June 28, 2011
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| Arts Teachers Bring Human Interaction and Civic Engagement into Classroom|
Julia Perlowski (center) celebrates with her students
after learning she is the 2011 Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year
The Broward County Cultural Division is proud to announce Julia Perlowski, Director of Theatre Programs, Instructor of English and Reading at Pompano Beach High School, as the 26th annual Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year (ATOY). An event, to recognize excellence in arts education as well as this year’s honoree, will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 6:00 p.m., at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Julia Perlowski received her MA in Women’s Studies from The University of York in the United Kingdom and her BA in English Languages and Literature from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is Florida Certified in English, 6-12; Drama; 6-12; Reading, 6-12 and ESOL Endorsed. A few of her accomplishments include - being honored with the bi-annual Reba R. Robinson award for outstanding intergenerational theater work in the high school; creating the Pompano Beach High School Shakespeare Program; enabling students through Civic Voices to interview arts activists in the community and teaching them how to become arts advocates; and collaborating with teachers and students in India and Mongolia through The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Award and Civic Voices respectively, teaching them how to be arts ambassadors.
Perlowski believes in the power of human interaction and in using the arts as a tool for teaching civic engagement. Interested in relationships between characters and their human relations, she is committed to bringing this into life and into the classroom as well. “I believe it is ok to err on the side of the human interaction. The most important thing is what we do with people,” she says. “We have won most of our awards in the theater realm because of attention to human beings, characters, and their relationships.”
The Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year Program was created by the Broward County Cultural Division in 1985 to annually recognize the importance of arts education in Broward County schools.
Please RSVP HERE for the 2011 Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year recognition event. For further information, contact Grace Kewl-Durfey at 954-357-7869. Visit www.broward.org/arts, and Click on Arts Education for more information on this sterling program.
| Broward County Cultural Division Wins FIVE National Awards|
Broward County Cultural Division is proud to be the recipient of five awards for excellence in county government. Two Achievement Awards were given by the National Association of Counties (NACo) in recognition of the County’s work to promote quality, efficient and responsive management and administration, and; three Awards of Excellence were given by The National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) for information projects that show expertise in communications.
National Association of Counties
Broward Life Line & the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Campaign
Through the Obama Administration’s economic stimulus package and an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a total of 49 arts jobs were saved in Broward County, through a grant that was redistributed through the Broward Cultural Division. An extensive public information campaign was executed to recognize the personal and county-wide effect of this national stimulus program on the local arts economy. The entire campaign and its results were documented and exhibited through press, media, photographs, site visits and graphic story-telling, all showcased in a traveling, county-wide exhibit at its culmination, and;
CreativeBROWARD 2020: A Plan for Cultural and Economic Development in Broward County
A 10-year Community Cultural Plan that examines the cultural tapestry of Broward County through its diversity; and connects specifically to the Creative Economy, Cultural Tourism and Public Art & Design. Through a Steering Committee and various Task Forces - 100 residents, businessmen and women, artists, architects, cultural leaders and residents helped to shape this visionary plan. CreativeBROWARD 2020 is the result of 18 months of research that includes the perspectives of more than 1,000 citizen participants, through online and community forum surveys. The result is a plan that is a shared community vision that comes directly from the citizens of Broward County.
National Association of County Information Officers
H-3 Special Projects: County Government Works
"Broward Life Line & the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”
Jody Horne-Leshinsky, Community Development Director; José Luis Amador, Graphic Designer
D-5 Writing: Promotional/Persuasive Writing
For the sixth year, Culturally Speaking has covered the arts and cultural landscape in Broward County as a bi-monthly column. For the more than 550 not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations, and the artists within the county, the column is a recognized feature that gives an opportunity to have their services profiled and stories showcased, up close and personal.
Jody Horne-Leshinsky, Community Development Director; Samantha Rojas, Public Relations Writer
H-4 Special Projects: Public Participation Projects
“Creative Broward 2020: A Plan for Cultural & Economic Development in Broward County”
Jody Horne-Leshinsky, Community Development Director; José Luis Amador, Graphic Designer
Broward County Cultural Division enhances the cultural environment of Broward County, through the development of the arts. More than 1.8 million residents, 10.1 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 550 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 municipalities are beneficiaries of the services, technical assistance and grant funds through Broward Cultural Division.
| A Guide to National Register of Historic Places in Broward County|
, in partnership with Broward County Libraries Division, announces the distribution of the fabulously functional Guide to National Register of Historic Places in Broward County. Produced by the Broward County Historical Commission, this 17-page pamphlet, complete with map, images, descriptions and instructions, is a proud display of all buildings and sites listed on the National Register of Historical Places in Broward County. This publication will be distributed at the Cultural Information Center, located on the first floor of the Broward County Main Library at 100 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, and at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Commission, 301 Harmon Avenue (S.W. 13th Avenue) in Fort Lauderdale.
Broward Cultural Division
Amongst listings of such places as the Copenhagen Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve in Pompano, the Hillsboro Inlet Light Station, Cap’s Place Restaurant, Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and Lock # 1 on the New River Canal, readers are also entertained with Broward County History Facts, scattered along the literary way. Information on each listing is also available through QR codes embedded within each write-up, and may be scanned by SmartPhones, and re-directed to individual URL sites.
The Broward County Historical Commission’s collections include a variety of artifacts reflecting the life of local residents, from furnishings and clothing to agricultural implements. Some of the most treasured items are the Seminole artifacts and World War II uniforms and insignia. The searchable database collection, developed from the City of Fort Lauderdale Permit Books, covers the years 1937 to 1954, and contains the permit records for all architect-designed projects in the city for those years.
The Guide to National Register of Historic Places is also available at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society at 219 SW 2nd Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, 954-463-4431; and will be available with the National Register exhibition (currently on view at the Broward County Historical Commission at West Side Grade School in the Sailboat Bend neighborhood) as it travels around to the regional libraries throughout Broward County. The Historical Commission is located at 301 Harmon Avenue (S.W. 13th Avenue) in Fort Lauderdale. For further information call 954-357-5553, and visit their website at www.broward.org/history.
| ArtServe Changes Its Colors Along Sunrise Boulevard|
Students with their ArtServe Membership Awards
(L-R) ArtServe Board Chair Terry Frank,
ArtServe President Earl F. Bosworth &
Mimi Botscheller , Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
If you have driven along Sunrise Boulevard recently, you can't help but notice the new mural along the side of 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
The abstract city scene has been in the making since the Art Institute Fort Lauderdale students began the class in April of this year. ArtServe teamed up with community partners, Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Travelhost Magazine, and Sherwin Williams to bring to life this vibrant and colorful classroom assignment. "We treat each class project just like a real life business situation. ArtServe is the client and we just give the client what they want" said AI instructor Tom De Vita. After nine weeks of class, and six weeks of actual painting, the students finalized the work one June 13. "We are so proud to be a part of this" said Sharon Zalkin of Travelhost Magazine". ArtServe President Earl F. Bosworth approached the City of Fort Lauderdale with the idea months ago. The project had to pass the Victoria Park neighborhood approval as well as the City of Fort Lauderdale permit requirements.
“This was much more than just a painting class for the students from the Art Institute Fort Lauderdale; this project was real life lesson in the public art process.” said Bosworth. Each student and all instructors received complimentary ArtServe memberships from ArtServe board chair Terry Frank at the final brush stroke ceremony on June 13, 2011. The partnership and mural is a representation and example of ArtServe’s incubator mission.
For more information call 954-462- 8190, or visit the website at www.artserve.org.
Broward County held its own with the latest and greatest hot spots, cultural corners and riveting revivals, in the Broward Palm Beach New Times this month. It’s a fun list mostly, but it is definitely recognized as a resource for residents and visitors alike.
Here's what they had to say about Broward County in the arts and cultural realm!AN>
Best NonProfit – Sailboat Bend Artists Loft
Best Museum -Young at Art
Best Threatened Resource – Broward County Historical Commission
Best Public Restroom – Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Second Floor Women’s Bathroom
Best Curator – Jane Hart, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Best Art Gallery – Galerie Jenner
Best Visual Artist– Timothy Leistner
Best Theater Season/Best Actor & Best Set Design – Mosaic Theatre
Best Duo Art Exhibition – Inspired by Nature: Beyond Function – Coral Springs Museum of Art
Best Art Event – FAT Village Art Walk
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