Public Art in the City of Tamarac, Florida

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9-1-1 Memorial, 2013
by Public Art Committee

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Location: Tamarac City Hall
(8601 West Commercial Boulevard)

 

On September 11, 2013, the City of Tamarac dedicated the 9-1-1 Memorial.  A peice of steel from the World Trade Center Towers is surrounded by the brass letters "We Remember" and "September 11, 2001.  

 

 

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Play Area Fences, 2013
by Mary Ann Baker

 

Location:  Caporella Park & Tamarac Sports Complex

 

Mary Ann Baker is creating beautiful fences to replace to the typical chainlink fence on Play Areas.  The fences in Caporella Park and Tamarac Sports Complex will be installed between December 2013 and February 2014.

 

www.maryannbaker.com

Dawn by Jane DeDecker
Dawn by Jane DeDecker

Located at Tamarac Community Center

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Dusk by Jane DeDecker
Dusk by Jane DeDecker

Located at Tamarac Community Center

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"Dusk" and "Dawn", 2009
by Jane DeDecker.

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Location: Tamarac Community Center  
(8601 West Commercial Boulevard)

 

Jane DeDecker is a sculptor from Loveland, Colorado and has been a member of the National Sculptors‟  Guild since 1994. Jane DeDecker has a long and successful history of public art placements all around the country. One of the most significant was the placement of three bronze sculptures along the Riverfront Park district of Little Rock, Arizona leading to the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in 2004.

 

Jane DeDecker Website

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Under the Shadow of a Big Tree, 2010
By Ilan Averbuch

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Location:  Tephford Park.  Northwest corner of Nob Hill Road and Southgate Blvd.


Ilan Averbuch is a sculptor from Long Island City, NY who has a long and successful history of national
and international public art placements. The artist states, “I make artworks that transform spaces into
imaginary worlds. They shift scales, combine materials, and create forms to produce a sense of
memory, dreams, imagination, and movement in space.”  

 

Ilan Averbuch Website

"In the Spirit of Peace", 2009
By Beth Ravitz

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Location:  Veterans Park.  Northwest corner of University Drive and Southgate Blvd.

 

“In the Spirit of Peace” was created for the Veteran‟s Memorial Park to symbolize an everlasting eternal
flame. Fabricated from aluminum, the five abstracted flames represent each branch of the armed services. Beth Ravitz is a multi-media artist from Coral Springs, Florida, whose work incorporated many disciplines.

 

Beth Ravitz Website

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George Gadsen
George Gadsen

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“Egretta Thula”
by George Gadson

 

Location: Tamarac Commons Park (Southeast corner of Pine Island Road & McNab Road )

 

Artist George Gadson‟s 6-foot bronze sculpture, Egretta Thula (snowy egret) serves as reminder of the importance of preserving our wildlife and natural environment.  The idea for the sculpture‟s design was developed through a community participation process that solicited feedback from members of the business community, adult residents and school children.

 

George Gadson Website

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Neirman
Neirman

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“Ilusion”
by Leonardo Nierman

 

Location:  Tamarac City Hall

 

Leonardo Nierman was born in Mexico City in 1932.  He is a major artist whose creative influence ranges from beautiful and compelling paintings to lush tapestries and stainless steel sculptures.  “Ilusion” was donated to the City of Tamarac in May 2005.

 

 

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Caporella Bridge by Mary Ann Baker
Caporella Bridge by Mary Ann Baker

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Peir, Bridge & Play Area, 2013
by Mary Ann Baker

 

Location:  Caporella Park

 

Mary Ann Baker is a designer/artist based in Southwest New Mexico. Her extremely broad work experience includes extensive art design and product development in portable lighting, light fixtures, designer furniture, dinnerware, housewares, 3-D sculpted ceramics and resins, glass, metal, wood and paper products.

 

www.maryannbaker.com