The design for the third project at the Charlotte Burrie Civic Center has been approved by the City Commission. The design is currently in fabrication and is set to be installed prior to the building unveiling. The building is tentatively set to be completed October 2019.
Artist Cecilia Lueza has been selected to fabricate and install a sculpture with the theme of Pompano Beach’s Oasis Reuse Program. The sculpture is currently in fabrication and is tentatively set to be installed January 2019.
Artist Cherie Saleeby has been commissioned to create a memorial for the tragic events of 9-11. The City of Pompano Beach’s Fire Department has acquired a piece of steel from the World Trade Center for use in a memorial for the 343 first responders that died saving lives. The Memorial is set to be installed by September 11, 2019 and will be located in Founders Park.
The City of Pompano Beach is proud to announce the selection of installation artist Ya La’ford for a year long Collier City Artist in Residency Program. The residency is a community engagement program seeking to facilitate creative and artistic based activities designed to stimulate the creation of a final public artwork, representing the vibrancy of Collier City community.
Celebrated artist Ya La’ford has themed the residency, CITY-RISE and aims to drive the power of communal creativity using art to build bridges of cultural hybridity, discourse, community exchange and interconnectivity. Through the year, La’ford will conduct 11 public engagement events and 3 lectures, to design and install a large-scale art installation culminating the residency in September 28, 2018.
La’ford states, “ I truly appreciate the opportunity to engage Collier City. I’ve spent a lot of time in this community and I look forward to working shoulder-to-shoulder to build creative consensus through the universal language of art.”
Stay tuned for Community Engagement and Artist Lecture dates. These will be posted on the City’s website under events. http://pompanobeachfl.gov/.
For more information on the artist, visit http://yalaford.com/.
Bee on the Lookout!
Something is buzzing in Pompano Beach! The City of Pompano Beach Public Art Committee has commissioned lead artist Sonata Kazimieraitiene to work with five apprentices to create multiple mosaic murals which will be installed throughout the City. One of Sonata’s mosaic projects includes a ‘Trail of the Honey Bees’. This trail contains multiple mosaic murals ranging in size which will connect the community and the cultural arts facilities from the Innovation District to the Creative Arts District through artwork and education.
The focal point of the mosaic project is on the honey bee and the vegetation it helps pollinate. Pompano Beach was built by our rich agricultural community. This trail encourages a spirit of unity by connecting the two districts together by means of art. Without the help of the honey bee and continued education on the importance of the honey bee, the agricultural community as a whole is at stake.