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By David Volz
People got together to enjoy Limelight at BaCA. The Painted Pompano Sculpture series – 12 five foot fish sculptures each customized by a different local artist.
Agata Ren, one of the creators of the fish art was pleased to be a part of the Limelight. “This is pop art. It is public art for the community. I enjoy being a part of this event,” she said. Ren is pictured above with her daughter Emilia on her sculpture.
The sculptures were selected from about 250 submissions. The artworks will be part of a two-year outdoor exhibition on display throughout the city. Artists were avalable to discuss their work and the process of creating their colorful fish! The Painted Pompano series is the first project to be unveiled as part of the City’s Public Art Program. Limelight also celebrated International Women’s Month with talented female musicians and visual artists. Rachel Andes and Hannah Beth provided their musical talent for the show.
“I love being here,” said Andes.
BaCA Studio Artists Diane Morgan and Cynthia Trezona exhibited their work in the East Gallery and people could meet them in their upstairs studios.
By David Volz
The City of Pompano Beach will be unveiling the twelve painted pompano fish sculptures for the two-year outdoor exhibition called “The Painted Pompano Series”. The unveiling will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23rd, at the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) located at 41 NE 1st Street (one block north of Atlantic Boulevard between Flagler Avenue and NE 1st Avenue).
The giant fish will be outside on display along with their human artists and City officials in front of BaCA, which is the restored historic Bailey building. BaCA is the City’s new art destination offering art and performances, gallery space and eight independent artist studios. Some of the artists used BaCA studios to paint the fish.
Twelve artists were chosen to paint the five foot tall fish sculptures which are painted in various mediums, styles and techniques. The sculptures will be placed at locations throughout the City. The design of the fish is an enlarged and stylized pompano fish jumping out of the ground or water.
The Painted Pompano Series is the first project to be unveiled as part of the City’s Public Art Program. The Public Art Committee is currently finalizing a ten year Master Plan. Keep your eyes on the street for the Painted Pompano and for many new public art projects that will be rolled out in the upcoming years.