Jacklyn Laflamme

… In Living Color!

Susan B. Katz Theater Ribbon Cutting and Reception

Leave a comment

The city Of Pembroke Pines celebrates Jacklyn Laflamme, the 2013-2014 Studio18 In The Pines artist in residence. As the one year program comes to an end a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to acknowledge the original public art project which enhances the North entrance to The Susan B. Katz Theater for The performing Arts.

Jacklyn Laflamme

Laflamme was celebrated by elected officials, members of the Arts and Cultural Advisory Board, The Artists of Studio 18 and local residence. Following the ribbon cutting Laflamme was presented with flowers and a certificate of appreciation.

Attendees gather and point to the new mural, Mayor Frank C. Ortis reads a certificate of appreciation, also in attendance, Holly Bonkowski, Norma and Ben Menasche, Rose Colombo, Ruth Rosenberg,  Vice Mayor Jay Schwartz, Commissioners Carl Shechter and Iris Siple and Jill Slaughter.

Jacklyn Laflamme


Leave a comment

Susan B. Katz Theater

Comedy & Tragedy a new mural at the Susan B. Katz Theater.Jacklyn Laflamme.Jacklyn Laflamme

 

 


Leave a comment

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.


Leave a comment

A Creative Conversation

A Creative Conversation at The Broward Center For The Performing Arts was a very inspiring presentation by John Michael Schert, Executive Director of Trey McIntyer Project (TMP) who was instrumental in the formation and implementation of the nationally acclaimed contemporary dance troupe.

John Michael Schert & I at The Broward Center For The Performing Arts

John Michael Schert & I at The Broward Center For The Performing Arts

The discussion focused on how arts organizations can be relevant cultural assets in their communities. He explored how businesses and civic leaders can tap into creative talent in effective ways that help define a sense of place. He challenged the audience of artists and art organizations to increase their understanding of their worth as vital producers of new ideas and strategies that can propel industries, governments, and communities forward. Schert addresses creativity in bold, new ways looking at opportunities that are powerful, yet may be untapped, under-utilized, or under-monetized.

The Power to look beyond the obvious…

As artists we are programed to look beyond the obvious while creating our art work. In this particular case listening to Micheal Schert; His vision on the art world and the work that they do reminded me that we need to apply the creative thinking process to every aspect of our lives. If we practice this, not only will we be successful artists but community leaders and visionaries with a creative voice that can a make a difference.

Thank You to John Michael Schert for helping me to remember to see and think beyond the obvious, and for reminding me that artist do and can make a difference and that we need to be compensated for it. You and the TMP deserve a standing ovation!