There’s an Afterglow at The Frank Art Gallery

The Frank art gallery in Pembroke Pines presents Afterglow,” an exhibition focusing on defining the self through fleeting experiences from November 15 through January 26.

The opening reception for Afterglow begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 and is free and open to the public.

Curated by The Frank’s Chief Curator Joshua Carden, Afterglow features artwork from some of South Florida’s most talented artists:

Reginald O’Neal (L.E.O.),, born and raised in Miami, took up drawing as a child and has been painting murals around the world since 2012;

 Kandy G. Lopez,, who through her work, attempts to explore the strength, power, confidence and swag of individuals who live and work in urban, often economically disadvantaged, environments; and

Michael Williams,, who combines contemporary realism with minimalist sensibility, using an overwhelming sense of light to deconstruct figural landscapes.

“We are really excited to work with these incredible artists. They each bring a unique take on the exhibition’s theme of defining the self,” said Carden. “The artwork is thoughtful and introspective, yet relatable.”

As part of the exhibition, The Frank also will feature, for a limited time, the artists from Schott Communities, a South Florida non-profit organization founded to address the needs of persons who are deaf, physically, or intellectually challenged. Their artwork will be showcased in The Frank’s Third Space through December 15.

Then, from January 5 to January 26, The Frank’s Third Space will come alive with research and artwork by adult volunteers from The Fellowship Foundation, a non-profit recovery community organization serving South Florida. Sponsored by Art Affects, LLC, the research in this exhibition presents art therapy as an effective tool for individuals in their physical and emotional journeys toward healing after trauma. A special reception for this space will be free and open to the public on Thursday, January 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.

“At The Frank, we are about creating an inclusive space to foster connections and promote innovation and that is especially true in our Third Space,” said Carden. “Our visitors will be wholly inspired by the artwork from Schott Communities and The Fellowship Foundation.”

As part of Afterglow, The Frank also will offer free workshops, lectures and events. For more information, visit

The Frank is located in the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines at 601 City Center Way. Admission to The Frank is free. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about The Frank, call 954.392.2120, email or visit Follow The Frank on Facebook and Instagram at The Frank Pembroke Pines.


About The Frank

The Frank is a two-story art gallery named after Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis for his decades-long commitment to the cultural arts. The Frank art gallery, located in the Charles F. Dodge City Center, showcases multi-disciplinary inclusive exhibitions to foster connections, initiate cultural change and promote innovation. The gallery’s exhibition and learning space serves as a site of convergence for artists, performers, thought leaders and community members to create partnerships for social engagement, leveraging the power of the arts to create a sense of place.

The Frank is located at 601 City Center Way Pembroke Pines, FL 33025. Stay connected and follow The Frank on Facebook and Instagram at The Frank Pembroke Pines. For more information, call 954.392.2120 or email:

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission charges are subject to change during special events. Times and dates for special events will be announced.

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.