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Arts for Community Engagement
The Program
The City of Pembroke Pines is dedicated to using the arts as a tool to foster social engagement. Curated exhibitions and events invite culturally diverse audiences to view, and/or participate in a multi-disciplinary variety of cultural arts programming. Pembroke Pines is the recipient of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Public Leadership in the Arts Award, a National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” Grant, and a Harvard Kennedy School ASH CENTER “Bright Idea” distinction for Innovation in American Government for recognition in making the arts approachable and affordable to the community.

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Exhibitions & Events
Pembroke Pines 5th Annual Ghoulish Guardians Pumpkin Carving/Design Event

When: Saturday, October 17, 2015 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Where: Pembroke Pines Community Garden – located east of Hiatus Road at Washington Street

The fifth annual free event will benefit Children’s Harbor, a child welfare organization located in Pembroke Pines. Children’s Harbor focuses on keeping foster children untied as a family in a home-like atmosphere. Event participants are encouraged to bring donations of school supplies and/or monetary contributions to the event location.

Whole Foods Market of Pembroke Pines will present gift card prizes to winners in four different categories including Special Needs, ages 7 - 11, ages 12 - 16, and 17 and older.  Each family will receive two pumpkins; participants with larger groups are asked to provide their own pumpkins. Carving tools available. Paints will be available to the special needs community for contestants not wishing or able to carve. Stenciled designs will not be selected for the juried element of the event.

At 12:30 p.m. judging will begin. Wholesome snacks will be available for participants and their supporters. See informational poster here.

Best Curator in Broward County
Chief Curator | Head of Cultural Projects, Jill Slaughter, named Best Curator in Broward – Palm Beach by the New Times exhibits the work of contemporary established and emerging artists. Jill’s exhibitions also showcase non-artist groups and organizations in an effort to encourage unity by merging fine arts with the community at large. Jill views both the art enthusiast and novice as an integral part of fortifying Pembroke Pines’ commitment to arts and culture. Exhibitions can be seen citywide.

Jill Slaughter
Chief Curator | Head of Cultural Projects

Ph: 954-392-2129

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