ART FOR THE EARTH: ARTISTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE Free Event Announced October 17

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ART FOR THE EARTH: ARTISTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE Free Event Announced October 17

Art takes action against climate change! On Thursday, October 17 from 6 - 8 pm, visual artists, poets and performing artists will unite to address climate change during "Art for the Earth," a free multidisciplinary arts event at The Frank in Pembroke Pines, located at 601 City Center Way.

The program is part of Climate Change Theatre Action, an international series in which over 140 collaborators in 23 countries host events throughout the world. With the support of Broward County's Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, and the Broward County Cultural Division, Pembroke Pines is one of the 60 cities across the United States participating in this dynamic series. Presenting a selection of artworks that deal with climate change and environmental conservation, this event will feature a performance by Kellianne Jordan, a pop-up exhibition by visual artists Kim Heise and Lucinda Linderman, and readings by Clayre Benzadón, Christell Roach and Caitlin Andrews, three poets from University of Miami's Sinking City literary magazine.

"Collective action inspired from the emotional responses to climate focused art is as necessary to reduce emissions and slow climate change as the science-based policy and infrastructure investments local governments are implementing. Hopefully, this evening will be the first of many for empowered artists and art lovers in the Broward community," said Dr. Samantha Danchuk, Assistant Division Director of the County's Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division.

RSVP for the free event here.

About the Artists

Lucinda Linderman is an environmental artist and curator who holds an MFA from the University of Miami in Sculpture and a B.A. in Biology. She was a Robert M. MacNamara artist-in-residence in Westport Island, Maine, and an artist- in-residence at the Deering Estate. In her artist statement, she notes, "As consumers, we purchase, use, and throw things away, never thinking of the items again. Looking at this linear production, I collect industrial and post-consumer packaging, which becomes the building blocks of my sculptures."

Kim Heise is watercolor artist whose paintings of native plants and animals promote awareness of local endangered species and their habitats. She works with the South Florida Wildlands Association and the Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition on projects such as the Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition coloring book and Pine Rockland Zine, a monthly publication that supports conservation of South Florida's most endangered habitat. She holds a BFA in Painting from Florida Atlantic University.

Kellianne Jordan is an actress and storyteller who is co-founder of 'The Jordans Create' and 'The Alive Group (T.A.G).' T.A.G. presents creative projects and artistic events that empower local performing and visual artists to inspire, encourage and transform their communities. Their tagline is "T.A.G. you're it! What can you do to change your world?"

Poets Clayre Benzadón, Christell Roach and Caitlin Andrews are part of the University of Miami's Sinking City Literary Magazine. Proudly showcasing voices from threatened environments, 'Sinking City' was founded in 2016 by a group of University of Miami Creative Writing MFA students in response to their changing environment and the imminent disaster threatened by climate change. The magazine's mission has expanded beyond environmental issues to include an expansive selection of works inspired by place and identity.

Broward Cultural Division is the County's local arts agency, which provides financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. For more about the Cultural Division and its services, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit Broward.org/Arts.

Broward County's Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division protects, restores and enhances the quality, abundance and diversity of the County's natural resources through coordinated management efforts in five areas: water resource policy and planning, urban and natural lands management, beach and marine resources, energy and sustainability, and environmental monitoring. For more information, call 954-519-1270, visit Broward.org/NaturalResources or follow on Twitter.com/Browardenv.

The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall, located in the Charles F. Dodge City Center, showcases multi-disciplinary inclusive exhibitions to foster connections, initiate cultural change and promote innovation. The gallery's exhibition and learning space serves as a site of convergence for artists, performers and community members, leveraging the power of the arts to create a sense of place. Connect with The Frank on Facebook and Instagram at The Frank Pembroke Pines. For more information, call 954.392.2120 or email: thefrank@ppines.com.



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