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The project, “Inspiring Community Healing After Gun Violence: The Power of Art” is a curated series of five large-scale temporary public art installations, designed to be created with community members. Each of the five installations provides a variety of opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in to provide healing and community building. We will have five installations presented over two years.

Bloomberg Philanthropies

The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Art Challenge encourages cities to partner with artists, elevating the value of including the creative sector when developing solutions to significant urban issues. The program supports temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private collaborations, and strengthen local economies.

In the weeks following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Cities of Coral Springs and Parkland in partnership with the Coral Springs Museum of Art, applied to Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Art Challenge – an initiative that provides U.S. mayors the opportunity to apply for funding for temporary public art projects that address a civic issue impacting their communities. Our cities worked together, with the hope that public art could aid in the community’s healing in the wake of this tragedy.

Healing with Art

The projects will all draw from and build upon the Coral Springs Museum of Art’s Healing with Art program – an art therapy program begun by the museum in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, which has proven to be vitally needed in our community.

Artists & Projects

Peace & Love

R&R Studios, steered by Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar, award winning multidisciplinary artists. Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt from R & R STUDIOS will create a social sculpture made out of tens of thousands of flowers spelling the words PEACE & LOVE. The 130 feet long X 30 feet high “super billboard” will create an…

The Big Picture: Resilience

Carl Juste, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist for the Miami Herald and founder of Iris Collective, a coalition of photographers, writers and cultural activists. Based on his ongoing, iterative project, The Big Picture, Carl Juste, along with his collaborators, developed a multi-faceted photo-documentary project for The Power of Art.  Carl Juste is a award-winning photojournalist for…

The Yellow Walk

The Yellow Walk PhotosThe Yellow Walk WHO: The project is free and open to the public. People of all abilities are welcome to participate. WHAT: The Yellow Walk by Kate Gilmore, a 26-hour interactive performance installation. WHERE: Coral Springs Art Walk, NW 31st Court WHEN: Friday, November 8 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, November…

Scrollathon

Visit the “Growth & Strength” installationVisitors can see the “Growth & Strength” installation at Parkland Recreation and Enrichment Center (P-REC) located 10559 Trails End in Parkland – Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scrollathon was brought to the Cities of Coral Springs and Parkland,…

Temple of Time

The Temple of Time Ceremonial Burn took place on Sunday, May 19, 2019.With thousands in attendance, the temple was ignited by 34 members of the community representing families who lost loved ones at MSD, persons who were injured in the tragedy, hospital staff, first responders and the special needs community. The 34 was a distinct…