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Susan B. Katz Theater Ribbon Cutting and Reception

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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.

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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.

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Susan B. Katz Theater

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

 

 


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Doing Business As… Artist Entrepreneurs Presents “Emergent” Closing Forum

EmergentClosing Forum Doing Business As…Artist Entrepreneurs 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Gallery 6, Broward Main Library, 100 S. Andrews, Fort Lauderdale 33301

Program
– 5:30 Reception with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.
– 6:15 Performance by Muriente “Regina delle Api”.
– 7:00 Lecture by Gigi Rosenberg.
– 8:30 After Party at “Bistro One East” 1 East Broward Blvd.

Lauderdale exhibit spotlights emerging artists

By Jonathan D. Marcus, Forum Publishing GroupApril 25, 2014

Local artists seeking to hone their creative and business skills are exhibiting their work in Fort Lauderdale. The nine artists featured in the Doing Business As … Artist Entrepreneurs 2014 “Emergent” exhibit at the Broward County Main Library’s Gallery Six are committed to creative exploration, as well as… Read More

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100 Outstanding Women Of Broward County

100 Outstanding Women Of Broward County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County are hosting this year’s 6th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County Dinner on Thursday, May 8, 2014 starting at 5:00 pm at The Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. I am very honored to have been selected to be inducted into this year’s 2014 Class of 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County.

The 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County Dinner is bringing the community together to celebrate women in leadership roles in the business, community and philanthropic fields. I would like to invite my friends, co-workers and my family to support my nomination by attending this years exciting event, the tickets to attend the event are $125.00 per person. All the proceeds from this special event will benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.

Highlights from the evening will include a sold out audience featuring 1000+ attendees all coming together to celebrate Outstanding Leaders in our community. The fabulous evening will also include a well-known Celebrity Speaker as well as a silent and live auction. You will join elite community leaders and others as they all come together to celebrate Broward’s prestigious 100 women.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) is a non-profit 501c (3) private agency dedicated to helping young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. Serving more than 12,000 at-risk youth, ages 6-18, each year from its 12 Broward County-area clubs, its purpose is to inspire and enable children to realize their full potential as productive responsible caring citizens.

If you would like to join me in support of my nomination, please RSVP by Monday, April, 28, 2014. jflamme40@gmail.com  954-297-4387.


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March Madness

March was a very busy month, with two solo exhibitions, the Pembroke Pines Art Festival and the opening reception of Doing Business As… Artist Entrepreneurs 2014 Exhibit “Emergent

“Palms” on exhibit  at the Student Union Building at FAU, Davie Campus.

“Back To Nature” on exhibit at Art Serve.

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Project Snowboard Benefiting The Special Olympics

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Project Snowboard Art Project to Benefit Special Olympics

A series of snowboards painted by Pembroke Pines artists and teenagers will be auctioned off to benefit Special Olympics Broward County.

Project Snowboard got its start when about 20 snowboards were donated to the group.

“Somebody donated a bunch of snowboards, and we didn’t know what to do with them,” said Linda Mills, director of Special Olympics Broward.

Mills said an idea came up to work with the nonprofit Artists with Autism and have the snowboards painted and sold in a fundraising event.  Read More


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Ghoulish Gaurdians Pumpkin Carving Contest

Jacklyn Laflamme Ghoulish Guardians 2013

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 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

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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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“Davie Event A Feast For Art Lovers”

Last week Jacklyn and I participated in an Art & Literature Event with The Fairy Tale Project  at Young At Art Children’s Museum in South Florida.  Scott Fishman from the Forum Publishing Group interviewed Jacklyn for an article that was to be published in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.  It just came out a couple days ago and I wanted to share it.

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Here’s Scott with Jacklyn surrounded by a couple of the paintings that were used in the Fairy Tale Project’s children’s book series I wrote… which Jacklyn beautifully and imaginatively created the artwork for!

Here’s the article “Davie Event A Feast For Art Lovers“. Click on the image for a link. jacklyn laflamme, art, children, image

Thanks so much Scott!

For more info on the event see

Young At Art – A Day At The Museum  and  Feeling Froggy!


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“Paint The Town” – ImPRESSive

As if ABC and CBS news teams coming out to 13th Street was not exciting enough, just then the Miami Herald shows up too. Thank you to Erin Jester and Gregory Castillo for the amazing article and the Video all about the events of the day.

Here is the article written by the Miami Herald.  artist blog

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 As I am finishing up the mural a few days after the event, The Sun Sentinel shows up, for the second time.

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I was happy to see the article from the Miami Herald sparked the interest of a design magazine.

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And to wind things up, the Ft. Lauderdale Observer put together a beautiful slide show of images from the event.

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The Power of Good Press Is Impressive…

It is so valuable to receive good press on projects of this magnitude.  It helps to draw attention to the importance of the arts and the affect it can have to bring about change. In this particular case highlighting this local municipality that is working very hard to advance forward…

“The 13th Street Outdoor Gallery Project”  brought diverse residents together, replaced blight with beauty, and created  neighborhood pride, branding the area as a safe, fun, arts friendly community where people will want to live, work and play.

Thank You for all the efforts from the press, I feel certain that this colorful community is going to keep on growing and thrive, proving again that “Art Works”.

Related Posts:

“Paint The Town”  – Makes The News/4-5-2013

The 13th Street Outdoor Gallery Project/4-5-2013 

Guerilla Art Day/4-4-2013


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The 13th Street Outdoor Gallery Project

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13TH Street Outdoor Gallery Project Renews The Face Of A Community

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13TH Street Outdoor Gallery Project Renews The Face Of A Community

A Community Art Day was held Saturday, March 2nd in order to work towards the rejuvenation of a local community. Hosting the event was The 13th Street Alliance, a non-profit business group dedicated to the commercial revitalization of the area from Federal Hwy. to Powerline and from Sunrise Blvd. North to the Middle River, along with H.O.M.E.S., Inc., a local non-profit organization dedicated to community development and neighborhood revitalization.  Jacklyn Laflamme and Lorraine Maxwell created two colorful murals with funding in part from a Community Foundation, Art Of Community Grant.

I was looking forward to the event as we prepared for the big day, painting the backgrounds and outlining the designs for the murals, creating a giant paint by numbers. Everyone agreed, this made it easier and less intimidating for those who have never painted before.

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The Power Of Involving A Community Makes A difference….

In this particular case we really wanted the local community to be a part of the experience, knowing that if everyone in the neighborhood participated in the creation of the art it would allow them to have a sense of ownership over it.

Thank You to all the wonderful volunteers that came out to help make a difference!

Related Post:  Guerilla Art Day/ 4-04-2013