Ed Bell interviews the Center's very own Jeff Rusnak, Director of Development, on South Florida Arts Beat radio show
On August, 14, 2015, South Florida Arts Beat interviewed Jeff Rusnak, Director of Development with the Hollywood Art and Culture Center. He describes community outreach programs and upcoming exhibitions for the new season.
To listen to the full interview, click here
# Posted Monday August 24, 2015
12-Foot Tall Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Puppet Arrives at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Watch the video coverage of the arrival of the Puppet at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, by Sun-Sentinel.
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood has partnered with Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to help celebrate Broward County’s 100-year anniversary by installing the 12-foot tall puppet of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, the county’s namesake, at the airport. The supersized cardboard puppet of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward will be on display in the baggage claim area of Terminal 1 from August 25 through October 5, 2015.
The puppet was created by three-time Emmy Award-winning artist Wayne White during a ten-day artist residency at the Center. The puppet was part of the exhibition Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something which closed on August 23rd.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to celebrate our county’s anniversary by displaying this amazing work of art to visitors and residents that travel to Broward County,” said Joy Satterlee, Executive Director, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. “The Napoleon Bonaparte Broward puppet created at the Center by Wayne White is a wonderful example of how the work of artists enriches and enlightens our community”.
The Broward puppet will be displayed where thousands of visitors will be able to see White’s creation and learn a little bit of Broward County history.
“In celebration of Broward County’s 100th Birthday, the Broward County Aviation Department is very pleased to display this unique artwork,” said Kent George, Director of Aviation. “It’s a great way to teach our visitors and guests about the history of Broward County. We’re excited to partner with the Broward County Cultural Division and the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood to bring this Wayne White puppet to our airport.” “Napoleon Bonaparte Broward was a River Pilot, captain and politician, and also a major champion for the Everglades. The New River and The Everglades are pivotal parts of Broward’s history and geography,” says Earl Bosworth, Broward Cultural Division’s Director. “Captain Bonaparte’s career aligns with Broward’s history in a way that a Centennial celebration would not be complete without him.”
Napoleon Bonaparte Broward was the 19th Governor of Florida (1905-09) and encouraged development in the region. Broward also helped improve Florida’s state university system as well as supported reform of the state hospital network. The County was named for him by the state upon its incorporation in 1915.
Wayne White won three Emmy Awards for his art direction on Pee-wee’s Playhouse, where he created such iconic puppets as Randy, Dirty Dog, Chicky Baby and Cowntess the Cow. He was also the art director on acclaimed music videos for Peter Gabriel (“Big Time”) and Smashing Pumpkins (“Tonight, Tonight”), for which he won Billboard and MTV Music Video awards, respectively. He is the subject of the acclaimed 2012 documentary film Beauty is Embarrassing, by director Neil Berkeley, which has been featured in several national and international film festivals with tremendous praise.
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood presents contemporary gallery exhibitions, artist lectures, live stage performances, and high-quality education programs for adults and children. It is the third oldest arts non-profit in Broward County and serves more than 60,000 people annually at three venues. The Center fosters a creative environment where new and challenging work can flourish through programs that reflect the highest standards of artistry and diversity. For more, visit www.ArtAndCultureCenter.org.
Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; Citizens Interested In Arts; Visit Florida; a Cultural Tourism Program grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; The Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood; and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.
About Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport ranks 21st in the U.S. in total passenger traffic. With over 600 flights a day, FLL offers nonstop service to 100 U.S. cities and international destinations to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin American, and Europe. Strategically located in the heart of the South Florida region, FLL is one of the economic engines that drive Broward County and provides 139,920 jobs and generates $13.2 billion annually for the local economy.
Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and North Perry Airport are a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.
# Posted Sunday August 23, 2015
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NewTimes: Wayne White resurrects South Florida Founding Father as puppet
OnView Magazine: Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something
Sun Sentinel: In Hollywood, puppets gone wild
Miami Herald: In Hollywood, the wacky, ironic exuberance of Wayne White’s World
Boca: Wayne White Gets the Word Out
NewTimes: Wayne White puppet parade at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; Citizens Interested In Arts; Visit Florida; a Cultural Tourism Program grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, The Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The exhibition is supported by dj yard, MBI, Pastry is Art, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tropical Bamboo, and VooDoo BBQ & Grill.
# Posted Monday August 3, 2015
Summer Arts Camp has been a huge success for the Center. Overall, more than 250 kids will attend this year’s camp, with the majority of sessions at or near capacity.
The first three sessions of Young Actors and Young Artists have been completely sold out, as were the second and third sessions of Littlest Actors and Littlest Artists. And those hoping to get into the second session of Broadway Actors will have to wait until next summer, as the camp, which will put together a production of Mulan Jr., has also sold out.
Campers prepare for a performance or an exhibition of artwork at the end of each session, helping them build leadership skills and confidence.
On Thursday, July 2, there were almost 400 people at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center as our Broadway Actors put on a fabulous production of Shrek Jr. Campers worked tirelessly for four weeks, working on everything from props to stage design, all of which resulted in a standing ovation from parents and guests!
The next production for Broadway Actors, Mulan Jr., which will take place on August 7 at 5 pm.
# Posted Tuesday July 7, 2015
Three-time Emmy Award-winner Wayne White is working alongside high school art students from South Florida to create a series of large puppets themed around the Everglades. The giant puppets will be part of a puppet parade on Friday, June 12 at 6 pm at ArtsPark in Hollywood. The special opening event will culminate with an artist’s reception at the Art and Culture Center at 7 pm.
The puppets are being created during a residency at the Center using only cardboard and glue and then painted using Acrylic paints.
White is building a large-scale puppet of the county’s namesake, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward who was the 19th Governor of Florida from 1905-09 and encouraged development in the region by initiating the drainage and channeling of the Everglades.
The massive puppet head will be the centerpiece of a major exhibition for the Center where White will present a mixture of his eclectic, witty and inspired two- and three-dimensional works. Wayne White: Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something, will be on display at the Center from June 13 to August 23.
# Posted Wednesday June 10, 2015
Inside Out Downtown Hollywood project commemorates Broward County’s Centennial
Who: Creative individuals of all ages who live or work in Hollywood are being sought to participate in Inside Out Downtown Hollywood, part of a unique global photography art project and one of the ways in which community groups and organizations can commemorate Broward County’s centennial.
What: To illustrate the theme of “Creatives making a difference in Hollywood,” creative individuals of all ages will be featured on a large-scale mural consisting of black-and-white photo portraits pasted on a building at 1740 S. Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood.
Those featured in Inside Out Downtown Hollywood will join over 200,000 people from more than 180 countries who have taken part in the world’s largest participatory art project.
Where: Broward 100 will review and select approximately 200 photos that will be included in the project. The images will be pasted on multiple walls of 1740 S. Young Circle, a two-story building located across the street from the ArtsPark at Young Circle and steps away from the Center.
When: The portraits will be shot by a professional photographer at the Art and Culture Center on Saturday, May 9 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.; no appointments are needed.
The Inside Out Downtown Hollywood mural will be installed on Saturday, June 13 in conjunction with the opening weekend festivities of the Center’s “Wayne White: Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something” exhibit.
Why: The Inside Out project is one of four innovative art and performance projects offered through Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community, which commemorates Broward County’s 100th birthday.
Find our more about “Inside Out Broward” from Florida’s Hollywood, Community Redevelopment Agency.
For information visit Inside Out
# Posted Monday May 4, 2015
“In a stunning new exhibition, internationally renowned artist, Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), has transformed four first-floor galleries of the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood into a site-specific, multi-sensory environment that will transport viewers into a world where science, magic, and mysticism converge…” – On View Magazine
Read the full story Here
Check out the Opening Reception Photo Gallery
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 18, 2 pm
A conversation between the artist and Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. 2 pm reception; 2:30 pm talk. Free with gallery admission.
Film Screening: Thursday, May 7, 6:30 pm
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center
1770 Monroe Street (US-1 and Monroe Street)
Hollywood, Florida, 33020
Screening of An Honest Liar, a documentary film about James “The Amazing” Randi, with James Randi and Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) in attendance. Followed by Q&A with Randi and Jose Alvarez.
$7 for adults; $4 for students, seniors, and children ages 4 to 17 (includes a gallery pass to see the exhibition); and free to Center members and children 3 and under. Doors open at 6 pm.
# Posted Tuesday April 7, 2015
Black Tie South Florida brings to you a break down in photos of the Center’s 7th Annual Hot Hollywood Glam.
“More than 225 people experienced the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s Seventh Annual Hot Hollywood “The Masquerade: An Evening of Enchantment” fund-raiser held at the Center on Saturday, Jan 31.
Guests enjoyed exquisite food and full bar, music and dancing, a performance by VK Dance Center, illusions by close-up magician Jack Maxwell, an exclusive preview of the Eighth Annual Abracadabra exhibition, a fabulous silent auction, complimentary valet parking, and more!
The Center also recognized Susan Renneisen, vice president of Community Affairs & Special Events, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. She is a recognized community leader and activist.”– Black Tie South Florida
# Posted Monday March 9, 2015
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood was named 2-1-1 Broward’s “Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Arts” at the Fifth Annual Non-Profit Academy Awards presented on Feb. 13 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Center was selected by an independent panel of judges from a group of finalists that included Business for the Arts of Broward and the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre. In addition to winning this prestigious recognition, the Center received an “Oscar” and a $1,000 prize. According to the awards program, “The award celebrates an arts organization that has significantly contributed to the health and vibrancy of the larger community through arts programming.”
“We are pleased to receive this recognition and prestigious award, which recognizes our contributions to the community,” said Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Executive Director Joy Satterlee.
The Fifth Annual Non-Profit Academy Awards were presented by 2-1-1 Broward, sponsored by South Florida Community Care Network, and hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The awards luncheon was attended by over 800 people.
2-1-1 Broward is the live, 24-hour comprehensive helpline, providing all people with crisis, health and human services support and connecting them to resources in our community.
# Posted Monday February 23, 2015
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is honored to be named one of 3 finalists for the Non-Profit Organization of the Year in the Arts category along with Business for the Arts and Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater!
2-1-1 Broward defines this award category as:
This award celebrates an Arts organization which has significantly contributed to the health and vibrancy of the larger community through arts programming. Because of this organization, the opportunity to experience the arts is widely available and encouraged among all sectors of the community. Nominees will demonstrate:
- Broad-based marketing, support, and community participation
- Cost control without compromising the quality of arts programming
- Arts programming which results in positive community impact
(i.e. economic, participation by underserved communities)
- A future strategy for lasting impact
If you have any questions or to RSVP, please contact Tracy Schuldiner at email@example.com or 954.640.5822.
Image (Left to right): Joy Satterlee, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood; David Ross, 211Broward Board member; Robyn Vegas, Business for the Arts
# Posted Tuesday January 20, 2015