By Rhonda Oswald
One of Tamarac businesses brought the community together with an art piece residents had a hand in creating.
Heritage Art Galleries, located on 3811 NW 49th street, Tamarac, has been around for over three decades, creating fine art and custom framing in South Florida.
Heritage Art Galleries co-owner Linda T. Jerrell created the “Better Together“ fingerprint project at-the “Biz Art in the Park” art festival as a way of bringing the community together in solidarity. This event was held last November at the Hampton Pines Park in North Lauderdale.
To involve the attendees in the project, she set up a canvas and asked them to put their fingerprints on the canvas to create a piece of art and show a symbol of togetherness within the community.
The art piece was custom framed and presented to North Lauderdale Mayor Ana Ziade during the Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce virtual meeting last month.
Mayor Ziade was so touched by Linda’s kind gesture she personally came to the gallery to pick up the artwork and took pictures with Linda and her husband, Ian.
“Standing together as a community means so much to me, especially during this time,” said Linda.
The couple was honored to hear that the project will be hung in city hall.
Linda hopes the project will be remembered as a symbol of unity.
The Heritage Galleries also hosted an event called “Art in Unusual Places,” featuring top artists in South Florida. This art exhibit was held last November at the Bailey Memorial funeral home.
Linda wanted to bring art awareness to the community and show how art can help someone’s mood and give emotional healing; however, it was canceled this year due to the pandemic, but she hopes to continue this event next year.
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