The All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition opening reception recently at the Boca Museum of Art drew in a packed, frenzied crowd to its 62nd-annual showcase featuring 149 multimedia works. But it was the overheard exclamations of “That’s disgusting!” and “I can’t even watch this!” that stood out during the evening’s discourse.
What was so gross? A throng of well-heeled attendees swarmed about, cringing midway through the gallery. There it was, two flat screens surmounted on a wall playing artist Gabrielle Wood’s video installations Displaced Pleasure.
Roberta Walker tells us her heart warming story if growing up with Miami and visiting her over the years.
It’s almost snowbird season. The sight of snowbirds escaping the bitter northern cold is common in South Florida. Not so common is a Canadian woman who makes her way to Carlan Mobile Home Park in Davie several times a year to visit her childhood nanny who is now 95 years old.
02/07/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents looks at the economic impact of the South Florida marine industry. Business leaders say coastal development has created a dearth of waterfront parcels for boaters. Boating creates some $10.6 Billion of revenue in Broward County alone.
As time goes forward, the histories of the place names that we know become obscured. After some amount of time they take a life of their own as names become places, and we scarcely think of the individual.
Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca wants to transform Broward County by changing its name. LaMarca says many outside Florida don't recognize "Broward" and associate Fort Lauderdale with fun in the sun. He plans to propose the name Lauderdale County, an idea that will be debated next week in a function hosted by the Tower Forum, a Broward (soon to be Lauderdale?) non-profit business organization. Miami-Dade changed its name in 1997.
The mystery of the giant eyeball is closer to being solved. The softball-sized blue eyeball was found in the sand in Pompano Beach and most likely came from a swordfish. That's the conclusion by the state wildlife research laboratory. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the size and color do match up to that of a swordfish. They will continue genetic testing to see if they can determine what type of swordfish.