Fine Art 354 NE 4th Street, Suite D Delray Beach cacaceart.com Carré d’Artistes - Art Gallery 430 Plaza Real, Boca Raton carredartistesfl.com Center for Creative Education 425 24th Street, West Palm Beach cceflorida.org Cornell Art Museum 51 N Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach oldschoolsquare.org Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth palmbeachculture.com DeBilzan Gallery 38 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach debilzangallery.com DTR Modernt Gallery 440 South County Road, Palm Beach dtrmodern.com FAU Universities Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton fau.edu/galleries Flamingo Clay Studio 15 South J Street, Lake Worth flamingoclaystudio.org Ford Fine Art 260 NE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach fordfineart.com Galleria Gilda 2211 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth artinfl.org Gallery 22 -Yaacov Heller 282 Via Naranjas, Boca Raton yaacovheller.com Gallery Biba 224A Worth Avenue, Palm Beach gallerybiba.com

Blue Gallery 600 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach bluefineart.com

Griffin Gallery 5250 Town Center Cir #128, Boca Raton griffingallery.net

Bohemia AG 536 Northwood Road,. West Palm Beach bohemiaag.com

Habitat Galleries 513 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach habatatgalleries.com

Boynton Beach Art District 401 West Industrial Avenue, Boynton Beach boynton-beach.org Bruce Helander 410 Evernia Street # 119, West Palm Beach brucehelander.com Bruce Webber Gallery 705 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth webbergallery.com 72


Holden Luntz Gallery 332 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach holdenluntz.com ICFA & Erdesz 358 NE 4th Street, Delray Beach icfgallery.com Ink and Pistons 2716 S Dixie Hwy #101, West Palm Beach inkandpistons.com

JF Gallery 3901 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach jfgallery.com John H Surovek Gallery 349 Worth Avenue 8 Via Parigi, Palm Beach surovekgallery.com

Wally Findlay Galleries 165 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach wallyfindlay.com

Girls’ Club 117 NE 2nd Street, Ft Lauderdale girlsclubcollection.org


Heart Gallery of Broward County Traveling exhibit heartgalleryofbroward.org

Kevin McPherrin Int’l Gallery 4851 N. Dixie Hwy, Boca Raton kevinmcpherrin.com

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 broward.org/Library/LocationsHours/ Branches/Pages/AA.aspx

Lighthouse Art Center 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta lighthousearts.org

Ali Cultural Arts 353 Hammondville Rd, Pompano Beach aliarts.org

Lois Brenzinski Artworks 533 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach loisbrezinskiartworks.com

Art and Culture Center/ Hollywood 1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood artandculturecenter.org

Mary Woerner Fine Arts 3700 South Dixie Highway #7, West Palm Beach marywoernerfinearts.com Native Visions Galleries 104 Breakwater Court, Jupiter nativevisions.com Norton Museum of Art 1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach norton.org Onessimo Fine Art 4530 PGA Boulevard, Suite 101, Palm Beach Gardens onessimofineart.com Pavo Real Gallery 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton pavoreal.com Rosenbaum Contemporary 150 Yamato Road, Boca Raton rosenbaumcontemporary.com RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery 50 US-1, Jupiter rosettastonefineart.com Russeck Gallery 203 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach russeck.com Stewart Fine Art 5501 N Federal Highway, Suite 3 Boca Raton sfaglass.com Studio E Gallery 4600 PGA Boulevard #101, Palm Beach Gardens studioegallery.com Sundook Art Galleries 524 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach sundook.com The Box Gallery 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach theboxgallery.info Vertu Fine Art 5250 Town Center Cir #128, Boca Raton vertufineart.com

Art Gallery 21 600 NE 21 Court, Wilton Manors artgallery21.org Artist’s Eye Fine Art Gallery 38 South Federal Highway Canterbury Square #2, Dania Beach artistseyeinc.com Art Serve Gallery 1350 E.Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale artserve.org Bailey Contemporary Arts-BaCA 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach baileyarts.org Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery 4566 North University Drive, Lauderhill bearandbird.com

Indaba Gallery 609 N 21st Avenue, Hollywood indaba.com James Schot Gallery & Studio 2800 N Federal Highway, Suite A Fort Lauderdale jamesschotgallerystudio.com L.Mercado Studios 2000 Harrison Street, Hollywood lmercadostudios.com Las Olas Fine Arts 701 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale lasolasfinearts.com New River Fine Art 914 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale newriverfineart.com North Beach Art Gallery 3334 NE 34th Street, Fort Lauderdale nobegallery.com NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale 1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale nsuartmuseum.org Pocock Fine Art & Antiques 1200 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 102, Fort Lauderdale pocockfineart.com

Broward Art Guild 3280 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale browardartguild.org

Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library 50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach ccpompano.org

City of Sunrise Art Gallery 10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise sunrisefl.gov

Rosemary Duffy Larson GalleryBroward College 3501 SW Davie Boulevard, Davie browardvpa.com/gallery

Cultural Center of Pompano Beach 102 W Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach ccpompano.org

Rossetti Fine Art Gallery 2176 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors tomrossetti.com

Fat Village Center for the Arts 531 NW 1st Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale fatvillagecenterforthearts.com Gallery 2014 2014 Harrison Street, Hollywood gallery2014.com Gallery 721-The Purvis Young Museum 725 Progresso Drive, Fort Lauderdale gallery721.com George Gadson Studios 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 124, Fort Lauderdale georgegadsonstudios.com

Steven Greenwald Design 3023 NW 60th Street, Fort Lauderdale sgdgallery.com Studio 18-City of Pembroke Pines 1101 Poinciana Drive, Pembroke Pines ppines.com/studio18 The Amp: Pompano Beach Amphitheater 1806 NE 6th Street , Pompano Beach theamppompano.org Upper Room Art Gallery 300 SW 1st Ave, unit #123 & #129, Fort Lauderdale upperroomartgallery.com Young At Art Museum 751 SW 121st Avenue, Davie youngatartmuseum.org

CULTURE | ART GALLERIES + CREATIVE SPACES + PERFORMANCE VENUES MIAMI-DADE Adamar Fine Arts 21173 NE 18 Place, Miami adamargallery.com Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County 300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami arshtcenter.org Alberto Linero Gallery 2294-B NW 2nd Avenue, Miami albertolinerogallery.com Alfa Gallery 1607 Brickell Avenue, Miami alfa-gallery.com Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery 2630 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami alejandravonhartz.com Arevalo Gallery 100 SW 10 Street, Miami arevalogallery.com Art Fusion Gallery 3550 North Miami Avenue, Miami artfusiongalleries.com Art Nouveau Gallery 348 NW 29th Street, Miami artnouveau-gallery.com Ascaso Gallery 2441 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami ascasogallery.com Avant Gallery 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Suite 102, Miami avantgallery.com

David Castillo Gallery 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 300, Miami Beach davidcastillogallery.com De La Cruz Collection 23 NE 41Street, Miami delacruzcollection.org D & G Art Design Gallery 6801 Collins Avenue, Suite C1405, Miami Beach dgartdesigngallery.com Diana Lowenstein Gallery 2043 North Miami Avenue, Miami dianalowensteingallery.com Dina Mitrani Gallery 2620 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami dinamitranigallery.com Dot Fiftyone Gallery 7275 NE 4th Avenue, Miami dotfiftyone.com Durban Segnini Gallery 3072 SW 38th Avenue, Miami durbansegnini.com Emerson Dorsch 151 NW 24th Street, Miami dorschgallery.com Espace Expression 317 NW 28th Street, Miami espace-expression.com Etra Fine Art 2315 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami etrafineart.com Fountainhead Studios 7338 NW Miami Court, Miami fountainheadresidency.com

Bakehouse Art Complex 561 NW 32nd Street Miami bacfl.org

Fredric Snitzer Gallery 1540 NE Miami Court, Miami snitzer.com

Bass Museum of Art 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach thebass.org

Galerie Helene Lamarque 125 NW 23rd Street, Miami galeriehelenelamarque.com

Bill Brady Gallery 7200 NW Miami Court, Miami billbradygallery.com

Gallery Diet 6315 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami gallerydiet.com

Brisky Gallery 130 Northwest 24th Street, Miami briskygallery.com

Gary Nader Fine Art 62 NE 27th Street, Miami garynader.com

Canale Diaz Art Center 146 Madeira Avenue, Coral Gables canalediaz.com

Gecko Art Galleries 6500 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami geckoartgalleries.com

Cernuda Arte 3155 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables cernudaarte.com

Haitian Heritage Museum 4141 NE 2 Ave. # 105C, Miami haitianheritagemuseum.org

Collection Privee Gallery 2301 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami collectionpriveegallery.com Curator’s Voice Art Project 299 NW 25th Street, Miami curatorsvoice.com

Harold Golen Gallery 2294 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami haroldgolengallery.com Institute of Contemporary Art 4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami icamiami.org

Irazoqui Art Gallery 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami irazoqui.net Ka.Be. Contemporary 223 NW 26 Street, Miami kabecontemporary.com Latin Art Core 1646 SW 8th Street, Miami latinartcore.gallery Little Haiti Cultural Center 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami littlehaiticulturalcenter.com Locust Projects 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami locustprojects.org Lowe Art Museum 1301 Stanford Dr, Miami lowemuseum.org Maman Fine Art 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 204. Miami mamanfineart.com Markowicz Fine Art 110 NE 40th Street, Miami markowiczfineart.com Merzbau Gallery 2301 N Miami Avenue, Miami merzbaugallery.com MIArt Space 151 NW 36 Street, Miami miartspace.com Mindy Solomon Gallery 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami mindysolomon.com N’Namdi Contemporary 177 NW 23rd Street, Miami nnamdicontemporary.com Now Contemporary Art 337 NW 25th Street, Miami nowcontemporaryart.com

Sammer Gallery 125 NW 23rd Street, Miami sammermiami.com Spinello Projects 7221 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami spinelloprojects.com The Americas Collection 4213 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables americascollection.com The Fillmore Miami Beach 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach fillmoremb.com The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse 591 NW 27th Street, Miami margulieswarehouse.com Tresart 2121 NW 2nd Ave, Bay #2. Miami tresart.us Virginia Miller Galleries 169 Madeira Avenue, Coral Gables virginiamiller.com Waltman Ortega Fine Art 2233 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami waltmanortega.com White Porch Gallery 2727 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami whiteporchgallery.com WYN 317 Gallery 167 NW 25 Street, Miami wyn317.com Yeelen Gallery 294 NW 54th Street, Miami yeelenart.com

O. Ascanio Gallery 2600 NW 2nd Miami oascaniogallery.com Opera Gallery 39th Street, Suite 239, 2nd Fl, Miami operagallery.com Pérez Art Museum Miami 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami pamm.org Ricart Gallery 444 NW 28th Street, Miami ricartgallerymiami.com Rimonim Art Gallery 7500 NE 4th Court, Suite 103, Miami rimonimartgallery.com Robert Fontaine Gallery 2121 NW 2nd Avenue, Unit 3, Miami robertfontainegallery.com Rubell Family Collection 95 NW 29 Street, Miami rfc.museum

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What is an art walk? Oh, just a fun way to get in touch with your local arts scene! Art walks usually consist of an evening, once a month, in which awesome artists, galleries, food vendors, and musicians all come together to showcase and support the arts scene in their respective communities. More likely than not, there’ll be wine and hors d’oeuvres too! Check out an art walk near you... ARTISTS ALLEY FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK Delray Beach Artists Alley, On East Atlantic Avenue and in Pineapple Grove. •1st Friday each month. 6:00pm to 9:00pm artistsalleydelray.com ARTPOP! Art Walk Pompano Beach Pompano Citi Centre, 2201 N Federal Highway, Suite C104. Near the carousel.


•Last Friday each month. 7:00pm to 9:00pm pompanobeachcra.com



•4th Thursday each month. 6:00pm to 10:00pm boyntonbeachartdistrict. blogspot.com

OLD TOWN UNTAPPED Pompano Beach 41 NE 1st Street, Downtown Pompano Beach. •1st Friday of each month. 6:00pm to 9:00pm pompanobeachcra.com

NOBE NORTH BEACH ART WALK ISLAND CITY ART WALK Fort Lauderdale Wilton Manors North Beach shopping and Wilton Drive in the Wilton arts district along 32nd, 33rd Manors arts & entertainment and 34th streets off of A1A district. and Oakland Park Boulevard. •November through April, 3rd Friday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm islandcityartwalk.com

•1st Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 11:00pm

BIRD ROAD ART DISTRICT Miami Centrally located just east of the Palmetto Expressway (SR-826) and south of Bird Road (SW 40 St.). Most of the studios are located just off of SW 74 & SW 75 Ave.

COCONUT GROVE FASHION + ART + MUSIC NIGHT Coconut Grove Grand Avenue, Commodore Plaza, Main Highway and Fuller Street.

•3rd Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm More info @ thebirdroadartwalk.com


BOYNTON BEACH ART WALK Boynton Beach 06-422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach

VIERNES CULTURALES LITTLE HAVANA ART WALK Little Havana SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) between SW 12th Ave and SW 18th Ave •Last Friday of each month. 7:00pm to 11:00pm viernesculturales.org

facebook.com/ NorthBeachArtsDistrict

FLAGLER / FAT VILLAGE ART WALK Downtown Fort Lauderdale Four-block area, branching out from the intersection of NW Fifth Street and First Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. •Last Saturday of each month (except December). 7:00pm to 11:00pm fatvillage.com HOLLYWOOD ART WALK Downtown Hollywood, Florida •3rd Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm visithollywoodfl.org/ artwalk

CORAL GABLES GALLERY STROLL Coral Gables This walk is centered around Ponce Circle Park, but is fairly spread out.

•1st Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm coconutgrove.com

•1st Friday of each month. greatgables.com/ CoralGables/GalleryStroll. html

LINCOLN ROAD/ SOUTH BEACH ART WALK South Beach 800,810 and 924 Lincoln Road Mall.Art Center/South Florida on Lincoln Rd. to the CANDO Arts Co-Op Gallery by the Bass Museum of Art.

WYNWOOD ART WALK MIAMI 36th St. S. to 20th St., between NE 2nd Ave and NW 6th Ave,Miami. Just north of Downtown, south of the Design District, east of I-95, and west of Biscayne Boulevard.

•1st Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm lincolnroadmiamibeach. info

•2nd Saturday of each month. 6:30pm wynwoodartwalk.com

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Art Hive Magazine /// #22 /// Summer 2017  

Creative + Conscious Culture. Featuring Ziggy Marley, David Bromstad, Amin El Gamal, and much more!

Art Hive Magazine /// #22 /// Summer 2017  

Creative + Conscious Culture. Featuring Ziggy Marley, David Bromstad, Amin El Gamal, and much more!