Saturday, May 5, 2012

Young Art Always

While Dade county is embroiled in heavy construction mayhem, many think the rebuilding of South Florida will never end.  Happily there is some very good news from West Broward out in what used to be mostly horse country.   

The new and deluxe Young At Art Museum and County Library opened with much fanfare.
Museum director Mindy Shrago should be very pleased with herself and the dedicated staff who together labored unrelenting to realize this magical place for children to enjoy for years to come... and adults to reawaken their inner child.

A charming and lightly puzzling sculpture by SoFla legend Duane Hanson adorns a vitrine bridging the museum and media center.

Like Alice in Swampland,  illumination frozen in time gushes from a pop teapot beaconing visitors to this other worldly menagerie of interactive environments and attractions. 

No she did not take the subway, our very own wonder woman Wasserman Schultz was on hand to offer her support and words of praise for a very worthy cause.  Encouraging an active participation in all things artistic and crafty does indeed infuse the community with the creative process vital to a healthy culture.

Classic and edgy were the points of interest on opening night.  Without reservation, the VIP event was a who's who of Broward movers n shakers eager to show their support for YAA and literacy.

The roster of permanent attractions is staggering.  From installations by a multitude of renowned artists such as the delightful puppet master Pablo Cano and the mind expanding Kenny Scharf to a thematic african adobe and gigantic Japan wave jungle gym and much much more.

 It takes all manner of effort to achieve the level of success evident at the new YAA facility.  In no small part thanks to the creative and professional team of RedBox Workshop from Chicago for orchestrating and realizing this jewel in the swamp.

Here is a glimpse of the Kenny Scharf Cosmic Cavern (# we lost count)



  1. You're a regular public service.

  2. Thanks for posting , really want to visit and maybe contribute to this place. Seeing Maja on the floor there in Duane's piece in your photo brought back memories

  3. Thanks for your post, I really want to visit this awesome place. all pics are too good