This is a Canvas – 2014 - Present
This is a Canvas began in the winter of 2014 as a collaboration between Broward College and Florida Atlantic University. It is a juried public street art exhibition meant to bring more of this vibrant new medium to downtown Fort Lauderdale and give artists a new way to share their work with the public. With installing their work in plain view of the public, visitors can see the pieces unfold in front of them and interact with the artists to learn about their process and the work’s intended meaning. After a few months, new artists are chosen and cover up the previous works.
I am also introducing a digital collection to the This is a Canvas project to preserve the work installed and contrast the naturally ephemeral nature of a cyclical street art exhibition. Pieces are cataloged with high-resolution photos and complete metadata from the artist. After a successful launch, I’ve started spearheading an expansion of the project to other locations across Broward County with a new installation scheduled for the fall of 2015 in Coconut Creek, another in the Spring of 2016 in Davie, and a second installation in downtown Fort Lauderdale in the winter of 2016.