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Coming Soon to The Frank

On the Samara's Wing: In-Person Exhibition

The City of Pembroke Pines and the Frank Art Gallery are pleased to present 'On the Samara's Wing: Ethnobotanical Negotiations of Cultural Space. On the Samara's Wing will be on display from October 21, 2021 – January 23, 2022.

The City of Pembroke Pines and Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery present On the Samara's Wing, an exhibition that focuses on artists who explore immigration, diaspora, transnational identity, race and belonging through dramatic allegories of landscape, botany, textiles and organic materials. Exhibiting artists include John Alleyne, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Rhea Leonard, T. Eliott Mansa, Lisyanet Rodriguez and Onajídé Shabaka.

In the Third Space Gallery at The Frank, Green Space Initiative grantee recipient Alma Leiva will exhibit her photography series Celdas. The Frank Aisles will host a solo exhibition by photographer Love Soulèy.

The Opening Reception for On the Samara's Wing will take place on Thursday, October 21st 2021 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Free to the public. Complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please check www.ppines.com/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information on mask-wearing policies.

In celebration of 'On the Samara's Wing,' The Frank is hosting free art workshops and lectures. Please visit The Frank's virtual classroom here to access additional free art education content!


This program is presented by The City of Pembroke Pines and The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding for this organization is provided in part by Broward County Cultural Division, Culture Builds Florida, Hello Sunny-Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and Visitors Bureau and National Endowment for the Arts.
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