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Miramar Cultural Center
EXPERIENCE ART ON THE GO AT THE MIRAMAR CULTURAL CENTER | ARTSPARK
Intriguing artwork on display for the community to enjoy
MIRAMAR, FL (Wednesday, October 7, 2020) – The City of Miramar invited the public to experience Art On The Go at the Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark (MCC) located at 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025 in homage to recent intriguing art installations which can be viewed, free of charge, by all at MCC.
Commissioner Yvette Colbourne hosted an evening of Art on the Go on Friday, October 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and also on Sunday, October 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Attendees were limited to up to 10 guests at a time, social distancing and masks were mandated. Pre-registration is available at Eventbrite: mccartonthego.eventbrite.com
Guests met the Commissioner as well as the artists while strolling through the Ansin Family Gallery to view the LOVE POP exhibit which showcases the work of Eduardo Sanabria, also known as EDO, a Venezuelan artist who resides in Miami. Edo’s work is based on pop culture and he utilizes shapes and vibrant colors to create pieces that have a Latino and Caribbean flavor. The exhibit features his new series, Influencers 2020 as well as his work Todas Las Salsas, which is a tribute to all the Latinos who made this Caribbean music genre popular. The exhibit coincides with the month-long Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. The exhibit will be on display through December 15, 2020.
Commissioner Yvette Colbourne stated, “It is such a pleasure to host this art viewing at MCC and creating an opportunity for the community to get out and enjoy a safe, relaxing evening. I look forward to the community taking advantage of their own MCC ART ON THE GO experience when they make their way through the Ansin Family Gallery and the botanical garden to browse the wonderful works of art now through December 15, 2020.”
Art enthusiasts can also view a Virtual Exhibition Tour streamed live on Saturday, October 10th at 3:00 p.m. via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube @MiramarCultural.
Additionally, renowned artists Ivan Roque, Jenny Perez, Jose Felix Perez and Nate Dee have created an epic set of murals for the Botanical Garden at MCC entitled WINDOWS TO OUR WORLD. The building’s architectural cathedral arches serve as the canvas for these talented artists. The four distinct pieces pay tribute to the array of cultures that have shaped the city's arts and culture landscape. The murals are the most intriguing artwork ever designed or created in this space at MCC.
“We are beyond excited to showcase the unique talent of these artists,” stated Camasha Cevieux, Director of Cultural Affairs overseeing MCC. “The murals grace the arched wall-scape next to our botanical garden and offer visitors the ability to reflect on their cultural heritage and those amongst our diverse community. They are truly Instagram-worthy,” she continued. “The artistic displays, which include the Love Pop exhibit by BB Musik, bring art to everyone in a beautiful, free public setting.”
The work depicted by the murals reflect the following themes:
Hispanic Heritage Month- Artist Ivan Roque has created a piece that celebrates his Hispanic heritage. His natural compositions and color selections reflect his background.
Black History- Artist Jenny Perez celebrates Black History through her creation of lively expressionist figures and are both beautiful and colorful. Her work reflects her energy and excitement.
Earth Month: Artist Jose Felix Perez has created a richly textured mural of colorful vegetation loaded with gorgeous organic patterns.
Caribbean Heritage: Artist Nate Dee’s work combines figures, animals and nature. His work is very thought-provoking and is influenced heavily by his Haitian heritage.
The introspective murals can be viewed at MCC’s botanical garden, located between the Miramar Cultural Center and Miramar City Hall, offers waterfront views and is also home to the Vanishing View public art glass exhibition by Alison Sky.
The Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark serves a diverse and vibrant community within the City; and offers art exhibits that seek to inspire, educate and entertain guests.
To learn more, visit MiramarCulturalCenter.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2020
Office of Commissioner Yvette Colbourne
Phone: 954.602.3143|Email ycolbourne@miramarFL.gov
City of Miramar Commissioner Yvette Colbourne Sponsored Ordinance Establishing the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Commission on the Status of Women
City of Miramar, Florida —The City of Miramar Commission unanimously approved an ordinance sponsored by Commissioner Yvette Colbourne for the creation of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) Commission on the Status of Women, dedicated to identifying and resolving economic, health, social and all other issues concerning women’s lives through education and advocacy. At the request of Colbourne, the ordinance was approved in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away just days before the ordinance was set for approval.
State Representative Elect Marie Woodson, who served as Chairwoman of the Miami-Dade Commission for Women saluted Commissioner Colbourne on this effort. “I am excited and supportive of this bold move to advance the status of women,” she said. “Recognizing the importance of having a Commission for Women in the City of Miramar is monumental when women make up 51.8% of the City’s population.”
“I’m proud to have sponsored this ordinance and of my colleagues for endorsing it with such strength and enthusiasm. Miramar will be a model for creating programs, policies and services that uplift women and ensure equal opportunities for everyone,” stated Commissioner Colbourne. “I look forward to the RGB Commission reviewing issues concerning health, equal pay and equity in contracting for women.”
The RGB Commission on the Status of Women will make recommendations to the Miramar Commission based on studies, reports, and practices of the City. Anyone interested in serving on the RGB Commission on the Status of Women can apply at MiramarFL.gov/advisoryboards.
About Commissioner Colbourne
Commissioner Yvette Colbourne was first elected as Miramar Commissioner in 2013. Commissioner Colbourne has a master’s of public administration degree, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University. She is a graduate of the “Good Government Initiative” from the University of Miami’s Leaders of Excellence Program for Elected Officials. She served 30 years as a Miami Dade County Administrator, President of her Homeowner’s Association, Vice Chair of the City of Miramar Economic Development Board, Member of the Civil Service Advisory Board, and Member of the Broward County Diversity Committee. Commissioner Colbourne and her husband have lived for 26 years in the City of Miramar, where they raised their two children.