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.

Fall 2023 V&PA Events

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 Elastic Mind curated by Kohl King


April 20, 2023 - Sept. 28, 2023

The Elastic Mind is an art exhibition concepted and curated by Kohl King showcasing a variety of digital and video artworks by selected artists from around the globe which creatively addresses and/ or relates to the theme based on the psychological term of the same name.

The Elastic Mind refers to the ability to think non-linearly and be fluid to survive in times of rapid change and uncertainty. In other words, to “have the capacity to let go of comfortable ideas and become accustomed to ambiguity and contradiction, the capability to rise above conventional mindsets and reframe the questions we ask, the ability to abandon our ingrained assumptions and open ourselves to new paradigm, the propensity to rely on imagination as much as on logic and to generate and integrate a wide variety of ideas, and the willingness to experiment and be tolerant of failure.” (Mlodinow, 2018)

The South Gallery

諸行無常_this too, shall pass Mayuko Ono Gray


Aug. 21 - Sept. 20, 2023

Aug. 31, 2023 | Opening Reception from 4-7 p.m. 

Aug. 31, 2023 | Artist Lecture at 5 p.m. 

"諸行無常_this too, shall pass" features the work of Mayuko Ono Gray, an accomplished graphite artist based in Houston, Texas. Born in Gifu, Japan, she was trained in traditional Japanese calligraphy in her youth and later studied classical Western drawing before receiving her MFA in painting from the University of Houston. Ono Gray's powerfully large graphite drawings include people, animals, and still-life intertwined with hiragana and kanji characters that spell out Japanese proverbs associated with the images. This calligraphic writing is a continuous line that moves through the work as a metaphor for life and the passage of time. She also expresses this interest in the journey from birth to death by creating one self-portrait a year to document the changes in her own life.

Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery 


Fall Faculty Exhibition


Sept. 28 - Oct. 25, 2023

Sept. 28, 2023 | Opening Reception from 4-7 p.m.

This exhibition features recent works by a selection of Visual and Performing Arts faculty and recognized artists, including Maria Theresa Barbist, Roumen Boudev, Yves Gabriel, Jose Luis Garcia, Kohl King, Jim Lansing, Rick McCawley, Khaulah Nuruddin, Lisa Rockford, and Eduardo Rosas. 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

The Joy of Music Fall Concert


Broward College Symphonic Band

Oct. 15, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. 

Several Director favorites will highlight the October concert program along with some Star Wars medleys.

Bailey Hall

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


Oct. 19 - 29, 2023

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. 

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Performing and Cultural Arts Theatre (PCAT)



Broward Symphony Orchestra

Oct. 21, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. 

The BSO begins the season with Debussy's Danses Sacrée et Profane with BSO Harpist Noa Michaels. The program includes Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2 "Romanic and Gioachino Rossini's Overture to William Tell - dedicated to former BSO cellist Beverly Daw.

Bailey Hall

Broward County High School Art All-Stars Exhibition


Nov. 2 - 8, 2023

Nov. 2, 2023 | Opening Reception from 5-8 p.m. 

This juried exhibition showcases some of Broward county's most talented high school art students. The All Stars Exhibition is an opportunity for these emerging artists to show their work in a professional gallery, share their art with a wider audience, and win awards.

Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery

Bailey Hall Jazz Club


Feat. the Broward College Big Band & Jazz Combos

Nov. 5, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. 

Tickets: $25 (Link to tickets coming soon!)

  • Seats are limited to 100 attendees max. 

Bailey Hall



Laura Tanner

Nov. 16, 2023 - Jan. 17, 2024

Nov. 16, 2023 | Opening Reception from 4-7 p.m. 

Nov. 16, 2023 | Artist Lecture at 5 p.m. 

Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery 

Fall Dance Concert


Nov. 17 - 18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. 

Pre-show at 7:00 p.m. 

Join us for an exciting evening of dance as the Broward College Dance Ensemble proudly presents its Fall Dance Concert! You won't want to miss this special event featuring new works by Broward College faculty, students, alumni, and Bessie award-winning choreographer, Jennifer Nugent. Prepare to be entertained and inspired!

Bailey Hall 

Fall Jazz Concert


Feat. the Broward College Big Band & Jazz Combos

Nov. 29, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. 

Bailey Hall 

The Defining Factor: What Makes Us Human?


Dec. 1 - 3, 2023

Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. 

Sunday at 2 p.m. 

In a world filled with technology and debates around Artificial Intelligence, what sets us apart as the human race? How do we define humanity? Join us as we explore the human experience and what it means to be human.

While tickets to the event are free, donations will be accepted. For more information, contact

Performing and Cultural Arts Theatre (PCAT)

Holiday Cheers


Broward College Symphonic Band

Dec. 3, 2023 at 2 p.m. 

Bailey Hall

Fall Student Film Festival


Dec. 6, 2023 from 6-9 p.m. 

Bailey Hall

'Tis the Season Holiday Concert


Broward Symphony Orchestra & Choral Society

Dec. 10, 2023 at 4 p.m.

Music Directors Terence Kirchgessner and Dr. Brock Burbach share the stage as the BSO is joined by the Broward Choral Society for an afternoon of old and new holiday favorites.

Bailey Hall

The Impossibility of Nostalgia


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.

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