The City of Pompano Beach Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library
Public to View World Premiere Cuban Art Exhibit and Enjoy
Imagine: A Celebration of the Creative Mind
Thurs, 5/11 | 5:30 pm| Ribbon Cutting Ceremony| Free and Open to the Public
Thurs, 5/11 | 7:30 pm| World Premiere Cuban Exhibit and OHL Building proudly sponsors Imagine, presented by Bateman, Gordon & Sands | Free and Open to the Public
The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at 50 W. Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
The City of Pompano Beach is delighted to announce that the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library will take place onThursday, May 11th at 5:30pm. Following the ceremony, the venue will be open to the public to view the world premiere Cuban art exhibit, Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art. Guests will also enjoy live performances throughout the building. This celebration of music, dance and theatre has been conceived by the acclaimed director Michael McKeever and is entitled Imagine: A Celebration of the Creative Mind. This presentation is proudly sponsored by OHL Building and presented by Bateman, Gordon & Sands. Guests who RSVP will be entered to win tickets to an upcoming performance, www.ccpompano.org or call 954-839-9578.
Thanks to the determination and foresight of City and County visionaries, Pompano Beach will join the ranks of other great municipalities who have a state-of-the-art facility which serves as a beacon for culture and learning. The two-story structure, which spans 47,000 square feet, will encompass the Cultural Center (which includes an art gallery, a digital media arts center and a flexible space for performances/special events) and the new Broward County Library, opening this summer.
“My hope is that the Center fills a niche that no one else can offer; providing educational opportunities with the media center; providing opportunities for new and upcoming artists to display their talents; offering a venue for weddings, private corporate events; and showcasing our all-around and well-rounded City as one of the finest in America,” said Mayor Lamar Fisher.
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Latin American Art Pavilion, the Center garnered an art world coup by securing the world premiere art exhibit Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art. On loan from the Cuban government, this exhibit features the top 20 Cuban contemporary artists and is curated by the internationally renowned, Isabel María Pérez Pérez, who is the Chief Curator Editora Ejecutiva del sello ArteCuban. She is regarded as the leading authority on contemporary Cuban Art and is celebrated as one of the top curators worldwide. Her expertise has resulted in a multitude of projects spanning the globe from curating internationally acclaimed exhibits to presenting symposiums on the contemporary art movement in Cuba.
From the multiple visions of 20 artists, Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art seeks to present a condensed multigenerational mapping of pivotal moments over the last 50 years in the plastic evolution of the island. This vision is marked by the consensus and the coexistence of these creative agents who have the most diverse artistic talents and perspectives. Each artwork deals specifically with themes such as memory, identity, body and portrait, territory and landscape and the construction of history.
In addition to exploring the gallery, guests will be invited to experience Imagine, which will set the tone for the excitement to come, as it will feature some of south Florida’s best performers in a creative journey conceived by the award-winning playwright Michael McKeever.
“We are thrilled to have Michael coordinate our opening event,” said Alyona Ushe, President and CEO of the Cultural Arts Creatives (The Creatives). “He is acclaimed nationally for his numerous talents, and we are honored that he will be working with many local performers to develop this multi-disciplinary showcase.”
Event sponsors include: OHL Building, Bateman Gordon & Sands Inc., JetBlue, NBC 6, Telemundo, The Lifestyle Media Group, Pompano!Magazine, Sabbia Beach, Whole Foods Market, PDQ, Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, John Knox Village, and Ainsworth Gaming Technology.
About OHL Building:
OHL Building Inc., makes up part of OHL North America’s vertical construction arm specializing in public sector, K-12 schools, hospitality, residential, industrial, and commercial construction projects. The company was established in 1981 and became a part of OHL North America in 2010. OHL Building has completed several notable projects including six Florida Turnpike Design/Build Service Plazas totaling $130M and the Airport Link /Orange Line Project in Miami, FL totaling $360M. The company is responsible for more than $330 million Miami-Dade County Public School projects. OHL Building has over 35 years of construction leadership and more than $1.5 billion in public and commercial projects delivered.
About Bateman, Gordon & Sands:
Since 1947, Bateman, Gordon & Sands has been managing risk and negotiating insurance on our clients’ behalf. “Our clients’ needs are the focal point of our operation, not the sales process.” This core philosophy is the building block of BGS.
BGS has experts in each of the divisions of insurance. They offer commercial lines and employee benefits with a concentration on construction, real estate, manufacturing, nonprofits and other types of business as well as personal lines specializing in understanding the needs of affluent individuals and families. BGS’ culture can be defined in three words: collaborative, comprehensive and systematic.