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“Reflections of Society” Dillard Heart for The Arts Exhibit at Historical past Fort Lauderdale


In honor of Black Historical past Month, Historical past Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of stewardship of our neighborhood’s previous by making our heritage accessible and fascinating to residents and guests, will current “Reflections of Society,” a superb artwork exhibit that includes works for present and sale from Dillard Heart for the Arts’ Superior Placement (AP) college students and instructors, from February 1 – 28. Curated by teacher Celestin Joseph, the soulful and meditative exhibit of images, studio artwork, and sculpture expresses adolescent voices in artwork, historical past, heritage and neighborhood. A meet and greet with the artists will happen on Sunday, February 5, from 2 pm to three pm, on the New River Inn Museum of Historical past constructing on Historical past Fort Lauderdale’s campus.

“Reflections of Society,” will characteristic quite a lot of types and mediums reflecting African American tradition, arts and leisure as seen by the lens of youth. Featured items within the exhibition embrace works by AP college students Angel Pena, Naima Cornelius, C. Joseph Ellie, Lewis James and Jennifer Turner, amongst others.

Joseph obtained his grasp’s in superb arts in portray from the College of Pennsylvania. He obtained a bachelor’s in superb arts, cum laude, from the College of Hartford as a portray main, with an artwork historical past minor, and concentrations in printmaking and graphic design research. Joseph additionally obtained a prestigious Yale/Norfolk Artwork and Music Scholarship to additional his research. Presently, he’s educating Superior Placement studio artwork courses at his alma mater Dillard Heart for the Arts the place he has been strengthening the visible arts program since 1999.

“Reflections of Society,” is one among a number of participating multicultural experiences at Historical past Fort Lauderdale. Everlasting displays embrace “Ladies Trailblazers: Champions of Change Broward County,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” a visible narrative weaving the story of the ever-changing use of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways by following the strokes of the primary folks to right this moment’s sightseers, “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which permits guests to expertise the story of the Metropolis of Fort Lauderdale as advised by the pioneer household that formed its growth from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling metropolis within the Nineteen Twenties to its present standing as a number one Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a vogue and life-style glimpse of the socially outstanding Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded profession as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a large number of tales and images sharing the historical past of different founding households of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum additionally hosts quite a lot of yearly multicultural displays highlighting Caribbean, Latin, Native American and ladies artists sharing their views of historical past and an artists’ collective collaborative area.

Historical past Fort Lauderdale is open seven days per week from 10 am – 4 pm with docent guided excursions, each day, at 1, 2 and three pm Group strolling excursions can be found upon particular request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for college students (by age 22 with a sound pupil ID). Admission is free for members, army and youngsters ages six and underneath. Tickets can be found on-line at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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