Having taken her inspiration from William Shakespeare, artist Suzi Edwards is simultaneously putting the finishing touches on mosaics and preparing to install the colorful "All The World’s A Stage," a public art work, for the City of Pembroke Pines Susan B. Katz Theater ArtsPark, 17189 Sheridan St. in Pembroke Pines.
The installation of the mosaic begins on Wednesday at 10 a.m. until dusk and at 7:30 a.m. every day thereafter until completed, which will take approximately two weeks.
The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m. that includes entertainment and treats. Following the ribbon cutting PPTOPA will celebrated its 20-year anniversary with a gala review of music from its shows beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets to the show are $15 per person with fifty percent of the ticket sale donated to Relay for Life Pembroke Pines. The show includes a dessert intermission and raffle event.
”We received a $100,000 grant from Broward County for a public art project at the River of Grass ArtsPark,” said Robyn Vegas, cultural arts coordinator for the City of Pembroke Pines. “A Call to Artists was sent to Florida public artists to submit a rendering to enhance the theater entrance.”
Artist Suzi K. Edwards was chosen by the Broward County Public Art and Design Committee which includes Vegas and Ben Menasche, Pembroke Pines art curator.
“The exterior mosaic combines images of theatrical figures, well known characters and serves as a grand and welcoming statement to visitors of the Susan B. Katz Theater,” said Vegas.
The Artwork created to adorn the front of the Susan B. Katz Theater combines glittering glass mosaics and sculptural ceramic pieces alive with playful theatrical images. The work draws inspiration from “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Mikado” and the world of Jazz, and is impervious to sun, wind and rain.
Edwards of West Palm Beach has been creating public art mosaics in Florida for more than two decades, including a colorful floral project for the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, and projects in Orlando, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County and now Pembroke Pines. Visit www.suzikedwards.com to learn more.