Artist-in-Residence Dawn Roe Hosts Community Studio at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, 5/2
The Broward community and media are invited to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to visit a Community Studio in the baggage claim area of Terminal 4, beginning Friday, May 2. Artist-in-Residence Dawn Roe is collecting -through video, photography and writing (blog), her personal responses to the development of the historic construction of the South runway and Terminal 4 expansion. Roe has been commissioned through Broward County's Public Art & Design Program to artistically engage with this monumental event and respond to it through a series of artworks and installations. The Community Studio hours are Friday, May 2, 12:30 - 4 p.m.; Monday, May 5, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday May 7, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Roe states in her Blog, Between the Already and the Still More - Community Studio in the Airport, Part 2, about the studio she held at the airport last summer..."in this unique and interactive way of engaging the public with a historic event, the Community Studio is geared to share the artist's experience of the runway development, and for visitors to get a glimpse of the artist's process. Because this project relies upon repeated visits to the airport construction site and its periphery, certain aspects of my studio practice have become somewhat transportable and it seemed feasible to set up an ad hoc space directly within the airport terminal. I chose to work on things that didn't require too much focus or concentration, so I would be free to quickly stop what I was doing to chat with visitors or move from one thing to another."
The South Runway Project is a significant construction event for South Florida, that is intended to support the growth of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County into an international hub for travel and trade. Travelers will get an exclusive sneak peek at how the artist will represent the gradual and dramatic changes to the surrounding areas in a final suite of artworks.
The rich histories within Broward County coupled with the symbolic removal and redistribution of the land throughout the construction process are perfectly suited to the nature of her work. "This is an excellent time to bring history and art together," says Cultural Division Director Earl Bosworth. "Through this commission, the Public Art & Design Program is maximizing this opportunity in order to narrate and depict artistically, the expansion of the South Runway and Terminal 4 "
For more information about the Artist-in-Residence, contact Christina Roldan, public art & design project manager at 954-357-8542.
This Artist-in-Residence Public Art Project is a joint venture of Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program and Broward County Aviation Department.