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Are you social? FAB on Facebook
Social networks, sometimes called “relationship networks,” help people and organizations connect online to share information and ideas. Do you think you should be on social media but don’t know where to start? What should you post, or why bother? Here's what you need to know about the most popular social media platform, Facebook and how FAB connects grantees, members, friends and supporters on this channel. Click here for the whole story
member spotlight
Artist and FAB Member, Tin Ly
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Tin Ly immigrated to the US in 1971. He studied Music, Art and Opera Set Design at the School of Music, Indiana University. In 1980 Tin Moved to Fort Lauderdale where he worked as a visual artist and became an assistant for the late sculptor, Duane Hanson. Later, his career path led him to the, Broward County Public Art and Design Program where he engaged as the Conservation Consultant. To date his artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US and has received several awards and fellowships. Within the last four years he has started to explore clay as a medium for his sculpture and continues to create. As a FAB member since 2014, Tin witnessed the evolution of the arts in Broward and continues to support the artistic community in South Florida. Click here for more information
Wakening, 2011
48" x 48"
Oil on canvas
Earthen Bound #2, 2021
8"H x 35"L x 15"W
High fire glazed clay sculpture
April, 2000
94"H x 87"W x 21"D
Oil on metal
grantee spotlight
Gay Men's Chorus

FAB congratulates grantee the Gay Men’s Chorus on the appointment of their new Artistic Director, Gabe Salazar! He takes the helm on July 1.
The Chorus is also hosting a virtual concert event, BROADGAY Trivia Night, on June 25.
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Florida Children's Theatre

Florida Children's Theatre is here to scare-up some laughs this summer with its streaming production of The Addams Family!
Catch it on these dates, only:
Friday, June 18 at 7pm
Saturday, June 19 at 7pm
Sunday, June 20 at 2pm
programs announcement
2021 Season is Coming Soon!
The FAB Program Committee is excited to announce the return of live FAB Fun Events. The last time we met in March of 2020 for our Spring Luncheon, we had the pleasure of meeting, mingling and enjoying the work of 2020 FAB grantee, Miami City Ballet. We have spent the last year and a half meeting and mingling online with great hope that this time would come sooner than later. Jodi Peck, 2021 Programs Committee Chair, has been busy at work planning fabulous events for us all to enjoy starting with the "Kick off Event" in early October 2021. The schedule will run from October through May 2022 and includes our popular Art Share event in November at Blanco y Blanco. A call for artists will be published in the July edition of the FAB Scene. The FAB FUN SCHEDULE with more dates will be made available to you soon, please ensure we have your latest email and contact information. Dates and announcements are also posted on Facebook, join us there. On behalf of the FAB Board of Directors we look forward to seeing you all soon and thank you for your continued support of the arts in Broward.
grantee news

Dance Dimensions

Missed FAB grantee’s Dance Dimensions Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theatre’s
"Let's Go Celebrate!" Reunion?

It’s now available on demand!
In a much anticipated live-performance homecoming, the dancers of the 2020 - 2021 Dance Dimensions Season proudly showcased their achievements across a wide range of dance genres at Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
"OutStand: An LGBTQ Performance Project."

OutStand is a performance project that will unite LGBTQ youth (13-23 years old) with professional theatre artists at Thinking Cap Theatre in order to provide a safe, creative space to share and transform coming out stories into original, short plays. These short plays will be generated, written, rehearsed and filmed via Zoom during eight workshop sessions in July.

This program is supported by Funding Arts Broward, supporting innovative local visual and performing arts in Broward County and Thou Art Woman. If you know an LGBTQ youth who wants to share their story:

Registration is $5 per person.
corporate spotlight
FAB is pleased to welcome PNC Bank’s
PNC Foundation as its newest corporate sponsor!
The PNC Foundation's priority is to form partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations in order to enhance educational opportunities, with an emphasis on early childhood.

Cressman Bronson, VP of PNC Fort Lauderdale was invited to the FAB Board meeting in March to educate the board on the impact they have had over the years in philanthropy across the country and specifically in Fort Lauderdale. With a prominent history as one of the countries oldest banks, we learned that through the ARTS ALIVE program PNC Foundation awards grants to arts organizations in Broward and share in the same mission; to sustain the arts, enrich the community with diverse culture and foster education for younger generations. Their goal is to make the arts available to all regardless of income or social association. We look forward to growing this partnership with PNC Bank and welcome them to the FAB Family.

Thank you to our corporate partners for their continued support
board members
Ed Hashek, President
Louise Dill, Vice President
Jennifer O'Flannery-Anderson, Secretary
Cindy Eden, Treasurer
Gail Auguston-Koppen, Board Member
Mona Bentz, Board Member
Nancy Bryant, Board Member
Angel Burgos, Board Member
Mike Hartstein, Board Member
Christy Lambertus, Board Member
Eleanore Levy, Board Member
Elissa Mogilefsky, Board Member
Sandra Stella, Board Member
Craig Wilson, Board Member

Francie Bishop Good, Founding Chair
Elaine Blattner, Past President
Connie Folz, Past President
Erica Hartman-Horvitz, Past President
Carolyn Lee, Past President
Jayne Mills, Past President
Drazia Simon, Past President