Jacklyn Laflamme

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28th Annual Broward County Arts Teacher Of The Year

Congratulations to Timothy Leisner and all the winners at the 28th Annual Broward County Arts Teacher Of The Year.

Teaching Artist Of The Year Award

The Arts Teacher of The Year Awards Program highlights exceptional art teachers as well as arts students in Broward County. The event was held on Wednesday, November 6 at the Broward Center For The Performing Arts.

“Art education and opportunities to explore the Arts are essential for well rounded learning.  Children, and adult learners, benefit from exposure to the Arts  and art educational opportunities.  It saddens me to think that in many schools and so called educational institutions, the arts are viewed as unimportant and not fundamental to learning.  Art Education provides learning about the Arts, creativity, reaches into other curricular learning arenas, and supports personal and social-emotional growth.  Art education is vital to the education of All.” Timothy Leistner, ED.D.

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Ghoulish Gaurdians Pumpkin Carving Contest

Jacklyn Laflamme Ghoulish Guardians 2013

Jacklyn Laflamme Jill Slaughter

 Sun Sentinel – Speacial – Needs Group Among Those painting pumpkins at community garden.

Local adults with special needs recently demonstrated their creative talents in Pembroke Pines.

More than 30 people from the nonprofit Circle of Friends & Stars painted unique versions of Halloween icons as part of Ghoulish Guardians, a pumpkin carving and painting contest at the Pembroke Pines Community Garden.

“We like to take them on field trips. This is a special event today to work on something completely silly,” said Dixie Lee Hedrington, Circle of Friends & Stars’ executive director.

The event was open to the public, and free pumpkins were available to those wanting to carve jack-o’-lanterns using provided implements.

“We are a city not only dedicated to arts and culture, but to making events accessible and affordable to the public,” said Jill Slaughter, Pembroke Pines’ curator of special projects, who organized the event.  Read More

Jill Slaughter

Jacklyn Laflamme, artist in residence at the city’s Studio 18, was one of three competition judges.

“This is just one more opportunity as an artist to be out in the community and contributing,” Laflamme said. “As an artist, to be able to give back to the community is a win-win.”

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Artist In Residency Studio 18 In The Pines

Artists are inspired and have the gift to inspire others, the best way to unite people is through art. The opportunity for a residency at Studio 18 In the Pines is such an honor. As a resident artist I will have the chance to serve the community, collaborate with other artists, paint, sculpt and exhibit my work, as well as share my craft by teaching workshops, all in a beautiful inspiring environment.  I feel certain that this residency will be a great opportunity for me to get involved, not only to have space to work but to come together with all the Studio 18 artists to create colorful new projects.

Studio 18 In The Pines

As part of the residency I propose to initiate a community engagement, public art project. I am looking forward to collaborating to implement art into our communities. I am certain that working together, we can all make a difference to continue to bring art and culture to the City, promoting Studio 18 and the City Of Pembroke Pines as a cultural destination.

I am so honored by this incredible opportunity and I would like to thank The Cultural Council of Pembroke Pines, Robyn Vegas, Sharon Sammarco, all the staff and all the artists at Studio 18. Your amazing support has been instrumental in helping me to realize my dream, to once again be at home at Studio 18.

Thank You all so much, I only hope that I can accomplish all that my imagination is imagining…

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Studio 18 In Pembroke Pines

1101 Poinciana Drive

Pembroke Pines, FL 33025