Beyond the Books – Celebrating Arts and Humanities
October is National Arts and Humanities Month; an opportunity to draw attention to how much the visual and performing arts contributes to our history, culture and way of life. Celebrating the arts is so easy, especially at Broward College where our campuses are a repository of imagination and expression. Just stroll anywhere and you’ll be sure to find something – murals, paintings, sculptures – pleasing to the creative senses.
Here’s a list of ways you can join the celebration:
Broward College South Campus Office of Cultural Affairs (BSOCA)
BSOCA offers a schedule of cultural programs which features local and national artists and professionals. Its series of innovative, edgy and learning-centered events offer more than 25 theatrical performances, spoken word poetry/events, art exhibits, lectures and symposia. Check out Loud Voices – BC Poetry Showcase on October 20, where talented students take the stage to speak their minds through rhymes that inspire or choose from the schedule of events.
The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery
South Campus isn’t the only Broward College location with an artistic atmosphere. The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery on Central Campus in Davie spotlights an array of student talent and world-renowned acts. It’s featured event this month is the “Fall Faculty Exhibition,” which opens on October 6 and runs through November 2. If you want more opportunities to view art that will relax and transport you to a different time and place, then take time to check out the other options.
This recently renovated concert hall is renowned for the high-quality national and international artists it brings to South Florida. With an extensive lineup and mix of music, theatre, dance and film from varied genres, its shows are always dynamic and engaging. Seven acts are programmed for National Arts and Humanities month, including “The President’s Own” US Marine Band on October 14, Broward Symphony Orchestra on October 15 and jazz singer Malika Tirolien takes the stage on October 29.
Add to this our yearlong list of events at the Fine Arts and the Performing and Cultural Arts Theatre, the Omni Center, the annual Fringe Festival, and countless more, it’s no wonder Broward College is considered an epicenter for creativity.
For us, art isn’t just ancillary to education; creativity is woven into every classroom as professors from disciplines such as political science, history, theater and literature are taking notes and infusing their curriculum with the arts. We’re sure you’ll experience art in your classes: math classes work on the geometry to calculate how a painting needs to enlarge for a mural, while political science classes are looking at topics like immigration through art exhibits on our campuses.
Show us how you’re celebrating Arts and Humanities month: post your selfie at our BSOCA, Bailey Hall and Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery events on our Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat!