The Visual & Performing Arts Department (V&PA) has been an integral part of Broward College since the College’s inception in 1960. If you want to study Architecture, Dance, Film Production, Graphic DesignMusic, Music Technology, Theatre, or Visual Arts as a concentration — or just take a few classes for enrichment — then V&PA at Broward College is for you. We also produce a full season of performances and exhibitions in our world-class facilities. Explore our website or contact us directly to find out more about our class offerings and season calendar of events. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Spring 2024 V&PA Events

Spring 2024 Season Calendar  

Events are subject to change. Admission is free unless otherwise stated. No exchanges. Please visit our site prior to attending for the most up-to-date information.

 

Stephanie Mercedes: I bite the brass between my teeth

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Feb. 29, 2024 - Apr. 10, 2024

Opening Reception: Feb. 29, 4 - 7 p.m. 

Artist Lecture: Feb. 29, 5 p.m. 

"I bite the brass between my teeth" explores the precarious emotions of being queer in a society riddled by violence. Through kinetic sculptures, intimate photographs of the artist and her partner, sound, and melted bullets, Mercedes explores queer love through brass, one of the most sonically potent metals on this earth.

Stephanie Mercedes is a queer Latinx interdisciplinary artist who works between kinetic sculpture, photography, sound and performance. She is interested in creating rituals of mourning and primarily melts down weapons to create works of art. Mercedes has exhibited and performed at the Bronx Museum, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of the Americas and the Daura Museum. She has been funded by the Foundation for Contemporary Art, NALAC, Light Works and Open Society Foundation. Mercedes recently produced their first opera "Never In Our Image" with CulturalDC.

Ticket Prices: Free

Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery

The Crucible

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written by Arthur Miller

Mar. 21-31, 2024

Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. 

Originally written in response to McCarthyism, The Crucible explores themes of hysteria, fear of "the other", injustice, and the dangers of using leadership and power for personal gain. Over and over again history has proven to repeat itself. With this in mind, we explore Arthur Miller's text through a modern lens. What would witch hunts look like today? Join us March 21-30, 2024. Performances are free and open to the public.

While tickets to the event are free, donations will be accepted. For more information, contact theatre@safe-room.net.

Ticket Prices: Free

Performing and Cultural Arts Theatre (PCAT)

Borders & Gutters: The Personal in Sequential Art

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Mar. 22 - Sept 12, 2024

Opening Reception: Mar. 22, 6 - 9 p.m. 

Sequential art is frequently restricted to the spaces found in comic book stores and conventions since it is not typically seen as a valid art form. However, because this kind of art uses visual cues to convey a certain narrative, it requires highly developed design and sketching abilities, which are also used in more conventionally recognized and appreciated art forms. It also necessitates a thorough understanding of both cinematography and creative writing. Every sequential artist takes years of concentrated dedication and persistence to establish their unique voice and style.

As a part of the gallery's Curator's Co-Lab program, exhibiting artist and lecturer Eduardo Rosas has organized this group art exhibition, which showcases nine emerging South Florida artists who specialize in narrative illustration. The artwork in Borders and Gutters deviates from the popular trope of superheroes and villains. Instead, it will feature pieces that draw from the underground world of Sequential Art, where the actions of each of the nine artists' distinctively rendered characters explore actual human truths and personal experiences.

Viewers will gain insight into the comic book creation process, distinct stylistic approaches, and—above all—the creative possibilities of the medium and practice through this exhibition.

Additionally, some of the exhibiting artists will be doing four separate free on-campus story illustration workshops throughout the semester, which will coincide with the show. Details will be available in the Gallery's Instagram (@bcsouthcampusart).

Exhibiting Artists' Workshop Dates and Instagrams
March 25, 2024: Carina Irastorza - @toomanybloops
April 1, 2024: Adrian Alvarez - @doubleaillustrations
April 8, 2024: Isaiah Torok - @fell.dragon.islayah.t
April 15, 2024: Jonathan Rowson - @jonathan_rowson
April 29, 2024: Ed Rosas - @edillustration
Israel Lee - @israelleedesign
Mariana Gonzalez - @marii_creates
Ray Reynet - @rayreynet
Michael Aponte - @castofmarsstudios

The South Gallery

Bohemian Trio

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Rosemary Duffy Larson Classical Series

Sunday, Mar. 24, 2024, 2 p.m.

We are honored to host the Bohemian Trio, a group of New York-based artists blending different cultures and musical traditions into something wholly original with a unique combination of piano, cello and saxophone. Like our world and our society, music is constantly evolving, and Bohemian Trio is at the forefront of this progress.

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Bailey Hall

2024 Spring Dance Concert

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Friday, Apr. 12, 2024, - Saturday, Apr. 13, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Join us for an awe-inspiring evening of dance as the Broward College Dance Ensemble proudly presents its Spring Dance Concert!  You won't want to miss this special performance featuring new works by Broward College faculty, students, and guest choreographers, Erin St. John and Shaina Kaim.  Prepare to be immersed and entertained! 

Ticket Prices: Free

Bailey Hall

Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury

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Rosemary Duffy Larson Classical Series in collaboration with APAI

Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 2 p.m.

We are beyond excited to present an intimate evening of Indian classical music featuring Indro Roy on sitar. This is a collaboration between RDL Series and the Association of Performing Arts of India. Please join us on this magical journey.

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Bailey Hall

Reveal: 45th Annual Student Exhibition

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Thursday, Apr. 18, 2024 - Wednesday, May. 29, 2024

Opening Reception: Thursday, Apr. 18, 5 - 8 p.m. 

This juried exhibition showcases the works of some of Broward College's most talented art students. These emerging artists are offered a unique opportunity as they pursue careers in their field, allowing them to display their work in a professional gallery environment.

This year’s juror is Kandy G Lopez, Associate Professor and Program Director of Art and Design at Nova Southeastern University. She received her BFA in Painting and BS in Marketing and Management from the University of South Florida, and her MFA from Florida Atlantic University. Lopez's work has been shown in solo exhibitions at ACA Galleries, NSU Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale, Miramar Cultural Center, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Girls Club Warehouse, and Frank C Ortis Gallery. She has also exhibited at Kinfolk House, Armory Art Center, New Bedford Art Museum, and Studio 18. Lopez received the Broward County Cultural Division Artist Innovation Grant for 2022–2023 and the Project Row House Grant in 2022. She has also been awarded residencies at Nacan in the Dominican Republic, Ucross in Wyoming, Hambidge in Rabun County, Georgia, and Stay Home Gallery & Artist Residency in Paris, Tennessee.

Ticket Prices: Free

Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery

 

Spring Choir Concert

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Broward Choral Society

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Details coming soon...

Ticket Prices: Free

Bailey Hall

The Best of All Sousa Concert

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Broward College Symphonic Band

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 2 p.m.

Details coming soon...

Ticket Prices: Free

Bailey Hall

Negroni's Trio

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North Campus Concert Series

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 12 p.m. 

Please JOIN US to welcome three-time Latin GRAMMY®-nominated Negroni’s Trio.

Negroni’s Trio possesses enough musical experience to captivate listeners of any musical genre across all continents. Negroni’s Trio is comprised of a “father and son team”, José Negroni, on piano and keyboards, Nomar Negroni, on drums and percussions, and completing the trio are numerous virtuoso bassists on the recordings and live performances. The Negroni team have worked together since 2002 as Co-Founders and Co-Producers to form an ensemble of master musicians who create their own unique voice in traditionally known jazz classics, Latin jazz, and jazz fusion.

Negroni’s Trio is an intimate ensemble that performs on stages throughout the world including many U.S. and international jazz festivals as well as numerous key jazz venues throughout the United States, Japan, Spain, Italy, South America, the Caribbean, Latin America and including, of course, New York’s world-famous Blue Note Jazz Club. The music of Negroni’s Trio receives airplay in more than 600 radio stations worldwide that includes the U.S., Japan, Spain, Italy, Argentina, England, Greece, Uruguay, Indonesia, and Mexico.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC!

Library Auditorium (62/154)

1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066

 

Spring Jazz Concert

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Broward College Jazz Combos and Big Band

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 6 - 8 p.m. 

Details coming soon...

Ticket Prices: Free

Bailey Hall

LOL

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An Original One Act Comedy About Our Addicition to Technology and Social Media

Apr. 26-28, 2024

Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.

Sunday, 2 p.m.

The Department of Theatre at Broward College presents “LOL,” an original one-act play by Broward College faculty and students, in the Performing and Cultural Arts Theatre located at it’s South Campus in Pembroke Pines from April 26 – 28, 2024. Performances take place Friday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. LOL is a collection of original scenes and monologues about society’s obsession with “virtual” relationships, digital technology, and social media. Subject matter is mature and intended for persons aged 13 or older. For further information please email mreed1@safe-room.net.

Ticket Prices: Free

Performing and Cultural Arts Theatre (PCAT)

 

Masterworks

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Broward Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 7:30pm

Details coming soon...

Ticket Prices: Free

Bailey Hall

Spring Student Film Showcase

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Thursday, May 2, 2024, 6 - 9 p.m.

Discover the next generation of cinematic talent at the Broward College Student Film Showcase. This biannual event unveils a diverse array of films crafted by budding filmmakers enrolled in the Introduction to Filmmaking, Nonfiction Filmmaking, Fiction Filmmaking, and Capstone Production courses. Immerse yourself in a captivating display of storytelling, creativity, and technical prowess as these aspiring directors showcase their unique perspectives and narratives on the big screen. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the future of film at Broward College.

Ticket Prices: Free

Bailey Hall

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Broward College is accredited by:

  • The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) as a full member institution to offer studies in music and music technology.
  • The National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) as a full member institution to offer studies in art, film production and graphic design.
  •  The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) as an associate member institution to offer studies in theatre/dramatic arts.

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