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DEC 1 :: Holiday Old Town Untapped
The festivities begin at 6pm with vendors selling unique holiday gifts in our "Holiday Market," Free craft beer samples from local breweries, live music, food trucks, art & more! First friday of the month at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) 41 NE 1 st Street.
DEC 8 :: Music Under the Stars
Join us for an evening of great music and entertainment as Vista Motor Company presents Music Under the Stars! Second Friday of the month. At the Great Lawn, 90 N. Pompano Beach Blvd at 7pm.
DEC 9 :: Breakfast with Santa
DEC 1 :: Movies on the Lawn
Pack your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and enjoy a featured presentation under the stars at the Great Lawn on the ﬁrst Friday of every month. 90 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. The movie begins at 7pm.
He’s making his list and checking it twice! This is your chance to eat breakfast and play games with Santa Claus. Please consider donating a toy for the less fortunate. Breakfast at 9am, tickets $7.
DEC 9 :: Green Market Santa
DEC 1-15 :: Letters to Santa
This is your chance to write to the big guy himself! Fill out a letter and place it in one of the mailboxes located at multiple community centers. Fingers crossed… you may even receive a response!
DEC 2 :: Light Up MLK
The sounds of the holidays will ring throughout Annie Adderly Gillis Park, Dr MLK, Jr. Blvd. This is a free community event from 5-8pm with the ofﬁcial tree lighting at 7pm.
Bring the whole family for photos with Santa, ornament making, live music, and of course lots of delicious locally produced treats and eats to savor all season long! The market opens at 9am, Santa arrives at 10! Located at 41 NE 1 st Street in Pompano Beach.
DEC 9 & 10 :: The Nutcracker
Join at our new Pompano Beach Cultural Center, located at 50 W. Atlantic Blvd, to watch this immensely popular story of a Christmas Eve party and the magical events that take place late that night. Sat: 2pm & 8pm | Sun: 5pm | $38
DEC 6 :: Holiday Lyric’s Lab
Bring your latest work, poems, verse, songs, lyrics and beats and share in our intimate space with a host accompanied by live music. First & third Wednesday of the month at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA), 41 NE 1 st Street from 8-11PM. $10
DEC 7 :: Yuletide on Atlantic
The Parade begins west on Atlantic Blvd at 6:30pm with eye dazzling floats, marching bands, dancers, ﬁre clowns, ending at McNab Park where the festivities continue with Mayor Lamar Fisher rings in the new year as he lights the community Yuletide tree!
DEC 10 :: Soulful Sunday
Join us for Soulful Sundays, free concerts featuring South Florida’s most highly praised singers and musicians. Come with the family and gather together for a relaxing evening of live music. Historic Ali Cultural Arts Center, 353 MLK, Jr. Blvd. 6-9pm, FREE.
DEC 10 :: Pompano Beach Boat Parade
The parade starts at 6:30pm. Boats leave Santa Barbara and head north to Hillsboro Blvd. Enter Your Boat FOR FREE! Chance to win 1 of 3 cash prizes! Presented by ACR/ARTEX. 5 PM - 9 PM.
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Our picks of grant programs, calls-to-artists, and jobs to promote the development of creatives and nonprofit cultural organizations that provide art or activities to enhance the cultural environment of the community. BROWARD GRANTS NEW: (CFP) CULTURAL FESTIVAL PROGRAM GRANT To assist eligible Broward-based, not-for-profit cultural organizations and public entities with funding for reimbursable project expenses associated with providing exhibitions, performances, or other cultural festival-related activities which are open to the general public. Deadline: Oct. 1. CULTURAL DIVERSITY PROGRAM (CDP) Funds may be used for reimbursable program expenses for a Broward nonprofit cultural organization, whose primary mission is cultural, and develops and sustains the cultures, arts, and artists that are rooted in, and reflective of, the cultural heritage and traditions of the community. Grant deadline: Oct. 15. More info and APPLY. Want help with your application or have questions about this grant? Attend one of the two upcoming application workshops on Tuesday, September 5, at Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 7th Floor Cybrary Computer Lab. RSVP for the 2 PM workshop or the 6 PM workshop.
BROWARD CALLS TO ARTISTS RECREATION PROGRAM PROPOSALS FOR UPCOMING SOUTH SIDE FACILITY | CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE The City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation Department is searching for top instructors to provide outstanding programs to our community. The completely renovated building will house a variety of cultural arts programs and events and be a cultural destination for all generations of the community. CITY VISTA ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS | POMPANO BEACH The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) - pompanobeachcra.com has issued a call for artists of all disciplines to submit applications for the City Vista Artist in Residence (AiR) program. City Vista is a mixed-use apartment building located in the
heart of the developing downtown district and is within walking distance from three dynamic cultural venues - the historic Ali Cultural Arts Center, the historic Bailey Contemporary Arts, and the new Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library. Artists are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their artistic work to innovate@ copbfl.com. PAINTERS INTERESTED IN CREATING LIVE ART | W HOTEL Painters interested in creating live art at the W Hotel on Wednesday evenings should send samples to firstname.lastname@example.org STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE | STUDIO 18 IN THE PINES Studio 18 in the Pines currently has studio space available for emerging Artists committed to their artistic development with a desire to become a member of a dynamic artistic community. Studio space rentals start at $233 per month. Practicing artists of all media are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact Amelia Mohamed at (954) 9616067 or e-mail email@example.com AFFORDABLE OFFICE & STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE AT ARTSERVE | FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED Affordable office and studio space, office, workstations and practice rooms of varying sizes are available for rent at ArtServe. Contact: Hal Axler at Hala@Artserve.org or 954.462.8190 ext 212 BUSKERS PROGRAM | CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE Local artists are invited to apply to perform at a unique street entertainment experience bringing to life the Riverwalk District and portions of Central Beach with exciting acts, live music, street performers and arts and crafts vendors. REGIONAL INVESTMENT (RINV) GRANT AND CULTURAL INSTITUTION PROGRAM (CINP) GRANT Grants will take place on Tuesday, September 26, at 2 PM in the Main Library, Bienes Ceremonial Room, 6th floor, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. The workshop is designed for on-
going applicants and prospective applicants to the two programs. Workshop participants will be instructed on how to submit an online application. Grant deadline: Nov. 15. MASS DISTRICT ART WALK | ONGOING CALL FOR VENDORS MASS District will showcase local & unique artists/vendors during our neighborhood Artwalk every last Saturday of the month. Vendors and artists, reserve your space now. MASS District is also looking for volunteers & interns not only for Artwalk but in the following areas - Audience Engagement, Events Coordination, and Media. OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT TO NON-PROFIT H.O.M.E.S, INC. Office space available immediately to rent to a non-profit. It is approximately 1,000 sq. feet - 3 office spaces, kitchen (which could be used as an office space) and bathroom. We are asking $1,000 per month for rent. The space is centrally located; 10-15 minutes from downtown. This building is easily accessible with parking right out front. Contact: Michelle Lundgren at 954-563-5454 ext. 716 or email mlundgren@ homesfl.org CALL TO TEACHING ARTISTS | BAILEY CONTEMPORARY ARTS Bailey Contemporary Arts is looking for teaching artists to fill arts workshop slots. Workshops can be for adults, teens or children. Please send a letter of interest, a program overview of your ideal workshop and a list of supplies that would be needed. Also include a resume/CV of teaching experience and any photos or materials that may show examples. Please submit all materials in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line TEACHING ARTIST. INTERACTIVE ARTWALK SCULPTURE | CORAL SPRINGS As part of Coral Springs’ dedication to the arts, the Public Art Committee is looking to commission an artist/artist team to create an interactive sculpture for the NW 31st Court ArtWalk. This sculpture should be significant in size and able to hold its own. It must have interactive aspects that involve the spectator.
FLORIDA CALLS TO ARTISTS FOURTH OCALA OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION | OCALA The City of Ocala in partnership with the Appleton Museum of Art, Fine Arts For Ocala, and Marion Cultural Alliance is accepting submissions from artists working in North America to participate in the Fourth Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a 20-month exhibition at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL. Deadline: September 30, 2017. MAYOR’S ART CHALLENGE Broward residents in grades 9-12 who attend public, private or home school are eligible to submit work for the Mayor’s Art Challenge. The event is a county-wide art competition that gives students the opportunity to showcase their talent for the benefit of a local charitable organization. Winning artworks will be recognized by the Mayor for artistic excellence and auctioned at the Mayor’s Gala. Mayor Barbara Sharief and PNC Bank will be awarding honorariums to multiple student winners. A total of $7,000 will be distributed to multiple winners. Deadline: Sept. 8. CALL TO ARTISTS | PORT EVERGLADES In partnership with Port Everglades, Broward County, Florida, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team (Artist) to design fabricate and install artwork at the new Port Everglades Palm Garage located at the intersection of Eisenhower Boulevard and SW 20th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Opportunities exist on the building’s exterior facade. Budget: $320,000. Deadline: Sept. 10. ARTSFEST STUART The Arts Council of Martin County announces a call to artists for its annual juried art festival, February 10-11, 2018 at Memorial Park in Stuart, FL. Best of Show, 1st & 2nd place per category. Fine Art and Fine Craft. $30 application fee. Deadline: September 30, 2017. NUDE NITE | MIAMI Nude Nite, the largest show dedicated to nude artworks in North America, is accepting submissions for its nouveau art event showcasing and selling figurative works, November 9-11, 2017 in Miami, FL. All genres are welcome, including film. $40/ up to 2 works. Deadline: October 12, 2017
USA CALLS TO ARTISTS 31ST ANNUAL MATERIALS: HARD + SOFT NATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CRAFT COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION | GREATER DENTON ARTS COUNCIL The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft
National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Approximately 70 works will be selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas. Deadline: September 29, 2017 CHALK LIT FESTIVAL | BROWARD MAIN LIBRARY AND BROWARD CULTURAL DIVISION Apply to be a chalk artist in Fort Lauderdale’s inaugural chalk art festival, which will take place Jan. 13, 2018. This free, family-friendly event will feature live 2D and 3D chalk artists creating large scale murals in the north plaza of the Main Library. The theme for the event is ‘Literature’. Deadline: Oct. 15. ENDANGERED ART4APES Artists are invited to enter the 3rd annual ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either: Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats or Illustration of the threats they face. Categories include Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art) and Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted). Prizewinners exhibited in Miami during Art Week, December 6-9th, 2017. Deadline: October 8, 2017
BROWARD JOBS IN THE ARTS MARKETING COORDINATOR | YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM To develop and execute a comprehensive marketing campaign, integrating a spectrum of strategies to better align museum programs, events and initiatives with the museum’s mission and the community’s needs. SALES & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR | MIRAMAR CULTURAL CENTER This part-time employee will be a key contributor in helping the Cultural Affairs Department achieve monthly and annual revenue targets. EDUCATION ASSISTANT (PT) | BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Assists the Education Department with the evening and weekend operations of the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center which includes recruitment, registration and dismissal of students who participate in Broward Center’s extensive educational programs.
FACILITIES SERVICES COORDINATOR | BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Provides Facilities Staff with coordination, project management, contract management, and administrative support. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume to email@example.com. INTERN | ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS OF INDIA Apaiart.com is seeking a motivated intern to assist with communications and social media for the organization. Interns will learn the inner workings of a non-profit organization’s experience regarding communications with artists, patrons and press. Apply to apaiart@ comcast.net
USA GRANTS GETTY FOUNDATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GETTY SCHOLARS GRANT PROGRAM A stipend of up to $65,000 per year will be awarded based on the scholar’s length of stay, need, and salary. The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, research assistance, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and various healthcare options. (These terms apply as of July 2017 and are subject to future changes.) Deadline: October 2, 2017 SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS Through the program, SCAC recognizes and rewards the artistic achievements of exceptional individual artists living and working in the state. Unrestricted fellowship grants of $5,000 will be awarded in the areas of prose, poetry, and theatre (acting and playwriting). To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be a legal resident of the U.S. and have been a permanent resident of South Carolina for two years prior to the application date (and during the fellowship period); be a practicing individual artist (duos, collaborative works, and other ensembles are not eligible); not be a degree-seeking, full-time student during the award period; and be 18 years of age or older at the time of application. Deadline: November 1, 2017
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SMART MARKETING FOR YOUNG ARTISTS:
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE by Maura Whitehurst
oung artists today face an incredible set of obstacles in the field of self-marketing: having a public relations manager direct and control the way an artist interacts with the public is a thing of the past. In fact, it’s getting too expensive for young artists, who often can’t afford the steep fees that managers and promotions experts charge. The good news is, artists can manage the task of self-promotion on their own, as long as they learn how to navigate the field and invest a great deal of constant effort. Artists have to be aware of how to use technology, how to use strong visual self-branding, and how to build a loyal online following – things that fifteen years ago weren’t nearly as important for artists. Here are some ideas below to get you started on building your online artistic network for self-marketing purposes. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE Most artists want to be able to manage a career where they can balance artistic integrity and have an extremely large fan base. However, the truth is that smart artists find their niche and remember that they can’t please everyone in the art world. Finding that one aspect of your art that sets you apart – and catering specifically to that online market when promoting yourself using technology – is what will help you rise to the top in your discipline. Ask yourself the following questions: • What is the age demographic of the consumers of my artistic projects? • Who does my art speak to? • Who do I want to share my artistic message with? 14
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Is my art limited by language, style, or culture? Who is likely to understand my art? Are there particular aspects of my identity as an artist that resonate with specific communities, cultures, or social groups?
These questions are not meant to limit you in terms of how you artistically express yourself – they are meant to guide you in your first steps of how to effectively market yourself to a particular audience that is most likely to appreciate your work. Once you build this strong following, you will be able to branch out and reach other target groups. BUILDING A COMPLETE, CONSISTENT IMAGE We are living in an increasingly visual world. Think about the way songs sell on iTunes – a striking image cover from an album or a zany superficial identity of a pop star creates spikes in download rates. If you want to build a strong online presence, you are going to need to think about all the ways you are visually represented. Put together a toolkit to help you build a complete and consistent image, starting with the guidelines outlined below: • Do you have professional headshots that are attractive and repre sent you and your style? • Have you chosen a consistent color pallet or style pallet for your online presence? Are there particular fonts or images that show off your energy and style well in printed form?
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Do you have samples of your work – visual or aural – that you can share online that contribute to your image? Do you have a long biography text to post on your website that shows your extensive talent and experience? Do you have a short biography, about one paragraph long, that gives a strong and energetic snapshot of you and your work? Do you have a one-sentence biography that uses active verbs to describe your work in a concise nutshell? Do you have a CV and condensed resume that is consistent with your other print materials and is up to date?
ASSEMBLING A WEBSITE AND SOCIAL NETWORKING Making a website is quite easy to do, and is a great and inexpensive way to share yourself with the world. Using ‘Build-it-yourself ’ websites such as Weebly, Tumblr, Blogspot, or Wordpress, you can create great sites for free and not have to pay for additional hosting space. Some of these programs online might involve some HTML/CSS coding experience, while others use drag-and-drop technology to make it really easy for those without experience to build professional-looking sites. Keep your website simple at first, but make sure to include these critical aspects on your site: A homepage that features your blog and one-sentence biography, with links to your social networking pages (described in detail below) An “About the Artist” page, which features your long biography, headshots, and downloadable CVs and Resumes A “Links” page, in which you provide links to your work online, articles about you online, and other important links. If you are curious, you can Google your own name to find reviews, articles, and information about old projects you have done – you might be surprised by how much you can find about yourself online! A page dedicated to sharing your art – whether sample sound files, samples of your visual art, or pictures of the sculptures you create. Once your website is up, sell it using social networking so that you can build a fan base. Create a Facebook “Fan” Page for yourself, and connect it to your site. Create a Twitter account, and use the provided “widget” to embed a Twitter feed directly on your homepage. Using these tools on Twitter and Facebook, “like” and “follow” tags that you feel have to do with your work.
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Wix.com: Wix is a free website builder giving your business customization while keeping you on a budget. Utilize key features such as the wix seo wiz, wix art store or wix video to get your website in tip-top shape.
Behance.net: From the adobe family, behance is a one stop shop for exploring and hiring creatives. Upload your personal content or access talent from around the world, all in one location.
Portfoliobox.net: Your online portfolio is here! Build a site, sell your goods and manage a blog; do it all with portfoliobox.
Carbonmade.com: Carbonmade is a creatives dream come true. Utilize the site to showcase all your talents so you can obtain more exposure and potential work.
Moonfruit.com: Moonfruit offers affordable pricing to build a custom website with multiple integrations available and no coding required.
Dribbble.com: Dribble offers an interactive community where designers and illustrators co-exist; look for work or get hired, all in one forum.
Coroflot.com: Get noticed with coroflot’s unique portfolio platform allowing you to upload your work while top companies check out your art. Get paid to be creative!
Weebly.com: Featuring easy to use templates, SEO tools and an advanced e-commerce, weebly allows you to create a fully interactive and well designed website.
Wordpress.org: Your go-to source for creating blogs and apps that have the best search engine optimization around.
10. Ukit.com: If coding is not your thing, then this is the site you’ve been waiting for. Design and promote your company with easy step-by-step website building in ukit.com. 11. Bandzoogle.com: If you’re a musician, then you need bandzoogle. Share photos, stream music, and upload your tour dates. This all-in-one platform building website made specifically for musicians is just what your band has been waiting for. 12. Musicglue.com: The music industry’s answer to selling tickets, music, and merchandise all in one easy to use platform. From the novice performer to the seasoned professional, let musicglue help you handle all of your business needs. 13. Emyspot.com: Website building for just about any business or artist out there. Allows for unlimited page creation, sophisticated designs and the ability to have an online store.
For example, if you are a soprano, follow tags such as #opera, #theatre, #soprano – and see what kinds of information show up in the news about the work you do. Tap this information base, and use it to find other artists and potential fans who can appreciate and relate to the work you do. Be sure to “sync” your accounts, so that when you post something on your blog, notices come up on your Twitter and Facebook accounts – that way, people will be sure to find your updates and click your links!
14. 2.Cargocollective.com: Cargo 2 is a website builder for those looking for unlimited capacity. Find funky and unique website designs to give your business a fresh new look.
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE: STAYING ACTIVE These tools are inexpensive to put into use by artists with little experience and know-how, but the truth is that these are only effective if you stay on top of them. Create a schedule and follow it: how often will you update your Twitter and Facebook? How often will you post new art on your website? Will you update your blog at least once a week? Remember, the more you give to your fans, the more they will be interested to purchase from you later on, or attend your shows and exhibitions in person. Stay active with your new self-marketing campaign, and you’ll be sure to watch your fan base grow.
17. Foliodrop.com: Get creative with foliodrop’s beautiful platform websites. Offering unlimited bandwidth, websites statistics and easy drag and drop features.
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15. Dropr.com: This creative network allows for artists and the like to interact and meet. Create an online portfolio that works on all devices from laptops to smartphones, and the best part, it’s free! 16. Crevado.com: Crevado is a free online platform that allows you to show off your creative work.
18. Deviantart.com: Your online gallery is here! Upload your art, share your photos and browse a myriad of artists from all over the world. 19. Foliohd.com: Build a portfolio or launch a website with foliohd. Easy to use designs best suited for industry professional in modeling, photography or art. 20. Fabrik.io: If you’re in the creative industry, then Fabrik has just what you need. Website platforms that can create the perfect online portfolio for your creative passion. CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE
ANOTHER REASON TO FLY INTO
FLL New site-specific, public art installations at Broward Countyâ€™s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) give travelers another reason to visit the burgeoning cultural destination.
Rendering of Cloudscape, an interactive sculptural environment by Volkan Alkanoglu
Created by internationally-recognized artists, the new public artworks commissioned by Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design program and Broward County Aviation Department are now on display in the airport’s new Terminal 1 / Concourse A. Volkan Alkanoglu’s interactive artwork Cloudscape is a hub for young travelers from around the globe to meet and play—perfect for people traveling with children looking for a brief respite from their journeys. 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. Cloudscape, an interactive sculptural environment by Volkan Alkanoglu; photos by Patrick Heagney
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Wavelength, a suspended sculpture by Emily White; photo by Patrick Heagney
Emily Whiteâ€™s suspended sculpture Wavelength was inspired by the way light transforms into color when it refracts through water. To create the work, White distilled water into distinct bands of color, and developed a spectrum of pure colors that convey the qualities of light on the Atlantic Ocean in South Florida. The sculpture is suspended overhead in the ellipse area of the terminal and reveals a spectrum of vibrant blues, greens and purples as passengers make their way along the concourse. 18
Centro de Formação, a wall painting executed in custom-made ceramic tiles by Sarah Morris; photo by Suresh Atapattu
FLL’s role as an international gateway is reflected in Centro de Formação, a vibrant 396-foot wall painting executed in custom-made ceramic tiles designed by internationally-renowned artist Sarah Morris. Through its evolving spectrum of color and use of geometric forms, the dynamic work, whose Portuguese title means “Center of Formation,”explores concepts of motion, travel and social space, illustrating the movements of both pedestrians and flora shifting through time and space, crystallized into color. CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE
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QUICK TIPS TO GET YOU THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX By Drew Scott
A creative block, also called writer’s block, is the state where a writer, artist or lyricist is unable to write due to a lack of inspiration. Many methods have been developed to combat this common problem. If you’re struggling with a creative block, here are some tips to help you overcome it.
LOOK IN UNLIKELY PLACES Creative ideas can come from unusual places. The basketball court, your patio or even the kitchen can bring inspiration at times -- you just need to go and look for it. Many times, creative blocks occur because you’ve gotten too used to your work environment.
KEEP A JOURNAL Keeping a journal helps you keep your thoughts somewhere that you can look back on them. Write about what’s going on in your life, overheard bits of conversation, or anything else that comes to mind. It’ll help you clear your mind, and when you look at it later, you may find some new inspiration.
BRAINSTORMING If you experience a block while trying to write about a particular topic, list all the thoughts you have regarding it. As mundane as it seems, writing down even the smallest details can give you new insights to the problem, and help you find ways to work through it.
SHAKE IT UP Try a different creative endeavor. If you’re blocked while writing, try drawing or dancing. Just do something com20
pletely different from what you usually do, and it’ll not only entertain you, but it might reignite your creative spark.
BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS If you’re a artist, try doing some photography on the side. If you’re a writer, try your hand at a different genre, or try writing poetry instead of novels or articles. This can help reduce your block and may inspire other ideas.
SLEEP ON IT Many creative types tend to neglect sleep, and you might have trouble sleeping while worrying about your creative block. Unfortunately, your writer’s block could be because you’re fatigued, so getting a good night’s sleep might help.
DEVELOP A ROUTINE A consistent routine can help you overcome creative blocks. Even when you feel that your imagination has run dry, just keep on with your day -- it’ll be easier to overcome blocks when the creative moments are part of your routine, rather than if you wait for inspiration to strike before you start working.
PLAY A GAME Apps such as Lumosity are helpful in overcoming blocks. Based on neuroscience, this app in particular involves playing games designed to improve cognitive abilities such as memory and processing speed. This increase in neural activity also ignites the creative centers of the brain, which means that playing such games can help you overcome creative blocks too.
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ARE ARTISTS ENTREPRENEURS?
Broward Cultural Division and ArtServe welcome noted author Sarah Thornton and museum director Bonnie Clearwater for a discussion on artists as entrepreneurs.
Bonnie Clearwater, left, Earl Bosworth and Sarah Thornton
Two hundred artists, art lovers and entrepreneurs joined best-selling author and sociologist of the art world, Sarah Thornton, and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater, for an illuminating discussion about what it takes to succeed as an artist. Presented by Broward Cultural Division, "Are Artists Entrepreneurs?" took place June 20 at ArtServe and provided unique insight into the current and historical context of artists as entrepreneurs.
Earl Bosworth, Director, Broward Cultural Division said, “The Cultural Division’s mission of building Broward’s arts scene begins with supporting and nurturing the careers of local artists whose achievements and endeavors are vital to our entire community. We were thrilled Sarah Thornton, a leading scholar on the art world, joined us from San Francisco to discuss key insights for artistic success with Bonnie Clearwater, the director of one of our major cultural institutions.” 1. Bonnie Clearwater and Sarah Thornton in conversation; 2. Laura Dello Russo and Ben Hayward Smith; 3. Andrew Martineau and Frances Antonio-Martineau; 4. NSU Art Museum Director Bonnie Clearwater, left, Broward Cultural Division Director Earl Bosworth and ArtServe Director Jaye Abbate; 5. Broward Cultural Division’s Meredith Clements and Leslie Fordham; 6. Sarah Thornton signing copies of her international best-selling book Seven Days in the Art World; 7. Author Sarah Thornton reading aloud from her book 33 Artists in Three Acts; 8. Bonnie Clearwater answering questions about artists as entrepreneurs with San Francisco-based author and sociologist of culture Sarah Thornton; 9. The talk hosted more than 200 guests in the Rosemary Duffy Larson Auditorium at ArtServe. Photos by Downtown Photo
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Beelzebubâ€™s Breath, 2017, Acrylic, oil on canvas, 35 x 55 in.
EVERGLADES: ELIZABETH THOMPSON’S PAINTERLY REFLECTIONS ON SOUTH FLORIDA’S RIVER OF GRASS by Bruce Helander
he Everglades is a remarkable region of tropical wetlands in the southern portion of the state of Florida, which not only has been a habitat of native peoples and exotic species of flora and fauna for centuries, but its pure beauty, incredible light and dynamic, sparkling reflections from the all-encompassing water perpetually has attracted painters and photographers to this outdoor treasure as they seek dramatic inspiration. It never was an easy task to survey this flat, enigmatic wonderland, which constantly swarmed with predators such as hungry mosquitoes, venomous snakes and lurking alligators, who like submerged submarines, wait quietly and patiently for a victim, watchful eyes just above the water’s surface. But, for the impressive number of artists who knew of the dangers involved, they felt that the trudge was worth it as they searched for a sliver of dry land or a perfect spot to anchor a boat and set up with an easel or tripod. Contemporary photographers in particular, such as Clyde Butcher and Jerry Rabinowitz, had a literal field day, utilizing the stunning, natural changing light and untamed atmosphere as the basis for a perfect photographic “canvas.” John James Audubon had a keen interest in the Everglades, particularly as a regular stop during his annual trek to Key West, beginning in 1832. At the turn of the 19th century, Winslow Homer also had a great fascination with the lower end of this vast “river Photos + Art © Elizabeth Thompson
ELIZABETH THOMPSON IN THE EVERGLADES.
of grass,” where occasionally he detailed the scenery in his preferred medium of watercolor. The tradition of artists visiting the Everglades continues today, and the allure remains permanent for many of them. Palm Beach County artist Elizabeth Thompson has been captivated by the atmosphere and history of the Glades for several decades, and has concentrated much of her
imaginative energy on this extraordinary ecological treasure. “Georgia O’Keeffe once said God told her that if she painted the mountain behind her house in New Mexico enough times, she would own it. I don’t think I own the Everglades, but the Everglades certainly owns a part of me.” In 2002, she was invited by the National Park Service to live in the Everglades as a participant in its Artists in Residence Program. The once in a lifetime opportunity was perfect for completely absorbing the unspoiled environment and studying its secret landscapes and inhabitants, as the residency required that artists dwell alone in the swamp, in spartan quarters and without means of communication to the outside world by way of phone or internet. Although the ramifications of probable encounters with alligators, snakes, scorpions, and even panthers, initially were terrifying, it turned out that for the most part her fears were unfounded and the solitude took on a positive perspective that heightened her awareness and intensified her connection to and personal perception of the surrounding intricate ecosystems. One of her works from this residency recently was acquired for the permanent collection of the Coral Springs Museum of Art, which is mounting a survey of her Everglades series and other subjects, opening in December 2018.
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Although the ramifications of probable encounters with alligators, snakes, scorpions, and even panthers, initially were terrifying, it turned out that for the most part her fears were unfounded and the solitude took on a positive perspective that heightened her awareness and intensified her connection to and personal perception of the surrounding intricate ecosystems. FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
No Parking, 2015, Oil on canvas, 59 x 80 in. For Richardâ€”Grand Nurse Log, 2010, Oil on canvas, 65 x 77 in. Purple Chairs, 2014, Oil on canvas, 48 x 75 in.
Thompson follows a great and honored tradition of American artists who go the extra mile to create art in a challenging and often spare setting. For example, artists were among the early explorers of the Grand Canyon during the early 1800s, and they met with tremendous difficulties, including no maps to follow the treacherous trails along steep cliffs in the stifling heat and bitter cold, but through the adversity they determinedly documented one of the most magnificent natural landmarks in America. Elizabeth Thompson takes a cue from the legions of motivated artists who examined territories that were difficult to navigate and even more of a challenge in which to live and work, even temporarily. From 2010, she continued to investigate her fascination with paintings that incor-
After carefully assessing this latest series of artworks that has a strong common thread of place, it should be no surprise that Thompson has an impressive academic background that allows her the confidence to pursue demanding and often perilous subjects. She has been seriously pursuing her work on a professional level since graduating from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, and she studied during the mid-70s at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, ultimately earning a Master’s of Fine Arts from New York’s prestigious Pratt Institute. With a strict painterly requirement for articulating precise details of a native overgrown site, these works succeed gracefully and aesthetically. While carefully observing many of her works, one might think the artist has degrees in biology and environmental science, but the bottom line
I’m reminded of Édouard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass) (1863), where figures are placed in a dense forest while the central subject, naked as a jaybird and wearing only a serene expression, gazes directly at the viewer.
porated the fauna of the area, but also improbable narratives and the theme of isolation. I’m reminded of Édouard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass) (1863), where figures are placed in a dense forest while the central subject, naked as a jaybird and wearing only a serene expression, gazes directly at the viewer. Eric Fischl, a contemporary artist whom Thompson greatly admires, has produced some of his most famous paintings by incorporating the same sense of unlikely narratives. Examples in Thompson’s work are an inexplicable outdoor theatre with rows of empty chairs, a mysterious car crashed against a tree that gradually has grown over the hood of the car (like Magritte’s famous depiction of a tree growing over the ax that cut it down), or the impossibility and destructive placement of a major elevated cement turnpike cutting through sensitive plant growth. Thompson says, “The harsh reality of imminent threats to this magical world, and its sustainability, led me to address the ongoing threat to the Everglades.” The placement of modern inventions, from automobiles to bridges to nowhere, are the symbolic dangers to this fragile ecosystem. Like Audubon, Thompson methodically has chronicled many of the exotic birds who call the Everglades home, as well as snakes nesting in the trees. However, it may be her unique understanding and familiarity with the assorted living vines and air plants that often overcome an entire tree that are starkly beautiful and surprising. She has an amazing dexterity both in watercolor and oil paint that allow her to capture not just the imagery, but the spirit of the place and its inexhaustible locations.
for most professional artists with innate talent is the earned ability to convey exacting line and color in a narrative format that allows little abstraction and strives for accurate representation. Like most ambitious artists, Thompson constantly is on the move to scrutinize other topics that, like Fischl’s paintings, test an artist’s vision and invention, but at the same time offer the creative challenge to try something new that still possesses a similar DNA in the basic features of an identifiable painterly style. Thompson is now working on a new direction that she labeled “My Disaster” series. Although begun before the 2016 election, the intensity and specificity about the hazards of climate change became a central theme to these dramatic paintings. In one of her most recent works, the viewer is overwhelmed by a huge and somewhat menacing storm cloud that seems to take over the entire composition as its destructive elements store up dark energy with the predictable result of a natural disaster. In whatever Elizabeth Thompson takes on as a goal, you can be sure that the consistency of her recognizable style and unique application will make for a memorable and celebrated series, no matter if the forecast calls for stormy weather or a delightful sunny afternoon. 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. CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE
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WHY YOU NEED CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM Learning how to gracefully take it (and fairly dish it out yourself) can help pump up your creativity and competitive edge. by Jessie Prugh
WHAT YOU CAN DO First off, remind yourself who is giving the criticism. IF IT IS DESTRUCTIVE CRITICISM... • Breathe. Just breathe... • Once the initial shock has worn off, take the high road and smile. Even throw a ‘thank you’ at them. Then simply ignore them and get back to work. IF IT IS CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM... • Once the initial shock has worn off, take a deep breath and consider the merits of the criticism.
obody likes to be criticized—especially on their creative work—but creating in a vacuum isn’t going to help you develop much of a competitive edge either. The delivery of practical and useful criticism, however, can mean all the difference between ‘friendly feedback’ and an all out assault on your ego. If it comes out of the blue, it can throw you off balance, and even ruin your day. For some people, it may ruin more than just one day if they take it personally. There is a difference between Constructive Criticism and Destructive Criticism. Whilst the constructive type seeks to build (note the word "construct"), destructive criticism seeks just the opposite, which is to destroy. Someone who delivers constructive criticism will normally have your best interests at heart. They will have carefully thought about what they needed to say to you, and it will come from a position of genuine concern, or a desire to help you. It is often difficult for them to do if they care about you and don’t want to offend you. It takes courage to deliver, especially if they believe that you won’t take it well. Destructive critics, on the other hand, do not have your best interests at heart. Their motivation will be to harm you, not to help you. The reason for this could be anything
from jealousy, an attempt to sabotage your success or happiness, or...they just don’t like you. Perhaps they are just a disagreeable human being who habitually criticizes everyone. It may be blurted out, or they may have plotted how best to hurt you beforehand. Once you have determined that the criticism is destructive, generally untrue and meant to hurt you, you need to square your shoulders and shrug it off. If there is any grain of truth you can glean from the unkind message, use it to your best advantage, but do not dwell on the negative. That way you walk away from the situation as a winner, probably not what the destructive individual intended. If you have determined that the criticism is constructive, and delivered by someone you believe cares for you, it can hurt more because of the nature of the relationship. Someone you respect or care for has found something in you which is not perfect, and needs attention. You will feel an inevitable sting of discomfort; maybe instant denial will spring from your lips. You may even have some hurt feelings. Sometimes the criticism may come from someone who looks up to you, like a child or younger person, and it may feel a little awkward.
• Face up to the truth behind the criticism. What is the truth, however ugly it may be? It may hurt to admit the truth. Although it may hurt, it is necessary for improvement. • Consider it a wakeup call. Sometimes we get so caught up in the daily grind of life that we may not recognize that there is a problem. This call to attention may prevent greater problems down the line if left unchecked. • Think of the courage it took to share this information with you, and thank the sharer. They will be more likely to tell you the truth in the future if you are gracious. • Make steps to improve the situation. Whatever you can do, whether it is to change some aspect of your behavior, to change an aspect of your work or something else, you need to take action so that you can benefit from the constructive criticism. • Learn from your mistakes and do not fall back into old patterns of doing things. • Go forward in victory, having gained a valuable key to growth in your life. Constructive criticism from someone who has the right to speak into your life is precious. Unwrap it and benefit from it like the valuable gift that it can be.
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Art & Culture HOW ARTS AND CULTURE BECAME A $414.2 MILLION ENTERPRISE IN BROWARD COUNTY by Nila Do Simon
Lectures and exhibitions at NSU Art Museum
he recent Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) report released by Americans for the Arts concluded that the nonprofit arts and culture sectors are huge influencers to local economies. In Broward County alone, those sectors contributed a staggering $414.2 million in total economic activity in 2015.
That number and its significance didn’t surprise Earl Bosworth, the director of Broward Cultural Division, the government arm focused on enhancing the County’s cultural environment by developing the arts. In his nearly five years at the helm of the agency, Bosworth and his 18-person team have worked to further the depth and proliferation of local arts and culture by providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists, organizations and programs.
And the numbers back up the work done by Bosworth and his team, who partnered with AFTA to facilitate the study in Broward. The AEP5 study also concluded that in Broward the arts supports 11,078 full-time jobs, generates $268.9 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $40.1 million in local and state government revenue. From creating jobs to generating government revenue to contributing to tourism, the study shows that the arts have proven its worth on cities’ balance sheets. It’s not just Broward County that has prospered due to the arts. Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity in 2015—an over-
The AEP5 study also concluded that in Broward the arts supports 11,078 full-time jobs, generates $268.9 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $40.1 million in local and state government revenue.
"Our primary goal is to build the arts scene throughout the entire County, and I feel we’ve really done that with our numerous grant programs, journalism alliance, arts education, events, marketing support, public art and more," Bosworth says about the Broward Cultural Division. "In my position, I feel it’s extremely important to get community leaders—from those in the government to those in tourism, as well as business leaders—to see how significant the arts are to the economy."
whelming $63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in event-related expenditures by their audiences. This activity supported 4.6 million jobs and generated $27.5 billion in revenue to local, state and federal governments. Closer to home, Florida is in the top five states for the fastest-growing arts and culture job markets in the nation. The Sunshine State had 236,557 arts-related jobs in 2014, representing 2.8 percent of jobs here with an average compensation of $59,326.
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Palm Beach County has also seen strong numbers. According to the Palm Beach Cultural Council, which is connected to more than 200 countywide cultural institutions, 15,543 jobs were created because of the arts and 300,000 hotel rooms were filled by cultural tourists, with $525 million in annual economic impact. "These numbers show that the arts are for everybody," says Rena Blades, CEO of the council. "This is a sector that community leaders should take notice of. These numbers indicate that the arts should be included in the conversation when creating a healthy economy."
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While the AEP5 report showcases important facts and figures, Bosworth is equally interested in the significance beyond the numbers. The eye-opening data indicates that the effort put forth by the Broward Cultural Division is making impacts not only in the present, but also in the future of the arts in Broward County. "The numbers show that we’re going to see a lot of emerging talent from the County," Bosworth says. "While we’re incredibly proud of what we have accomplished thus far, in our line of work, it’s important that we always keep in front of us a picture of a stronger, continually evolving arts environment and always work toward that. Our job is never done." 32
...Florida is in the top five states for the fastestgrowing arts and culture job markets in the nation.
PHOTOS: 1. Boca Raton Museum of Art store; photo by Eduardo Chacon 2. ArtServe store; submitted photo 3. Kat Pond performing at “Wash”, an installation by Jamey Grimes, at ArtsUP! Concepts in FATVillage; photo by Lauren Lightbody 4. Alessandra Fernandez & New World School of the Arts’ senior dance group performing “Retrace” at ArtsUP! Concepts in FATVillage; photo by Lauren Lightbody
5. Maria C. Fasano’s installation “Parallel Realities” at ArtsUP! Concepts in FATVillage; photo by Christian Hernandez 6. Vanessa Diaz installing “The Possibility of an Exit” at ArtsUP! Concepts in FATVillage; photo by Lauren Lightbody 7. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale auditorium; submitted photo 8. Ingrid Schindall and Kelcie McQuaid collaborating on a screen-print at IS Projects in FATVillage; photo by Jessica Condon
And the arts future is also important for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. When talking to government leaders, a story that the Alliance—an agency that works to develop the economy by attracting high-value industries and companies to Broward County—recounts involves The Boeing Company. When the aerospace and engineering company was looking to relocate its headquarters away from Seattle, it was considering Dallas and Chicago. In the end, Boeing moved to Chicago. Why? Because at the time Chicago had more culturally rich institutions for Boeing’s employees. "It’s a story we like to tell because it demonstrates how big companies like Boeing realize that it’s not all about work; it’s also about play," says Gail Bulfin, the Alliance’s vice president of membership development. "What we have found when dealing with a prospective company’s site selection team is that quality of life is really important to them. The more vibrant the community is, the more attractive it will be for not just the executives, but their employees and their families." Bulfin points out how Broward County’s institutions and events are continually enhancing themselves on a largescale level. The pulsating Tortuga Music Festival—a multiday event that brings in globally recognized musicians such as Kenny Chesney—saw more than 100,000 attendees at its 2017 festival. The star-studded Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival attracts some of Hollywood’s finest, including Sir Ben Kingsley and Matthew Broderick.
Even the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is getting into the action, notably with its new concourse that features four major public art pieces, coming in at a total cost of about $1.7 million. That is in addition to the already $7.4 million worth of art already on display at the airport. The same could be said about Port Everglades, which recently installed a $250,000 glass artwork creation by artist Dale Chihuly. "When you walk out of the airport and see the beautiful art displayed, it gets you in the mood to start your vacation," says Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief. "That could result in spending more at our shopping districts or at our restaurants. Same with the port. From the moment visitors walk off the plane or off the cruise ship, they are aware of the importance of art in our community."
Bonnie Clearwater, the director and chief curator at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, has seen firsthand how powerful the arts are in developing a community’s cultural and economic positions. In her more than 30 years in South Florida’s curatorial space, Clearwater believes there’s more to these AEP5 numbers than meets the eye. "I’ve been around long enough to see multiple generations of museum visitors who came around as babies, and now they are practicing artists and docents," she says. "All this work that we put in 30 years ago, we are seeing all the impacts of them today." CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE
NSU Art Museum itself is a major contributor to the local economy, seeing nearly 250,000 museumgoers, both local and visiting, since 2013. As Clearwater affirms, these visitors not only become paying patrons of the museum, but other local institutions, including dining establishments and hotels. She points to the nearby Art Basel Miami Beach as one of the best forms of using art as an economic motivator for both locals and those traveling from afar. "What I feel Art Basel did more than any is make the general public aware that art matters," she says. "It matters from a financial point of view and in people’s lives. It made front-page news. Whatever the glamorization of it, it made art matter." She counts the Broward Cultural Division, which offers incentive programs that foster the development of nonprofit cultural organizations, municipalities and artists, as a major advocate for the institution and the community as a whole. As she puts it, the division "has been an incredible stimulus for the art and culture industry in South Florida." 34
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Art also has been a factor in developing neighborhoods, including the Miami Design District and Wynwood, both areas that are teeming with public art and art studios. And it’s no different in Fort Lauderdale. Before the turn of the millennium, Doug McCraw wanted to invest in property that was a little out of the norm for the palm tree-laden South Florida scene. The developer wanted a piece of land that had the potential to mature and become Broward County’s epicenter of art and technology, and a district that would become a haven for creatives. He found that just north of Broward Boulevard, in a gritty four-block area replete with empty warehouses and auto repair shops, flanked by a noisy railroad track with zipping freight trains and the busy Andrews Avenue. While some would call the area derelict, McCraw would call this area the future of Fort Lauderdale’s art scene.
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Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity in 2015...
"People were looking at me like I was out of my mind when I purchased the space," McCraw says. "But I just knew it could be the base for a highly creative environment." Fast-forward nearly two decades later, FATVillage (which stands for "Flagler Arts and Technology Village") has become a haven for creatives. Nearly 25 tenants occupy the area, with its popular monthly art walks encouraging hundreds visitors to spend money with local vendors, from food trucks to galleries to craftspeople. More is on the horizon at FATVillage, including two restaurants that celebrate the culinary arts. "A lot of time people look at the arts as an add-on, like it’s not essential, that it’s nice to be there," McCraw says. "If cities want to have the best economic environment that can achieved, the way that is done is by making art a part of the DNA of that place. And it will not happen without it. It’s not an ‘either/or.’ It is a ‘both/and’ proposition."
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A DAY IN THE LIFE Words and Illustrations by Jon Hunt
...MY PROCLIVITY FOR THE ARTS AS WELL AS MY COMPLETE INABILITY TO MAINTAIN A NORMAL DIURNAL CYCLE, LED ME TO SEEK OUT THE ROMANTIC LIFE OF THE ARTISTÉ. WEDNESDAY 11:30AM Put actual clothes on. Drive to bank. A text from the wife reminds me that we have no dinner food in the house. My suggestion of peanut butter and jelly is vetoed. I go to Publix (for the third time since Sunday). WEDNESDAY 12:04PM The refrigerator is an M.C. Escher nightmare of leftover containers and condiments. I shove the new food into random open spaces and slam the door to keep things from falling out. I remind my son to empty the dishwasher (because it was silly of me to assume that just because he was in a standing position, that he was actually awake when I told him the first time).
Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, And looking up I noticed I was late Found my coat and grabbed my hat Made the bus in seconds flat Found my way upstairs and had a smoke, Somebody spoke and I went into a dream*
WEDNESDAY, 8:58AM Put on other croc. Wander into studio to open blinds and fire up the computer. Wonder what day it is.
I recall hearing “A Day in the Life” by the Beatles when I was a kid. And despite the fact that I was too young to have a job, I felt an instinctual revulsion to the mundanity and repetitiveness of the existence endured by the protagonist of that song. Lucky for me, my proclivity for the arts as well as my complete inability to maintain a normal diurnal cycle, led me to seek out the romantic life of the Artisté. I could roll out of bed sometime before noon to sip lattes and sketch for the next big commission. For lunch, I would dilly dally with friends at a cute little Greek café, before heading back to the studio to draw some French girls and stuff for a couple of hours. And then off to a posh gallery opening to sip cocktails and chat about grisaille, impasto and analytical cubism until dawn. Well, that’s the movie version, anyway. In case you were wondering, a normal “day in the life” of a working artist looks something like this: WEDNESDAY, 3:47AM Send non-confrontational email to client explaining why the changes they have requested after the art was finished will necessitate me turning the assignment in after the deadline. Brush teeth. Set alarm. Go to bed. WEDNESDAY, 8:22AM According to wife’s sworn deposition, at this time, I had a conversation with her about our plans for the weekend. I have no memory of this conversation. I do remember having a dream about angry fruit on bicycles yelling at me for being late on a deadline. WEDNESDAY, 8:30AM Phone alarm goes off. Hit snooze WEDNESDAY, 8:40AM Hit snooze WEDNESDAY, 8:50AM Hit snooze WEDNESDAY, 8:52AM Fall out of bed (just like the song). Put on one croc. Stagger into kitchen and brew coffee. Pee (preferably in the bathroom). 36
WEDNESDAY, 9AM Hear phone alarm going off in the bedroom on the other side of the house. Stub toe on dining room chair. Invent new swear words. Desperately search for phone in the bed sheets. Try to remember if I have peed yet. Coffee is ready. WEDNESDAY, 9:03AM Mumble “good morning” to James Baxter the rat and Meldo the parrot. Shamble back into the studio, trying not to spill coffee as I trip over a pile of laundry. Carefully balance over-filled coffee mug on top of checkbook, calculator, and a stack of unpaid bills. Log on to Facebook. WEDNESDAY, 9:37AM Suddenly awaken from a Facebook scroll-coma as caffeine kicks in. The vague notion that I may have made lewd comments on friends’ food selfies lingers in my mind. Log off of Facebook. WEDNESDAY, 9:38AM Log back on to Facebook when I remember that the reason I logged on in the first place was to message a client about a comic book page I am supposed to be coloring for him and to download reference photos of a friend for another project. WEDNESDAY, 9:39AM Share videos of Carol Burnett outtakes and mountain bike crashes. Limp back to kitchen to refill coffee. Say “hello” to the lizard that is doing pushups on the patio. Remind my son to empty dishwasher. Realize that I still haven’t downloaded photos or messaged comic book client. Log back on to Facebook.
WEDNESDAY 12:17PM Eat daughter’s two-day-old leftover sandwich over the sink while checking Instagram. Realize my website desperately need to be updated. Make plans for a really epic nap. WEDNESDAY, 12:32PM Photoshop is still open. I close it without doing any work. Google search: Police riot gear, glass apothecary bottles, Andy Kaufman, reviews and showtimes for Wonder Woman (hey, it’s a tax write-off), hibiscus flowers, polo shirts, chuck wagons, school girl uniforms (yes, seriously—this is my job). WEDNESDAY, 1:11PM Serious contemplation of impending naptime. Update and upload revised syllabus for online Photoshop class. Email potential client to explain copyright, billing procedure, and how to use PayPal (FYI--Explaining to a potential client that they will actually have to pay for my services is the best way to insure that I will never hear from them again). WEDNESDAY, 2:01PM Attempt to answer email from student who asks “Why did I get an F?” in a manner that will not result in a lawsuit or reprimand from my boss. WEDNESDAY, 2:14PM Naptime WEDNESDAY, 2:17PM Just as I am falling asleep, the wife calls to remind me to fold the laundry. Maybe later, I think to myself, because right now, I am lying under it and it is very cozy just the way it is… WEDNESDAY, 2:22PM The orthodontist texts and then calls thirty seconds later to remind me that my son has an appointment in two weeks. Two weeks? By 5pm today I will have already forgotten the phone call. Invent more swear words.
WEDNESDAY, 9:40-10:52AM Email, print, and file invoices. Drink coffee. Notice stack of bills under mug. Pay bills. Text Jessie at Art Hive to confirm that indeed, I have no clue what to write about this month. Send art book to my accountant (my accountant is cool). Coffee is cold. Drink it anyway. Turn on clothes dryer to fluff load that has been in there since Monday.
WEDNESDAY, 2:28PM I jerk awake as the bird screams when Fed Ex throws a package against the front door. Naptime is over.
WEDNESDAY 11AM Open up Photoshop. It takes too long, so I check my email again. The clothes dryer buzzer goes off. Fill laundry basket and carry it to the bedroom. Leave it on bed without folding. Go back to studio. Photoshop has opened, but I realize that I need to deposit a check from a client before noon.
WEDNESDAY, 11:42PM Brew more coffee. I sit down to draw and realize that I never downloaded those damn reference photos…
WEDNESDAY, 2:29-11:41PM Stuff happens. That’s my alibi and I am sticking to it. #everydamnday
It’s been a hard day’s night, and I been working like a dog It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log**
*A Day in the Life lyrics by John Lennon / Paul McCartney © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC **A Hard Day’s Night lyrics by John Lennon / Paul McCartney © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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WE WERE HIP-HOP BEFORE CLASSICAL SO FOR US IT WAS VERY NATURAL TO COMBINE THESE TWO WORLDS IN A VERY ORGANIC WAY.
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BLACK VIOLIN INTERVIEW WITH WIL.B OF THE PHENOMENAL HIP-HOP DUO FROM SOUTH FLORIDA by Angela Yungk How did you guys get together and where did your musical backgrounds originate from? Kevin and I met in orchestra class in high school. Classical music was all we did except sometimes after class we would experiment a little. We both went our separate ways for college—I went to Florida State University and Kev Marcus studied at FIU (Florida International University). Going to college was very different for the both of us. I decided to move back down from Tallahassee and that’s when we got together and started producing and working on music. I wanted to be the next major producers like the Neptunes and Timbaland. You blend together hip hop and classical music to make a sound all your own Where did the inspiration come from to combine the two musical styles? The idea to combine hip-hop and classical was something that was very natural for us to do. We were hip-hop before classical so for us it was very natural to combine these two worlds in a very organic way. Hip-hop is about expressing yourself so we took this instrument that we were familiar with and we decided to express ourselves in a way that no one’s ever done before. Photo by Colin Brennan
You have worked with some very influential names in music. What inspires you most about working with other creatives and are there any new collaborations you have coming up? It’s always exciting to work with the new musicians and artists because you get another perspective on just how to approach music. And that’s what music is all about— there’s no one way to do it, there’s no perfect way—it’s about expressing, learning and adapting. We have a new album coming out in 2018 so look out for new collaborations on the record. Are there any artists, dead or alive, that you’d love to collaborate with? Artists that I would love to collaborate with are Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and Coldplay—to name a few. As long as an artist can understand and respect where you’re coming from musically then we can collaborate with anyone. Where do your musical inspirations come from? Are there any other outlets or media that helps inspire your work? Our musical inspiration comes from a lot of different places. We speak to kids quite a
bit and kids inspire us to continue to push this unity and inclusive message. We’re also inspired by a lot of artists—like the Curtis Mayfields of the world. The world inspires us to continue to create music that would help and inspire others. What projects do you have planned for the upcoming year? We’re currently working on our new album that will hopefully come out the summer of 2018. What advice would you share with a creative person who wants to break into the music industry? The advice that I would give to someone who is inspired to get into the music industry is to be yourself. Be who you are and who you were created to be. Black Violin already exists, Wil Baptiste already exists...we need more of you!
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CUBAN COFFEE WINDOWS OF MIAMI HIGHLIGHTING JAKE KATEL, FEATURED AUTHOR AT THE MIAMI BOOK FAIR 2017 by LISA PALLEY
ark your calendar for November 12-19, because… coming from across the country, from all over the world, 500 plus authors descend on downtown Miami at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, for the 34th Miami Book Fair, the nation’s oldest, and largest, literary gathering of authors and readers of all ages. Reading from their work in English and Spanish, French and Haitian Creole, authors answer questions from the audience and autograph their books. Fiction and non-fiction, childrens’ and YA, comics and graphic novels, a smörgåsbord of emerging and well-known authors of short stories, novellas, novels, fantasy and fan fiction, can be found at the Miami Book Fair, providing a home and haven for all readers. The 2017 Miami Book Fair will treat book lovers to eight days of mind-expanding presentations and activities, including the Evenings With… series (Dan Rather, Isabelle Allende, Lawrence O’Donnell, Patti Smith, The Bush twins- Jena Bush Hager and Barbara Bush Pierce- and a Friday evening reading with National Book Award nominees and winners), IberoAmerican and ReadCaribbean programs, hands-on, storytelling & performances for children at Children’s Alley, back-to-back scheduling of music, dancing and fun activities @ The Porch, and cooking demos and panels. And for the teens is a lineup of red-hot authors in fantasy, action, horror, and graphic novels. Fairgoers can also mosey around and visit with the 200 plus exhibitors from around the country during the weekend Street Fair, Nov. 17-19. Vice President Joe Biden, Pete Souza (official photographer for President Obama), Bill McKibben, Al Franken, Russell Banks, Michael Eric Dyson, Armistead Maupin, Angela Davis, Scott Turow, Franklin Foer, Jonathan Eig, Gene Yang, Min Jin Lee, Akhil Sharma, Lisa See, Jami Attenberg, Claire Messud, Sheila Nevins, Walter Isaacson, Joyce Maynard, Joseph Kanon, Francine Klagsburn, Lydia Millet, Russell Shorto, Janet Fitch, Rachel Kadish, along with these award-winning poets: Robert Hass, Jorie Graham, Frank Bidart, Patricia Smith, Paul Muldoon, Charles Simic, Danez Smith, Gerald Stern, Kevin Young... are just a few of the 500 plus authors confirmed to attend the 34th Miami Book Fair.
South Florida has a history of providing a fertile home to many award-winning poets and novelists and small presses, many of whom will be at Miami Book Fair, including Edwidge Danticat, Jim Hall, Chantel Acevedo, Achy Obejas, Denise Duhamel, Jen Karetnick, Patricia Engel, Linda Gassenheimer, Evelina Galang, Cristina García, Roben Farzad, Michael Hettich, Kirsten Hines, Chef Richard Ingraham, and Jake Katel. Jake Katel is a freelance artist, writer, photographer, whose film work has been screened at the Miami International Film Festival, and several videos have gone viral, having been shared by Oprah Winfrey, Bill Maher, and Time magazine. Jake, a co-author with Fresh Kid Ice’s (from 2 Live Crew) of his autobiography was recently mentioned by the New York Times, Washington Post, and Rolling Stone. Jake has been invited to present his three new books at the 2017 Miami Book Fair: Inside the Music Biz, co-written with Miami disco pioneer Henry Stone about his 65 plus year career in music as an indie label, vinyl distributor and record label executive; People’s History of Overtown, an oral history of the golden age of R&B entertainment in Miami shared by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singers, club owners, cops, residents, media personalities; and, Cuban Coffee Windows of Miami, a photo essay where Jake visits every Cuban coffee window on SW 8th Street between South Beach and The Everglades via bike, and car. For Cuban Coffee Windows of Miami Jake photographed everything, met and interviewed and shared a coffee with many people visiting Miami, with those who live here and those who now call Miami home. To insure a seat at the sold-out readings at the 2017 Miami Book Fair, consider joining the Fair as a Friend of the Fair. As a friend of the Fair, tickets are available before the general audience, and at the presentations Friends do not stand in line, and there is always a reserved seat. •Tickets: $8/adults; $5/seniors & teens 13 and older, and free for kids 12 and younger. •For Book Fair updates, please visit miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3258.
INTERVIEW WITH THE MULTIFACETED
DAVID BROMSTAD by Marcela Villa | photos by Sheenon Olson
t’s been 11 years since David Bromstad took the world by storm when he won the debut season of HGTV’s Design Star. We had the opportunity to speak to the Miami local, picking his brain on his path to success, finding out what inspires the designer and what led him to be the multifaceted artist we see today. Art Hive: I want to start from the beginning. I know that you were first introduced back in 2006 when you were the winner of the debut season of HGTV’s Design Star. Was there a moment that you can remember when you knew that design and creativity would play an important role in your career path? Where did you think your journey would start? Was there a single moment in your life where this interest peaked for you? David Bromstad: This is going to sound super cheesy, and super typical and basic, but it was when I saw The Little Mermaid. I think I was 14 or 15, and I’ve always been a Disney fanatic. Ever since I could open my eyes, Disney was a huge part of my life; some of my most amazing memories are from when I was three in Disney World. The Little Mermaid really got my curiosity peaked, but Beauty and the Beast is what sold me forever. So those two movies, because they were back-to-back movies, influenced me for different reasons. The Little Mermaid just sucked me in because it was so fantastic and the story was so beautiful, and Beauty and the Beast because it was so technically fantastic, and I think I was at a stronger point
colors, and how unique this place is. Every place that I visit is special to me, no matter where it is, I try to draw inspiration for why this town happened to be and try to find the good points of it. AH: Speaking of design, do you draw inspiration from the Art Deco design? Is that something you like? DB: No [laughs]! I do love it, and appreciate it, and I know we have the most concentrated Art Deco buildings in the country, and that’s fantastic, but to me this is ‘Art Deco Lite’. Art Deco to me is like New York, Paris; those are some serious Art Deco moments. I love it down here, it’s very unique, but I can draw my inspiration from a piece of garbage that I see. I’m like, “Look at that pretty color combination! It’s trash, but it’s so pretty!” AH: That’s the great thing about being an artist; you can see beyond the trash. Besides your surroundings and life in Miami, is there anywhere else you look for a dose of inspiration? DB: I look in magazines, but Pinterest is my go-to site if I want to be inspired. There are creative people being creative and pinning the most fabulous things, and nobody needs glue anymore as far as looking for a pretty picture; they can just go onto Pinterest and everyone’s already done it for you. It’s the best thing in design that’s happened in the last decade for sure.
I LOOK IN MAGAZINES, BUT PINTEREST IS MY GO-TO SITE
IF I WANT TO BE INSPIRED.
in my artistic career and mind that I could really go, “I want to do that.” I wanted to be an animator forever but that was just like “okay, that’s it, I’m going to school for this, this has to happen.” That was probably the pinnacle. I always knew I wanted to be creative, but I just didn’t have a lot of amazing support from my family; we grew up lower middle class, and when your son is super creative and weird like I am, it’s scary. You know, it’s like my parents loved me and I had a wonderful childhood, they just wanted me to be secure, and being an artist, especially back in the 90’s was not the thing to do. Being an artist today is expansive with social media now, it’s insane. It’s a different world, it’s like you can be anything. These millennials are fantastic; I love their freethinking. It’s really interesting to see. Anyway, it took some convincing for my father; he said, “you need to go into computers” and I said, “there’s no future in computers!” Then he saw my artwork and he was like, alright, this kid’s got some talent; let’s go for it. AH: Living in Miami Beach—are there any spots that you frequent to pick up on design ideas or maybe draw inspiration from? DB: The ocean. I have a little craft pad studio right on the ocean, with a view; it has the view, the most amazing view, and that is my biggest inspiration. I sit there and stare, soak in the rays if I want to be toasted alive, but I usually get a lot of creativity from just walking around South Beach. I’m a swimmer so I go to the public pool to swim, and I try to do it at least 4 times a week. Walking through South Beach is just so unique; I try to take in things that I’ve never taken in before like interesting architecture, and all the different
AH: I’m sure you know that the new Pantone color of the year is Greenery. Do you have a way to suggest integrating that color, and how do you integrate it into a home, for example, without it overtaking your life since a new Pantone color will be out the following year? DB: This is where accents come into play; most of the Pantone colors are accent colors. They are fashion colors, not interior colors that are suggested, they just happen to fall into interiors in the next few years but it’s not generally that way. The only one that’s kind of fallen at the same time in fashion is that pink blush color; it’s in fashion, and in homes, and in everywhere all at the same time, which is so rare for a color, especially for a pink shade like that. I love it; it’s in my home so I wear it every day. It’s one of my obsessions because I love pink, but Greenery is definitely a color that is for accessories: for throw pillows, a throw, like a blanket, something minor that you can change out. It’s a fun fresh color, and if you notice, this is the first time I’ve seen them do this because usually they show just the Pantone color, but this time they are showing the Pantone color and also 8 different colors that go with it, so it doesn’t look as horrible as it is. I don’t love the color, but I don’t really love any of the colors that come out. They have done so much research though, they don’t just pick this color because; they go all over the world, they go to every single continent, they look at what manufacturers are doing, they look at what’s really coming in from the ground floor, and the research is amazing, so I trust them.
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EVER SINCE I COULD OPEN MY EYES,
WAS A HUGE PART OF MY LIFE...
AH: As a designer, are there some trends that you absolutely hate that you wish would go away? DB: Chevron needs to go away. I mean I love chevron, but it’s everywhere and designers are so over it, including myself. It’s got to die, but the American public just loves it; it’s kind of like the brown-blue combo that is still around from 20 years ago. It’s amazing that chevron has become a staple, kind of a classic, which happens sometimes when design trends don’t go away – like pineapples! They need to go away, but they don’t. I’m developing a product line at the moment and they told me, you have to add pineapples. When trends don’t die, they turn classic, which is a great thing! So we are never going to see chevron go away completely, because people love it, they eat it up; it’s modern, it’s hip, but it can be very traditional at the same time. It’s got that “it” factor that’s going to last for decades, if not centuries. AH: Besides everyone knowing you’re a designer, you are also an accomplished artist. Is there an art genre or medium that you love and often turn to when you do your artwork? DB: I think I go more towards pop art, like a subject matter on white; I love it and that’s just kind of my go-to thing because it challenges me. When painting something graphic, it is very difficult to make it look clean and crisp. I love that; I love the technical aspect of it. Although I do love painting and doing something in 15 minutes, that’s not what I really enjoy. I love the detail in a painting so I definitely tend to lean
mom and dad for money, but you have to have a passion for it. I didn’t have a job going out of college; it took me a few months to find something and it wasn’t something I enjoyed, but it was something slightly in my field. I left that because it was sucking me dry as a creative person, and I lost all of my benefits at Disney and took a job where I was getting paid by the hour. I took that risk and have been constantly taking risks like that throughout my career, and it has paid off. I stuck with it and I didn’t listen to my dad. He said, “What about insurance? What about retirement?” and I said, “Dad, I’m fine, something is going to give.” It was coming and I didn’t know when it was coming, but I was doing something that I love. I was creating art on my own terms; obviously I had clients, but that was fun. I was just as happy before I became whatever I am now; I was thrilled even though I was struggling because there was always a goal. I had to stick with it —that’s my biggest thing, stay with it and struggle a little bit; it’s ok, you have to pay your dues, like with every job. For me it was 10 years, which goes by so fast when you’re trying to make it. There are some people who want to be artists so bad, but they’re just not good at it. You have to realize your talent, and you have to realize if you have talent; that’s a key phrase for me, if you’re good at it and you love what you do. I’ve seen so many talented artists, especially from when I went to school, that just got stuck in that money thing; they’re like, “oh you know, I have to pay bills, I have all these student loans”, and now they’re doing exactly what they did outside of college, and that’s not being an artist, which is very sad. AH: Is there anything we’ve missed that you’d like to share with our readers?
I SAY STRUGGLE—STRUGGLE UNTIL YOU CAN’T STRUGGLE ANYMORE... more towards pop art, especially because it looks so fun in every single style; it can look great in a contemporary house, a modern house, a traditional house, a country house, it can look good in a lodge, and it just transcends and can bring humor into a space that’s serious or needs a little uplift. That’s my go-to because I love happy art,—so pop art! AH: You’ve done a lot of collaborations in the past with a variety of brands. Are there any design collaborations you have coming up? DB: I have a collaboration with Tuesday Morning. I’m developing a whole furniture, accessory, and rug line that comes out in September so I’m super excited. It’s going to be fabulous! And obviously because it’s at Tuesday Morning, which is an off-brand marketplace, it’s very affordable, and the product is so sensational, I’m in love with it. They will be sold at the big Tuesday Mornings, but I’m hoping to have a collaborative list on my website of which Tuesday Mornings will be carrying my product. AH: What advice can you share with others when it comes to reaching your level of success? DB: This is one of my favorite questions to answer. If you love what you do and you’re good at it, you have to stick with it. So many people get caught in the trap of money. “Yeah, I’ll go into real estate as I’m trying to become an artist” is really great for some people, but most get stuck in the corporate life because they are making money. I say struggle—struggle until you can’t struggle anymore; take out some loans, ask
DB: Even though I’m an artist and designer, I’m also playing a real estate agent on my television show, My Lottery Dream Home, which airs every Friday night. It’s doing extremely well, and it’s funny; it’s probably the most successful show that I’ve had. It is killing it in the ratings and competing with a lot of big shows; a few weeks ago it was ‘top five’ in all cable networks, so we are doing well, and although this is not a creative venture for me, it’s a different type of creativity for me. Being a good host is just rounding out my brand of having some longevity in the television world, which is a whole different type of creativity that I am exploring at the moment. It’s a lot of fun and I’m having a great time. When I first got onto TV, I was like oh gosh, I’m on TV, it’s my first year, we need to develop a brand, we need to have furniture, we need to have paint, and my agent goes, “slow your roll, this is a marathon not a sprint, no one is going to back you, you’ve only been on TV a few months. You have to be on television for at least 5 years for them to even think that you’re going to become a brand with them.” Now that I’m celebrating my 11 years of being on HGTV, it’s crazy, it’s wonderful, but also feels super strange that they let me do this for so long, but it shows that I have longevity, which is really great.
FOR MORE ON DAVID: Instagram--@ Bromco Facebook--@ DavidBromstadTV Twitter--@ Bromco
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CULTURAL FESTIVAL PROGRAM GRANT NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY SET TO BRING
MORE FESTIVALS TO BROWARD COUNTY By Christie Galeano-DeMott
THE CULTURAL DIVISION IS LOOKING TO SUPPORT CREATIVE INDUSTRIES SUCH AS MEDIA, DESIGN OR TECH AS WELL AS CULTURAL ARTS DISTRICTS.
steady beat wanders from one of the white tents that glisten in the sun. Savory scents float from another. And handcrafted art is on display nearby. The familiar canvas shelters that pop up when a festival is in town are welcoming beacons for everyone in the community.
Now, a new grant created by Broward Cultural Division is making it easier to fund community festivals. The Cultural Festival Program grant is the newest addition to the other 10 grant programs for individual artists and cultural organizations offered by the Cultural Division. "The goal of the grant is to highlight culture, harmonize communities and build pride in neighborhoods," said James Shermer, grants administrator for the Broward Cultural Division. Broward Cultural Division is the County’s local arts agency that provides financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations.
Photos Credits: Festival Girls © Josh Rhinehart; Hands © istockphoto
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Broward-based cultural 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have been operational for a minimum of two years and that have been organizing a festival for more than one year are eligible. Additionally, public entities such as municipalities, state government agencies, political subdivisions or sovereign Native American nations, located in Broward County, are also eligible.
HOW TO APPLY
A request for funding is a "two-stage" proposal process to Broward Cultural Division. Prospective applicants will first submit a Letter of Intent, describing the festival’s project concept and budget. This will then be reviewed by Broward Cultural Council (BCC), the Cultural Division’s governing board, at their monthly meetings in September, December, March and June. There will be four opportunities to apply for the grant throughout the year. "There’s flexibility with this grant because we want to be able to accommodate a great idea in a short period of time if the case presents itself," said Shermer. Those projects that are approved by the BCC will be notified and invited to supply a full application (stage two), by the published program deadline: October 1, January 10, April 1, or July 1. Applications will then be competitively reviewed and rated by a Peer Review Panel - made up of BCC members and members of the community - in order to make the final recommendations. The panel review meetings will be open to the public. For the first fiscal year round of funding there will be $50,000 available to eligible festival organizations.
WHAT WILL BE FUNDED?
There are several types of projects the Cultural Division is looking for and will give greater funding consideration to projects of high artistic quality that contribute to the cultural identity of Broward’s neighborhoods. The Division is looking to support creative industries such as media, design or tech as well as cultural arts districts. Festivals that will be developed into signature or annual events, projects that have a strategic marketing plan in place, projects that allow for audience participation and immersion, and projects that showcase sustainability all fit within the grant’s goals. A consortium or a partnership between eligible Broward entities and municipalities to organize a festival are also encouraged to apply.
Photos Credits: Vegetables, © istockphoto; Tortuga, courtesy Broward County Cultural Division; Party People, © Will von Bolton
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BROWARD CULTURAL DIVISION IS THE COUNTY’S LOCAL ARTS AGENCY THAT PROVIDES FINANCIAL, TECHNICAL AND MARKETING ASSISTANCE TO ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS. CASH MATCHING
Organizations that apply must also commit to providing a one-to-one cash match. This means that organizations need to demonstrate that they have an equal or higher cash reserve to produce the festival than the amount requested in the grant. The amount and source of all matching funds for the proposed project must be disclosed at the time of application. In-kind services or in-kind items will not be allowed to be a part of the cash match. Additionally, the applicant Additionally, the applicant may request no more than fifty percent (50%) of its anticipated total festival projected revenues for the application.
WHAT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR
Funds may be used for reimbursable project expenses associated with providing funding for exhibitions, performances, or other cultural festival-related activities which are open to the general public. The organization may use the funds to improve the quality or quantity of the project. This means, awarded funds can be used to improve artistic quality, and expand the marketing advertising or social media campaigns to support the funded artistic elements of the project.
Photos Credits: Musicians © Cathleen Dean; Tortuga ©Tom Craig; Artist, © Cathleen Dean
According to the report, Live from Your Neighborhood, a study conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts: "Festival audiences, on average, are more diverse than those for many other types of live art events. Over the last decade, arts presenters have learned to respond to shifting expectations among live audiences, particularly young adults. These audiences crave a new level of interactivity, they value personal creation and performance as part of the overall arts experience, and appear to prefer those activities in informal settings. Festivals are uniquely poised to bridge those expectations with innovative arts programming..." This grant was created as a response to the many festival funding requests the Cultural Division had been receiving in recent years. Last year, the Cultural Division hosted a public meeting that invited the community to give input on this cultural festival grant and its goal to increase access to the arts, science, media, design, history and heritage. Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties also fund festivals with grant programs but they vary in their eligibility requirements. Miami’s Festivals and Special Events Grant is by invitation-only, for example. Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs funds some of the largest festivals in the tri-county area including the South Beach Wine & Food Festival every February. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County also funds several festivals including one of their largest—SunFest, every spring. "We as a County want to encourage comparable programming," said Shermer. "We’re starting small by funding small neighborhood festivals, but we hope it will gain traction and grow into supporting larger festivals in the future. Festivals bring communities together so why not support them"
"Festivals help animate communities," he said with a smile. "There’s an ecology we’re trying to support. Art festivals are an important component in building the cultural scene here."
THE ORGANIZATION MAY USE THE FUNDS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OR QUANTITY OF THE PROJECT.
Photos Credits: Festival Girlss, © istockphoto; Tortuga, courtesy Broward County Cultural Division; : Tortuga © Josh Rhinehart
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CANVAS INTERVIEW WITH CULTURE CURATOR & ART ACTIVIST NICOLE HENRY
OUTDOOR MUSEUM SHOW
THE ARTISTS ARE CHOSEN BASED ON THEIR INNOVATION IN THE ARTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE ART WORLD.
ART HIVE: Having your ambitious idea of changing the visual landscape of West Palm Beach was no easy feat! It required the coordination and participation of city officials, artists from around the world, and supporters of the arts to come together and do their part in helping make the show a success. Can you give our readers an idea of just how much effort, from the planning of various events encompassing the show to the curating of the street artists from around the world it entailed to pull of a show of such magnitude? NICOLE HENRY: It is a tremendous amount of effort that is really a full time job. The planning starts a year out. I come up with a curatorial theme for all the artists in the show. It is this theme that sets the tone for that year. All the artists have this theme in mind when submitting renderings of their artwork. Then, we have to go through the legal process to get agreements signed, city permits, planning for our events, planning for the artists supplies and arrival in WPB, and fund raising for the non profit that makes this all happen called CANVAS Art Charities. AH: Can you tell us about what the CANVAS Art Charities is and how people can contribute to this non-for-profit? NH: Championing art in public places, CANVAS transforms landscapes into an interactive art experience, activating spaces and engaging with the city from concept to completion. Colossal murals and installations punctuate the landscape, along with a complement of public and private events as a nexus between the artists and the community. CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show, West Palm Beach, FL occurs annually in November. CANVAS Art Charities is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding the visual arts and an innovative artist in residence program enriching the community through public installations, exhibitions, education, and events to foster social and economic outcomes. We have had tremendous support through private donations, grants, public funding and people generously donating their time to make this all possible. AH: How are the various street artists from around the globe chosen each year? The artists are chosen based on their innovation in the arts and their impact on the art world. CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE
TOP: GREG MIKE WALL, © Adrian Wilcox Photography BOTTOM: HERAKUT WALL, © Adrian Wilcox Photography
Photos Credit: Adrian Wilcox Photography
ECONOMIC IMPACT CANVAS BRINGS TO WEST PALM BEACH AVERAGE SPENDING PER PARTY
TOTAL VISITORS (12 WEEKS)
TOTAL SPENDING BY ART SPECIFIC VISITORS (12 WEEKS)
AH: Street art can often times have the misconception that it is graffiti. How is the Canvas show breaking those barriers? NH: Street Art is the next big movement in the art world. If you follow the trends in the art market, It is very apparent that this movement will pave the way for further generations. These artists have chosen the public realm to showcase their skills. I feel Street Art/Public Art is breaking down the barriers in society and making great art accessible to everyone. On the other hand...graffiti is illegal drawings or words that have been on placed on a wall. AH: What economic impact has West Palm Beach seen from hosting CANVAS? NH: Here is some economic info from a 3 party surveyor taken over a 12 week period. It shows the economic impact CANVAS Outdoor Museum brings to the city. It has also brought incredible media attention to West Palm Beach on a national and international level. We are now being promoted as a place to travel thanks to the incredible CANVAS Art work as well as other attractions in West Palm Beach. AH: Can you tell us about the Canvas App. How do the visitors use it and what benefit does it bring to CANVAS Outdoor Museum? NH: Go to iTunes and download CANVAS Outdoor Museum. Itâ€™s has an interactive map, info about the artists, ways to connect to other CANVAS visitors and opportunities to give us your input regarding the artwork.
ABOUT CANVAS OUTDOOR MUSEUM SHOW: The CANVAS OUTDOOR MUSEUM brings together the most innovative contemporary artists from around the world. Championing art in public places, CANVAS transforms landscapes into an interactive art experience, activating spaces and engaging with the city from concept to completion. Colossal murals and installations punctuate the landscape, along with a complement of public and private events as a nexus between the artists and the community. MORE INFO @ CANVASWPB.ORG Photo Credit: nelsonphoto.com
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I hope that kids feel inspired to find and follow their own purpose.
Photo courtesy of Bryan Johnson
CRACKS THE CODE FOR AN EPIC LIFE WITH CODE 7 Bryan, you have an incredible story--you have almost too many ventures and amazing projects going on to even know where to begin! You’re an extremely creative and conscious entrepreneur and real-life adventurer--almost like Bruce Wayne! On top of contributing to projects meant to better human life physically, you’re also touching on the mental well-being of others, particularly children, by authoring your new middle-grade fiction book, Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life. Code 7 touches on issues such as self-identity, selfworth, risk-taking, and perseverance. What was the motivation behind creating a schoolaged book?
Can you tell us about the Code 7 Challenge and how readers can participate? Yes! Children can pick their very own code word that inspires them and reflects who they are. They make a sign with their code word written on it, use the hashtags #Code7 #SWU and share it on their social media. That person then challenges more people to participate in the challenge, and all participants are qualified to win challenge prizes! Kids then “share their care” of teacher, librarian, or other children’s reading advocate and once the challenge goals are met, each participant will receive a free
Well, thank you very much! I hoped to write a book that would reach a wide array of kids, and middle-grade is really the “Golden Age” of reading. The characters and settings actually mirrored the ages of my kids and the experiences they were having in life at the time. The book was inspired by their teachers, principals, things they were working on, etc.
We are entering into the era of adaptability. The velocity of changes in technology will create an environment we’ve never seen before. The most highly valued characteristic a human being will have is adaptability. With this in mind, I believe that an education experience driven by projectbased, mentor-based, and hands-on learning will be the most beneficial. The classroom will be more child-driven, instead of driven entirely by adults instructing kids. Learning is a continuous stream: you don’t arrive one time, you arrive continually. Having founded massively successful companies such as Braintree, Kernel and OS Fund, it is clear that your mission in life is to better the ‘human experience’ and take human intelligence to places only ever thought of as possible in science-fiction. Is there a particular project that you are exceptionally fond of and excited about that you feel will better human life?
What do you hope children will learn from reading your book? What is a code word that you live by?
There are so many! In general, we are entering into an era where we as a species will reimagine our identity and aspirations. All of the technologies I am exploring, including biology, genetics and neuroscience, represent the next frontier of human aspiration.
I hope that kids feel inspired to find and follow their own purpose. It’s a difficult thing to extract ourselves from the values, priorities and ideas that we each inherit in life. I want kids to ask themselves: If I could create my own purpose, what would it be? I want them to think about what they care about, not what others care about. As for the code, each of the words in Code 7 plays a major part in forming my own values (Authenticity, Character, Care, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courage, and Become). The last word, become, is built upon the idea that we’re at a unique time and place in human history where we can increasingly alter any kind of world that we can imagine. This includes, for example, the ability to program computer software, biology, genetics and hopefully soon, neural code—some of the very things that we’re made of ! Humans have authorship on a level we’ve never had before, which raises the question about what we want to become because it’s increasingly becoming an enlarged area of opportunity. I’m really excited about the potential.
If you you could change our nation’s education system for the better--what would a child’s ‘education experience’ look like in the future in order produce a well-rounded and epic life?
I know that you are heavily invested in A.I. Where do you feel A.I. is heading in the future?
Code 7 e-book, as well as other free books from Starts With Us (a company whose mission is to publish books that empowers youth to make a positive impact by pursuing their talents and interests). Just asking the question alone, “What’s my code?”, is a fun and worthwhile exercise for kids to do. They rarely, if ever, get asked: What’s important to you? Most of the time kids are responsible for following instructions and rarely asked to come up with their own answers.
The field of Artificial Intelligence is progressing rapidly, creating great opportunity for us all. Like other times in history, whenever a new technology emerges in society, humans have the tendency to be very scared of it. There’s usually a battle of ideas and storytelling surrounding how the technologies will be developed and what power structures they challenge. I believe that in addition to Artificial Intelligence, Human Intelligence, or HI, is the next great frontier of human aspiration. CONNECT WITH BRYAN • bryanjohnson.co • code7book.com • kernel.co • osfund.co
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INTERVIEW WITH PUPPET MASTER AND FOUNDER OF THE
FLORIDA DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION
JIM HAMMOND BY JENNIFER LOVE GIRONDA
The Day of the Dead Festival is an annual celebration, now in its 7th year in downtown Fort Lauderdale. What inspired you to pursue putting on this unique event?
Bandstand and even the Latin Food Truck Rally. These curators are artists themselves who come from a wide backgrounds and traditions, many from Mexico.
My very first job was getting paid a dollar as an altar boy for funerals when I was in elementary school in the small town of Hoosick Falls, New York. I would carry the incense burner and assist in draping the casket as families said goodbye to their loved ones. I distinctly remember the importance in this ritual—but somehow it always left my heart hollow. Connecting with Dia de los Muertos as an adult, revealed to me a better understanding of those childhood funerals as well as my personal losses. Our mission is to produce a signature event for all ages that maintains and respects the cultural integrity of international Day of the Dead (DOTD) traditions, yet also opens it to a modern aesthetic; providing a memory for the dead and a party for the living.
Another key part of the mission of our festival for DOTD, almost every event is free! This is emphasized by our mission in producing an event that has 3 main features: Authentic respect for the traditions, Family-friendly programming and free for everyone.
Let’s set the record straight—What are some of the common misconceptions about the Day of the Dead? What’s the real story? It’s funny. There are several misconceptions about the DOTD that we have run into since our first year. Folks ask “Isn’t that just like Halloween?”Historically the two are linked in elements of ritual and masquerade, but a key difference is that DOTD highlights the remembrance of the dead rather than the fear of the unknown. Ancient Aztecs believe on this special day once a year, the gateway between the World of the Living and the World of the Dead (Mictlan) opens up allowing us to visit with those who we have lost. To once again laugh and dance together. Another question we get is, “Are you the Zombie Festival?” I chuckle at that because in our first year a group showed up as Michael Jackson Thriller dancers. We have spent a great deal of time working with our community participants to educate them on what the festival is really about. You know it’s funny how many people don’t truly understand the roots of holidays and rituals that we deem important whether it be Christmas, St.Patrick’s Day or so many others. Dia de los Muertos is one of the purest holidays and rituals of what makes us human - in remembering and celebrating our loved ones who have died. We are thrilled to bring it to South Florida. To also maintain authenticity, each part of the Celebration has an expert Curator. Each curator has a specific background in the cultural traditions from the Folklorico Stage to the Ofrenda Exhibition, from the Craft Crypt to the Boneyard
Lastly, DOTD is a merging of ancient Meso-American and European Catholic traditions. My Polish grandmother Loretta always had an altar in the corner of her apartment with photos of her family who had died and artifacts of their lives. On All Saints Day (the same day as DOTD), Loretta would light candles and make a traditional meal to remember the dead. This is so reflective of the most important symbol of DOTD - the “Ofrenda”, an altar of remembrance to a loved one who has died. While my grandmother did not know what an Ofrenda was - she was actually embracing this Mexican tradition through ancient cross-cultural connections. What impact have you noticed that the festival has had on the local community? In the beginning I thought we were just putting something together for the community with a close knit group of artists. We realized quickly that there was a real connection in the community. At our final puppet building workshop in 2010, a grandmother and granddaughter came to work with us after coming the week prior. The 13-year-old wanted to spend the whole time on her personalized remembrance mask which everyone creates in our workshop. She worked over two hours on it. When she was close to finished, I applauded her for the details. She said “ Well, it’s really important to me. It’s for someone so close to me...” The girl then pointed at the words that were inscribed around the edge “Dear Mom—I love you and will miss you forever.” While the Florida Day of the Dead has grown in numbers, partnerships, and sponsorships, the real impact with the local community is through very personal connections to life and death. This is why I continue to do this for our community. What resources do you have for educators wishing to incorporate your festival in their classrooms, or even opportunities for local students? First we recommend teachers contact, our Processional Curator Luru to participate in the Skeleton Processional.
Other free workshops include:
*Dates/Times subject to change so check our Facebook page
PAPEL PICADO WORKSHOP
by Sonia Matthews (ArtServe - Annex) Saturday, October 7, 14 @ 2-4pm
FOLKLORICO DANCE WORKSHOP
by Paco Huerta (Artserve - Dance Studio) Thursday, October 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 7:30-9pm
GIANT PUPPET & MASK MAKING WORKSHOP
by Puppet Guild (Artserve - Annex) Friday, October 6, 13, 20 @ 6:30-8:30pm
TRADITIONS OF DOTD & OFRENDAS TOUR
by Fernando de la Torre, Cultural Attache of the Mexican Consulate with Luis Rodriguez & Tara Chadwick (Fort Lauderdale History Center New River Inn) Date TBD
What are some of the artist opportunities that are available in conjunction with the Day of the Dead Festival? OFRENDAS EXHIBITION Traditional community remembrance altars or “ofrendas”spring up, covered in photographs, hand painted papier maché skeletons, sugar skulls, marigolds, trinkets, food for the dead and candles can be seen at the New River Inn. Ofrendas Exhibition Opening (New River Inn/Ft Lauderdale History Center) INSTALLATION: Wednesday September 27 & Thursday September 28 @ 4-7pm (New River Inn) OPENING: Sunday October 1 @ 10am-2pm INSPIRED BY FRIDA Artists who have work inspired by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are welcomed to participate in this exhibition curated by Heather Calderon at the Fort Lauderdale History Center/.“Inspired by Frida”: Calderon Exhibition Opening (New River Inn/Ft Lauderdale History Center) INSTALLATION: Wednesday, September 27 & Thursday, September 28 @ 4-7pm (New River Inn) OPENING: Sunday, October 1 @ 10am-2pm SKELETON PROCESSIONAL Create your own skeleton or carry ours in a playful spectacle that honors the Mexican tradition when community members in skeleton costumes animate giant puppets. Mariachi musicians lead the way as this all-ages processional of thousands streams from Huizenga Plaza west along Riverwalk, where the celebration continues. EVENT: Thursday, November 2. Lineup begins at 6pm. Processional begins at 6:30 (Huizenga Plaza)
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We can see from the schedule of events that there are many activities. What are some you would like to recommend for families with children? In addition to our workshops previously mentioned, there are plenty of activities for children and families. BUILD A PUPPET OR MASK FOR THE SKELETON PROCESSIONAL At home or school, kids should create their own masks and puppets to carry in the parade. We have several “krewes”where they can join including: • Memorials (large family portraits or mini ofrendas held by family members) • Ancient Aztecas • Los Angelitos (kids dressed as angels) • Mexican Catrinas (traditional DOTD character with long dresses and big hats) • Tiniest Skeleton Parade Floats (skeleton pull toys) • Little Fridas (Frida Kahlo) & other artists • Sugar Skull Pirates • Skeleton Circus • Skeleton Brides & Grooms • whatever skeleton the kids and families want to create! My puppet team is available to go to schools and teach workshops for a nominal fee as well—email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. OFRENDAS Kids can build a mini altar to a family member or even a pet they have lost. It can be a mini ofrenda in a shoebox with photos, personal items, silk marigolds and LED candles. If it is finished by September 30th, the ofrenda can be a part of the month-long exhibition the historic New River Inn in Fort Lauderdale CREATIVE BOOTHS At the event, kids can get their faces painted as sugar skulls, they can build paper masks and puppets, create a design on the remembrance walls or they can even join a folklorico dance troupe to learn the cultural traditions of Mexico.
Through these hands-on community events, workshops and interactive art, Florida Day of the Dead provides opportunities for residents and visitors to work together to achieve community and creative goals.
An event of this size takes a large amount of people power—do you have a need for volunteers? If so, what types of jobs do you need help with and how can folks reach you?
What are some highlights from this year’s festival that might be different from previous years?
Without volunteers, Florida Day of the Dead Celebration could not happen. This year, we are thrilled to partner with Hands On Broward who will be hosting our online sign-ups for volunteers for these exciting events. Students needing volunteers hours, may receive them through our nonprofit partners too. Jobs can range from building puppets and masks with kids, helping artists install art exhibitions and even carrying the 18’ giant puppets in the parade! Search Hands on Broward for more details.
This year, we have partnered with the Mexican-American Council (MAC), a 35-year-old nonprofit organization that promotes traditional arts of Mexico while providing support to the children of farm workers with academic scholarships. Students from the new Mariachi School will perform throughout the Florida Day of the Dead Celebration, and we have earmarked a percentage of donated proceeds from the Festival to support MAC’s amazing work in the local Homestead community. Both our Ofrenda Exhibition and our NEW art exhibition entitled “Inspired by Frida” which showcases regional artists who incorporate Mexican artist Frida Kahlo into their work will be seen at the New River Inn at the Fort Lauderdale History Center. Of course the Skeleton Processional on Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale showcases NEW local creativity and puppets each year as well. CRAFT CRYPT This year will be our largest Craft Crypt where the top 25 regional handmade independent craft artists converge to present their Dia de los Muertos inspired work in this fanciful bazaar. Founded by LuRu, owner of Tortuga Tile Works, the Craft Crypt presents one of the best ways to bring a unique artisan piece from the event home with you. BONEYARD BANDSTAND Back after a two year hiatus on the America’s Backyard Stage, the Boneyard Bandstand will again host musical acts reflective of Mexican and New Orleans traditions, reinterpreted with a modern twist. Live acts include a wide variety of styles from indie pop, rockabilly and American roots music through instrumental, surf and Latin rock. Acts will include Bad Apples Brass Band, Joel DiSilva and several more!
What are some tips for first time festival goers? •
Take Thursday afternoon off. Face painting booths open at 4pm in Huizenga Plaza so get there early to get your face painted for a nominal fee.
Once in downtown Fort Lauderdale, visit the Ofrenda and other Exhibits at the Fort Lauderdale History Center before the Processional.
Processional starts at 6:30pm sharp, so get to Huizenga Plaza in time for the Step Off!
If you get to the site after 6:50pm, head to Revolution Live to meet up with the Skeleton Procession for a nighttime of activities until 10pm!
Remember our BIG event is always on the traditional day of NOVEMBER 2nd which is on a THURSDAY this year.
Any questions, email me at email@example.com and we’ll connect you with the right team!
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FOLKLORICO STAGE Cultural heritage takes center stage with ballet folklorico troupes from Mexico, Bolivia and more present ancient dance rituals. Processional dancers of all ages festooned in feathers perform traditional and modern choreography. This year MORE Mariachi and musicians will take over the Koffee Kult Stage.
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LAKE WORTH LIFESTYLE Lake Worth, Florida, is a diverse multicultural community with a strong social conscience, an artistic soul, bevy of natural wonders and historic charm to spare. Located in South Florida, about 60 miles north of Miami, the small coastal city is bordered on the east by the Lake Worth Lagoon, its namesake and all that separates Lake Worth from its famous neighbor, Palm Beach. But this eclectic little enclave has long maintained an identity all its own.
Even before Lake Worth was formally incorporated in 1913, early developers were offering 25-foot lots near the ocean to all those buying farmland west of town. These charter residents built beach cottages on the small lots, and thanks to Lake Worth’s dedication to historic preservation, the cottages are today among the city’s most celebrated attractions. Known for their array of whimsical pastels and quirky styles, the Lake Worth cottages number more than 1,000 (considered the largest concentration in the state) and can be found throughout the oldest neighborhoods, east of Dixie Highway. House tours are offered annually, and a recently published book, “Living Large in Small Spaces: The Cottages of Lake Worth” (December 2016), features many of the most lovingly restored properties.
Lake Worth has six designated historic districts and four properties, several of which are listed on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. Among these is Downtown Lake Worth, an artsy mix of galleries, antiques shops, artisan wares, restaurants and sidewalk cafés, even a retro-style barbershop. Downtown’s main street is Lake Avenue, boasting some of the oldest and coolest commercial architecture, including the Montgomery Building, a tall, sun-bleached 1940s Art Deco gem with innovative exhibition space—and a fitting home for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the prominent arts advocacy organization—the grand Gulf Stream Hotel, built in 1923 and currently awaiting restoration, and the Lake Worth Playhouse. Originally built as a “movie palace,” this beautifully restored 1920s Art Deco theatre is today known for its community-theater productions, live concerts and indie films. Another cultural favorite is the annual Street Painting Festival. Now in its third decade, this signature Lake Worth event, one of the largest of its kind in the country, hosts hundreds of artists who use chalk, pastels and unbridled talent to transform the downtown streets and sidewalks into an amazing, if temporary, outdoor art museum.
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Lake Worth Beach is one of the largest municipal public beachfronts in Southeast Florida, and a favorite among surfers for its warm Gulf Stream waters and ocean swells. In March 2013, a thoroughly renovated beach complex opened to the public, featuring a newly constructed Lake Worth Casino. Its neoclassical styling reflects the beach’s original casino building destroyed in the hurricane of 1928. This new Casino houses a restaurant and beachy shops and offers breathtaking ocean views from its second floor. The William O. Lockhart Municipal Pier has been a staple of Lake Worth Beach since 1960. Damaged by Hurricane Frances in 2004, the fishing pier has since been rebuilt, reinforced and raised 5 feet, regaining its legendary Snook-fishing reputation.
Historic Bryant Park, distinguished by a 1920s-era bandshell and stage, is located at the eastern end of Lake Avenue along the Lagoon. This is the go-to site for many of the city’s celebrations, including the Midnight Sun Festival, Reggae Fest and PrideFest of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches, a huge annual event celebrating the LGBTQ community of South Florida. The popular two-day festival is produced by Compass, the largest gay and lesbian community center in the state and one of the most respected of its kind in the country. A Lake Worth institution since 1992, Compass actively exemplifies the progressive mission of the city and the importance it places on diversity and acceptance. ~ Photo credit: James Stafford Photography
For an example of Lake Worth’s commitment to ecology, there’s Snook Islands Natural Area, a sanctuary for endangered native marine life and waterfowl, located just north of Bryant Park. Begun as an environmental restoration project spearheaded by the county to clean up a biologically dead zone of the Lagoon, Snook Islands opened to the public in 2012. It features a kayak launch, mooring slips, fishing pier and a boardwalk around the restored mangroves—plus frequent sightings now of manatees, dolphins, herons, egrets, ibises and other tropical birds. ◊
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ArtsCalendar.com delivers the largest database of South Florida arts and cultural events, as well as additional listings of classes and workshops, auditions, calls to artists and much more! SEPTEMBER 2nd
HUMAN IMAGE EXHIBIT Broward Art Guild, 3280 NE 32nd St. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Gallery Hours: Wed. Fri. Sat. Noon-9pm & Thur. Noon-6pm Exhibition Run Dates: August 30th, 2017 to September 22nd, 2017
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YOUNG AT ART OPEN AIR PAINTING
Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 The incomparable Tony Bennett returns to the Broward Center stage. Performing songs from his vast repertoire of American classics and pop standards, this international treasure has earned a phenomenal 17 Grammy Awards and the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Bennett is a true artist who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his impressive vocals and charming stage presence.
DC Alexander Park Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Guests will add their creative touch to a giant canvas, paint a seascape with watercolor and sand, make a beach footprint painting and more! All ages welcome. Open to the public. Cost:FREE.
NSU LECTURE SERIES: JON M. GARON, J.D.
BLACKBERRY SMOKE with
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale One E Las Olas Blvd, at S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1807 Artist Marcel Duchamp’s famous “readymade” objects sparked controversies that redefined the meaning of art, culture, media and laws that intersect and define the social milieu. In this talk, Jon M. Garon, J.D., will address the new conflicts between art, media, and law explored by appropriation artists, readymade artists, and new media artists, and explore how changes to media and law will intersect with new technologies and new forms of expression.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE?
Jon M. Garon is Dean of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and is nationally recognized as an authority on technology law and intellectual property, particularly copyright law, entertainment and information privacy. He is the author of four books, including his most recent Pop Culture Business Handbook for Cons and Festivals. Cost:FREE.
THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD Pompano Beach Amphitheater 1806 Northeast 6th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Blackberry Smoke and The Chris Robinson Brotherhood will take the stage at The Pompano Beach Amp for an exciting concert produced by AEG Presents. Expanding the Southern rock tradition, Blackberry Smoke has evolved from a rough-edged club act to arena-ready rock ‘n’ roll juggernauts. While the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, led by the ex-Black Crowes front man, are considered the new standard-bearers of the psychedelic roots torch.
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MASTERPIECE EVENT FEATURING CORY BENNETT
OLD DILLARD FOUNDATION - CANNONBALL JAZZ SERIES:
Coral Springs Museum of Art 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065
CANNONBALL B’DAY CONCERT
This year’s Masterpiece Event at the Coral Springs Museum of Art is pulling out all the stops in celebration of the Museum’s 20th Anniversary. Guests are invited to don white attire for a cocktail reception featuring artist Cory Bennett. Guests are invited to don their best white attire for the annual Masterpiece event, a chic cocktail reception featuring mixed media artist Cory Bennett. The party, called “20” for the museum’s 20th anniversary, will feature live entertainment as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer and a signature cocktail. “Iconic Neo-POP,” a new show created by mixed media artist Cory Bennett, will be featured in the main gallery.
The series began in 2009 to honor Julian “Cannonball” Adderley’s connection to the Broward County Public School System and Dillard High School. Adderley taught music and directed the school band at the historic Dillard High School site at 1009 NW 4th Street in Fort Lauderdale between 1948 and 1950 and later taught at the current Dillard High School between 1953 and 1956. www.facebook.com/ dillardcenterforthearts
CELEBRITY CHEFS FOOD TASTING & AUCTION BENEFITING ANN STORCK CENTER Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
ArtBrazil is an annual multimedia Contemporary Art Fair that promotes and presents visual artist’s work to the American and International public.The idea behind this 30 day Exhibition and artistic encounter is not only to exchange experiences and brain storm between artists from different points of the country and abroad, but also to talk about the Brazilian and Latin diaspora. The vibrancy and vitality of today’s contemporary Brazilian art is recognized all over the world. Nowhere is it more alive than in South Florida, an area rich in Brazilian immigrants, Brazilian tourists and dazzling Brazilian culture. As the region’s primary arts incubator, one of the original six launched nationwide, ArtServe provides the perfect backdrop for the ArtBrazil exhibition. Held in honor of the Brazilian Independence Day and featuring the work of nearly three dozen world-renowned artists working in a wide range of mediums, the fifth annual ArtBrazil lends a unique perspective and the result is an amazingly alive and colorful fusion of forms and styles.
Old Dillard Museum and Dillard Center for the Arts celebrates the birthday of former high school band director and world renowned saxophonist, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley. Featuring Nat Adderley Jr. and the Award-winning DCA Jazz Ensemble.
Artserve3280 NE 32nd St. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Dillard Center for the Arts 2501 Northwest 11th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
On Friday, October 6th, dozens of South Florida’s most creative and talented Celebrity Chefs will once again converge at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the 24th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction. This fundraising event, hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and benefiting Ann Storck Center, has earned its place as one of the most spectacular culinary events of the season. Some of South Florida’s most elite, talented chefs will be on hand offering up a variety of culinary creations and gastronomical delights for over 650 guests to enjoy!
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SEPTEMBER 21st-OCTOBER 19th
SAILBOAT BEND ART FESTIVAL
THE FINE ARTISTS SUMMER SERIES, BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDENS
Esplanade Park, 400 Southwest 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Enjoy a beautiful day next to the river in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale, where we’ll be offering live music, pop-up vendors, food trucks, artists, free yoga classes, and much more! The Festival will be covering Esplanade Park, the Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society Museum, the open studios at the 1310 Artist Lofts, and the 1310 Art Gallery • Shopping! 200+ mostly local pop-up merchants & artists featuring a vast array of artsy, crafty, fashionable works. • Live music and DJ’s performing on 3 stages • Award winning art gallery featuring 3 floors of fine art • Over a dozen food trucks • Farmers market • Free Yoga classes • Live Artists
PROGRAM ONE | MIAMI CITY BALLET: JEWELS
Frame‘n Art by the Sea, 229A Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale By The Sea, FL 33308
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in collaboration with Frame ‘n Art by the Sea Gallery present The Fine Artists Summer Series featuring works from the Bonnet House Fine Artists. The exhibition 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. The exhibitions are free and open to the public and will include raffle, a wine & cheese reception and beautiful art. The receptions for each show will begin at 5:30pm on the first night of each exhibition.
JOURNEY TO THE AMAZON MODS GALA
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 | (305) 949-6722
Museum of Discovery and Science & Autonation® IMAX 3D Theater 401 Southwest Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
“Jewels,” wrote the hypercritical Robert Garis, “is a work of genius both as a work of art and as show business,” which is why for 50 years now it has captivated audiences around the world.
The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) will host the PNC Bank Journey to the Amazon Gala on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy a formal Amazon themed evening complete with dining and dancing at the Museum located at 401 SW 2nd Street in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s gala will honor Kim Cavendish, Museum President and CEO, with the Outstanding Service Award for 30 years of loyal service and outstanding accomplishments. All proceeds will benefit programming at the Museum of Discovery and Science.
Program One opens with a Balanchine masterpiece created 50 years ago – the full-length Jewels, a triptych of ballet at its most glamorous. First, “Emeralds” – set to the lush music of Gabriel Fauré, is Balanchine at his most romantic and lyrical. Next, “Rubies” – glittering, witty, jazzy: the Balanchine-Igor Stravinsky partnership at its most scintillating. Finally, “Diamonds”– Balanchine reaching back with Tchaikovsky to the classic grandeur of 19th-century Russian ballet at its imperial height.
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For the 2017-2018 season, Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez has curated a season that includes several of George Balanchine’s masterpieces, including the full-length Jewels – last performed by the company in 2007; a Robbins Celebration honoring the centennial of Jerome Robbins’ birth; an Alexei Ratmansky company premiere; and a new commission by up-and-coming contemporary choreographer Brian Brooks.
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Palm Beach County CANVAS OUTDOOR MUSEUM SHOW | canvaswpb.org
“CANVAS transforms landscapes into an interactive art experience, activating spaces and engaging with the city from concept to completion. Colossal murals and installations punctuate the landscape, along with a complement of public and private events as a nexus between the artists and the community.” WHEN: November 11-20, 2017 WHERE: 301 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach & Throughout Downtown West Palm Beach
2nd Annual W.P.B Arts Festival | armoryart.org
“The second annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by the Armory Art Center will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages.” WHEN: December 2-3, 2017 WHERE: Armory Art Center 811 Park Pl., West Palm Beach
PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY | artpbfair.com
“The versatile and rich selection of works on display will have a strong focus on emergent talent, as well as blue chip mid-career cutting-edge artists, anchored by a fresh selection of secondary market works by top name artists from the Modern, Classical Modern, Post-War and Pop eras. It is estimated that nearly 1000 artists from over 60 countries will be on display at the fair.” WHEN: January 11-15, 2018 WHERE: Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Pavilion • 825 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach
ART PALM BEACH | artpalmbeach.com
“Art Palm Beach is internationally recognized as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. The fair provides a unique opportunity to reach collectors from around the world.” WHEN: January 17-21, 2018 WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center • 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
ART SYNERGY | artsynergypbc.com
“Art Synergy in collaboration with Art Palm Beach will produce more than 65 exhibitions throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts in January 2018 during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley Delray, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Ave.” WHEN: January 18-22, 2018 WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center & PBC Art Districts • 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
FOTOfusion | fotofusion.org
“Learn from these lectures/seminars by the top professionals in the business. Topics range from advanced printing techniques to beginning with a digital camera. There’s something for everyone!” WHEN: January 23-27, 2018 WHERE: Palm Beach Photographic Centre • 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach
König Galerie: Reise ohne Ankunft (Mercier), 2016, Alicja Kwade, © Art Basel
ART ON THE SQUARE | oldschoolsquare.org
“The Cornell Art Museum presents the second annual outdoor, juried fine art show featuring fine art and fine craft works in all media by more than 100 artists from around the country. The grounds of Old School Square will be transformed into an excited outdoor gallery, welcoming art collectors and enthusiasts to meet the artists and discover something new. An open hospitality area and live music will round out the weekend.” WHEN: February 9-10, 2018 WHERE: 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
ARTIGRAS | artigras.org
“The Fine Arts Area features gallery quality work of 300 fine artists exhibiting a variety of talent and diversity of styles in 13 categories including Ceramics, Fiber (wearable and non-wearable), Digital Art, Drawing & Printmaking, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood. Winners of the juried exhibition will receive $17,000 in prize money.” WHEN: February 16-18, 2018 WHERE: Downtown Abacoa • 1200 Town Center Dr. #111, Jupiter
ART BOCA RATON | nextlevelfairs.com
“Art Boca Raton is a new contemporary art fair from the organizers of Art Palm Beach. International galleries will be exhibiting modern, contemporary, and emerging art from the 20th and 21st centuries.” WHEN: March 14-18, 2018 WHERE: Research Park at Florida Atlantic University • 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton
DELRAY AFFAIR | delrayaffair.com
“The Delray Affair is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue.” WHEN: April 13-15, 2018 WHERE: Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
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Broward County ART FORT LAUDERDALE | artftlauderdale.com
“Art Ft.Lauderdale is a revolutionary art fair hosted at properties on the intracoastal waterways in Fort Lauderdale - incorporating a different approach to view, interact and purchase art. This four day event transported attendees on complimentary water taxi to exclusive exhibits and performances at a number of waterfront properties along the famed intracoastal waterways. These exhibits featured paintings, illustrations, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, performance arts and art & technology collaborations.” WHEN: January 11-14, 2018 WHERE: Bahia Mar Yachting Center 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Miami-Dade County SCOPE MIAMI BEACH | scope-art.com
ART MIAMI | artmiamifair.com
“Over the last decade, Art Miami has secured its position as one of the most important fairs and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.” WHEN: December 5-10, 2017 WHERE: The Art Miami Pavilion, One Herald Plaza, Miami
CONTEXT ART MIAMI | contextartmiami.com
“Sister fair to Art Miami dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists.” WHEN: December 5-10, 2017 WHERE: The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion One Herald Plaza, Miami
PRIZM | prizmartfair.com
“Our mission is to promote the work of artists from African and global African Diaspora, who reflect global trends in contemporary art, through a blockbuster exhibit held during Art Basel/Miami.” WHEN: December 5-17, 2017 WHERE: TBA
AQUA MIAMI | aquaartmiami.com
“The sister satellite fair to Art Miami, made a huge splash during Art Week 2016 with its successful five-day exhibition of the strongest emerging and mid-career artists and galleries in the industry.” WHEN: December 6-10, 2017 WHERE: Aqua Hotel • 1530 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
SUPERFINE : THE FAIREST FAIR | superfine.world
“Gain access to the freshest art and design from Miami and around the world. Support living, working artists by putting the most important set of eyes on their work: your own. Dive into the new art world where music and performing arts shine as brightly as what hangs on the walls.” WHEN: December 6-10, 2017 WHERE: 56 NE 29th St., Miami
ARTSPOT MIAMI | artspotmiami.com
“The show is supported by an exciting schedule of symposiums, lectures, tours and receptions for VIP art collectors alongside special art exhibitions.” WHEN: December 6-10, 2017 WHERE: 1700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami
SPECTRUM MIAMI ART SHOW | spectrum-miami.com
“A juried, contemporary art show in the heart of Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. It’s where contemporary meets extraordinary. Join us for a 5-day fine art experience, featuring music, entertainment, and other special events.” WHEN: December 6-10, 2017 WHERE: Spectrum Miami Tent • 1700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: SCAI The Bathhouse, © Art Basel; Max Hooper Schneider, High Art, © Art Basel; Art Basel Miami Beach, © Art Basel
“The 17th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street. Featuring 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, SCOPE Miami Beach will welcome over 55,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for emerging contemporary art market.” WHEN: December 5-10, 2017 WHERE: SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion • 801 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
RED DOT MIAMI | reddotmiami.com
“A juried, contemporary art show in the heart of Miami featuring an international slate of galleries. The show features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, art labs, events, and talks focused on collecting.” WHEN: December 6-10, 2017 WHERE: Red Dot Miami Tent • 7 SW 8th St., Miami
PINTA MIAMI | pintamiami.com
“PINTA Miami is an exclusive and intimate art fair created as a venue for the exhibition and promotion of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese art that includes the participation of fifty prominent galleries from the United States, Latin America and Europe. With a focus on the abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic and conceptual art movements, this carefully curated fair creates a platform that allows for a broader discussion amongst artists, curators and collectors.” WHEN: December 6-10, 2017 WHERE: Mana Wynwood • 318 NW 23rd St., Miami
DESIGN MIAMI | miami2017.designmiami.com
“Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects.” WHEN: December 6-10, 2017 WHERE: Meridian Ave. & 19th St.
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: Lehmann Maupin, © Art Basel; Esther Schipper, © Art Basel; Rodolphe Janssen, © Art Basel
Ink Miami Art Fair | inkartfair.com
“The Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on modern and contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists.” WHEN: December 6-10, 2017 WHERE: Suites of Dorchester
ART BEAT MIAMI | artbeatmiami.com
“Art Beat Miami is an experience of art, cultural, exchange, food and music inspired by Haiti and artists worldwide. During Art Basel Week, the Little Haiti Community invites you to discover multidisciplinary works of art by internationally recognized artists at the Caribbean Marketplace of the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Enjoy live music, food, mural exhibitions, special events, and conversations with artists.” WHEN: December 6-10, 2017 WHERE: Little Haiti Cultural Center and Caribbean Marketplace • 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH | artbasel.com
“In our American show, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars.” WHEN: December 7-10, 2017 WHERE: Miami Beach Convention Center • 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach
PULSE MIAMI BEACH | pulse-art.com
“A well-respected source for the discovery of emerging to mid-career artists offering a comprehensive overview of the contemporary art market today.” WHEN: December 7-10, 2017 WHERE: Indian Beach Park at 4601 Collins Ave.
NADA ART FAIR | newartdealers.org
“The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is the definitive non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art.” WHEN: December 7-10, 2017 WHERE: Deauville Beach Resort • 6701 Collins Ave., Miami
MIAMI RIVER ART FAIR | miamiriverartfair.com
“This art fair was conceived as a showcase of world-class galleries, artists and projects in an indoor booth setting at the Riverfront Hall. This grand show space overlooks the one-of-a-kind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall that will feature monumental sculpture on the banks of the historic Miami River.” WHEN: December 7-10, 2017 WHERE: James L. Knight International Center • 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami
SATELLITE ART SHOW | satellite-show.com
“Alternative art fair that presents new and exciting projects that span the gamut of art, music, performance, installation, new media and tech.” WHEN: December 7-10, 2017 WHERE: The Parisian Hotel • 1510 Collins Ave., Miami Beach This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Art Hive intends that the information contained in or displayed throughout the magazine will be accurate and reliable; however, errors sometimes occur. Art Hive is not affiliated in any way to the art fairs.
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CULTURE | ON WRITING
WHAT WRITERS CONFERENCES HAVE GIVEN ME, AND WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE NEXT ONE. by Cheri Roman
riting is a fairly solitary career choice. For many writers, being alone long enough, often enough, to get 80,000 words on the page is a significant challenge all by itself. But that isn’t where the story ends. The completed novel must be edited and revised, and a cover created. The manuscript must be formatted for both print and electronic versions. In some cases, an illustrator is needed. And then there’s marketing. Commercial ads, book signings, and promotional swag all need to be created and posted where they will do the most good. Publishing a book, whether via a traditional publishing house or as an Indie author, is a daunting task, and no one person is an expert at all of it. Seven years ago, I started writing my first novel. It was an amazing experience, but there was so much I didn’t know. From the craft of writing to marketing the completed work, I was a novice. I had no idea where to start. Then I saw an ad for a writing conference down in Bradenton, Florida. And I went. And I learned. Since then I’ve attended a number of conferences, many of them hosted by the Florida Writers Association. And I’ve continued to learn. A lot. I’ve learned about story arc and characterization. About covers, and craft, and social media presence, and formatting. I’ve discovered writing groups and back cover blurbs, tag lines and elevator pitches and what agents really want. Best of all, I discovered a huge community of fellow writers, all willing to help each other succeed. By 2013 I had finished my first novel, but I was still a novice. As of today, I have six novels, one collection of short stories and a novelette under my belt as well as entries in several anthologies...and I still go to conferences as often as possible. Why? Because even though the writing itself is probably best done on my own, I didn’t get to this point alone. Attending writing conferences has given me 70
the tools to create my best work. Conferences have introduced me to other authors and editors who have helped me sharpen my prose and given me fantastic marketing advice. When I first started, my goal was a traditional publishing contract. At my first FWA conference, I had the opportunity to meet with agents and publishers and have them take a look at my work. This actually landed me a contract with a small press. Later, when I chose to pursue indie publishing, the FWA conference was my go to place to learn about cross promotion, social media and other forms of marketing, from Amazon algorithms to what to expect from a book signing. At FWA conferences, I’ve found resources for every aspect of the writing life.
FWA continues their efforts to be an organization that helps its members in every way possible. A silent auction is held throughout the weekend to benefit the Florida Writers Foundation and the Royal Palm Literary awards dinner is held on Saturday evening. Add genre breakfasts, agent meetings and the best industry professionals, and you know you are enjoying a well-rounded conference with something for every author. I go to FWA conferences because they offer me more than just classes on craft. They offer a community of writers who understand my struggles, answer my questions, and afford me the space to pursue my dreams. The connections I’ve made and the lessons I’ve learned there have made me a better writer. If
CONFERENCES HAVE INTRODUCED ME TO OTHER AUTHORS AND EDITORS WHO HAVE HELPED ME SHARPEN MY PROSE AND GIVEN ME FANTASTIC MARKETING ADVICE.
FWA’s annual conferences are among the best in the industry. The 2017 conference is being held in Altamonte Springs from October 19th through the 22nd. It offers three days of networking and workshops that cover everything from creating unforgettable characters to choosing the best cover for your book. Meals are included and the venue is beautifully appointed, professional and comfortable. This year, David Morrell is the key note speaker. In addition, Florida Author of the Year award winner, Steve Berry, will be giving a presentation on Saturday. Murder at the Beach is the official bookstore where an author can present their work for sale throughout the weekend.
all this sounds interesting, then I highly recommend that you make plans to attend the 16th Annual FWA Conference. I hope to see you there. -Cheri Roman writes fantasy and paranormal young adult. She currently has two series in the works: Rephaim and The Witch of Forsythe High. Most days you can find her on her blog, The Brass Rag, or working on her next novel or short story. Cheri lives in the not-so-wilds of Northeast Florida with her husband and Jack E. Boy, the super Chihuahua.
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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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CULTURE | SOUTH FLORIDA ART WALKS 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...
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HOLLYWOOD ART WALK Downtown Hollywood, Florida 3rd Saturday of each month, 7:00pm to 10:00pm visithollywoodfl.org/artwalk
ARTISTS ALLEY FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK Artists Alley, On East Atlantic Avenue 1st Friday each month, 6:00pm to 9:00pm artistsalleydelray.com
ISLAND CITY ART WALK Wilton Drive in the Wilton Manors arts & entertainment district. November through April, 3rd Friday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm islandcityartwalk.com
BOYNTON BEACH ART WALK 06-422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach 4th Thursday each month, 6:00pm to 10:00pm boyntonbeachartdistrict.blogspot.com NORTHWOOD VILLAGE ART WALK 400 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach. 2nd Saturday each month, 6:00pm to 9:00pm northwoodartwalk.com
BROWARD COUNTY ARTPOP! ART WALK Pompano Citi Centre, 2201 N Federal Highway, Suite C104. Last Friday each month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm pompanobeachcra.com FLAGLER / FAT VILLAGE ART WALK 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
COCONUT GROVE FASHION + ART + MUSIC NIGHT Grand Avenue, Commodore Plaza, Main Highway and Fuller Street. 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00pm to 10:00pm coconutgrove.com CORAL GABLES GALLERY STROLL This walk is centered around Ponce Circle Park 1st Friday of each month. greatgables.com/CoralGables/GalleryStroll.html
NOBE NORTH BEACH ART WALK North Beach shopping and arts district along 32nd, 33rd and 34th streets off of A1A and Oakland Park Blvd. 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00pm to 11:00pm facebook.com/NorthBeachArtsDistrict
LINCOLN ROAD/SOUTH BEACH ART WALK 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. 1st Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm lincolnroadmiamibeach.info
OLD TOWN UNTAPPED 41 NE 1st Street, Downtown Pompano Beach. 1st Friday of each month, 6:00pm to 9:00pm pompanobeachcra.com
VIERNES CULTURALES LITTLE HAVANA ART WALK 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
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BIRD ROAD ART DISTRICT Centrally located just east of the Palmetto Expressway (SR-826) and south of Bird Road (SW 40 St.), Miami 3rd Saturday of each month, 7:00pm to 10:00pm thebirdroadartwalk.com
WYNWOOD ART WALK MIAMI 36th St. S. to 20th St., between NE 2nd Ave and NW 6th Ave, Miami. 2nd Saturday of each month, 6:30pm wynwoodartwalk.com
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