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Limelight offers presentation on Painted Pompano Sculpture series

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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.

Bean and Pepper Jamboree at Green Market

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By David Volz

The Bean and Pepper Jamboree at Pompano Beach Green Market was a success. Hundreds of people came to the event which celebrated the area’s agricultural history. They listened to music by the Earl Trio Band and could purchase food, jewelry and arts and crafts items. Many of the vendors were offering prepared food while others offered fresh vegetables.

Shanna Benson, spokesperson for the event said that vendors from outside the area were encouraged to participate. The Pompano Beach Community Development Agency (CRA) and the Broward County Farm Bureau worked together to put on the event.

Kristin Glansen enjoy the event. “We are selling fish tacos and we like the Green Market,” she said.

Fred Segal, president of the Broward Farm Bureau and the Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club was glad to see people getting together to have fun. There was a time when most of northern Broward County was farmland and beans and peppers were raised extensively.

Peyton Mulkey, historian for the Pompano Beach High School Key Club helped with the club’s fundraising effort for Relay for Life. For a small donation, kids could open a treasure chest and select a toy.

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