Artwork "Dancing Oceans" Installed at Port Everglades' Terminal 26
  
Hand-glazed turquoise blue and green mosaic tiles arranged in gentle wavelike patterns suggest calm seas
  

Dancing Oceans, Artists Carlos Alves and JC Carroll

Dancing Oceans, Artists Carlos Alves and JC Carroll

Dancing Oceans, Artists Carlos Alves and J.C. Carroll

DATE: August 6, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Horne-Leshinsky,
Broward Cultural Division

PHONE: 954-357-7463
EMAIL: jleshinsky@broward.org

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. –Earlier this month, the artwork Dancing Oceans was installed at Port Everglades, Cruise Terminal 26, adding to an art project began earlier this year, by public artists Carlos Alves and partner JC Carroll, through Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program.

Dancing Oceans enhances the public art commission, which began with Waves, installed in March. Both parts of this public art project are integrated into a rennovation of Terminal 26, and designed to work together and assist with way-finding by providing visual cues to passengers, leading them toward the ship.

Waves -individually handcrafted ceramic wave sculptures mounted to a long overhead wall, leads passengers from the first floor waiting room toward Dancing Oceans, a mural which covers both levels of the elevator core walls on all four sides. Hand-glazed turquoise blue and green mosaic tiles arranged in gentle wavelike patterns suggest calm seas ahead and will delight cruise passengers. Schools of aluminum fish, mounted on short brackets, swim in front of the mosaic tiles, completing the folksy yet elegant mural, and inviting passengers to head upstairs for the rest of the embarkation process. 

Artists Carlos Alves and partner JC Carroll, well-known for their handmade ceramic mosaic tile installations, share their thoughts, "we created Dancing Oceans to represent the wonderful movement of the ocean. We want the viewer to look forward to their journey at sea and anticipate a wonderful time ahead.” 

Other commissions by the artists include the monumental Map of Florida Mosaic Floor Installation for the United States Department of the Interior at Everglades National Park, the Miami Dade Children’s Courthouse, the Map of the Region at the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluffs, AR and Concourse C at the International Airport in Milwaukee, WI. Alves is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Andy Warhol and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI.

About Port Everglades
Port Everglades is one of the three busiest cruise ports in the world with more than 3.7 million passengers annually and more homeported cruise ships than any cruise port worldwide.  Cruise lines sailing from the South Florida seaport including: Balearia’s Bahamas Express, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Silversea Cruises and Seabourn.  The Port's wide-ranging fleet of cruise ships provides guests with an array of cruise vacation choices from the sunny Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Port Everglades, where the best cruise ships launch and the greatest getaways begin.  Details on the latest cruise offerings are available on the Internet at porteverglades.net or by emailing
PortEverglades@broward.org

 

 
 
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