Celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month with the space and history of Fort Lauderdale Island: South Florida Caribbean News
[FORT LAUDERDALE] – History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging for residents and visitors, in collaboration with a non-profit organization ISLAND SPACE, will feature “The Island’s Footprint: Legends, People and Landscapes of the Caribbean” through June 30 during National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.
The art exhibit will be on display at the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue). It features imaginative and colorful portraits and scenes from the life of award-winning local artists.
“It is an honor to work once again with Island SPACE to produce this culturally significant and visually stimulating art exhibit,” said Patricia Zeiler, Executive Director of History Fort Lauderdale. “We look forward to welcoming visitors back to History Fort Lauderdale. With this fascinating insight into the influencers, settings and local residents who have helped shape island life.
Celebrating Broward’s Caribbean Heritage
This is the third staging of a multi-year initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage. The exhibition will highlight the works of several Jamaican artist-contributors, including photographer and curator David I. Muir. He will share a selection of photos from his “Santiago de Cuba” collection. The collection was recently listed in the Florida Magazine Association awards for best photography. Other artists include Charles “Mark Phi” Smart (philanthropic ARTivist) sharing pieces from his “Jamaica Heroes Modernized” collection. Mark Cameron (painter and photographer) presenting selections from his “Reggae Icons” and Paul Blackwood (painter) lending landscapes from his general collection.
“Broward County is fortunate to have an active, engaged and talented consortium of Caribbean artists who continually contribute to the vibrant fabric of the community,” said Calibe Thompson, Executive Director of ISLAND SPACE. “We are excited to present their colorful and vibrant visual storytelling through ‘The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean.’ We hope this exhibition opens the minds of those who see it to embrace diverse cultures. Especially the warm and welcoming culture of our islands.
History Fort Lauderdale is proud to present a variety of annual multicultural exhibitions. Showcasing African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their vision of history Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale”. This exhibit allows visitors to learn about the history of the city of Fort Lauderdale as told by the pioneer family. One that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s. Has its current status as a leading metropolis. “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano”, a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a hailed career as a featured singer in the musical, plus “Archeology of the River New “and a plethora of photo stories sharing the stories of other Fort Lauderdale founding families.
Admission to “The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean” is free with general admission to the History Fort Lauderdale Museum – $ 15 for adults; $ 12 for seniors and $ 7 for students (up to 22 years old with a valid student card). Admission is free for members, military personnel, and children six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.
In accordance with local and national health guidelines, visitors should wear a mask. In addition to practicing safe social distancing six feet from each other. Hand sanitizer will be available at the reception entry point. In addition, all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned several times a day. Additionally, guests will be prompted to log in daily for contact tracing.