To Be a Force of Nature

What’s a natural force? Well, the news release for the new exhibit at Coral Springs Museum of Art will tell you: “the light of water on the sunset, the refraction of color through glass that forms waves, words engraved into stone.” But some artists take using natural forces a step further when they build on-site installations of public art — right smack dab in the middle of nature. Perhaps you’ve seen Lorna Jordan’s outdoor installation at Garden Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center in Davie called Island Garden. Or maybe you’ve seen Alice Aycock’s sculpture, which is at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill. If not, you can get a glimpse of these pieces at “Natural Forces: Broward County Public Art & Design ’06 - ’09.” It will highlight national and internationally known artists such as Chris Jenney, Ritsuko Taho, and McGowen-DeMonte, among many others. This exhibit opened at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood in September — but in case that was too southeast for your liking, it’ll now run until April 24 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs. Admission costs $3 to $5; it’s free on Wednesdays (remember, this museum’s closed on Sundays). Call 954-340-5000, or visit
Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. Starts: March 8. Continues through April 24, 2010
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Mickie Centrone