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.

 

The Impossibility of Nostalgia

the.impossibilityofnostalgia_vpa-event-page-1.png

Jan. 8 - Feb. 29, 2024

Jan. 24, 2023 | Artist Reception and Artist Talk from 2 - 4 p.m. 

Ileana Tolibia is a Cuban born artist based in Miami, Florida. She is known for her evocative and richly textured oil paintings that delve into the intricacies and paradoxes of human emotions. Her works can be characterized by the skillful and unexpected layering of ambiguous mixed images, which are inspired and chosen from nature, dreams, memories, art history, poetry, mythological and folkloric stories, photographs found in books and magazines, and even from social media. Through painting she metaphorically explores how sensory perceptions shape our experiences of our environment, leading us to become aware of complex interconnections, correlations, and congruences. As rapid technological advancement is aggressively changing the ways in which we interact with and engage our surroundings, Tolibia’s vivid filled with swirling fluid brushstrokes, encourage viewers to engage in a reflective journey through memory and sentiment.

For the past three years I have been thinking a lot about my life – things or questions such as: What happened? Where am I now as a result? and What is there still from all of it for me now to create art? Remembering “the old” of my grandmother and seeing “the now” of my grandmother dying during the pandemic increased my awareness about the fragility of life. I felt connected to my work more than ever before. Maybe I am getting old. But these all brought me emotions of nostalgia. The feeling of an idealized past and the longing for things that no longer exist. Spending countless hours playing with my daughter while realizing the Time in which she is growing up, made me revisit my childhood and my smooth and bumpy long-lasting ride as an immigrant. - Ileana Tolibia

Ileana Tolibia graduated with honors in 2006 from New World School of the Arts, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and a minor in Art History. She later received a Master's in Studio Art from the University of Miami in 2022. Tolibia’s art has been featured in various exhibitions including the University of Miami Art Gallery, Zones Contemporary Art Center, MAC Art Galleries, Inside Out Project Ft Lauderdale, & Art Basel Miami Satellite Fair.

The South Gallery

Winter Faculty Exhibition

winter-faculty-exhibition-24.jpg

Jan. 25 - Feb. 21, 2024

Jan. 25, 2024 | Opening Reception: 4 - 7 p.m. 

This exhibition features recent works by a selection of Visual and Performing Arts faculty and recognized artists, including Nathalie Alfonso, Rod Appleton, Angelica Clyman, Jessica Dehen, Teresa Diehl, Shady Eshghi, Jonathan Hunt, Jan Johnson, Gardner Cole Miller, Nick Starr, and Niko Yulis. The eclectic exhibit incorporates various media and disciplines such as painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, digital art, video, printmaking, photography, textiles, and installation.

Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery

Celebrating American Music

 2-24-bso-celebrating-american-music-260x155-bc-calendar-thumbnail.jpg

Broward Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

The Broward Symphony celebrates Americana with a program that includes An American Symphony (from Mr. Holland’s Opus) by Michael Kamen, An American in Paris by George Gershwin, as well as tributes to Henry Mancini and Louis Armstrong. Featuring Adrian Camacho on trumpet.

Ticket Prices: Free

Bailey Hall

Stephanie Mercedes: I bite the brass between my teeth

 mercedes-bc-website.jpg 

Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 - Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2024

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

Artist Lecture: Thursday, 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

 theatreplaceholder_eventbrite.png

written by Arthur Miller

Mar. 21-31, 2024

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 8 p.m. 

Ticket Prices: Free

Performing and Cultural Arts Theatre (PCAT)

Bohemian Trio

 bohemian_trio_03_web.jpg

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.

Reserve Tickets

Bailey Hall

2024 Spring Dance Concert

 danceplaceholder_eventbrite.png

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

 indrajit-apai.webp

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.

Reserve Tickets

Bailey Hall

Reveal: 45th Annual Student Exhibition

artplaceholder_eventbrite.jpg

 

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

musicplaceholder_eventbrite.png

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

 musicplaceholder_eventbrite.png

Broward College Symphonic Band

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

Details coming soon...

Ticket Prices: Free

Bailey Hall

Spring Jazz Concert

 musicplaceholder_eventbrite.png

Broward College Jazz Combos and Big Band

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

Details coming soon...

Ticket Prices: Free

Bailey Hall

LOL

 theatreplaceholder_eventbrite.png

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 Community College will present “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@broward.edu.

Ticket Prices: Free

Performing and Cultural Arts Theatre (PCAT)

 

Masterworks

 musicplaceholder_eventbrite.png

Broward Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 7:30pm

Details coming soon...

Ticket Prices: Free

Bailey Hall

Spring Student Film Showcase

 musicplaceholder_eventbrite.png

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

Social Media

Dance

Film

Graphic Design

Music & Music Technology

Theatre

Visual Arts (Central)

Visual Arts (South)

Accreditation

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.

Contact Us

954-201-6843

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12-1 p.m. 
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Follow V&PA