POMPANO Beach, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — The City of Pompano Beach is delighted to announce that the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pompano Beach Cultural Center ( and Library will take place on Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, the venue will be open to the public to view the world premiere Cuban art exhibit, “Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art.”

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Guests will also enjoy live performances throughout the building. This celebration of music, dance and theatre has been conceived by the acclaimed director Michael McKeever and is entitled “Imagine: A Celebration of the Creative Mind.” This presentation is proudly sponsored by OHL Building and presented by Bateman, Gordon & Sands.

Thanks to the determination and foresight of City and County visionaries, Pompano Beach will join the ranks of other great municipalities who have a state-of-the-art facility which serves as a beacon for culture and learning. The two-story structure, which spans 47,000 square feet, will encompass the Cultural Center (which includes an art gallery, a digital media arts center and a flexible space for performances/special events) and the new Broward County Library, opening this summer.

“My hope is that the Center fills a niche that no one else can offer; providing educational opportunities with the media center; providing opportunities for new and upcoming artists to display their talents; offering a venue for weddings, private corporate events; and showcasing our all-around and well-rounded City as one of the finest in America,” said Mayor Lamar Fisher.

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Latin American Art Pavilion, the Center garnered an art world coup by securing the world premiere exhibit “Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art.” On loan from the Cuban government, this exhibit features the top 20 Cuban contemporary artists and is curated by the internationally renowned, Isabel María Perez Perez, who is the Chief Curator Editora Ejecutiva del sello ArteCuban. She is regarded as the leading authority on contemporary Cuban art and is celebrated as one of the top curators worldwide.

Her expertise has resulted in a multitude of projects spanning the globe; from curating internationally acclaimed exhibits to presenting symposiums on the contemporary art movement in Cuba.

Perez Perez will be in south Florida for several days offering symposiums and attending the rest of the opening festivities. The Center’s first fundraiser, The Preview Party, which is proudly sponsored by Sabbia Beach and presented by Pompano! Magazine, will take place on Friday, May 12, 2017. Havana Nights, which is proudly sponsored by JetBlue, will include a VIP reception for the renowned curator along with performances by two-time Grammy winner, Marlow Rosado.

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at 50 W. Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach. More information about upcoming programming is available at